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).

Salvaging Truth: A Mystery Thriller Novel (Hunters & Seekers Book 1)

by Joanne Jaytanie


The world could be transformed if Riley can only stay alive long enough.

Most parents leave you a house, a car, or money when they die. Riley’s mom left her a treasure hunt with a mysterious payoff. Now everyone seems to want a piece of Riley and her inheritance: the university, the military, mega corporations, and Russian spies.
Riley needs help to solve her mother’s murder, and Dagger Easton’s salvage and investigation company comes to her rescue. Retired SEAL, private eye, and leader of a diving and salvage team, Dagger promises to protect Riley with his life. But as the value of her mother’s research becomes clear, Riley begins to believe there’s no one she can trust—not with her life, her heart, or her mother’s legacy.

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Return to Sender (A Pine Falls Novel Book 1)

by Jennifer Peel


"This is the kind of book you suggest to your friends. The kind of story that sticks with you long after the last word." - Dana from Random Chaos ★★★★★

He never wanted to leave her. She never expected him to return.

If Ariana Stanton has learned anything in life, it's that men leave. She's been taught this lesson well from the father she's never met, who sends her a mysterious letter once a year, to her ex-fiancé, who left her for another woman. So, when she meets the charming and seemingly perfect Jonah, she promises him they will never be more than friends. It's a promise she can't keep. But before he has a chance to leave her, she sends him away.

Dr. Jonah Adkinson has one regret--that he let Ariana remain convinced that love never lasts. But now, nine years later, the single dad is back in Pine Falls and on a mission: prove Ariana wrong. He's determined to win over the love of his life. And this time he won't let anything get in the way, not even her.

Now, not only does Ariana have to face the man she's still in love with, but she must confront the mystery of her father's letters, forcing her to reevaluate the past and her choices. But will it be enough to make her believe that, unlike the letter she's always returned, Jonah is hers to keep?

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Take Me Home (Last Frontier Lodge Novels Book 1)

by J.H. Croix


A swoon-worthy romance from USA Today Bestselling Author J.H. Croix! If you like smoking hot romance with alpha men and sassy women, you’ll love this series!

Gage Hamilton. Smoldering and single. Entirely uninterested in anything resembling romance. His hot new neighbor is definitely not part of his plans.

Marley Adams is way too distracting for Gage’s own good. Control is the name of the game for an ex-military operative like Gage. Yet, he finds control hard to come by with Marley. In fact, he’d like nothing more than to get his hands on every inch of her. Just once and that might be enough.

The last thing on Marley’s mind is romance. She’s returned home to Alaska and is busy trying to forget the past. Yet, the past comes knocking and puts her safety at risk.

Gage finds he’ll do anything to protect her. He never considered his own heart might be at risk.

A hot alpha hero meets his match in this swoon-worthy, small town Christmas romance!

*All novels in this series are full-length standalone novels with an HEA.

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Stealing Candy: A Reverse Harem Romance

by Krista Wolf


Stuck working Sleepy Hollow's Oktoberfest in upstate NY wasn't much fun, until a trio of gorgeous blond vikings burst into my life. Sure they were wearing Halloween costumes, but why shouldn't that just add to the fun?

Crisp autumn days. Cozy nights by the fire. Working the Halloween holiday season wasn't all bad, until my friend left me house-sitting a strange cottage all alone, in a legendary old town.

Enter my three handsome saviors, ripped and gorgeous, all fighting to rescue me at once. But when an impromptu kissing contest evolves into something so hot it turns me into a molten puddle? My lips aren't the only thing the guys are willing to share.

But Soren and Tristan harbor a secret of their own, and their hilarious college roommate Lucas is on board for anything. Running an old bed and breakfast on the far side of town, the guys need exactly the type of womanly help I'm willing to provide... provided they keep up their end of the bargain, which of course includes taking very good care of me.

Three incredible men. One very willing beer-maid. No rules, no limits, no jealousy - just tons of sizzling hot action peppered by so many twists and turns, not even the Headless Horseman could keep up!

STEALING CANDY is a full-length reverse harem romance filled with pumpkin-spiced lattes, candy apples, trick or treating, and tons of Halloween autumn-style goodness. If you like cozy new adult holiday romance and sizzling jaunts through the old cemetery at midnight? You just found your favorite new RH story. HEA Guaranteed!

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Dark Fairy Tales: A Midnight Dynasty Anthology

by Marley Valentine


Now a USA Today Bestseller


In a castle adorned with gems, coated in gold, and dusted with luxury, the youngest of the Constantine Family will be introduced to the elite of New York. But the party isn’t all glamor. Villains lurk in dark corners, evil deals are struck, and starcrossed loves are born.

Welcome to the world of Midnight Dynasty.

Attend the ball, wear a red cloak, lose your shoe, spin straw to gold, or fall prey to a witch. In these fairytale retellings from bestselling authors, you will find a prince, but you might choose your happily ever after with the beast.

FAIRY TALES INCLUDED:
The Ugly Duckling by CJ Roberts
Beauty and the Beast
by Willow Winters
Cinderella by Aleatha Romig
Little Red Riding Hood by Karina Halle
Jack & the Beanstalk by Marley Valentine
Snow White by T.M. Frazier
Rumpelstiltskin by Celia Aaron
King Midas by Skye Warren
King Thrushbeard by Cora Reilly
Princess and the Pea by Sierra Simone
Swan Princess by Natasha Knight

DARK FAIRY TALES is a limited-time anthology of modern fairy tales containing all NEW novellas. Download your copy and tell a book-loving friend, because it won't last long.

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You May Kiss the Duke (The Brides of Belgravia Book 3)

by Charis Michaels


Sabine Noble has given little thought to her husband over the past five years. Theirs is a true marriage of convenience: she gained protection from her abusive uncle and the chance to live freely in London, while he gained the dowry necessary to make his business venture a success. But as she’s investigating her uncle’s nefarious deeds in hopes of gaining her revenge, she discovers the body of a half-dead man on a ship, only to realize the man is her husband.

When Captain Jon Stoker awakens in a strange house, he’s astonished to realize that he’s being cared for by his estranged wife. Although she’s not much of a nursemaid, he finds his long-held attraction for his beautiful wife deepening as he discovers her powerful spirit and fierce drive.

As Stoker regains his strength, he begins to help Sabine on her quest to bring her uncle to justice. And along the way, two lonely people discover that their marriage of convenience has become a union of souls.

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Wolf's Call (Wolves Next Door Book 2)

by Auryn Hadley


You don't have to be a wolf to show your claws, but it helps.

My five boyfriends - yes, five - are being much too patient with me. That's pissing a few people off. It seems that when living with a pack of wolves, there are certain expectations for the alpha's mate - and I suck at this. A few months ago, I had no idea shifters even existed!

I just wanted a safe home, and this is it, although it's not at all what I imagined. When an ex-girlfriend decides to make my life a living hell, pack rules say that if I want to keep my place, I need to win my own fights. That's not easy when she's young, fit, beautiful, and a wolf.

I'm not.

But with the help of a few friends, a little medical advice, and a whole lot of pent up sexual frustration, one thing is going very, very well. Five boyfriends really are better than one. I just have to balance them with my child and these new pack responsibilities.

Because, this was my second chance. I'd intended to learn how to be strong, but I was thinking more about having my own opinions and less about dominance challenges! I should be focusing on the bully picking on my daughter at school. The pack's children are being singled out by some kid, and that is a problem - but this woman will not leave me alone!

So if I want to be strong, I need to stop letting others push me around.
It's time for the claws to come out.


Note: Wolves Next Door series contains profanity, consensual sex, and one adult woman who falls for multiple younger men.  This is the second book in a trilogy.

 
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Hidden Gem: A Prologue Novella

by Skye Warren


Of all the girls in Paris... he picked me.


I was studying the Mona Lisa, and he was studying me. Not my sister. Me. He turned me upside-down. I hardly recognized myself through his eyes.

Beautiful. Interesting. But it was all a lie.

It was just a family vacation. Until he came along. I gave him kisses freely, but what he took from me was priceless.

 
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The Sizzle TV Series (Books 1-3): A Menage Romance Collection

by Whitley Green


Three scorching hot bisexual menage romance novels available now in a brand new collection!


Sizzle
She works for him. He lives with me. I want them both...
(Tropes include friends to lovers, roommates, workplace romance, bisexual awakening)

Smoke
Three lovers. A second chance. One little white lie.
(Tropes include: second chance, former coworkers, best friends to lovers, closet bisexuality, bisexual awakening)

Sear
An old friend. An old flame. A new enemy.
(Tropes include: friends to lovers, workplace rivals, second chance romance)

As always, Whitley Green delivers full-length standalone bisexual menage romances including MF, MM, MFM, and MMF lovin'. No cheating, no cliffhangers -- nothing but the naughty good stuff!

 
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The Intern (Office Romances Book 5)

by Annie J. Rose


Internship? No problem.
Show up on time.
Get the coffee orders right.
Whatever you do, don’t get mixed up with your way-off-limits boss.
Especially not on the conference room table at work.


Looks like I broke a big rule there.
Eli had alpha male written all over him.
Sexy and strong and set in his ways.

All I had to do was be a good little intern for the MLB expansion team
Finish my classes, and that master’s degree would be mine.
I could put my illness behind me and chase my dreams.
No secret crush on my boss, no distractions.
Absolutely no fantasies about him.


Nope never happened.
Those dizzy spells? Probably nothing.
Not my illness coming back.
And definitely not a secret bundle of joy...

That would make everything even more complicated.


The Intern is a full-length office romance full of secrets and surprises and a whirlwind of forbidden naughtiness, all wrapped up with a beautiful and sweet HEA sure to make your heart soar! This book is part of the Office Romances series but stands alone. Books do not have to be read in order.

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Knocking Boots

by Willow Winters


From 
Wall Street Journal Best Selling Author, Willow Winters comes a steamy, small-town romance.

A drunken bet that led to a fake relationship? My naive little heart still hoped it would last...

We were never meant to be together.
He’s a bartender with noncommittal tendencies.
I’m looking for … the opposite. Commitment. Period.

But drinks and a bet led to something it shouldn’t have: a fake relationship. Worse, a first date, a first kiss… and then more.
He’s addictive and I can’t bring myself to accept the reality.
That it’s all a lie and I’m fooling myself by thinking he could want more. That I could change him.
He’s mine for as long as I keep on pretending like this is just for fun.
As if I don’t want more…

Like when he whispers my name, I pretend it doesn’t make my heart flip.
Like when he holds me at night, I pretend I don’t want to lay in his bed every night.
It's just a bet; just a lie . . . until it isn't.

 
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Lost: A Mountain Man Rescue Romance

by J.S. Scott/ Lane Parker


A sexy, moody, broody mountain man who only wants his solitude. A city woman trying to find herself in the backwoods. One horrible rock slide that leaves the two strangers stuck together...whether they want to be or not.

I've been holed up in my crappy, one room cabin in the back country of Colorado for so long that I'm basically not even human anymore. And I'm not here because I have to be. I'm not some crazy prepper who thinks the apocalypse is coming, and I'm not running from the law.

I'm just an artist who gets lost in the creation of my wood sculptures, and I'm alone because I like it this way. I do my best work when I'm separated from the rest of the world And for the most part, people suck, and there isn't anybody back in civilization who will ever notice that I'm not there anyway.

I'm so far off the beaten path that it's rare for me to see another human at all, and I'm perfectly fine with that...until Keeley Norton comes crashing into my solitary life--literally.

It isn't like I really want to rescue the woman and haul her back to my cabin. But I can't leave her on the side of the mountain injured, either. I might be a surly jerk, but even I can't be that heartless.

Basically, I'm screwed in more ways than one.

Luckily, she only has to be stuck with me for a few days. I can handle that, right? Even if I don't want her in my cabin, what can happen in forty-eight hours?

Problem is, I didn't count on the way she makes me feel every time I look into her sexy, smoldering dark eyes. All I really want to do is nail her. Against the wall. Bent over my rickety table. Any time or any place is fine with me. And believe me, I fantasize about every single location as the hours tick by.

My plan is to just ignore her until she can get back to her own place, but that idea isn't working out so well.

Turns out, Keeley isn't a woman who is easily ignored.

She's beautiful.

She's sexy.

She's smart.

She's chatty -- which really should drive me crazy since I'm a guy of few words, but it grows on me.

She's kind and not the type to judge -- even though she's a smart-mouthed city woman who doesn't have a clue how to survive in the backwoods.

All in all, Keeley is way more dangerous to me than any four-legged predator in the woods.

Simply put, she's exactly the kind of woman I need to avoid.

And I try to keep my distance. I want to keep my secrets to myself, and the last thing I want is to be painfully pried open by a female who will be gone in a matter of a few days.

I'm a master at avoiding complications, but Keeley is an unholy temptation that even a hardened loner like me might not be able to resist...
 

 
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Beware the Darkness (Guardians of Eternity Book 14)

by Alexandra Ivy


The enemy may have changed, but the battle between good and evil burns hotter than ever in this scintillating new installment in Alexandra Ivy’s Guardians of Eternity series.
 
There is only one thing more precious to vampire Tarak than his newfound freedom after five centuries of captivity, and that’s the promise of revenge. At last, he can destroy Riven, the merman who has drained his power in order to make himself king. But at the very moment when justice is a fang’s breadth away, Tarak’s quest is complicated by the beautiful mermaid princess who kept him sane and fed during his ordeal.
 
Waverly hoped that once Tarak escaped, he’d return to his own kind and enjoy the rest of his immortal life. She also hoped she might one day stop dreaming about the darkly handsome vampire. Instead, Tarak’s return draws Waverly into an unlikely alliance—and a passion that eclipses all her fantasies.
 
Hatred for Riven has sustained Tarak this long. But only Waverly’s love can give him the strength to claim eternity with her . . .

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Fake Fiance Arrangement: A Fake Fiance Office Romance (A Billion Scandals Book 5)

by L.A. Pepper


The last thing I need is a big fancy wedding, a wife, and a baby. I’m not one to get tied down to a ball and chain. That’s like bringing a sandwich to the buffet...hard pass...

The press calls me a walking, talking temptation and NYC’s most eligible bachelor.

I’m a player and there are lots of sweet delicious games to be played! If the shoe fits..big grin!

Until a mysterious package arrives with some epic and compromising photos.Crap... it’s clearly ME. Note to self, no more tattoos.

The only thing that can save my political career, from this scandal, is the only thing I don’t want.

Surprisingly, I don’t have to manipulate her to say yes. Frig, I love it when everything goes my way.

She needed a marriage out of convenience too!

Until she’s taken and gone...Now, I will do anything to get her back, feel her soft creamy skin on mine, protect her and make her mine for keeps.

If you love fake relationships, and an opposites-attract romance, then grab this kindle page-turning standalone today! When a spoiled billionaire bad boy falls in love, he falls hard. Watch the player get played! No cliff hangers, no cheating, and of course a HEA!

 
 
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Law #1: Never Bet on Love: A Sweet Billionaire Romance (Laws of Love)

by Agnes Canestri


Winning the bet might mean losing their hearts...

 

Nathan

Everyone knows I’m the next logical choice for CEO when my mother steps down. What everyone seems to doubt, however, is my ability to have a life outside of work that includes a loving relationship. So when my brother bets that I can’t connect deeply enough with a woman to win her heart—and my mother makes winning that bet a condition of my promotion—I accept the challenge. Too bad I never considered what would happen if was the one to fall in love when all is said and done. 

Eva 

The walls around my heart have always been impenetrable. But the gorgeous billionaire who suddenly seems so interested in me, a poor dancer, doesn’t seem to mind. I’d like to say I’m not flattered. Or tempted by him. But…I am. And for the first time in my life, I’m wondering what it would be like to let my guard down and truly take a shot at happily ever after. If only I could shake this feeling that he’s keeping something from me…

The bet was simple. The aftermath? Well, that could be the best—or worst—thing that ever happened to them…

 

Law #1 is a sweet, chemistry-filled, soulmate-finding tale about a grumpy billionaire and a poor dancer. It is packed with great kisses and relatable, lovable characters as well as heartwarmingly funny moments. It's the first book in the Laws of Love series.

GRAB YOUR COPY TODAY!

 

 
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The Impossible Julian Strande: Complete Box Set

by Kathryn Ann Kingsley


A sinister illusionist wants Alice... and he won't take no for an answer.
Read the whole series with all the deleted content included!


As eager as Alice was to start her new job, she got far more than she bargained for when entering employment at Strande Estate.

Inexplicable noises.
Haunting legends.
A sexy-as-they-come amateur magician.
And…an enticingly wicked ghost.

Alice didn’t believe in anything paranormal when she arrived, but each day that passes leaves her questioning things she never thought she would—like whether or not her gorgeous boss was as magically gifted in the bedroom as he was at illusions.

But deep within the walls of the Strande manor, a malevolent spirit has taken a keen interest in the new caretaker. Thrilled to have a new plaything at his disposal, he has devilish games planned for the unsuspecting Alice. Will she make it out of the Strande Estate alive? Or be lured into the seductive darkness?

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Author’s Note:
The story of the Impossible Julian Strande is what I would call villain romance. The main male character is devilish. While there is a happily ever after for both characters at the end, it may be a darker journey to get there.

 
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To Wed a Wild Scot (Besotted Scots Book 2)

by Anna Bradley


Some brides like it wilder...


A single lady of birth, beauty, and large fortune should not have this much trouble making a match. Yet after two failed betrothals, Lady Juliana Bernard is in a bind. She must find a husband at once or lose guardianship of her beloved niece. Her childhood friend the Duke of Blackmore is her last, best hope, but once she tracks him down in Scotland, she receives startling news.

First,the duke is already engaged. Second, it's his brother Logan's fault Juliana is now lacking a bridegroom. So, what's a lady to do when she's lost her betrothed?Marry his scandalous brother, the Laird of Clan Kinross.

Wooing does not go well at first. But just as Juliana begins to welcome the boisterous but tenderhearted Scot into her life (and her bed), secrets come between themonce more. And it will take a determined husband indeed to ensure that a marriage begun in haste leads not to heartache...but to love.

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What the Heart Wants: A Psychic-Elemental Romance (Soulmate Book 1)

by Kelli McCracken


A reoccurring dream. A fated encounter. A destiny neither can deny.

Heaven Lewis needed a break—from college, relationships, and her life. After arriving in L.A., her vacation plans are thwarted by chaos. Encountering a celebrity wasn't on her to-do list. Neither was dating him. Yet one glance into rock-star Dylan McBride’s eyes and his soul speaks to hers.

If Dylan told Heaven he had been dreaming of her for years, she would probably think he was nuts. Still, something about her awakens a desire in him he never knew existed. As much as he craves her, he can’t deny the mysterious connection between them that somehow allows him to sense her emotions.

As the bond between them deepens, Dylan uncovers a shocking secret that threatens everything he thought he knew. Can he find the courage to tell Heaven the truth? Or will looming threats and hidden dangers tear the two apart?

Slow-burn chemistry leads to an epic soulmate romance! Mystery surrounds psychics and elementals in What the Heart Wants, the first book in the Soulmate series, an original masterpiece by USA Today Best-selling Author, Kelli McCracken!

 

**This is a new edition of What the Heart Wants**

"Great Series with Danger, Betrayal, and Eternal Love."—Amazon Reviewer

 

 
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Millionaire Crush: A Secret Baby Romance (Freeman Brothers Book 3)

by Natasha L. Black


I never take no for an answer.
But Lindsay is more than an obsession.
She’s my heart.


…and she’s in trouble.
Lindsay is my brother’s best friend.
She’s as forbidden as she can get.
Her guard is up.
The distance between us is plenty.
Until it’s not.
I’ve had a taste of her.
And I absolutely won’t turn my back on her now.
Her rich ex is keeping her son away from her.
She deserves to have her kid back.
And she deserves to be safe.
Protecting her is my responsibility.
And keeping her close?
My dream.
A dream that I’ll never give up on.

Even if letting her go is the best thing I could do for my own sanity.

 
 
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