Romantic Suspense

Romantic suspense involves an intrigue or mystery for the protagonists to solve. Typically, however, the heroine is the victim of a crime or attempted crime, and works with a hero, who tends to be in a field where he would serve as a protector, such as a police officer, FBI agent, bodyguard, or Navy SEAL. By the end of the novel, the mystery is resolved and the interaction between the hero and heroine has evolved into a solid relationship. These novels primarily take place in contemporary times, but authors such as Amanda Quick have broadened the genre to also include historical and futuristic timeframes.

Like all romances, romantic suspense novels must place the development of a relationship between the protagonists at the heart of the story. The relationship “must impact each decision they make and increase the tension of the suspense as it propel the story. In turn, the events of suspense must also directly affect the relationship and move the story forward.” Romantic suspense novels tend to have more “clean” language, without the “emotional, intimate” descriptions often used in more traditional romances. Because the mystery is a crucial aspect of the plot, these novels are more plot-driven instead of character-driven.

05 Jan

Review: Silent Threat by Dana Marton


“Oh God. The Murray curse strikes again.” She said the bitter words. “I’m just too stupid to learn.” Her lips wobbled. “Please leave.” Her eyes glinted with tears, devastation in her expression, in the way she held herself, as if on the verge of collapsing. Jesus. He’d made her cry. Cole’s gut twisted. “Annie, please.” He came to his knees, then to his feet. He couldn’t lose her.

13 Nov

Review Tour & Giveaway: Alpha Chef by Sue Brown


“Stay down!” Riordan snapped. “Someone’s firing at us.”
Greg’s muscles locked in place. “Where?”
“I don’t know. We’re sheltered by the table and the wall, but until I can get a fix on the shooter I don’t know whether it’ll stay that way.”

07 Nov

Review: Alpha Barman by Sue Brown

GLBTQ Romance

Jake watched the tic jump under Mitch’s left eye, a sure sign he was angry. “You know the risks. Why are you being so damn stupid?”
“He stole everything from me,” Jake said. “He’s not having my bar, too.”
The tic jumped uncontrollably for a few seconds. “He didn’t steal me… us. You were the one who threw that away.”

18 Oct
11 Aug

Review: Dirty Deeds by HelenKay Dimon

GLBTQ Romance

No dirty deed goes unnoticed in a seductive game of cat and mouse. But for Alec and Gaige, the wrong move could get them killed.

20 Jun

Review: Hot Velocity & Ballistic Cowboys series by Elle James

Category Romance

This has been a great series with heart pounding action and suspense, a good mystery and four couples who find love with each other.

02 Jun

Review Tour and Giveaway: By The Numbers by RJ Scott


Former SEAL Daniel is new to Sanctuary, tasked with watching Brandon, a brilliant geek with way too many secrets. Falling in love with quirky Brandon is easy; now he just has to make sure secrets don’t end up with them both dying.

27 May

Review: Sanctuary Series by RJ Scott

GLBTQ Romance

Suspenseful, romantic, riveting. I love the Sanctuary men!

25 May

Release Blitz, Giveaway & Review: Road to the Sun by Keira Andrews


Out Now! A desperate father. A lonely ranger. Unexpected love that can’t be denied.

23 May

Review: The Darkest Corner by Liliana Hart


New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Liliana Hart’s first book in her suspenseful Gravediggers series, featuring an elite group of mysterious men who might be dead to the world, but are also tasked with saving it—and no one can ever know.

17 May

Release Blitz and Giveaway: By The Numbers by RJ Scott


Release Blitz! By The Numbers, Sanctuary 10 out now.

20 Apr

Release Blitz / Review / Giveaway: Tempting Justice by Fiona Archer

Contemporary Romance

Fall in love with these Aussie street boys as they find happiness and adventure with their all American gals.