Romantic Suspense

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Catalyst

I’ve become a huge fan of Rachel Grant’s particular blend of complex, steamy and intricately plotted romantic suspense novels over the past year or so, and have been eagerly awaiting the release of Catalyst, the second book in her Flashpoint series.  Like the previous book, Tinderbox, Catalyst ...

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Dream Man (#51 on our Top 100 Romances List)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on April 16, 1998 So, I'm reading Dream Man, and my husband idly says to me, "Say, how's your book?" With cool deliberation, I lift a brow and raise my glassy and dilated gaze, and say in a voice both low and menacing, "Go away. Take the kids to your ...

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Tequila Sunrise

Tequila Sunrise is the final book in Layla Reyne’s fabulous Agents Irish and Whiskey series, and takes place a few months after the events of Barrel Proof.  It’s also a neat bridge between this series and her next romantic suspense project which is going to feature Nic Price and Cam Byrne, who ...

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Vanishing Point

Vanishing Point is the fourth installment in Lisa Harris's Nikki Boyd Files series, and, while the story stands reasonably well on its own, readers are likely to get the most out of it if the series is read in order. The chronology might be a bit difficult to figure out, as this story begins several ...

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The Lullaby Girl

I have been eagerly awaiting the next release in Loreth Anne White’s new Angie Pallorino series ever since I finished the first book, The Drowned Girls.  Not only did that book contain an extremely compelling and densely plotted mystery surrounding a serial killer nicknamed ‘The Baptist’ and ...

B
Touch of Red

I read my first Tracers book by Laura Griffin late last year – book eleven in the series, At Close Range – and thoroughly enjoyed the tightly plotted, edge-of-the-seat story and the steamy romance woven through it, so I eagerly jumped into Touch of Red, the twelfth book.  Once again, a member o ...

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Northern Lights

Originally released in 2004, Northern Lights details the adventures of an almost-but-not-quite washed up Baltimore cop turned rural Alaska police chief. His new post involves keeping order in the tiny town of Lunacy, with only 2 deputies to help him. It's a far cry from the streets of Baltimore, but ...

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Cry No More (#70 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on January 7, 2003 Cry No More is particularly apt title, since I cried my way throughout this read. Here's your warning: anyone sensitive to child abductions may want to avoid this book. Linda Howard pulls off an amazing story that touched me so deeply ...

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Open Season (#75 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on July 11, 2001 Don't start Open Season looking for another Mr. Perfect. While there are some similarities, Open Season is its own book and enjoyable on its own merits. Daisy Minor wakes up on her thirty-fourth birthday to realize that she needs help ...

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Such a Pretty Girl

I picked up Such a Pretty Girl in hopes of losing myself in that perfect blend of romance and mystery I've been fortunate enough to find in many of the romantic suspense novels I've read recently. For the most part, I got what I was looking for, but this latest novel by Tess Diamond isn't without it ...