Genre: Suspense

RUNNING FROM THE PAST by Katie Reus

RUNNING FROM THE PAST by Katie Reus

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RUNNING FROM THE PAST by Katie ReusRunning from the Past by Katie Reus
Published by Self Published Genres: Contemporary, Suspense
RecommendedbyMIRANDA2

Miami socialite Emma Garcia is used to running to sales not from gun wielding psychos.  But when she witnesses her fiancé murder two women she has no choice.  Luckily, she finds a job as a horse farm chef in the middle of nowhere.  However, she never expected to find herself attracted to her hot boss.

 

Caleb Ryder is a wealthy ex-Marine.  He owns a horse farm and is in desperate need of a chef for his employees.  Caleb has a feeling the young lady applying for the job is lying about who she really is but he hires her anyway. Emma proves to be an exceptional chef.  He cannot resist her food or her body.

 

Someone get me a fan! Katie Reus sets the pages on fire with Emma and Caleb in Running from the Past.  These two are on fire with sexual chemistry.  Caleb is the perfect Alpha male to protect Emma’s body and heart. He is one of those sexy types that turn you on when he goes above and beyond for his woman.  Emma is a strong woman.  She learns just how strong she can be when she is able to be free in this new life with Caleb.  Loads of suspenseful moments and blistering scenes make Running from the Past a Joyfully Recommended Read! I could not put this down once I started!

HOT AND BOTHERED by Crystal Green

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HOT AND BOTHERED by Crystal GreenHot and Bothered by Crystal Green
Series: Rough & Tumble #3
Published by Berkley Publishing Group Genres: Suspense, Western
ReviewedbyMiranda

Rochelle Burton is a successful author with a stalker.  She is headed to her home town, outside of Las Vegas for her latest book tour and needs a bodyguard.  It just so happens that her ex is a professional bullet catcher. Rochelle isn’t all that excited to be contacting her ex to be her bodyguard. After all the last time they saw each other he took her virginity and she snuck out of bed and right out of town.

 

Gideon Lane has shared his bed with many women since Rochelle but none compared to her.  He is shocked when she asks for his help.  There is no way he could turn her down especially after seeing the woman she has grown up to be. Gideon has no problem keeping her safe from her stalker but who will protect her from him?

 

Rochelle and Gideon are determined to keep things professional but some things are just plain impossible. Will they rekindle their love or will a tryst get things out of their system?

 

Rochelle and Gideon have great chemistry in Hot and Bothered.  Unfortunately, their lengthy internal monologues got on my nerves.  The lead up to them having sex was hot but after things fizzled for me.  The stalker story wasn’t as suspenseful as I would have liked. Maybe I would have enjoyed it more if I had read the first two books in the series and knew all of the secondary characters.  There are definitely some colorful characters that reside at the Rough & Tumble but I couldn’t get into them. :(

AGAINST THE SKY by Kat Martin

AGAINST THE SKY by Kat Martin

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AGAINST THE SKY by Kat MartinAgainst the Sky by Kat Martin
Series: The Brodies of Alaska
Published by Zebra Genres: Contemporary, Suspense
Reviewed by Melissa

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Nick Brodie has seen too much. As a police detective in Alaska, he’s seen the worst of the worst and needs a break. His family steps in and surprises him with a trip to Las Vegas. Samantha Hollis is in Las Vegas on business when she meets Nick. Neither of them are looking for forever but even as they agree to the old saying “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” they find themselves wanting more. Even after returning to their respective homes, they can’t stay away from each other and before long Samantha is on a trip to Alaska. Both Nick and Samantha are falling in love but their lifestyles are so different. Can they find a way to be together?

 

From about the second chapter, I knew that Against the Sky was going to be a Recommended Read! I fell in love with Nick and Samantha, never wanting their story to end. Kat Martin has me addicted with her Brodies of Alaska series. I can’t wait to see whose story will be next!

NO BIZ LIKE SHOW BIZ by Julie Moffett

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NO BIZ LIKE SHOW BIZ by Julie MoffettNo Biz Like Show Biz by Julie Moffett
Series: Lexi Carmichael Mystery #4
Published by Carina Press Genres: Suspense
Reviewed by Jo

Lexi Carmichael is still recovering from her last job in Rome, but all this time off is driving her up the wall. Being at home is giving her way too much time to think about her love life and the two men in it.  So Lexi takes the solution that any geek genius would, she bribes her boss to let her come back to work again just in time to be hired by a producer in Hollywood.  It seems that his company is doing a reality show on geeks dating and someone is hacking into the servers thereby tainting the voting results.

 

Lexi hates the concept of the show and the way it’s being run but she hates even more is that a hacker is interfering with the results.  Lexi gets right to work on figuring out just who is behind the vote tampering and soon learns that not all of the contestants are who they say they are.  As Lexi becomes more knowledgeable about the show, the people working it and the contestants, she soon becomes much more involved in the show than she ever wanted or expected. Lexi must not only find the hacker before the show is brought down but also prove that geeks deserve love too.  While working on the second part of that challenge, one of the men she is romantically involved with shows up to help her out.  Lexi knows deduces who’s behind the hack, now she just has to prove it in a way that will solve the problem.  By the time Lexi leaves Hollywood, she becomes the geek who comes away with a love that makes her toes tingle and has safely completed another job successfully.

 

Take one girl geek, throw in a bit of Hollywood magic and computer genius and you have an idea of the issues involved in No Biz Like Showbiz.  For being a girl geek with the normal social issues that brings, Lexi sure can make things happen and has captured the heart of one handsome and sexy geek. I love how Lexi doesn’t see herself as others do but can get to the bottom almost any problem that has to do with computers and analytical thinking.  This time she not only saves a television show but shows a hacker the true ends and outs as well as the responsibilities of hacking and found the time to gain a boyfriend that can curl her toes with his kisses.  I really enjoy watching Lexi work her way through a mystery and save the day while struggling to understand the mysterious ways of being social. I can’t wait to see the next mystery that comes Lexi’s way and her progress with the new official boyfriend in her life.  No Biz Like Showbiz is full of humor, a touch of suspense and one heck of a genius geek showing just how things are done.

HARBOR ISLAND by Carla Neggers

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HARBOR ISLAND by Carla NeggersHarbor Island by Carla Neggers
Series: Sharpe & Donovan #4
Published by MIRA Genres: Suspense
Reviewed by Jo

Emma Sharpe and her fiancé, Colin Donovan, are FBI agents and both are enjoying their down time after several back to back cases which have all had a link to Emma’s grandfather’s biggest case, one that still remains unsolved. Emma’s grandfather was an world renowned art detective and Emma is an art specialist for her elite team with the FBI.  Colin is also part of the same team, but his background is very different, he’s a deep cover investigator.  One morning while Colin is out, Emma gets a phone call asking her to meet the mysterious caller on a small island in the Boston Harbor.

 

What Emma finds is a dead woman with a relic in her hand that Emma knows is from the same art heist from her grandfathers’ unsolved case.  Calling Colin to join her, Emma begins yet another case involving her family and the stolen ancient Celtic art that has been missing for so long.  Colin and Emma work side by side to follow the clues that surround the dead woman’s very dysfunctional family and that Celtic art. Each clue brings the danger closer to Emma and Colin and it seems for every answer they find, yet more questions come up. The clues also involve their entire FBI team, some more intimately than others.  As if that isn’t enough, Emma and Colin are facing questions and concerns regarding their engagement and undercurrents that are happening within the FBI that could very well tear them apart.

 

The killer is closer than either Emma or Colin imagined as they not only discover just who did the murder but why.  Another angle is that their friend and Irish priest, Father Finian seems to be tangled up in this case yet again, but this time a past relationship will bring his faith into question.  The final answers will bring deadly danger and will destroy one family and bring another closer together, while yet others will confirm that their current paths are exactly what are right for them.  Most importantly, the answers to several art robberies will become known – if not “solved.”

 

Fate and love brought two souls together who shouldn’t work, yet while surrounded by death and danger their love only grows stronger and stronger.  Emma and Colin discover this is true in Harbor Island.  I have grown absolutely in love with Emma and Colin as their romance has developed.  This last case of theirs not only solved several long lasting mysteries but also solved a very recent murder that all but happened in front of Emma.  I also love watching how Emma and Colin team up to solve their cases, it is so interesting how they approach investigations from such different directions.  Chaos is still in the air with their professional lives and I know that it will affect their personal lives – yet I find myself hoping that their next adventure shows up soon so I can visit with them again.  Harbor Island kept this reader riveted with suspense, deadly danger and fierce passion that kept me on the edge of my seat until the very last page.  Grab a comfy chair when you open Harbor Island because you won’t want to move anytime soon.

NO TEST FOR THE WICKED by Julie Moffett

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TASTE ME DEADLY by Nikki Duncan

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SWEETER THAN SIN by Shiloh Walker

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COUNT ON ME by Lauren Dane

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AWAKENED by Virna DePaul

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