Romantic Suspense

B-
No Chance

No Chance is a solid read. It isn’t groundbreaking stuff, but it’s interesting, and I was happy when the main couple reunited. If that’s not a sign that the book works, then I don’t know what is. Eight years ago, Skylar James met Gabe Maddox at a resort. She was a supermodel ...

B-
Stolen Seduction

Stolen Seduction sounds like one of those generic Romantic Suspense titles slapped on to cue the reader in - Stolen=mystery. Seduction=sex. And it’s quite apt. Of course there certainly is mystery and sex, but just like the basis of the plot, there’s more than what immediately meets the eye. ...

D
The Bliss Factor

This is a very silly book. For most of it the hero, Connor Larkin, thinks he’s a sixteenth century armorer and goes about speaking pseudo-Medieval (Example: “I will have to invade you”). In reality he’s an undercover special agent at a Renaissance Faire who loses his memory when gets hit ove ...

B
Waking the Dead

Lately I’ve been on a streak of discovering good romantic suspense reads, and Waking the Dead is the most recent. Although it’s not the first title in Ms. Brant’s Mindhunters series, Waking the Dead easily stands alone – which I can testify to, as it’s the only one of the series I’ve rea ...

D-
Long, Lean and Lethal

Romance novels often use three word titles. Take this one - Long, Lean and Lethal. When romance readers see that title, they pretty well know it refers to the hero and Noah in this book is just that. I guess a book titled Short, Plump and Shy wouldn’t exactly fly off the shelf, but after fin ...

B
If Looks Could Chill

I haven’t yet had the chance to read the first book in Ms. Bruhns’s STORM Corps series, but I remember reading positive reviews, so I signed up to review If Looks Could Chill, the second book in the series. I’m glad I took the chance, because I found the book to be one of the best romantic sus ...

C
Spy Game

Going to a fantasy spy camp isn’t my idea of a good way to spend a couple grand, but it does provide for an interesting backdrop for romantic suspense. Unfortunately, the story doesn’t hold up to its potential. Reilly Peterson's abusive ex has made her afraid for too long, bu ...

C+
Sleep No More

I enjoy a good mystery, and I like it when the author does not spoonfeed everything to her readers. However, there is a difference between being kept on one's toes and being left hanging. In Sleep No More, Susan Crandall does plenty of the former, but she did leave me with more unanswered question ...

D
Cold River

Do you like romances filled with secondary characters - so many that you forget who the hero and heroine are? If you do, then you might enjoy Carla Neggers’ Cold River. After awhile, I found myself laughing as each new character was thrown into the mix; it was either that or cry in frustration. ...

B-
Sizzle

There are no shades of gray in Julie Garwood’s books of late. The villains twirl virtual mustaches and the good characters are nothing less than saintly. Still, the author remains one of the best storytellers in the business and the one she tells in Sizzle is largely a good one. Lyra Prescott i ...