Books by Lisa Jackson

B+
Paranoid

It can be hard to find an author who writes the perfect blend of danger, suspense, and romance, but Lisa Jackson has managed to do just that with her latest release Paranoid. I haven’t read many of her books, but after reading this one I’m ready to hunt down some of her backlist. Rachel Gasto ...

B+
Liar, Liar

Whenever I think of a Lisa Jackson book, a sizzling romance combined with spine-tingling suspense comes to mind, so that's what I was expecting when I picked up her latest release, Liar, Liar. Unfortunately, while it definitely delivers on the suspense front, there is little to no romance, and it to ...

B-
Afraid to Die

One of the advantages to long running mystery series is that you have the opportunity to watch the characters develop. The disadvantage, especially for small town cops, is that the growing body count makes you wonder why the citizenry doesn't just make a break for it and get out of the murderous com ...

C-
Without Mercy

Julia Delaney’s younger sister is being sent off to a camp for wayward teens. It’s either that or juvenile hall, but Shaylee is used to getting her own way and in this instance, Jules agrees that neither seems like the best option. The Blue Rock Academy has recently made the news for a missing s ...

B-
Sorceress

If you can set details aside for long enough, Sorceress may be a book you might enjoy. While I had a few issues (some serious) with the story Jackson tells here, I found it to be an engaging book that I didn’t want to put down. Bryanna is the middle daughter of the Baron of Penbrooke, and sin ...

C
Shiver

With a title like Shiver, I expected to find a chilling, suspenseful read. The problem with having expectations is that it too often sets me up for disappointment. While I settled in for a creepy read, what I found was a serviceable thriller that offered too few actual thrills. When she was fifte ...

C
Temptress

Lisa Jackson's Temptress is a medieval romance where the main focus is on the suspense plot, while the love story almost seems like an afterthought. I'm not a reader who minds when a romance novel is actually more suspense than romance, so that wouldn't necessarily be a problem. But while it is a re ...

C-
Impostress

Reading Impostress was like taking a lukewarm bath: not particularly enjoyable, but not exactly painful, either. And like a lukewarm bath, it was hard to get too excited about it, or even really remember much about it afterward. This book is one of the most generic romances I've ever read, despite b ...

F
Wild and Wicked

So, you want to be a romance writer? Here are a couple of questions to see if you have what it takes. 1) You are a young, beautiful lady of noble birth. You are in charge. You are broke. Your people are starving and very sick. You must marry, but you refuse all suitors because: a) ...

C+
If She Only Knew

This is a difficult book to review, primarily because most of the problems occur in the last quarter of the book, and thus are difficult to explain without revealing too much. In If She Only Knew Ms. Jackson takes what could be a fairly trite plot and turns it into a very interesting puzzle. The pro ...