Author: Darlene L. Turner
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: March 1, 2021
Protecting a child…could cost them their lives.
Saving a boy who has escaped his captors puts Canadian border patrol officer Hannah Morgan right into the path of a ruthless child-smuggling ring. Now with help from police constable Layke Jackson, she must keep the child safe. But can they rescue the other abducted children and bring down the gang…all while protecting a little boy and keeping themselves alive?
Author: Sara Davison
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Series: The Rose Tattoo Trilogy #1
Release Date: April 1, 2020
She is the only one who can tell the police who attacked her in her home.
If only she could remember …
Summer Velasquez is on the run from a man she has no recollection of after an attack she can’t recall. Every face in the crowd is a potential suspect, so how is Summer supposed to know who is a threat to her and who isn’t?
After fleeing her assailant and the parents who lied to her about what happened, she changes her name and seeks refuge in Elora, Ontario. The small town feels familiar, although she has no memory of ever having been here.
Even in what should be a safe place, she can’t shake the feeling that she is being watched.
When Ryan Taylor strolls into the Taste of Heaven Café where she works, Summer is immediately drawn to him. However, he may not be who he says he is either. As her suspicions grow, Summer prepares to run again.
But at least one person is determined to stop her. Permanently. And if she can’t remember who he is, this time he may succeed.
Author: Susan May Warren
Series: Global Search & Rescue
Release Date: January 7, 2020
Former pararescue jumper Orion Starr is haunted by the memory of a rescue gone wrong. He may be living alone in Alaska now, but the pain of his failure--and his injuries--has followed him there from Afghanistan. He has no desire to join Hamilton Jones's elite rescue team, but he also can't shirk his duty when the call comes in to rescue three lost climbers on Denali.
Former CIA profiler and psychiatrist Jenny Calhoun's yearly extreme challenge with her best friends is her only escape from the guilt that has sunk its claws into her. As a consultant during a top-secret mission to root out the Taliban, she green-lighted an operation that ended in ambush and lives lost. When her cathartic climb on Denali turns deadly, she'll be forced to trust her life and the lives of her friends to the most dangerous of heroes--the man she nearly killed.
Her skills and his experience are exactly what's needed to prevent another tragedy--but in order to truly set Orion free from his painful past, Jenny will have to reveal hers. They'll have to put their wounds behind them to survive, but at what cost?
Author: Lynette Eason
Genre: Romantice Suspense
Release Date: November 5, 2019
Four nail-biting novellas in one!
Nolan Tanner never got over Kallie Ainsworth's sudden, unexplained departure. Now when he comes to her rescue after an attempt on her life, all the old feelings come rushing back.
When professional fundraiser Lillian Maloney sees her father's campaign manager commit murder, she goes on the run from the men he hires to kill her. A close call brings firefighter Jason Tanner to the rescue, but the killer is closing in . . .
Someone wants Honor McBride dead. When Eli Murphy helps her change a flat tire and discovers the danger Honor is in, he longs to help--but Eli has secrets of his own that could get them all killed.
When Detective Derek St. John rescues a woman he's met only once before--and has never been able to forget--he finds himself falling for her. But he'll have to keep Claire Montgomery alive if they're to have a future together.
Author: Lisa Harris
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: August 6, 2019
There is no such thing as random
Research scientist Caitlyn Lindsey is convinced that someone is taking out her team one by one. First, a friend and research partner was killed in a home invasion. Three months ago, her boss died in a suspicious car accident. Four days ago, another partner supposedly committed suicide. And now Caitlyn herself has miraculously survived a hit-and-run. Afraid for her life with nowhere to turn, she reaches out to one of the victims' husbands, Detective Josh Solomon.
Though initially skeptical about Caitlyn's theory, Josh soon realizes the attack that took his wife's life was anything but random. Now the two of them must discover the truth about who is after Caitlyn's team--and what their end game is--before it's too late.
Author: Patricia Bradley
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Carly Smith came by her trust issues honestly. A victim of sex trafficking, she's been at the mercy of merciless men, ignored by law enforcement officers who should have helped her, and seemingly rejected by her family. She can't even trust herself to do the right thing. Though she escaped her captors and is working hard on building a new life, the past continues to haunt her when she discovers that the man she couldn't bring herself to report to police for fear of reliving her captivity is still out there, luring vulnerable girls under the guise of being a modeling agent.
When her own niece is kidnapped, Carly must overcome her fears and come forward with the information she has before it's too late. When that proves to be not enough, she'll have to go after the perpetrators herself.
Award-winning author Patricia Bradley keeps the suspense taut and the stakes high in this fast-paced story that will have readers turning pages long into the night.
focus turns from theft to murder, Kelsey knows she's out of her league--and possibly in the cross hairs. When blast-from-the-past Detective Brad Hollister is called in to investigate, Kelsey may find that he's the biggest security threat yet . . . to her heart.
Crackling with romantic tension and laced with intrigue, this suspenseful story from award-winning author Patricia Bradley will keep you guessing--and looking over your shoulder.
Reviewer: Jessica Sichel
“The tangled webs we weave…” This sentiment is featured in “Tangled Webs,” written by Irene Hannon – the final book in her Men of Valor series. In this romantic drama/suspense, Finn McGregor literally comes running to Dana Lewis’s rescue in the middle of the night. Along with the development of their relationship comes another, more deviant story featuring Roger Burnett. The stories come together as good and evil vie for the upper hand.
Irene Hannon definitely has talent. Her colloquial style keeps the story vibrant and approachable and less rigid. She does a good job with employing diverse adjectives, moving the book along with a fresh feel. Overall, the story flows well and engages the reader. Finn McGregor is a hero, complete with slight flaws. Dana Lewis is actually the ‘girl next door.’ Sparks fly and romance ensues, just as one might think it should.
Hannon does give her main characters depth and background and struggles; however, while Dana and Finn are the ‘leads’ of the story, neither is the best character. That honor falls to Roger Burnett.
Roger is not your classic villain; Hannon fulfills that position with someone else. Instead, Roger is a good-hearted guy in difficult circumstances – something to which most readers can relate. He is caught between his duty, his honor, and temptation. It is Roger who wrestles with right and wrong, with the harder decisions. With him, the reader senses the angst of tangled webs and his choices deliver the difficult consequences of taking the future into your own hands instead of leaving it to God.
While Hannon does a good job in many areas, there is room for improvement with “Tangled Webs.” There is a disconnect between the faithfulness the characters claim and their actions and behaviors. While this is explored with Roger, whose flaws are acceptable because of his role as a semi-antagonist, it is not really handled with Finn and Dana. For example, Finn “gave his neighbor’s lithe figure a once-over. Hot was a perfect adjective to describe her.” Yes, this is a romance, but it could be argued that Hannon is a little too ‘on the nose’ with the sexual undercurrent. Finn and Dana’s passionate embraces, especially so early on in their relationship, give the feeling of things moving too fast and heavy. In general, while there is some faith connection in the story, it is not overwhelming and, in some cases, does not seem to be very present at all.
To sum it up, “Tangled Webs” is a fun, casual read. It could use some polishing and reworking in a few areas, but the story is engaging. Keep at it, Irene!
This book was provided by Baker Publishing and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
poetry-spouting former lit professor. Cam has his own reasons to hide while writing a biography of his Civil Rights activist grandparents and accidentally stirs up a cold case murder involving a potential Supreme Court judge. When trouble follows, either of them is the likely target.
Beneath every story is layer upon layer of trust and lies. Who can they believe when things go from surreal to devastating?
Reviewer: Laura J. Davis
When I first agreed to review Understory by Lisa J. Lickel I had the impression it would be a rather tame love story - about a girl born with a disability, who tried hard to overcome her feelings of self-loathing and the prejudice of what she looked like, who meets a man dealing with his own issues and they fall in love. However, when I received the book I realized it was more along the lines of a thriller/suspense, involving murder, deception and a sex-trafficking ring. Not quite what I was expecting, but Lisa is a good writer so I was drawn in from the first page.
The story is intriguing, and has lots of layers or Understory (the title is so appropriate!), but overall I must admit I was a bit disappointed and lost a time or too as I tried to follow all the setups. I think this is because it is not the type of book I typically read. The character of Lily was not quite as developed as I would have liked. It was clear she had some kind of deformity, but it was never clear (until the end) what the disease was and even after it was explained I had a hard time picturing it. The love-story that developed between Lily and Cam also did not seem real to me, but more of an "add-on" to a story that was already full of action.
Overall, I think the book will appeal to those who like action and suspense. I lean more toward historical romances, so I will admit I was probably not the best person to review this book. It is not an overtly Christian book so it could be enjoyed by anyone.
Reviewer: Laura Thomas
Romantic suspense is my favourite genre to read, especially when the storyline is gripping and the characters are strong. For me, Always Watching hit both marks! There’s nothing like a stalker to keep the element of surprise real, and this book managed to stay at a decent pace right the way through. I thoroughly enjoyed the gradual blossoming romance, and liked the idea of having female bodyguards—it was an interesting twist. The only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars is that I wish I could have liked Wade Savage, the famous client, more. We didn’t quite “click” and so I wasn’t rooting for him as much as I was for his young daughter, but that’s totally fine—I still devoured this book, and look forward to reading the rest of the series.
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
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