Romantic Suspense

C
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 ...

C+
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 ...

B-
Random Acts

Suspense fans should pick this one up. Taylor Smith writes a tightly suspenseful novel that keeps you reading to the end. Romance fans, beware. The hero and heroine are not who you might think they are at first. Journalist Claire Gillespie is on the trail of a killer. Her lover, FBI agent Mich ...

C
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 ...

A
Cool Shade

Eddie Berlin is a tortured hero with a difference. Haunted by the past, he drinks too much, he meets with prostitutes in a neglected farmhouse, and he is agoraphobic (agoraphobia is literally fear of the marketplace). Yet he is also sensitive and quietly heroic. Maddie Smith, the product of a dysfun ...

C
Third Choice

First off, be forewarned, this is not a "romance" novel, if such is defined as a story with the primary focus on the romantic relationship. Margot Dalton is an established contemporary romance writer who has taken the leap from romance to romantic suspense, and actually that categorization is a bit ...

B+
Absolute Trouble

New Orleans and the Cajun country of Louisiana, are the background for Michelle Jerott's Golden Heart Award-winning book, Absolute Trouble, and a wonderful book it is. Absolute Trouble has a wounded heroine, a bad boy hero, a drug-dealing slug of a villain, and some great supporting characters. Mix ...

D
Undercover Angel

If there was ever a book with a lead-in that screamed take me home, it would be Undercover Angel. The heroine holding the hero at gunpoint in a contemporary? Sounds like a great way to start. Whoever wrote that blurb, great job! I would have found it difficult to sell this book so well. Trish ...

A-
Call of Duty

For those of you who love military suspense with romance mixed in, as much as I do, this is a must-read. In Call of Duty, Merline Lovelace combines both suspense and passion for a story I didn't want to put down. Captain Jennifer Varga counts joining the Air Force as one of the two great mistakes ...

C+
Perfect Timing

Perfect Timing should appeal not only to women, but to men. How could it not when it involves flying, sci-fi-entific jargon, governmental conspiracy, murder, and greed? All that, and romance too. This is a decent read, but a confusing one in that the set up takes far too long. Eighty pages went ...