Romantic Suspense

B
Silent Scream

When I pick up a book by Karen Rose, I know I'm in for one heck of a thrill ride. The plotting is almost always right on target, she writes good characters, and, while her villains may tend toward the supersmart serial killers, they don't cross the line into campy eeeeevil. With Silent Scream, she d ...

C-
The Wild Irish Sea

The Wild Irish Sea is a bit of a conundrum. The story is very boring, which is strange, because it has all the elements to be vastly interesting: Beautiful Ireland, a little bit of magic, an Irish hero with a tragic past, and even strangely helpful wild animals. But the utter lack of driving force b ...

B
Sea of Suspicion

Deeply atmospheric and filled with twists and turns, Sea of Suspicion kept me flying eagerly through the pages. Just when I thought I'd figured things out, the author would switch them up on me. That quality, plus the steamy chemistry between the lead characters, drew me further and further into the ...

C
A Kiss To Kill

A Kiss To Kill is supposed to be about scientist Dr Gina Cappozi and special ops officer Gregg Van Halen. Gina was held hostage for three months and forced to create a biochemical weapon for Middle Eastern terrorists. Gregg is the man who was supposed to protect her, but also became her lover and is ...

B
Thrill Me to Death

The Bullet Catcher series by Roxanne St. Claire is the only bodyguard series I read consistently, and that is because her heroes and heroines are equally delicious. That is, the men are strong and sexy and macho, but still in possession of both a brain and some discretion, while the women are tough ...

B-
Dark Deceptions

Dark Deceptions is the first entry in a new series by Dee Davis featuring an elite group of secret operatives. I found the romance to be weak, but enjoyed the suspense plot enough to give it a qualified recommendation. Over nine years ago, Annie Gallagher and Nash Brennon were love ...

C
Hold on Tight

Hold on Tight is book 3 in the Hard to Hold trilogy. If you’re like me, and haven’t read the first two, you might be a little confused. It does get better, but the emotional disconnect from the characters and the lack of focus on the romance ultimately makes this book an average read. ...

C+
Dead by Midnight

Contemporary heroines have been growing in sexual freedom, but still tend to be fairly traditional and face certain prejudices. This is why I was surprised when it was revealed that not only did our heroine pose for Playboy, she had a role in an iconic porn movie. The fallout from this and her st ...

B
On Shadow Beach

"Do you want to know a secret?" has to be one of the scariest questions in the world. There is something dangerous about secrets, something frightening, and that fact can lend a lot of interest to a novel if handled correctly. On Shadow Beach is all about secrets. Those that can ...

C+
Her Last Chance

Indifferent is not a word I would have expected to associate with Michele Albert. But here it unfortunately applies, and you can blame that damned disease known as series-itis. The series in question is about the operatives of Avalon, a shadowy organization whose so-called merce ...