Romantic Suspense

B+
He Will Be My Ruin

I've been a fan of K.A. Tucker's writing for the past couple of years. I greatly admire her ability to explore the true depths of the human heart, looking at both the positive and the negative emotions that draw two people together. When I heard about He Will Be My Ruin, Ms. Tucker's first attempt a ...

B
The Widow

Crimes can be complex things, full of multiple characters from the villain to the victim, the police and their suspects to the reporters who prey upon them all. This novel does a powerful job of capturing how a single afternoon can affect forever the lives of many people. Her name was Bella. Char ...

C
Alone in the Dark

This will probably be my swan song as a reviewer of Karen Rose novels. While I find her characters addictive, sex scenes scintillating and intricate mysteries fascinating, the over-complicated plots and sheer un-believability of the story lines often leave me frustrated. This novel was no exception. ...

B+
Known

Ms. Elliot’s Buried was a 2014 Daphne du Maurier Award Winner. In that novel we were introduced to Chris Jacobs, a young man who held the key to an old secret. A creepy, scary thriller, that book was enough to induce nightmares. This latest might not be quite as frightening but it does an excellen ...

B+
Consumed by Fire

I put off reading Consumed By Fire. It’s difficult to say why; the plotline appealed to me, and I’ve certainly enjoyed Ms. Stuart’s writing enough in the past. I suppose I, like so many other people I’ve talked to lately, just fell into a bit of a reading slump. Luckily, this book proved it ...

C
Once and Always

I’m a big fan of Elizabeth Hoyt’s historical romances, so when I heard she was releasing another contemporary romance I was pretty excited. I try to be optimistic in general life, so I refused to consider that one of my favorite authors could do anything less than excel at her venture into a dif ...

C+
The Perfect Stranger

Even though I read fairly widely across romance, historical romance and romantic suspense remain my first loves. And I’ve been dying to read some rom susp for a while now. With The Perfect Stranger, I at least got the suspense end of that equation. In this 2014 release, Wendy Corsi Staub explores ...

B+
Seduction Game

Pamela Clare was on my autobuy list for a few years and then suddenly there was nothing to buy. I did a little research and found out she was undergoing treatment for breast cancer, and I and the romance community was devastated for her. But she is obviously a survivor as well as a wonderful author ...

B-
Secret Sisters

The last line of Stephen King’s Stand by Me is "I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve. Jesus, does anyone?" That’s an important question for the heroines of this novel. Marked by a violent and tragic event in their tweens they are pulled apart when their families ...

C+
I'll Never Let You Go

My first experience with Mary Burton was the excellent Senseless. I absolutely loved that book and based on that bought and devoured her entire backlist and placed her on my auto-buy list. However, her last few novels have seen me losing the love a bit. Her books are still good; the recent volumes ...