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).

Meet Stan, the Billionaire: A Fake Relationship Romance

by Laura Olsen


Meeting your new billionaire boss sounds exciting…
Until he turns out to be your unforgettable one-night stand from yesterday.

Next day he summons me to his office and tells me that he wants me…
…he wants me to be his fake girlfriend to prove that no one can tell fake love from the real thing.

I don't even have to sleep with him… but I kind of want to.

I need the money to help my parents, but I feel that the price is too high.

He is the ultimate bosshole playboy and I really hate the day I met Stan, the Billionaire.

No cheating, no cliffhangers. HEA guaranteed! Can be read as a standalone.

 

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Time Enough to Love

by Jenna Jaxon


When Lady Alyse de Courcy is betrothed to Sir Geoffrey Longford, she has no choice but to make the best of a bad bargain. The hulking knight is far from her ideal man, and although he does possess some wit and charm, he is no match for the sinfully sensual man she secretly admires, Thomas, Earl of Braeton, her betrothed’s best friend.


From the first, Sir Geoffrey finds himself smitten by Lady Alyse, and, despite her infatuation with his friend, vows to win her love. When Geoffrey puts his mind to wooing Alyse, he is delighted to find her succumbing to his seduction. But when cruel circumstances separate them, Geoffrey must watch helplessly as Thomas steps in to protect Alyse—and falls in love with her himself.

As the three courtiers accompany Princess Joanna to her wedding in Spain, they run headlong into the Black Plague. With her world plunged into chaos, Alyse struggles with her feelings for both the men she loves. But which love will survive?

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I Wanted It To Be You: Rebel Rendezvous #1

by Piper James


I have a crush… Well, two, really. One is a guy I met online, who I’ll never work up the guts to meet in real life. And the other? That’s a long story…

My life feels like it’s falling apart at the seams—I’m broke, my restaurant is on the verge of failure, and my brother’s best friend just moved back to town.

Okay, so maybe Brooks Callahan’s return isn’t a life-ending event, but it sure feels like it. Eight years ago, he told me he wanted me. He was just a kid, and honestly, so was I. When I tried to let him down gently, he lashed out, his awful words scarring me in ways they never should have.

Now Brooks is the only one who can help me, and I have to find a way to put our issues to bed. Metaphorically, not literally. That would be ridiculous, right? Of course, it would.

Maybe I’ll ask the guy I’ve crushed on for months…my online friend whose posts always seem to reverberate in my soul. Whose messages make me laugh. Think. Feel.

The one who has his own crush…on someone else.

What am I going to do?

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The Tracker (military romantic suspense) (The Dregs Book 1)

by Leslie Georgeson


My soul is damaged. My body impaired. But she makes me want to live.

A 2018 TopShelf Indie Book Awards nominee!

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A dreg.

That’s who I am.

Once an elite soldier for The Company, now I am worthless. My soul blackened…my body broken.

I fled with a bounty on my head.

A creature of the night, I find my sanctuary in an underground maze in the woods.

Then she comes to me, seeking my help. I am darkness…she is light. Her goodness makes me yearn for the impossible.

Her sister is lost, the city overrun by gangs. No one will risk their lives to interfere.

No one but me.

I have nothing to lose.

I am just a killing machine. I never lose scent of my prey.

She gives me hope. A new purpose. A chance to redeem myself.

I won’t fail her.

This is the reason they created me.

This is who I am.

The Tracker.

This is an 8-book series. These books are romantic suspense with sci-fi elements. Each contains a separate romance with an HEA (and no cliffhangers!) However, it is recommended that they be read in order to get the full "dreg" experience. These books contain strong language, adult situations, and some sexy times. Recommended for readers ages 18 and up.

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Conversation Hearts (Hectic Holidays Book 3)

by Kata Čuić


Olivia Holland doesn’t believe in astrology, Tarot, smudging, or aura cleanses. She might change her mind about manifesting. Does it count if she’s fake engaged to the man of her dreams? Even though he’s been her best friend for years, Liv doesn’t know how to communicate on a deeper level with Ollie. When she discovers that their baby making pact is a success, she has two choices. Either crack his secret code or walk away to let him live his best life. Unfortunately, their friends and family keep complicating an already complex task. What Liv needs is a little help from Cupid. She’s going to learn a love language that has no words.

Oliver Cucinelli does not count keeping secrets among his strongest skills. He’s never been good at lying, but he’s painfully familiar with the phrase “fake it ‘til you make it.” He didn’t plan on a fake engagement to the love of his life as a way to win her over, but he’s not going to waste this opportunity to research exactly, specifically, categorically how Liv defines love. Communication is key. Unfortunately for Ollie, communication is also not his strongest skill. To complicate matters, Liv is acting strange. How can he learn the deepest desires of a woman whose personality seems to change every hour? Language is hard, so he’s going to let his heart do all the talking.

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When I Wasn't Looking: A Secret Baby Romance (Recovery Ranch)

by Annie J. Rose


I like my peace and quiet.
I don’t need a woman.

But she showed up when I wasn’t looking…


I’ve worked with Kelly for a long time at Recovery Ranch.
It wasn’t until I carried her back to my cabin to check out her ankle
That I really saw her. Big dark eyes, and a broken heart.
Once I put my mind to it, I get what I want.
She’s in my arms, in my bed, in my heart.
When an accident triggers bad memories,
She almost pulls away.
But I won’t let her.
Because now that I’ve seen how good happiness feels,

I’ll fight with everything I’ve got to keep it, and her with me for good.

 
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Stroke of Midnight: A Cinderella Novel (Cinderella Trilogy Book 1)

by K Webster


Money can buy anything. And anyone. As the head of the Constantine family, I’m used to people bowing to my will. Cruel, rigid, unyielding—I’m all those things. When I discover the one woman who doesn’t wither under my gaze, but instead smiles right back at me, I’m intrigued.

Ash Elliott needs cash, and I make her trade in crudeness and degradation for it. I crave her tears, her moans. I pay for each one. And every time, she comes back for more. When she challenges me with an offer of her own, I have to decide if I’m willing to give her far more than cold hard cash.
But love can have deadly consequences when it comes from a Constantine. At the stroke of midnight, that choice may be lost for both of us.

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Broken Chains: A Paranormal Protector Tale (Heart of Stone Book 1)

by Demelza Carlton


Shy librarian Catena likes her quiet life…until a huge naked man muscles his way into her house, insisting he's been woken from his centuries-long sleep to be her personal protector.

Catena's life is turned upside down when she's saved by a creature she's only heard about in books. If only her hero's rock-hard abs weren't actually made out of stone.

Tor has no memory of his past. All he knows is that he must protect Catena at all costs.

Can they unlock the dark secrets chaining them to the past, and forge a new future?


CAUTION: This is a steamy gargoyle shifter romance, so if you don't like your heroes hot, hard and protective, Tor and Catena's story might be too much for you.

 

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Texas Firebrand Volumes 1-3

by Barb Han


USA TODAY Bestselling Author Barb Han guarantees danger lurking around every corner, hearts on the line, and romantic suspense that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Join her Firebrand family in Lone Star Pass, Texas as they break through deep-rooted family feuds and find their way to love.

RANCHER TO THE RESCUE

A momentary act of bravery puts girl-next-door Prudence Owens in the line of fire. Suddenly responsible for an infant, she finds herself in the crosshairs of a kidnapper intent on taking the baby back--and leaving no witnesses. Texas Rancher Adam Firebrand has no idea how or why his name came up in association with a kidnapping, but he'll stop at nothing to keep a baby girl and her guardian angel safe.

DISARMING THE RANCHER

Once a starry-eyed kid with big dreams, Raleigh Perry is all grown up and climbing to the top of the country music charts. After a bomb threat derails her concert tour, she heads home to the safety of the small town where she grew up, and her childhood crush. The last thing Rancher Brax Firebrand expects when he runs into Raleigh is their explosive attraction, or the danger that has followed her home.

RANCHER UNDER FIRE

A dead raccoon. A moment of panic. An SOS text. And Liv Holden’s past comes knocking. Someone seems intent on scaring her out of town…or worse. She doesn’t want Rancher Corbin Firebrand’s help as much as she needs it. Corbin knows one thing is certain, Liv Holden is off limits. She may have once been his best friend but helping her will put him in the line of fire with his family…and a determined criminal.

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C is for Carter: A Secret Baby Mountain Man Romance (Men of ALPHAbet Mountain)

by Natasha L. Black


The woman of my dreams,
Showed up when I wasn’t looking.


With a new logging business to run,
I don’t need distractions.
Just because I helped Lauren dodge her pushy ex,
Doesn’t mean I’m looking for a relationship with her.

I hire her as my receptionist.
We see each other every day.
The sexual tension is off the charts.
One thing leads to another,
And I break all my own rules.

It’s tough to sneak around,
When I’m crazy about her.
But once her ex gets aggressive, I’m done hiding.
Nobody goes near my woman.

Lauren’s pulling away from me.
She won’t tell me why.
I’ve got to get her to trust me with her secret
Before it’s too late.

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Georgette Brown Boxset: A Collection of Steamy Regency Romance

by Em Brown writing as Georgette Brown

 

Regency Romances -- as hot as they come! Indulge in a world of passion and romance with headstrong heroines and rakish noblemen. This boxset of eight stories will give you hours and hours of steamy hot reading…

What readers say about the stories:


“It had me on the edge of my seat. I LOVED all the steamy drama!” – Verified Purchase of The Countess and the Rake


“Captivating from Beginning to End!” – Verified Purchase of That Wicked Harlot


“Earth Shattering” – Verified Purchase of Pleasuring Lady Pennington


Surrendering to the Rake

The Earl of Blythe turns the tables on a meddling miss determined to save her cousin from his roguish ways…

 

That Wicked Harlot

Can a gaming hell cardsharp resist falling for the arrogant Baron Broadmoor, a man she’s supposed to hate?

 

Tempting A Marquess

Miss Abbott, a proper Regency miss, refuses to take ‘no’ for an answer when the overbearing Marquess of Alastair insists on protecting her from the debauchery at an infamous chateau.

 

Tempting A Marquess for Christmas

When it comes to acting the gentleman, this marquess is damned if he does…and damned if he doesn’t.

 

The Countess and the Rake

Lord Barclay has never met a woman he can’t seduce…until now.

 

Pleasuring Lady Pennington

Will her ladyship’s plans to blackmail the handsome Cedman Ashely into her bed backfire?

 

Surrendering to the Baron

Lord Ramsay discovers that the seduction of his own wife might be the hardest part of his marriage.

 

An Improper Proposition

Desperate to keep the debt collectors at bay, Miss Deana Herwood makes a most improper proposition to wealthy Lord Rockwell.

 

If you enjoy clever dialogue, the rich settings of Jane Austen or Georgette Heyer’s world, and passion that’s HOT, HOT, HOT, you’ll love these scintillating romances from Em Brown writing as Georgette Brown.

 

Get this boxset today to give yourself the ultimate steamy “me” time!

 

 
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Dust and Dreams (The Rivers Brothers Book 1)

by Lynn Landes


A sweeping story of love and new beginnings…
Cassandra Wolfe has one goal, to make them pay.
Gold. It washed across the land, claiming everyone. No one was immune to the sickness. She begged her family to listen, but greed, envy, and a lust for more destroyed them all. They thought they had crushed her dreams, but retribution burns in her soul, an ember waiting for a wind.
Dalton Rivers has one dream, to make her his.
He is a man on a mission to bring the railroad to his family ranch in Wyoming. When Cassandra saves his life in San Francisco, he finds a new dream worthy of fighting for. Now, he has to convince her to fan the flames of hope in her soul and dream once more.

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Survival of the Richest

by Skye Warren


Two billionaires determined to claim her.

And a war fought on the most dangerous battlefield–the heart.

“Skye Warren absolutely owned me with Survival of the Richest. A twisty, raw exploration of money, greed, love, and lust, you’ll be left with your heart in your throat and hooked on the pages to discover what’s coming next! An absolute must-read.” ~ A.L. Jackson, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author

“What an incredible book! Survival of the Richest has everything — Skye Warren’s beautiful writing, a sexy, compelling story; intricate characters, and a provocative love triangle that will captivate you until the very end.” ~ New York Times bestselling author Nina Lane

My story starts with a plunge into the cold water of Manhattan’s harbor. A strong hand hauls me back onto the deck of the luxury yacht. Christopher was supposed to be my enemy. Instead he protects me with fierce determination.

That should have been my happily ever after, but then Sutton appeared–ruthless and seductive. He doesn’t care that my heart belongs to someone else, because he’s determined to win. No matter the cost.

It’s an impossible choice, but I can’t have them both.

 

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Lethal-Peril

by Emily Jane Trent


Can a Navy SEAL save her from the lethal conspiracy?

Her life is in jeopardy.

Heiress Elizabeth Foster is a rebel, living on the fringes of her wealthy family’s influence. After witnessing an alarming subway accident, Elizabeth fears that she was the killer’s actual target. She turns to the one man she trusts, a former SEAL turned bodyguard. He is a childhood friend, and after ten years, she’s back under his protection.

˃˃˃ Who has a motive to kill her?

Ex-SEAL Wyatt Mercer’s new assignment at Stealth Security brings his past back to haunt him. A woman he doesn’t expect appears in his life, and reaches out for his protection. He is sure that she isn’t telling him everything, but when the threats escalate he rises to the challenge of protecting her from the claws of her powerful enemies.

˃˃˃ Can Wyatt rescue her in time?

Elizabeth stumbles across deadly secrets, and her enemies will stop at nothing to silence her. The fight against danger keeps Wyatt close, and he discovers a powerful attraction to Elizabeth. Will the forces of greed steal the one woman he desires, and wipe out any chance for a future?

 

˃˃˃ Lethal Peril (Stealth Security Book 2) has no cliffhanger.

Stealth Security Series:

Cold Peril (Garrett and Marlene)

Lethal Peril (Wyatt and Beth)

Ruthless Peril (Hunter and Tessa)

Grave Peril (Rip and Lela)

Deadly Peril (Thaddeus and Jana)

Stealth Security is a Military Romantic Suspense series with ex-Navy SEAL heroes employed as bodyguards to celebrity and VIP clients. The characters you love make appearances in future stories.

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Kiss Me (Love The Way Book 1)

by Amelia Wilde


From USA Today best-selling authors W Winters and Amelia Wilde comes a sinful romance with a touch of dark and angst that will keep you gripping the edge of your seat … and begging for more.

I should have known when I couldn’t keep my eyes off her that this would be a mistake.

I was hired to protect her, this woman who’s lost everything yet there’s an obvious fire that blazes behind her beautiful gaze. She stares back, daring and tempting me. It calls to a side of me that’s darker and longs to tame her.

We both have secrets, we both have a past we’re not ready to face. More than that, we both want to get lost in each other, falling into a forbidden game of control and power. Of submission and dominance.

The moment she agrees to my terms, I know I’ve crossed a line. One of many rules I’m willing to break. No one can know, not a soul, but secrets in the life I lead never last for long.

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Secret and Lies: A Secret Baby Romance (Recovery Ranch)

by Annie J. Rose


After my abusive ex, I just want a new life.
No drama and no distractions.
Too bad life has other plans.


I’ll just keep my head down and do my job. I’m not here to make friends.
Collin, strong and sexy, makes me feel safe for the first time.
I can’t get him out of my mind. And I can’t keep my hands off him.
We fall for each other hard and fast.
Trouble comes along, ready to spoil my new beginning.
His family secret.
My ex rearing his ugly head.
A pregnancy I didn’t plan on.

Was I too greedy? Will I lose everything I’ve come to love?
Or will Collin and I show everyone we’re a force to be reckoned with?

 
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Hunted by the Past: PSY-IV Teams Book 1

by Jami Gray


She’s a reluctant psychic. He’s the man who walked away. Can they see beyond their painful past to survive a sadistic killer’s lethal game of revenge?

No matter how far she runs, she can’t escape…

Changing the past is an impossibility ex-Marine, Cynthia “Cyn” Arden, understands all too well. Struggling in the aftermath of a botched mission, which cost her two teammates, her military career, and a fledging relationship, her world’s upended once more by a panicked phone call. The psychic killer behind her nightmares has escaped military custody and is hunting down her remaining teammates, one by one. Up next on his murderous list—Cyn.

Unless she can trust the one who walked away…

The killer’s game brings her face to face with the one person guaranteed to throw her off kilter—the unsettling and distracting man she left behind, Kayden Shaw. Once she believed he’d stand by her side, then he chose his job and secrets over her, leaving her heart scarred by their tumultuous past.

Can Cyn overcome her past to trust the man she loves and master the psychic ability she spent years denying before it’s too late?

If you like heart-pounding, paranormal romance, don't miss HUNTED BY THE PAST, an action-packed introduction to Jami Gray's psychic romantic suspense series, PSY-IV Teams.

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Welcome to a world where facing danger requires the unique skill set of the men and women of Jami Gray's PSY-IV Teams and discover what readers are raving about!

“She writes with such brilliant tactics that I believe there is a Military Unit filled with special psychic Marines. Hunted by the Past is fast-paced, quick witted, and Ms. Gray can surely spin a fascinating paranormal story.”– Constantine Book Reviews

“… a page-burning, action-packed thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat…” – Roses & Thorns

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Rivalry (Slay Quartet Book 1)

by Laurelin Paige


"This book is mean and kinky, desperate and romantic...I was consumed." - KC Caron, Goodreads Reviewer

Edward Fasbender is a devil.

He's my father's biggest rival. He takes what he wants, and he bows to no one.

And now Edward Fasbender wants me.

I didn't expect to want him back.

Having him is not in the cards, not when a union with him would destroy my father. But that doesn't mean I can't play with him a bit.

Except, I've never played against such a ruthless opponent. Edward is cold and vicious, and my blood has never run hotter.
They say you should choose the devil you know, but I've always preferred long odds.

Even if it'll get me slain.

"Oh my. I was hooked. You won't be able to put this down!" - Aleatha Romig, NYT Bestselling Author

Rivalry is book one in New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author, Laurelin Paige, dark and edgy Slay series.

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Touchdown Baby

by Tabatha Kiss


When my football coach father transferred me to Chicago North University, he asked for two things:

1. Pretend to be one big happy family to shine up his tarnished public image.
2. Don’t date his footballers.

Easy enough. Football was his world. Theatre was mine.
But when the star quarterback starts showing up everywhere I go, it gets harder and harder to resist his charms.

Enter, Junior Morgan.
Exit, my clothes.

If my father finds out we broke his rules, he’ll make life difficult for both of us.

Walking away isn’t as easy as it looks.
Not with Junior’s kiss on my lips.
His hand caressing mine.
His baby inside of me.

Congratulations, quarterback. You scored.
Now what?

Touchdown Baby is a steamy stand-alone sports romance guaranteed to tug your heartstrings. It was originally published as Bump & Run/Whiplash. This new edition includes brand-new and extended scenes not available in the original version.

Want more Chicago North University? Check out my Bad Boys of Delta Xi series, starting with the wild romantic comedy On His Face!

 
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B is for Brett: A Secret Baby Mountain Man Protector Romance (Men of ALPHAbet Mountain)

by Natasha L. Black


Babies make four? No way.

Just because Brett helped me when my car broke down,
Doesn’t mean I can trust him,
I can’t let him in, even if I want to.

Caught in the rain, we shelter at his cabin.
One thing leads to another,
And we’re carried away in the storm.

My past shows up, bringing danger with it.
Brett protects me, keeps me close.
Now, despite everything, I never want to leave.

A surprise pregnancy leaves me gasping for air.
Brett thinks he’ll be a terrible father just like his was.
What if he doesn’t want this baby?
I have to tell him the truth.
If my psycho ex doesn’t get to me first.

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