Blue Smoke by Nora Roberts

Nora Roberts’ newest romantic suspense, Blue Smoke, is a sweet read. Not in a syrupy, goody-goody way, but in a way that draws the reader in and makes them happy to be reading “this book” kind of sweet. Reena Hale’s life changed the day she was attacked by a neighbor boy and her family’s Italian…

Crazy Hot by Tara Janzen

Crazy Hot is the first book in a new Brockmann-esque series, and I found it pretty interesting. It’s essentially about a bunch of guys who work for a top-secret quasi-government agency affiliated with a garage. But not just any garage; the place they refer to as “Steele Street” has top-notch security and dozens of souped…

In Deep Voodoo

Stephanie Bond’s book In Deep Voodoo has an interesting plot and a wonderful cast of quirky characters. If only the hero and heroine had a spark of chemistry, it would have been an excellent read. But still, a pretty good read is nothing to sneer at. Penny Francisco and Deke Black were college sweethearts. They…

Shadows All Around Her

Though I can’t get quite as excited about this one as I did last year’s Run No More, I’m happy to report that in Shadows All Around Her, Catherine Mulvany once again delivers a well written, intricately plotted, and intelligent tale of romantic suspense. As a birthday present from her stepfather attending a conference in…

Nothing To Fear

Karen Rose was one of the most impressive new authors I discovered last year. There’s a confidence and polish to her writing that’s surprising for an author with only a handful of releases to her credit. Evidently I’m not the only one who thinks so, since she won a RITA last night and was nominated…

Close-Up by Virginia Kantra

Virginia Kantra is a favorite of many series romance readers, and I was curious to try her first single title novel. Though Close-Up starts off with a promising plot, pacing more suited to a shorter format, together with an imbalance between the suspense and romance plots, make it a rather average read. Lexie Scott, a…

Extreme Exposure

Regretfully, this one gets off to a bad start. And, undeniably, it features one of the most atrociously sappy epilogues I’ve had the displeasure to come across since MJP’s The Spiral Path. Still, somewhere in here there’s a decent book you just might find worth the pain you have to endure to find it. The…

Street Level by Karyn Langhorne

Karyn Langhorne’s Street Level is an intriguing and atypical romantic suspense novel with unusual characters and a distinct point of view. While far from perfect, I found it to be a most interesting read. Thea Morris lives and works with her best friend Chandra in the District of Columbia. The two are raising Chandra’s teenage…

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