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).

Ridorkulous (Dorky Duet Book 1)

by Mary Frame


Awkwardland. It's where I live. And I'm the president, mayor, and sole citizen.

Reese Jackson is living her safest life. This polymath is tired of trying to fit in with a small town that never knows what to do with her. Her absentee family may have forced her into dorm life for her own good, but she goes from her classes to her room and back—no parties, no dates, and no drawing attention.

Until one noisy night, when Reese gets kicked out of her dorm.

Fitz Moreland is living his okayest life. He’s on his own to pay for college, but he’s scraping by with an athletic scholarship and free rent with a friend. If he can keep it together, he’s on track to graduate with a useful degree, especially now that he’s finally said goodbye to his drama-loving ex-girlfriend.

Until one night, when she gets him kicked out of his house.

What happens when there’s one single room left for rent in the entire town and two people who desperately need it? A merrymaking, money-seeking landlord arrives and throws them into a series of ridorkulous challenges to compete for it, of course. It’s the dorky duckling versus the BMOC.

The winner will get a place to live—but the loser may just forfeit their heart.

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Demon King (Claimed By Lucifer Book 1)

by Elizabeth Briggs


I made a deal with the devil. Now he’s claimed me as his mate.

When my best friend goes missing in Las Vegas, there’s only one man I can turn to for help.

Lucas Ifer. Billionaire playboy. CEO of Abaddon Inc. King of Sin City. And…the devil himself?

Lucas—aka Lucifer—agrees to help me, but in exchange he wants one thing: me.

He’s dark, dangerous, and wickedly handsome. Oh, and evil incarnate. I should say no, but I can’t. I’m that desperate.

But when you make a deal with the devil, there's no escaping it. Now he owns my body for seven nights of sin. Even worse, he owns my soul for all eternity.

I’m Persephone being claimed by Hades, and I have no choice but to enter his underworld and become his dark queen.

Is there any light left in that black heart? Or will his darkness consume me?

Demon King is a sinfully sexy Hades and Persephone story with a Lucifer twist, perfect for fans of Laura Thalassa, Amelia Hutchins, Jennifer L. Armentrout, and Sarah J. Maas.

 
 
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Dating My Best Friend: A Second Chance Romance (Forbidden Desires Book 1)

by Annie J. Rose


A Second Chance at First Love.

It's been over a decade since tragedy ripped us apart.
We were just teens, but I never got to tell her I loved her.
Now I'm back in town, and Khloe doesn't want to see me.
Seconds after I walk into her work
I feel the same hot rush of longing I did all those years ago.
I still want her.
But there are secrets in the way.
I'm not the boy I was.
I'm a broken man with demons that chased me back from the Marines.
She's still hurt that I broke my promise.
There's no room in her life for me now.
But this attraction won't be ignored.
Her lush mouth, her touch, they bring light to my dark corners
But my secrets, my past, threaten to scare her off.
I don't know if she can handle what I've become.

I do know I can't stand to lose her again.
Not when I'd do anything to keep her.


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

 
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Blood Ex Libris (Blood & Ancient Scrolls Book 1)

by Raven Belasco


Blood, passion, and swords. And don’t forget flamethrowers. And one librarian, in over her head.

How did I get here: covered in blood and holding a sword I can’t use?

It all started when the dark and mysterious stranger showed up at my children’s reading hour. Of course I noticed him. I’d been single (and bored) for longer than I care to admit. Me, I’m Anushka (Noosh) Rosetti, head librarian.

He turned out to be a vampire. And not just any vampire: Vlad Dracula. Although he goes by another name these days, and he says he’s changed his violent ways. He definitely seemed more of a lover than a fighter. At first.

In a whirlwind of passion and blood-drinking, I made a crucial but impulsive decision: share blood with him a third time, and give up normal human society forever, making my life among the “am’r”—that’s what the vampires call themselves.

The whirlwind just keeps spinning faster. Before I know it, I’m at an am’r summit meeting—and then, abducted by Vlad’s oldest enemy. He’s hoping to use me to undo all of my lover and my new family’s plans to save am’r society from tearing itself apart.

I thought I was just going to archive some ancient books, but somehow I have to keep myself from being used as a pawn by the craziest bad guy ever, escape back to the good guys (and I’m not sure how “good” they really are) across a desert (I don’t even know what country I’m in!) and not be killed in the process. I don’t know how I will survive the next five minutes, never mind save my beloved’s life, too….

Blood Ex Libris is the first book in a brand new, dark urban fantasy series mixing horror, history, and blood-soaked romance featuring a snarky librarian heroine, a sensual but complex hero in the story of a life that unfolds in unexpected ways from humdrum to death-defying thrills, from Middle America to the middle of an unknown desert, surrounded by sword-fighting, explosions, and the ultimate drama of immortals meeting death.

What to expect: Steamy romance with uninhibited language, strong female lead, alpha male, graphic violence, LGBTQ+ characters, graphic violence, and blood feeding imagery.

 
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The Plan: A Sweet and Sexy Rock Star Romantic Comedy (The Creek Water Series Book 3)

by Whitney Dineen


Bead shop owner Amelia Frothingham has been keeping a secret from everyone she knows.

She pretends to be the ultimate care-free bohemian chick, but the truth is, she's the world's biggest control freak. Much to the delight of her Southern family, Amelia's life appears to be smooth sailing. That is, until bad boy rockstar Huck Wiley mysteriously blows into town like a spring tornado.

Like every other woman under eighty with a pulse, Amelia's intrigued. So when Huck starts showing up in her shop with flirtation in mind, she finds herself getting sucked into the rock god vortex. But her previous attempts at long-distance love have always ended on a sour note, so Amelia has vowed never to repeat the experience.

What Amelia doesn't know is that Huck has a secret of his own, and he has no intention of returning to Los Angeles before he's good and ready.

Will Huck stay in town, scattering the beads Amelia has finally gotten sorted? Or will he head back to his glamorous life and take her last chance at spontaneity and love along with him?

Find out in this delicious romcom about love and life in Creek Water, Missouri!

 
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Abigail's Journey (The Catskills Saga Book 1)

by Michael Magness


It’s 1786, Colonial America.


Abigail Chesney has it all; a husband more loving than she could have dreamt, three healthy children, and a house on thriving farmland. She’s happy in her little world until it crashes down around her.


Losing almost everything tests Abby in ways she never expected. Can she learn to accept what she can’t change and trust those she loves? Relying on help from the people of Fitch’s Eddy, a tiny Catskill logging town, Abby discovers her own strength. Will Fate’s cruel blows crush her? Or will love give her a new reason to go on?


Abigail’s Journey -- a heartfelt, sweet, historical romance, where the flavor of the past leaps off the page.

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Husband Material: A Passionate Contemporary Romance (A Summer for Scandal)

by Brenda Jackson


A renowned Hollywood director will fight for the love of his life in this classic, must-read novel from New York Times bestselling author Brenda Jackson!

Husband Material

Matthew Birmingham is used to getting what he wants…and what he wants his ex-wife. When she returns to their Hamptons estate for the summer, he vows to win her back. But Carmen Akins is hiding a tragic secret from their past that will put their reconciliation to the ultimate test.

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Close Quarters (PLAYERS OF MARYCLIFF UNIVERSITY Book 2)

by Jerica MacMillan


She’s strictly off limits

Chris has wanted Megan all summer. And while they’ve flirted, nothing’s ever come of it.

Now she’s living in his house. Her sass and pinup curves right under his nose 24/7.

He doesn’t do relationships, though. And while a hookup might feel good, it’s not worth ruining a good roommate situation. Not in the middle of the football season. He doesn’t have time for that kind of distraction.

But no one else appeals to him as long as she’s around. And the way she responds to him is intoxicating.

When he finally gets a taste, he knows once won’t be enough.

But will she give him a chance despite his reputation?

Or will she go running for the hills?

If you love sexy football players, feisty heroines, and the fun that comes with roommate romances, get Close Quarters today!

 
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Irresistible Billionaires Boxed Set: Books 1-4

by Ashley Bostock


Meet the five irresistible billionaires that readers everywhere are in love with!


These confirmed bachelors aren't looking for love, but sometimes life has other plans. Find out what happens when these powerful men are brought to their knees by the right women.

Available for the very first time in a box set with the first 4 books in the series.
Nothing But Trouble
All Shook Up
The Snow Ball
Work For It

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Dead Souls MC: The Complete Collection

by Savannah Rylan


AVAILABLE FOR A VERY LIMITED TIME.


Motorcycle Romance best selling author, Savannah Rylan, brings you her hottest series to date! The Dead Souls Complete Collection features ten interconnected stories, with hot biker boys and the feisty women who try to tame them.

Kidnapping, murders, money laundering, you name it and these guys have had to handle it. But can they handle the heat when it comes to the women who steal their hearts?

Featuring...

Knox
Grave
Brewer
Rock
Diesel
Cage
Bear
Saint
Ryker
Toxin

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Just Friends: A Best Friends to Lovers Hockey Romance (Dallas Devils Book 5)

by June Winters


Who says guys and girls can't be friends?


Sure, everyone thinks Jax and Piper are secretly in love -- but he's a handsome hockey player who can't be tied down, and she's a bright-eyed entrepreneur who doesn't do hookups. The two roommates know they're better off staying just friendsBest friends.

When Piper needs help promoting her latest business venture, a dating app called Soulmate, "The Big Rig" is happy to loan his hockey fame. The lucky gal who matches with Jax will spend one steamy night with the tall athlete at a luxury spa resort. Just don't get attached.

But months of hard work are ruined when the dating app insists that, out of millions of eligible girls, Jax's best shot at true love is none other than Piper herself. Her followers are outraged, and Soulmate debuts as a dud.

And to make matters worse, one ill-advised but scorching hot kiss has her wondering what the last five years were really about.

Can their friendship ever go back to normal? Do they even want it to?
And are they still on for that romantic night at the spa?

Just Friends is 90,000 words of slow-burnin', best-friend-bonin' hockey romance. This standalone novel is the fifth book in the Dallas Devils series. No cheating, no cliffhanger, HEA always guaranteed

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The Accidental Demon Slayer (Biker Witches Mystery Book 1)

by Angie Fox


New York Times bestseller!

It's never a good day when an ancient demon shows up on your toilet bowl. For Lizzie Brown, that's just the beginning. Soon her hyperactive terrier starts talking, and her long-lost biker witch Grandma is hurling Smuckers jars filled with magic. Just when she thinks she's seen it all, Lizzie learns she's a demon slayer—and all hell is after her.

Of course, that's not the only thing after her. Dimitri Kallinikos, a devastatingly handsome shape-shifting griffin, needs Lizzie to slay a demon of his own. But how do you talk a girl you've never met into going straight to the underworld? Lie. And if that doesn't work how dangerous could a little seduction be…?

 
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Her Irish Daddy: A Dark Mafia Romance (New York Mafia Doms)

by Bianca Cole


He may be dangerous, but I can’t resist the urge to call him daddy.

A secret kink I’ve never explored draws me to an underground club. My new friend and colleague is a regular member and convinces me to join her.What I didn’t know is the place is run by an Irish crime gang. Even worse, the leader of the gang takes an interest in me. Something tells me he’s not used to taking no for an answer. Devlin Murphy is six foot four of pure muscle, plastered in tattoos. He has dark eyes you could lose yourself in and an accent to die for. It seems he has a specific kink, one which strikes a chord with me. He wants me to call him daddy, and I don’t think I can deny him. He will demand my obedience and punish me without mercy. Risking my heart with the devil might get me burned, but will it be worth it?

Her Irish Daddy is the first book in The New York Mafia Doms series by Bianca Cole. This book is a safe story with no cliffhangers and a happily ever after ending. This story has dark themes, hot scenes and bad language. It features an over the top possessive Irish crime boss who loves to dominate.

 

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Career Soldier: Fort Lee Tour of Duty Box Set One

by Tawdra Kandle


The first three books in the sizzling Career Soldier: Fort Lee Tour of Duty series, now in one set!


These are the men of the 94th ID. They fight with honor, they defend their nation and their brothers fiercely, and when they love, they do it with single-minded passion.

Maximum Force
Max Remington has never been anything but a soldier. The oldest son in a family that served our nation for generations, he’d never considered any other path. The army is his life, his home and his one true love.
 Until he meets Samantha Crewe.

Temporary Duty
Kade Braggs grew up wild and free, surfing on a California beach without much ambition, until an impulsive decision led him into joining the Army. What started out as a joke turned into a career, and now he’s a company commander, leading several platoons of soldiers. Still, Kade does it all on his own terms; he plays as hard as he works, and having a good time is non-negotiable.
 Until he meets Leah Samson.

Hitting the Silk
Once upon a time, Delia Rollins was an Army wife, until the unthinkable happened. Now as a young widow and school teacher, she’s vigilant about protecting her heart. Her number one rule for the future? No more military men in her life. She can’t handle the risk. Until she meets Shaw Kincaid.

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A Love Divided: A Scottish Historical Romance (Mary's Ladies Book 1)

by Belle McInnes


Mary Queen of Scots is on the throne, and the frontier between England and Scotland is a powder-keg.

A feisty English heiress...
More interested in raiding into Scotland with the rest of her clan than womanly pursuits like embroidery or finding a husband, Alexandra Graham is a strong-minded English heiress who rides and fights as well as any man. But when a daring rescue goes wrong, she ends up in the dungeons of Scotland's most forbidding castle, prisoner of the notorious Earl of Bothwell and at the mercy of the queen's justice.

A brawny Scottish laird...
As deputy warden responsible for keeping the law on the queen's borderland, Michael Cranstoun is a Scottish laird with a reputation for fair-mindedness and the looks of a viking warrior. But when he meets the beguiling Alexandra, both his life and his honour are at risk - not to mention his affections.

A love divided...
With more than just the border separating them, Alex and Michael are on opposite sides of an ancient divide, and destined for different paths. But a shared love for horses draws them together and kindles a passion that respects no boundaries, endangering more than just their hearts...

:: Set in Mary Queen of Scots' lawless Borderlands, A Love Divided is a stand-alone Scottish historical romance with a HEA. If you like strong heroines, brawny lairds and sweet romance, you'll love the first book in the Mary's Ladies series. Pick up your copy today!

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The Babe Magnet Memoirs: Small Town Romance Box Set

by Violet Paige


Hot, dirty and delicious. These mouth-watering alphas are available in one collection. From billionaires to athletes, find love in a small town and a perfect happily ever after. The Babe Magnet Memoirs from USAT best-selling author, Violet Paige, available now.

The Dirtiest Deal

The Hottest Deal

Cold As Puck

Ranger’s Baby Surprise

Cold As Ice

Delta’s Baby Surprise

Dirty Summer

Sweet Satisfaction

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Working Stiff: Runaway Billionaires #1

by Blair Babylon


Here’s the problem: when Rox was hired, she told her smoking-hot boss Cash that she was married, but she’s not. Now, three years later, she’s kind of accidentally living with him, and he’s being a perfect gentleman, dang it.

Everybody in the office said that Cash was a heartbreaker, that he’d bump her and dump her, so Rox decided not to become a statistic. She went out and bought herself some rings of the finest cubic zirconia so that she could work with Cash, who was several inches over six feet tall, emerald-eyed, ripped, gorgeous, his tailored suit clinging to his athletic body, sporting a British accent, and loaded.

It had seemed like such a good idea at the time.

But now, three years later, she and Cash have become friends. They travel together for work often, and they’re the best of buddies. When Rox gets thrown out of her apartment, Cash insists that she come live with him until they can find her a place because that’s what friends do.

Now, even though everyone insists that Cash never goes after married women, something about him has changed. There are little touches, little slips, and Rox is more and more tempted to tell hunky, gorgeous Cash that she never was married.

And then he’ll take her and break her, and then he’ll walk away, and then she’ll lose her job, and she still hasn’t found a place to live.

And yet, every time he looks at her with mischief in his dark green eyes, every time they’re teasing and it somehow turns into tickling, every time she swats at him and somehow ends up in his arms, she wants so much to risk everything.

What’s a working stiff to do when she falls in love with her friend, the boss?

Includes special sneak peek of Stiff Drink (Runaway Billionaires #2: Arthur).

 
 
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Bad Boy Heaven: A BWWM Bad Boy Romance Novel

by Jamila Jasper


From bestselling author, Jamila Jasper comes an original, sexy standalone novel.

Stop staring at the hot bartender!

Tessa's ill-fated date with a "hotep" (you'll see what I mean) seems to have a positive twist when she meets "her" hot bartender — Phil Tremblay.

Phil is right for her in all the wrong ways and the last guy on earth she should end up with.

He's tattooed, foul-mouthed and can use his hands and tongue to push her to the edge of glory.

Tessa struggles to prove to herself and Phil that they aren't meant to be together.

Fate and the District of Columbia have other plans for her.

Each ill-fated first date with a potential new boo leads back to the bad boy, Phil Tremblay.

Is she in bad boy heaven or single-woman hell?

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Speed Date: A Why Choose Romance

by Stephanie Brother


I thought Speed Dating would be a waste of time, and then my hunky stepbrothers show up with their gorgeous friends Nick and Oscar.


I'm mortified: they might think I'm an easy lay or that any of this is my idea. It's not, I was dragged here by my BFF.


Seven minutes with each man is long enough to find out that Nick and Oscar are funny, charming, and sweet. Their smiles make me blush. And I'd like to meet them again and get to know them better.


It is also enough time to discover my stepbrothers both have the hots for me.


Matthew Harris has the decency and good sense to know we must not do anything about our mutual attraction, not when we live under the same roof.

However, his twin brother, Luke wastes none of his seven minutes on small talk. He wants to take me home to do the filthy things I've only dreamed of.

And I'm tempted to say yes.


How can I choose one of their friends when all four men want me?

Whatever happens, I don't want to mess up my future career as a respectable children's nurse. I just want to settle down and have a big family of my own someday.

SPEED DATE is a sizzling romance with a very happy ever after ending.

*A full-length standalone romance. *No cliffhanger. *No cheating.

 
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Cowboy Daddy

by Kate Swain


She wants out of this town.
I want her in my bed.


Annie is ready to leave Oklahoma behind after losing her dad.
Then I walked into her life in a honky-tonk bar.
I wasn’t about to let her go.

She makes me feel alive again after years as a widower.
I’ve been alone so long.
Now I want to claim her.
Would she give up on going back to the city
To stay with a cowboy?

I saved her during the storm.
Maybe she can save me from myself.
Fierce need threatens the walls I’ve built around my heart.

I have to make her mine.
Even if it means risking my heart.


 
 
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