Genre: Suspense

RIVER ROAD by Jayne Ann Krentz

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RIVER ROAD by Jayne Ann KrentzRiver Road by Jayne Ann Krentz
Published by Penguin on 2014-01-07
Genres: Suspense
Pages: 352
Reviewed by Jo

From the New York Times–bestselling author of Dream Eyes and Copper Beach, a brand-new quintessential Jayne Ann Krentz romance. It’s been thirteen years since Lucy Sheridan was in Summer River. The last time she visited her aunt Sara there, as a teenager, she’d been sent home suddenly after being dragged out of a wild party—by the guy she had a crush on, just to make it more embarrassing. Obviously Mason Fletcher—only a few years older but somehow a lot more of a grown-up—was the overprotective type who thought he had to come to her rescue. Now, returning after her aunt’s fatal car accident, Lucy is learning there was more to the story than she realized at the time. Mason had saved her from a very nasty crime that night—and soon afterward, Tristan, the cold-blooded rich kid who’d targeted her, disappeared mysteriously, his body never found. A lot has changed in thirteen years. Lucy now works for a private investigation firm as a forensic genealogist, while Mason has quit the police force to run a successful security firm with his brother—though he still knows his way around a wrench when he fills in at his uncle’s local hardware store. Even Summer River has changed, from a sleepy farm town into a trendy upscale spot in California’s wine country. But Mason is still a protector at heart, a serious (and seriously attractive) man. And when he and Lucy make a shocking discovery inside Sara’s house, and some of Tristan’s old friends start acting suspicious, Mason’s quietly fierce instincts kick into gear. He saved Lucy once, and he’ll save her again. But this time, she insists on playing a role in her own rescue . . .

Lucy Sheridan has come back to the small town of Summer River after being notified that her Aunt Sara has died and that Lucy is her heir.  Lucy hasn’t been back to her Aunt’s house since the summer she was sent away suddenly after a strange night that started with a teen party and liquor and Lucy being “rescued” by one of the local boys and dragged away.  Lucy still doesn’t really know what that night was all about but her only goal now is to get her Aunt’s house ready for sale and get back to her life as a forensic genealogist for a world-renowned private investigation firm.

 

Mason Fletcher has always known that there were some dangerous under currents in the small town he and his brother came to live in with their uncle after their parents died. Mason has never forgotten Lucy Sheridan or that night when she could have been harmed if he hadn’t caught wind of what was the party was really about. Learning that Lucy was back in town to take care of her Aunt Sara’s estate makes Mason wonder if he will have a chance to see Lucy all grown up. Mason still lives in Summer River. After leaving the police force he opened a security firm with his brother, so mysteries are nothing new for him.

 

A mystery is just what confronts Lucy when she has Mason come over to help her with some repairs to the house.  What they discover when they take down the horrible facing on the fireplace brings back that fateful summer party long ago.  They find the body of one of the boy’s who arranged the party and was Lucy’s dream date back then.  Mason and Lucy now have to follow the clues concerning not only the hidden agenda from that night but also just how his body ended up in her the fireplace and who is now working so hard to make sure the truth will never come out on how her Aunt really died.  Mason and Lucy work together to put the facts together while discovering that their long ago mild attraction has grown into a strong passion. Unexpected accidents seem to be following them.  It’s going to be a race to the finish to see if they can locate a killer before they lose a chance to grab the love that is just waiting for them on the horizon.

 

A tense relationship from the past becomes a fierce attraction surrounded by danger when a security professional and a forensic genealogist come back together in River Road.  Lucy was not really sure about letting Mason back into her life, even if it was only to help with the repairs needed to list her Aunt’s house on the market.  But when they discovered the body of a boy that a young Lucy wanted and Mason never trusted, it becomes a journey filled with passion and danger and they unearthing of the dark undercurrents in a sleepy small town.  I really enjoyed watching as Mason and Lucy not only unraveled the past to find out what happened but also as they accepted that their relationship was now passion filled and worth the chance to find out where it would lead.  I really love suspense stories, especially when I don’t figure out the true reason behind everything or who is the actual villain, River Road was exactly one of those stories. Ms. Krentz kept me intrigued and guessing until the very end and when you toss in the romance that blossomed and then bloomed between Mason and Lucy and you have a great story that belongs on your keeper shelf.

A ROYAL BIND by Sui Lynn

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A ROYAL BIND by Sui LynnA Royal Bind by Sui Lynn
Series: Changing Moon #2
Published by Dreamspinner Press on 2013-08-30
Genres: Gay, Suspense
Pages: 200
Reviewed by Lisa

"Lance Fitz and Andrew Reed are a blissfully mated pair, but Andrew’s benefactor Stephon, a born vampire, isn’t happy with the pairing, especially after he discovers Lance’s pedigree. Stephon attempts to find answers using his mental connection with Andrew, and when his efforts fail, he goes after Lance’s new shifter family. Enraged, Lance severs the tie to Stephon. He wants to tear apart the abusive vampire and free his mate and family for good. But before he can try, the family reminds Lance that the death of one vampire won't change the social status of shifters as an enslaved people. The fight won’t end with Stephon, even if Lance succeeds."

The tests are verified.  There is no doubt that Lance Fitz is the last known pure blood in the shifter world.  Mating with Andrew Reed two weeks ago has started changes within the wolf shifter as well.  He will begin to share the special gifts of his mate Lance.

 

It’s been decided to keep Lance’s heritage as quiet as possible for as long as possible.  There’s already been one attempt on the pure blood’s life.  As more hear the news there will be further attempts to kill him.  Eventually they will announce his existence so that Lance can claim Right of Rule and free all shifters from their vampire benefactors.  But not quite yet.  First they need to contact Andrew’s vampire benefactor, Stephon.

 

At one time Lance was a human runaway foster kid.  Today he’s the savior of his people and mated to the hottest wolf on the planet.  Staying alive and enjoying his new mate, no worries.

 

The complex world in the Changing Moon series explodes in passion and blood once again.  Taking the next step puts Lance and Andrew in A Royal Bind of danger.  Their sexual chemistry is incendiary and the machinations of an unknown enemy continues to shadow the lovers.  A Royal Bind can be read as a standalone story, but that would cheat the reader of better understanding the characters.  Their journey to free the shifter world has only begun.

BAD NIGHTS by Rebecca York

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BAD NIGHTS by Rebecca YorkBad Nights by Rebecca York
Series: Rockfort Security #1
Published by Sourcebooks Genres: Suspense
Reviewed by Miranda

When an operation goes bad, ex-Navy SEAL Jack Brandt finds himself naked and helpless in the middle of nowhere.  Luckily he ends up on the doorstep of a quick thinking widow who is willing to help him. Morgan Raines has been treading water since her husband’s death. When she finds a naked stranger, the real world snaps into focus.  Can Jack and Morgan survive the danger coming for them and find love in the process?

 

Bad Nights is a fast-paced thrill ride.  Jack and Morgan are both dealing with some heavy issues but they must focus on the here and now.  With danger stalking closer Jack and Morgan must rely on each other to survive.  As they are learning to trust one another their natural chemistry sparks and romance blooms.  I really like these two.  They are both independently strong but together they can take on the world which is basically what happens in Bad Nights. Rebecca York has penned an outstanding romantic suspense with Bad Nights!

HELL FOR LEATHER by Julie Ann Walker

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HELL FOR LEATHER by Julie Ann WalkerHell for Leather by Julie Ann Walker
Series: Black Knight's Inc. #6
Published by Sourcebooks, Inc. on 2014-05-06
Genres: Contemporary, Suspense
Pages: 384
Reviewed by Miranda

Black Knights Inc. #6A NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BEST SELLING NOVEL Black Knights Inc.-Behind the façade of their tricked-out motorcycle shop is an elite special ops team assigned the jobs too hot for anyone else to handle. Only a crisis could persuade Delilah Fairchild to abandon her beloved biker bar, let alone ask Black Knights Inc. operator Bryan

Delilah Fairchild is still reeling from the shootout at her bar that left one of her patrons dead.  The last thing she wants to do is ask Bryan “Mac” McMillan for help. When her uncle goes missing, Delilah has little choice but to ask the Black Knights for help finding him.

 

Black Knight operator Bryan McMillan can’t figure out why the local barkeep Delilah Fairchild gets under his skin so badly.  When Delilah comes to him and his friends for help he is propelled into action. It doesn’t take long for them to realize that there is more to Delilah’s uncle than meets the eye. Will they escape danger and find love in the process?

 

Hell For Leather is full of edge-of-your-seat action and heart racing romance.  Julie Ann Walker out does herself in the sixth installment of the Black Knights Inc. series.  Mac and Delilah really turn up the heat making the pages sizzle.  The suspense in Hell For Leather is top-notch!  Some of the scenes are written so brilliantly they make you feel like you are taking part in the action.  I warn pet lovers there are some heart stopping scenes that had me tearing up!

 

I enjoyed the characters of Delilah and Mac. Delilah is such a firecracker! While she needs help she kicks a little butt herself! I so like it when the heroines are as fierce as the heroes. Mac is your typical hero but I delighted in his inner struggle with his feelings and his fondness for dressers. I also liked the introduction of new characters and I cannot wait to learn more about them in future Black Knights Inc. books.  Hell For Leather is a great summer read!  After all, this is the season of the blockbuster!

BORN WILD by Julie Ann Walker

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BORN WILD by Julie Ann WalkerBorn Wild by Julie Ann Walker
Series: Black Knights Inc. #5
Published by Sourcebooks, Inc. on 2013-11-05
Genres: Contemporary, Suspense
Pages: 384
Reviewed by Miranda

The New York Times and USA Today bestselling Black Knights Inc. series is back with even more full-throttle romantic suspense Romantic Suspense: Wealthy heiress Eve Edens has been abandoned, used, or manipulated by almost everyone she's ever met. So now she lives by 3 simple rules: 1. Trust no one. After three botched attempts on her life, she can no longer ignore the truth-someone wants her dead. 2. Avoid bad boys at all costs. Eve may have hired William

Eve Edens believes someone is out to kill her.  Unfortunately, no one believes that she is in danger.  There is only one place left for Eve to turn.  Eve is wary of placing herself in the path of Billy Reichert but every other avenue has been exhausted.  When Eve asks the Black Knights for help, she gets more than she bargained for.  She believes they can protect her from the people trying to kill her but how is she supposed to protect her heart from Billy?

 

“Wild” Bill Reichert is known for his ability to diffuse the most complicated explosives.  However, when Eve Edens, his little sister’s best friend, comes to the Black Knights for help he is suddenly caught off guard.  He may not want to like Eve but he can’t hide from the feelings she inspires.  Billy isn’t about to let anything happen to Eve. But will she be a danger to his heart?

 

Walker keeps her Black Knights Inc. series fresh and wild with the fifth novel, Born Wild.  I’ve been waiting to learn more about Eve and Billy since book two of the series, In Rides Trouble. I was not disappointed as their story unfolds in Born Wild. Eve is a strong woman who has worked hard for her independence; therefore, asking for help is not an easy thing.  Billy may want to ignore the chemistry boiling between them but close quarters is making that difficult.  I love the banter between these two.  Born Wild features plenty of sensual scenes and action-packed sequences at which Ms. Walker excels.

FORSAKEN by Sarah Ballance

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HER PERFECT MATE by Paige Tyler

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DIRTY LAUNDRY by Rhys Ford

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