Romantic Suspense

B-
Dead Draw

Layla Reyne begins a new romantic suspense series with Dead Draw, in which two FBI agents who turn out to be working the same case from different angles enter into a marriage of convenience so that they can continue to work it under the radar after an operation goes badly wrong. MoC is one of my fav ...

C
Nightwork

AAR has reviewed over ninety-two books by Nora Roberts and given most of them high grades. Nightwork is my first time reviewing her in about ten years and I was surprised by how comfortable and familiar her work still feels.  Harry Booth started stealing when he was a child. His aunt Mags taught ...

C
The Last Mile

I know that Kat Martin is a veteran author of dozens of romantic suspense novels, but I haven’t read any of them, so I decided I’d jump in with The Last Mile, a story that promised to combine the excitement and danger of a hunt for lost treasure with a romance between an Indiana Jones-type seeke ...

A-
Unstable

I love Alexandra Ivy’s Pike, Wisconsin series for its old-school suspense, and this standalone third installment is a nail-biter. Unstable is a second-chance romance at heart, and reunites Rachel Fisher and her ex-husband, Zac Evans, whose marriage imploded  eight years earlier. But if there’s ...

A-
Temporary Partner

Temporary Partner, the first book in a new series of romantic mysteries from Nicky James, features two rival detectives who team up to solve a missing persons case.  It’s a thoroughly entertaining read and I raced through it in a couple of sittings; it’s fast-paced, tightly-plotted and the sexu ...

B
Shattered Haven

I’m an aficionado of creepy house stories, so that was the very first thing I thought of when I saw “Location Location Location” as a prompt. I tried a couple of gothics that didn’t quite do it for me, and then as I combed through my books, I saw Shattered Haven. The mention of a house cont ...

B+
Tough Justice

Tee O’Fallon kicks off a new K-9 Special Ops series with Tough Justice, about a DEA Agent and ER doctor who must work together to solve a series of overdoses despite their dislike of one another. The mutual animosity Agent Adam Decker and Dr. Tori Sampson share isn’t because they had a bad on ...

B+
The Rockton series

there are mild spoilers for the first six books in this review In 2016, I read our review of City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong, thought, that looks interesting and promptly forgot about it. Three years later, when we reviewed Watcher in the Woods I downloaded the book but didn't get to it. Final ...

A
You Can Run

Rebecca Zanetti kicks off the new year with something more worrisome than the pandemic: serial killers. So now when the wintry wind is whipping snow around in the twilight, I’ll have to look over my shoulder for the boogeyman. Thanks, Z. You Can Run is the first book in her new Laurel Snow series, ...

B
Crash Site

The second in Rachel Grant’s Fiona Carver series, Crash Site is the sequel to 2021’s Dangerous Ground, and it picks up around nine months after the events of the first book.  Although the mystery/suspense plot here is self-contained, the central relationship between the two leads was left unres ...