Romantic Suspense

D
Jane Doe

When I read romantic suspense I tend to read it more for the suspense than the romance as a general rule. In this case, I tried to read Jane Doe with an eye more towards the romance aspect. Unfortunately, both the suspense and the romance fell far short of my expectations. While the book had some go ...

B+
River's End

After reading a string of second and third rate romantic suspense novels, I was starting to wonder if anyone wrote good ones anymore. Nora Roberts' River's End was like a shot in the arm. Beautifully written, with wonderful characters and a believable conflict, this is a book to savor and enjoy. ...

C+
Eye of the Beholder

There's no denying it - Jane Ann Krentz's books have a sameness to them, and her newest release, Eye of the Beholder, is no exception. Rest assured, if you have read other JAK books in recent years, then you have definitely been there and done that. That being said, it's not a bad book. If you like ...

B
More Than You Know

Helen R. Myers has written over thirty novels, not one of which I have read. Until now. Hmm. Where have I been all this time? Her previous works were mostly series romances, but she has apparently begun moving into the full-length romantic suspense sub-genre. I graded this book a B, but there were p ...

F
The Last Curve

I fought desperately with myself over whether to assign this book a D or an F. I still have the bruises. Finally, I decided to take a look at the essence of a romance novel, the romance itself. If nothing else worked, did the relationship between the hero and heroine at least take off, was it believ ...

B
The Ripple Effect

If you were disappointed in the verdict in the O.J. Simpson case, this novel gives a more satisfying end to a fictional version of a very similar trial while setting off the ripple effect of the title into several lives. Robbie Childress murdered his wife, Andie Bergen, and got ...

C
Shadow Lover

When the musical Pal Joey first opened on Broadway, a critic who loved its wonderful music but was repelled by its amoral characters asked if it were possible to draw good water from a foul well. In the case of Shadow Lover, can you have a good book populated with characters, none of whom are sympat ...

C-
The Disappearance

The Disappearance is an ambitious novel. It combines international intrigue with a suspenseful kidnaping plot and a romance. The multiple viewpoints are handled well, which is crucial for a novel of this type. So it's too bad that the heroine's emotions are so illogical and that most of the secondar ...

D
High Stakes

Leah Tallcloud has her life turned upside down when she learns the truth about her identity. All her life, Leah assumed she was the only child of Jim and Faith Tallcloud. However, Leah learns that her real name is Angelina Marlowe and that her parents, Roland and Natalie, were killed by a ruthless c ...

B
Kiss the Moon

Kiss the Moon has what many romantic suspense novels are missing - romance and suspense. You don't have to read half the book before the hero and heroine meet. The main characters meet early on, and though they don't always work together, they both try to unearth the truth. Kiss the Moon is more tha ...