Romantic Suspense

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Elusive Relations

Detectives Quaid Valor and Aslan Doyle return in this second book in Nicky James’ latest series of romantic suspense novels, this time teaming up to investigate a homicide that hits very close to home for Quaid. Elusive Relations is every bit as compelling a read as Temporary Partner, with a cleve ...

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Grace Under Fire

It feels so unnatural to say I found the latest Julie Garwood novel to be just meh… three-stars on a scale of five, just okay … because Julie Garwood is the author who solidified my love of the whole romance genre. But the latest installment of her Buchanan-Renard series, Grace Under Fire, just ...

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The Kite

N.R. Walker’s The Kite is a fast-paced action flick in book form in which the world’s two deadliest assassins find themselves forced to work together when they discover they’ve been marked for death themselves. I admit, I was expecting the romance in this one to be a tough sell – these are t ...

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Hot Pursuit

The first two books in the Hot Cannoils series (Hot Seat and Hot Wings) were co-authored by Eli Easton and Tara Lain, but circumstances have led to the authors writing the next two books individually, so Eli Easton is flying solo for this third book in the series. Hot Pursuit is a fast-paced and ent ...

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Dead Against Her

Retribution is one of my favorite concepts. It’s strange, really, because I also believe in unlimited second chances. But retribution, when warranted, offers such a satisfying plotline. And in Melinda Leigh’s fifth Bree Taggert book, Dead Against Her, the retribution is bone chilling. The fir ...

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By the Book

In G.B. Gordon’s By the Book,  a young accountant becomes a target when he stumbles across a money laundering operation, and ends up in the protective custody of a gorgeous FBI agent.  Although I suspect some of the procedural elements are off, that’s not unusual for the genre;  many movies a ...

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Dead Draw

Layla Reyne begins a new romantic suspense series with Dead Draw, in which two FBI agents who turn out to be working the same case from different angles enter into a marriage of convenience so that they can continue to work it under the radar after an operation goes badly wrong. MoC is one of my fav ...

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Nightwork

AAR has reviewed over ninety-two books by Nora Roberts and given most of them high grades. Nightwork is my first time reviewing her in about ten years and I was surprised by how comfortable and familiar her work still feels.  Harry Booth started stealing when he was a child. His aunt Mags taught ...

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The Last Mile

I know that Kat Martin is a veteran author of dozens of romantic suspense novels, but I haven’t read any of them, so I decided I’d jump in with The Last Mile, a story that promised to combine the excitement and danger of a hunt for lost treasure with a romance between an Indiana Jones-type seeke ...

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Unstable

I love Alexandra Ivy’s Pike, Wisconsin series for its old-school suspense, and this standalone third installment is a nail-biter. Unstable is a second-chance romance at heart, and reunites Rachel Fisher and her ex-husband, Zac Evans, whose marriage imploded  eight years earlier. But if there’s ...