Category: Romantic Suspense

A Case for the Cookie Baker by Candace Havens

Posted June 16, 2021 by Marsha in Author ARC, Contemporary Romance, Mystery, Romantic Suspense, Series, Tule Publishing / 0 Comments

It’s all fun and games until the last cookie crumbles…

Ainsley McGregor and the entire town of Sweet River, Texas, are preparing for the annual summer celebration. And thanks to the extra tourist traffic, Ainsley’s shop, Bless Your Art, has never been busier. Good thing her new friend, Lizzie, has opened a bakery nearby and provides Ainsley and her staff with tasty treats and daily sugar rushes. It’s all cookies and fun until someone ends up dead in the bakery and her new pal is the prime suspect.

Ainsley is convinced Lizzie is innocent. Unfortunately, her brother, the town sheriff, and her boyfriend, Jake, have some not-so-secret suspicions. With a town full of strangers who just might be suspects, Ainsley finds herself targeted by a killer.

Even as her world crumbles faster than a cookie, she’s determined to prove her friend’s innocence—if she can stay alive long enough.

Titles in The Ainsley McGregor series include – A Case for the Winemaker – A Case for the Yarn Maker  – A Case for the Toy Maker – A Case for the Candle Maker – A Case for the Cookie Baker

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Dream Spinner by Kristen Ashley

Posted May 25, 2021 by Marsha in Forever (Grand Central Publishing), NetGalley, Owned, Romantic Suspense, Series, Trigger Situations Possible / 0 Comments

Hattie Yates has finally met the man of her dreams. Yet years of abuse from her demanding father have left her petrified of disappointment. She’s already failed to reach her goal of becoming a professional ballerina—she can’t handle the terrible consequences of another dream becoming a nightmare. But when a stalker sets their sights on Hattie, there’s only one man she dares to hope can help . . .

Axl Pantera knows Hattie is the only woman for him. Yet despite the attraction burning between them, Hattie refuses to let him in. The former soldier is determined to woo her into letting down her walls. And when danger comes calling, he’s up against more than her wary and bruised heart. Axl will do anything to prove to Hattie that they’re meant to be, but first, he’ll need to keep her safe.

Titles in the Dream Team series include — Dream Maker – Dream ChaserDream Spinner  – Dream Keeper (November 2021)

There is a connection to the Rock Chicks series and the Dream Man series in Dream Team – you’ll run into lots of old friends from both series.

This is an adult 18+ story that contains language, possible violence, and sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

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Legacy by Nora Roberts

Posted May 25, 2021 by Marsha in NetGalley, Owned, Romantic Suspense / 0 Comments

Adrian Rizzo was seven when she met her father for the first time. That was the day he nearly killed her—before her mother, Lina, stepped in.

Soon after, Adrian was dropped off at her grandparents’ house in Maryland, where she spent a long summer drinking lemonade, playing with dogs, making a new best friend—and developing the stirrings of a crush on her friend’s ten-year-old brother. Lina, meanwhile, traveled the country promoting her fitness brand and turning it into a billion-dollar business. There was no point in dwelling on the past.

A decade later, Adrian has created her own line of yoga and workout videos, following in Lina’s footsteps but intent on maintaining creative control. And she’s just as cool-headed and ambitious as her mother. They aren’t close, but they’re cordial—as long as neither crosses the other.

But while Lina dismisses the death threats that Adrian starts getting as a routine part of her daughter’s growing celebrity, Adrian can’t help but find the vicious rhymes unsettling. Year after year, they keep arriving—the postmarks changing, but the menacing tone the same. They continue after she returns to Maryland and becomes reacquainted with Raylan, her childhood crush, all grown up and as gorgeously green-eyed as ever. Sometimes it even seems like the terrifying messages are indeed routine like nothing will come of them. Until the murders start, and the escalation begins…

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Changing the Rules by Catherine Bybee

Posted April 23, 2021 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, NetGalley, Romantic Suspense, Series / 0 Comments

As an employee of MacBain Security and Solutions, Claire Kelly can certainly hold her own. Armed with an impressive set of covert skills, she’s more than prepared to tackle any job that comes her way…except one involving Cooper Lockman.

Cooper and Claire used to work together before his feelings for her sent him packing to Europe for six long years. But now he’s back and determined to ignore the still-smoldering heat that lingers between them.

Their current mission: go undercover together at a California high school to root out the mastermind behind a prostitution ring targeting young girls. The closer they get to the truth and the closer they get to each other, however, the deadlier their task becomes. As Claire and Cooper risk their lives to bring down their target, will their hearts be the final casualties?

Titles in the Richter series include – Changing the Rules – A Thin Disguise –

 

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The Cowboy’s Vow by Leah Vale

Posted April 20, 2021 by Marsha in Author ARC, Modern Western Romance, Romantic Suspense, Series, Small Town Romance, Tule Publishing / 0 Comments

He lives his life by the book. She wants to throw it out.

After promising his dying mother he’d protect his family and their rodeo rough stock legacy, Ian Neisson has devoted his life to keeping the Wright Ranch thriving. So when an ambitious FBI agent arrives in town implying Ian’s grandfather might be involved in a modern-day rustling ring, Ian, true to his word, steps up to help with her investigation in order to keep his family safe. His heart, however, is in danger from the green-eyed beauty with secrets of her own.

The last thing FBI Special Agent Jessie Martin wants is to go undercover working closely with a cowboy. She’s had her fill with cowboy charm and empty promises, and Ian Neisson, despite being the handsome poster boy for the proverbial Cowboy Way, spells trouble. But she’s a professional looking for advancement, and Ian is a way into the tight rodeo community. If only he didn’t threaten her resolve to forever leave her boots, roots and all things cowboy behind.

Titles in the Rodeo Romeos series include — The Bull Rider’s Second Chance – Wrangling The Cowboy’s HeartThe Cowboy’s Vow

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Colton’s Killer Pursuit by Tara Taylor Quinn

Posted March 31, 2021 by Marsha in Harlequin, Multi-Author Series, Owned, Romantic Suspense, Series, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

 

Someone framed Everleigh Emerson.

And now they’ll stop at nothing to kill her…Everleigh Emerson just escaped wrongful conviction for murder. That doesn’t mean she’s safe.

After Clarke Colton witnesses an attempt on her life, the PI convinces Everleigh to let him help her—even if it means pretending to be her boyfriend.

Everleigh trusts that Clarke wants to catch the killer who’s after her. But can she trust the attraction that’s growing between her and her protector?

Titles in the multi-author Coltons of Grave Gulch series include – Colton’s Dangerous Liaison by Regan Black – Colton’s Killer Pursuit by Tara Taylor Quinn – Colton Nursery Hideout by Dana Nussio – Colton’s Bullseye by Geri Krotow – Guarding Colton’s Child by Lara Lacombe – Colton’s Covert Witness by Addison Fox

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Strong, Silent Cowboy by Lora Leigh & Veronica Chadwick

Posted March 14, 2021 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Modern Western Romance, NetGalley, Romantic Suspense, Series, St. Martin's Press / 0 Comments

He Will Do Anything…

Sallie Hamblen had three incredibly hot, sexy nights with Jacob Donovan, an undercover CIA agent, before he disappeared, leaving her broken-hearted and forever yearning for the man she lost. Years later, Jacob doesn’t know that the beauty he’s about to seduce in a small town bar is the woman he held in his arms all those years ago… and that she’s on the run from her past.

To Keep Her Safe…

Former CIA agent turned cowboy, Jacob Donovan wants nothing more than a simple life. Just the ranch and occasionally someone warm and sweet in his bed. Until Sallie comes back into his life and all of a sudden he wants to be in her bed every night…all night. When he discovers that her life is in danger, he swears he’ll protect her. Even when secrets are revealed that threaten everything between them, he will lay everything on the line to keep her in his arms.

Titles in the Moving Violations series include — One Tough Cowboy Strong, Silent Cowboy – Her Renegade Cowboy –

This is an adult 18+ story that contains language, possible violence, and sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

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Driven by Rebecca Zanetti

Posted January 31, 2021 by Marsha in Kensington Books, NetGalley, Romantic Suspense, Series / 0 Comments

Unswerving: Angus Force is determined to hunt down the serial killer he’d once shot dead—or so he thought. But an anonymous source reports that Lassiter is alive. Force hasn’t slept since knowing it’s only a matter of time before “the Surgeon” strikes again. And soon, a body is found, bearing Lassiter’s same maniacal MO. It’s just the beginning of a murderous trail that’s blazing through DC and Virginia, right to Force’s backyard . . .

Unstoppable: Nari Zhang is the shrink for the ragtag Deep Ops Unit, though she isn’t Force’s shrink—which is a very good thing. Because once they’re thrown together on the case, their attraction is explosive and irresistible. They’ll just have to fight that much harder to keep the heat between them from flaming out of control. But things are about to become far more challenging, and deadly, than they could have imagined . . .

Unhinged: Once the killer catches a glimpse of Nari, she becomes his new obsession. She is now the focus point—for both Force and Lassiter—in a dangerous dance for survival . . .

Titles in the Deep Ops series include — Hidden – Taken (#1.5) – Fallen – BrokenDriven

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Bjorn Cursed by N.J. Walters

Posted January 30, 2021 by Marsha in Entangled Publishing, NetGalley, Paranormal Romance, Romantic Suspense, Series / 0 Comments

Lucifer is up to his old tricks, causing problems for the Forgotten Brotherhood. This time, he’s had a woman removed from the Norse afterlife and placed her right in the path of Bjorn Knutson. After the slaughter of his wife and family centuries ago, tortured and broken, Bjorn was cursed as the first Norse werewolf. Now he’s been tasked by Odin himself with killing the woman who escaped. Failure is not an option.

Before he can track her, he stumbles across a woman being accosted by three men in the middle of the night. Even though she’s human, he intervenes and is shocked to recognize the face of the one woman he could never kill — his wife Anja.

She’s also the one he’s hunting…and if he doesn’t kill her then both their lives are at stake.

Titles in the Forgotten Brotherhood series include — Fury Unleashed – Arctic Bite – Burning AshBjorn Cursed

This is an adult 18+ story that contains language, possible violence, and sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

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Colton’s Dangerous Liaison by Regan Black

Posted January 15, 2021 by Marsha in Connection to another series, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Multi-Author Series, Owned, Romantic Suspense, Series / 0 Comments

The clock is running out to keep her safe.

Can he intervene in time?

By-the-book police chief Melissa Colton prides herself on putting justice before all else. That means work first—and no passionate affairs.

But she finds herself severely tempted when teaming up with hotelier Antonio Ruiz to figure out who’s tracking her.

As the case yields more questions than answers, Melissa and Antonio must resist their growing attraction…and capture the criminal targeting them!

Titles in the multi-author Coltons of Grave Gulch series include – Colton’s Dangerous Liaison by Regan Black – Colton’s Killer Pursuit by Tara Taylor Quinn – Colton Nursery Hideout by Dana Nussio – Colton’s Bullseye by Geri Krotow – Guarding Colton’s Child by Lara Lacombe – Colton’s Covert Witness by Addison Fox

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The Secret Network by Marie Ferrarella

Posted January 4, 2021 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Multi-Author Series, Owned, Romantic Suspense, Series / 0 Comments

A child brought them together

And led them into a brutal world…

Social worker January Colton agrees to partner with Detective Sean Stafford—but only on her terms. She’ll help him catch a killer, but only if he can protect the little girl in her care.

Once she realizes that Sean is just as committed to keeping the child safe, their connection slowly develops into something fiery…and dangerous.

But with a deadly network determined to finish off this “family unit,” Sean will have to do whatever it takes to keep them safe.

Titles in the multi-author Colton 911: Chicago series include – The Secret Network by Marie Ferrarella – Unlikely Alibi by Lisa Childs – Undercover Heat by Anna J. Stewart – Soldier’s Return by Karen Whiddon – Hidden Target by Colleen Thompson –  Guardian in the Storm by Carla Cassidy

This is an adult 18+ story that contains language, possible violence, and sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

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