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Genre: Suspense

HER PERFECT MATE by Paige Tyler

HER PERFECT MATE by Paige Tyler

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HER PERFECT MATE by Paige TylerHer Perfect Mate by Paige Tyler
Series: X-OPS #1
Published by Sourcebooks, Inc. on 2014-05-06
Genres: Paranormal, Suspense
Pages: 320
Reviewed by Miranda

JoyfullyRecommendedSpecial Forces Captain Landon Donovan isn’t exactly happy when he is pulled away from his team in the middle of a mission for a secret assignment.  When he learns he is to be teamed up with a woman he finds sexy as sin, he feels a little better about this assignment. After seeing the beauty fight, Landon is downright excited.

Female shifter Ivy Halliwell isn’t happy to be teamed with another Special Ops guy.  She’s had several partners and none of them have respected her natural talents.  She learns quickly that Landon is different.  He is happy to use her extra gifts to hunt down the bad guys. The only problem is that Ivy can’t stop wanting to jump his bones!  Ivy and Landon will be tested as a major bad guy emerges, putting them in danger. Will they survive long enough to test their feelings for each other?

Paige Tyler has a purrrfect hit on her hands with Her Perfect Mate.  I have been craving a shifter romance that burns the pages and Ms. Tyler’s Her Perfect Mate is brilliantly satisfying.  I absolutely love Her Perfect Mate it has everything you need in a paranormal romance…action, suspense, desire, sizzling chemistry and a romance to die for!

Tyler creates an intriguing world for her phenomenally layered characters.  Landon is your sexy military guy with a hardened exterior but his heart shines through and proves he is much more.   Ivy is exasperated with her partner situation as all of the ones in the past have disregarded her and her skills.  Landon is a delightful change for Ivy and I love how he throws her off balance with his willingness to work together.  They share some intensely sexy scenes.  These two are hot, hot hot! There is one scene that I love and it involves a pizza guy! I could not stop laughing it was totally adorable.  Her Perfect Mate is a movie in the making!  The end was action-packed and so thrilling!  I was holding my breath in anticipation!  You do not want to miss out on this blockbuster read!

Her Perfect Mate is definitely on my Best of list for 2014!

DIRTY LAUNDRY by Rhys Ford

DIRTY LAUNDRY by Rhys Ford

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DIRTY LAUNDRY by Rhys FordDirty Laundry by Rhys Ford
Series: A Cole McGinnis Mystery
Published by Dreamspinner Press on 2013-04
Genres: Gay, Mystery & Detective, Suspense
Pages: 260
Reviewed by Lisa

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P.I. Cole McGinnis has learned the hard way that life can hit you hard when you least expect it.  What seems a lifetime ago he was a ‘boy in blue’, but that ended when his longtime partner on the squad murdered his lover, tried to kill Cole, and then committed suicide.  Retirement was inevitable because of his injuries and his homosexuality was out in the open and unwanted.  Downplaying scandal was apparently their main goal.

Cole considers finding Kim Jae-Min or Jae a gift from the gods after all the heartache and betrayal he suffered.  Predictably there are issues.  Cole’s lover is stuck in a closet of Korean duty to his family.  If his mother or siblings found out they could disown him which would destroy Jae.  Things have been good for Cole and Jae lately, which is probably why Jae’s sister decided to run away from home and land on her brother’s doorstep. 

Problem number two is that Cole and his older brother Mike thought their mother died a long, long time ago.  That idea was shot down when a younger brother reached out to them wanting to meet them.  Apparently mom died only a few years ago after raising their little brother with her second husband.  Cole is feeling bitter, confused, and hurt.  He isn’t sure he wants to add another name to the family tree.

With all the chaos in his life Cole figures it’s an easy case when a fortune teller called Madame Sun hires him.  She thinks someone is after her clients, two have died in a very short time.  What should be a simple investigation is anything but once Cole starts looking into the deaths.  When the body count continues to rise he knows something is definitely wrong.  Between family troubles for Jae, his own sibling issues, and a case that’s getting more dangerous by the hour Cole has his hands full.  Loving Jae, ducking brothers, and dodging bullets, it’s a busy life for one P.I.

This is a guilty pleasure!   Dirty Laundry is a treat.  Author Rhys Ford’s storytelling style is incredibly smooth.  An engaging descriptive narrative, realistic dialogue, and a plotline that sucks the reader in and doesn’t let go. As to the characters in Dirty Laundry – Cole is a fully fleshed out likeable, lovable mess most of the time, Jae is trouble because Cole’s heart won’t survive without him.  Luckily Jae loves him back.  Everyone else is just as important to the story.  Dirty Laundry is an intense dramatic mystery you won’t want to put down even if, ahem, well your bladder is bursting…I Joyfully recommend Dirty Laundry for the truly masterful read that it is.

HEART OF A KILLER by Jaci Burton

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HEART OF A KILLER by Jaci BurtonThe Heart of a Killer by Jaci Burton
Series: The Killer Series #1
Published by Harlequin on 2011-11-01
Genres: Suspense
Pages: 400
Reviewed by Miranda

No one said coming home would be easy. But for Dante Renaldi, it's murder.Before the Special Forces hero has even unpacked his bags from twelve years of active duty, he's embroiled in murder—corpses bearing the brutal trademark he's seen only once before—on the worst night of his life.The last time Detective Anna Pallino saw Dante Renaldi, they were in love. Now, he's part of the connection to a string of fresh homicides and a horrible assault Anna only survived thanks to him.More than anything, Anna wants to trust Dante. But as the bodies and the coincidences stack up, Anna will have to decide, and fast: Is the man she owes her life to the very same one who wants her dead?

Twelve years ago a teenage Anna Pallino’s life came to a screeching halt. She was viciously attacked in the alley behind her work. Dante, her boyfriend, and his foster brothers came to her rescue. Their emotions got away from them and they accidently killed her attacker. There was no turning back, all of their lives were changed forever. Their crime was covered up. Dante left town and didn’t looked back. Now Anna’s a strong independent adult fully capable of taking care of herself. She followed her father’s footsteps and became a detective. Anna has only a few regrets in her life; one of them is not knowing what happened to her first love Dante Renaldi. 

Dante Renaldi left Anna and the foster family he loved to join the Army’s Special Forces. He’s seen his fair share of the world but never been as happy as he was with Anna. Dante is headed back to town to celebrate his foster parents’ anniversary but when he gets there nothing is as expected. Death awaits him. Someone knows what happened twelve years ago and wants revenge. Dante’s homecoming is nothing like he thought it would be. Someone he loves is dead and his beloved Anna is in charge of the investigation. The killer will not be satisfied with one death. Every one Dante loves is a target and he will do whatever it takes to protect them. Anna may not be ready to let Dante back into her life but he will do anything to keep her safe, whether she likes it or not. 

The Heart of a Killer is a complex, clever and captivating novel that will leave you breathless. This fast-paced thriller keeps you guessing as you follow the clues with the appealing hero and heroine. The Heart of a Killer starts a brand new series from Jaci Burton that will have your heart rate jumping as the story unfolds. In true Ms. Burton fashion, The Heart of a Killer weaves a sexy suspense with heart melting romance to create a stunning story. I’m totally in love with Dante and Anna. They are such strong characters with deep histories and bright futures. Their journey is long and arduous but so worth it! I can’t wait to see what’s next in this killer series.

SWEET REWARD by Christy Reece

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SWEET REWARD by Christy ReeceSweet Reward by Christy Reece
Series: Last Chance Rescue #9
Published by Random House LLC on 2011-12-27
Genres: Contemporary, Suspense
Pages: 352
Reviewed by Miranda

WHEN RISK IS THE REWARD—LET THE DANGER BEGIN Adrenaline junkie Jared Livingston has found the perfect blend of exhilaration and danger in his new job at Last Chance Rescue. Raised to depend only on himself, Jared tried marriage, but the end of the relationship renewed his belief that he was meant to be a loner. Now a desperate plea from his ex-wife puts Jared in the unique position of using the skills she despised to rescue her missing daughter. The case brings Jared face-to-face with Mia Ryker, the only agent ever fired from LCR—for playing too far outside the box. Now Mia’s back, and as a team, they’re as compatible as fuel and fire—blowing off tension in each other’s arms, blowing open the secret life of a wealthy philanthropist and his shameful dealings. Their search for the innocent child takes them to places neither have been before—to the edge of danger and to the edge of their hearts.From the Paperback edition.

Jared Livingston likes living life on the edge. His job as an operative for Last Chance Rescue gives him the adrenaline rush that he needs. However, his recent case hits a little too close to home. His ex-wife’s baby is kidnapped and she calls on Jared for help. It seems babies are being nabbed from all over the world. Mostly taken from junkie mother’s but Jared’s ex doesn’t quite fit the profile for she is happily remarried and a successful doctor. 

Mia Ryker ex-Last Chance Rescue operative now runs her own rescue business in Chicago. When a drugged out mom comes to her for help she cannot refuse. Mia knows what it’s like to be at the hands of predators and she will do whatever it takes to get that baby back even work with the sexiest most stubborn man she’s ever met. 

Jared and Mia team up to bring down the man responsible for the kidnappings. Sparks fly as these two share barbs and close quarters. Jared doesn’t like it when Mia must go undercover for the mission but who is he to stop her? The feelings she evokes within him are confusing and it’s best to ignore them. However, when Mia and Jake take their sparring to a whole new level this adrenaline junkie has a big problem letting his woman put herself in harm’s way. Too bad he doesn’t have a choice. 

Christy Reece’s Sweet Reward is a passionate and vivacious thrill-ride! I really love this book! I feel like I’ve been on an epic journey after finishing it. The hero and heroine of Sweet Reward are really exquisite. Jared the sexy hero is really a block of ice at the beginning. He is so afraid to express or even feel emotion. Mia is almost an open book showing all of her emotions as they happen. Both have lived extremely different lives but their haunted pasts are driving them. Mia and Jared have each experienced great hurts in their lives but they strive to save others from hurt. Of course, Mia see’s what she’s doing as helping others where Jared see’s it more as satisfying his need for danger. 

Jared and Mia really balance each other out. I love how she doesn’t back down or behave the way Jared wants her to. Jared believes he can go through the rest of his life without developing any love strings but Mia is making that difficult. She really turns him inside out and I love it! My favorite part is their `I’m sorry’ conversation! I just loved it so much I totally fell head over heels for Jared then! Jared and Mia definitely do not have an easy-peasy relationship. These two will have to work for everything they get including bringing down the mastermind behind the kidnappings. The case is dangerous and really amps up the tension between Jared and Mia. I just loved seeing Jared become vulnerable and to watch as he slowly opens himself up to emotion. Sweet Reward is a superb dramatic feat with a harrowing and unforgettable finish.

SAINT’S GATE by Carla Neggers

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SAINT’S GATE by Carla NeggersSaint's Gate by Carla Neggers
Series: Sharpe & Donovan #1
Genres: Suspense
Reviewed by Jo
Emma Sharpe’s family has always been well known in the field of art criminals and crimes, but she went a slightly different way with her life.  Emma is an FBI agent in an elite group where her knowledge of art crimes is a major asset.  However, today another part of Emma’s past is about to meet up with her present.  Emma is answering a call for help from one of the sisters from Sisters of the Joyful Heart, a nunnery that specializes in art restoration and teaching, when death came calling.
 
Colin Donovan is home on a much needed vacation.  Colin is a deep undercover FBI agent who just finished a mission that took a lot out of him.  The last thing Colin needed was to be called from his vacation by two different friends about the same matter.  One an Irish priest who just heard about a nun who was killed and the other is Emma’s boss who is worried about what she might have fallen into.  Colin agrees to take a look at the situation and travels to Emma’s hometown and the nunnery.
 
When a sexy so called lobsterman suddenly appears around Emma, she knows he is much more than that.  Learning that Colin is also an FBI agent doesn’t surprise Emma or the knowledge that he knows her boss.  Colin might not know much about art or art crimes but he knows a lot about crimes in general and he knows that there is something strange about this murder.  As Colin and Emma come to terms on working this case, as not quite partners, they are also beginning to feel an attraction that neither is sure if they want it at this point in their lives.  Following the clues leads Emma and Colin into the past that involves both the nunnery and Emma’s family.  Answers are being discovered and danger seems to be following the sisters and Emma’s family.  If that isn’t enough, Emma and Colin are also dealing with an intense passion.  When the killer is found lives are on the line and it will take all the moves and knowledge that Emma and Colin have to make sure that when morning breaks everyone will be there to see it. 
 
It takes missing art, nuns, a priest and a killer to bring two FBI agents together in Saint’s Gate. While their meeting was a bit unusual, I loved watching Emma and Colin circle each other and work on finding a killer.  I could see why both Emma and Colin thought that now just wasn’t a good time to begin a relationship, but when fate brings your match sometimes you just have to work with what you have.  The suspense was very intriguing and well done from beginning to the end.  I didn’t figure out the killer until just before their identity was revealed.  I enjoyed watching Colin come to terms with Emma’s past while falling in love with her just as I loved watching Emma fall for Colin even knowing his job could take him away at any time.  While the suspense is the focal point, I could follow loves path as it brought Emma and Colin together.  Saint’s Gate is a spine tingling suspense with just the right touch of romance to bring a sigh by the last page.  I personally will be watching and waiting for the next book that will take Emma and Colin further on their romantic path.

ENEMY MINE by Karin Harlow

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MIDNIGHT SINS by Lora Leigh

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RIPTIDE by Cherry Adair

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NIGHT MOVES by Stephanie Tyler

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IN CLOSE by Brenda Novak

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