Montana

C+
Lethal Temptation

Kaylea Cross is a popular and prolific author of romantic suspense novels, and I’ve read (and listened to) a few of her books with varying degrees of success – some have worked for me and some haven’t; and unfortunately, her latest release, Lethal Temptation (book two in her Montana-set Rifle ...

A
Ready to Run

I’m an unabashed Lauren Layne fan, and this book only adds to that love. A hybrid of The Bachelor franchise and the fabulous Julia Roberts movie Runaway Bride, Ready to Run tells the story of ambitious producer Jordan Carpenter and reluctant contestant Luke Elliot. Of course, Luke’s runaway groo ...

B-
The Hunting Grounds

I enjoyed Katee Robert’s first foray into romantic suspense, The Devil’s Daughter, earlier this year, even though I felt that the balance between the two elements wasn’t quite right and that the suspense plot worked better than the romance.  I’m afraid I have similar reservations about The ...

B+
The Dangerous Billionaire

The dedication at the beginning of Jackie Ashenden's new Tate Brothers series starter, The Dangerous Billionaire reads: To the person who picked this up and thought: "Billionaire Navy SEAL? HELL YEAH." You're my people. Personally, I love a good billionaire romance, and novels with military heroes ...

A-
Courting Carrie in Wonderland

Are books read on vacation just better? While I wouldn't say an awful book would suddenly become riveting when read in the shade of a palm tree, I do have some particularly fond memories of vacation reads. I read Courting Carrie on a cruise ship, on my honeymoon. So, you know, it's kind of hard to t ...

B
One Night With Her Bachelor

This is part of the Bachelor Auction series  and it’s the story of Molly and Gabriel. Gabriel is a reclusive wounded ex-soldier, living in an isolated cabin in the woods. When he has a hand in rescuing Molly’s injured son Josh, it creates a bond between them, one that goes deeper than the one ...

C+
Special Ops Bodyguard

The Kelley Legacy series may not be sheer romance genius, but I will say that it works as a marketing ploy. Two C-level books in, and for some reason I feel compelled to buy them all and find out how this ends. Go figure. Special Ops Bodyguard picks up where the first book in the series (Private ...

B-
Chasing Fire

Nora Roberts doesn’t need a whole lot of introduction. Chasing Fire, her new contemporary romantic suspense, has what you would expect from her: A solid romance, quirky but well-developed secondary characters, and bizarre names. (Gulliver Curry may give Boween Goodnight of Blue Smoke a run for his ...

B+
The Admiral's Bride

So there are two Big Deals in this book. Item One: An age difference of 24 years. Item Two: Since the heroine is 29 years old, to some that might make the hero, the titular Admiral, 53, unsexy. Well. Let me tell you this, honey. If men my age were like Admiral Jake, I sure as hell would be doing ...

A-
Montana Sky

While some of Roberts’ newest releases have rubbed me the wrong way, I have quite a few of her books sitting on my keeper shelf. One of those is Montana Sky, a terrific romantic suspense thriller set on a picturesque cattle ranch in Big Sky country. With three romantic interests, a chilling myster ...