Romantic Suspense

D+
Fast Track

It’s been a while since I last picked up a new Julie Garwood novel. I consider quite a few of her books DIKs and she’s long been one of my favorite authors, so I suppose it’s odd that I’ve been avoiding her work recently. After reading Fast Track, though, I’m reminded of why I kept away. H ...

C-
Hell for Leather

The concept of good guy tough biker dudes totally had me excited so I waded into this book hoping for a fun action-adventure romance. What I got instead was a big, fat disappointment. The Black Knights Inc is a covert, privately run government defense company. The Knights assist Uncle ...

B
Mr. Write

Romantic suspense is my favorite subgenre and it has been frustrating for me that it is so sparse on the shelves lately. Fortunately, several excellent authors have been bold enough to go out and publish through alternative options. Ms. O’Neill is one such writer and Mr. Write is the first book in ...

B-
Backwoods

Do you like action adventure romance? If so, you really should be reading Jill Sorenson if you aren't already. She writes fantastic, hot action romance and does it very well. I loved Aftershock, and while Backwoods isn't the best of her books, it's still a cut above. Though technically part of th ...

B+
High Seduction

The Adrenaline Search and Rescue series is aptly named. Not only does the romance sizzle, but the action sequences provide plenty of heart pounding suspense. I thoroughly enjoyed this adventure through the Canadian Rockies. Erin Tate is a helicopter pilot for Lifeline, an elite search and rescue ...

B-
Hard As You Can

It’s so refreshing to read a romantic suspense novel in which the suspense and romance are balanced well without either seemingly tacked on as an afterthought. Though at times a bit far-fetched, Hard As You Can delivers plenty of action coupled with actual relationship development. ...

B-
Hard as It Gets

The first of the Hard Ink series finds the adult daughter of a Special Forces colonel who led his men into an ambush pairing up with the men who survived the set-up in order to find her abducted brother in this repetitious thriller. Baltimore nurse Becca Merritt is alarmed when her b ...

B
Far Gone

I have been a Laura Griffin fan for a number of years. I know when I pick up one of her books, I will have great heroines and heroes, a good mystery and a satisfying ending. Far Gone does not disappoint. However, this book is Griffin’s first novel out as a hard copy and the price is a little steep ...

C
The Collector

Nora Roberts has quite a knack for making her characters sound like real people. I almost always enjoy her books, because the dialogues in them are so realistic—I can easily imagine some of my friends acting and speaking exactly as her characters do. No matter how unusual a plot might be, if the s ...

C+
Close Pursuit

Have you ever read a book that works in one category but not another? That was my primary issue with Close Pursuit. Cindy Dees' latest suspense novel requires a certain suspension of disbelief, but works quite well as a thriller. Well enough that I often pictured it as an action movie as I read. How ...