Category: Romantic Suspense

Savannah’s Secrets by Reese Ryan

Posted September 28, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, Connection or Spin-Off of Another Series, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Desire, Owned, Romantic Suspense, Series, Series Connection, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

Falling for the boss has big consequences…

Savannah Carlisle has the perfect plan.

By infiltrating the Abbott family’s Tennessee bourbon empire as their events manager, she’d be one step closer to claiming half of the business they stole from her grandfather.

Now, she’s not so sure. Because sexy Blake Abbott, heir to it all, is simply intoxicating. He’s supposed to be the enemy.

But after one long, stormy weekend trapped with him, her defenses fail her and she gives into temptation.

Now she’s pregnant with his child….

Titles in The Bourbon Brothers series include — Savannah’s Secrets —♥— The Billionaire’s Legacy —♥— Engaging the Enemy —♥— A Reunion of Rivals —♥— Waking Up Married —♥— The Bad Boy Experiment —♥—

(There is a connection to a new series beginning in late 2022 — Valentine Vineyards — so keep a watch out for that.)

This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

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Sheriff in the Saddle by Delores Fossen

Posted September 18, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, Harlequin, Harlequin Intrigue, Modern Western Romance, Owned, Romantic Suspense, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

To uphold the law

…will she take down her ex? 

The town wants her to arrest her former boyfriend for murder on his ranch­—but Sheriff Leigh Mercer refuses.

The newly elected law enforcer doesn’t have evidence against bad boy Cullen Brodie.

In fact, the search for the killer draws them passionately close again…and into relentless danger.

Not only could Leigh lose her job for not collaring Brodie…but they could both lose their lives.

Titles in The Law in Lubbock County series include — Sheriff in the Saddle —♥— Maverick Justice —♥— Lawman to the Core —♥— Spurred to Justice —♥—

This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

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In His Protection by Sandra Owens

Posted September 14, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, Carina Press (Harlequin), Harlequin, NetGalley, Romantic Suspense, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

Every small town has its secrets…

Chief of police Tristan Church likes Marsville just the way it is. He has his job and his police dog, Fuzz, for company. He could have Sheriff Skylar Morgan, too, but she’s determined to keep him at arm’s length, even if the one night they shared was unforgettable.

When a kooky Marsville matriarch decides to reopen the town’s old UFO museum, everyone laughs—except Tristan. Inviting cranks and conspiracy theorists to Marsville is bound to be trouble. But he’s on the museum planning committee with Skylar, and he won’t say no to spending time with her…even if he thinks this is a bad idea.

But when their sleepy little town is suddenly full of dangers, Tristan and Fuzz are the only ones who can protect Skylar. And as the threat against her grows, so does the intimacy between Skylar and Tristan. With their lives on the line, can they trust their hearts not to break?

Titles in the K-9 Defenders series include — In His Protection —♦— Her Delta Force Protector —♦— To Hold and Protect —♦—

This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

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Meant to Be My Cowboy by R.C. Ryan

Posted August 30, 2022 by Marsha in Modern Western Romance, NetGalley, Romantic Suspense, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

A woman on the run must trust her family’s sworn enemy.

The cowboy she can’t have . . . is the one she can’t resist.

Annie Dempsey has two rules for her new life in Devil’s Door, Wyoming: no romance and no drama. Fresh off a bad breakup, she’s already avoiding love. And as long as she steers clear of the Merrick clan—her family’s sworn enemies—avoiding drama won’t be a problem.

But when a charming stranger steps in to protect Annie from a sudden threat, both her rules fly out the door. Because Annie’s mystery hero . . . is a Merrick.

Jonah Merrick won’t allow anyone—even a Dempsey—to be harmed on his watch. It doesn’t hurt that sweet, gorgeous Annie makes his heart beat like never before. Against his family’s objections, Jonah insists Annie hide out with him at his ranch while they try to outwit a dangerous pursuer.

But as the days turn into weeks, Jonah realizes he’ll stop anyone who tries to harm Annie . . . or the loving future they’re building together.

Titles in the Wranglers of Wyoming series include — My Kind of Cowboy —♥— This Cowboy of Mine —♥— Meant to be My Cowboy —♥—

This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

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Stolen from Her Royal Wedding by Pippa Roscoe

Posted August 22, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Presents, Owned, Romantic Suspense, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

Returning to the palace unwed…
But not untouched!

Princess Marit’s elopement isn’t exactly all she’d dreamed of, but at least it is on her terms. That is until Greek billionaire Lykos Livas steals her away in her wedding gown!

Enlisted by the king, Lykos must return Marit to the palace—unwed. Yet hearing about her duty-bound life painfully recalls the memories of his own hard-won freedom. He offers her a week of rebellion traveling around Europe with him.

But as the chemistry between them becomes undeniable, so does the deadline for Marit’s royal return!

Titles in The Royals of Svardia series include —  Snowbound with His Forbidden Princess —♥— Stolen from Her Royal Wedding —♥— Claimed to Save His Crown —♥—

This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

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SEAL’s Beautiful Ex by Leslie North

Posted July 29, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, ARC, Booksprout, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

Working undercover with his ex… what could go wrong?

The last thing Madelyn Franklin wants to do is pretend she and her ex, Charlie, are a couple again. But when a cartel leader begins to destroy local farms, the two realize they have a common enemy.

Former Navy SEAL Charlie Bronte is the hot-blooded, hard-headed, heart-melting man who Madelyn never really got over. Working with him to take down a drug lord is driving her nuts. Until they kiss… And suddenly their fake relationship feels all too real…

Deep down, Charlie knows he’s still attracted to Madelyn. But he never thought he’d get so carried away. Pretending to be her boyfriend is really getting under his skin. He’s worked undercover before, but nothing like this. And he never thought about settling down, until now.

But with the cartel getting suspicious—and dangerous—will he get the chance to let Madelyn know how he really feels… Before it’s too late for them both?

Titles in the Bronte Security Services series (trilogy) include — SEAL’s Pregnant One Night Stand —♥—  SEAL’s Fake Girlfriend —♥— SEAL’s Beautiful Ex —♥—

This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

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SEAL’s Fake Girlfriend by Leslie North

Posted July 21, 2022 by Marsha in ARC, Booksprout, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

Danger and desire go hand in hand…

When her little sister Robyn is kidnapped, Rhianne Carlson promises herself she’ll do anything to bring her home safely. Even if it means reluctantly teaming up with private security agent and former Navy SEAL Eric Cruz.

Despite his smoldering good looks and undeniable talents, Rhianne has never trusted this sinfully sexy agent. And she definitely doesn’t like his plan to pretend to be a decadent couple, in order to lure out the organized crime syndicate who’s taken Robyn. Eric’s taking his role way too seriously. All that touching and kissing. It’s enough to drive a girl mad…with lust.

Eric has always admired Rhianne. And now that they’re working together, he finds his admiration turning into something more. They’re getting way too good at pretending to be a couple. Their kisses seem all too real. But the danger they’re in is real too. And even though he knows Rhianne can handle herself, he can’t help feeling protective of her.

Can they fight for their lives, while also fighting off their mutual attraction? And if they manage to survive, does their growing love have a chance?

Titles in the Bronte Security Services series (trilogy) include — SEAL’s Pregnant One Night Stand —♥—  SEAL’s Fake Girlfriend —♥— SEAL’s Beautiful Ex —♥—

This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

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Possible Trigger Warning: Because of the discussion of sex trafficking – just be aware of it even if there are no explicit details.

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How to Handle a Heartbreaker by Joss Wood

Posted July 5, 2022 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Continuity Line, Harlequin Desire, Modern Western Romance, Owned, Romantic Suspense, Series, Series Multi-Author, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

For her, the man in the tux spells trouble

in more ways than one…

After clashing with Jackson Michaels, sheriff’s deputy and law student Hayley Lopez doesn’t know whether to arrest the gorgeous billionaire developer…or kiss him senseless.

Sure, the second option presents obvious difficulties. She didn’t fight for independence from her powerful family to let this super sexy older man boss her around.

But when they fall into bed together, Hayley starts rethinking the whole mistress-of-her-own-destiny thing.

Can she handle a no-strings fling or is she setting herself up for heartbreak?

Titles in the multi-author series Texas Cattleman’s Club: Fathers and Sons include — An Heir of His Own by Janice Maynard – How to Handle a Heartbreaker by Joss Wood – Married by Contract by Yvonne Lindsay – From Feuding to Falling by Jules Bennett – The Rebel’s Return by Nadine Gonzalez – The Rancher’s Reckoning by Joanne Rock –

This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

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Kidnapping in Cameron Glen by Beth Cornelison

Posted July 4, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Romantic Suspense, Little to None Sexual Content (kissing), Owned, Romantic Suspense, Series, Small Town Romance, Trigger Warning! / 0 Comments

Working together to save their child…

Before it’s too late.

Jake and Emma Turner’s marriage is in ruins.

Their latest shouting match has driven their teenage daughter to run away from home.

But when evidence surfaces that she’s been kidnapped by human traffickers, the couple must set aside their conflicts to save their child.

With time running out, can the pair’s desperation bring them together…now and forever?

Titles in the Cameron Glen series include — Mountain Retreat Murder —♥— Kidnapping in Cameron Glen —♥—

This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

Trigger Warning: while not explicit this novel does mention kidnapping and sex trafficking – simply be aware that these subjects might be difficult for some people to read.

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SEAL’s Pregnant One-Night Stand by Leslie North

Posted July 1, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, ARC, Booksprout, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

A one-night stand leaves this Navy SEAL with a surprise…

It was just supposed to be one night of no-strings-attached fun, but now Sofia Popov has become the center of former Navy SEAL Ian Campbell’s life. Sofia turns out to be the teacher of Ian’s teen son, Gavin—the same teacher who meets him in the hospital when Gavin suffers a seizure at school.

And he’s not the only teen who’s landed in the hospital. Ian is already formulating a plan to make those responsible pay when Sofia drops a bombshell: she’s pregnant.

Sofia’s in way over her head—not only with Ian but also with a dangerous cartel that wants her silenced. While the police don’t take her concerns seriously, Ian’s private investigation firm does. And that’s a good thing because this cartel wants to shut her up. Permanently.

She doesn’t think twice when Ian offers her a safe place to stay. Now it’s up to Ian’s private investigation firm to get to the bottom of things to protect the teens of San Diego—and the woman who’s winning Ian’s heart.

Titles in the Bronte Security Services series (trilogy) include — SEAL’s Pregnant One Night Stand —♥—  SEAL’s Fake Girlfriend —♥— SEAL’s Beautiful Ex —♥—

This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

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