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).

CLAIMED: A Dark Mafia Romance (His For A Week Book 6)

by Em Brown


Note to self: don’t fall in love with a gangster.

I’m the good girl: a college student who studies hard, wants to do good, and plays by the rules. I shouldn’t be falling for a guy like Darren Lee, the bad boy owner of an exclusive nightclub that, unbeknownst to me, caters to an international triad.

We’re absolutely wrong for each other. Maybe that’s why the heat between us is so sizzling hot…

But Darren’s desires run dark and wicked. Should I submit to his passions? Something tells me that if I throw caution to the wind, I could be in for a world of hurt.

If you enjoy mafia style romances with bad boy Doms and plenty of wicked heat, then get CLAIMED to steam up your reading today…

 
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SEAL Daddies: A Contemporary Romance Collection

by Annie J. Rose


A sexy Navy SEAL and a life in paradise? Sounds too good to be true. Good thing for these five feisty ladies, the luck of the Irish is on their side!

Book 1: Connor’s Baby

Too bad I figure out too late that I can’t live without her in my bed and in my life.
I have to find her.
Beg her to take me back.
Then I’ll make her beg and scream my name again.
It seemed like a good plan, till I laid eyes on her.
And discovered I’m not the only one who was keeping a secret.

Book 2: Brendan’s Baby

I’m an O’Shea. A businessman, an ex-Navy SEAL.
When I start a mission, I complete it; just like I was trained to do.
I will sweep the independent beauty off her feet,
I will convince her to stay with me forever.
And when her creep boss shows up on my island to try and stake his claim,
I will show him that no one messes with what is mine.

Book 3: Mickey’s Baby

She tries to tell me she doesn’t need my help,
But we both know that’s a lie.
I’m a good guy, an ex-SEAL who served with honor,
But there’s no line I won’t cross to protect what’s mine.
And make no mistake about it,
Karin’s all mine.

Book 4: Billy’s Baby

I told myself to keep it professional.
Too bad her smart mouth and sweet body are keeping me up at night.
She’s only here for a couple of weeks.
We have a fling, and now I want more.
In the middle of our stupid fights and explosive makeup sex,
I make sure to let her know that she’s mine.

Book 5: Tommy’s Baby

My next steps sound like the plot of a bad movie.
I check into a seedy motel, I get a job at his pub, I try to pretend like we can be just friends.
Have I gone crazy in the middle of all my madness?
We find some semblance of happiness together once again,
But I know it can’t last. Not when a man shows up looking for me.
I won’t put Tommy in danger. I’d rather break his heart all over again.

Grab your favorite umbrella drink and visit these sexy SEAL Daddies on their island paradise. Along with the sand and sun, you’ll find five standalone novels with more passion and excitement than your heart can take. Be warned; the O’Shea Boys are hot enough to melt your Kindle!

 
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The First Time I Saw You (The Friessens Book 16)

by Lorhainne Eckhart


Like his parents Andy and Laura Friessen, Gabriel knows what it means to face an impossible situation. What he doesn’t realize when he puts up an ad looking for a roommate he never expects to meet a down on her luck gorgeous single mom with a meddling family, a crazy ex-boyfriend, and enough chemistry between them to heat a county. The only problem is she doesn’t believe in happily ever after and sees falling in love as a mistake only fools make. But Gabriel can’t stop thinking about her, wanting her, and is determined to show her the road to love isn’t as dangerous as she believes.


Did you miss the other books in this big family romance series? Start with the worldwide bestseller THE FORGOTTEN CHILD translated in German & French, coming soon to Italian, Portuguese, Spanish & Chinese.

Reading order:

THE OUTSIDER SERIES (The Friessen Legacy)
The Forgotten Child
A Baby And a Wedding (Short Story FREE)
Fallen Hero
The Search (Short Story FREE)
The Awakening
Secrets
Runaway
Overdue (Short Story FREE)
The Unexpected Storm
The Wedding
 

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Mean Crush: A Rom Com With Angst (Best For Last)

by K. L. Bryce


Reed freaking Walker.

My best friend's gorgeous older brother.
My former Mean Crush since the age of nine.
A man I swore to loathe for all of eternity is back.
And now I'm stuck with him in a secluded cabin…alone!

It's fine. I can handle this.

He will not ruin my plans to win back my ex.
Mark is safe, predictable, and reliable… everything Reed isn’t.

I don’t care if Reed gives me that hot guy side smile or those intense midnight blue stares that melt me in places he doesn’t belong.

This time, I refuse to cave in to him like a starry-eyed teenager in love.

But Reed is determined to take back what he thinks belongs to him…me.
 

A love story spanning fifteen years, MEAN CRUSH is an unputdownable enemies to lovers romance with laugh out loud moments, passion and angst, and all the feels. Can be read as a standalone.


★★★★★ "This is one of the best books I’ve read in a while."- Amazon Review

★★★★★"Couldn’t put it down!!! I’ve read 50 books so far this year and this one is definitely a favorite!" - Amazon Review

★★★★★ "I loved this book so much...I got completely sucked in the journey of Tabatha and Reed." - Goodreads Review

★★★★★ "The sexual tension in this story was off the charts, and the story just held a deep romanticism to it that reminds you of the timeless love of old classics like Wuthering Heights." - Amazon Review


★★★★★ “This book will have you laughing and in TEARS... grab the kleenex you wont be able to put this down." - Amazon Review

★★★★★ "You gotta love the ultra protective alpha nature of Reed." - Goodreads Review

★★★★★ "Awesome debut. K.L. Bryce is a new to me author and this won’t be the last book I read.” - Amazon Review

Grab your copy of MEAN CRUSH now and get ready to laugh, cry, and fall totally in love!

 
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Keep Me In Your Heart (The Friessens Book 32)

by Lorhainne Eckhart


A Friessen family celebration turns tragic when the marriage of one daughter is preceded by the heartbreaking loss of another.


Three days before Sara Friessen’s wedding, her older sister, Chelsea, who is married to the son of a notorious criminal, disappears without a trace. The police have no leads, and her husband, Alaric Taft, has also gone missing. To find the couple, the Friessens must come face to face with the kind of deadly underworld they had never expected would touch their family.

Andy Friessen lives and breathes only one thing: protecting his family. He soon discovers the secret behind what has happened to his eldest daughter, and he’s plunged into a cat and mouse game, stonewalled at every turn by authorities who are supposed to be helping him. For the first time in his life, he’s forced to admit he’s in over his head. The Friessens are stronger together, so, in desperation, though he swore he never would, Andy ultimately calls for help from his cousins, Brad, Jed, and Neil.

As the cousins dig deeper into the days before the disappearance, they discover that Alaric was hiding a very dark truth, one that put a target on Chelsea’s back, and someone would have gone to great lengths to keep it from coming to light. The lines between good and bad have suddenly become blurred. All the Friessens want is a happy ending, but the more they search, the more the evidence points toward their worst fear—that their nightmare has become reality, and Chelsea could be lost to them forever.

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The Outsider Series: The Complete Omnibus Collection (The Friessen Legacy Collections Book 1)

by Lorhainne Eckhart


Fall in love with the Friessen men and the women they love in 
New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Lorhainne Eckhart'sbig family romance series.

—"Loved this book series! I just couldn't get enough of the characters, and ended up reading the whole set in a day." Reviewer - Jen

—"I loved all these books. All about the cowboys and their lives. Love at first sight and the things they will do for love. I couldn't put them down." Reviewer - Suzanne

—"Wonderful read if you want to experience all the passions that make real life. For example, love of family, loyalty, honor, indecision, misplaced loyalty, feelings of inadequacy -- just the gamut of emotions."- Reviewer, Alma

In THE OUTSIDER SERIES: THE COMPLETE OMNIBUS COLLECTION, included are all the books and short stories of the hot and sexy Friessen men and the strong and vulnerable women they love.

1. The Forgotten Child: How do you tell a man there is something wrong with his child?
2. A Baby and a Wedding: (The Forgotten Child to Fallen Hero bridge short story of Brad & Emily's wedding)
3. Fallen Hero: A cowboy who walked away from his family's fortune. A woman who returned for justice. What they didn't expect was to find love.
4. The Search: (Fallen Hero to The Awakening bridge short story of Andy, Jed and Diana)- When her husband goes missing she's forced to call the one man she shouldn't.
5. The Awakening: A young woman who's lost everything, and the wealthy rancher who saves her.
6. Secrets: "Jed always told me he'd take care of everything. And I believed him, I trusted him, I loved him."
7. Runaway: Andy sets out to bring his runaway bride home. But when he finds her, he's in for a big surprise.
8. Overdue: (Runaway to The Unexpected Storm bridge short story. Jed and Diana are having a baby.)
9. The Unexpected Storm: He can have any woman, except the one he wants.
10. The Wedding: A man who's always planned everything, and a woman who's struggled alone—The Wedding will change their lives forever.

Want to read The Friessen Family Series in reading order? Start with the worldwide bestseller THE FORGOTTEN CHILD now translated in two languages and spanning three series.

THE OUTSIDER SERIES:
The Forgotten Child (Brad & Emily) with bonus short story A Baby And A Wedding
Fallen Hero (Jed, Diana & Andy) with bonus short story The Search
The Awakening (Andy & Laura)
Secrets (Jed & Diana)
Runaway (Andy & Laura) with bonus short story Overdue
The Unexpected Storm (Neil & Candy)
The Wedding

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The Tantalizing of a Scandalous Rake (The Lords of Scandal Row Book 3)

by Samantha Holt


The final book in the Lords of Scandal Row series

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The McMahon Clan Series (Fated Mates World Book 2)

by Rochelle Paige


Family grudges, enemies, witchcraft...nothing will stand in the way of these sexy bear shifters when they find their fated mates. They'll face any and all obstacles to claim their women and keep their growing family safe.


This box set contains all four books from the McMahon Clan series: Bear the ConsequencesBear It AllBear the Burden, and Bear Your Fate.

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3d20 Series Anthology (GeekLove Times Three Book 1)

by Allyson Lindt


Four scorching, geeky ménage novellas, one collection

Roll Against Trust
Tasha's not looking for love, but she  doesn't mind just looking… and maybe a little fantasizing about her two best friends and weekend AD&D buddies.

Roll Against Regret
Zoe's broadened her horizons since she hooked up with Jackson, but their latest shared fantasy beats all others.

Roll Against Discovery
When Evan and Trevor offer to keep Kathryn company during an anime convention, she's not letting her shy self screw up the opportunity.

Roll Against Betrayal
Sydney can't believe how incredible the hottie she meets at the convention is. When she realizes he's her ex's roommate, she realizes she's not as lucky as she thought. Could the three of them have a future, or are things over before they start?

Publisher's Note: These are the same books available individually in the 3d20 series.

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Cowboy Baby: A Secret Baby Romance

by Kate Swain


She was here to check our cattle, not me.
The last thing I need is a sexy veterinarian to distract me.


My ex was only after money.
I learned my lesson.
No way would I let flirting with the pretty new vet,
Turn into anything more.

Tessa is sexy and I can’t get her off my mind.
So I ask her out.
Just a meet up, not really a date.
Except that blazing hot kiss made it feel like a date.

Fighting the sexual tension between us is a losing battle.
Taking her to bed is natural, incredible.
It’s just for fun. Nothing serious.

But when a strange virus starts sickening our steers,
Jeopardizing our contracts,
I know I can trust Tessa to help.

Except maybe I can’t trust her at all.
A rancher tells me Tessa dumped him because I have more money.
I fell for her, and she’s just like my ex.
I don’t know who the real fool is.
Especially when she’s keeping secrets from me.

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Cross My Heart: A Second Chance Small Town Medical Romance (Mountainview Hospital Book 1)

by Kaylin Evans


Ryder Cane has always been one step ahead of me.


I was a JV swimmer, he swam varsity.
I was on the homecoming court, he was the friggin’ king.
I got straight As, he was the valedictorian.

And now? I’m Mountainview Hospital’s newest nurse but Ryder built the whole damn hospital!

When he asks me to be his date to the grand opening gala, I know it’s just a favor to an old friend. Ryder’s so far out of my league we’re not even playing the same sport.

Besides – we tried this once before and I know how our love story ends. We burned hot and heavy for one month in high school and then he left me for the head cheerleader.

So why is he kissing me goodnight, and why am I letting him?

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A Countess of Convenience (Captivating Countesses Book 1)

by Jenna Jaxon


Following a tragic accident, an unconscious Judith Harper is returned to her childhood home to die. Miraculously, she awakens but to a horribly changed world in which she finds her husband dead and her world upended.


Judith must regain her strength, not only to reclaim her life but also to right a terrible wrong--a feat which may require her to marry again, and quickly. But not only is Judith not ready for another husband, a marriage before her year of mourning is up will ruin her in London society.

Still, if she hopes to have her life back, she may have to risk the scandal and make a marriage of convenience...but to whom?

John, Lord Haxby has loved Judith since childhood, and because of that he stood aside while she married another eight years ago. Now she is free of her odious husband, he hopes he can persuade her that he is the only man who can make her truly happy. However, he discovers Judith is more than interested in Lord Farringdon, the man who saved her life. Can he stand aside once more and watch the love of his life make a grave mistake, or will he step up and show the woman he loves he is not a convenient solution to her problem, but the perfect one?

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Speed Date: A Why Choose Romance

by Stephanie Brother


I thought Speed Dating would be a waste of time, and then my hunky stepbrothers show up with their gorgeous friends Nick and Oscar.


I'm mortified: they might think I'm an easy lay or that any of this is my idea. It's not, I was dragged here by my BFF.


Seven minutes with each man is long enough to find out that Nick and Oscar are funny, charming, and sweet. Their smiles make me blush. And I'd like to meet them again and get to know them better.


It is also enough time to discover my stepbrothers both have the hots for me.


Matthew Harris has the decency and good sense to know we must not do anything about our mutual attraction, not when we live under the same roof.

However, his twin brother, Luke wastes none of his seven minutes on small talk. He wants to take me home to do the filthy things I've only dreamed of.

And I'm tempted to say yes.


How can I choose one of their friends when all four men want me?

Whatever happens, I don't want to mess up my future career as a respectable children's nurse. I just want to settle down and have a big family of my own someday.

SPEED DATE is a sizzling romance with a very happy ever after ending.

*A full-length standalone romance. *No cliffhanger. *No cheating.

 
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Flame and Ember (Regency Love Book 1)

by M.A. Nichols


A most inconvenient marriage of convenience

Simon Kingsley is in desperate need of a wife. After years of searching, he finally found love. Unfortunately, she wed another, and now, it is time to settle for someone with whom he can share his life. A friend, a companion, a helpmate. Love is no longer an option for a man whose heart is irrevocably broken.

Mina Ashbrook longs for a loving marriage but accepts that at the age of thirty, she is unlikely to find it. Facing a lifetime of being the spinster sister living on her brother’s charity, Mina considers something she never thought she would—a marriage of convenience. She knows Simon is not marrying her for love but hopes it will blossom in his heart if only she can convince him that love comes in many forms.

Will Mina find a way to heal Simon’s heart? Or will the shadows of the past keep them from finding happiness together?

Set in Regency era England, Flame and Ember is a sweet romance about overcoming the pains of the past and learning to love.

Book One in the Regency Love Series. Buy your copy today!

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Falling For His Best Friend (Out Of Uniform Book 3)

by Katee Robert


Avery Yeung's biological clock just went off early. Thanks to her family's medical history, she's running out of time to get knocked up. And the only guy within donating distance? Her overprotective-and irritatingly hot-best friend. So clearly she needs an anonymous donor...

Anonymous donor? Over Sheriff Drew Flannery's dead body. While daddyhood will never be in the cards for a man with his past, Drew won't let Avery shop for a "popsicle pop." He'll do what's right for his best friend by doing his best friend. But only if they do it properly.

But there's nothing "proper" about it. Between the bed, the kitchen counter, and against his squad car, Avery and Drew are having the hottest sex ever. They can't get enough of it-or each other. And without knowing it, they've crossed the one line that could ruin their friendship forever...

Each book in the Out of Uniform series is STANDALONE:
* In Bed with Mr. Wrong
* His to Keep
* Falling for His Best Friend
* His Lover to Protect
* His to Take

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Best Man: A Hockey Wedding Romance (Dallas Devils Book 6)

by June Winters


Seems like everyone is getting married and having babies these days...


Not Niko. The fun-loving Russian superstar values his freedom way too much -- which is one reason why the best man is flying solo at Big Rig and Piper's wedding. Does the bride have any hot friends?

When Niko meets the bride's younger sister, Paulina, he can only assume he caught baby fever from his teammates. Because it's not just love at first sight when he lays his eyes on the stunning maid of honor -- it's I-wanna-fill-you-up-with-my-babies at first sight.

But the hockey phenom has a rep for breaking hearts -- and Big Rig's not wild about throwing his future sister-in-law to the wolves. If the best man wants to avoid a wedding disaster, Niko knows he'll have to stay away.

... or, at the very least, not get caught.

Can Niko and Paulina keep their steamy wedding romance a secret? Or will the best man and maid of honor end up with a little wedding surprise of their own?

Best Man is a 95,000 word hockey wedding romance with a not-so-secret baby. This standalone novel is the sixth and final book in the Dallas Devils series. No cheating, no cliffhanger, HEA always guaranteed.


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Jack of Thorns (Inheritance Book 1)

by AK Faulkner


"The thrill ... will keep readers flipping pages well past the point where they probably should have gone to bed." - Stephani Hren for IndieReader

Laurence Riley might be able to see the future, but he can't see a way to fix his messed-up life. He can't control anything—not his supernatural talents, not his drug addiction, and not his violent ex-boyfriend. Laurence needs help and he knows it. A lifelong pagan, he turns to his god... and he gets Jack. Jack can help Laurence tame his powers and take control of his life. But it comes at a price: Laurence will need to keep him fed with regular offerings of sex. For the old Laurence, that would've been a pleasure. Problem is, Laurence has met Quentin.

Quentin is devastatingly handsome, way out of Laurence's league (like British nobility levels of out-of-his-league), and unbearably chaste. If that weren’t enough to keep Laurence away, Quentin's wild telekinesis is even more uncontrollable than Laurence's precognition. But Laurence doesn't want anyone else, and Jack is getting hungry.

Then Laurence foresees a glimpse of Jack's true plan. It will leave a trail of death across San Diego--and Laurence has been helping him do it. The past has taught him that the future can't be changed. But if Laurence and Quentin can't stop Jack, there won't be any future at all.

Jack of Thorns is the first book in a dark urban fantasy series where X-Men meets The Magicians.

"Striking prose and characters make this opening fantasy installment worthwhile." - Kirkus Reviews

"AK Faulkner thrusts together two deliciously flawed main characters ... then weaves an empowering plot of destiny, inheritance, and self-improvement—all while letting the reader languor in the glow of a glorious slow burn romance." - Indie Reader

"Mixing the paranormal with the deeply personal, A.K. Faulkner has delivered a bold debut novel with Jack of Thorns in what stacks up to be a thrilling new series." - Self Publishing Review

 
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Hot Cop

by Natasha L. Black


“Do you want me to lose control?”

I’d keep my hands to myself
If I knew what was good for me.
What fun is that?
My new recruit is nothing but trouble.
Laura’s a big city cop, home to take care of her dad.
She’s my best friend’s baby sister AKA forbidden territory.
All grown up.
Lush curves.
Smart mouth.
Everything I can’t resist.

Whatever I have to do,
I’m going to keep her reckless, gorgeous ass safe.
Then I’ll never let her go.

Off-limits? Who cares.
She’s mine, and I’ll destroy anyone who gets in my way.

 
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Hard to Love (Hard to Love series Book 1)

by Willow Winters


An epic and addictive roller coaster ride of a romance that’s unforgettably heart-wrenching and jaw-dropping, brought to you by 
Wall Street Journal and USA Today Best Selling Author, Willow Winters.

Our love story isn't a tragedy but it sure as hell started out like one.

I grew up in the life, and learned to hate everything in this town.

Everything but her. She was my constant through it all.

Just a look would tempt and torment.
Just a touch would singe and soothe.
I only survived because she was by my side.

I feared the danger would bleed into what we had.
After all, she was too good for this world. But I was too far gone to push her away.

I was Laura’s downfall.
Problem was, she was mine too.

Hard to Love is book 1 of the Hard to Love, romantic suspense, series.

"This highly addictive read had me glued to its pages, and unable to put it down. This story will have you jaw-dropping, gasping for breath, and begging for more!" Sarah, SWBR Book Blog & Reviews

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In Too Deep (Love Undercover Book 1)

by LK Shaw


For five years I've been deep undercover within the cartel, and I'm on the verge of bringing the entire organization to the ground. Until she shows up. Gabriela is the new girlfriend of the boss' nephew, but there's a spark of attraction between us. It flares to life, burning hot, before we can stop it. 


She's become a distraction that will get me killed. Especially once I discover her secret. Now, I have to do whatever it takes to protect her.

Soon a surprise enemy emerges from the shadows. Can I keep Gabriela safe or will neither of us make it out alive?

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