Romantic Suspense

D+
Darker Than Desire

I’ve reviewed 380 books for AAR over the last five years. 28 of those reviews are C-, only 19 books have a lower grade than that. Which means that I tend to like what I read – or at the very least find it acceptably average. This book was a meandering mess that was painful to read and I will now ...

B+
The Unsung Hero

Suzanne Brockmann has been recommended to me by print and audiobook enthusiasts alike. It seems that almost every romance reader I know is a fan of at least one of her books. So, when I learned that The Unsung Hero, book 1 in Ms. Brockmann's wildly popular Troubleshooters series, had been re-release ...

C+
Closer Than You Think

While I was reading this book the word that kept coming to mind was “too”. The book was too long. The killer too evil. The body count too high. The good characters too perfect. The romance took place too fast. Beneath all the excess was a story that is riveting but you have to shovel through a l ...

B-
Trust No One

In Trust No One Ms. Krentz once more leaves the Arcane Society behind and delves into the realm of romantic suspense. Combining past and present, small towns and big cities, she delivers an interesting if not intense tale of romance and suspense. When her boss is unexpectedly AWOL, Gr ...

D+
Private Affair

Sometimes when I review a book, I can grade it easily because it's consistently a B or an A or an F or whatever throughout. Not so with Private Affair. This romantic suspense novel starts off strong, but pretty much implodes toward the end, leaving readers with a story that starts off well and ends ...

B+
Beyond Limits

It’s been years since I’ve read a military romance mixed with romantic suspense that kept me glued to the edge of my seat. This novel, with its SEAL hero, FBI heroine and non-stop action did exactly that. We first met Navy SEAL Derek Vaughn and FBI Agent Elizabeth (Liz) LeBlanc ...

B
Fallen

I have a love-hate relationship with the “Buy now with 1-Click” button on Amazon. On the one hand, how convenient! Also, how wonderful to be able to pick up books like this one with just one click! On the other hand, how very detrimental to my pocket book that nasty little orange box can be. ...

C
One Night More

Do books where the hero and heroine jump to conclusions in a single bound and continue to stew in their misconceptions page after page after page inexplicably thrill you? If so, you might like One Night More. Otherwise, you will probably want to fill your romantic suspense needs elsewhere. This nove ...

B-
Never Surrender

I enjoy going to dark places in my books. I like seeing my hero and heroine battle their way out of tough situations. However, the dark side to this book was so dark and violent I found myself questioning whether or not true love really would win the day. In Breaking Point, book 5 ...

B
Deadly Chemistry

Why did I pick up this book? Because it’s the first in a new series - Sex, Lies and Science Geeks. I mean, come on, how can I pass that up? I’m not usually one for romantic suspense, but add in a good geek girl (or guy) and I’ll give it a shot! I’m pretty glad I did, too. It’s not the most ...