Books by Karen Robards

B+
The Ultimatum

I've enjoyed many of Karen Robards' books in the past, but I must also admit to finding a few of them way too over the top for my taste. So I was eager to read and review The Ultimatum, if only to see whether I'd love it or dismiss it. Fortunately, this opening novel in her new Guardian series comes ...

B-
Her Last Whisper

Her Last Whisper is the third book in Karen Robards' popular Dr. Charlotte Stone series. Readers are told to expect a blend of romance, suspense, and the paranormal. What they aren't told is just how laughable a combination this can create. I would not recommend listening to t ...

N/A
Sleepwalker

Narrated by Kate Rudd Karen Robards has written some of my favorite books and I count her as a favorite author. Sadly, those juicy books that stir my blood were written a long time ago. Sleepwalker is romantic suspense that is lackluster in the romance department and short on suspense. It has ...

B-
Sleepwalker

Too often it seems when a book is labeled “romantic suspense” the story is either light on one or the other. If the romance is developed fully, frequently the suspense is lacking. Or, the romance suffers as a consequence of the suspense plot. Sleepwalker fell into the latter category for me. ...

C+
Shameless

I’m a sucker for heroes that are tortured by their own sins—men many people would consider beyond redemption, but find peace in their hearts through the love of a heroine. Shameless by Karen Robards has this plot line, but unfortunately it’s not done as well as I've seen in some places. ...

D
Bait

I listened to the unabridged version of Bait over a nice long drive to Burgess Falls in Tennessee. The drive was long, but this book was longer and even after a 300+ mile trip, it still took a couple of short trips to listen to it all. This is the most descriptive book I have ever "read," and I am n ...

B
Tiger's Eye

I've yet to be disappointed by Karen Robards, whether it be her modern-day romantic suspense or historical high-romance, because she creates engaging and lively books featuring fascinating heroes and heroines. Tiger's Eye, an historical romance set in England at some time in the 1800s, kept me rivet ...

C+
Heartbreaker

Heartbreaker tells the story of Jess Feldman, part owner with his older brother Owen, of Adventure, Inc., an outdoor adventure company situated in the wilds of Utah. 35-year-old divorcee Lynn Nelson decides to accompany her teenage daughter Rory with a group of her school friends in Utah for a campi ...

B-
Maggy's Child

Maggy Forrest's husband Lyle is a rich but ultra-nasty publishing tycoon. For most of their marriage, he has controlled her through threats to turn their son against her, monitors her movements and possessions, and is frequently physically and mentally cruel to her. They have an 11-year-old son Davi ...

B-
Beachcomber

Beachcomber is the most genuinely suspenseful romantic suspense novel that I've read in quite a while. A smart and genuine heroine balances a not-as-likable hero - add a downright creepy villain and you have a good read. That said, after finishing Robards' latest, I've officially overdosed on romant ...