Romantic Suspense

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Colton 911: Agent By Her Side

The Colton 911: Grand Rapids series is part of a wider universe featuring members of the Colton family (who are all military, law enforcement or in some other related profession) who live and work across the US.  It’s a multi-author series, in which all the books are supposed to be able to stand ...

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The Same Place

The Same Place is book two in Gregory Ashe’s The Lamb and the Lion series about a Utah-based wildlife vet and a con man – an odd couple if ever there was one – who, in The Same Breath, teamed up to solve a murder.  Like its predecessor, this book is a perfectly balanced combination of myster ...

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Fatal Deception

April Hunt has written a handful of romantic suspense novels, but I haven’t yet read anything of hers, which is what prompted me to pick up Fatal Deception, book three in her series about the Steele siblings, all of whom are ex-military and who now own and run a private security firm. Before I go ...

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They Told Me I Was Everything

I foolishly start every Ashe novel thinking he can’t possibly top his last book.  I finish each one and then decide it’s my new favorite.  They Told Me I Was Everything is another winner, and the slow burn romance between the principal characters is challenging and frustrating, and wonderful a ...

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Blind Trust

Blind Trust, book six in the Men of Steele series of romantic suspense novels, is another fast-paced, well-plotted and steamy tale from author Gwen Hernandez.   I've consistently enjoyed the books of hers I've read so far, although I have to say that the romantic conflict in this one was a bit dra ...

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Hostile Pursuit

This action-packed romantic suspense novel definitely fits the “danger” prompt. The hero and heroine are in serious danger almost from the first page, and the action does not let up until the very end. Juno Rushdan has a great sense of pacing, and even if parts of it were hard for me to handle, ...

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Zero to the Bone

Jane Seville’s Zero to the Bone (2009) combines a complex and intriguing plot that wouldn’t be out of place in an action movie with an intense, angsty romance between a hitman and his would-be victim.  It’s a gripping read for around the first three-quarters of the book but after that it star ...

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Lethal Temptation

Kaylea Cross is a popular and prolific author of romantic suspense novels, and I’ve read (and listened to) a few of her books with varying degrees of success – some have worked for me and some haven’t; and unfortunately, her latest release, Lethal Temptation (book two in her Montana-set Rifle ...

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The Same Breath

In honour of one of the principal characters in this book, I'm going to start this review with some statistics.  Gregory Ashe’s The Same Breath is the fifth of his books reviewed in 2020 to get a DIK review (he’s received nine since February 2019).  It’s also the eighth book he’s published ...

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See Her Die

Book two in Melinda Leigh’s new series of mystery/suspense novels featuring Bree Taggert, See Her Die, opens just three weeks after the events of Cross Her Heart.  A former Philadelphia detective, Bree’s life underwent a major upheaval when she returned home to the small upstate New York town o ...