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).

Forgotten Bodyguard 1

by Ali Parker


It's hard to tell a bad boy to keep his hands off the hottest asset under his watch... especially when she wants those hands all over her.

Chloe Moore has money, status and popularity, but she yearns for the missing piece - freedom. Her father is the governor of California and has decided to run for President of the United States. Due to some of his political positions, he's receiving death threats. With no choice, Chloe is given a shadow, a bodyguard that has been instructed to never leave her side as she attends school at UCLA. Her life before her father's decision to run was restrictive, now it's unbearable.

Ian Matthenson has worked himself up from the shitty start he got in life. Coming from the wrong side of the tracks and spending more time in jail than not, he's finally cleaned up and proven himself to the right people. His older brother gets him a gig he can't refuse - protecting the college-aged daughter of a political icon, a man even he looks up to. He has no concern over his ability to keep the pretty little tease safe, but keeping his hands off of her is going to be the feat of his existence.

Things heat up as Chloe pushes Ian to the edge, both physically and mentally. It's only when her life is in danger that he realizes that perhaps it's not just his paycheck that causes him to protect the girl's body so closely...
 
This is book 1 of a series. A cliffhanger is inevitable. All 3 books are available.

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Owen (The Lost Breed MC Book 9)

by Ali Parker et al


I’m done with my old ways.

 No more bar fights, making enemies, or saying goodbye to friends who got caught in the crossfire of our dangerous lifestyle.
 Things are better.

 But it’s impossible for it to stay that way for long.

I’m not that lucky.

Evangeline Snow is the girl from my past who I didn’t deserve. Her father made sure I knew that. But now, seven years later, after running into each other by happenstance, it’s like no time has passed. We’re both stronger people and we know what we want.

Nothing has changed for me. I want her.

The question is whether or not she’s willing to stand her ground and stay by me or choose her father and her own reputation over what we have.

I won’t blame her if she chooses the safe route.

I am the road less travelled.

And trouble will inevitably find its way back to me one way or another.

It always does.

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Claiming His Easter Bunny: A Bad Boy Novella

by Lulu Pratt


This surgeon doesn’t do relationships until she hops into my life

She’s dressed as the Easter bunny bringing joy to the sick children.
Even in the costume her curves are obvious.
All I can think about is ripping off the bunny suit and giving her some joy.
I do women, not relationships. Besides it’s forbidden.
But she makes me feel ways I’ve never felt.
I’m the doctor but somehow she’s healing me.
Forget the rules - she’s mine

***Sizzling hot alpha romance holiday novella with no cliffhangers, no cheating, and a guaranteed happily-ever-after***

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Maid for the South Pole (Romance Island Resort Book 7)

by Demelza Carlton


Hotel maid turned meteorologist Audra is determined to make her mark on the world without a man getting in her way. Seizing the chance to join an expedition to the South Pole, she thinks all her Christmases have come at once.

Until she returns to the research station and meets her new roommate.

When Jean-Pierre's wife broke his heart, he swore off women, vowing to spend his holidays in Antarctica for one final season. He didn't count on sharing a room with an Australian woman who hates him for something he can't even remember.

Will the heat of a South Pole summer be enough to thaw two icy hearts?

Romance Island Resort series

This is book #7 in the Romance Island Resort series, which includes:

  • Maid for the Rock Star (#1)
  • The Rock Star's Email Order Bride (#2)
  • The Rock Star's Virginity (#3)
  • The Rock Star and the Billionaire (#4)
  • The Rock Star Wants A Wife (#5)
  • The Rock Star's Wedding (#6)
  • Maid for the South Pole (#7)

 

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Bagels & Salsa

by Lara Reznik

Summer 1977. As the Son of Sam and a scorching heat wave plague New York City, Laila Levin, a Jewish sociologist from Long Island, meets Dr. Eduardo Quintana while giving a speech on the epidemic problem of teenage pregnancies. Laila is relationship-shy after a disastrous marriage, and Eduardo has never completely recovered from his high school sweetheart’s desertion. He is finishing up a residency in New York City and plans to open a family practice near his hometown in New Mexico.

The unlikely pair share strong family values and an interest in helping prevent teen pregnancy. Their mutual passion is so intense it stuns them both. After a brief courtship, Eduardo persuades Laila to accompany him to his family ranch near Española, New Mexico, a rural area with one of the highest teenage pregnancy rates in North America. 
 
Once in New Mexico, Laila is blatantly rejected by Sylvia, Eduardo’s controlling mama. Sylvia desperately wants Eduardo to marry Violet, his high school sweetheart. Violet has just returned to New Mexico after a failed flight attendant career, and a walk on the dark side of Hollywood. Her mama and Sylvia cook up a plan to get rid of Laila and reunite their children. The Quintanas hold a large pig roast and invite a menagerie of tattooed cousins, rodeo stars, and mariachis, where the drop-dead gorgeous Violet makes a grand entrance.

In the midst of the pandemonium that results, a shocking family secret is revealed, and Laila and Eduardo’s love for each other is severely tested. Can their relationship survive the fierce clash of cultures, the murderous intentions of a Son of Sam copycat who has stalked Laila from New York City, and their own uncertainties about the upheavals that their union will cause in their lives?

Bagels & Salsa is both a prequel and sequel to Reznik’s best-selling novel, The Girl From Long Guyland. http://www.amazon.com/Girl-Long-Guyland-ebook/dp/B00A45OYD0. Both books are standalone novels.
 

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Devil Take the Duke (Lords of the Night Book 1)

by Sandra Sookoo


He accepts her, but doesn’t love her... Donovan James Arthur Sinclair, 8th duke of Manchester, is cursed to roam the Earth as a wolf-shifter. He doesn’t mind the beast most days, for the life of a duke is quite splendid, but it is trying if he’s honest with him-self. When he saves a country miss from an out-of-control carriage in a rural village, it occurs to him that he might be wrong.

She loves him, but cannot accept what he truly is... Miss Alice Morrowe, is blind and firmly on the shelf, unloved and unwanted by nearly everyone she’s ever met. While she’s happy with her life, she wants acceptance for who she is. When she is thrown to the ground in a tangle of limbs by a very naked man amidst a thunder of hooves, she cannot help but wonder if her life is about to change.

A marriage of convenience that’s anything but... In her, Donovan sees a way to break his curse if he can seduce her into love. In him, Alice finds solace and the thrill of romance. She’s only too happy to wed him and grasp a life she’s always wanted, but is her love what he needs to banish the beast within? Emotions run high when things don’t turn out the way they’ve each planned. Only discovering truth and genuine love can bring clarity, hope… and happily ever after.

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Boss Daddy

by Annie J. Rose


We shared one wild, unforgettable night.

Colt was my secret crush.
I was trying to get back at my ex.
Pregnant and scared, I ran away.
Six years later, I’m desperate for a job and Colt is the CEO.
Passion sparks between us again.
I can’t tell him my secret.
Our son, sick, is in need of a transplant.
Why do I run to Colt?
Why is he the only one who can comfort me and make me weak with desire?
He won’t let me go, no matter how I try to stay away.
Colt’s tongue is hot in my mouth, his hands all over me
When I get the emergency call about my son, our son.

Do I tell Colt my secret just when I might lose everything?



If you’re anything like me, you like a little escape from reality. So jump into the pages and take a little trip to naughty town with me! You’ll get to meet feisty heroines and the super sexy alpha males that adore them. The chemistry might melt your Kindle, but the guaranteed HEA will melt your heart.

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The Right Time: A Novel

by Danielle Steel


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Filled with heartbreak and betrayal, triumph and fulfillment, The Right Time is an intimate, richly rewarding novel about pursuing one’s passion and succeeding beyond one’s wildest dreams.
 
Abandoned by her mother at age seven, Alexandra Winslow takes solace in the mysteries she reads with her devoted father—and soon she is writing them herself, slowly graduating to dark, complex crime stories that reflect skill, imagination, and talent far beyond her years. After her father’s untimely death, at fourteen Alex is taken in by the nuns of a local convent, where she finds twenty-six mothers to take the place of the one she lost, and the time and encouragement to pursue her gift.
 
Alex writes in every spare moment, gripped by the plots and themes and characters that fill her mind. Midway through college, she has finished a novel—and manages to find a seasoned agent, then a publisher. But as she climbs the ladder of publishing success, she resolutely adheres to her father’s admonition: Men read crime thrillers by men only—and so Alexandra Winslow publishes under the pseudonym Alexander Green, her true identity known only to those closest to her, creating a double life that isolates her.
 
Her secret life as the mysterious and brilliantly successful Alexander Green—and her own life as a talented young woman—expose her to the envious, the arrogant, and Hollywood players who have no idea who she really is. Always, the right time to open up seems just out of reach, and would cost her dearly. Once her double life and fame are established, the price of the truth is always too high.

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Bright Lights Billionaire

by Ali Parker


It’s all a bunch of bullshit.

Nothing I say or do is real anymore. And I get paid for it.

My whole life has been lived behind the bright lights of Hollywood.

And I’m living proof that money can’t buy love.

My situation is complicated enough, but then a sweet girl from the local college scores a part as my co-actor in a new blockbuster film.

These people are going to eat her alive. Or are they?

Poverty has made her tough, but she’s in for the ride of her life if she thinks she’s got this gig in the bag.

I’ll play the part I’ve been handed and love her like a madman on screen, but when the lights dim?

No thanks. I’m not interested. No matter how badly my heart aches when she walks in the room.

Because if there’s one thing I’ve learned, you never let them see behind the curtain.

Especially if you love them.

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Castaways: Reverse Harem Romance (The Challenge Book 1)

by Lily Harlem


COMPLETE SERIES AVAILABLE

One girl. Five men. A deserted paradise island. What would you do?

Olivia Bailey is up for The Challenge. Why the heck wouldn't she be? With mariner qualifications piled high, engineering experience to rival someone twice her age, she's ready to take on the mighty Pacific Ocean and win.

But what about her fellow crew? Five guys, four nationalities. A billionaire's heir who likes to take charge in every aspect of life, an outback expert with a heart-stopping smile, a Spanish chef with mouthwatering moves and twins who reveal themselves slowly, until it matters, then they act fast.

An adventure was what Olivia wanted, it's certainly what she gets. Because things at sea happen in a heartbeat, friendships grow, tempers heat and desire flares. But what about when it all upends? When the unexpected happens? Will they pull together, or will fear drag the crew of Temptress apart?

THE CHALLENGE, by award winning author Lily Harlem, is a contemporary romance reverse harem series best read in order. The series is complete and available on Amazon and intended for mature readers.

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The Billionaire's Obsession ~ Simon

by J. S. Scott


*****A NY TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER****


Down on her luck, nursing student and full-time waitress Kara Foster gets a massive blow to her already desperate financial situation that will surely find her living on the streets. Needing nothing less than a miracle to save her, Kara gets rescue from an unknown, unlikely and overwhelming source. Billionaire Simon Hudson makes her an offer that is impossible to refuse, but terrifying to accept from a man that she's never met. Will the handsome, alpha billionaire really be a solution to her problems, or will he end up being a major complication and a danger to her emotional sanity?

Reclusive billionaire Simon Hudson would rather be behind a computer creating computer games than rubbing elbows with the elite and he knows exactly what he wants...until he meets Kara Foster. Something about Kara touches Simon in ways he's never experienced and definitely doesn't like. For over a year, Simon watches over Kara, but stubbornly refuses to admit his desire to possess her, not even to himself. But when she ends up in a situation that could very well be her destruction, Simon steps up to help her, not realizing that in saving Kara, he might very well be salvaging his own soul.

The Billionaire's Obsession Series:

The Billionaire's Obsession - Simon
Heart Of The Billionaire - Sam
The Billionaire's Salvation - Max
The Billionaire's Game - Kade
Billionaire Undone - Travis
Billionaire Unmasked - Jason
Billionaire Untamed - Tate
Billionaire Unbound - Chloe
Billionaire Undaunted - Zane
Billionaire Unknown - Blake
Billionaire Unveiled - Marcus
Billionaire Unloved - Jett
Billionaire Unchallenged - Carter

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Hard to Kill (Cape Charade)

by Christina Dodd


When Captain Kellen Adams receives a job offer that sounds too good to be true, she finds herself balanced between fascination and fear. All she has to do is break a code and find a long-lost fortune…or die trying.

New York Times bestselling author Christina Dodd kicks off her Cape Charade suspense series with Hard to Kill, a short story of treasure, treachery…and murder.

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The Admirer's Secret (The Mental Madness Suspense Series)

by Pamela Crane


Now a national best-seller!

A standalone psychological drama about the masks we wear and the love that can destroy us.

Secrets are like dead bodies. They’re better left buried.

No one knows this better than Haley Montgomery, a woman haunted by loss. First her father, then her best friend. But when a woman’s body is found—and her death connected to the man Haley loves—is it a tragic accident, or murder?

Searching for answers that lead her into a disturbing revelation about her idyllic small town and her family, Haley is forced to dig into her past. But the closer she gets to the truth, the more she risks. Chilling letters threaten to unearth her skeletons, unraveling a haunting childhood secret that decades later still consumes her. A secret that could shatter everything she’s tried so hard to bury. A secret that could cost her life.

But secrets aren’t the only things getting buried as an obsession soon turns lethal.

The Admirer’s Secret is a brilliant domestic noir thriller perfect for fans of BA Paris, KL Slater, and Teresa Driscoll’s I Am Watching You.

** Praise for Pamela Crane: **

"A twisted tale of love, secrets, lies, obsession, parenting, depression and forgiveness that may be fictional but also has a very heavy dose of gruesome reality." Nicki Richards - Reviewer

"This book knows how to grab you, throw your emotions around and then some" Nicki Murphy - Nicki's Book Blog

"What a gut punch! Pamela Crane perfectly captures the anguish that all moms feel at various times in their lives" Jeanne McAvoy - NetGalley Reviewer

"Perfect for fans of Ruth Ware and Paula Hawkins, Pamela Crane introduces a mind-twist that takes everything you love about thrillers, pushes it outside the box, and electrifies you with clever prose and a plot that will terrify you.” Southern Editor Reviews

"A literary thriller from an up-and-coming suspense writer to watch for... a story that marries grit and powerful prose, murder and mind-twisting mastery." reader review

"Nothing could have prepared me for the ending - and I wouldn't have wanted to miss experiencing the middle." BBMoreB

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Relatively Normal

by Whitney Dineen


"I laughed, I cried, and I laughed some more--this is one you don't want to miss!" -Loretta Nyhan, bestselling author of Digging In

"The perfect blend of laugh-out-loud humor and sweet sexiness!" - Amazon Reader

Catriona Masterton's fiancé, Ethan, is Normal.

He plans trips six months in advance and arrives at the airport a minimum of three hours early. He purchases life insurance, luggage insurance, and always opts for the extended warranty. He's responsible, reliable, and would make any woman a wonderful life partner.

In other words, he's the exact opposite of the Masterton clan.

Cat's mother has a kitchen gadget fetish, a father whose best friends are taxidermied field mice, and a super stoner man-child brother who lives--where else?--in the basement. Then there's Nan, her proud Scottish grandmother with a proclivity for profanity and mischief.

What on earth will Catriona's Normal fiancé think when he comes home with her to meet her parents? What will he think when he discovers his soon-to-be in-laws invited Cat's ex to join them for Thanksgiving dinner?

Find out in a laugh-out-loud journey of self-discovery, familial pandemonium, and love. A must read for fans of a true romantic comedy!

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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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Saving Sky

by Natasha L. Black


You have the right remain silent ... or as loud as you want baby. 

I'm not really a strip club kinda guy.

I like my lady all to myself.
But a lap dance from Sky at my captain's party started it all. 
And now I can't get her out of my head.
Too beautiful, too frightened.
I can show her that her body is worth more than making rent. Sh*t, she deserves better. 
Her boss won't let her quit.
He has her by the throat.
She has to be free of him.
She has to be mine.


So I do what cops are never supposed to do.

I go rogue.
Anything to save her.
Anything to make her mine.

 

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Mountain Man's Girl

by Chloe Morgan


It was a new start at life.

And one me and my little girl needed badly.

My ex-husband took everything from us, his greed knowing no bounds.

So we left and hid in a little mountain town in Canada. Our future promising to be new and untainted.

But I’m done with men for a long while.

Love is too hard, and it demands too much.

And yet, it refuses to let me slide by untouched in my new life.

The strong, handsome, silent-type threatens to steal my heart.

He quite possibly could. We’re both running from something, but in the end, we end up running toward each other.

I wasn’t looking for love, but I’m forced to face the truth.

More than anything in the world, I want to be this mountain man’s girl.

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The Sexy One (One Love Book 1)

by Lauren Blakely


A hot and sweet forbidden romance from #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Lauren Blakely...

Let me count the ways why falling into forbidden love is not my wisest move…
1. She works with me every single day.

Did I mention she's gorgeous, sweet, kind and smart?
2. She works in my home.

Playing with my five-year-old daughter. Teaching my little girl. Cooking for my princess. Which means…
3. She's the nanny.

And that makes her completely off-limits…But it doesn’t stop me from wanting her. All of her.

*****

The other nannies in this city don't call him The Sexy One for nothing. My boss, the amazingly wonderful single father to the girl I take care of every day is ridiculously hot, like movie star levels with those arms, and those eyes, and that body. Not to mention, the way he dotes on his little girl melts me all over. But what really makes my knees weak are the times when his gaze lingers on me. In secret. When no one else is around.

I can't risk my job for a chance at something more…can I? But I don’t know how to resist him much longer either…

With all the heat, heart and humor readers have come to expect, this newest Lauren Blakely standalone will make you laugh, swoon and feel like you’re falling in love!

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Dark Dream (Sins of the Night Book 1)

by Delilah Taylor


I always finish the job. Until Violet.

Violet

I think I found him. The man who doesn’t fear my father.

Xavier Dyer takes tall, dark, and dangerous to new levels. He steals my breath and sets my heart to pounding. The cold steel of his gun should frighten me.

I’d like to say I tried to stay away, but I’d be lying. He sucks me in with every breath, using his body, his hands, his voice to seduce me.

He commands me in the bedroom and leaves me wrecked.

Until I discover who he really is. And just how he came to find me.

The bastard lured me in and gave me the one thing I desperately needed. He knew I would let him do whatever he wanted to me.

Right up until that final second.

Xavier

She has no idea what I really am.

Violet Wynn is the daughter of a monster. Her billionaire father will be to blame for her death. He deserves it.

Violet started off like every other job to me. She was nothing more than a target. A paycheck. But then I touch her, taste her, and devour her. All I want is more.

As the hours tick by, I start to question whether or not I’ll be able to pull the trigger at the end.

But I must. It’s her or me. That’s the only way this can end.

And if I have to string her along?

So be it. I’m a Shade. Nobody escapes my wrath.

Not even Violet.

Dark Dream is the first book in Xavier & Violet’s story. Their story continues in Dark Lover.

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Date with a Devil: A Hockey Romance (Dallas Devils Book 1)

by June Winters


Austen Marlowe learned all she needed to know about jocks back in high school: they might be tall, muscular, and hot as hell ... but you can never trust 'em. Valuable life experience for someone who dates hockey players for a living.

As the host of Date with a Devil, the young journalist is called into action when the captain of the Dallas Devils insults the team's few remaining fans. Austen's mission? To save the athlete's beleaguered reputation.

But Dane DeHardt doesn't give a damn about his reputation -- and his one-man war against the media is causing problems for them both. Worse, "The Big D" can't keep his eyes off of her. Doesn't he know these dates aren't real?

But DeHardt isn't the dimwit she's been led to believe. And when the sinfully sexy hockey star isn't trying to talk the rookie reporter out of her clothes, he's pushing her to get to the bottom of a scandal she's been ordered not to cover.

Is Austen willing to risk her job because it's the right thing to do? Will Dane make Austen forget why she swore off jocks in the first place? Or is she being played by The Big D?

Date with a Devil is a 75,000 word stand-alone hockey romance. Dual POV, no cheating. HEA always guaranteed, but the Dallas Devils drama continues in Book 2!

 

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