Romantic Suspense

C-
The Inheritance

This book started out with an interesting premise, but due to a serious lack of sizzle between the hero and heroine, and a few plot problems, it went downhill about halfway through. Isabella Joubert is the daughter of a wealthy businessman who also happens to be the head of an ...

D+
High Tide

I started reading romance seriously a little over six years ago, and since then I have read every new book Jude Deveraux has published, and most of her backlist as well. After reading High Tide, I am starting to ask myself why I have been such a slavish Deveraux devotee. Like many of Deveraux's rece ...

B
On Fire

Oceanographer Riley St. Joe is the granddaughter of the once famous, now infamous oceanographer, Emile LaBreque. For the past year, Emile has been under a cloud of suspicion because his research vessel sank, taking five people with it. Many people blame Emile for the accident. Riley is the only pers ...

F
Fixation

Fixation has the outlines of a workable if unoriginal romance - city girl on a ranch falls for cowboy type and is menaced by a stalker. But these and other plot elements are handled so ineptly that rather than entertaining me, the book left me in a constant state of aggravation and annoyance. ...

B-
Remember Me

If your spouse suddenly disappeared one day, only to reappear two years later with no memory of what happened, needle marks in her arm and an Ankh tattoo, how would you feel? I'd feel pretty suspicious, and at first so does Clay LeGrand. In Remember Me, Clay and his wife Francesca (Frankie) have to ...

C
Lioness

Imagine for a moment that your beloved brother has been killed overseas, in a country you do not know, and that country is in the hands of people you do not trust. What would you do? Probably you would act as you would if he had been killed in America. You ask for his things, try to talk to the peop ...

B-
The Baby Farm

This book is a great example of how a bad choice for a cover blurb can spoil a book for some readers. The blurb on the front cover of The Baby Farm gives away an important plot point - one that is hinted at but not revealed until many pages into the book. Readers who don't like spoilers will be upse ...

B
Black Widow

After reading a parade of mediocre books and outright duds recently, I was starting to wonder if I was ever going to like anything again. Black Widow has restored my faith in the publishing world. It's not exactly perfect, but it's well written and solidly enjoyable. And even more impressive - this ...

B
The Other Daughter

In Lisa Gardner's The Other Daughter, we meet the Stokes family, a wealthy Boston family with, as it turns out, a lot to hide. When Melanie Stokes was nine, she was found in a Boston hospital. She didn't know who she was or where she came from. Harper Stokes, a brilliant cardiac surgeon, helped to s ...

B-
Trust No One

Trust No One is romantic suspense with the emphasis on suspense. While there is a believable romance and an enjoyable hero and heroine, the romance is ultimately overshadowed by the various threads of the suspense plot. Julia Bradshaw is a single mother struggling to make a succes ...