Romantic Suspense

Romantic Suspense

A great tale of love just isn't enough for you, is it you adrenaline junkie? You need love AND suspense.  You need two people on the verge of falling in love---while clinging to the side of a cliff.  Well, that what we and our eBookHounds' promoting authors are here to give you.  Heart wrenching romance and gut wrenching suspense, all wrapped up in a pretty little ebook.  And, always free or discounted for you.  Read away!

 

Definition of the "Romantic Suspense Genre": The Romantic Suspense genre is oftentimes the bestselling subgenre of Romance, though that can vascillate with historical romance.  The elements of a romance need to be there--a budding relationship between two people that overcomes obstacles and succeeds in the end.  But, the critical elements of suspense in that romance setting also need to be interwoven expertly.  Those include action, adventure, and oftentimes, a heroine that has been wronged and a hero who attempts to help right that wrong.  Through their work to right the wrong, they are brought closer together and what would you know?  They fall in love.  Honestly, you can think of many, many Disney movie scripts for this storyline (start with Frozen).

 

Some examples of the top ebooks in the Romantic Suspense genre are Mary Stewart (Nine Coaches Waiting), Tiffany Snow (No Turning Back), Colleen Hoover (Never, Never), and Melinda Leigh (She Can Run).

Money Can't Buy Love 1: (A Sexy Billionaire Bad Boy Novel)

by Ali Parker


Sometimes love demands a second chance, but it will never be bought, no matter the amount.

Michael Carrington promised himself after losing his wife that he was done with love. No more investing in anything he wasn’t capable of walking away. Sex and high-dollar business deals would become the center of his world. Throw in a touch of danger, and he has all he needs outside of a new assistant.

Rainey Foster has finally graduated college, and as a struggling single mom, she just needs someone to give her a chance. She’s willing to go all in with the right employer, as long as the buck stops there. He can have her time, her commitment and her attention, but no one will ever have her heart again. She thinks she has things figured out until she comes face to face with the illustrious Michael Carrington.

Powerful. Confident. Sexy as Hell.

Lust might ignite the flame between them, but love will have its way.

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Baby Maker

by Mia Ford


I'm "The Baby Maker."

I give women what they want, no questions asked. 
And I get paid to do it.
 
It's the easiest job in the world.
No fuss, no mess, and I make a ton of money.
It was perfect.
Then my next client walked in, and everything went to hell.
Elisha was the last person I expected to see. The girl that got away.
Curves that could make a model jealous and come-hither eyes that turn my muscles to mush.
Her husband treats her like dirt. I'll treat her like the queen she is.
I screwed up once, but this time I'll do everything right.
No games. No regrets. I'm taking Elisha back.
And this time, I'm not letting her go.

 

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My Last Love Affair: A Fake Fiancee Secret Baby Romance

by Ali Parker


Get Married. Have a child.

These are the only two rules to get my inheritance.

Neither of which I want. My billionaire life doesn’t play well with either idea.

But no one asked me. My father’s company is up for grabs, and whichever of my brothers makes it to the finish line first wins.

In no time, I’ve found the perfect woman to play my fake fiancée while I figure things out.

Beautiful. Smart. Strong.

Everything I crave in a relationship and more.

But there’s a problem. She’s got a past I can’t ignore.

Not with just anyone.

With my younger brother.

To top it all off, she gets pregnant.

And the one person she doesn’t tell?

Me.

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January in Atlantis: A Poseidon's Warrior paranormal romance (Poseidon's Warriors Book 1)

by Alyssa Day


Alyssa Day creates an amazing and astonishing world...romantic, sexy and utterly compelling. I loved it! - New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan, about Alyssa Day's Atlantis series

She could see only him.


There was no bar, no Noel, no Dark Angels. No Scott, no troubles, no worries.


There was only a searing flash of heat from the raw, primal desire she saw in this man’s eyes when he looked at her.


It was too much—too intense. Suddenly she felt fragile, as if her bones had been hollowed out and replaced with air and light. As if she might float away if this man didn’t stop looking at her.


As if she might collapse in despair if he did.


* * *


A warrior returned
When black sheep Flynn returns to Atlantis after more than a decade away, he discovers that his brothers thought he was dead and moved on with their lives. But before he can wrap his brain around that problem, Poseidon himself taps Flynn to be one of a new generation of elite warriors. Now he only has to: learn how to be part of a team, rescue a group of kidnapped girls from the Hell’s Dark Angels motorcycle gang, and try to understand why a certain redhaired bartender with an affinity for animals is driving him mad…


A woman reborn
Eva Calandar needs to run. Again. Her ex-boyfriend, a black magic practitioner, has tracked heR down. Again. But she might be the key to rescuing a group of girls from becoming human sacrifices, and there’s a certain astonishingly hot Atlantean warrior with a fierce protective instinct who is making her think longing thoughts of finally making a stand.
Together, they’re so much stronger than they were apart, but the heat between them may be enough to burn down the world.


No matter what the temperature is in January . . . in Atlantis.

Twelve all-new adventures in the hotly anticipated world of Poseidon's Warriors, from New York Times bestselling author Alyssa Day. These books are sexy, romantic, and wickedly addictive —welcome to Atlantis!


Warning: This book contains magic, Atlantis, Poseidon, warriors, a pirate, demons, a pug puppy, a king and queen, sibling rivalry, a black sheep, bad boys, paranormal romance, fantasy, matchmaking, a mermaid (they don’t exist), laughter, danger, kisses, and a happily ever after. Read at your own risk!

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Capture Me

by Anna Zaires


He's my enemy... and my assignment.

One night—that's all it should be. One night of raw, primal passion.

When his plane goes down, it should be the end. Instead, it's just the beginning.

I betrayed Lucas Kent, and now he'll make me pay.

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King of Diamonds: A Mafia Romance

by Renee Rose


"Dark, dirty, and perfect--Renee Rose has mastered this genre." ~USA Today Bestselling Author Alta Hensley

I WARNED YOU.
I told you not to set foot in my casino again. I told you
to stay away. Because if I see those hips swinging around
my suite, I’ll pin you against the wall and take you hard.
And once I make you mine, I’m not gonna set you free.
I’m king of the Vegas underground and I take
what I want.

So run. Stay the hell away from my casino.
Or I’ll tie you to my bed. Put you on your knees.
Break you.

Or else come to me, beautiful, if you dare...

King of Diamonds is a stand-alone romance in the Vegas Underground series. No cheating, no cliffhangers.

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The Last Vampire: Book One

by R. A. Steffan et al


There’s a smokin’ hot dead guy locked in my garden shed.
That part’s bad enough. But now, he’s trying to get out.


Growing up, my father always told me that I’d come to a bad end, just like my mom did when I was a kid. Hearing that kind of stuff when you’re little eventually gets to a girl, but I can’t say I ever expected my ‘bad end’ to involve an angry vampire with a severe case of iron deficiency and a panty-melting English accent.

Maybe I shouldn’t be surprised. Ever since my mother was assassinated, I’ve felt like there was something vast and frightening hidden beneath the fabric of the world. Something none of us are supposed to know about.

So far, finding out I was right hasn’t been nearly as satisfying as I’d hoped. I guess the trick will be staying alive long enough to shout ‘I told you so’ from the rooftops.

But before I can do that, I really need to figure out if the vampire who just bit me is one of the good guys or not.

* * *

The Last Vampire is a steamy new urban fantasy romance series from USA Today Bestseller R. A. Steffan and Jaelynn Woolf, co-authors of the Circle of Blood saga.

Download Book One today, and enter a world shared by humans, fae, demons, and one very reluctant vampire. It’s a place where the supernatural threatens the mundane, nothing is as it seems, and love will either be the world’s downfall—or its salvation.

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Chasing Christmas Eve: A Heartbreaker Bay Novel

by Jill Shalvis


(A standalone Heartbreaker Bay novel)

Meet cute...

Run for the hills—temporarily. That’s Colbie Albright’s plan when she flees New York for San Francisco. Wrangling her crazy family by day and writing a bestselling YA fantasy series by night has taken its toll. In short, Colbie’s so over it that she’s under it. She’s also under the waters of a historic San Francisco fountain within an hour of arrival. Fortunately, the guy who fishes Colbie out has her looking forward to Christmas among strangers. But she’s pretty sure Spencer Baldwin won’t be a stranger for long.

Make merry...

Spence’s commitment to hiding from the Ghosts of Relationships Past means he doesn’t have to worry about the powerful—okay, crazy hot—chemistry he’s got with Colbie. Just because she can laugh at anything, especially herself... just because she’s gorgeous and a great listener…just because she “gets” Spence immediately doesn’t mean he won’t be able to let Colbie go. Does it?

…and hope for a miracle.

Now the clock’s ticking for Colbie and Spence: Two weeks to cut loose. Two weeks to fall hard. Two weeks to figure out how to make this Christmas last a lifetime.

 

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His Power Over Me: A Bad Boy Office Romance Novella

by Zoe Reid


Power.

It’s addictive and misused, but not this time.

This time, it’s the one thing that protects, that guards against the potential of loss.

It’s a glass house in the midst of a turbulent storm.

You see, I have it all.

Wealth. Status. Power.

I am the be all and end all within my small world.

A woman with a tight grip on everyone and everything.

Nothing can soften my blow or tame my fire.

Nothing but Nate. Oh God, Nate can so do it.

And I want him to. Badly.

Too bad he’s married and one of the good guys.

Or is he?

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Christmas Wish: Insurgents Motorcycle Club (Insurgents MC Romance Book 12)

by Chiah Wilder


Two broken people. One Christmas wish. A gritty holiday romance.

Ryder Rossi dropped out of life. He came back from the war a broken and angry man. They gave him a Purple Heart, but it sits in the bottom of an old chest his dad gave him years ago.

He doesn’t feel like a hero. Hell, he doesn’t even feel like a man. Honorable Discharge was what he got after losing a leg to a landmine.

Hawk from the Insurgents MC has been his best buddy since Ryder came back to Pinewood Springs. The ruggedly good-looking biker used to be an Insurgent but he gave that up a long time ago along with everything else.

All he wants is to ride his Harley and be left alone.

When Savannah Carlton and her young son, Timmy, homestead on Ryder’s property, he sees red. It doesn’t matter that the pretty blonde pushes some buttons in him that haven’t been in use for quite a while. He doesn’t want her near him, and her son reminds him of the son he’s been forced to forget.

Savannah is running away from her ex-husband’s family who wants Timmy. Her beat-up RV died on Ryder’s property, and even though the surly biker tells her to leave, she sees kindness behind his anger. She finds herself making excuses to talk to him, but she doesn’t want to fall for Ryder. Her life is screwed up enough, and the last thing she needs is a high maintenance biker.

Can two mismatched, lonely people find the Christmas light in their darkened lives and open their hearts to a second chance romance?

The Insurgents MC series are standalone romance novels. This is Ryder’s story. This book contains violence, abuse, strong language, and steamy/graphic sexual scenes. HEA. No cliffhangers. The book is intended for readers over the age of 18.

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Take My Time (Billion Dollar Man Book 1)

by Ali Parker


I never wanted wealth, power, or the responsibility that goes with it.

Making a difference by fighting fires was my dream. That and a pretty girl to love at night.

But life didn’t ask me.

After struggling through the business world, I finally have a chance to return home to chase my dreams.

The girl next door, my best friend’s little sister, was there waiting. And she's all grown up.

But she’s not too thrilled to see me back.

But I’ll change that. I can’t help but fight for what I know we could be, no matter what it costs me.

When I finally start to melt her heart, life calls me back to the city, back to the grind thanks to tragedy.

It’s her or my future, and I have no choice in the matter.

My father’s company is my only legacy, or is it?

A little life is growing inside of her, and that changes the game. My self sacrifice doesn't seem so damn important anymore.

I might have been forced into becoming a billion dollar man, but I’ll always be a small town guy at heart.

And that pretty girl that stole my heart all those years ago?

She's gonna be mine. Like she always has been.

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Shattered Perfection (The Perfection Series Book 1)

by Heather Guimond


Begin the epic emotional journey of Mimi Bishop on her path to true love with Shattered Perfection.

"These two people are very strongly and beautifully written. It is not unrealistic to envisage them as being "actual" people. They begin with fire and passion, but it soon turns into a tale of unexpected tragedy and unfailing hope. The emotions rock and roll very easily throughout, leading to many smiles and quite a few tears. --RIA Reading is Our Satisfaction Book Blog

Twenty-five-year-old Mimi Bishop has it all: a good career, good friends, and a decent dating life. She’s single and content, but the day she meets Vance Ashcroft her life explodes into living color. She’s powerfully drawn to the handsome attorney instantly. From happy to idyllic, Mimi’s relationship with Vance is a dream come true. Inexplicably, harmony becomes a thing of the past, replaced by a cold, distant and hostile relationship. Will the secret Vance is keeping shatter everything they've known?

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Eating Her Christmas Cookies: A Holiday Romantic Comedy

by Alina Jacobs

 

Jack

In my perfect world it would always be winter and never Christmas.

I despise the holiday. I hate carols, shopping, and pretending to be a perfect family.

I walked away from my family, or rather they walked away from me.

My heart is like ice—

See it creeping up the walls.

Oh, wait, no, that’s royal icing.

I never should have allowed the Great Christmas Bake-Off to film in my tower.

And I never, ever, should have agreed to be a judge.

 

Chloe

I love Christmas! I love sparkly window decorations, heartwarming holiday movies, and themed coffee.

Most of all I love Christmas baking.

Even though his company is sponsoring the bake-off show, billionaire Jack Frost claims he hates sweets.

But after he tastes my goods I know he'll come begging for more.

 

And wouldn't you know it, that night Jack Frost asked me to come up to his penthouse and give him a special taste of my Christmas cookies.

Against my better judgement I went…

 

I baked him my signature gingerbread cookies and of course he ate them up!

 

It should have been a Christmas miracle, but Jack Frost couldn't have come into my life at a worse time.

Not only am I broke, but this was my first Christmas after my oma died.

Someone is trying to sabotage me in the Great Christmas Bake-Off.

I'm being stalked by a mall Santa.

 

Sleeping with one of the judges is a disaster waiting to happen. I needed Jack and his washboard abs about as much as I needed that third sticky bun. 

But when he says in his deep, sexy voice, "Can you make me some more cookies?" well stick a candy cane in me I'm done.

Eating Her Christmas Cookies is a standalone holiday novel. This full-length, steamy romance novel has no cliffhangers but does have a very happily ever after!

 

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The Sheriff's Woman

by Jackie Weger


Rachel Cameron prefers to lick her wounds and protect her children from gossip and shame in isolation on a small homestead in the Ozark Mountains.  But life-long bachelor and ex-Marine Sheriff Garrett Stark has other ideas. Drawn to Rachel, he wields all the power and charm he can muster to insist Rachel return to town for her safety and that of her children. Rachel balks, but does not anticipate the raft of dizzying emotions stirred by the Sheriff's relentless attention. The moment Garrett Stark takes her into his arms, Rachel knows she has to make a choice. Honor the truth and face her fears or live forever as an outsider.

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My Creative Billionaire 1

by Ali Parker


From USA Today Best Selling author Ali Parker

Being rich means living up to the expectations of others... even when you don't want to.

Matt's always known what it was like to live on the high end of society, and where his brother and father love it... he hates it. A creative at heart, he's forced into the world of Accounting to help stand beside the family name and build an empire from the ground up. His true passion is art, life and love.

Erica is the Chief Advertising Officer for Bryant Accounting Firm and has had her eye on the CEO's son, Matthew for quite some time. He's a bit docile in public, and often plays the fool, but something tells her that a very different man exists just beneath the surface. She's willing to wager her career by taking Matt beneath her wing, and hopefully to her bed.

** This is book 1 in a series. There is a cliffhanger, and book two will be out in 3 months, as will each subsequent novel.

+ 18 due to strong language, explicit sexual content and possible violence.

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That Christmas Eve: A Brother's Best Friend Baby Romance

by Mia Ford


"Are you kidding me?"

He is my brother's best friend?


That hunk of muscle attached to a to-die-for smile and light-my-fire eyes? That billionaire who sizzles my insides every time he says my name?
I didn't have a choice. I got him alone during our Christmas Eve party, and I told him to unwrap his gift. Me.
But Josiah left me with an unexpected gift of his own. A bouncing baby that's the spitting image of him.
I can't believe my family hasn't figured it out.
They think I'm some romance-crazed maniac who can't say no to men.
But Josiah's the only one I've ever really wanted.
And now he's back. And I'm screwed.
Because I still want him. And I know he still wants me.

But bad boys don't want babies, they want babes.

Can I tell him the truth without losing him forever?

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Melt With You (Into The Fire Series Book 8)

by J.H. Croix


A billionaire & a firefighter meet at a wedding. One night. No strings. Until Christmas.

Max
Harlow May tests every limit I have and makes me want to break every d*mn rule she creates. She's a temptation I can't seem to resist. 
She fits no category. She's strong & sassy and a firefighter to boot.
She fights the fire between us.
Once I have a taste, no one else will do.
I'll fight for her and for us.
I only want one woman. Harlow.

Harlow
A wedding, a one-night stand, and no happily-ever-after.
That's how it all started with Max Channing.
Along comes another cliché - a second chance.
A year later, I'm about to face Christmas alone when tall, dark & s*xy as h*ll Max shows up again.
Our lives are worlds apart. He's a billionaire tech investor. I'm a hotshot firefighter.
Nothing about us makes any sense.
I never thought I'd see him again after the hottest night of my life.
I was wrong, so very wrong.
When our paths cross again, we break every rule.
And set each other on fire.

*This is a full-length, standalone romance with a guaranteed HEA.

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Dirty Little Secret (Forbidden Desires Book 1)

by Kendall Ryan


"Hands down one of the best books of the year." - Jessica, Booked J Blog

"Could.Not.Put.Down. It must be read!" - The Book Bistro

"Kendall Ryan's BEST BOOK YET!!! -Bookalicious Babes Blog


The start to a sexy new series from New York Times bestselling author, Kendall Ryan.

She’s much too innocent for me, but that doesn’t stop me from wanting the sweet, young librarian. I’m dominating and possessive, and my control streak runs a mile wide.

The way she looks at me—like I’m one of the heroes in the books she loves, like I’m broken, and she wants to be the one to piece me back together—it only complicates things further. I’m nobody’s hero.

But there’s no denying my tragic past reads like one of her favorite literary classics. It’s raw. Visceral. Captivating. And together, we’re a perfect mess.

How can I resist when the sexual sparks zapping between us set me on fire? The need to control, and claim her force my walls to come tumbling down, but when she learns about my dirty little secret, will my world come crashing down with it?

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Run Away with Me

by Taylor Holloway

 

Our small town wasn't enough for Jason, so he left to conquer the music world. Now he’s come back to conquer me.

Jason and I both dreamed of escaping our tiny town, and those dreams brought us together. I was the wholesome cheerleader and Jason was the hot, older bad boy I couldn't resist. 
Everyone but me thought Jason would never leave the junkyard where he'd been born. 
Everyone was wrong.

Now I’m a waitress trying to avoid marrying the guy my conservative parents picked out for me and he’s a real-life rock star. 

There may be no place in Jason’s life for the girl my parents want me to be. But he's always had an exceptional talent for convincing me to break the rules...

Run Away with Me is a standalone second chance, rock star romance featuring a bold alpha hero his sweet and sexy heroine.

 

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Take a Chance on Me

by Weston Parker


Not all alpha males are jerks.

But the guy that messed up Tiffany’s self-image sure as hell was.

This beautiful, curvy woman has held my imagination captive since the day she started working with me.

She has no idea how gorgeous, powerful, and intelligent she is.

But that ruse is up.

I’m going to tell her. Show her. Press that truth upon her until she sees herself like I do.

I haven’t been with a woman since losing my wife around the holidays, but it’s time to give love a second chance. My son and I are ready to have a family again.

Now I just need to convince her to take a chance on me.

It’ll be the best decision of her life.

I’ll make sure of it.

Every good girl deserves a bad boy. ~ Weston

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