Romantic Suspense

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Save Your Breath

Save Your Breath is the sixth and final book in Melinda Leigh’s series of suspense novels featuring defence attorney Morgan Dane, who – together with her three young daughters - moved back to her home town of Scarlet Falls following the death of her husband on active service.  Over the course o ...

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Strike Fast

Strike Fast isone of the books in the DEA FAST series by Kaylea Cross.  I’ve read (and listened to) a couple of her other books and have enjoyed her tightly plotted stories, strong, independent heroines and heroes who respect them and their abilities.  Strike Fast, the story of a widowed Blackha ...

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State of Lies

In a genre inundated with unreliable and unlikable narrators, it was refreshing to read State of Lies and find myself immediately rooting for the heroine. Set in Washington D.C. and revolving around the highest levels of the American government, this novel serves as a timely reminder of just how pre ...

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Triangulation

Gregory Ashe has become one of my favourite authors over the last year or so, and I’ve been longing to dive into Triangulation, the second book in his Borealis Investigations series ever since I turned the last page on the first book, Orientation, earlier this year.  I’m addicted to the blend o ...

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Under Currents

Since I first discovered her work in the summer of 1997, I've looked forward to Nora Roberts' standalone romantic suspense titles every year. Not all of them end up on my keeper shelf, but each of them has brought me an overall feeling of warmth and comfort, sort of like being wrapped in a fuzzy bla ...

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Bishop's Knight

Bishop’s Knight is the first book in the new Endgame Trilogy of romantic suspense novels from Katie Reus which features the Bishop siblings – Ellis, Evan and Evie.  It’s a fast-paced, well-put together story full of secrets, lies and betrayals featuring a sexy second-chance romance and an eng ...

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Last Summer

Last Summer is a competently written, juicy page turner with a big problem – its mystery is non-mysterious. Ella Skye is a gorgeous, Barbara Walters-style lifestyle journalist who jet-sets with the rich and famous.  When she meets Damien Russell, they fall quickly in love, marry and it seems l ...

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Her Deadly Secrets

Her Deadly Secrets is the second in Laura Griffin’s Wolfe Security series which débuted last year with Desperate Girls.  Unlike the author’s long-running Tracers series, in which the stories revolve around the workings of a high-tech crime lab, and thus have a strong focus on forensics, the Wo ...

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Beyond the Limit

*sigh*. This is the second romance novel I’ve read in the past month that mentions ‘hot monkey sex.’ NO. The expression conjures a decidedly unsexy visual.  As per Rom Rule #14 in my personal reviewer’s handbook, a romance that describes high-intensity sexual intercourse as ‘hot monkey se ...

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Footsteps in the Dark

I had high hopes for this anthology when I saw two of the names attached to it (Dal Maclean and Josh Lanyon), and Footsteps in the Dark more than met my expectations, although in the end, all but one of my favorite stories were penned by new-to-me authors (yay!).  None of the eight stories are part ...