Genre: Suspense

HER WILD HERO by Paige Tyler

HER WILD HERO by Paige Tyler

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HER WILD HERO by Paige TylerHer Wild Hero by Paige Tyler
Series: X-Ops #3
Published by Sourcebooks Genres: Paranormal, Suspense
ReviewedbyMiranda

Declan McBride is a bear shifter that has yet to embrace his shifter side.  He works for the Department of Covert Ops using his skills to serve the government.  His latest mission takes him and a team to the jungle of Costa Rica.  Declan didn’t count on one of his teammates being the beautiful Kendra Carlson.

 

Kendra has been with the DCO for years and is finally going out in the field after rigorous training.  She is looking forward to the operation in Costa Rica but never counted on being chased by an army of hybrid shifters.

 

When Declan and Kendra get separated from their team they must fight to survive and deal with their underlying feelings for each other! They both will have to push themselves to the limit if they’re going to get out of the jungle alive.

 

Paige Tyler’s Her Wild Hero is explosive, action-packed romantic excellence! I swear I felt like I was in the middle of a theater watching a summer blockbuster as Her Wild Hero took me for a wild, exhilarating ride.  Ms. Tyler is crafty with her pen as she makes the reader fall in love with two characters as they are right in the middle of a death-defying journey.

 

Declan and Kendra have been my favorite characters since book one in the X-Ops series, Her Perfect Mate.  Declan is such a teddy bear, pun intended J.  He has been in love with Kendra since they met but she has been hard to pin down.  Kendra is a smart character with a huge heart.  She has been good at pairing other people but always going after the wrong guy herself.  Finally, these two must spend some quality time together.  It is a shame they are doing it under fire in the middle of the jungle but it does heighten the sexual tension and add more drama to this fantastic novel.

 

Her Wild Hero will leave you wanting more of Tyler’s X-Ops!

MAKE YOU MINE by Jackie Ashenden

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MAKE YOU MINE by Jackie AshendenMake You Mine by Jackie Ashenden
Series: Nine Circles #2
Published by St. Martin's Press Genres: Contemporary, Suspense
ReviewedbyMelissa

Alex St. James makes the very difficult decision to confront his past. A decision that has been a very long time coming. In order to make this plan work he needs his body guard Katya Ivanov to play the part of his girlfriend. As former Russian military, playing a rich man’s girlfriend is not exactly something Katya feels comfortable with but when Alex offers to help her fulfil a promise she has no choice but to agree. As danger and conspiracy surrounds them Alex and Katya find the attraction that has always simmered below the surface bubbles to the top. Can they survive the danger and make a future together or will the past pull them apart?

 

Make You Mine is the second story in Jackie Ashenden’s Nine Circles Novels. Having read and thoroughly enjoyed the first book, Mine To Take, I was ecstatic when I discovered that Alex’s story was next. Through the book Alex infuriated me, broke my heart and made me fall in love. Add Kayta with her promise that could change everything and Make You Mine is a ride that I never wanted to end!!

IN HIS KEEPING by Maya Banks

IN HIS KEEPING by Maya Banks

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IN HIS KEEPING by Maya BanksIn His Keeping by Maya Banks
Series: Slow Burn #2
Published by Avon Genres: Contemporary, Fantasy, Suspense
ReviewedbyJo

Arial Rochester has known she was different since she was a small child and has tried her entire life to keep her differences a closely-held secret.  Arial is one of the people who was born with extremely strong psychic abilities.  As the only child of a very wealthy couple, Arial knows that she has a bigger chance than normal of being a target if her abilities come out.  Now grown up and at her first job and living on her own for the first time, Arial is loving her first experiences of freedom.  However, after an attack which made Arial use her abilities to save herself goes viral online, Arial turns to her rocks—her parents.  That viral video will turn Arial’s life inside out and upside down before it’s all over.

 

Beau Devereaux is one of the Devereaux children and one of the heads of Devereaux Security.  Beau and his siblings have done everything they can to put their parents’ reputation and business associates behind them and have a thriving and well regarded business now.  Beau was unusually drawn to a video showing an attack on a young woman, and he can’t figure out why exactly. With so many demands on his time with a new and busy business, Beau puts the video behind him until he discovers the same young woman in his lobby requesting a meeting with him or his brother.  Intrigued, Beau invites the woman into his office.

 

Arial promised her father a while ago that if she ever needed help and he wasn’t available, that she had to go to the Devereaux. Arial has no idea why her father made her promise or how he knows them.  But after a major security breach in her family’s protection, Arial is on the run and scared. Beau isn’t sure if he should accept Arial as a client, but something about her story and her body language has him agreeing to her requests. When the danger hits them immediately, Beau knows that someone is after Arial, and it seems that they have excellent sources. This is the first of many attempts to get Arial and to get rid of Beau. Beau and his team work with Arial to find out who got to her family and who wants Arial so badly. On the run, Arial is about to learn about her abilities and everyone within her scope will be affected by them, for good or bad, because Arial is ready to make people pay for what has happened in the last week or so.

 

Take one strong and protective man and one shy but powerful and determined woman and stir, not shake for goodness shake, and you have a story that will keep you reading until way too late into the night.  Arial and Beau not only find the answers to what is going on immediately, while dodging the danger directed at them all while finding a love that no abilities will be able to harm in In His Keeping. I will state right off that do not start this book if you have to get up early in the morning, because you won’t want to put it down, even to sleep.  I fell in love with Arial and Beau immediately, even with the footsy work going on as they first meet.  I loved watching as Arial and Beau discovered that their attraction was so much more than a minute thing and how fast they clicked. I also enjoyed watching as Arial found that she could stand up to anything, including murderous hitmen and Beau’s obnoxious older brother. The suspense kept me turning the pages as fast as could to see what was going to happen next. Actually, there was very little I didn’t enjoy as I went along with Beau and Arial on their journey.

 

In His Keeping has the perfect combo of suspense and passion with so many more elements thrown in to keep you enthralled.  If you haven’t guessed yet, I absolutely had to Joyfully Recommend this book as not only a must-read but a keeper that you will read over and over again. You do not have to read this series in order, I admit I didn’t, however I am going straight to my favorite book seller to buy book one because I just have to see what happened there.  I really cannot wait until the next book comes out, because I’m truly loving this series so far.

DARKER THAN DESIRE by Shiloh Walker

DARKER THAN DESIRE by Shiloh Walker

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DARKER THAN DESIRE by Shiloh WalkerDarker Than Desire by Shiloh Walker
Series: Secrets & Shadows #3
Published by St. Martin's Press Genres: Suspense
ReviewedbyJo

Sybil Chalmers is the lover of Caine Yoder and has been for quite a few years.  She has always hoped that he would one day accept all that she offered him, but she has known it would be a huge gamble to have the man that was Caine forever.  Sybil knows one of Caine’s biggest secrets—that of whom he really is. Sybil feel in love with the man, and she is more than willing to fight for that man.  The question is, when the truth is more well-known in the town, will he be willing to stay and accept all that Sybil will give?

 

David Sutter, for all purposes, died one night many years before when he was a teenager, and Caine Yoder was born.  Caine was a hard working Amish man who could be cranky at times, but was respected by the town of Madison.  David had to disappear after the night he tried to break free from a personal nightmare. Things went drastically wrong.  Many lives were changed that night and, finally, after so many years, the truth is coming out.  But it seems like someone doesn’t just want the truth to come out, but for the members of a twisted group to pay for their crimes in the ultimate way.

 

David knew when he admitted to the police who he really was, that he would be the center of attention for the citizens of Madison.  But what he didn’t expect was to find that people close to him for one reason or another to also be turning up dead once he left his identity as Caine.  Sybil knew that helping David adjust to life in town wouldn’t be easy and that there would be a lot of talk, but she also didn’t expect him to become the person at the center of another round of deaths that seems to be connected to him somehow.  Not only is the truth coming out about the sick group who sexually abused boys—both in the past and the present—but by the time the answers are all revealed, the truth about the newest murders will also be resolved.  Madison had many deep and dark secrets, but now the majority of the truth is known, and it is finally Sybil and David’s time to love in the sunlight instead of just in the darkness.

 

A man thought long dead suddenly comes clean and, with the help of a woman who has loved him as both men, gets the justice so long in coming.  Darker Than Desire brings David and Sybil closer together and tears them apart only to have love win-out when all is said and done.  David has been hiding in plain sight for years now, and one of his only highlights in life has been his time with Sybil.  I couldn’t believe how hard it must have been for Sybil to first keep quiet when she knew about the dual identities that David had. I also felt for David as he tried to keep Sybil safe by turning away from her.  I have to say that I’m not so sure I would have forgiven him as fast as Sybil did, but I could see why he did it and just how hard he worked to make it right at the end.  I was amazed as many of the threads were pulled and knotted in this book about the many secrets that Madison had. I was also amazed by the many internal relationships that were exposed as David and Sybil’s story unrolled.  I am so very happy that so many of the destroyed lives in Madison have finally found love and happiness.  Darker Than Desire is one heck of a ride from the beginning to the end—

bringing David and Sybil together and tying up almost all of the loose ends in this series. I have loved this series, with all its many twists and turns, from the first novellas until now when David finally has his shot at happiness.

 

I just had to Joyfully Recommend Darker Than Desire as a must-read. In fact, I highly recommend the entire series as a must-read. I do believe that this series must be read in order to understand all of the tiny clues along the way. Remember to start with the novellas so that you understand this strange town of Madison and its mysteries.

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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AGAINST THE SKY by Kat Martin

AGAINST THE SKY by Kat Martin

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NO BIZ LIKE SHOW BIZ by Julie Moffett

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HARBOR ISLAND by Carla Neggers

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NO TEST FOR THE WICKED by Julie Moffett

NO TEST FOR THE WICKED by Julie Moffett

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