Romantic Suspense

B-
Body Work

Serial killers and anmesia - sounds like just another run-of-the-mill series read, doesn't it? Fortunately, Fiona Brand manages to breathe new life into both of these well-used plotlines with her latest single title release. While the plotting and the action in this story really draw the reade ...

C-
Sighs Matter

I must admit that the first fifty pages of Sighs Matter were a test of endurance for me. First there was the hero who snapped his gum repeatedly while responding to serious questions with flippant, sometimes extended, answers such as “Been there, done that, bought the T-shirt, bad fit, donated it ...

A-
All Night Long

After going all of 2005 without a DIK, it was wonderful to close All Night Long with a big smile on my face - 2006 was off to a good start. My joy was made greater by the fact that Jayne Ann Krentz is a long time favorite who continues to deliver the goods, while several of my other "comfort" reads ...

B-
Crazy Wild

I think if I had read Tara Janzen's first two books in this series, I'd have been more at home, but it didn't take me too long to adjust. The premise for Crazy Wildis far-fetched, but the action is fast and furious. It's kind of cartoony, but so is 24. Steele Street is a clandes ...

B-
Half Past Dead

One of the worst things I could ever imagining happening to me would be to be imprisoned for a crime I didn’t commit. Being in prison is enough of a soul-killing experience without the knowledge that you’re innocent as part of the package. Maybe that’s why I’m always fascinated by characters ...

C
Dead Reckoning

I have to say one thing for Dead Reckoning - it was a fast read. I read it in one sitting. The pace moved along quickly, but after I finished the book, I realized I hadn’t enjoyed it that much. The characters didn’t engage me, and there were a couple of plot points that seemed completely unr ...

B-
The Prey

With a second half considerably better than the first, The Prey marks a promising debut for new romantic suspense author Allison Brennan. Former FBI agent Rowan Smith is now a bestselling author of crime novels whose books are currently being made into movies. When a woman with the same name as on ...

C-
Willing

Lucy Monroe has quickly made a name for herself in just a few years on the romance scene. I've been interested in trying one of her books, and since I have a fondness for characters who are mercenaries, Willing sounded like a good bet. I hoped to find a sexy, suspenseful read. What I got was a compe ...

B-
Heartbeats

Dr. Elizabeth Iverson is a dedicated cardiologist on staff of an exclusive Chicago heart center catering to the affluent. An overachiever by nature, medicine is Elizabeth’s life - or was until five years earlier when her precious daughter was born. Not wanting the father’s interference and ass ...

C
Now You Die

Yes, it’s true. AAR reviewers are not fond of writing C reviews. Christiane Heggan's Now You Die perfectly illustrates why. When the biggest reaction a book provokes is an indifferent shrug of your shoulders or mildly raised eyebrows at a bit of plot inanity, there’s just not that much to say ...