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).

Flawed (Young and Privileged of Washington, DC Book 1)

by Vivian Kohlman


Kara's Story, Part 1

What a ride.

That guy—the one most girls would run away from—captured Kara's attention and wouldn't let it go. As expected, he turned out to be a player. So she cut him off...and he let her.

But he wasn't ready to give up on their futuret. He waited until the memory of their start would have been forgotten—at least, softened a bit. Then he returned to her life, and captured her heart.

Finally blissfully happy, they fall in love and decide to make it official…until his past catches up with him and he destroys her again. But this is it…this is the last time she'll fall for him.

And she keeps telling herself that until she almost believes it.

This book is for mature audiences.

 

 
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The Lawman (Montana Men Book 1)

by Vanessa Vale


Mail order brides... check!
Hot Montana men...check!
Wild Wild West...check!


Ellen Oldsmere, believing she'd killed an overly amorous suitor, agreed to become a mail order bride for a complete stranger in the Montana Territory in order to flee Minneapolis and avoid prosecution. When she arrives in August Point, her husband is all that she'd imagined, and then some. Besides being handsome and virile, he's also the town sheriff. How can she be married to a man who would surely arrest her if he found out her secret?

Ryder Graves would not fall prey to small town mothers and their eligible daughters. He demanded a wife that met certain criteria, traits women in town did not fulfill, so he sought out help from an expert--a madame with a skill for matchmaking. When Eleanor arrives from Minnesota, she meets all of his expectations. She's also headstrong and defiant, requiring a stern spanking or two to teach her, as the lawman of August Point, it is his job to keep her safe. It comes down to a matter of right from wrong. But his wife is not all she seems. Will he still want her when he learns the truth, or will his passion for the law make her face the consequences of her actions?

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Forbidden Crush: A Secret Baby Romance (Forbidden Lovers Book 4)

by Natasha L. Black


She’s got a million reasons to tell me no…
I’ve got a million ways to make her say yes!


I owe her an apology.
Hell broke loose last year. I earned myself a bad reputation.
I have a lot to prove.
Like I’m the man for her.
Trouble is, it’s forbidden.
We’re practically family. Her mom would freak out if she knew we were together.
So I have two goals:
Make Macy fall for me.
Keep it a secret.
I always take what I want.
From the first scorching hot kiss, she’s all I can think about.
Just when I have her where I want her, ready to be with me and to hell with the consequences—she pulls away.

She’s hiding something.
A secret.
I won’t stop until I find out what she’s hiding.
I won’t stop until she’s all mine.


Book 4 in the Forbidden Lovers series brings you Ryan and Macy’s story. Forbidden Crush is a standalone, full-length romance with burning passion, secrets, and drama. And don't forget the HEA that makes it all worthwhile.

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Blessings and Curses

by Judy Kelly


"A cleverly constructed Christian Mystery wrapped in romance, coated in spiritual longing, with a would-be priest and a serial killer at its core." –Chanticleer Reviews

Olivia Douglass is undecided about becoming a priest even after she has completed seminary. She is adopted and for most of her life, she has had a curse over her that she has held secret. In order to help her find out whether or not she is led to the priesthood, her parish priest gives her an assignment – to pray with an inmate on death row. The relationship with the inmate makes her curious about her own life before she was adopted. Before he is executed, the inmate asks for Olivia’s help and in honoring his personal request, she discovers something in her past that threatens to uproot her ordinary life with her adopted family and causes her to desperately struggle to hold on to her persona and position.

 

 
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Wanderlust: A Dark Romance Novel

by Skye Warren


“I loved the story; I loved that it made me feel, that it turned me on, turned me off, made me pause and think, twisted my stomach into knots.” – Haydee’s Reviews


Can love come from pain?

Evie always dreamed of seeing the world, but her first night at a motel turns into a nightmare. Hunter is a rugged trucker willing to do anything to keep her—including kidnapping. As they cross the country in his rig, Evie plots her escape, but she may find what she's been looking for right beside her.

Wanderlust is a full-length dark romance novel that explores captivity and power. Not intended for those uncomfortable with the subject matter or under 18 years of age.

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Demon Touched (Demon Guardians Book 1)

by Skye Malone


A secret power...

When Caitlin Faire visits a nightclub with a friend, she expects to have fun, not suddenly develop magical abilities and learn that demons exist. Now the fearsome leaders of the paranormal underworld are chasing her, convinced she’s at the center of a supernatural conspiracy—and she has no idea why.

A forbidden love…

Cait’s lone ally in this frightening new world is Amar Okoro, an incubus who accepted long ago that true love would never be his destiny. He’s the only one who can keep Cait safe from the demonic forces hunting her, and even though she knows his heart is off limits, she can’t fight her growing attraction to him.

A life on the line…

With enemies closing in and her loved ones in danger, can Cait trust the sexy incubus who just might risk everything to save her? Or is following her heart the most dangerous choice of all?

Previously published as TOUCH ME

Book One of the Demon Guardians Series

Praise for Demon Touched

"If I could give this book a 100 star rating I would!" - Book Vampire, Amazon review

"I absolutely love this book." - Amazon reviewer

"I could not put it down." - Patsy, Goodreads review

Book One of the Demon Guardians Series

The Demon Guardians Series
#1 - Demon Touched
#2 - Demon Summoned
#3 - Demon Claimed

 
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Brutal Prince: A Dark New Adult Romance

by Logan Fox


Invincible. Untouchable. MONSTER.

Indigo
Lavish Prep should have been a fresh start. A new school for my new life after my last one was so violently torn from me.
But I was barely here an hour before I was pinned down in the woods by a savage.
I should be glad I escaped, but I can’t stop thinking about the boy who thought he could lay his hands on me.
Worst of all, everyone in my new school sees the monster in the woods as a prince.
Well I’ve got news for you, Prince Briar. I’ve got nothing left to lose.
No reason to back down.
Beasts like you should be locked up, and I’ll do whatever it takes to make sure the world sees you for the brutal monster you are.

Briar
Just when I thought my life couldn’t get more f*cked up, a little rabbit found her way into my woods.
I lost control, again. If she hadn’t been such a fighter, that would have been the end of her.
I thought it was the end of everything.
Until I showed up at school Monday morning and saw her.
My little rabbit’s decided not to run. She’s decided to fight.
But there’s no way she’ll make it out alive.
I thought I was a changed man . . . but I’m nothing but a beast, after all.
Come here, little rabbit. It's been a while since I've destroyed something as innocent as you.

Brutal Prince is a dark enemies-to-lovers new adult romance. This standalone novel is intended for mature readers only as it contains material that some may find triggering.

No cheating. No cliffhangers. HEA guaranteed

 

 
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Triplet Tease: A Reverse Harem Stepbrother Romance (Triplets Book 3)

by Stephanie Brother


Cinderella only has one Prince Charming, but I found three.

Eton didn’t tell me he had brothers.
I didn’t tell him I worked in a lap dancing bar.
We all have secrets.
Imagine my surprise when I saw him there.
Only later, I discovered it wasn’t striptease that enticed the triplets to the bar.

Eton and Harry are identical and roguishly gorgeous.
Finn’s different, he’s the smart guy in a suit.
And all three are like the wild men of my fantasies in bed.

They are men on a mission.
They want to change my life.
If we’re going to be together, it will turn the world upside down.
I never thought I’d have a chance like this.
But am I ready for it?
I’ve just started getting my life in order
As an independent woman making it on my own.

A Reverse Harem Cinderella story. It’s a high heat romance involving MFMM situations with a very happy ever after ending.
It is part of Stephanie Brother’s Triplets series with characters showing up from other books, but each book can be read as a standalone. No cliffhangers. No cheating.

 
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The Last One (The One Trilogy Book 1)

by Tawdra Kandle


Meghan Hawthorne is restless. The last year has been a roller coaster: her widowed mother just married a long-time family friend. Her younger brother unexpectedly became a father and a husband. Everyone's life is changing. . .except for hers. As she begins her final summer of college, Meghan's looking for excitement and maybe a little romance. Nothing serious; this girl just wants to have fun.

But the only man for Meghan turns out to be the last one she expects.

Sam Reynolds doesn't need excitement, and he doesn't want romance. Fun is out of the question. He's been the steady, responsible one since his parents were killed, and serious is his way of life.

When Sam rescues Meghan alongside a dark Georgia backroad, she falls hard for his deep brown eyes and slow drawl. But making him see her as more than just a party girl won't be easy. Sam's tempted by the fiery young artist, even as he realizes that giving into his feelings will mean radical change. . .maybe more than he can handle.

Nobody ever said love was simple.

 
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Finding Rachel: A Moonshire Bay Small Town Romance Book 1

by Elle Sweet


Fresh from a divorce that she never saw coming, Rachel decides to take the summer off and get away.


She heads to small-town Moonshire Bay and rents a summer cottage, hoping to have a relaxing few months and get back in touch with who she is as a single woman.

Then she meets Evan Harris, the bartender and owner of the local bar, and despite thinking she was done with love forever, she can't help but be intrigued by this handsome man.

Evan came to Moonshire Bay ten years ago to escape his past. Resigned to living his life alone, meeting Rachel is making him rethink that decision.

Can they both get leave the past behind and learn to trust again?

 
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Thick Wood: A Reverse Harem Lumberjack Romance

by Chloe Kincaid


It was meant to be a business trip.

Check on the secluded mountain cabins my real estate firm had recently spent a bundle building. See if they could be turned into some sort of resort getaway for the rich and burned out.

As the high-powered female CEO, I would do everything I could to make the project a success.

But with three burly lumberjacks stomping around the forest, all shirtless and sweaty, muscles bulging, getting in my way, I can’t seem to get anything done.

I just want some peace and quiet so I can concentrate. But Caleb, Mark, and Todd aren’t about to give me any of that.

They have something else in mind.

Come to think of it, so do I…

 
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Romantically Ever After: A Limited Edition Collection of Contemporary Romance Novels

by April Canavan


The abs are hard. The kisses are countless. And the happily ever afters will leave you breathless...but no one said getting there would be easy.

With billionaire bad boys, second chance lovers, sexy royals, delicious daddies, secret babies, and more of your favorite contemporary romance tropes, there's something for everyone in this collection of 24 contemporary romance novels from today's USA Today bestselling, award-winning, and rising star authors.

Twenty-four chances to find Mr. Right. What could go wrong?

These original, standalone, full-length novels are packed with unforgettable emotions and surprising twists in romances ranging from sweet to scorching, suspenseful to comedic, and everything in between.

Fans of Jill Shalvis, E L James, and Sophie Kinsella will devour Romantically Ever After.

Don't miss the chance to set your device ablaze. Get your naughty or nice girl fix here and feast on twenty-four tantalizingly hot leading men when you scroll up and one-click to discover these hot new book boyfriends today!


Featuring stories from:
USA Today Bestselling Author Tessa Layne
10 Million-Selling Author Kailin Gow
Diana Nixon
Alyssa Daring
Ja'Nese Dixon
Award-Winning Author Celeste Straub
Emelia Blair
Reagan Phillips
Jasmin Miller
S.E. Rose
Ella Jade
Celeste Granger
R.L. Kenderson
Krista Sandor
Award-Winning Author Amy Proebstel
USA Today Bestselling Author Samantha Morgan
Robin Stone
Krissy V
Scarlett Sincaid
A.C. Pontone
Isla Olsen
H.M. Shander
Esme Wilde
USA Today Bestselling Author April Canavan

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Tiger Queen: A Reverse Harem Romance

by Cassie Cole


Move over Joe Exotic--there’s a Tiger Queen in town.

I only visited Crazy Carl’s Zoo that day as a joke.
I certainly didn’t expect to walk away with a job offer.
But Crazy Carl is gone, leaving dozens of tigers behind.
His three sons need my help moving the animals to proper homes.
And as ambitious as their plan is, the men themselves are even more enticing.

David is the eldest brother, a jacked athlete with steel-blue eyes and a master plan for the zoo.
Anthony is a cute younger version of his brother. With his messy hair, a body full of lean muscle, and an easy sense of humor, it’s impossible not to smile when he’s around.
And Jake? He’s your typical middle child with an attitude. But the delicious tattoos covering his body make it tough to stay mad at him, especially with his propensity to work shirtless in the sun...

Now we’re working together every day.
Living under the same roof at night.
Getting hot and sweaty--and not just from taking care of the animals.
Can I resist their charm and focus on the job?
Or will I truly become the Tiger Queen?

TIGER QUEEN is a scorching reverse harem love story filled with humor, suspense, and excitement. HEA guaranteed!

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One Lucky Bride - A Reverse Harem Romance

by Krista Wolf


One ripped, gorgeous groom. Two sizzling hot best men. Addison is about to embark upon one legendary honeymoon...

When a pre-wedding fantasy becomes reality the very night before her nuptials, Addison is hotly shared by groom and best man alike. Their sizzling romp invokes such a secret, insatiable hunger, that before they know it everyone is ravenous for more.

Cue the honeymoon, set atop a breathtaking Greek villa outside Athens, overlooking the Aegean sea. Three best friends who grew up sharing everything together end up indulging in the ultimate of all carnal pleasures... sharing the same beautiful wife.

Damon is the loving husband and near-professional athlete, all muscle and sinew and yet damaged in ways only Addison can heal. Saxon is the gorgeous 5-star chef of various Las Vegas restaurants, complete with shredded abdominals and a lady-killing smile. Finally there's Finn, the roguish renegade. Fleeting and enigmatic, his shimmering emerald eyes betray a secret restlessness that always kept him from true happiness... until now.

Scattered across the globe, three lifelong friends come together to forge an unspeakably hot connection with a single incredible woman. Taking her. Possessing her. Each sweltering summer night its own butterfly-inducing journey into sharing her in every way, emotionally, physically, and more.

Can four loving friends form an unorthodox connection that will last a lifetime? Or will the secrets that drove them apart keep them from attaining their ultimate goal?

One Lucky Bride is a sizzling, stand-alone RH love story filled with romance, humor, suspense, and unimaginably hot action so crazy, so intense, it'll burn the pads off your fingers as you turn the pages. HEA guaranteed!

 
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Chasing Rainbows (Love in a Bottle Book 1)

by Mona Ingram


Taylor Lockwood learns the hard way that her beauty does not guarantee happiness. Betrayed in the worst possible way, her career crumbles overnight. Taylor hides away on her father’s small ranch where she struggles to trust again, but a message in a bottle gives her second thoughts. Is the man who wrote the note too good to be true… and more importantly, does she have the courage to find out?

About this series:
Would you share your heartbreak, your hopes, your dreams by writing them down and sending them off in a bottle? Or if you found such a bottle, how would you react? This series takes us inside the lives of people who, in most cases, have suffered loss and are ready for a second chance. A light, slightly edgy look at life and love in today’s world of social media. The first of these stories is Chasing Rainbows.

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Pretend Wife

by Annie J. Rose


I said yes to being a fake wife to the hottest Hollywood actor alive.
Was it a stupid move?
Probably.


Josh needed a wife to look mature and get better roles.
I agreed to save his career and add some excitement to my mundane life.
But things didn’t turn out the way I’d expected.
Josh can’t keep his hands off me.
He’s possessive. He wants me all to himself.
And I’m tempted to give my all to him.
I didn’t sign up for this.
But I have to tell him how I feel.
Especially now that he’s fighting for his life.

If I don’t get to him now, I might have to regret it forever.

 
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Knocked Up by the CEO: A Second Chance Romance (Office Romances Book 2)

by Annie J. Rose


One scorching night I’ll never forget.
One life-changing secret I have to keep.
The big deal I need to land.
All roads lead back to him.


My dad needed the deal with Duncan’s company.
But dad got sick, and I took over, ready to seal it.
Face to face with Duncan in a boardroom,
We fought the attraction as long as we could.
One hot night we gave in. We blew the deal all to hell.
I had to leave Chicago. I didn’t look back.
Five years later, I need his help.
A deal with his company will save my father’s legacy.
If can pull this off and keep my feelings out of it.
Forget the history… our short but sweet past…
Duncan and I can work together, start over as friends and colleagues.
But the sparks are still there, flashing ever so brightly.
We fit together. It’s so easy but so hard, and feels so right but so wrong.
Everything seems so perfectly imperfect.

Until he learns about the secret I’ve kept.
My shy little girl with Duncan’s eyes.


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.

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Broomstick

by A.L. Hawke


Until I enrolled in Dr. Alondra Johansen’s metaphysical history class. Bryce, Alondra’s super cute teaching assistant, told me my element sign is Earth. I am, in fact, a pragmatic sort of girl. My name is Cadence Hawthorne, but you can call me Katie.


Darkness fell over me and my family during my sophomore year. I thought maybe Alondra could help me with my grief and visions of ghosts. But there was this guy working with her, with a goatee and sardonic smile, who looked more like the devil than a professor. He did terrible things to my best friend, threatening my growing love for Bryce.

Do you believe in ghosts? How ‘bout witches? I do. See, it was at Hawthorne University that I learned all about them. Come take a look in my grimoire. I wrote it all down here in Broomstick.

Content warning: Broomstick is a new adult college paranormal romance containing profanity, sexual scenes, adult situations, and, of course, witchcraft.

 
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A High Price to Pay (Madeline Dawkins Mysteries Book 2)

by Cynthia Hamilton


Madeline’s dual professions as event coordinator and private investigator cross paths during the most lavish affair of her career—a weekend-long fortieth birthday extravaganza for the wife of a famous film director. A simple background check after the disappearance of precious family jewels quickly turns into a murder investigation, and before Madeline and Mike can put the pieces together, another body turns up. As the Santa Barbara police and sheriff’s departments search for clues, the Mad Dog P.I.’s use their own methods to untangle the crimes, discovering some unsavory truths behind the glittering façade of their clients.


Adding to Madeline’s already overflowing plate, the D.A. informs her that Rick Yeoman, one of the men who had abducted her three years earlier, has been prematurely released from prison after cutting a deal with the Feds. Besides fearing reprisals from the man she helped to convict, his parole also triggers the reappearance of soulless Lionel Usherwood, lured out of his hideaway by the call of revenge. When Yeoman’s body surfaces in Lake Cachuma, Usherwood moves on to the next target: Madeline.
"FIRST CLASS MYSTERY!" Carlyle Clark, author of CHILDREN FROM DARK HOUSES

A High Price to Pay is the second novel in the Madeline Dawkins series.

 
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