FBI

B+
Variable Onset

Layla Reyne is an author who can be a bit hit and miss for me, yet something about her writing keeps me coming back to her books.  I thoroughly enjoyed her début series, (Agents Irish and Whiskey) but was less enthusiastic about the follow up (Trouble Brewing), even though I liked the characters a ...

B+
Girls Like Us

Girls Like Us is author Cristina Alger's second novel, but it's my first experience with her writing. She puts a fresh spin on the well-known serial killer trope, making this novel a pleasure to read instead of the slog it otherwise might have been. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy a good thriller center ...

B-
Craft Brew

Although I wasn’t wild about Imperial Stout, the first book in Layla Reyne’s new Trouble Brewing series, I wanted to read book two, Craft Brew, because I was intrigued by what was clearly going to be the series’ overarching plotline, and hoped for progression. I got a little of what I wanted, ...

A
Burn Down the Night

Burn Down the Night is the third book in author Molly O’Keefe’s suspenseful romance series Everything I Left Unsaid. The first two books, Everything I Left Unsaid and The Truth About Him were a duology featuring Annie and Dylan, with book one told from Annie’s point of view and book two, a con ...

B
The Chance

Laine Carrington, an FBI agent wounded while breaking up a cult/pot farm, rents a house in Thunder Point while she recuperates and takes stock of her life. Eric Gentry, ex-con made good as a specialist mechanic, catches her eye in the local diner. Soon, the two have moved in together, but their HEA ...

B
Better Off Undead

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In this latest entry in the Bloodhound Files series, Jace Valchek is back in Seattle after her battles in Las Vegas in Killing Rocks. In this book the focus is much more on character development than on threats to end the world. I didn’t like this one quite as much as the previous book, but remain ...

B-
Deadly Heat

I’ll definitely be filing Deadly Heat under “guilty pleasure." It features a cock-sure hero, steamy sex scenes galore, and a hero and heroine who can barely sit in a room together for five seconds without tearing each other’s clothes off. I’m not sure any of it was believable, but it was cer ...

B
The Manolo Matrix

Julie Kenner continues to surprise me with each new book. Last year’s The Givenchy Code was a non-stop breathless sexy scavenger hunt through New York City. Since The Manolo Matrix features the same deadly scavenger hunt, I wondered how Kenner would keep it new and fresh. Not to worr ...

A
Heartbreaker

When I heard that Julie Garwood was writing a contemporary romantic suspense novel, my first thought was "Oh boy," and a sense of dread at losing one of my favorite authors to the more mainstream/suspense genre. When I finished Heartbreaker, I closed the book, placed it on the table in front of me a ...

B
Knight Errant

Knight Errant is the sixth and latest in Marilyn Pappano's series Southern Knights. The books are set in New Orleans in a decaying neighborhood called Serenity Street. The characters in the Southern Knights books all have a common cause. They are fighting a crime boss named Jimmy Falcone. ...