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).

Catching Currents: A Frontier Historic Colorado Story

by Kari August


The last place Sally wants to spend the next year is at a Boston finishing school, shackled with even more rules than high society has already imposed on her. However, little does she realize that her life is about to take a dramatic turn—toward the rollicking West, where far fewer restrictions hold sway.


After she meets rowdy Caroline from the Colorado frontier, not only is an adventurous, exciting world revealed, but an unpredictable one as well. For as she watches her lively new friend attract the attention of her stuffy brother Will, Sally becomes smitten with Caroline’s brother, Teddie—a rancher who thinks nothing of disregarding a few social mores.


If only Teddie can now decide what kind of future he wants. Yet as wandering ambitions threaten to thwart their romance, all strive for contentment in a tumultuous turn-of-the-century America.


Based on true events, Catching Currents is engaging historical fiction, set amidst a nation rapidly changing and the small town of Estes Park, just trying to keep up.

 
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Whatever for Hire: A Magical Romantic Comedy (with a body count)

by R.J. Blain


Warning: This novel contains excessive humor, action, excitement, adventure, magic, romance, and bodies. Proceed with caution.

Fetching a cat out of a tree should've been a quick, easy fifty bucks in Kanika's pocket. Instead, following one stray thought, the devil pays her a visit and leaves her with a debt to repay.

Owing the devil a favor is bad enough, but her life is turned upside down when it's time to pay the piper. First, she doesn't want the world's sexiest firefighting, kitten-rescuing Scot as an unwilling companion. Since that wasn't bad enough, she doesn't know who wants him dead or why, but there's no way in hell she's going to let someone mar his perfection.

Add in the fact the devil wants an heir, and there's only one thing she knows for certain: she's in for one hell of a job.

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Seven Day Wife: A Fake Marriage Office Romance

by Mia Faye


"Please pretend to be my wife for the next seven days."

Young college graduate Yvette moves to the big city a week before she starts her new job in a large publishing house. On the day of the move, she receives unexpected help: Her muscular (and extremely hot) neighbor Cameron not only lugs the boxes up to her apartment, but also shows her the city that evening. In the coming days Yvette catches herself watching Cam secretly through her bedroom window, which gives her a perfect view of his apartment. Then he calls her one evening and asks her to come over… to show her up close what his bedroom looks like.

When Yvette starts her new job in the next day and is introduced to her boss, she is shocked: her neighbor is standing in front of her! The ridiculously rich Cameron, partner of the publisher, is apparently just as surprised - but only for a short moment. He happily enjoys taking advantage of the palpable passion between him and his new assistant, much to her consternation. She has a very strict rule: Always separate your job and your private life!

But behind the playful macho facade of her boss is a vulnerable man with a heart. Cameron's ex-wife wants sole custody of their daughter Emma. His only chance to not lose Emma is to convince the family court that he has a solid lifestyle and a happy home. So he asks Yvette if she will play his wife for a week. Just seven days. But on day one, Yvette already begins to wonder if she can stick to her number one rule...

Stand-alone Romance, no cliffhanger, HEA guaranteed! Contains a preview of "In His Office."

 
 
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Fragged (Gamer Girls Book 4)

by Kitty Cox


Some things are worth fighting for.

Riley's life is better than it's ever been before. She has the love of her life, a family made from those she cares about, an adorable "little" rescue dog, and even her horse business is doing pretty good. Everything is great. Everything is wonderful. At least on the surface.

But an online hate group has her in their crosshairs. She's made a fool of them too many times, and now they're out for blood. The literal kind, not the virtual stuff. When they say they want to "frag" her, they aren't talking about online kills in a video game. Now, the threats have moved to real life – with real guns.

While she has an army of friends willing to fight beside her, she wasn't ready for this. She'd prepared for some bullying. Maybe a few more embarrassing stories to come out. But this?

Real people are being hurt. People she cares about might be next. Picking a fight online is one thing, but is her need to prove that women deserve respect really worth taking a risk this big?

Someone's going to get hurt.
And she's terrified it won't be her.


The Gamer Girls series features strong women and the men who love them. Knowledge about gaming and/or gamer culture is not necessary to enjoy this story. Graphic language and situations that are suitable for a mature audience are included. FRAGGED is a standalone novel which moves forward a larger story.

TRIGGER WARNING: discussions of gun violence, bullying, cyber harassment, stalking, slut-shaming, and more. This is a love story, but finding love isn't always easy.

 
 
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Innocence (Betrayed and Broken series Book 1)

by Alyssa Martins


Gina is a black French girl who came to the United States to study and see what else is in the world away from France. She is enraptured in a wave of romance with a hot guy on campus, and then like all turbulence, she comes out scathed and scar. This pain causes her to sign off being romantically involved with anyone until her best friends’ brother sees a part of her he had never seen before…


Liam is an ever busy guy who doesn’t do much socially. He loves his sister, and soon, the feeling extends to her best friend. But there is something wrong with her, something destructive.

 
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Just an Illusion, Side A: Side A (The Illusion Series Book 1)

by D. Kelly


One night changed her life…

Bestselling author Amelia Greyson has grown up in the music industry and isn’t the slightest bit fazed by fame or celebrities. However, when she attends a Bastards and Dangerous concert with her best friend Belle, her world shifts on its axis.

Double trouble…

Sawyer and Noah Weston are the front men of BAD. They’re fraternal twins and sexy as sin. When they hear the author of The O Factor is in their green room, they’re intrigued. She’s just the person they need to write their farewell story. The brothers offer Amelia the opportunity of a lifetime, which she reluctantly accepts.

Three hearts…

Noah is sweet and considerate, working hard to make Amelia feel at home on the road. Unfortunately, the closer they get, the more obnoxious Sawyer becomes. Sawyer is arrogant and distant and he wants Amelia, even though she’s not his for the taking. Only during stolen moments does Sawyer show her who he really is.

Can Amelia maintain a safe distance from Sawyer and keep her heart intact? Or will she shatter Noah’s heart by giving hers to his brother instead?

Just an Illusion – Side A is the first book in The Illusion Series

*Mature Content- This book contains situations not intended for persons under the age of 18. Including, but not limited to - open door sex, cursing, alcohol and/or drug use, and possible triggers.*

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She Hates Me Not: A Richer in Love Romance

by F. E. Greene


 A fun and flirty romance with a hint of suspense from the author of the Love Across Londons series. Sweet. Clean. A perfect beach read!

He's Britain's "uncatchable" bachelor. She's trying not to get caught.

Lou Aucoin has carved out a simple life for herself in the charming English town of Stratford-upon-Avon. Although it's an ocean away from her childhood home in the bayous of Louisiana, Stratford offers something which St. Charles Parish doesn't: safety from a threat that Lou never helped to create.

But one impulsive choice jeopardizes Lou's "safety first" world. After agreeing to go on a blind date in exchange for money to pay her sister's medical bills, Lou is required to attend the Stratford Gala with a man she hates - even though they've never met.

It turns out that Kip Richmond, "Britain's most uncatchable bachelor," is anything but easy to hate. And Kip feels nothing but love for Lou. Can Lou make room in her life for a man she's supposed to hate, especially when his every move may end up on tomorrow's front page?

Set against the delightful backdrop of Stratford-upon-Avon, She Hates Me Not blends heartwarming romance with mild suspense as Lou and Kip confront their troubled pasts in the hopes of loving again. It is the seventh novel by F. E. Greene and first in the Richer in Love romance series which can be read in any order.

Romance Heat Scale: Mild/PG. No detailed sex scenes, profanity, or graphic violence.

 
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Arrested by Love: A Western Romance Novel (Long Valley Romance Book 3)

by Erin Wright


He’s a fighter, not a lover…

Two years ago, Wyatt Miller lost his family to a drunk driver. His heart broken, he slowly put the pieces of his shattered life back together. Running his thousand-acre ranch from dawn till dusk helps him forget about his broken heart. When he stops a drunk from getting behind the wheel one night, he ends up in a bloody fight…and then behind bars.

She keeps men in line, but has a soft heart…

Abby Connelly takes her work at the Long Valley Jail seriously. She has no dreams of marriage, children, or white-picket fences. All she wants is to do her job and please the only family she has left, her father. But the moment rugged and wounded Wyatt Miller walks into her jail, Abby realizes her heart might just have a change of plans…

But small towns have a way of holding onto big grudges. Wyatt and Abby have an uphill fight to overcome the bad blood between the Miller and Connelly families.

Because redemption never comes easy…

Arrested by Love is the third novel in the Long Valley Romance series, although all books in the Long Valley world can be read as standalones. It has some strong language, and oh my, sexy times. Enjoy!

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Fake Marriage to Her Best Friend (Uptown Brides: a Sweet Romance Series Book 1)

by Kat Cantrell


They promise each other they won’t let it get weird. But they do. And it does…

Nomi Hannon is sick of losing. First, she failed to get her brother off on fraud charges. Then, she lost the practice they built together. She’s not about to lose the city council election. Too bad she just accidentally starred in a compromising photo that her squeaky-clean opponent is all too willing to use against her. Surely marrying the guy in the photo—her best friend, the only stable force in her life—will solve the problem…right?

Malone DuMar’s luck hasn’t been any better than Nomi’s. He’s not looking for a wife, not after his ex-fiancée stole his company. But Nomi has always been the one person he could count on. There’s no way he’s going to turn his back on her when she needs him the most.

It's a simple plan. Only pretend. That’s what they told themselves, anyway. But that was before they realized their friendship was on the line if their marriage of convenience went south. Before the kiss that changed everything…

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Forbidden Nanny (Sinful Desires Book 3)

by Annie J. Rose


This is so awkward.

My brother’s s*xy best friend is now my new boss.
Christian used to be a nerd back when we were teenagers.
But now, he’s a blazingly hot professor.
And a single dad.
He’s hired me as his nanny.
The girl who’s always lusted after him.
It’s impossible to keep my distance from him.
To ignore the attraction when all I want to do is kiss him.
…and indulge in some really dirty little things.
It’s true that we should stay professional.
But we’ve got history.
A long history of wanting each other.
So, now might be my only chance to be a little stupid.
To fulfill those fantasies.

As long as I don’t lose my heart to him in the process.

Forbidden Nanny is a full-length romance filled of sinful desires, all wrapped up with a beautiful and sweet HEA sure to make your heart soar! This book is part of the Sinful Desires Series but stands alone. Books do not have to be read in order.

 
 
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Alpha Wolf (Full Moon Protectors Book 1)

by Sammie Joyce


He’s cool, calm, and collected. She’s looking for excitement and adventure. Do opposites really attract?

Inigo knows there’s going to be trouble. It’s in the air. It’s seeping out into the pack and through the Protector Council. He’d rather not fight but he’ll do what he needs to do. His wolf will shut any aggression down.

Addisyn needs to get out of the house. The pressure there is unbearable. Stopping to pick up necessities at her local 24 hour market she witnesses a brutal fight. It’s messy and aggressive and… hot as hell. The whole situation is laced with danger and it draws her in. The man left standing is the one she’d just met in the refrigerated section. That made him all the more enticing.

Despite what they both know about each other and themselves - that this can never be - the pull between them is magnetic. Addisyn needs his power and danger. Inigo is intrigued by this human woman and her scent drives him crazy.

Too much keeps them apart, but can they overcome it all to accept their fate?

 
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Ruin

by Clarissa Wild



A new Standalone Romance novel by New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author Clarissa Wild.

Maybell Fairweather was the girl of my dreams.

Always smiling brightly, she kept going, despite the names her classmates called her behind her back.
She was full of curiosity and independence, the extent of which I could only be jealous of. Even though she had all odds stacked against her, she knew what she wanted from life and pursued it, no matter the cost.

She was completely my opposite in every way.
Perfect, even though she couldn’t see it.
Perfect … until me.

Because this is the story of how I ruined her.


Based on a true story. Standalone Romance. No cliffhanger.

Early praise for RUIN:

"This is a MUST read guys. It doesn’t get any better than this. 5 stars." - Bloggers From Down Under

"An emotionally charged story written from the heart, literally!" - Jezabell Girl & Friends

"Epic doesn't seem a strong enough word." - Joanna's Goodreads Review

"Acceptance, loyalty, honesty, and truly unconditional love. This book has all of that and more." - Jammie's Goodreads Review

"An emotional roller coaster!" - Mandy's Goodreads Review

 
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Married to my Boss: A Secret Baby Romance

by Annie J. Rose


What if I married my boss…
That’s also my former flame and baby daddy?


Drew and I were from two different worlds,
But for one blissful week in college,
We experienced passion only true lovers could feel.
Then it ended.
Badly.

Now six years later, I’m on the other side of the country,
And I see him across a crowded room.
It’s a fluke, I tell myself. I just imagined it.
San Francisco is a big city. I’ll never see him again… Right?
Until I walk into the most important interview of my life.
And come face-to-face with my new boss.

But this can be a win-win situation.
I need him to help me score my dream job.
And asking him to pretend to be my husband is my only option.
But what happens when faking it makes me want the real thing?

And if he discovers more of what has happened while I’ve been gone…
Can he handle being a fake husband and a real father?

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Spring Romance: NINE Happily Ever Afters

by Skye Warren


Enemies to lovers. Second chance romance. Small towns.

What happens when love blooms? We have NINE steamy books from bestselling authors to keep you company. If you love alpha heroes and strong heroines, you'll love this FREE boxed set!

"Exquisitely written, flawlessly filthy, and undeniably romantic!... It’s vivid. It’s sexy. It’s unforgettable. I couldn’t look away…not even for a second." - Shayna Renee's Reviews on MOUTH TO MOUTH

Books included:

Mouth to Mouth by Tessa Bailey

Gypsy King by Devney Perry

Hitching the Cowboy by Kennedy Fox

Our Options Have Changed by Julia Kent and Elisa Reed

The Initiation by Nikki Sloane

Sucked Into Love by Rochelle Paige

The Pawn by Skye Warren

Wait For Me J.H. Croix

Royal Hottie by Kylie Gilmore

SPRING ROMANCE is a limited-time boxed set as a gift to our readers and to introduce you to new series to love. Download your copy and tell a bookish friend about it while it's available!

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Amber: A Reverse Harem Shifter Romance (Jewels Cafe Book 1)

by Silver Springs Library


I'm in love with my best friend. But one sip of a spelled pumpkin spice latte, and two shifters are calling me their mate.

It's hard enough being a chameleon shifter with wonky powers, but opening Jewels Cafe with my secret crush? Maybe not the best idea. Hiding my feelings for him is getting harder and harder. And if we don't get customers soon, our cafe will go out of business.

As a last ditch effort, we create a signature pumpkin spice drink. One taste-test and the sweetest bear shifter is drawn to me like honey. A sexy bunny shifter offers me his carrot. They don't even seem to mind that I randomly shift (and half-shift) into everyone I meet.

But can I handle not just one mate, but three? And will we find a way to save Jewels Cafe before another spell tears us apart?

Amber is part of the Jewels Cafe series, a collection of reverse harem romances set in the same small town. Each book contains its own Happily Ever After. Be sure to explore the other titles in the series today.

Scroll up to read this fun, quirky paranormal reverse harem romance today.

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Escape to Osprey Cove: Book 1 of The Osprey Cove Lodge Series

by Luisa Marietta Gold


What Doug finds in the secret compartment of his new red Corvette will forever change his life. It will also change Catherine’s. Doug and Catherine come from two different worlds. Catherine’s world is one of privilege and wealth. Doug grew up dirt poor and full of envy of others who had the things that he wanted but could not have. His goal was to one day have all the things he coveted. Their worlds collide when Catherine, VP of a large New York City marketing firm, hires Doug. As soon as Doug learns of Catherine’s wealth, he sees Catherine as his ticket to all the things he covets. After a whirlwind courtship, they are married.

Poor boy meets rich girl should have resulted in “happily ever after” — not exactly. Doug quickly learns he also covets independence. Events begin to unfold in each of their lives. For Doug, it is his mysterious discovery in the secret compartment of the Corvette. For Catherine, it is a business meeting with Alex Droxell at the Osprey Cove Lodge. When Catherine enters the beautiful and serene lodge, it’s as though she is entering another place and time. The lodge is an escape from the nightmare she is living back home. Follow the twists and turns of Book 1 of the Osprey Cove Lodge Series. Follow Doug and Catherine’s story to see if there is a “happily ever after” and with whom.

EXCERPT:

It appeared to Catherine as though she had just approached Mr. Darcy’s Pemberly in all its magnificence. Now she knew how Elizabeth felt at her first sighting of Pemberly. But unlike Elizabeth, Catherine thought, there would be no happy ending. This would not become her home one day, as Pemberly had become Elizabeth’s, and live happily ever after. Catherine did not covet the house that lay before her. In fact, Catherine was wealthy enough to buy a home like it, if she so desired. What Catherine did long for was what Pemberly represented to all Jane Austen lovers — the culmination of a beautiful love affair. Catherine was not naive enough to expect her life to be storybook in nature. But she did not expect her life with Doug to disintegrate into shambles just two years after marrying him. She did not understand why it was happening. She did not know how to fix it.

 
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Dating the Wrong Guy: Belmondo (Book 1)

by Bella Rose


While everyone around us was having fun, somewhere between the fourth and fifth cucumber-tonic I felt someone’s gaze on my neck. Joanna kept telling me that Mark Figaro was eyeing me from the moment I passed through the doors. I didn’t really like the guy, I remember. The hockey type, with wide shoulders, evasive jaw and tiny eyes with no personality. During the entire night, he entertained the crowd by displaying his parents’ wealth, which sickened me. No, it wasn’t only his gaze that was itching. There was a sort of optical love triangle going on, stoking up the atmosphere of an already heated college havoc. A triangle between me, Mark Figaro and one mysterious fellow who was standing in the corner of the room all alone: Robert Catano.


The following day was spent in bed. No classes on Saturday, only a mountain of homework, but it had to wait. I was too nauseous to move, my brain too cluttered to focus on the multicellular organisms and double-membrane-bound organelle.

I thought about Mark, how furious I was, praying that his underage pecker would fall off. My skin still smelled of alcohol. Of guilt, too, even though I knew I was not guilty. As always, I was trapped in my own lack of experience, wishing I was older, much older than I was...

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F is for Fake Marriage (Office Secrets Book 4)

by Annie J. Rose


He’s the best bad decision I ever made.
It was only one night.
A business trip.
City lights and passion.
Intense.
Impossible.
He’s my boss.


Too bad I can’t forget the night we spent together in Paris.
It’s hard enough on my own, dealing with my needy sister and pretending I don’t have feelings for Toby.
My genius, alpha male boss with the piercing eyes and rock-hard abs.
We acted like it never happened.
Until I told him about my crazy ex.
The one who’s coming after me.
Speaking of crazy, my hot, delectable boss has the craziest idea.
A fake marriage. To him.
He’ll pretend to be my husband and protect me from my ex.
Insane? Or insanely tempting?
After the hell I went through with my ex, a little sexual healing may be just what I need.

My ex is dangerous. My sister is falling for him, but he’s out to get me.
My life is at risk, and my boss, my lover,—he can never find out.
Because my fake husband is going to be a real daddy.
No matter what it costs me, I’ll keep our baby safe. I’ll never tell him the truth.
He’s the only man I’ll ever love.

He deserves more than a hot mess with a crazy ex and a secret baby.
I’ll never regret what we meant to each other. I’ll cherish our child.
And miss Toby, my irresistible alpha boss for the rest of my life.


F is for Fake Marriage 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 Secrets series but stands alone. Books do not have to be read in order.

 
 
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Keeper: A Hockey Romance (Dallas Devils Book 4)

by June Winters


A fling with a stranger is the 
last thing on Ainsley Carter's to-do list. After a bitter ex exacted a public revenge, the mortified photography major only wants to lay low and heal her wounds. Some Spring break this'll be ...

When Ainsley gets stranded at the club hundreds of miles from home, she's rescued by a tall, hot guy in an expensive suit. But Tanner's no knight in shining armor -- and Ainsley knows she's not the first girl he's brought back to his jaw-dropping penthouse. A kiss or two might be a nice distraction, though, right?

Sorry, ladies. Tanner Vaughn doesn't do relationships -- the heart-breaking goalkeeper is solely committed to stopping pucks for the Dallas Devils. Lately, though, the all-star goalie's game is in the dumps. What's he doing wrong?

Tanner's not used to hearing the word no. But when the girl from out of town leaves the athlete aching, his game rebounds in a big way -- and now he's convinced she's the reason for his success. Only problem? He's got no idea how to find her. Is Ainsley the keeper he's been waiting for?
Keeper is a 90,000 word hockey romance. This standalone novel is the fourth book in the Dallas Devils series. No cheating, no cliffhanger, HEA always guaranteed!

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Always The Hero (Plot Twist, I'm Pregnant Book 2)

by Kelli Callahan


I was alone on the streets when he found me.

My memories were fuzzy.
The life I used to know was gone.
A dark shadow of who I used to be was all I had left.

Logan refused to let me stay there.
He was patient and kind.
He protected me.
And one night, I realized I was falling for him...

But, just when I'm ready to move forward.
My past comes back with a vengeance.
All the things I wanted to forget.
All of the things I tried to escape.

Will they be too much for Logan to handle?
Or is he the hero I need?

It's not just me that needs him now.
Our unborn child needs him even more.

This is a full-length standalone romantic suspense.

 
 
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