Publisher: Berkley

Midnight Target by Elle Kennedy

Midnight Target by Elle Kennedy

Posted May 18, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 4 Comments

                    This is the final book in the Killer Instincts series!!  Kennedy has done a better job than most of the romantic suspense authors in giving me heart-pounding action, which includes aspects of their missions. We get details on the operatives skills and use of technology. There is more grit with people actually getting hurt or dying, not just fluffy glossing over of the operations. Midnight Target has two different romances happening. The main one is between Cate, Jim Morgan’s daughter and the “Rookie” operative, David Ashton. They have always been attracted but Jim Morgan was clearly against the relationship of his daughter with one of the team. Cate has had a rough go of things and […]


Blade Bound by Chloe Neill

Blade Bound by Chloe Neill

Posted April 21, 2017 by Anne in Blog Tour, Book Review | 43 Comments

My friends told me to read this series and I finally came to the party a couple of years ago, listening to audio books while driving back and forth between Minnesota and North Carolina. I fell in love with Merit and Ethan. Strong women with hot guys trying to make the world a better place with their own sassy quirks are always welcome. Reading Blade Bound,  the final book in this series, I felt mostly sad. I couldn’t get past those feelings. The story felt nostalgic and almost too much like every other book in the Chicagoland Vampire series. Anything new happening, growth or learning by the characters,  had been foreshadowed in other books and expected. So there weren’t really any surprises. The BIG things […]


The Thing About Love by Julie James

The Thing About Love by Julie James

Posted April 18, 2017 by Jennifer in Book Review | 0 Comments

The Thing About Love is my second Julie James book but I have all of her books on my TBR. Especially her  FBI/US Attorney series. After reading The Thing About Love I had a feeling that Nick McCall, John’s boss was a possible main character in one of the books from that series. He is the hero of the book 2, A Lot Like Love so I will definitely be binge reading/listen to the series since I own all of them on audio. The Thing About Love is a great romance where the heroine, Jessica and the hero John have a past where they don’t really like each other. Six years ago they went through the FBI Academy where they had different ideas about their […]


Master Professor by Tara Sue Me

Master Professor by Tara Sue Me

Posted April 14, 2017 by Jennifer in Book Review | 0 Comments

    Master Professor hit all my romance buttons and keep me reading non-stop to the end. I love a great D/s romance but when you through in a forbidden elemental into it, it’s all more enjoyable. Tara Sue Me does this with the first book, Master Professor, in her Lesson From the RACK series. I really enjoyed how Andie and Fulton’s relationship slowly built with a slow burn that lead up to a HEA. Andie is a 23 year-old virgin (I know but trust me it’s not a huge issue) who is in love with her best friend, Terrence. He is a big Hollywood actor and off on location a lot. They have been friends for years and their friendship has slowly moved into […]


Wait for Dark by Kay Hooper

Wait for Dark by Kay Hooper

Posted March 2, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

               This long running Bishop Special Crimes Unit series has what is actually my favorite paranormal types.  I often say it is witches (magic) as that is more typical. But what I really LOVE best is the talents of the mind – telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, and the like. The stories of an FBI unit with these special abilities has truly been one of my favorites. The story arcs are written in trilogies mostly. Early in the series, I would have classified them as romantic suspense. More recently, while there may be relationships or romances between characters, it is barely mentioned. The focus now is the mystery and suspense. Each story is a case with a team. So instead of […]


Every Dark Corner by Karen Rose

Every Dark Corner by Karen Rose

Posted February 9, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

   I’ve looked forward to each book in the Romantic Suspense series and enjoyed them. I started with Closer Than You Think believing it was the first in a spin-off series. It was originally listed as Faith Corcoran #1 but this changed and she is just briefly in the next 2 books. So, it is more like the Cincinnati section within the larger series as it is now titled. I happily went back and read the previous 15 books, before going on to review Alone in the Dark last year.  Now, a year later,  is Every Dark Corner. These books are looooong, but so interesting they go quickly. The characters are wonderful in the depth of their development and emotional connections. I was frustrated this time […]


When All the Girls Have Gone by Jayne Ann Krentz

When All the Girls Have Gone by Jayne Ann Krentz

Posted December 8, 2016 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

     Romantic suspense is always a favorite of mine. I like the combination of elements plus some action and / or mystery. This author looked interesting as well. When All the Girls Have Gone was an easy read but lacked elements to give me an emotional connection. The main characters were likable enough and even somewhat realistic. Charlotte worked in an assisted living facility and had been dumped 5 days before her wedding. She was kind, smart and quite relatable. Max had gotten burned out as a profiler and now was starting his own private investigation business. Both have difficult family histories. They meet when a women dies of a drug overdose who is Charlotte’s sister’s best friend. Charlotte’s sister is now missing. So […]


Spinoff series:  Dangerously Charming by Deborah Blake

Spinoff series: Dangerously Charming by Deborah Blake

Posted September 29, 2016 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

     The Broken Rider series is a spin-off from the Baba Yaga series.  I’ve enjoyed these books as quick, fun reads with magic and romance. Mikhail Day is my favorite of the Riders. I like the bits of humor in these stories. Dangerously Charming is Mikhail’s story after the Riders lose their immortality. His history is full of his charm and coming to the aid of damsels in distress. Jenna is in distress due to a fairy curse, so she knows and understands a bit more about his world than other women would. But she’s strong and doesn’t need someone to take over her problems. I like her. Their relationship is fast and plausible for fiction. The first sentence is “Mikhail Day was rather enjoying […]