Romantic Suspense

C
Bare It All

Bare It All was a difficult book to grade because despite its many flaws, I also had a hard time putting it down. In the end, though, when I look back at the reading experience, I remember more of the book's problems and less of why I turned the pages so quickly. The book picks up ...

B-
'Til Death

I very much liked the heroine from Don’t Cry for Me, the second book in the Rebel Ridge series so it was a given that I was going to read the third book, the story about Meg Walker, the sister of the two previous heroes. Her story is entertaining, although my willingness to suspend disbelief was t ...

C
The Seventh Victim

The Seventh Victim is labeled a Romantic Suspense novel, but the love story happens so little so late, I would hesitate to apply the word romance at all. Unfortunately, the suspense aspect didn’t work well enough to compensate for this, and when I finally closed the book, I was left feeling as if ...

A-
Breaking Point

Narrated by Kaleo Griffith When Breaking Point was released in print, I waited excitedly for my copy to arrive in the mail and read it as soon as I opened the package. I liked it very much but didn’t love it quite as much as I was hoping to. Perhaps it was just what happens sometimes when a boo ...

F
Free Fall

Time and again I set Free Fall aside, hating that my duty as a reviewer required me to keep reading. Finally, I treated it like removing a band-aid – I read it as quickly as possible so I could just get it over with. It is quite possibly the worst book I’ve ever finished. Stel ...

C+
Whiskey Beach

With a back list as long as the Mississippi, Nora Roberts is a well-known entity in the world of romance. Whiskey Beach is her latest installment in the field of romantic suspense, a genre in which she has excelled in the past. This book contains all the things we have come to expect from a Roberts ...

B
Relentless

Relentless is the third book in a series about a private investigation company whose operatives all have a little something extra. Hush and Afterglow are the first two books in this romantic suspense series that has a slight touch of the paranormal. I have not read either of them, but this book stan ...

B-
High Risk

High Risk is the first in a new series by Vivian Arend about Lifeline, a high-risk search and rescue group in the Canadian Rockies. While the characters spend way more time exercising than I care to read about, the book was compelling enough to make it a quick read. Becki James has always been an ...

B-
Finding Jordie

I've long enjoyed romantic suspense, and I have to say that Finding Jordie is one of the more unusual books that I've read lately. The execution gets a little rough in places and there's a pretty severe case of Kitchen Sink Syndrome kicking in by the end, but the worldbuilding captured my imaginatio ...

B-
Caramel and Magnolias

I chose Caramel and Magnolias for review simply because I liked the title, usually a no-no because we're expected to finish review books if we can. If you accidentally choose a stinker you're stuck with it. This time I lucked out and found a quite nice book by a mostly new author that I probably wou ...