Romantic Suspense

B
Edge of Light

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If you like your romantic suspense dark and gritty, Edge of Light is worth checking out. When I'm thinking of romantic getaways, a dungeon in Cambodia doesn't exactly top my list, so the setting of this book should be the reader's first clue that we're not getting a warm, cozy romp. However, the a ...

C-
Shades of Desire

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It’s rare to see a hero or heroine with disabilities. I can count on one hand the books I’ve heard of - much less books I’ve read - that have a major character in a wheelchair, or with brain damage, or, as is the heroine in Shades of Desire, blind. It’s a challenging plot and characterizatio ...

B+
No One Left to Tell

Walking the dog. An act so routine most people don't even think much about it as they put on their shoes and snap on the leash. But sometimes waiting on the other side of that door is a big surprise. That's the case for the heroine of this novel as she takes her pooch for a stroll and her life chang ...

B+
Twisted

It's always satisfying to watch an author getting better and better with every book, and with Twisted, Laura Griffin is in top form. This is the third time I've reviewed a book by this author, and each time, she keeps honing her craft. This time around, her latest entry in the Tracers series feature ...

B-
Quinn

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I had my doubts about this first in entry in a trilogy about the Conway brothers of Wyoming. The author took so much time setting up the family that I began to wonder if there was going to be a romance. But slowly, ever so slowly, I came to like the Conway brothers, as well as their father and grand ...

C+
Through the Night

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Romance novels have a tendency to confuse sexual chemistry with love. Through the Night barely manages to avoid this, but still goes overboard with the attraction between the two protagonists. It is a bit ridiculous at times, but still a decent book overall, even if somewhat unremarkable. ...

N/A
Sleepwalker

Narrated by Kate Rudd Karen Robards has written some of my favorite books and I count her as a favorite author. Sadly, those juicy books that stir my blood were written a long time ago. Sleepwalker is romantic suspense that is lackluster in the romance department and short on suspense. It has ...

B+
Before She Dies

Our little town has a street carnival that comes once a year. It's very typical of carnivals in general, but it does have one unique feature - every year it is accompanied by a bevy of hot air balloons. Watching those beautiful ships fly across our skies and land in a field very near our home is one ...

C-
The Professor

Sometimes I’m in complete sync with the RITA nominations while other times I’m left scratching my head. This 2008 Golden Heart Award finalist for Novel with Strong Romantic Elements left me puzzled. The “romantic elements” and the heroine are the weakest and most flawed parts of this book. ...

B
The Witness

I didn't much care for the movie Country Strong starring Gwyneth Paltrow. But there is a song in that film that describes this book exactly, Timing is Everything by Garrett Hedlund. Here are the lyrics I am thinking of: You know I’ve had close calls When it could have been me I was young when ...