Romantic Suspense

F
Angel Face

Sometimes, there’s just one nagging thing that ruins a book for me. That’s not the case with Suzanne Forster’s latest romantic suspense novel, Angel Face. In this book, everything is bad. There is nothing, not one thing that I can recommend about it. Noted heart surgeon ...

B+
Familiar Stranger

The mini-series A Year of Loving Dangerously saved the best for last. Sharon Sala's book Familiar Stranger gives us the story of Jonah, the secretive head of SPEAR. It fills in the background relationship between him and Simon, the terrorist who has spent the past year trying to kill Jonah and bring ...

D+
The Widow

I love Anne Stuart's books. There are some that I can read over and over again with the greatest pleasure. To Love A Dark Lord, Cinderman, One More Valentine, and Crazy Like A Fox are some of her titles that I have especially enjoyed. Her last book, Shadows At Sunset was a darn good mystery, and whe ...

B
Moving Target

As a long-time fan of Elizabeth Lowell, I've been looking forward to her latest novel Moving Target, which merges her medieval Disputed Lands trilogy with her more recent contemporary suspense work. Somehow she manages to include guest appearances by three Donovans and tie in her Blackthorn family ...

C-
Wait Until Dark

Anthology
Wait Until Dark is being marketed as a "sizzling, stay-up-all-night " anthology: "When the sun goes down, the mood is right - for heart pounding romantic suspense!" Eh, I don't think so. Nothing sizzled (except the pancakes in the fourth story's Easy Bake Family Reunion). This book didn't keep me up ...

F
The Secret

Secret, I've got a secret! If you've ever heard this phrase then you know the annoyance factor it engenders, which makes it a perfect title for the latest by Kat Martin. This suspense novel, and I use the term loosely, is annoying on so many different levels that it's difficult to narrow it down to ...

D+
Storm Warning

Dinah McCall also writes under the name Sharon Sala. I’ve enjoyed many of her books under both names, so I was looking forward to this one. The set up for the plot of this book was intriguing, but I could never warm up to the relationship between the hero and heroine, and certain plot elements see ...

D
A Dangerous Love

The good news first. A Dangerous Love is a fast-paced contemporary romantic suspense with an entertaining, light tone. The frantic chase in the beginning really grabbed my attention, and I was sure I was in for a good read. The heroine started out interesting, the dialogue was often witty or funny, ...

D
Shaker Run

As a romance, this book fails totally. The hero is absent from most scenes and his relationship with the heroine is almost an afterthought. The publishers have labeled Shaker Run a Romantic Suspense, but the suspense was in wondering when I might accidentally run across some romance. It's not tha ...

C-
Dying To Have Her

Dying To Have Her has lots of elements that I thought would make it a sure fire winner, including a glitzy show-biz setting, many characters, a mystery with some good twists and turns thrown in, and the hero and heroine had lots of past baggage between them. If only I could have believed that they l ...