Romantic Suspense

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Inevitable Disclosure

Note: This is an ongoing series featuring the same couple; it’s advisable to read the previous instalments before this one, and there are likely to be spoilers in this review. Nicky James’ fabulous series of romantic suspense novels featuring detectives Quaid Valor and Aslan Doyle continues w ...

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Verity

from The New York Times in October 2022: Colleen Hoover has sold more books this year than Dr. Seuss. She’s sold more books than James Patterson and John Grisham — combined. To say she’s currently the best-selling novelist in the United States, to even compare her to other successful aut ...

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Cold Deceit

Toni Anderson is back with another nail-biting tale of romantic suspense that’s as smart as it is sexy. Cold Deceit is the second book in the Cold Justice: Most Wanted series and takes place in the Arizona side of the Sonoran Desert. It’s an exciting tangent to her exhilarating long-running Cold ...

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You Can Hide

You know it’s a great reading year when it’s bookended by two dynamic books in the same thrilling series. In this case, I’m talking about Rebecca Zanetti’s Laurel Snow series, and while I loved You Can Run, You Can Hide is even more exciting. Brilliant, calculative, badass Laurel Snow is ...

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Into the Storm

Rachel Grant returns to the top of her game with Into the Storm, the first book in her new Evidence: Under Fire series. This military procedural hits the ground running from the first chapter and doesn’t let up until the very end. There’s little time to draw a breath, and while it’s also a rom ...

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Subway Slayings

Clever, insightful, romantic and utterly compelling, Madison Square Murders, the first book in C.S. Poe’s Momento Mori series, was one of my favourite books of 2021. I’ve been on tenterhooks awaiting the release of the sequel, desperately hoping that lightning would strike in the same place twic ...

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Petty Crimes

Way back in February (it feels like a very LONG time ago!) in our blog post about our Best Belated Reads of 2021, one of my choices was Eden Winters’ nine-book Diversion series, which coupled an extremely well-crafted opposites-attract romance with some superbly-well conceived and written mystery/ ...

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Canyon Crime Scene

Canyon Crime Scene is a 2022 release, so it’s only been sitting on the TBR stack for about five-six months, but if you follow my Twitter feed, you know how quickly my Harlequin habit stacks up.  This one had some plot twists that tremendously didn’t work for me, so that dimmed my enjoyment of ...

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Safe Passage

I’m a big fan of Loreth Anne White’s romantic suspense titles (although she now seems to have moved to writing just “suspense” without the romance part) – and this is one of her early Harlequin titles. Safe Passage, originally published in 2004, boasts a gripping, fast-moving plot that h ...

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Unstable Connections

Wow – that was intense! This latest instalment in Nicky James’ Valor and Doyle series had me on the edge of my seat from start to finish; Unstable Connections is another compelling read that once again weaves together an absolutely gripping mystery plot with the continuing development of the rel ...