Romantic Suspense

D
Hot Nights

When I’m reading a book for review and I come across something particularly wonderful – or something particularly heinous – I turn down the corner of the page to mark the spot. My copy of Hot Night contains a not very pretty seven page turn-downs for the latter reason and absolutely zip for t ...

D
Silent Memories

When I say that Silent Memories is a series romance built around the ubiquitous amnesia plot, many readers will assume it's just another lame, cliched series book that isn't very good. Normally I would object to such a generalization, as I've read too many series books where the author managed to do ...

C
Blood Kin

Judith E. French has written some wonderful historical romance, but I had never tried her romantic suspense. The setting, an island off the Eastern Shore of Maryland, captures an area I love, but the suspense story just did not rise above ordinary for me. In addition, many of the hidden secrets in ...

B-
Scent of Roses

This romantic suspense story offers readers the best of both worlds: an eerily compelling mystery, and a sweet love story with a satisfying resolution. While the mystery is likely to make more of an impact on the reader than the romance, both parts of the plot are well thought out and believable. ...

B
A Whisper In The Dark

Likable characters and a fast moving story make A Whisper In the Dark an enjoyable romantic suspense novel. No, it doesn't break any new ground, but I've read and enjoyed several of Linda Castillo's prior books, and had a wonderful time with this one too. One evening during a taked ...

C-
Home Before Midnight

Home Before Midnight was competently written, but it never engaged me as other books by Virginia Kantra (particularly her series romances) have done in the past. I simply did not bond with the characters and the plot never really came together in a satisfactory way. Bailey Wells ...

D+
Into the Storm

As I turned the pages of Into the Storm I found myself missing the author’s grown-up characters from books past – Sam and Alyssa, Kelly and Tom, and Gina and Max (well, the Max of Over the Edge anyway, not the whiny guy he turned into in Breaking Point) – who leave the children featured in th ...

C-
In a Heartbeat

I’ve been in something of a reading slump lately and have skipped around amidst genres to try and pique my interest. I’ve had some hits with romantic suspense (Karen Rose, Allison Hunt, Cindy Gerard, Jeanie London) and picked the latest by Rita Herron because of that. Was it a hit? No. But not n ...

C+
Dead Silence

Dead Silence is textbook romantic suspense in the sense that the reader more or less knows what happened (or is going to happen), but spends the book waiting for the characters to figure it all out. It’s the first book in a series, all centering around a Mississippi family with a dark secret. Well ...

B
I See You

I enjoy reading romantic suspense, but it's very rare that a book makes me as uneasy as the first half of this one did. Holly Lisle has turned out a tense, supernatural-tinged mystery sure to keep those with vivid imaginations up long past bedtime. The first half of this book was a tightly wri ...