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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).
A lady lawyer determined to score the job of her dreams.
With no family and a transient upbringing, Katelyn Whitaker wants nothing more than financial security and a permanent place to call her own. She’s finally finished law school and is close to landing a job with a prestigious Chicago law firm, but only if she can track down and convince a reluctant client to agree to the terms of his inheritance.
A millionaire beach bum who traded duty and responsibility for sun and sand.
Toby Hayes already has more money that he knows what to do with so why would he agree to serve as executor for his great-aunt’s estate, which she left to a neurotic Great Dane with chronic drooling issues? The proud owner of his own little piece of heaven known as Margarita Key, Toby has no intention of ever again answering to anyone, least of all a 200-pound dog with his own therapist, chauffeur and chef.
One night in paradise that will change them both
When Katelyn arrives at Margarita Key, she discovers the only person on the island is a disreputable individual who can only be the caretaker. Toby does nothing to clarify his true identity, especially after realizing that if anyone ever needed a dose of island medicine—sun, sand, surf and a fruity cocktail—it’s this woman who’s all briefcase and business. But one magical night will reveal discoveries neither is prepared to face
"Chris Keniston gives us a world you'll never want to leave." Emily March, New York Times Bestselling Author of Eternity Springs series.
"Chris Keniston never disappoints!" RaeAnne Thayne New York Times Bestselling Author
Welcome to Farraday Country, a twist on the favorite 7 Brides for 7 Brothers theme set in cattle-ranching west Texas, with all the friends, family and fun that fans have come to expect from USA TODAY Bestselling author Chris Keniston.
On a barren road in the pre-dawn hours, Adam Farraday, the oldest of seven siblings, happens upon a disabled sports car and an angel in white searching for a disappearing dog. What is it about this secretive redheaded beauty that intrigues him as no woman has before?
After learning her fiancé's true nature minutes before her wedding, Meg O'Brien drives as fast and as far away from her world as she can. Stranded with no money, and nowhere to go, the city girl must learn to fit in to small town life and all its quirky trappings. Too bad falling in love with her handsome rescuer is not an option.
More Books in the Farraday Country Series:
Brooks – Book 2
Connor – Book 3
Declan – Book 4 -
Ethan – Book 5 -
Finn – Book 6 -
Grace – Book 7 -
Hannah - Book 8 -
Ian - Book 9 -
Jamison - Book 10
Keeping Eileen - Book 11
Praise for Farraday Country:
"Loved it. Fast moving and fun." Jodi Thomas, New York Times Bestselling Author on DECLAN.
"My kind of read! Spend an afternoon with a great romance story, a feisty heroine, and one unforgettable hero." Lindsay McKenna, New York Times Bestselling Author on ADAM
For more books by multi-time USA TODAY Bestselling Author Chris Keniston, check out.chriskeniston.com
My new neighbor is looking for a nanny. Cool. But what starts with accidental encounters in the bathroom, ends with passionate nights in his bedroom – and now we’re in a fake-marriage!
Brad is a fearless firefighter risking his life for others.
But he’s messed up when it’s about saving himself.
After his wife has left him heartbroken with a small child, he’s looking for a nanny.
I take the job because I need to pay my bills as my own demons are haunting me.
Everything seems to be going well until his ex comes back seeking sole custody for their son.
Brad’s lawyer advises him to show the judge a new wife so he can keep the baby.
Now we have to play pretend for 8 weeks until the trial is over.
But what starts as fake, soon becomes very intense and real.
All of a sudden, I ask myself three critical questions:
1) What if Brad’s ex finds out everything is set up?
2) What will my real husband say?
3) When should I tell Brad that the result of my pregnancy test is anything but fake?
"Unexpected Heat" is a stand-alone fake marriage romance, between enemies who become lovers, with a baby surprise and a guaranteed HEA you don't want to miss! No cheating. No cliffhangers. Includes a preview of "My Best Mistake".
When Joel Shields dies, Robin Grover's only goal is to get her four best friends back to Five Island Cove to celebrate the life of Kristen's husband. She alone has stayed in the cove while everyone else couldn't wait to get away.
Alice Keller comes instantly, because her mansion in the Hamptons and her husband's infidelity is smothering her. Not only that, but Kristen has always been like a mother to her, and she wants to support her.
Eloise Hall comes quickly too, because she's not teaching at the university this summer, and she might as well visit her mother—and the house she secretly bought years ago. Her first night on the island, she runs into an old high school crush, and a flame ignites that hasn't been there before.
But Kelli Thompson and AJ Proctor are more resistant, and as Robin, Alice, and Eloise uncover secret after secret in the books, journals, and files in Joel's office, Robin becomes more determined to reunite them all.
When Kelli and AJ finally arrive in the cove, the women are embroiled in secrets the lighthouse has hidden for decades. Robin tries to hold them all together, but she too breaks down and admits that her perfect-on-the-outside life isn't so perfect.
As they work together to find the truth, they learn to let go of what doesn't matter and cling to what does: faith, family, and most of all, friendship.
Zac, Apollo, Cassius, Reuben
They told us we were the cure.
That we were special.
That we were pure.
It was all a lie.
We were just like all the others they defiled, abused, neglected.
We formed a brotherhood and vowed to have our revenge. Now no one stands in our way.
No one, except one girl.
Trinity Malone doesn't know about our past.
She doesn't have a say in our future.
At least, so we thought.
Until we realized Trinity's exactly who we were looking for.
She's our secret weapon.
Soon, she'll be seeking revenge...
Just like us.
An #uncoventional love story with a #whychoose twist
Contains strong language, violence, and sexual situations some may find triggering.
This is the first book in a series. Cannot be read as a standalone and ends in a cliffhanger.
No cheating. HEA guaranteed.
A headstrong woman with a mysterious past. Three gorgeous construction workers, still mourning the death of their shared wife. Some things were just meant to be.
It was the renovation job of a lifetime - a historic manor in Rhode Island, complete with three ripped, musclebound bosses, each more handsome than the next. They were more like brothers than lifelong friends. Men who shared everything together, including their own wicked little secret.
Working for them is one thing. Living with them, quite another. When boundaries are crossed and curtains of restraint fall, our overwhelming attraction leads to unspeakably hot encounters throughout the ancient grounds. And when I discover their ultimate secret - that these men have shared everything in their lives? I can't help but wonder if I might be that last, perfect piece of a very butterfly-inducing puzzle.
Bryce. Camden. Roderick. I can't get them out of my mind. Not that I have to, because all three are bent on seducing me, loving me, taking me into their lives to fill that dark, hollow void. A cold, lonely void I unfortunately know so very well.
Can four wounded souls come together and find the strength to heal old wounds? Or will the ghosts of our shattered pasts come back to haunt our one shot at true happiness?
THEIRS TO KEEP is a smoldering, stand-alone reverse harem love story filled with suspense, humor, romance, and enough molten hot action to melt your kindle into a steaming pile of glass and plastic (author not responsible for molten kindles). HEA guaranteed!
The ultimate bad boys, criminals capture our attention and awaken our darkest desires. Celebrate the illicit in this romantic suspense anthology, where handcuffs are used for more than play. These stories are shocking, sexy, and thought-provoking.
In New York Times Bestseller Skye Warren’s Magnolia Hotel, meet the heroine who pays her brother’s debt to a loan shark—who happens to be her childhood crush. Find out if the jury made the right decision in Acquitted by award-winning author Giselle Renarde. Explore a dark and sensual psychology with New York Times Bestseller Pam Godwin in Unlawful Seduction.
New York Times Bestseller Skye Warren – Magnolia Hotel
Cynthia Rayne – Captivated
New York Times Bestseller Pam Godwin – Unlawful Seduction
Sheri Savill – Slipknot
New York Times Bestseller Shoshanna Evers – This Might Hurt A Bit
Candy Quinn – The Bombshell
Tamsin Flowers – Playing with Fire
Elizabeth Coldwell – Disposing of Donnie
Audrey Lusk – Surprise Witness
Trent Evans – Last Day
Giselle Renarde – Acquitted
Ride the edge of desire and see if you can TAKE THE HEAT…
What if you could find the love of your life just by reading between the lines?
Single mom Fordham Price is juggling her job at a small publisher, her precocious ten-year-old daughter, and her feisty mother. She wants to find time for men, but after a series of dating disasters, her relationship status is still stuck at single.
As if her macchiato lite wasn’t already overflowing, a co-worker gets pregnant, and Fordham is expected to step in and deliver the company’s latest reality read from the Flowers from the Heart series. She must now supplement her own romantic misadventures with tales of cynical cat-ladies, identical-twin husbands, spunky monks, and countless other web-crawlers.
As she wades through the submissions, she finds one from a widower whose story gives her tingles in all the places she forgot existed. His words draw her in until she finds herself daydreaming about him more than she’d care to admit.
Could she have a love like that, or will her romantic fate be forever bound to her philandering ex-husband?
Finding out her husband of over twenty years is cheating on her? Check.
Laid off from her job the very same day? Check.
Ari had a very bad day and flees to Moonshire Bay to relax, heal and figure out what she really wants. At least she knows what she doesn’t want – a relationship.
Jack Callahan has been playing it safe in all aspects of his life after a failed business and a horrible misjudgment of someone’s character. Living in Moonshire Bay allows him to coast through life with his shields up and blinders on.
So what happens when Jack and Ari start working on a project together? Can their newfound friendship and attraction overcome their lack of trust?
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:
"Fans of Robyn Carr's Virgin River Series will love this feel-good small town romance."
"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)
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)
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)
Mesmerizing and romantic, Stars Over Clear Lake transports readers to the Surf Ballroom, where musical acts became legends in the 1940s and which holds the key to one woman’s deepest secret.
Lorraine Kindred’s most cherished memories are of the Surf Ballroom, the place where youth lost themselves to the brassy sounds and magnetic energy of the big band swing, where boys spent their last nights before shipping off to war—and where Lorraine herself was swept away by a star-crossed romance.
Returning to the ballroom for the first time in decades, Lorraine enters a dazzling world she thought long vanished. But as the sparkling past comes to life, so does the fateful encounter that forced her to choose between her heart and her duty all those years ago—and Lorraine must face the secret she’s buried ever since. Along the way, she’ll rediscover herself, her passion, and her capacity for resilience.
Set during the 1940s and the present and inspired by a real-life ballroom, Loretta Ellsworth’s Stars Over Clear Lake is a moving story of forbidden love, lost love, everlasting love—and self love.
The one man I can’t have.
The one man I can’t resist.
Ex-Marine Tyler walked in, and my professional ethics burned down.
Muscled, tattooed, not much talk and a whole lot of action.
All it takes is one innocent touch, and he sets me ablaze.
I have to have him.
But I’m not supposed to sleep with patients, present or past.
We have to keep our scorching affair a secret.
I know it’s wrong. I have to break things off.
I’m heartbroken, but that’s not my biggest problem.
When I pushed Tyler away, he left something behind.
Something I’m not going to be able to hide for much longer.
Do I run? Do I give up the career I’ve worked so hard to achieve?
Or can I have the family I’ve always dreamed of?
Because the one man I’m not supposed to want,
Is the only one I’ve ever loved.
Book 5 in the Forbidden Lovers series brings you Tyler and Layla’s story. Damaged is a standalone, full-length romance with burning passion, secrets, and drama. And don't forget the HEA that makes it all worthwhile…
From USA Today Bestselling author, Leslie Langtry...
YOU CAN'T PICK YOUR FAMILY...
Death by Chocolate is her favorite dessert. And those knitting needles aren't just for craft projects. To most people, Gin Bombay is an ordinary single mom. Then again, they don't know she's from a family of top secret assassins. Somewhere between leading a Girl Scout troop for her kindergartner--would nooses count for a knot badge?--and keeping their puppy from destroying the furniture, Gin now has to take out a new target.
BUT YOU CAN PICK THEM OFF
Except this target has an incredibly hot Australian bodyguard who knows just how to make her weak in the knees. But with a traitor threatening to expose everything, Gin doesn't have much time indulge her hormones. She's got to find the leak and clear her assignment...or she'll end up next on the Bombay family hit list.
Greatest Hits Mysteries:
'Scuse Me While I Kill This Guy – book #1
Guns Will Keep Us Together – book #2
Stand By Your Hitman – book #3
I Shot You Babe – book #4
Paradise by the Rifles Sights – book #5
Snuff the Magic Dragon – book #6
My Heroes Have Always Been Hitmen - book #7
Greatest Hits Mysteries Holiday Bundle
"Mixing a deadly sense of humor and plenty of sexy sizzle, Leslie Langtry creates a brilliantly original, laughter-rich mix of contemporary romance and suspense."
~ Chicago Tribune
Is it really possible to start over in life when mistakes from the past continue to haunt? This heartwarming story of a second chance for love, both for Lydia and her widowed aunt who has reluctantly taken her in, grabs the reader from the first page.
A bonfire is lit when she moves to her aunt's lake house in rural Georgia in need of a fresh start. There she meets mysterious backpacker, Mike Rodgers, seeking shelter from a storm. As lightning flashes, so does their chemistry. A man is the last thing Lydia needs in her life, but working alongside Mike to renovate an old guest cabin, the two are drawn together with an irresistible pull.
In the woods nearby, someone is watching, and waiting! When she realizes that her past has caught up with her, Lydia knows she has to run again, even if it means losing Mike! But can she get away in time?
My life was perfect until my mother committed suicide.
Then everything changed.
Now our house is home to a pair of strangers, and I can't help but to hate them both.
Especially my new stepsister. She pretends she's so innocent and naive, but she's a player just like her mother.
And if no one wants to believe me then I'll prove it the only way I know how.
By destroying her.
There’s only one problem.
The more I try to break her, the stronger she becomes.
Hateful Lover is a full-length standalone romance novel. No cliffhanger. Angst, plenty of steam, and HEA guaranteed.
This book is for mature readers only as it contains scenes some may find triggering.
Bad Boy Lovers is a series of full-length standalone romances that can be read in any order.
‘An irresistible slice of escapism’ Phillipa Ashley
Grab your passport and escape to a land of dazzling skyscrapers, steaming bowls of comforting noodles, and a page-turning love story that will make you swoon!
For travel blogger Fiona, Japan has always been top of her bucket list so when she wins an all-expenses paid trip, it looks like her dreams are coming true.
Until she arrives in vibrant, bustling Tokyo and comes face-to-face with the man who broke her heart ten years ago, gorgeous photographer Gabe.
Fiona can’t help but remember the heartache of their last meeting but amidst the temples and clouds of soft pink cherry blossoms, can Fiona and Gabe start to see life – and each other – differently?
Readers ADORE this book!:
‘Well, wow, I adored this story…a wonderful, engaging read, transporting me to a country I've always wanted to visit’ Jeannie
‘Honestly, words cannot describe how much I have loved every single book in this series’ Holly
‘I love these books. They are utterly stunning and this is another that I haven’t been able to put down.
I love this author and this has been a perfect escape’ Vicki
‘The perfect read to take you away during the lockdown!’ Sinead
‘This is not my usual genre, I’m more of a crime/thriller reader however this story intrigued me. I absolutely loved it, truly one of the best books I have read’ Jacqueline
‘A gorgeous read which left me longing to visit Japan’ Sarah
‘A wonderful mood booster’ Jenn
‘I love Julie Caplin's writing…this afforded me to armchair travel to Tokyo.and have a taste of Japanese culture’ Amy
It was a mistake to sleep with him.
So why did I let him put a ring on it?
This fake marriage is supposed to solve some real problems.
It’ll clean his bad boy image.
Leave me filthy rich.
Get him some kick-ass publicity.
Jax is a hot lead singer.
A notorious playboy who has women throwing themselves at him.
Every girl desires to climb into his bed.
I’ve done that already.
Now I want more.
More than his lust and his money.
I want his heart.
Because he has mine.
I think I’m being too greedy.
Will this playboy want to play exclusively with me?
Nothing Goes as Planned When an Injured Cop Hires a Single Mom to Aid His Recovery AND, a Lucky Lady Discovers That Love and Billiards Have Much in Common in Dreams and Schemes, a Romantic Comedy from Marilyn Campbell
--Present Day, Florida--
Man with a Plan
Officer Jake Slaughter arrives home, exhausted after a double shift to discover an intruder in his bathroom. He draws his gun...on a young woman scrubbing his shower.
Kathy often wondered about the cop whose house she cleaned. She just hadn't imagined him naked or pointing a gun at her. But, when he offers her a job while he recovers from an injury, she accepts.
Though the physical attraction is mutual, their life plans are incompatible. Jake wants a stay-at-home wife, Kathy wants a career and is dead-set against marriage.
For Jake, persuading Kathy to marry him will require compromise, the one skill this street cop has never mastered.
Case Hardin didn't recognize the blonde. Clearly, she was no amateur pool player. So, what did she want from him?
Joey Duval was twelve when she met "Hard-Case" in the back room of her parents' pool hall. Stricken with puppy-love, she taught him her secret trick-shot in exchange for a favor.
Since then, the awkward girl became a beautiful woman and Case left the world of competitive pool behind. But Joey never forgot her interlude with the legendary shooter or his promise.
And now, thirteen years later, she's ready to collect.
Publisher Note: These two fun-filled, romantic comedies contain mild profanity and steamy sex that will be enjoyed by adult readers of sexy, humorous romance.
"Splashes of humor in this sometimes sweet, sometimes sexy romance make for a fun, fast read." ~Book Nook
"Marilyn Campbell stirs up a thoroughly entertaining, lighthearted story with plenty of steamy romance when she mixes the game of pool with a hot guy hiding from his past and an ambitious gal seeking revenge." ~Rendezvous Reviews
No time for pleasure.
Until Bridgit walks in to my office.
I needed a secretary, not a distraction.
But after years of devoting myself to my business,
Recovering from my nasty divorce
She derails my ‘all work and no play’ lifestyle.
Passion flares between us. There’s no escaping it.
Our hot affair threatens to become so much more.
I want to make her mine.
It might work.
Until my ex blazes back into town and Bridgit takes off.
All drama and no commitment didn’t work for her.
I don’t blame her.
But I will find her and get her back.
And I’ll find out the secret she’s hiding from me.
No matter what.
Because when I want something, I don’t stop until I get it.
And I want Bridgit to be my wife.
Knocked Up by the CEO 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.
"With Cold Blooded, the talented Toni Anderson has penned yet another nail-biter. From beginning to end, the pages sizzle with thrilling suspense and romantic tension.” —Melinda Leigh, Wall Street Journal bestselling author.
A journalist searching for the truth about her best friend’s death—and the FBI agent who needs her to stop.
Disgraced investigative journalist Pip West is devastated when she discovers her best friend’s body face-down in a tranquil lake. When cops and federal agents determine that her friend overdosed then drowned, Pip knows they’re mistaken and intends to prove it.
Special Agent Hunt Kincaid doesn’t trust journalists and has no patience for Pip’s delusions, especially since her meddling could reveal why the FBI is interested in her friend’s last days. The dead scientist worked at the cutting edge of vaccine research and might have a connection to a new, weaponized, vaccine-resistant anthrax strain that just hit the black market.
The more Pip digs, the closer she gets to both the sexy FBI agent, and to a bioweapons terrorist who’s more than capable of cold-bloodedly sacrificing anyone who gets in his way.
A finalist in the New England Readers’ Choice Contest for Romantic Suspense!