Romantic Suspense

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Sleepwalker

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Too often it seems when a book is labeled “romantic suspense” the story is either light on one or the other. If the romance is developed fully, frequently the suspense is lacking. Or, the romance suffers as a consequence of the suspense plot. Sleepwalker fell into the latter category for me. M ...

C
Run From Fear

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The first two books in this series were top reads for me. I devoured them rapidly. They reignited my love of romantic suspense. They reminded me how exciting and sexy this genre can be. While I had really looked forward to the hero in this book getting his own story, I will admit that I wondered if ...

C
Dead by Nightfall

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Honestly, if I hadn’t had to read Dead by Nightfall for review, I’d have read the last two chapters, maybe an Amazon review or two, and called it a day. (And for someone who will put her hands over her ears and sings la-la-la when spoilers encroach, that’s huge.) But no way in hell would I h ...

D
Heart of a Killer

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I once picked up a Lora Leigh romantic suspense novel. Sure, I had heard they were Bad with a capital B. And it was. But I have to say that this novel by Jaci Burton makes that Lora Leigh one look like a shining example of literary genius. The premise was wacky, the characters unbelievably dumb, an ...

B
Risking Trust

If you're like me, you keep and re-read those books that make your feelings soar with happiness or else make you cry. But there is something to be said for those books that take the middle road, with no exuberant highs or despondent lows, simply telling a good story with solid writing. Risking Trust ...

C+
Silver Sparks

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I'm in the middle of the first snow-less December I have had in years and loving every minute of it. While I am normally a fan of the downy white flakes, the ice that accompanies them and clings to every hard surface - stairs, paths and roads - is not my friend. I don't mind reading about it, thoug ...

B+
True Shot

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True Shot is a novel with so much going on that it was hard to categorize when I submitted my review. I said at first that it was a Contemporary, Paranormal, Romantic Suspense. Its very contemporary without tossing around a lot of pop culture references, the heroine has significant paranormal talent ...

B
Blood and Fire

It’s safe to say I don’t want to live in Shannon McKenna’s fictional world. The bad guys are Machiavellian and ubiquitous, and way too much gruesomely horrifying stuff happens to reasonably good people. But, man, she’s fun to read. I had plans — big plans including a trip to Costco and Tra ...

C+
With No Remorse

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One of the best traits of recent romantic suspense is the settings. In which other subgenre do you get romances set in places like Peru and Sierra Leone? With Cindy Gerard’s latest installment of her Black Ops, Inc. series set in both, I was very keen on reading With No Remorse. While I truly enjo ...

B
The Viper's Kiss

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On the list of really crappy things to have happen, looking enough like an infamous assassin that you get hauled out of your job in handcuffs has got to rank right up there. That's exactly the nightmare that unfolds for librarian Maggie Kincaid at the opening of The Viper's Kiss, and the action jus ...