Romantic Suspense

B-
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 ...

B-
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 ...

B-
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 ...

D
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 ...

B+
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 ...

C+
Prince of Killers

Prince of Killers is the first in a new trilogy of romantic suspense novels from Layla Reyne. Set in and around San Francisco, and focuses on a family that made its name and fortune from organised crime but which, owing to a tragic incident a few years earlier, is changing direction and turning its ...

D-
Steel Resolve

Old Skool is still alive and well in Steel Resolve, a western romance where Fatal Attraction meets MacLeod’s Daughters to negligible results.  This is a narrative with some women problems.  And PoV problems.  And plotting problems… Cowboy carpenter-for-hire Chase Steele has one problem, na ...

B
Cliff's Edge

Oscar nominated actress Meg Tilly is no stranger when it comes to the literary arts – Cliff’s Edge is her eighth book, and the second in her Pacific Northwest-set Solace Island series.  So far she’s made a good home for herself in the romantic suspense genre, writing tense thrillers with a so ...

B+
The Dark Bones

When I picked up Loreth Anne White’s The Dark Bones for review, I wasn’t aware that it was linked to one of her earlier books, A Dark Lure, in which a young woman who was abducted and repeatedly assaulted is making a new life for herself in rural Canada only to have to face the prospect that her ...

B+
Orientation

Orientation is the first book in a new series of mysteries by Gregory Ashe, and in it, he introduces us to North McKinney and Kingsley Shaw Wilder Aldrich, who own and run a detective agency in St. Louis.  They’ve been friends – best friends – since college even though they couldn’t be more ...