Romantic Suspense

D
Cold Pursuit

There’s always a mixture of excitement and fear when I try a new-to-me author – will I discover a treasure or not? Sadly, Cold Pursuit is a "not." It wasn’t bad in the beginning and had a plot that I generally enjoy – the main characters were completely in love with each other as teenagers ...

B-
Fire and Ice

Unlike most Julie Garwood readers I've encountered, I am more familiar with her contemporary romantic suspense books than I am with her historicals. From my understanding, her RS books are not quite as well received – but as someone who has never read one of her historicals, I found Fire and Ice p ...

A-
Dark of Night

Warning: This review contains spoilers. It’s impossible to write a review of Dark of Night without revealing the identities of the primary couple. So, here goes: Sophia and Dave. That’s the deal, okay? No tricks, no last minute switches – Dave is Sophia’s HEA. However ...

C
At Close Range

At Close Range is another in Tara Taylor Quinn's series about The Ivory Nation, a powerful, secretive white supremicist church with members and friends in very high places in Arizona. It was all right, I suppose, but I guessed the identity of the secret villain right off the bat, and the hero and h ...

A
Death Angel

Earlier this year, there was a lively discussion about Death Angel, my favorite book for 2008, on our books forum. When I recently realized there was no AAR review, I felt both compelled and eager to share my fascination with this book. It is difficult to give many plot details as I don’t want ...

C
Take No Prisoners

I should have written this review immediately upon finishing Take No Prisoners, the second book in Gerard’s new Black Ops Inc. series. Two weeks later and after all the holiday festivities, I need to flip through the book to remember all the details. That should tell you a bit about this very av ...

B+
Find Me

I liked this one. I really liked it. I’d read one book by Debra Webb before and ranked it in the B- range, then steered clear of the next one after a negative review here. When the latest list of books for review came my way, I decided to give the author another shot. It was a ...

B-
Into the Fire

I have been following Brockmann’s Troubleshooters series from the beginning and, for the most part, have thoroughly enjoyed the ride. Into the Fire brings Vinh Murphy out of the darkness in which he’s been hiding since his wife, Angelina, was shot and killed during an assignment in Hot Target. I ...

C+
Die Before I Wake

I've picked up more than my fair share of gothics at the UBS and I've enjoyed most of them. When I started reading Die Before I Wake, I thought I had stumbled upon a fabulous throwback to the gothics of old. The subtle but unrelenting aura of menace was there, as was the heroine isolated from all ...

B-
Forgotten: A Novel

In Mariah Stewart's Forgotten, a murderous pedophile manipulates people from behind bars. Long-lost graves are unearthed, and new victims are found. It's not graphic, but if you hate stories where children's lives are threatened, you'll probably want to avoid this book. Also, if you haven't followed ...