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).

Empire of Ash: A Passionate Paranormal Romance with Young Adult Appeal (God of Secrets Book 1)

by L. R. W. Lee


Dangerous magic, a dark god, and ancient secrets.

Archaeologist Pellucid Rose discovers THE find of the century when an earthquake hits her Mycenae, Greece dig. But before she can claim it, a dark, dangerous, and very sexy stranger steps from a swirl of shadows claiming she’s loosed a sphinx on the world by translating an ancient secret on one of the scrolls.

What’s more, he insists Secret Magic requires her to go with him to capture the ferocious creature.

Against better judgment, Pell teams up with the hot stranger to discover a world of magic where the impossible is reality, crooked mortals hide corrupt secrets, and mysteries older than myth can kill you. That thought alone makes her heart race, but things get even worse when she discovers he’s hiding world-altering secrets, and only she has what it takes to stop him.

Empire of Ash is the first book in the enthralling God of Secrets paranormal romance series. If you like Sarah J. Maas and Laura Thalassa, you’ll adore L. R. W. Lee’s vulnerable, intimate, and gritty tale of destined lovers, potent sorcery, and unique ancient myth retellings.

Buy Empire of Ash to dive into a secret affair today!

 
 
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Marry Me for Money (Forever After Novel Book 1)

by Mia Kayla


Chicago. New place. New job. No complications. Anywhere to escape my life in my small town of Bowesville. But I can’t escape complications because chaos keeps coming.


When my deadbeat mother and money problems follow me to Chicago, I’m offered a solution that could fix everything. Marry Kent for Money?

Kent, heir to Plack Industries, a customer of mine at the bank and also a spoiled and lazy man-whore, is now my new best friend in a town where I know no one.

But marry him? Could I? Would I? I would.

And now, I realized that the easy way out just made my life harder than before.


*Due to descriptive sexual situations and mature themes, this novel is not intended for readers under the age of 18.*

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The Sham (Convenience Book 1)

by Stella Gray


Our marriage is a sham. I'm the first to admit it. Only privately, of course.


Notorious playboy Luka Zoric needs a wife, and the good PR it brings.

I just need the career boost being his top model will give me. It's a win-win--on paper. But since when has real life been simple?

His jealousy makes me crazy.

The control he maintains over my body is unacceptable.

I really shouldn't be so turned on by it.

But there's more to both me and my husband than meets the eye.

And it isn't long before I'm wondering--which of us has made the bigger mistake?

Book one of three.

 
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The One and Only: A Single Mom Second Chance Romance (Heart of Hope)

by Ajme Williams


NOW AN AMAZON TOP 50 BESTSELLER! 

The man of my dreams abandoned me almost a decade ago.
Now he's back... and I'm planning his wedding.

Seriously, could life get any more brutal?
I'm thinking about what I did to deserve this.
To watch Cade's ring on someone else's finger.
But here's the thing.
I'm the one who got the best gift from him.
His child.
And the crazy part?
Cade doesn't even know that he gave me that gift.

He absolutely cannot find out.
Neither him nor the goddamn press.
His family is toxic.
His dad is a powerful politician and it's his career that's on the line.
Hence, this sham wedding.

I just need to keep my head straight.
Plan the wedding.
Show up to the wedding.
Go home, cry, eat some ice cream and then move on... again.

But what if... during all of this, Cade discovers the one secret that makes us family?

A full-length second chance secret baby romance. High school sweethearts, unforeseen circumstances, inevitable drama...and the sweetest child in the universe, this one tugs at the heartstrings, promising the perfect HEA and absolutely no cliff-hanger! 'The One and Only' is a part of the Heart of Hope series but stands alone. Books do not have to be read in order.

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Earl of Brecken (Wicked Earls' Club) (Once Upon A Widow Book 5)

by Wicked Earls Club


A seductive Welsh earl on the brink of ruin. A wealthy cit in search of a hero.


Miss Evelina Franklin reads too many romance novels. She’s certain a handsome duke—or dashing highwayman—is in her future. In the meantime, Evie entertains herself with the admirers vying for her fortune.

The Earl of Brecken needs cash. His late father left their Welsh estate in ruin, and his mother will not let him rest until it is restored to its former glory. Notorious for his seductive charm, he searches the ballrooms for a wealthy heiress. His choices are dismal until he meets Miss Franklin. Guileless and gorgeous with an enormous dowry, she seems the answer to his prayers. Until his conscience makes an unexpected appearance.

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Secrets of a Duke's Daughter (The Duchess's Investigative Society Book 1)

by Samantha Holt


A duke’s daughter must be prepared for whatever life—and love—throws her way…

Lady Cassandra Fallon is finally ready to take control of her life and join her late mother’s investigative society. She’s more than confident she can do the job—even when her first case involves a potentially deadly scandal. What she’s not quite prepared for is her brother’s attractive (and increasingly distracting) friend acting as her self-appointed bodyguard…

When Lord Luke promised his best friend he’d keep an eye on Cassie, he meant it. But the brazen and entirely too alluring woman she’s become is a far cry from the mischievous, freckled girl she used to be. Luke knows a lowly viscount has no business longing for (or touching) a duke’s daughter. But against all reason…he does…

She craves independence. He only craves her. An epic battle of the sexes is at hand. But will love be enough to get them to happily ever after? Cassie and Luke will soon find out…  

 

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Who Will Save Your Soul: And Other Dangerous Bedtime Stories

by Skye Warren


Features four novellas by New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren. Each standalone story ends in a happily ever after.


WHO WILL SAVE YOUR SOUL
Emily's a pathological liar. When her life is at stake, will anyone believe her?

MAFIA CINDERELLA
One dress. One dance. Lucia has one chance to change her life—and the lives of her family.

BEDTIME STORY
Jessica is on the run when her car breaks down. A small town sheriff can't be her knight in shining armor.

HEAVY EQUIPMENT
Cold. Rough. Merciless. The foreman of the construction crew is going to make her pay every last cent.

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Bound by Redemption (Ravage MC Bound Series Book 8): A Motorcycle Club Romance (Ravage #17)

by Ryan Michele


Micah and Ensley’s story continues…


Redemption.

Micah thought he was on the right path, making amends with the Ravage MC and taking responsibility for his daughter Remy.

Suddenly everything turned on its head.

Now he along with the brothers of the Ravage MC have a serious task.

Figure out who is responsible for the chaos surrounding them.

Can he do this, keep his woman and child safe and prove to the brothers of the MC that he is ready to be a part of their family?

**This book is not a standalone. You must read Bound by Consequences before this book.”

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Man Law: A Romantic Suspense Series (Private Protectors Series Book 2)

by Adrienne Giordano


The sexy, suspense-filled second installment of the Private Protectors series features a tough-as-nails security consultant, his best friend’s widowed sister, and a terrorist determined to destroy them all.

Security consultant Vic Andrews fears nothing.

Except emotional entanglements.

He lives on the edge and by his own rules. Never mess with your best friend’s sister, for one. Especially when that sister is sweet and sexy goddess Gina Delgado.

Vic is strictly a “no strings attached” kind of guy, and a young widow with three kids is guaranteed to tie his heart in all sorts of knots. Too bad other parts of his anatomy aren’t as easily deterred.

Gina is no stranger to men like Vic. Men in love with their dangerous professions. Her firefighter husband may have been a hero, but his bravery is little comfort to Gina now. She refuses to face that kind of loss ever again.

Still, a girl has needs.

And Vic, with his military-hardened body and tender touch, is just the thing she needs to fulfill them. As long as they can keep things casual.

But getting involved with Vic puts Gina at the risk of more than heartbreak. When Vic becomes the target of a terrorist seeking revenge, no one around him is safe. With Gina and her family in a madman’s sights, Vic will break all the rules to keep her close…and keep them all alive.

If you like strong men, smart women, and thrilling danger - read Man Law today!

· "A 5 star fantastic debut read." Night Owl Reviews

· "Filled to the brim with humor, sizzling sexual tension, romance with a love that grows on you." Maldivian Book Reviewer

· “The characters were engaging, the threats kept me jumping, and the romance made my toes tingle.” Fresh Fiction

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My Darling Duke (The Sinful Wallflowers Book 1)

by Stacy Reid


“Lush, beautifully written, and deeply romantic, My Darling Duke will sweep you off your feet. My heart was lost to this couple from the very start.” —Amalie Howard, author of The Beast of Beswick

Miss Katherine Danvers has always been a wallflower. But now, with her family on the brink of financial ruin, she finds herself a desperate wallflower. To save her family, she’ll do anything. Luckily, she has the perfect plan...

She’ll impress the ton by simply announcing she is engaged to the reclusive and mysterious Duke of Thornton, Alexander Masters, and secure strong matches for her sisters. No one has heard from the duke in years. Surely he’ll never find out before her sisters’ weddings, and she can go back to her own quiet life.

Soon, though, everything is out of control. At first, it’s just a few new ball gowns on the duke’s accounts. Then, it’s interviews with reporters eager for gossip. Before she knows it, Katherine has transformed herself into Kitty Danvers, charming and clever belle of the ton—with everyone eager to meet her thankfully absent fiancé.

But when the enigmatic Alexander Masters suddenly arrives in the city, dashing and oh so angry, he demands retribution. Except not in the way Katherine expected…

Each book in the Sinful Wallflowers series is STANDALONE:
* My Darling Duke
* Her Wicked Marquess

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The Carneys Collection: A Boston Irish Dark Mafia Romance

by Sophie Austin


Get lost in the dark, dangerous, and delicious world of The Carneys. Join Boston's richest crime family as they build the glittering Trinity casino and destroy their enemies along the way. The Carney men aren't afraid to get their hands dirty as they claim the women they desire.  Finn, Patrick and Giovanni will leave you aching for more.

The Carney Collection includes over 200,000 words introducing you to the delectable Carney family and their unforgettable, steamy adventures. This collection includes THREE complete books (books 1 - 3) in a six-book series.

The collection features:

Rake
Finn will stop at nothing to protect his family, and that includes taking down naive-yet-determined union organizer Sasha. But when this innocent beauty brings Boston's smartest playboy to his knees, can this enemies-to-lovers pair find their way to lasting redemption? 

Grift
After a scandal forces tough guy Patrick into an arranged marriage with Jessica, a senator's daughter, he's determined to protect her at any cost. But as he unravels the mystery behind the scandal and commits to destroying anyone who has caused his bride pain, one question remains: How will he ever be able to let her go? 


Wild Card
Mafia princess Catriona is beauty, defiance, and sass incarnate. When a rival mafia family kidnaps her to punish the Carneys, they'll stop at nothing to get what they want. Yet Giovanni DeLuca finds his loyalties tested against the wild Irish beauty's charms. Can an enduring love rise from the ashes of their families' hatred? 

Enjoy the The Carney's Collection. Click buy now to escape into their world today. 

 
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Entwined Hearts: A Friends to Lovers Romance

by Dakota Davies


He almost ruined me once. And now, he’s back to try again.  

I’ve suffered through hell and back to keep the life I’ve built. Every single challenge, overcome. Every mountain, climbed. Being at the top of my game means not taking time to look back. There’s no time for regret.

At least, until an old flame returns, threatening to bring my life crashing down. His smile is almost as lethal as the way he crushed my heart into dust. No way am I letting him get close to me again, but he breaks down my barriers one by one, rekindling old feelings that never died.

Little do I know that he’s hiding a secret that has the power to ruin me once and for all. Will I find out what he’s keeping from me before I fall too far?

If you like the heat of Alessandra Torre and the heart of Abbi Glines, you will adore Dakota Davies’ steamy new trilogy.

Download this addictive second-chance romance today!

♥ Entwined Hearts is a slow-burn, intense romance wrapped up in a suspenseful, beautiful love story. It’s the first book in a new series and should be read first. ♥

 

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Dragon Riders MC Series: Books 1-5

by Savannah Rylan


Motorcycle Romance best selling author, Savannah Rylan, brings you another series full of delicious biker boys and the sassy women who win their hearts.

Murder and kidnapping all while fighting a rival gang.
Life ain't easy being a Dragon Rider.
But fire destroys everything in its path.
And these boys know how to burn.

Link

She follows the law.
I break it.


Joanna is a damsel in distress.
And hell, if I ain't her knight.
She's a lawyer, and I'm deep in the MC life.
We're complete opposites,
But the way her hips sway?
They don't know the difference.
Her body calls to me, and I'm not saying no.
She knows I'm no good for her.
But when her sister is in trouble, and she needs my help?
Suddenly we're on the same team.
Rules are meant to be broken.
And we're breaking all of them.

Bowser

She's off-limits.
Definitely.


So why can't I get Hope out of my mind?
Joanna's little sister means trouble for me.
Link told me to keep an eye on her.
And I like what I see.
But in order to keep her,
I have to end Skeleton.
Forever.
The Red Pythons will help out.
We'll destroy him from the inside.
And then Hope can be mine.
Right?

Ash

No one will touch her.

Hannah is feisty AF.
She's sassy and got a fire in her,
That sets my sheets ablaze.
But she's got a past.
Hell, we all do.
Her's involves an asshole ex,
I'm going to have to deal with.
She's not willing to take any risks with him around.
And my girl can't feel like that.
So I'll end him.
Simple.
Except nothing's simple in the club life.

Knuckles

Ride or die.

That's what they say right?
Well right now, I don't know which to do.
When Melanie shows up I know I'm in trouble.
She was my foster sibling once.
Off-limits.
And now she's on her own.
No family.
Nobody to care for her.
Except me.
I always knew there was something more to us.
But I didn't know she'd be mine forever.

Sly
I'm not supposed to love her.
I didn't even try.
When I met Tara I didn't know she was Chains' little sister.
The cop who's investigating our club.
She's not involved in any of this.
She's the Juliet to my Romeo.
And I'd do anything for her.
But when the club decides to take down Skeleton once and for all,
I know I can't put this innocent beauty in harm's way.
Once he's dead?
She's mine.
 

 
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Lessons In Love: A Student Teacher Romance (Study Abroad Book 1)

by Jessica Peterson


Studying abroad just got a whole lot sexier...

On my first outing in Madrid, I never thought I’d end up spending the hottest night of my life in the arms of a gorgeous Spaniard. Rafael Montoya is everything study abroad dreams are made of: sexy, sophisticated, and really good with his hands. As the sun comes up over the city, he gives me the kiss to end all kisses.

And then he disappears.

I’m crushed. But it wouldn’t be the first time a guy has ghosted me.

I really need to focus on my studies while I’m here in Madrid anyway. My Spanish is practically nonexistent, and my grades show it.

My program assigns me a new tutor. But when I walk into the room to find none other than Rafa waiting for me, I almost have a heart attack.

Even crazier? I find out I gave him the wrong number. He wants to take me out. Show me his beloved Madrid. More than that, he wants to extend our classroom lessons into the bedroom, too.

I should keep my distance. I’m heading back to the states at the end of the semester. Why fall for someone if it will inevitably end in heartbreak?

But this Spaniard wants me. And he’ll stop at nothing until I’m his.

LESSONS IN LOVE is a STANDALONE romance in the STUDY ABROAD series. The books in this series are complete standalones with interconnected characters, and can be read in any order.

 
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Evers & Afters (Dare With Me Series Book 2)

by J.H. Croix


A swoon-worthy romance from USA Today Bestselling Author J.H. Croix!

A broody ex-military pilot and a sunshiney barista take opposites attract to the next level.

Elias is not the kind of guy who’d fall for me. He’s grumpy, and he’s need-a-fan hot. I totally have a thing for him.

My romance radar is broken, and I’m still smarting from my last epic disaster in dating. I’m better off giving up any hope of romance.

Except I want it all: happily-ever-after and a family to boot. My stupid biological clock is ticking. Loudly.

In a turn of events I did not expect, Elias saves me from a porcupine burglar and kisses me. No one is this small town is as surprised as me. Even more shocking, he wants more. And more.

Elias & Cammi’s story is perfect for readers who love small town romance and opposites attract stories with grumpy/broody heroes who fall for smart, sassy heroines.


*A full-length, standalone romance.

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Donati Bloodlines: Part One

by Bethany-Kris


They’re not star-crossed—they’re impossible.


Bought and soon-to-be delivered, Emma Sorrento will be the next wife of a New York Don decades her senior. Not by choice, but as a mafia princess—was there ever one?

But the soul-black eyes of the man tasked with ensuring her safe arrival to the wedding of her nightmares tempts her like no other. In the worst possible way.

Calisto Donati. He’s entirely forbidden. The nephew of the man she’s supposed to marry. And just a touch from him could get her killed.

Is it worth it?

Now Emma has two problems. Saving herself from a marriage to a man she doesn’t want, and not falling in love with the one she does.

NOTE: The Donati Bloodlines trilogy includes THREE parts that should be read in order—part one and two end on a cliffhanger, and part three is a HEA.

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The Price We Pay (The Path of Temptation Book 1)

by Auryn Hadley


Everyone wants to give in to temptation, but no one wants to pay the price.

I was a child when my father surrendered me to the Temple of All Gods. No one gave me a choice. No one even bothered to explain. I was simply tossed aside, unwanted.

That was the day the God of Temptation claimed me as his.

Now, I'm studying how to become the perfect priestess. Life in the temple means embracing my emotions and learning to harness each type of desire. Power, fear, lust, and rage are the most common, but not the only ones. Each has a power. Each has its place. I just have to figure out which kind of priestess I'll become.

Before I decide, I have questions - yet no one seems willing to give me answers. My only option is to leave it in my god's hands. This won't be easy, and my instructors think I'm a fool, but Temptation has been listening. Asking. Offering it all.

In exchange, he intends to use me.

I have demands. The priest and priestess who took me in have become my family. The guys? They taught me to love. How am I supposed to give this up? Why should I? Not even a god can make me walk away from them! All I have to do is stand my ground.

In this temple, there's always a temptation.
The question is if I'm stubborn enough to resist...
Or brave enough to pay a god's price.


Possible Triggers: Minor bullying, some sexual harassment, consensual pain and battery. Minor violence.


Book 1 of 5 - Release scheduled - Feb 19, 2021

 
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Push the Envelope (Blythe College Book 1)

by Rochelle Paige


Looking for an alpha male in your new adult romance read?

 You just found one.

 
"I love alpha males.... Yes I know Alpha males are the in thing but they need to be done right and in this book Drake is perfect." -Aurora Rose Reynolds, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of the Until Series

Alexa is just your average college junior, attending classes and piloting Mile High Club charter flights. Boys haven't been on her radar for a couple years after a disastrous breakup with her high school sweetheart. Her plans to focus on school hit a bit of a snag when she meets bad-boy Drake Bennett and he sets his sights on making her his own.    

Drake transferred to Blythe College for the rugby team, not for a new assortment of college girls. He's sexy and cocky, and he attracts women like moths to a flame. When he meets Alexa, Drake knows he's met his match. She tries to resist him, but Drake isn't used to taking no for an answer. 

This is the first book in the Blythe College series. Push the Envelope does not have a cliffhanger.

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Edge of Eighteen: A Slow Burn Summer Camp Love Story

by Melinda Hazen


At first, Devin was just an innocent summer crush. But then my feelings for him began to deepen. And I realized he was showing interest in me, too. Except Devin isn’t allowed to like me.

My best friend Lauren and I were away at Camp Pines by the Lake before starting college in the fall.

It was exciting when I met Luke on day one, and he was definitely into me. Camp last year wasn’t enjoyable. So, spending the summer with Luke seemed like it could be fun.

Then just like that, who I wanted changed.

You know that moment when you see a guy’s face for the first time and he’s just so beautiful that it takes your breath away? Or what about when your fingers brush against each other’s and you feel tingles? That was all happening to me every time I saw the guy with the longish surfer hair and crystal blue eyes. His name tag finally revealed his name: Devin.

I managed to get some intriguing information about Devin from my cabin counselor. After that, all I’d hoped for were some chances to be around him—so he might get to know me.

It was completely unexpected, yet thrilling, when we got to talk during a terrible rainstorm that’d left us completely alone together. I ended up sharing my feelings about being an adoptee and wanting to find my birth mom. And eventually, I learned of his own troubled past.

The problem is now I like Devin more than I should. And an even bigger issue is that my birthday isn’t until the end of July, which means I’m still seventeen.

*** Edge of Eighteen is a standalone New Adult/YA contemporary romance novel. It is recommended for ages 17+ ***

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Safe Haven: A Sweet Small Town Romance (The Protectors Book 1)

by Leeanna Morgan


Fans of Robyn Carr's Virgin River series will love this small-town, feel-good romance!

Hayley Elliott will do anything to keep her mom safe. Her sister has found a cure for Alzheimer’s and their mom is living proof that the supplement works. Hiding from the people looking for the supplement’s formula is impossible. When the threat to their lives becomes deadly, she has no option but to trust a man who’s living with a secret more dangerous than her own. 

Tank has spent his life protecting people. He works for one of the most successful security companies in the world, makes more money than most people see in a lifetime, and has a past that no one can ever know about. 

With more at stake than their own lives, Tank and Hayley have to decide what is more important—protecting the past or risking everything for love.

SAFE HAVEN is the first book in The Protectors series and can easily be read as a standalone. All of my series are linked so you can find out what happens to your favorite characters in other books. Happy reading!

Praise for Leeanna Morgan’s books: 

“I am addicted to Leeanna Morgan's books! The only problem with them is that I hate coming to the end of one, and can't wait for the next good read. I love how she weaves the characters together, and draws you right into their lives. If you haven't discovered her, please do give her books a try. You won't be disappointed, except for not having found her sooner!” 

“I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I couldn't put it down. I purchased it today and finished it just now. Captivating story from beginning to end. Definitely a five star book.” 

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