Romantic Suspense

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 ...

B-
In the Waning Light

After hearing Dabney rave about Loreth Anne White, I knew I'd have to give her books a try. Intelligent romantic suspense is something that will make me happy anytime I can find it. With In the Waning Light, White explores the darker side of small-town life, resulting in a often unsettling book. We ...

C+
Before the Storm

It’s really hard to give a less-than-stellar grade to an author you love. Not only are you wrestling with your own disappointment in the story but you feel sort of like a rat betraying a friend when you make that disappointment public. The nice thing about doing so with this book is that I do get ...

A-
A Necessary Sin

I have a weakness for books dealing with revenge. A Necessary Sin received quite a bit of positive buzz, and so, due in large part to its revenge-driven plot, I decided to give it a try. It's a choice I don't regret. Stella Lawrence is only seven years old when her life is turned upside-down. Her ...

C
Perfect Touch

I’m a longtime fan of Elizabeth Lowell’s romantic suspense titles. The Donovan and St. Kilda series are among my favorites, combining suspense and romance with memorable characters. Unfortunately Perfect Touch did not work for me. Art dealer Sara Medina is known for conne ...

B-
At Wolf Ranch

Romantic suspense is hit or miss with me - I’ll be the first to admit I tend to judge it pretty harshly. Mystery-focused? Well, where’s the romance? Where’s the relationship? And if it's romance-focused? There’s not enough suspense or plot to keep things moving. I’m sometimes hard to pleas ...

B-
Minutes to Kill

Minutes to Kill is the second book in Melinda Leigh’s Scarlet Falls series. In this thriller, attorney Hannah Barrett comes between a hooker and her pimp when she is leaving a work related party at a ritzy Vegas club. Hannah, daughter to a former U.S. Army Ranger colonel, knows how to handle herse ...

C+
Running Blind

This latest book by Cindy Gerard is the third in her One-Eyed Jacks series. I love romantic suspense and they seem to be thin on the ground so I always jump when a new one comes out. But the main reason I love romantic suspense is for the romance portion of the book, and this book was a little too ...