Books by JoAnn Ross

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Snowfall on Lighthouse Lane

Ex-marine, ex-alcoholic, sniper and former undercover California cop Aiden Mannion, whose homeland security job at the Port Authority has resulted in a gunshot wound to his leg and the death of his partner, is the walking wounded in multiple ways.  Off on a holiday season fishing trip/convalescence ...

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Herons Landing

It’s a cause for celebration when a favorite author gifts us with a new series. Welcome to Herons Landing, the first of JoAnn Ross’s new Honeymoon Harbor series. Honeymoon Harbor is a town in the Pacific Northwest - rest assured, it’s full of stories to be told. Brianna Mannion grew up in H ...

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Castaway Cove

Castaway Cove was the first book I’ve read by JoAnn Ross, and although it was a nice enough read, I don’t know how soon I’ll get around to a second. The story was fine, the characters were sweet, but there wasn’t anything exceptional about it. I could just as easily have spent my day reading ...

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On Lavender Lane

Public humiliation must be very difficult to deal with, but celebrity chef Madeline Durand handles it with aplomb when a video of her celebrity chef husband and a married heiress having sex goes viral while Maddie is giving a cooking demonstration in Omaha. That’s not to say Maddie isn’t devasta ...

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The Homecoming

The Homecoming is my type of romantic suspense. While there is a mystery, it never dominates the story; the focus is almost completely on the hero and heroine and their relationship. I enjoyed this one from beginning to end. Kara Conway and Sax Douchett knew each other growing up in Shelter Bay. ...

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Breakpoint

Breakpoint is the fourth book in the High Risk series. This book stands alone, though there are several references to the event that brought the characters of the series together. The story started out interestingly enough, but sagged a lot in the middle and fell apart at the end. ...

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Shattered

Shattered is another in JoAnn Ross’s High Risk series featuring members of the Navy SEALS and Special Forces. It features great characters and a hero and heroine with some of the best chemistry since Brad and Angelina, but the story has some pacing problems. Shane Garrett r ...

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Crossfire

Crossfire is part of JoAnn Ross’s High Risk series, but all the books in the series stand alone. Fans of romantic suspense featuring former military men will certainly enjoy this book – I know I did. When a high ranking Army officer is shot in the driveway of his lover’s hom ...

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Freefall

Freefall is the first book in JoAnn Ross’s High Risk series, which features former military men as its heroes. I enjoy suspense and this book, while not exceptional, was enjoyable enough that I plan to follow the series. Swann Island is home to Swansea, a South Carolina plantation house whi ...

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No Safe Place

No Safe Place has several good things going for it. First and foremost, the hero and heroine are smart and sexy and share a great relationship. Next, the post-Katrina setting in New Orleans is very atmospheric - I could almost feel the humidity. However, the plot which began well, ended up as mu ...