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).

Now Or Never (Irresistible Book 5)

by Stella Rhys


*** Special Release Price 99¢ For A Limited Time! ***

He’s ten years older. My brother's best friend.
And for the next two weeks, he gets to have me in all the ways he’s ever wanted.

HOLLAND
The last time I saw him, he still called me kiddo.

But fast-forward five years and more than a few things have changed.

He’s still Iain Thorn. He’s still my brother’s best friend and the painfully sexy man I clearly never stopped wanting. But me?

Apparently, I’ve grown up in more ways than he can resist.

IAIN
I’m going to hell for looking at her like this.

She’s too young for me. Too sweet and naive.

She has no idea what I would do to her.

But since the day she walked back in my life in that tight little dress, I’ve felt myself caving. I said I’d never in my life get involved with Holland Maxwell.

But since I’m already going to hell, I might as well make it worth it.

*** NOW OR NEVER is a standalone in the Irresistible Series ***
Sweet Spot - Lukas & Lia
Bad Boss - Julian & Sara
Dirty Deeds - Emmett & Aly
Hothead - Drew & Evie

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The Holiday Bride (The Wilde Brothers Book 9)

by Lorhainne Eckhart


All Trinity Cooper Wilde wanted was a quiet Christmas alone with her baby, a baby no one knows about but her twin sister, Dawn.

Dawn has warned Trinity that she needs to come clean and tell everyone about the baby, including the father, Garrett Franke, their former neighbor, whom Trinity has hated since tenth grade—with the exception of one night last year, a mistake.

Her family is starting to wonder why she hasn’t come home to visit in over six months, and Trinity knows time is running out. She plans to tell everyone, but she gets happily stuck in an unexpected snowstorm in her tiny cabin, located outside a small Idaho town.

Deputy Garrett Franke still can’t get Trinity out of his mind, especially considering he works side by side with her dad, Sheriff Logan Wilde. When Dawn unexpectedly pulls him aside one day, he allows her to convince him to drive out to a remote cabin in the middle of a snowstorm to check on her sister, whom no one has heard from since the storm hit.

That’s the thing about snowstorms: You never know who’ll show up at your door, and a baby isn’t the kind of secret that can stay that way for long.

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Fractured (Southern Alphas Book 2)

by Lori Sjoberg

Carter Phillips has returned from multiple deployments, and he’s brought a few demons home with him. War has left him scarred, inside and out, and he’s counting on the peace and isolation of his family’s farm to keep his head screwed on straight. What he doesn’t bargain for is Amy Williams, the new horse trainer. She’s kinder than he deserves, tougher than he expects, with a hidden core of vulnerability that triggers his need to possess and protect her.

Amy has finally pieced her life back together, after being forced to give up everything and assume a new identity. Now she’s safe, no longer the target of accusations and death threats—but she’s also alone. The only danger to her secrets and her celibacy is Carter Phillips, smoking-hot former Marine—and her boss’s brother. With each passing day, she finds it harder to lie to him about who she is—and who she wants.

Neither of them wants to talk about the past, but the more time they spend together, the closer they become. When the truth comes out, will it set them free or tear them apart forever?

***A sizzling standalone romance***
***Each book of the Southern Alphas Series follows a different couple.***

 
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Give Me Another Chance (The Raven Brothers Book 3)

by Katy Kaylee

 

I never forgot you, and the way you made me feel that first time.

I never forgot you, even when you left me six years ago without saying goodbye.

You were my brother’s best friend, and I was in love…

I never expected to see you again, but here we are…

I never thought our relationship had a second chance,

And here we are…

Ash Raven – I loved you yesterday, I love you today, and I will love you forever.

Would you be willing to give our love another chance after all this!

  • Beth McAdams, mother of your daughter, the miracle we created six years ago, and I kept it a secret from you.

           OMG… Does that make me a terrible person?

Give Me Another Chance is a full length, standalone romance with lots of heart, heat, angst, emotion and a drool worthy HEA. It is also Book Three in the Raven Brothers Series, that features four brothers. Give Me Another Chance is Ash’s Story.

 
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The Kiss Quotient

by Helen Hoang


One of Washington Post’s 50 Notable Works of Fiction in 2018
One of Amazon’s Top 100 Books of 2018


"This is such a fun read and it's also quite original and sexy and sensitive."--Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author

"Hoang's writing bursts from the page."--Buzzfeed

A heartwarming and refreshing debut novel that proves one thing: there's not enough data in the world to predict what will make your heart tick.


Stella Lane thinks math is the only thing that unites the universe. She comes up with algorithms to predict customer purchases--a job that has given her more money than she knows what to do with, and way less experience in the dating department than the average thirty-year-old.

It doesn't help that Stella has Asperger's and French kissing reminds her of a shark getting its teeth cleaned by pilot fish. Her conclusion: she needs lots of practice--with a professional. Which is why she hires escort Michael Phan. The Vietnamese and Swedish stunner can't afford to turn down Stella's offer, and agrees to help her check off all the boxes on her lesson plan--from foreplay to more-than-missionary position...

Before long, Stella not only learns to appreciate his kisses, but crave all of the other things he's making her feel. Their no-nonsense partnership starts making a strange kind of sense. And the pattern that emerges will convince Stella that love is the best kind of logic...

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A Mouse for the Duke

by Lynn Landes


Lord Declan Sheridan is content growing the family business. There’s no time for courting. He’s put all his energy, money and time into his custom furniture line. Declan is unprepared for the ultimatum given to him by his grandfather, the owner of Sheridan Furniture. Marry by Christmas or lose his inheritance!

London Taylor works as a lady’s maid by day, while secretly playing the stock market. Becoming “the mouse” was necessary to get the job. Everyone warned her that Tessa Hubbard was horrible to work for, but the job came with perks. It was supposed to be a simple thing. Wear a disguise, work hard and secretly play the stock market. When London overhears a plot, she is forced to make a choice that will alter the path of her life.

This is a heartwarming tale of two people trying to trust the Lord to guide their path, and along the way find a love worth fighting for.

 

 
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Song of a Highlander: A Scottish Time Travel Romance (Arch Through Time Book 11)

by Katy Baker


To find her future she must travel to the past.

Jessica Maxwell cannot believe her bad luck. The research paper that should have made her career has turned her into a laughing stock, her funding grant is about to run out, and someone has ransacked her lab.

So when a strange old woman appears from nowhere to warn her that her research has put her in danger from fairy tale creatures from the distant past, she’s sure her day can’t get much worse. She’s wrong.

Ramsay MacAuley is a man out of his time. Having been banished to the future by a perilous bargain with the Fae, he is determined to protect the secrets of time. But when he stumbles across a woman who knows far more than she should and both are sent hurtling into the past, he realizes it is not mere chance that has thrown her into his path – and he must protect her with his life.

Beset by enemies on all sides, Jess and Ramsay must find a way back to the future if they are to stop ancient evil from claiming the power of time. But as Jess finds herself drawn to the enigmatic warrior, she begins to wonder if the future is where she wants to be at all.

Song of a Highlander is the eleventh book in the Arch Through Time romance series and can be read as a standalone novel. If you love sexy highlanders, feisty heroines and sizzling passion you’ll love this tale of danger, passion and true love in the Highlands of Scotland. Grab a copy now!

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CHAINS: Night Rebels Motorcycle Club (Night Rebels MC Romance Book 8)

by Chiah Wilder


He didn’t know he needed her until she came into his life.

Chains is a Night Rebel, one of the largest MCs in Southern Colorado. Powerful Harleys, stiff drinks, and club girls are his idea of the good life.

He swore off relationships years ago when he caught his old lady and his buddy sharing some fun time between his sheets. Now bitterness is his companion.

The only women in his life are the club girls who know the score: fun without commitment. He likes it that way—he’s better off alone.

Then he meets her and everything changes. Sexy curves that spark his libido, and the most soulful eyes that penetrate the emptiness inside him.

Autumn Stanford has worked hard to build her veterinary practice, and at thirty-one years old, she finally has it all: career, money, a fiancé. She should be busting with joy, but she’s not—something’s missing.

When the rugged biker brings his dog to her clinic, she is taken in by his good looks and muscular build.

An undeniable desire sizzles between them.

But there is one small problem: Autumn is engaged to Chains’s brother.

All of a sudden, Chains’s world turns upside down, Autumn is caught in the crossfire of grudges.

The Night Rebels MC series are standalone romance novels. This is Chains’ story. This book describes the life and actions of a gritty outlaw motorcycle club. HEA. No cliffhangers.

 
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One Hundred Heartbeats (An Aspen Cove Small Town Romance Book 2)

by Kelly Collins


Kindle Scout Winner Kelly Collins welcomes you back to Aspen Cove, the tiny Colorado town where fresh starts, hope, and true love live …

Katie Middleton knows what it’s like to stare death in the face. Growing up with a serious heart defect stopped her from really living. Escaping her overprotective parents and opening a bakery in Aspen Cove, Katie starts crossing items off her bucket list as quickly as she can. The one item that she’s not sure she’ll ever check off, however, is falling in love. That is until Bowie Bishop appears.

When a car accident took his high school sweetheart, Bowie was sure he’d never love again. He disappeared from Aspen Cove to join the Army, then spent nearly ten years on active duty risking his life to save others. Now he finds himself in the last place he wants to be—back home. He’s determined to take off as soon as he can, but when a cute, sassy little blonde catches his eye, he’s not so sure he’ll be able to leave Aspen Cove.

Just when Katie knows for sure that her heart will only ever beat for Bowie, she discovers a secret from her past that will shake the foundation of their new relationship to its core. Will the truth tear them apart or will they find salvation in each other’s arms?

Find out now in One Hundred Heartbeats!

 
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All Of Me (The Bridesmaids Club, Book 1)

by Leeanna Morgan


Four friends. Twenty-two bridesmaids' dresses.
One random act of kindness that will change their lives forever.

Tess has given up looking for Mr. Right, but that doesn’t mean she’s given up on love. When she reads a newspaper article about a young couple who've had everything stolen from their home, including four bridesmaids dresses, she knows she has to help.

But by helping the bride, Tess risks exposing a past she doesn't want anyone to know about. She does everything she can to minimize the danger she's in, but she does the one thing guaranteed to destroy everything - she falls in love with the wrong man.

Logan Allen has spent most of his career reporting on the news from around the world. When a letter arrives from Afghanistan, the trauma he's been living with is about to explode back into his life. He betrayed a small Afghan village and Tess thinks he’s betrayed her.

From their first random act of kindness comes an experience Logan and Tess will never forget. And maybe, if they work together, they can create a future that’s better than anything they've left behind.

ALL OF ME is the first book in The Bridesmaids Club series and can easily be read as a standalone. Each of Leeanna's series are linked so you can find out what happens to your favorite characters in other books. Happy reading!

Praise for Leeanna Morgan’s books:

“I am addicted to Leeanna Morgan's books! The only problem with them is that I hate coming to the end of one, and can't wait for the next good read. I love how she weaves the characters together, and draws you right into their lives. If you haven't discovered her, please do give her books a try. You won't be disappointed, except for not having found her sooner!”

“I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I couldn't put it down. I purchased it today and finished it just now. Captivating story from beginning to end. Definitely a five star book.”

Other Contemporary Romances by Leeanna Morgan:

The Montana Brides:
Book 1: Forever Dreams (Gracie and Trent)
Book 2: Forever in Love (Amy and Nathan)
Book 3: Forever After (Nicky and Sam)
Book 4: Forever Wishes (Erin and Jake)
Book 5: Forever Santa: a Montana Brides Christmas novella
Book 6: Forever Cowboy (Emily and Alex)
Book 7: Forever Together (Kate and Dan)
Book 8: Forever and a Day (Sarah and Jordan)

The Bridesmaids Club:
Book 1: All of Me (Tess and Logan)
Book 2: Loving You (Annie and Dylan)
Book 3: Head Over Heels (Sally and Todd)
Book 4: Sweet on You (Molly and Jacob)

Emerald Lake Billionaires:
Book 1: Sealed with a Kiss (Rachel and John)
Book 2: Playing for Keeps (Sophie and Ryan)
Book 3: Crazy Love (Holly and Daniel)
Book 4: One And Only (Elizabeth and Blake)

The Protectors:
Book 1: Safe Haven (Hayley and Tank)
Book 2: Just Breathe: (Kelly and Tanner)
Book 3: Always (Mallory and Grant)
Book 4: The Promise (Ashley and Matthew)
Book 5: Coming Home (Mia and Stan)
Book 6: The Gift (Hannah and Brett)
Book 7: The Wish (Claire and Jason)

Sapphire Bay:
Book 1: Falling For You (Natalie and Gabe)
Book 2: Once In A Lifetime (Sam and Caleb)
Book 3: A Christmas Wish (Megan and William)
Book 4: Before Today (Brooke and Levi)
Book 5: The Sweetest Thing (Cassie and Noah)
Book 6: Sweet Surrender (Willow and Zac)

Santa's Secret Helpers:
Book 1: Christmas On Main Street (Emma and Jack)
Book 2: Mistletoe Madness (Kylie and Ben)
Book 3: Silver Bells (Bailey and Steven)
Book 4: The Santa Express (Shelley and John)

 
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Hatefully Yours: An Enemies to Lovers Standalone Romance

by Kelli Callahan


Five years ago I left Cabot Beach with a broken heart, but I didn't leave without telling the guy who broke it how much it hurt.

All of my emotion and angst was written in a letter that ended with Hatefully Yours.
Five years later, the guy I never thought I would see again is my new boss.
He doesn't want to put things in the past or move on.
He wants to destroy me.
Guess what? I feel the same way.

The battle lines are drawn and neither of us intends to play fair.

But there are things I never knew about what happened in Cabot Beach the night my life took an unexpected turn, and finding out the truth may be more painful than losing him to begin with.

This is a full length Enemies to Lovers Standalone Romance.

 
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Mine For Tonight (The Billionaire's Obsession, Book 1)

by J. S. Scott


Genre: Adult Contemporary Steamy Romance

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.

This is a steamy romance and is not intended for YA readers. It contains steamy love scenes, explicit language and adult emotion not appropriate for YA readers.

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The Complete Claire Goodnite Series

by Jennifer Rebecca


Welcome to George Washington Township, home to the tenacious Detective Claire Goodnite. From kidnappings to murders, she's hell bent on solving cases and uncovering the truth—and keeping sexy FBI Special Agent Wesley O'Connell away from her cases... and her heart.

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Show Me What You Got

by Weston Parker


He’s hot, rash, and rude. Oh, and stupidly rich.

Just my kind of alpha a-hole. Not!

Never in a million years did I expect to find a devious mixture of love and lust overseas.

I’m an American girl, living in Australia to help my sick momma.

And she’s not getting any better.

If nothing else, Mister McHottie is a great distraction.

He’s a single father, which is beyond scorching, seeing that he’s a dream with his little girl.

Who wouldn’t be? Even I’m falling in love with her.

All I’ve ever wanted is a family, but it comes at a cost.

His mother’s holding the coin purse, which is always fun. Yay me!

And I have one real shot at wooing him.

I’m running his big New Year’s Eve event and it’s time to put on the ritz.

This guy has no clue what’s headed his way.

I’m pulling out all the stops. Time to show him what I’ve got…

Every good girl deserves a bad boy. ~ Weston

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Silverhills

by Sandra Cox


In the 1870s Brandon Wade is driving a herd of longhorns over the Chisholm Trail when a youth appears out of nowhere riding a magnificent black stallion and packing a deadly looking six-gun. In need of trail hands, Brandon hires the young man. Not until weeks later, during the middle of a terrible stampede, does Brandon learn that his young sharpshooter is a beautiful woman. A woman full of fire and passion who he burns to possess. A woman steeped in mystery who refuses to disclose her past. Alexandria O'Malley is on the run and must be able to disappear at a moment's notice. When she hires on to the cattle drive, she doesn't expect the powerful attraction between herself and her trail boss or the response of her treacherous body.

 
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The Move (The Creek Water Series Book 2)

by Whitney Dineen


When Lexi Blake was twelve years old, a fortune teller gave her the following cryptic message:

In your thirtieth year, once the dog jumps over you, your life will change in the most unexpected ways.

Lexi is thirty now and the following unexpected things have occurred:

•While walking through Central Park enjoying a beautiful fall day, Lexi eats dirt when a careless dog owner throws a frisbee at her head. A dog jumps over her.

•Lexi gets a promotion that pays less than her current job.

•Her crush announces that he’s engaged.

•Her apartment turns condo and she can’t afford the down payment.

In order to escape her bad luck, she takes a vacation to visit a good friend in Creek Water, Missouri. But as it turns out, fate has a lot more in store for Lexi Blake.

Will a good friend, an unexpected love interest, and a historic house have her scrapping her plans and moving to a small town on the banks of the Mississippi River? Find out in the delightfully funny rom-com that's sure to make you believe in happy endings!

 
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We Shouldn't (The Raven Brothers Book 2)

by Katy Kaylee

 

Hunter Raven: A force of nature, the epitome of a broody alpha male.

Enigmatic, broody alpha male.

Guess I gotta push that out because I am his therapist now.

Turns out, he is going to be my most challenging client ever!

 

Everything about this relationship is wrong.

He’s ex-military, running away from demons of his past,

And I’m supposed to be treating him.

But I’m the one who’s going to need therapy now,

With his hands, mouth, ….and well…

 

I know, I know – we shouldn’t,

There’s no way this can work.

God help a woman who gave her innocence to this charming billionaire,

And had the most perfect ‘O’ ever!

We Shouldn’t is a full length, standalone romance with a very sweet and sugary HEA. It is also Book Two in the Raven Brothers Series, that features four brothers. We Shouldn’t is Hunter’s Story.

Each book in The Raven Brothers Series is a standalone featuring a different couple. Enjoy!

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Dangerous Embrace: A 2-in-1 Collection

by Nora Roberts


Two reader-favorite tales about hidden depths, temptation and danger!

TREASURES LOST, TREASURES FOUND

Kate Hardesty has inherited a pile of mysterious ocean charts. Her father had a dream—sunken treasure—and he’d left a map leading to a gold-laden ship. To complete her father’s explorations, she must turn to Ky Silver, the man she swore she’d never trust again. It’s a treacherous dive into the depths of the ocean, and Ky is the only one willing to help. But working with Ky means more than searching for gold—it means finding a priceless treasure Kate hadn’t known she’d lost…

RISKY BUSINESS

Dive shop owner Liz Palmer has made an idyllic life for herself in Cozumel. But everything changes when her employee is murdered and his grieving twin brother storms into Liz’s life with revenge in his heart. Suddenly Liz is plunged into the dangerous world of drug smugglers, and she discovers how impossible it is to resist both the mystery…and the passionate man trying to solve it.

Previously Published.

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Lie For Me

by Ali Parker


Maybe I can borrow this beautiful single mom for one night to get what I need.

Get your mind out of the gutter.

My benefactor is up for donating a large sum of money to my retreat center and he needs a little persuading.

Perhaps a ready-made family is just what the doctor ordered.

Except I’m falling for this woman and her girls.

My single life is falling apart as I try hard to avoid love and fail.

I’ve been running my own private wilderness retreat and I love it.

Just me, nature, and solace.

Until her. Our paths cross as she comes to the retreat center for a company getaway.

My mind spins a million webs and my body percolates at the possibilities.

She’s the one. I can feel it. But I need this to be more of a business transaction than a love affair.

I’m hoping I can lie to myself about what’s happening with my heart.

At least long enough for her to help me get financing for my company.

All I need is for her to lie for me.

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The Christmas Toy - A Holiday Reverse Harem Romance

by Krista Wolf


What do you give the three chiseled alphas who invite you to share their snowy mountain cabin for the holidays? Anything they want...

They're the three hottest guys in the office. Gorgeous, hard-bodied loners who always spend the holidays together, traveling to exotic places for excitement and fun.

Only this year... they invited me.

When I took the place of Desmond's ex-girlfriend on the guys' annual trip, I didn't expect much more than a fun time. But then I found Emma's journal... and read all about the molten adventures she'd experienced with all three of them.

Now I want the same thing she got for Christmas.

From skiing at Stowe to the hot tub behind the cabin, things get so heated I can barely take it. And when a blindfolded kissing contest has me practically melting away in their arms... will I have the guts to ask for what I want?

Snowed into a cozy cabin for Christmas with three times the love, three times the attention. Three musclebound alphas and an unspeakably hot diary detailing all the incredible, butterfly-inducing things they've done before.

Do I dare tell the boys I've read Emma's journal? That I want to be taken by them. That my deepest, darkest desire is to give myself over to them, mind, body and soul?

The Christmas Toy is a sizzling, stand-alone RH romance filled with love, humor, suspense, and fiery holiday action hot enough to burn a hole straight through your Christmas stocking. HEA guaranteed!

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