Romantic Suspense

B
Trust Me

Trust Me is the first book in a trilogy featuring the women of The Last Stand, an organization that focuses on helping survivors of violent crimes. The book is fast, exciting, and very suspenseful. While there is a romance in the book, it is rather muted and not a prominent element. Skye Kellerma ...

C-
One Wrong Step

Have you ever had a close guy friend who started dating a woman who is not only manipulative and selfish, but also has so many issues you half-expect to see a caravan of sherpas carrying them behind her everywhere she goes and you long to tell him to run, run, run before the inevitable trainwreck oc ...

B+
Pitch Black

I love a good romantic suspense novel, and I love novels set in small towns. Add some excellent characters, and a plot that keeps you guessing and you have Pitch Black, among the best romantic suspense novels I’ve read this year. Madison Wade is a journalist who has lived and wo ...

C+
Nameless

Nameless is a better than average romantic suspense starring some emotionally scarred characters. I actually had a hard time deciding if this book should be in the C or B range. However, even though by the end I was pretty interested in the story, it had more average qualities overall than not. ...

B+
Fire and Ice

We first met Reno in Ice Blue, introduced as Takashi O’Brien’s punk Japanese cousin, complete with piercings, tattoos, and bright red, waist-length hair. While I was amused at the bits of comedic relief he provided in both that book and Ice Storm, I wasn’t sure how Ms. Stuart could transform h ...

D+
Baddest Bad Boys

Anthology
I plunked down full price for this anthology simply to read Shannon McKenna's novella. But it, along with the other two, didn't engage me as many of the previous Bad Boys books I've read. Romantic suspense premises act as a catalyst to bring each of the three couples together and sets up strong ca ...

B+
Scream For Me

This review may contain spoilers for Die for Me by Karen Rose, a previous book in the series. Like many of you all, I rely on AAR reviews when I want to try new authors. Last year, I read the review of Karen Rose's Die For Me, and went out and bought it. After I read it, I went back to the store ...

B
Weddings Can Be Murder

A fairly standard romantic suspense plot that is used quite frequently is this: Heroine is a potential victim of a serial killer, hero is a very masculine cop/PI/detective/other law enforcement type with commitment problems who goes on to overcome his issues and save said heroine's life. Although W ...

B-
First You Run

First You Run is the latest in Roxanne St. Claire's Bullet Catcher series, and the first that I've read. Though the book is an overall enjoyable tale of romantic suspense, it doesn't rank as one of my favorites by the author. The prologue really hooked me. Thirty years ago, Eileen S ...

D
If You Ever Tell

Creepy suspense thrillers are a weakness of mine, so the vaguely threatening title of If You Ever Tell pulled me right in. The promise of a tale of dark secrets and stalkings had me anxious to brew some hot chocolate and curl up with a deliciously scary tale. However, as I started the book, I soon ...