Romantic Suspense

B-
Wake to Darkness

It’s rare that I angst over the grade I am going to give a book. Normally I know by the time I am done what the letter will be, and the variation between a plus or minus can (and often does) work itself out as I write the review. But this book had me stumped enough to keep me from putting fingers ...

B
No Escape

The enigma of nature versus nurture has been around for hundreds of years. While there is no doubt that how we are raised has a profound impact on who we turn out to be, there is certainly ample proof that genetics play into the equation as well. The question of just which of the two ultimately dete ...

B-
Unbreakable

Stephanie Tyler’s second installment of her Section 8 series was an interesting read, but I believe that my enjoyment did suffer from not having read the first book in the series. Readers who enjoy Ms. Tyler’s books and have read Surrender, the first book in this series, might have a higher opin ...

C-
The Elephant Girl

I enjoy good romantic suspense of all flavors. Thrilling, action-packed books that keep me on the edge of my chair turning pages enjoy pride of place in my library, as do gothics which build their tension inch by chilling inch. What doesn't work for me is total boredom. The Elephant Girl promised an ...

A
Deadline

Narrated by Stephen Lang I’m a big Sandra Brown fan who eagerly anticipates each of her new releases while relistening to my Brown favorites to keep my bouts of Brown fever at bay. Not only can I rely on another entertaining romantic suspense each year, but I rest in the knowledge that her new ...

B
Striking Distance

Pamela Clare is one of my auto-buy authors and she did not disappoint with her latest romantic suspense offering. While I personally prefer the lush descriptive writing that seems to flow through her historical romance novels, I have come to love the characters that surround the I-Team as well. I ...

C-
High Passion

I don’t like oysters. No matter how well prepared a dish, if it contains oysters, I will not enjoy it. Vivian Arend’s High Passion contains an element that I dislike so completely, it tainted my opinion of the entire book. I admit it’s a personal thing that won’t apply to everyone – a lot ...

C+
Search the Dark

All the comforts of home. That saying serves to remind us that home is a place where many of us feel most at ease, most ourselves. But for some, home can have a far different meaning. Home can mean the place where you were abused, looked down upon, taken advantage of. For the hero of this story his ...

B
The Paris Assignment

If you like a good romantic thriller, The Paris Assignment is certainly worth trying. The plot is a fairly classic one, but the author does a good job of putting her own spin on a much-used trope, resulting in a solid read. Abigail McBane is no delicate flower, but even this strong exe ...

D
The Loner

With one-dimensional characters straight from central casting, cartoonish dialog, and a predictable plot, The Loner was an FTF for me. What’s an FTF, you ask? Cousin to the DNF – Did Not Finish – as a reviewer I was sadly Forced To Finish this unfortunate book. Dakota Carson ...