Romantic Suspense

B+
Edge of Sight

Some storylines in romantic suspense novels are believable, are placed in a realistic universe. Others are, well, not. Edge of Sight falls somewhere in between these two. Regardless of whether or not the conspiracy around the suspense is likely, it’s plausible within the universe the author create ...

B+
Senseless

I had some reservations about this book, largely because of the fact that the heroine is an ex-convict recently released from prison for killing someone. To my pleasant surprise, Senseless took this and made it work. Of course, Eva Rayburn isn’t actually a cold-blooded murderer. Ten years ago, sh ...

B
Lie with Me

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I generally prefer romantic suspense heavy on the romance and light on the suspense. That’s definitely not the case here. However, I found the characters complex and intriguing and the plot interesting enough that I kept turning the pages, waiting to see what would happen. Camero ...

B-
Two Lethal Lies

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Do you believe in fate or choice? Can catastrophe really be avoided if we just turn left instead of right and avoid that drunk driver? Walk slowly rather than fast on the ice and miss out from sliding across the parking lot? Or is it inevitable - will we miss one car accident to have another? Wi ...

C+
Deadly Little Secrets

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It’s hard to explain why you didn’t enjoy a particular experience, especially when all the elements for enjoyment are present. This is my position with Deadly Little Secrets, a romantic suspense novel centered on a techie CIA Agent banished to cold cases after a failed operation and the techie s ...

B-
Worth the Trip

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Worth the Trip has a lot of elements that make it a solid romantic suspense story. The novel opens with Norah McArthur, a psychologist, being interviewed by the quite obnoxious host of Chicago in the Morning, Hollie Roget. Hollie is rather rude and implies that Norah is not qualified to write a book ...

B+
Trash Course

I love both romances that are heavy on action and books with heroines that kick ass. So when I heard about Trash Course and saw that it added action and kicking ass to a house packed to the brim with old stuff and a sexy photographer, I was hooked and pressed the “Buy” button. I wasn't sorry, as ...

B-
Desperate Choices

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This book reminded me of some of the better Silhouette Shadows category novels I read in college. While some had the vampires and werewolves associated with paranormals today, many more featured everyday people whose lives were touched by something otherworldly. Don't get me wrong - I love my crit ...

B
Unforgiveable

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Unforgivable has a plot that will look familiar to readers of romantic suspense: a cop hero, an unknown villain after the heroine, corrupt politicians. But Laura Griffin makes it feel fresh and realistic -- sometimes a rarity in the genre. Mia Voss is a DNA expert, working in a w ...

C-
Don't Cry

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I miss the TV show Cold Case. Something about the idea of bringing someone to justice who thought they got away with their crime is deeply satisfying. The solving of a cold case, to me, brings equality to the scales of justice and a sense of "rightness" back to the world. J.D. Cass ...