Books by Jasmine Cresswell

C-
Suspect

Suspect is the second in a trilogy that explores the effects of a man’s bigamy on both his families. It’s very much a part of a larger story and doesn’t stand alone very well. As a mystery, it was rather mediocre and as a romance, it was tepid as could be. Ron Raven was a rich and succes ...

C+
Missing

Have you read many books about bigamy? I have never encountered one and Missing immediately pulled me into its plot about two families coming to terms with one man’s enormous lie. So wide-spread are the effects of this lie, in fact, that three books will be required to tell the whole story. A m ...

D+
Dead Ringer

Dead Ringer is a slow and tedious read that is far from this author's best work. She has a great deal of talent, but here good writing is wasted on poor pacing and heavy exposition. Cresswell spends so much time explaining her complicated plot that she doesn't have any room left for other element ...

C+
The Third Wife

I picked up The Third Wife for two reasons. First of all, it's set in Denver, which is where I live, and I haven't seen many contemporary novels set in Denver. And secondly (I admit it) I was intrigued by the salacious polygamy angle. I ended up being satisfied by the portrayal of both Denver and po ...

B-
The Conspiracy

The love story in Jasmine Cresswell's The Conspiracy unfolds during a scary terrorist situation. The complex plot is grounded in current events, which lends the book an air of gritty realism. Verity Marlowe is the State Department's expert on Kashmir, a region of northern India that has long ...

B-
The Refuge

Balance in romantic suspense is a tricky thing. I've sometimes wondered where the suspense was, and sometimes I've looked for chemistry and sexual tension, only to find it in very small doses. Although The Refuge fits the latter rather than the former, it was still an engrossing book with a b ...

C-
The Inheritance

This book started out with an interesting premise, but due to a serious lack of sizzle between the hero and heroine, and a few plot problems, it went downhill about halfway through. Isabella Joubert is the daughter of a wealthy businessman who also happens to be the head of an ...

C-
The Disappearance

The Disappearance is an ambitious novel. It combines international intrigue with a suspenseful kidnaping plot and a romance. The multiple viewpoints are handled well, which is crucial for a novel of this type. So it's too bad that the heroine's emotions are so illogical and that most of the secondar ...