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review 2017-02-22 22:58
Good suspense!
Small Town Justice (Love Inspired Suspense) - Valerie Hansen

Small Town Justice is my first book by Valerie Hansen.  I was very pleased with this well-written book.  Jamie and Shane's story is full of suspense, drama, humor and a tiny hint of spice.  There are no sex scenes in this book.  I especially liked the characters, they are fantastic.  I enjoyed Small Town Justice and would be happy to read more from Valerie Hansen in the future.  This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.


I read a print copy of this book.

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review 2017-02-04 00:07
Awesome Suspense!
Bounty Hunter Guardian (Love Inspired Suspense) - Diane Burke

Bounty Hunter Guardian by Diane Burke is a suspenseful, well-written book.  Amanda and Chance's story is full of drama, action and amazing characters.  Ms Burke has done a masterful job of creating a book that you don't want to put down.  I enjoyed Bounty Hunter Guardian and look forward to reading more from Diane Burke in the future.  This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.


I read a print copy of this book.

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review 2016-08-12 00:00
Hidden Motive (Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense #95) (originally The Crystal Cavern)
Hidden Motive (Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense #95) (originally The Crystal Cavern) - Hannah Alexander Cover: Eerie
Rating: 5 sparkling stars
Overall: Thrilling!
Characters: Mysterious
Plot: The suspense built right up until the end!
Page Turner: Yes!
Series Cont.? N/A
Recommend: Yes!
Source: Library

Short Review:
This is one of the best LIS books I have read lately, and even over all one of my favorites! The mystery was enough to keep me wondering until the end. Exciting, yet swoon worthy at times, a perfect combination! My little sister (age 8) started reading it over my shoulder at about half way through, and I finally had to let her finish, so I could enjoy it at my own pace! (She's a speed reader!) Sadly she spoiled it, but I still enjoyed the surprise of how they were about to get out of some tight spots at the end!

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text 2015-07-29 15:47
She got a Stalker!
Friends without Benefits: Knitting in the City, Book 2 - Penny Reid,Devra Woodward
Get Lucky (Tall, Dark and Dangerous Series #9) - Suzanne Brockmann
The Strongest Steel - Scarlett Cole
Wild Man - Kristen Ashley
Absolutely, Positively - Jayne Ann Krentz
Mr. Perfect - Linda Howard
Just Good Friends - Rosalind James
Lover Undercover - Samanthe Beck
Fiancé by Friday - Catherine Bybee
Keeping Guard (Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense #234) - Christy Barritt

The theme of having a stalker is very common in Contemporary Romance Novesl. Sadly, it is also common in life.


While this isn't my favorite theme because the heroines often have resources and assistance that women often don't, I understand the fantasy appeal of breaking free of such a horrible situation. 


I tend to like the love stories where the hero is being stalked and the heroine saves him.


Here are some wonderful examples of Romance Novels with this theme.


My lists are never in any particular order. Enjoy! 



1.  Friends Without Benefits by Penny Reid


Elizabeth Finney is almost always right about everything: the musical merits of boy bands are undervalued by society, “benefits” with human Ken dolls are better without friendship, and the sun has set on her once-in-a-lifetime chance for true love. But when Elizabeth’s plans for benefits without friendship are disarmed by the irritatingly charismatic and chauvinistic Nico Manganiello- her former nemesis- she finds herself struggling to maintain the electric fence around her heart while avoiding electrocution or, worse, falling in love. 


2. Get Lucky by Suzanne Brockmann


An unlikely state of affairs. For Navy SEAL Lucky O'Donlon was the original love-'em-and-leave-'em guy. Used to women swooning at his feet. So how could it be that the frustratingly attractive journalist Sydney Jameson had nothing to offer him but one very cold shoulder?


Well, two could play at this game. But first things first--he and Sydney had a job to do.

They had to get their man.


Then there would be time enough for him to get his woman....


3. The Strongest Steel by Scarlett Cole


Harper Connelly never expected to find herself outside of a tattoo parlor at one in the morning. The scars that decorate her back are just one more reminder of things she'd rather forget, the past she wants to leave far behind her, but before she can move on she needs him


Trent Andrews has his own reasons for specializing in inking over scars. And there's no way in hell he's going to turn Harper away. Not when a swirling mix of tenderness and desire slams into him every time her sees her. Being with Harper is like going 10 rounds in the ring-exhilarating, powerful, and dangerous. She stirs feeling in him he thought were long gone... if he can only get past her carefully constructed defenses.


Running was the only thing that saved Harper last time, but each session at Second Circle Tattoos brings her closer and closer to Trent. His lingering touches seduce her, making her believe in a life without fear, where she can be happy, whole, in love. But when cryptic messages start appearing on Harper's phone, strange deliveries arrive at her door, and Second Circle is vandalized, Harper is convinced that her ex-boyfriend has tracked her down, and worse, that he knows about Trent. She ran from her past once before, this time will she have the strength to fight back?


4. Wild Man by Kristen Ashley


While filling her display case in her bakery, the bell over the door sounds and Tessa O’Hara looks up and sees the man of her dreams. Within thirty seconds he asks her out for a beer. Thirty seconds later, she says yes. But after four months of falling in love, she discovers he’s an undercover DEA Agent investigating the possibility she’s involved in her ex-husband’s drug business 

Obviously Tess decides this means it’s over. 

But DEA Agent Brock Lucas disagrees. A man on a mission who’s really committed to his job, he’s spent years in the underbelly of Denver with the dregs of society. And spending four months with Tess who’s as sweet as her cupcakes, he seriously enjoyed his job. But during Tess’s interrogation, Brock learns the devastating secret Tess is carrying and he’s determined to be the man who helps her heal as well as take her back as she walks on the wild side. 

As wild and sweet mix, they face challenge after challenge of family struggling with history and terminal illness. Not to mention, Tess’s ex-husband, the drug lord and Brock’s ex-wife, who has a very big playbook are scheming to tear them apart. 

But Brock Lucas has wild in him and once in his past on the trail of vengeance he let that wild loose, making a mistake that he would have no idea years later will put his sweet Tess in the position to pay his penance.


5. Absolutely, Positively by Jayne Ann Krentz


Molly Abberwick, trustee of her father's foundation and owner of Seattle's Abberwick Tea & Spice Company, has every intention of firing her new consultant. True, he's brilliant, sexy, and fascinating, but he's also arrogant, over-bearing and impossible. Dr. Harry Stratton Trevelyan has his own plans. To Molly's shock, he proposes a no-strings attached affair. Molly can't believe that he thinks there is any such thing as a simple, no-commitment relationship. But there is this strange attraction between them... Turns out Harry Trevelyan has a secret side. It involves paranormal premonitions and his family of composed of carnival illusionists, daredevils and psychics. Before Harry and Molly can find a way to overcome their personal issues, violence and a mysterious stalker crash into their lives. Now these two mis-matched people will have to find a way to work together to survive.


6. Mr. Perfect by Linda Howard


What would make the perfect man? That's the delicious topic that heats up the proceedings at a certain table of professional women at their favorite restaurant. What qualities would he have? Would he be tall, dark, and handsome? Caring and warmhearted—or would just muscular do? Jaine Bright and her three girlfriends start off with the basics: he'd be faithful and reliable, the responsible type, and have a great sense of humor.

But as the conversation picks up momentum, so do the quartet's requirements for Mr. Perfect as and they write down a tongue-in-cheek checklist that's both funny and racy. The next thing they know, the List, as it has come to be called, becomes an overnight sensation, spreading through their company like wildfire and grabbing the interest of local newspapers and television coverage. No one expected this avalanche of attention for something that began as a joke among friends. But the joke turns deadly serious when one of the four women is murdered...

The prime suspect in the case is the victim's boyfriend, who was one of a number of men who found the List sexist and offensive. An impenetrable alibi gets him off the hook, but a deadly stalker targets the three remaining friends. Now, with the help of Jaine's neighbor, an unpredictable police detective, the puzzle must be solved as the dream of Mr. Perfect becomes a chilling nightmare.


7. Just Good Friends by Rosalind James


Kate Lamonica isn’t Koti James’s type. Too small. Too dark. And heaps too much work. So it’s an easy bet that he can be her friend for six weeks without making a move on her, no matter what his mates would have said. 

Kate can’t believe she’s made the bet at all. New Zealand had seemed like the perfect escape from the stalker who’d threatened first her peace of mind, and then her life. She doesn’t need any more trouble, so why has she agreed to spend time with a Maori rugby player who’s far too handsome and charming for his own good—and knows it? But there’s more than one game Koti’s good at playing ... 


8. Lover Undercover by Samanthe Beck


Yoga instructor Kylie Roberts is the good twin. At least she was--until an accident forces Kylie to step into her twin's sexy stilettos at a posh Hollywood "men's club." But nothing could've prepared Kylie for the dead body in the club's parking lot or the ridiculously hot detective who insists the killer is targeting her regulars. 

Detective Trevor McCade needs Kylie's help to draw out the killer. It means long nights undercover and long dances where Kylie's body tempts him with sensual promises. Dances that leave them both wanting more. But despite Kylie's hidden identity and the danger lurking in the shadows, it's only a matter of time before Kylie and Trevor take this undercover operation under the covers...


9. Fiancé by Friday by Catherine Bybee


Gwen Harrison:
The beautiful, high-born daughter of an English duke came to America to take over her sister-in-law’s matchmaking business. But just because she’s the boss doesn’t mean she can’t fantasize about making her own perfect match with bodyguard Neil MacBain. Will the enigmatic man who haunts her dreams cost her more than she bargained for?


Neil MacBain:
The retired Marine can’t deny the effect blue-blooded Gwen has on his troubled soul or his battle-hardened body. But as a client, Gwen is off-limits—until a threat from Neil’s past returns…and Gwen is caught in the crossfire. Now to keep her safe he will risk it all: his career, his life…and his heart.


10.  Keeping Guard by Christy Barritt


Her anonymous stalker's threats are getting scarier and scarier. Now Kylie Summers fears for her life. She flees her home for the protection of a former military man in a small Virginia town. But her brother's handsome best friend already has a long list of obligations. Kylie knows she's intruding on Nate Richardson's life. Even though he promises to keep her safe, Nate's keeping her at arm's length emotionally. Until her stalker emerges from the shadows, forcing Nate to choose between keeping guard over his wary heart—or Kyli


Vote for the best of the best on my Goodreads list: She got a Stalker! 

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review 2015-02-03 05:41
Fugitive Trackdown


Title:  Fugitive Trackdown (Love Inspired Suspense)

Author:  Sandra Robbins

Pages:  224

Year:  Feb 2015

Publisher:  Love Inspired

Claire Walker begins tracking down a fugitive after her father’s passing and learning the amount of debt owed by the business by bail jumpers.  Claire is very much living unprepared in her new though temporary life as her education as a librarian gives her little real life experience.  Claire’s best friend, Jessica, is a former police officer with her family’s fugitive recovery company a wonderful fit, but Claire just can’t ask her friend to help for reasons readers will discover.

The tracking down of a fugitive leads to a lost romance memory when she is aided unwillingly by Adam, Jessica’s brother.  Adam, a former soldier, has the training and knowledge he uses for the family business, but where has Adam’s faith gone since he last spoke to Claire?  When Claire and Adam are facing a life threatening experience their hearts, hurts and spiritual lives come out in the open.

I enjoyed reading the tension in the story between Claire and Adam because each had a stubborn, individual streak that caused sparks to fly in their friendship.  There is adventure, danger, along with a strong faith message which just filled my heart with joy as I completed the tale.  Don’t miss this great novel when cuddled under a warm blanket!

My rating is 5 stars.

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255. “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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