Genre: Suspense

TRUST NO ONE by Jayne Ann Krentz

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TRUST NO ONE by Jayne Ann KrentzTrust No One by Jayne Ann Krentz
Published by Putnam Genres: Suspense
ReviewedbyJo

Grace Elland has had several jobs, but she finally believes she has found the one for her.  She currently works for a very well-known motivational speaker, Sprague Witherspoon, as the person in the background making sure that everything runs smoothly.  Grace is one of the three women who run Sprague’s office.  All is going great until Grace discovers Sprague dead in his home.  Now, not only has Grace lost her job, but she is at a loss on what she wants to do with her life.  When she has a chance to move back to her hometown, Grace does this to take the time she needs to plan out her future.

 

Julius Arkwright is a former Marine and a venture capitalist.  Making money comes easily to Julius, but relationships not so much.  If Julius decides he wants something, then he goes for it in business, and it usually turns out golden.  When Julius meets a new woman in town and learns about Grace and her background, he is intrigued.  Julius soon decides that he wants to get closer to Grace and see where it leads.

 

Grace can’t figure out why such a handsome and wealthy man would look twice at her, but she can’t deny that Julius keeps turning up at just the right times.  She also can’t deny the attraction between herself and Julius.  As Grace begins to come up with an idea on what she wants to do, suspicious things start happening and placing Grace in danger.  This is something that Julius is not about to let happen, and he puts all of his skills both as a businessman and as a former Marine to use to keep Grace safe.  Grace has always looked at the bright side of everything, while Julius has a very skeptical view of the world, but for Grace.  The danger is getting closer to Grace as she and Julius put all of the clues together and discover not only who is out to harm Grace, but also who murdered Sprague and why.

 

When a woman who always see the glass half full gets together with a man who see the glass as half empty and plots on how to own the glass, sparks will fly.  Grace and Julius figure out how to bring their differences together in Trust No One.  Several times I wondered how Grace could always be so positive even when faced with danger.  At the same time, I wondered if Julius could lower his walls enough to accept Grace and her sunny personality.  I didn’t need to worry about either Grace or Julius as their journey rolled along.  I really enjoyed watching as Grace showed Julius that helping people ‘just because’ was a good thing, just as I enjoyed watching as Julius showed Grace that not everyone in the world had good intentions.  As the suspense grew thicker, I really loved seeing the true partnership that Grace and Julius had created and the love that was the backbone to that partnership.  Trust No One is packed with suspense and passion that will keep you turning the pages until you learn just who done-it.

WOLF TROUBLE by Paige Tyler

WOLF TROUBLE by Paige Tyler

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WOLF TROUBLE by Paige TylerWolf Trouble by Paige Tyler
Series: SWAT: Special Wolf Alpha Team #2
Published by Sourcebooks Genres: Paranormal, Suspense
ReviewedbyMiranda

Officer Khaki Blake was left out in the cold by her fellow officers, wounded in the line of duty and pissed off by her ex.  However, that doesn’t compare to finding out she is more wolf than human.  When Khaki is offered the position of a lifetime with the country’s elite SWAT team she never dreamed it would come with a werewolf only clause.  She jumps at the chance to get away from her ex and out of the town that let her down.  Khaki is looking forward to the challenges that come with learning to use her werewolf talents and becoming part of a pack. She never counted on needing to learn how to manage the mood swings of her sexy-as-hell team leader!

 

The absolute last thing Senior Corporal Xander Riggs wants on his SWAT team is a woman. No offense to the gender but managing a pack of male werewolves is hard enough.  If you throw in a female werewolf there is no telling what will happen.  It doesn’t take Xander long to realize it’s not his men he needs to worry about.  He is the one acting on impulse around the beautiful shewolf.  Now, he must figure out what he is going to do about the rampaging attraction to Khaki and keep his team safe from a group of crazed bank robbers terrorizing Dallas.

 

Paige Tyler’s Wolf Trouble is almost too hot to handle!  The pulse-pounding action begins at page one and doesn’t let up until the end! I love the scintillating chemistry between Xander and Khaki! These two will have the reader laughing one minute and all hot and bothered the next.

 

One thing I really appreciate about Ms. Tyler’s writing is her ability to create connections quickly.  I immediately felt compassion and anger on Khaki’s behalf for the situation that she is put in at the beginning of the book. I wanted to rampage for her.  It was easy to identify with her as we follow her journey to Dallas and she joins SWAT.  At this point I fell in love with the Alpha heroes of SWAT even further as these sexy men welcomed Khaki to their team and pack.  Khaki is kick ass! She may have some obstacles in her way but never fear Ms. Tyler has written a strong woman that can go toe to toe with Xander Riggs.

 

Xander embodies the term ALPHA.  He’s HAWT, smart, intense and freaking Stubborn! He wants nothing to do with Khaki when she arrives but hey this is romance! It doesn’t take long for him to realize there is something very special about Khaki!  It is a lot of fun watching as he makes a fool of himself though.  Wolf Trouble gives you everything you need in the perfect romance! I read this in one sitting it was so Addicting! Therefore, I am Joyfully Recommending it!

 

Tyler’s Wolf Trouble will be hard to beat on my list of best novels of 2015.

 

HELL OR HIGH WATER by Julie Ann Walker

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HELL OR HIGH WATER by Julie Ann WalkerHell or High Water by Julie Ann Walker
Series: Deep Six #1
Published by Sourcebooks Genres: Contemporary, Suspense
ReviewedbyMiranda

Leo Anderson and his SEAL team have retired off the Florida keys and are on the hunt for sunken treasure.  The men of Deep Six Salvage are battle worn and ready for some R&R but before they even get started a sexy sphinx walks back into their lives.  Leo can hardly believe it when the sizzling Olivia walks onto his island asking for help.  After all their last mission didn’t go exactly as planned.

 

CIA Agent Olivia Mortier has lost a weapon of mass destruction at the bottom of the sea and needs an expert team to get it back ASAP.  She turns to the only man she trusts to get the job done right, but will he help her?  Olivia has a bad feeling about this recent assignment and is determined to get the weapons back before they land in the hands of terrorists.  However, she never counted on being back in close quarters with Leo and the feelings that would be reawakened.  Will they conquer their feelings and the terrorists or let the weapon fall into enemy hands?

 

I am a huge fan of sunken treasure romances.  I was surprised and excited to see my cousin mentioned in Ms. Walker’s book.  After all I grew up listening to the family stories of Mel and the Atocha.  I like the premise of the Deep Six novels.  I mean who doesn’t like to think about a sexy pack of ex-SEALs shirtless diving for treasure? :)

 

Hell or High Water is a great title for this novel because these characters definitely go through hell on the open seas.  Ms. Walker definitely knows how to pack an intense amount of action into her romances.  Leo and Olivia are scorching! These two have so much sexual chemistry it’s insane! It’s unfortunate they are lacking for privacy as they are off to save the world.  However, this causes for some hilarious moments as they keep getting caught making out!

 

My only complaint is I could have done with less page time for the bad guys and more of Leo and friends.  I really enjoyed getting to know the men of Deep Six Salvage and I cannot wait to read the next book in the series!

 

Hell or High Water is a passionate, thrilling race against time!

 

RISKING IT ALL by Tessa Bailey

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RISKING IT ALL by Tessa BaileyRisking it All by Tessa Bailey
Series: Crossing the Line #1
Published by Entangled Publishing, LLC Genres: Contemporary, Suspense
ReviewedbyMiranda

Seraphina Newsom is working undercover trying to find the gangsters responsible for her brother’s death. She may be a bit in over her head but she will do whatever it takes even put her life in danger.  Suddenly, she finds herself alone in the middle of the most dangerous part of New York City.

 

Bowen Driscol is the reluctant gangster forced to take over his father’s criminal empire. Bowen isn’t exactly excited about his new gig. He is less excited when the NYPD blackmails him into protecting a newbie undercover agent gone rogue.  However, Bowen never counted on the way Seraphina would make him feel. Now, he will do whatever it takes to protect her.

 

Tessa Bailey’s Risking It All is racy seduction.  Seraphina and Bowen are both suffering emotionally in their own ways.  They need each other to heal their broken souls but they don’t realize it at first.  In fact, they go through quite a bit of drama.  Bowen and Seraphina are both strong-willed and eager to complete their own agenda. They both have to decide what is most important to them before the danger catches up to them. Risking It All is a thrilling passionate read.

WANTED by Dee Tenorio

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WANTED by Dee TenorioWanted by Dee Tenorio
Series: Deadly Secrets #2
Published by Entangled Publishing, LLC Genres: Suspense
ReviewedbyShayna

 

Former Marine Rick Trelane came back from war scarred inside and out, only to find his hometown overrun by a violent motorcycle club.  Although the biggest threat to his home has now been eradicated, Rick still cannot find peace.  The lone bright spot in his life is his friendship with Whitney Peterson.  That friendship is one Rick will do anything to protect – even deny their growing mutual attraction to one another.

 

Then a dead body shows up and all signs point to Whitney being the prime suspect.  It becomes clear that the woman Rick thought he knew inside and out has secrets, ones he’ll have to uncover if he is to protect her from an unknown danger.  The closer he and Whitney get, the harder it is for Rick to deny his true feelings for her.  But if a killer has his or her way, neither Rick nor Whitney will live long enough to see if their relationship can survive turning from friends to lovers.

 

Wanted is dark and dangerous with a healthy dose of sexy goodness thrown in.  Dee Tenorio knows how to blend suspense and steam, and this second Deadly Secrets novel has both in spades.

 

Rick is a hot as hell undersheriff who has held those he cares about the most at a distance since returning from war.  He’s scarred physically and mentally from his time as a Marine and he truly believes he can’t be the kind of man Whitney deserves.  Of course, he’s completely wrong, and Whitney sees right through his shields to the man within.  She’s smart, kind, and giving – wonderful characteristics that endeared her to me as a reader but qualities that shine all the more brightly once you see what she has survived.  Rick isn’t the only one with horrors in his past and one of the great things about Wanted was watching both he and Whitney heal over the course of the story.

 

Individually, Rick and Whitney are fantastic characters, but as a couple they’re dynamite.  I love a good friends-to-lovers tale and Wanted is an excellent one.  Ms. Tenorio infuses their burgeoning romantic relationship with heartfelt emotion and serious steam – what’s not to love?

 

Outside of Rick and Whitney’s romance there is a murder mystery that adds a great amount of suspense to the story.  Bodies are turning up in Marketta and Whitney is the prime suspect.  I loved watching the pieces of the puzzle fit together and Ms. Tenorio does an incredible job of keeping the action engaging while seamlessly blending the suspense with the romance.  Wanted is every bit as good as the fantastic first Deadly Secrets novel, Convicted.  I love this series and I hope we get to return to Marketta soon – there’s an intriguing medical examiner whose story I desperately want to read!

CYBER ILLUSIONS by Nikki Duncan

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UNDER FIRE by Beth Cornelison

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EXIT STRATEGY by Lena Diaz

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IRRESISTIBLE FORCE by D. D. Ayres

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NO WOMAN LEFT BEHIND by Julie Moffett

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