Romantic Suspense

C+
All The Queen's Men

Black Ops undercover agent John Medina was introduced a couple of years ago as a memorable secondary character in Linda Howard's romantic thriller, Kill and Tell. I was intrigued by him then and have waited impatiently, along with many other readers, to get my hands on his story. Was it worth the wa ...

A-
Carnal Innocence

What are the odds of reading two books in a row featuring heroines who are burned out concert violinists? I have no idea, but I do know Carnal Innocencewas much better than the other one. Carnal Innocence is a spellbinding tale of romantic suspense - one that manages to be romantic and suspenseful. ...

C
The Secret Sisters

Ann Maxwell (aka Elizabeth Lowell) knows how to hook her reader. In The Secret Sisters she drops the reader right into the center of high powered, archeological intrigue, peopling her novel with larger than life characters who experience larger than life emotions. But more often than not her writing ...

C+
Homeport

I was tired of being looked at like I had three heads whenever I told people I've never read Nora Roberts, so when Homeport came in, I volunteered to read it. After years of hearing Roberts hailed as a goddess, I expected to completely lose myself in the book. It took longer than I ...

B
Homeport

I have resisted reading Nora Roberts' novels because I tend to read primarily historical romance. As both a contemporary novel and a something of a thriller, Homeport is not the kind of romance I would normally pick up. But any novel about winter in Maine seems appealing when it is already ninety de ...

C+
Genuine Lies

Always go with your first instinct. I learned this when I competed in University Interscholastic League Spelling in high school, and it has served me well. Usually, I love Nora Roberts' work, and Genuine Lies did have two good female characters - but my first impression of the book was that it just ...

B+
River Rising

I'm a huge hockey fan. So, when I read that the hero of River Rising was a former hockey star, I became engrossed in the plot immediately. But River Rising isn't about sports. It's about murder and lust and the problems that can arise when the two become entangled. Carly Samuels is a JAG attor ...

C+
Tall, Dark, and Deadly

I've read several of Heather Graham's historical romances, but Tall, Dark, and Deadly is the first of her contemporary suspense novels that I've tried. I was surprised to find such a different voice and style; if I'd read it blind I never would have guessed it was written by the same author as Surre ...

B+
The Secrets of Sadie Maynard

All I can say is, "Wow!" The Secrets of Sadie Maynard kept me riveted and up a little past my bedtime trying to finish it. A great hero and heroine and an interesting mystery make this one great book. Memphis Maynard (poor girl with that name!) is an award-winning photojournalist who returns to her ...

B
Dangerous Games

This is the first book by Justine Dare I've read; it's the sequel to Dangerous Ground. Dangerous Games was good enough for me to seriously think about hunting up the other one. Which is not to say I haven't got a nit or two to pick, but overall it's an engrossing tale of intrigue and what happens ...