Genre: Suspense

THE INNOCENT by Shiloh Walker

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THE INNOCENT by Shiloh WalkerThe Innocent by Shiloh Walker
Series: FBI: Psychics #2
Published by Samhain Publishing Genres: Paranormal, Suspense
Reviewed by Jo

Jay Roberts has a psychic gift doesn’t allow her to touch anyone and gloves are her necessary accessory but she finally risks reaching out from her personal life isolation and enters into a very sexy online relationship with a cop, but after several months he suddenly breaks everything off with Jay.  Now that she has reached out, Jay isn’t going to let herself just be dropped with no explanation and she goes to the small town of Hell.  Only to find out there is much more going on than just a man getting cold feet.

 

Linc Dawson is no longer a cop, but he is now a very vengeful father out to make the people who didn’t help his missing daughter or Linc himself during his search for her suffer the consequences.  It’s been months now that he has been searching and while he hasn’t found her body, he knows that the odds of finding her alive are beyond slim.  When he walks into a store to find Jay there, things in his life are shaken up even more.  Linc has never believed in psychic gifts and he doesn’t plan to start now.

 

Jay finds out what was behind Linc walking away from her but now that is only a part of her issues.  Now Jay knows what is going on in Hell and she isn’t going to let it happen any longer and calls in the one type of help she knows will get the job done – other psychics.  Jay and Linc struggle with their feelings while putting together the clues on what exactly happened to Linc’s daughter and the other missing people.  When all of the clues finally come together some hearts will be healed and some will be broken and the small town of Hell will never be the same again, but that isn’t a bad thing.  In the aftermath can Jay and Linc find a way to allow their passion to blossom into the love that is just waiting for them?

 

A pragmatic cop and a psychic are not your normal couple but these are not your everyday couple either.  Jay and Linc discover a red hot passion while hunting for the truth about Linc’s daughter in The Innocent.  I loved just how feisty Jay was from the beginning until the end, even when the odds weren’t in her favor.  Linc had me from the minute he tired to protect Jay in the store.  I really loved watching as they not only search for what happened to his daughter but also tried to transition through the potholes of a new relationship.  As I turned the last page I knew that the future might be a bit rocky for Jay and Linc for a while but I know that they will be there for each other and those they love.  I can’t wait to see what the next chapter is in the world Ms. Walker has created.  The Innocent takes suspense to a spine tingling end with a hot passion thrown in and just enough danger to keep the spice going.

NIGHT DIVER by Elizabeth Lowell

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NIGHT DIVER by Elizabeth LowellNight Diver by Elizabeth Lowell
Published by Harper Collins on 2014-04-08
Genres: Contemporary, Suspense
Pages: 400
Reviewed by Lisa
New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Lowell plunges into the adventurous and deadly world of underwater treasure hunters in a heart-stopping tale that superbly combines atmosphere, action, romance, and suspenseAfter a family tragedy, Kate Donnelly left the Caribbean behind forever. But a series of bad management decisions has left her family's diving and marine-recovery business drowning in red ink. Now her brother pleads with her to come back to the island nation of St Vincent. Without Kate's financial expertise, the iconic treasure-hunting enterprise started by her grandfather will go under. Unable to say no to the little family she has left, Kate heads back to the beautiful and terrifying ocean that still haunts her nightmares.Holden Cameron was addicted to the adrenaline rush of active duty—including narrowly surviving an underwater explosives accident. The last thing the former British military diver wants is to babysit a family of thieves on a tropical island—even if they are the world-famous Diving Donnellys. But in his new civilian job, Holden must investigate the suspicious activity surrounding a Donnelly dive to recover treasure from the ancient wreck of a pirate ship. When equipment, treasure, and even divers begin to disappear, Kate and Holden form an uneasy alliance to uncover the truth. But the deeper they plummet into the mystery, the closer they come to each other. Soon they are sharing their deepest fears and darkest secrets—and a combustible chemistry too hot to ignore.

A family tragedy sent teenage Kate Donnelly running from the only life she’d known, the life she loved unconditionally until the ocean took her beloved parents.  She left behind a grandfather and an older brother, Larry, to pick up the pieces of a once thriving salvage operation aboard the Golden Bough.

 

Over the years she kept her personal vow to stay away. Kate made a new life for herself until the day an impassioned phone call from Larry begging for help brings her full circle and back to the island of Saint Vincent.  At the same time Holden Cameron also arrives on the island.  The decorated military diver was forced to retire due to injuries and now works for Her Majesties Government Antiquities Office.  It will be Holden’s job to ascertain whether to shut down the salvage operation immediately or give the captain of the Golden Bough more rope to financially hang.

 

The Donnelly ship is anchored over the Moon Rose, a pirate ship rumored to be filled with treasure though very little has been found thus far.  Either the wreck is a bust or someone is helping themselves on their own time.  From the moment they meet the sexual tension between Kate and Holden is palpable, added spice is the mystery of whether there’s a treasure to be found.  If anyone is stealing it must be a Donnelly, every clue they unearth points to Larry or Grandpa.  The clock is ticking and a hurricane is barreling down on them just to make things even more interesting…

 

Night Diver is simply…wow!  Author Elizabeth Lowell knows exactly how to draw the reader in with cleverly constructed word building, a multi-layered plotline, and most importantly characters who grow and adapt.  Even the most land locked reader will feel the neoprene suits and the bubbles and understand what’s happening.  Kate is a delight, Holden is absolutely luscious.  As Night Diver unfolds the mysteries begin, the red herrings, and the dropped crumbs.  Then the climax twists, turns, and explodes.  The real treasure is reading Night Diver.

HER LONE WOLF by Paige Tyler

HER LONE WOLF by Paige Tyler

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HER LONE WOLF by Paige TylerHer Lone Wolf by Paige Tyler
Series: X-Ops #2
Published by Sourcebooks, Inc. on 2014-11-04
Genres: Paranormal, Suspense
Pages: 352
Reviewed by Miranda

JoyfullyRecommendedFBI Special Agent Danica Beckett walked away from the man she loved years ago to save his life.  She comforts herself in her work but has been unable to move on.  When grisly murders land in her territory she must reach out for help from her old boss.  Danica’s history with shifters tells her the killer is a shifter and more dangerous than her and her new partner can handle.  She asked for help but she never expected to see the man who holds her heart to walk back into her life.

 

The absolute last thing shifter Clayne Buchanan wants is to work with the woman who broke his heart into a million pieces.  However, orders are orders and if a shifter murderer needs to be put down he is the man for the job.  Clayne just didn’t counted on the difficult time he would have being so close to the woman that got away.

 

A killer wants to play a game of cat and mouse with the feds.  He stalks his prey lasciviously taunting Danica and Clayne.  Once again, Danica and Clayne must work together or find themselves on the wrong end of a shifter’s claws.  Will their passion reignite or will a killer get to them first?

 

Paige Tyler gets an A+ for Her Lone Wolf and the X-Ops series.  Tyler infuses sexy romance with an outstanding plot and characters that leave you wanting more in Her Lone Wolf.  I could not wait to find out about the woman that Clayne was meant to be with.  Clayne definitely stood out in the first X-Ops series book, Her Perfect Mate.  He is a very passionate and wild character and that side of him came out a lot in Her Lone Wolf.

 

The second Clayne and Danica are on the pages together the reader can feel the intensity between them.  It is electric and I couldn’t help but smile with anticipation. There are some ghastly scenes in the novel but they bring the suspense and keep the reader guessing.  Clayne and Danica really are the perfect team.  They have such chemistry, it’s as if they would not be complete without each other.

 

Her Lone Wolf’s murder mystery is first rate but it’s the emotion that Tyler weaves into the story that makes it unforgettable.  I found myself swept up not only in the relationship between Clayne and Danica but the other characters as well.  With characters like these it’s impossible not to fall in love with them all and keep coming back for more.

 

Her Lone Wolf is must read romance!

BOUND TO DANGER by Katie Reus

BOUND TO DANGER by Katie Reus

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BOUND TO DANGER by Katie ReusBound to Danger by Katie Reus
Series: Deadly Ops #2
Published by Penguin, Signet on 2014-08-05
Genres: Contemporary, Suspense, Thrillers
Pages: 352
Reviewed by Miranda

At a benefit dinner, community activist Maria Cervantes overhears two men plotting a terrorist attack that could rock Miami to its core. But before she can alert authorities, she’s almost killed in a massive explosion—and wakes up in a hospital with no memory of what happened. As the sole survivor of the attack, she is now a person of interest to the NSA—and especially to Agent Cade O’Reilly. Because Maria is the one woman Cade has never been able to forget. Years ago, they were closer than either was willing to admit—until Cade disappeared when Maria needed him most. Now he’s sticking by her, whether she likes it or not. Because the memories locked inside her mind could hold vital clues to the next attack. Because terrorists want her dead—and because he never wants to let her go again.

JoyfullyRecommendedMaria Cervantes is known around Miami as a community activist.  Unfortunately, at the latest charity event Maria overhears the wrong conversation.  As Maria attempts to get help the party is blown to bits.  Being the only survivor Maria is a hot commodity among the good guys and bad guys.  The bad want her dead and one very hot NSA agent wants to keep her alive for personal and professional reasons.

 

Agent Cade O’Reilly has carried a torch for Maria for a long time.  She was there for him like no other could be when he served overseas.  But tragedy took him away from her and now a different kind of tragedy brings them back together.  Maria doesn’t know who is out to get her.  Cade is going to do whatever it takes to keep her safe and figure out the next target before it’s too late.

 

Katie Reus knows how to get the adrenaline pumping with her latest Deadly Ops. novel, Bound to Danger.  While this is the second book in Ms. Reus’ Deadly Ops novels it can be read as a standalone.  Before reading Bound to Danger make sure you are ready for high stakes action, drama and a romance to bet your life on.

 

Maria Cervantes is a smart and likable character.  She walks into danger unwittingly, suffers unimaginable loss, but keeps fighting against those that are hunting her down.  Of course, it doesn’t hurt that she has one strong and handsome man of honor ready to defend her.  Cade O’Reilly is a man who knows what he wants and makes it clear he’s going to get it.  He has this effortless way of asserting his dominance.  He isn’t arrogant like most Alpha types which I liked.  Don’t get me wrong I love the “I am Man hear me roar” type of Alpha but there was something subtle about Cade that I really enjoyed.  It didn’t hurt that these characters were backed up with a great plot.  I don’t really care for the villain’s point of view but it works here.  It helps to heighten the dramatic tension.

 

If you are like me and never found a summer blockbuster to fall in love with Bound to Danger is for you.  Katie Reus’ Bound to Danger packs tons of intensity into her latest Deadly Ops novel.  I started this read after searching Netflix, Amazon and Hulu for something filled with action and romance with no luck.  Bound to Danger exceeded my high expectations and if you are in need of an entertaining read this is the book for you!

 

Bound to Danger is a Joyfully Recommended Read!

A LITTLE HARMLESS SUBMISSION by Melissa Schroeder

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A LITTLE HARMLESS SUBMISSION by Melissa SchroederA Little Harmless Submission by Melissa Schroeder
Series: Harmless #6
Published by Self Published Genres: BDSM, Contemporary, Suspense
Reviewed by Miranda

Maria Callahan is a profiler with the FBI. Maria has grown up in the business of profiling. Her father was Big John Callahan, profiler extraordinaire. Maria has had to work twice as hard to prove that she can live up to her father’s legend. Her big break has finally arrived. There is a serial killer called the Dom hunting women in high-end BDSM clubs and viciously killing them. Maria has the perfect plan to capture the Dom and she’s going to Hawaii, the latest playground of the Dom, to do it.

Rome Carino is the lead detective on the Dom case in Hawaii. He doesn’t have a problem with the female FBI agent butting in on his case. He does however have a problem with her plan to use herself as bait. Rome can’t fight the burgeoning feelings he has for Maria. Her plan is a good one but he can’t stand the thought of putting a woman he cares for in danger.

While working undercover, Rome and Maria grow closer. The Dom lurks in the shadows stalking his latest prey. Can they discover the identity of the Dom before it’s too late?

A Little Harmless Submission is a thrilling edge of your seat read with enough sizzle to burn the pages! Melissa Schroeder is at the top of her game with the intense mystery and highly passionate romance in A Little Harmless Submission. I cannot get enough of the incredible romance between Rome and Maria. These two lit up the pages with their witty banter and sensual bedroom fun. Both Rome and Maria bring tons of emotion to their relationship. Their individual histories provide huge insight into what drives them both today. I really became attached to this couple! A Little Harmless Submission features a fantastic story. I found myself consumed in the mystery surrounding the Dom killer. I am becoming obsessed with the Harmless series. The exotic locale and the sexy as sin characters plus the magical stories, make this series a decadent treat! Keep them coming Ms. Schroeder! I can’t wait for the next Harmless novel.

A LITTLE HARMLESS FASCINATION by Melissa Schroeder

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BACKWOODS by Jill Sorenson

BACKWOODS by Jill Sorenson

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RIVER ROAD by Jayne Ann Krentz

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A ROYAL BIND by Sui Lynn

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BAD NIGHTS by Rebecca York

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