Romantic Suspense

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The Midnight Hour

The Midnight Hour is infinitely better than Karen Robards last book, The Senator's Wife. That's the good news. The bad news is that as a romantic suspense novel, it is noticably short on romance and the suspense is not very suspenseful. Grace Hart is a Domestic Court judge. She is ...

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Haunting Rachel

Although I have never read anything by Kay Hooper before, I have heard some good things about her over the years. After reading Haunting Rachel, I am ready to add my voice to the chorus; if you like romantic suspense, this one is not to be missed. This was almost a one-sitting read for me, because a ...

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Breaking the Silence

Breaking the Silence is not a very romantic suspense novel. The hero doesn't appear until page 83, and he gives off a bad first impression. It's not what you'd call a light read either; it covers topics ranging from suicide to Alzheimer's disease, homelessness, and barbaric medical procedures. These ...

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Never Sleep With Strangers

Never Sleep With Strangers has a creepy gothic setting and likeable lead characters. But while I've read many romantic suspense novels that suffered because there weren't enough suspects, but this is one of the few that had too many suspects. This book should've come with a cast list. The over-abund ...

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The Reef

Since I first discovered her about two years ago, I have worshiped at the altar of Nora like many other romance readers. I have enjoyed her family sagas, especially the Concannons of the Born In series and the Stanislaskys of Those Wild Ukranians. I also absolutely love the In Death mystery series s ...

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Jade Island

Sigh, I never thought I'd live to see the day when Elizabeth Lowell, mistress of the long and sensual love scene, would write a quickie. Jade Island is the second in Ms Lowell's series about the Donovan family. In this one, Kyle Donovan, who is an expert on gems, meets Lianne Blakely, the ill ...

B
Jade Island

I like to cover all my bases as a general rule, especially with an author who is new for me. That's why I read Elizabeth Lowell's Amber Beach before reading Jade Island. I wanted to get a feel for the Donovan clan, how they felt about each other and the world around them. In general, I was not disap ...

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Now You See Her

I have to admit, I am pretty new to Linda Howard. Except for one short story in a Christmas anthology, I have never read anything by her. Judging from all the positive comments I have heard about her books over the years, starting with Now You See Her may have been a mistake. It wasn't a bad book; i ...

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Now You See Her

These days, whenever I see that a favorite author of mine has a new hardback release, I can’t help but cringe a little; prepare myself to expect less of a romance, and more of an emphasis on mainstream themes. In essence, prepare myself for disappointment. Such is the case with Linda Howard’s No ...

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Amber Beach

Just how interested are you in boating and amber? If you don't know now, you will after you read Amber Beach, a book in which each of these subjects are discussed in elaborate detail. I discovered I was fairly interested in the amber, but not the boating. This pretty much sunk the first half of this ...