Romantic Suspense

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Soft Focus

Soft Focus is Jayne Ann Krentz's latest foray into the romantic suspense market. It starts with a memorable opening scene that ends with the heroine throwing ice water on the hero in a very posh, private club. Unfortunately for Elizabeth Cabot, something stronger than a marriage license binds her to ...

D-
California Moon

It must be difficult to write a romantic suspense novel. I base this statement on how very few good ones there are out there. California Moon by Catherine Lanigan is not one of the good ones. Shannon Riley is a lonely woman who lives in abnormal isolation and who dedicates her ev ...

D
Ghost Moon

One of the trends in romance is that many long-term, and successful, romance novelists are moving into the realm of romantic suspense. When done well, these can be brilliant books, very exciting, and filled with passion. Alas, when the suspense borders on the grisly and the romance is sorely lacking ...

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 ...