Romantic Suspense

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A Chip and a Chair

Cordelia Kingsbridge’s Seven of Spades series earned a place on my Best of 2018 list, and the penultimate book, One-Eyed Royals, was actually my pick for best book of the year.  I’ve shouted from the rooftops about this series for the last six months and to say I’ve been eager to get my hands ...

D+
Defending Morgan

Susan Stoker is a popular and prolific author of romantic suspense novels and has written several long-running series in the genre.  I recently listened to an audiobook of one of her titles, and wasn’t wowed by it; I’d failed to realise it was the last book (of nine) in a series, but I wasn’t ...

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Watcher in the Woods

Watcher in the Woods is the fourth installment in Kelley Armstrong's highly original Rockton series featuring police detective Casey Duncan and her boyfriend Sheriff Eric Dalton. The book could technically be read as a standalone, but I wouldn't really recommend starting here since the previous entr ...

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Paternity Case

Paternity Case is the third in Gregory Ashe’s series of novels featuring two detectives based in the small Missouri town of Wahredua, Emery Hazard and John-Henry Somerset.  These are gritty, complex stories that are practically impossible to put down once started; the mysteries are twisty and rea ...

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Noble Hops

Although I haven’t given as high grades to the books in Layla Reyne’s Trouble Brewing series as I did to some of those in her earlier Agents Irish and Whiskey one, for the most part, I’ve enjoyed the novels in spite of their weaknesses.  This is primarily because I like the two principals – ...

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Say You're Sorry

Karen Rose has been on my list of auto-buy authors for the past several years. I don't even look at the synopses of her upcoming releases before pre-ordering them. I trust her that much, and Say You're Sorry, the first book in an all-new series, is yet another example of why I firmly believe no one ...

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Navy SEAL to the Rescue

Navy SEAL to the Rescue is the first book in a new series from Harlequin ‘regular’ Tawny Weber, marking her move from the now defunct Blaze line to Harlequin Romantic Suspense.  It’s a fairly predictable story that makes use of classic character-types and tropes, and yet I enjoyed it (for the ...

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What Doesn't Kill Her

What Doesn't Kill Her is the second full-length novel in Christina Dodd's Cape Charade series which features Kellen Adams, a young woman who suffers from a year-long gap in her memory. It's a novel that doesn't stand at all well on its own since it's necessary to have read Dead Girl Running in order ...

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A Grave Peril

A Grave Peril is the third book in Wendy Roberts’  Bodies of Evidence series featuring Julie Hall, a young woman with the unusual ability to locate dead bodies using a set of dowsing rods.  I’ve been meaning to dip into this series ever since I read Lynn’s review of the first book, A Grave C ...

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Smoke and Ashes

Smoke and Ashes is not The Perfect Book, but it's an entertaining one and a somewhat unusual mystery. Instead of being a murder mystery, this novel focuses on a serial arsonist. The book opens with a creepy firestarting sequence before pulling the action back several days to show what led to thi ...