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).

Caleb (Must Love Danger Book 4)

by Emily Jane Trent


SECOND CHANCE LOVE CAN BE DANGEROUS!

Navy SEAL Caleb Rowe has a second chance with his first love. Livi stole his heart long ago, but Caleb lost her and is filled with regret. Just as they find each other again, foreign enemies close in and Livi faces a personal reign of terror.

Livi Cameron fell for Caleb the day she met him, yet she has a secret that keeps them apart. As a former ballerina, her passion is to wipe out oppression and abuses of dancers. One day she is a dancer committed to reform, and the next day she’s the target of terrorists. She might not live to make her dreams come true, or to have a second chance with Caleb.

 

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Sunflower Signs

by T. Grace Bailey


In our darkest hour, can a deceased love offer guidance? Emily Mason has never been able to escape the grief she feels over the death of her childhood love and hero, Danny – though it’s been almost nine years since he passed away. She will sometimes even sleep on his grave for comfort. She can’t seem to do anything right in the eyes of her husband, Scott – who reprimands Emily about everything from her messy handwriting, to singing Christmas songs outside of the month of December, to her inability to bring home enough groceries in her bike basket. She depends on her reluctantly psychic older sister, Ericka, to always come to her rescue when she is in peril – which is often. Her fears are many – she’s terrified of people dressed in costumes, thunderstorms, and she refuses to drive a car. Just when Emily’s life begins to completely unravel, Danny leaves her a sign that can’t be ignored. Emily is faced with making a decision that will take her far away from the security of her sister’s care, and the comfort of being near Danny’s final resting place. Sunflowers Signs is a quirky, funny, and emotional story about love, family, and the connections we keep with those who have passed over to the other side. Previously published in three parts.

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Halftime Heartbreaker: A College Football Romantic Comedy (Princes of Chicago North Book 1)

by Tabatha Kiss


Connor Morgan is all grown up.

Like father, like son - Connor's reputation as the Heartbreaker of Chicago North High follows him to Chicago North University, but there's one line he swore he'd never cross...

Dana Kirby. The girl next door. His father's best friend's daughter. His best friends' sister.

Completely off-limits in every way.

Dana begins her freshman year determined to live new experiences. New style, new friends. A whole new Dana.

There's one piece of herself she wants to leave behind for good, and there's only one man in the world she trusts to give it to.

Dear Heartbreaker, I want you to be my first.

Like the Kings of Chicago North series? Then you’ll love reading about the second generation in Princes of Chicago North!

Halftime Heartbreaker is the first book in the Princes of Chicago North series. Grab this hilarious romance about a handsome college quarterback and his best friends’ sister and find out why readers can’t get enough of Tabatha Kiss!

 

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Doctor Daddy: A Surprise Pregnancy Romance

by Annie J. Rose


They say opposites attract,
Oh how I wish they were wrong!


The minute Ford Branson walks into my law office,
I know he’s going to be trouble.
A rich, stupidly handsome concierge doctor,
He thinks he’s got the world at his fingertips.
And those fingertips may have just gotten him in a world of trouble,
When a wealthy patient accuses him of inappropriate behavior.
He comes to me begging for my help, swearing up and down that he never touched her,
And despite the horrible first impression he made, I believe him.
Long days at work and late night meetings make it hard to keep disliking him.


Ford is actually a good guy, charming, kind, and hot as hell.
Soon, I’m about to face a professional dilemma of my own,
‘Cuz now I’m carrying my client’s baby!

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Christmas On Main Street: A Sweet Small Town Christmas Romance (Santa's Secret Helpers Book 1)

by Leeanna Morgan


Fans of Robyn Carr's Virgin River series will love this feel-good, small-town romance!

This Christmas, something magical is happening in Sapphire Bay.

Emma loves everything about living in Sapphire Bay. The scenery in the small Montana town is spectacular, her communications business is thriving, and her six-year-old twins are happy. When a Christmas Facebook post goes viral, Emma and her friends are swamped with people asking Santa for help. But it's her twins' Christmas wish that breaks her heart.

Jack Devlin finds missing people. When his brother asks him to locate Emma's ex-husband, he thinks it's going to be an easy case. But the more time he spends with Emma, the more complicated their relationship becomes. With more than one heart on the line, will they go back to their old lives or risk everything for a once-in-a-lifetime kind of love?

CHRISTMAS ON MAIN STREET is the first novel in the Santa's Secret Helpers series and can easily be read as a stand-alone. 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."

 
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From Darkness into Love: A Small-Town, Second-Chance Mystery Romance

by Sophie Bartow


"From Darkness into Love is a fast-paced, deeply emotional, second-chance romance that readers have described as “full of action, suspense, and romance.”


How many times will you risk your heart for love?

Not once, but twice, tragedy had torn Jessie's world apart. Cameron had saved her and captured her heart. However, before they could reach their happy ending, threats from a sinister stranger forced her to abandon everything she loved.

It had taken years for Cameron’s heart to heal, allowing him to move on with someone else. Except - the heart wants what the heart wants.

When Jessie returns home, the chemistry between them is too powerful to resist. Then threatening messages return, bringing their second chance for a happy ending to a halt. They’re left to face the fact - someone in Swan Harbor intends to keep them apart.

For a chance at the future they want, Jessie and Cameron must rely on everyone available – even the suspected enemy.


Welcome to Swan Harbor

From Darkness into Love is Book One in the Contemporary Romantic Suspense from Swan Harbor series. It is a steamy, small-town, second-chance, sports romance with a guaranteed happy ending. Download a copy and enjoy your stay in Swan Harbor.

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Revived and Rutted (Warrior Elite Series Book 5)

by V.T. Bonds


Warrior Elite Series Book 5

Stolen away from my idyllic life, I face horrors no living creature should ever have to suffer. At the hands of evil scientists, I find hell on Mai’CuS… as well as in the afterlife.
If only they’d let me stay dead. Instead, they brought me back a completely different person.
One who won’t relent, not even when a gigantic, alien alpha with determined eyes and insistent claws demands my submission.

Will he break through my mania, or will my new fury destroy our chance at happily ever after?

**This story is knot for the faint of heart. It is a dark action-packed Omegaverse romance set in a world where violence and sexual situations occur. Scenes are not glossed over. Sensitive readers please abstain.**

 

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Serpents: A Dark College Bully Romance (The Serpents of Cinderhart Academy Book 1)

by Logan Fox


They call them the Serpents.

Knox, Mason, Silas.

These sick, twisted psychos are the untouchable elites at Cinderhart Academy.

I'd never get involved with such dangerous guys despite how gorgeous, rich, and influential they are.

But after I witness them committing a sadistic crime, I'm dragged kicking and screaming into their dark, depraved world.

If they plan to break me, they're late to the party.

Nim Winters isn't the same girl who stumbled onto their crime scene a few months ago.

I have nothing to left to lose.

The Serpents? They have everything...but not for long.

Serpents is a dark college bully romance where the heroine has multiple love interests…and gets a HEA with all of them in book three.

TW: This book contains scenes depicting graphic violence, mature content, and plenty of triggers.

 

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Hunting Season: Werewolf Bodyguard Romance (Guarded by the Shifter Book 1)

by Kate Rudolph


When Owen meets Stasia his werewolf senses howl to life and he's certain of one thing: Stasia is his.


He’s there to be her bodyguard, not claim her as his mate. His job is close to impossible, especially since his client tries to fire him the moment they meet.
But this werewolf won’t back down.

Stasia’s sick of cocky men and she won’t fall for the cheerfully overbearing bodyguard she’s stuck with. It doesn’t matter that he makes her heart pound and her fantasies run wild.

When Stasia is yanked out of her glittering life of wealth and privilege and into Owen's world of fur and fangs she'll need to grapple with an impossible new reality that includes werewolves, silver bullets, and fated mates.

And she may just have to cope by kissing her bodyguard senseless.

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Captive Star (Stars of Mithra Book 2)

by Nora Roberts


​Find out what happens next in the fan-favorite Stars of Mithra trilogy from #1 
New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts!

M.J. O’Leary is used to punching first and asking questions later. So when bounty hunter Jack Dakota tries to arrest her for bail jumping, she doesn’t go down easily. Little does Jack know, getting involved with M.J. will land him in a world of trouble. On the run from hired killers, M.J. refuses to talk about who’s after her…or why she has a massive blue diamond hidden in her purse. M.J. and Jack are drawn to each other, despite their better judgment, but can Jack learn to trust M.J. when she has so many secrets?

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Gemini Group Boxset Books 1-4: A Former Military Romantic Suspense Collection

by Riley Edwards


Jump into USAT & WSJ Bestselling Author Riley Edwards' Gemini Group with this collection of the first four books in the series. Set in a small town six former Navy SEALs find their forever loves while battling a dirty local sheriff, a corrupt land developer, home grown terrorists, and an ex-husband who doesn't want to be an ex. Fast paced romance with over-the-top alpha heroes and strong heroines.

Welcome to the Gemini Group

Nixon's Promise:Nixon Swagger had learned a few things as a Navy SEAL—adapt, improvise, and overcome were among the many. In the middle of an inferno, so ominous even Dante wouldn’t buy a ticket, Nixon must adapt to his new surroundings and overcome multiple threats before he loses the woman he loves.

Jameson's Salvation:As the pressure to sell her land increases, the team quickly realizes just how far the greedy land developer will go in his quest to steal everything Kennedy loves. Nothing is off limits and no one is safe. Lines blur when Kennedy’s life is on the line and Jameson can no longer deny he’s fallen for the woman he never dared to dream existed. Now time’s running out—literally—and it’s up to Jameson to save the woman he loves.

Weston's Treasure :Weston had a plan, he was prepared to use everything in his arsenal to prove to Silver she was his. Only there’s a glitch in Weston’s plan—Silver might not stay alive long enough for him to claim his treasure and convince her he’s fallen in love.

Alec's Dream: A battle is warring in Alec’s head. Can he let go of his guilt, embrace his new role, and be the hero Macy needs? The odds are stacked against them and now more than ever Alec needs a miracle.

"Riley Edwards is the queen of suspense! She knows just how to grab a reader and not let go! I recommend every single one of her books!"~Susan Stoker, NYT Bestselling Author

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Bought (A New Adult Billionaire Romance) (His For A Week Book 1)

by Em Brown


She messed with the wrong billionaire.


Ben:
I saw her. I wanted her. I bought her. BIG MISTAKE.

She was just supposed to be a plaything for a week. But I can’t keep my hands off of her, can’t stop thinking of all the things that I want to 
do to her. I want to devastate her.

She tries not to want it, and she’s hiding why. But it doesn’t matter. She can try and resist me. She won’t prevail.



An undercover journalist sells herself for a week to expose the darker elements of the Scarlet Auction, but when billionaire Benjamin Lee shows up, it’s not just her scoop that’s on the line…


For a sizzling hot romance with a smart, defiant heroine and a billionaire who can dominate her in all the right ways, get HIS FOR A WEEK: BOUGHT to fire up your fantasies today! Please note this is Book 1 in a 4-book serial in which the action gets hotter and hotter and hotter.

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A Brighter Flame: A Novel

by Christine Nolfi


She’s always wanted a sense of belonging. The last place she expects to find it is home.

Vale Lightner’s dreams turn to ash when the Pittsburgh bar she owns goes up in flames. Just like the past she escaped, very little seems salvageable. Facing unavoidable change, Vale returns to her hometown of Philadelphia to stay with her grandmother.

She knows that returning also means facing everything she left behind: a mother and stepfather who shunted her into the background from the day they married, and her charmed and favored half sister, Blythe, who has abandoned a perfect marriage and is now at a crossroads of her own. Everyone has their secrets, and this reunited family racked by them is about to reach a crisis point.

For a mother and her two daughters, this reunion is a chance for closure, newfound love, and forgiveness. As each of them reassesses her own memories of the past, only the truth can bring them together—in ways that could last forever. From the bestselling author of The Passing Storm comes a poignant novel about family secrets, healing, and the hope of second chances.

 

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Finally You (Luna Harbor Book 1)

by Claudia Burgoa


USA TODAY Bestselling Author Claudia Burgoa brings us a snarky and sassy small-town romantic comedy full of a swoon-worthy billionaire, a second chance romance and big laughs.

Sometimes what you're looking for is right where you left it.

Every summer Mane Cantú came to Luna Harbor to visit his grandfather.

When we were teenagers we fell in love.

We promised to be each other’s forever.

He promised to come back for me.

Spoiler alert: he broke all of the promises.

I grew up, but that big heartbreak was it for me. I built a successful lavender farm and a shop and that’s now my only priority.

All is well until Mane’s grandfather falls ill and all the Cantú family comes back to Luna Harbor. For good.

What’s worse is that Mane’s now famous. Like, real-life famous, not Luna Harbor famous. He made a name for himself with his band and he and his perfect face dare to open a bar next to my store with his bandmates.

Well, he may have started the war, but I plan to finish it.

Except now we’re seeing each other everywhere, and I’m starting to remember the way we used to be.

Still, I’m sticking to my guns. I’m not falling for the prodigal son.

Until one kiss changes everything.

 

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The Girl from Guernica: An epic historical novel

by Karen Robards


Inspired by Picasso’s great masterpiece 
GuernicaNew York Times bestselling author Karen Robards returns with a riveting story of love, intrigue, deception and bravery in the face of war…

On an April day in 1937, the sky opens and fire rains down upon the small Spanish town of Guernica. Seventeen-year-old Sibi and her family are caught up in the horror. Griff, an American military attaché, pulls Sibi from the wreckage, and it’s only the first time he saves her life in a span of hours. When Germany claims no involvement in the attack, insisting the Spanish Republic was responsible, Griff guides Sibi to lie to Nazi officials. If she or her sisters reveal that they saw planes bearing swastikas, the gestapo will silence them—by any means necessary.  

As war begins to rage across Europe, Sibi joins the underground resistance, secretly exchanging information with Griff. But as the scope of Germany’s ambitions becomes clear, maintaining the facade of a Nazi sympathizer becomes ever more difficult. And as Sibi is drawn deeper into a web of secrets, she must find a way to outwit an enemy that threatens to decimate her family once and for all.  

Masterfully rendered and vividly capturing one of the most notorious episodes in history, 
The Girl from Guernica is an unforgettable testament to the bonds of family and the courage of women in wartime.

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A Dreadful Secret (Lost Fortunes, Found Love Book 4)

by Rose Pearson


Viscount Pottinger lost his fortune. Miss Tara Shaw could lose her reputation. Could they gain a future together?


Viscount James Pottinger wants to return to his estate and hide away. Yes, he has lost a great deal of his fortune but the circumstances were deeply embarrassing. Only on the encouragement of his friends does he return, hoping beyond hope that he can recover some of his wealth but keep what occurred a secret.

Miss Tara Shaw knows what she saw that night but cannot tell a single soul for fear of losing her reputation. Having lost a personal item on that fateful night, she must risk it all to find it – only to bump directly into Lord Pottinger.
Forced together, will either one of them tell the other the truth?

Will Lord Pottinger recover his fortune or will his shame keep him silent – both about that evening and his growing feelings for Miss Shaw?

This is the fourth book in the Lost Fortunes Found Love series. Get your copy today!

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Corrupted Obsession: A Captive Enemies to Lovers Dark Mafia Romance

by Kiana Hettinger


I’m on a mission.

My paths cross with the dark and dangerous Dante Luca.

And here I am, his captive.

For the past six months, I’ve spent every waking minute looking for my lost sister, Camilla.

I’ll stop at nothing to find her, my own freedom wouldn’t make me think twice.

My recklessness incites a devastating turn of events that collides my world with Dante Luca.

The rumored vigilante hero.

My best friend’s brother-in-law.

The closer I get to him, the more we’re forced to face each other—our obsessions.

His eyes are an intoxicating blue, and he is all hardened muscle.

He is my enemy, but he is also my best ally.

He is my torment, and my pleasure.

…and I’m beginning to surrender.


Corrupted Obsession is the fourth interconnecting standalone in the Mafia Kings: Corrupted series. No other books should be read prior to this. It’s a Captive Enemies to Lovers Dark Mafia Romance complete with HEA and no cliffhangers. This book contains steamy scenes for mature readers only.

 

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Curvy Attraction: Aiden & Cecelia (Hot Curvy Ever Afters Book 1)

by C.M. Wick


“Ride with me."


Three simple words. A seemingly perfect solution after my car breaks down.

So why am I so nervous about this? Sure, I’ve harbored
 the biggest crush on him for over a decade. But one road trip isn’t going to clue him in on that well-kept secret.

I can’t put my finger on what’s making this ride feel like a big deal. That is, until he 
pulls me close and revs the hard rumbling engine of his bike.

Okay, things are 
definitely different.

And the ride hasn’t even begun yet.


Previously published as Riding Curves (c) 2012 with revisions throughout, newly added content, and an extended ending.

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Yummy Cowboy: A Small Town Enemies to Lovers Romance (Snowberry Springs Ranch Book 1)

by Ophelia Sexton


Take one blonde, curvy, smart-mouthed celebrity chef. Mix with one tall, dark, dirty-talking blue-jeans cowboy. Sprinkle with a pinch of matchmaking grandma. Let simmer and serve with a steaming hot HEA.


Celebrity chef Summer Snowberry returns to Snowberry Springs to save the floundering Yummy Cowboy Diner. Secretly, she's determined to redeem herself from a humiliating setback in the big city by giving The Yummy Cowboy a complete makeover. If it succeeds, she'll be able to pay off her debts and make a fresh start in San Francisco. She's not only going to help revive the dying small town, but even better, she'll take on the diner's cocky, handsome owner, prove him wrong, and make his place the hottest eatery around.

Should be easy for a professional like Summer but from the very start, she's butting heads with her bull-headed nemesis. Even worse, she struggles to resist the sparks flying between them from each clash of wills.

Brock Michaels grew up on the wrong side of the tracks in Snowberry Springs. He's spent years working his butt off for his very own restaurant. He can't pass up the chance of a lifetime when his elderly business partner offers to turn over her share of The Yummy Cowboy Diner to him... 
if he agrees to work with her annoying but gorgeous granddaughter Summer for three months to revamp his operation.

Brock grits his teeth and tells himself that he can control his attraction to Summer's lush curves and foil her high-falutin' ideas for his homestyle diner. He's determined to come out on top when the ninety days are up. And he sure as heck isn't losing his heart to the woman who's declared that she's heading back to San Francisco soon. Right?


Yummy Cowboy is a standalone slow-burn enemies-to-lovers romance with a guaranteed HEA. It's the first book in a new series about Snowberry Springs, a small Montana town on the brink of a great reawakening.

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Tis the Season

by Lynn Landes


An unexpected act of kindness brings a second chance at love. Is she brave enough to risk her heart again?


When Genevieve stops on her way to work for a cup of coffee, she isn’t expecting to meet a handsome single dad struggling with his screaming daughter. Tis the season for kindness, so she offers a helping hand and risks her heart.

Adam Fischer thought he'd come to terms with being a single dad. But when Genevieve blows into his quiet life and wins over his heart with her kindness and gentle nature, he starts to wonder if this is the do-over he's been waiting for.

When someone threatens to pull them apart, they will have to choose between love or the different paths they thought they always wanted.

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SECOND CHANCE LOVE CAN BE DANGEROUS! Navy SEAL Caleb Rowe has a second chance with his first love. Livi stole his heart long ago, but Caleb lost her and is filled with regret. Just as they find e

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