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ROAMING WILD by Tracey Devyln

Roaming Wild (Steele Ridge Book 6)Roaming Wild by Tracey Devlyn

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Series: Steele Ridge,  #6

Source: I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.



  • Publication date: June 20, 2017
  • Publisher: Steele Ridge LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0716VZQYN



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Product Description

She’s loved him forever…

The last thing traveling nurse Evie Steele expects to find aboard theRV housing her mobile health clinic is her brother’s best friend. As always,Deke’s close proximity stirs her forbidden desires and long-suppressed dreams.But his sudden reappearance in her life and curious interest in herpatients makes Evie wonder what he’s hiding.

…but now his secrets could destroy them both.

Special agent Deke Conrad is in big trouble. Not only does he have athing for his friend’s little sister, but what should be aroutine mission is turning into a tour of temptation and survival. Hefooled himself into thinking he could keep the beautiful and dynamic Eviein the dark while he used the cover of her Med Mobile to track down a mercilesswildlife trafficker. But he didn’t anticipate the lure of her scent or thewarmth of her smile…or the string of dead bodies littering their path.

When Evie winds upin his enemy’s crosshairs, Deke must unleash every weapon in his arsenal tosave her, including his heart. But will he be too late?


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My thoughts:

ROAMING WILD by Tracey Devlyn is an amazing Romantic Suspense. “Steele Ridge” Book 6 , but can be read as a stand alone. If you enjoy family saga, then I’d suggest reading the other 5 books in the series. However, not necessary to enjoy this story.

The hero was a ruggedly sexy, strong and a protective, alpha male. The heroine was feisty, brave and brazen, a true heroine. I loved Evie and Deke, their story was intriguing in itself, but when added in the suspense, and mystery, WOW!

The conflict was enough to keep me turning pages. I was emotionally invested from the first page to the last. The plot flowed seamlessly and continuingly. Fast paced and action packed with conflict, danger around every corner and the wildlife aspect was a plus for me. I enjoyed the fact Evie had issues, with panic attacks, as one who suffers from them occasionally, the author nailed it!

An intriguing story with all the drama, emotions, conflict, suspense, mystery and romance a great Romantic Suspense should have to impress readers and keep them returning to Steele Ridge. Simply flawless, in my humble opinion!

A must read for Romantic Suspense lovers, and fans of the “Steele Ridge” saga. Tracey Devlin is one of my favorite Romantic Suspense authors. She writes such thrilling, page turning stories, with emotional turmoil, as well as family oriented stories. The twists and turns were surprising, intriguing, and impressive. Another hit for Tracey Devlin!! Can’t wait to visit “Steele Ridge” again, and learn what is in store for readers and the Steele family. I adore the Steele family!

Rating: 4. 5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR


Reunited with the P.I. by Anna J. Stewart…..a review

Reunited with the P.I. (Honor Bound #2)Reunited with the P.I. by Anna J. Stewart

publication: May 9th 2017 by Harlequin Romantic Suspense
ISBN: 0373402120 (ISBN13: 9780373402120)



Summary from Goodreads:

In this Honor Bound romance, a perilous change of heart looms for two former lovers…

Exactly why should P.I. Vince Sutton take his ex-wife’s case? Because she, assistant district attorney Simone Armstrong, put his brother in jail? Because the ambitious spitfire still drives him crazy? No, he’ll take it because -The Avenging Angel- makes him a deal he can’t refuse. Sparks fly when Vince works all-too-closely with Simone to locate her missing key witness…but in the process, they are drawn into a cold case. As much as he tries, Vince can’t deny that he’s never gotten over beautiful Simone, but can he admit his feelings to her–and himself? And can he save her from the danger that’s heading their way?

My Thoughts

Wow. That’s my first thought after reading REUNITED WITH THE P.I. This is part of the Honor Bound series and follows MORE THAN A LAWMAN. However you do not have to read MORE THAN A LAWMAN to follow Reunited with the P.I. I will say that I think there are things within this story that will draw you to read the first book and to continue reading this series, there’s more going on than just a romance! Fans of Harlequin’s Romantic Suspense line know these are great suspenseful books, but REUNITED WITH THE P.I. also has a lot of emotional pull. The characters are well written and realistic. The story pulls you in from page one and doesn’t let go, even after the last page is turned. I’ve been thinking about this story for days. I want more honestly. I want to see these characters again. I can’t wait for Simone’s friend Allie to get her own story. And now I want to read MORE THAN A LAWMAN. There is a mystery written within REUNITED WITH THE P.I. that will leave you on the edge of your seat. This series, Honor Bound, does have a connected story-line that unites the characters and stories. One that will have you eager to read all the stories and ready for the next story to arrive. Highly recommend Anna J. Stewart’s REUNITED WITH THE P.I. to anyone seeking a great romance with a suspenseful story and characters that leave you feeling as if you know them. This was one of those perfect reads that had it all and left you wanting more. Now if only Ms. Stewart would write faster so I can get my hands on the next story I’d be good. A perfect Keeper Shelf story!

Rating: 5

Heat Rating: Mild
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Check out this review of Friendly Fire (the Echo Platoon Series, Book 3)

Here is a review by April:

FRIENDLY FIRE by Marliss Melton
Genre: Contemporary romance /Romantic Suspense
Series: The Echo Platoon #3
Source: Received for an honest review from the

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GIDEON by Cherry Adair…a review



Genre: Romantic Supense

Series: Lodestone #2

Source: Received for an honest review from the author

  • Series: Lodestone
  • Paperback: 454 pages
  • Publisher: Adair Digital (March 22, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1937774635
  • ISBN-13: 978-1937774639

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T-FLAC is back in an exciting action-adventure romance filled with danger, subterfuge and steamy, red-hot attraction. NO MEMORY OF HIS PAST Powerful cartel leader Sin Diaz lives a dangerous life filled with secrets and lies, and surrounded by people who claim to have known him all his life. Yet flashes of another life, totally unrelated to the jungles of Cosio, hang tantalizingly on the edges of his memory. He’ll trust no one until he remembers his true past. NO VISIONS FOR HER FUTURE T-FLAC operative Riva Rimaldi’s mission is simple. Go undercover, learn terrorist Escobar Maza’s agenda, then kill him. But when the helicopter she’s on crashes deep in the jungle she finds herself in the wrong hands. Is the sexy as hell leader of the ANLF, Sin Diaz, the enemy of her enemy, worse than Maza himself? TOGETHER THEY HOLD THE KEY Sin and Riva must work together to stop a madman who will go to any lengths to attain his terrifying goal. But can they unravel the truth in time? The countdown clock is ticking. What they don’t know could get them killed.

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GIDEON by Cherry Adair is a fast paced, action packed Romantic Suspense. #2 in the “Lodestone” series, but can be read as a stand alone. I would suggest reading #1 “Hush”, just because this is an outstanding series, thus far. Another, T-FLAC novel. Thrills and chills, twists and turns, as well, passion, suspense, and romance. A roller- coaster of a thrill ride from beginning to the end and beyond.

Well written with tantalizing scenes, vivid descriptions, charismatic characters, adventure, action, and of course a track through the Jungle with an enemy on their trail (the reader can almost taste, feel and smell the Jungle). The H/H is awesome, oh wait, they are engaging, charismatic, energetic and did I mention passionate, in more ways than just sex. Although, the sensual tension is just as awesome, as well. A keeper! Another hit from another awesome Romantic Suspense author! Well done! I look forward to the next installment of this high-octane adventure. The  T-FLAC team is a tough as nails unit. Another hit from Cherry Adair. Highly recommended for Romantic Suspense fans and anyone who enjoys a thrill-ride packed full of action, romance and love. Any more heat and action and the pages would be on fire. Simply, breathless and priceless!! If you only pick up one Romantic Suspense, this month, let it be “Gideon”, you will not regret your choice!

*Received for an honest review from the author*

Rating: 5

Heat rating: Hot

Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More




Genre: Romantic Suspense

Series: A KGI novel #9

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher.


  • Series: A KGI Novel (Book 9)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley (June 24, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425263789
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425263785


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The Kelly Group International (KGI): A super-elite, top secret, family-run business. Qualifications: High intelligence, rock-hard body, military background. Mission: Hostage/kidnap victim recovery. Intelligence gathering. Handling jobs the U.S. government can’t…

Eden is said to be one of the most beautiful women in the world. Her face has graced countless magazines and her body has sold millions of dollars of clothing. But her fame and beauty has earned her more than she ever imagined. Evil is stalking her, determined to extinguish the ethereal beauty forever.

Swanson or “Swanny” as his teammates call him is always up for the next mission. He came back from Afghanistan wounded and scarred. Hardly the kind of man who even belongs in the same room with Eden. And yet there’s something about the quiet beauty that stirs his blood and makes him dream of the impossible. Because Beauty loving the Beast only happens in fairy tales and KGI doesn’t deal in fairy tales. Ever.

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WHEN DAY BREAKS by Maya Banks is an action-packed Romantic Suspense. #9 in “A KGI Novel” series, but can be read as a stand alone with re-appearing characters.

**”The Kelly Group International (KGI): A super-elite, top secret, family-run business.
Qualifications: High intelligence, rock-hard body, military background.
Mission: Hostage/kidnap victim recovery. Intelligence gathering. Handling jobs the U.S. government can’t…”**

Meet, Eden Sinclair, a beauty and being stalked. Swanson “Swanny”,a wounded, scarred Afghanistan hero.

Fast paced tale of intrigue, danger, passion, and “Beauty loving the Beast”. Another page turner from this author. I could not put it down. An awesome sexually, sensual romantic suspense story and beyond. Not just a tale of evil stalking beauty, but a tale of a wounded warrior and his beautiful assignment and the love found between the two. Beauty is not just skin deep but everlasting within and without. An absolute joy to read! Heart-pumping and gut-wrenching but very fulfilling. A thrill-ride! Received for an honest review from the publisher.

Rating: 4.5

Heat rating: Hot

Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More


STEAL MY HEART by Lisa Eugene



Twitter at @lisaeugene43

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Series: Washington Memorial Hospital #2

Source: Received for an honest review.

  • Series: Washington Memorial Hospital #2
  • Paperback: 287
  • Publisher: Dakota Press (November 18, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1490583


Maggie Lawson is an OR nurse, a certified germaphobe! She likes to keep things clean and orderly. When she meets Ex-Navy SEAL, Gabe Masters, he’s disguised as a dingy dirty hobo. She cringes as she’s forced to use her nursing skills to revive him. She soon finds that he’s a ‘dirty boy’ in more ways than one! After being forced to do his bidding, she unwittingly gets entangled in a dangerous, fast-paced, sexy adventure that tests the boundaries of her spirit and the capacity of her heart. Gabe’s passion spirals her to unimaginable heights. She soon starts to wonder if he is the real danger. Will she succumb to this ‘dirty boy’ who’s keeping secrets about his past, or will she chose to keep things clean?


STEAL MY HEART by Lisa Eugene  is a fast paced Romantic Suspense novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat and the pages flying!   It is #2 in Eugene’s Washington Memorial series, but can be read as a stand alone. It is not necessary to read the series in order.

STEAL MY HEART is the love story of Maggie Lawson and ex-Navy SEAL, Gabe Masters.  Maggie is a germ-a-phobic nurse who accidentally becomes involved in a dirty and dangerous adventure with Gabe Masters.  At first she is forced to help Gabe through her nursing skills.  Then, she is forced to assist Gabe by gunpoint.  It doesn’t take long, however, for her to willingly assist the ruggedly handsome, enigmatic ex-SEAL because the chemistry between the two is explosive.

The love scenes in STEAL MY HEART are sizzling.  The suspense will have you enthralled, and you’ll find this book hard to put down.   Eugene will have you guessing until the end.

STEAL MY HEART is full of suspense, danger, and romance.  This was my first Lisa Eugene book and I loved it.  I don’t usually read books with graphic love scenes, but I did enjoy this one because of the generous mixture of mystery in the story.  It is definitely for mature readers.  This is a great book for anyone who enjoys suspense, mystery, and lots of sizzling romance.   Received for an honest review.



REVIEWED BY: Molly Waters

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Review~ In the Arms of a Stranger by Virginia Kelly

Title: In The Arms of a Stranger

(Sequel to Dancing in the Dark novella)

Author: Virginia Kelly


Publisher: Entangled Ignite

Publication Date: October 28, 2013


Genre: Suspense/Romance

Source: Received for an honest review.

Book Description Courtesy of Amazon:

A dangerous man on the run…

Wounded and accused of treason, CIA operative JP Blackmon is on the run from his own agency and desperate to clear his name. When he finds out his old partner is dead, he’ll do anything to get to the truth…including using his partner’s widow.

A vulnerable woman looking for answers… 

Abby Price wanted nothing more than a family and a safe home. But her late husband kept big secrets from her—secrets that got him killed and have government agents watching her every move. Fearing for her life, it seems the only man who can help her is a mysterious stranger who suddenly appears out of nowhere. But can she trust him?

Together they discover a passion worth dying for. 

As danger stalks them at every turn, unexpected passion flares between JP and Abby. But the last thing either wants or needs is more complications. Romance? No. Way. That would involve trust—something neither is willing or able to do. But in the end, sharing their deadly secrets is their only hope for survival…their only hope to hold onto the love they’ve just begun to share…

My Thoughts:

This is a great continuation and resolution to the novella “Dancing in the Dark.” Although Matt and Janey are not the focus of this book, her brother JP is. I love a romance, that’s not just a romance. That tends to get old after a while.  Luckily, being full of suspense and intrigue, in addition to the romance between JP and Abby, this book hits the mark.

JP is the quintessential CIA, paramilitary bad-boy on the outside, whose eyes and heart are opened, ironically, by his former partner’s widow and son.  Abby knew her husband kept secrets; she just didn’t realize how big they were until after his death. If she couldn’t trust him, she certainly doesn’t trust his bosses who have continued to hide things. She doesn’t think she can trust this stranger either, especially since he shows up (and passes out) right before those bosses come knocking again– in the middle of a typhoon.  But, he may have answers, and she’s darned if she’s going to give him up to the “bad guys” before she finds out what they are.

These two must learn to trust, themselves and each other, if they hope to figure out just what did happen so they can clear JP’s name.

Riveting suspense, intelligent dialogue, sincere emotions, and appropriate closure help make this book a great read. I definitely recommend this book.

Rating: 4

HEAT Rating: Hot

Reviewed By: Daysie W.

Review Courtesy of: My Book Addiction and More




Genre: Romantic Suspense

Series: Broslin Creek #4

Source: Received for an honest review from the author.

  • Series: Broslin Creek
  • Paperback: 234 pages
  • Publisher: Dana Marton (January 4, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1940627036
  • ISBN-13: 978-1940627038


A brand new fast-paced suspense from New York Times Bestselling Author Dana Marton. —

Deathblow begins at Mach 2 with a heart-stopping plunge off a bridge while the hero is handcuffed in the back of a police cruiser. Then, it gets complicated. Joe and Wendy are a “movie of the week” couple – a football hero turned small town cop, and a single mom – tossed together with a lot of sex appeal and charisma. Dana Marton takes these basic components for a happy-ever-after and turns the story on its head. Hiding out in Broslin, PA was working pretty well for Wendy Belle until Cop Casanova took her under his protection. While Joe is trying to find and corral Wendy’s wild-cannon, abusive ex-boyfriend, he’s also working undercover to expose a dirty cop. And he’s hunting the murderer of an old friend. Not only are these three threads intertwined, each one leads to other mysteries that also weave in and out of the main stories. Deathblow, the latest entry in Dana Marton’s Broslin Series, is impressive twice over – the mystery/suspense is marvelously complex while the romance is funny, endearing, and rich.

Reviews: “I have a real love for stories that have good balance when it comes to romance, suspence and a heat factor. Dana Marton’s books provide that balance. A tight, potent, stirring tale of false impressions.” Margreet/Ripe for Readers “From the first page till the end I was on the edge of my seat.” Kim Ristoff “Watching Marton unbraid the various threads to expose the bad guys leaves me stunned at her ability as a writer. Deathblow reminds me of Linda Howard’s books.” Diane Flindt, bookseller

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DEATHBLOW by Dana Marton is another heart-pumping Romantic Suspense.  #4 in the “Broslin Creek” series, but can be read as a stand alone. Action packed from beginning to end. A must read for any Romantic Suspense fan.

Meet, Joe Kessler, Broslin’s hometown hero and Sexy police Officer and Wendy Belle, super model hiding out in Broslin Creek, PA. Together,they make an awesome couple.

With a dirty cop, an abusive ex-boyfriend, danger, suspense and mystery, you can’t go wrong. Oh, did I forget to mention passion! Well let me tell you, there is nothing wrong with the way Ms. Marton has written a story with just the right amount of mystery, romance, passion and suspense. Heart stopping action and danger! Romantic Suspense fans are sure to enjoy “Deathblow”. Ms. Marton writes with passion and true grit with her engaging and believable characters and her intriguing storyline. You can’t go wrong with “Deathblow”. Not just another hit for this amazing author but another grand slam.

A must read Romantic Suspense with romance, love and adventure!

I would highly recommend! Received for an honest review from the author and/or publisher.



REVIEWED BY: AprilR, courtesy of My Book  Addiction and More

REVIEW– MINE TO KEEP by Cynthia Eden

Mine to Keep





Genre: Romantic Suspense

Series: Mine #2

Source: Received for an honest review from the author and Net Galley.

  • Series: Mine – Romantic Suspense
  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 9, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1492388416
  • ISBN-13: 978-1492388418


Cynthia Eden continues her New York Times and USA Today best-selling “Mine” romantic suspense series with…MINE TO KEEP.

Love is the most dangerous obsession…

Skye Sullivan is trying to put the pieces of her life back together. She survived a brutal stalker and escaped his abduction, and now she is looking to the future—a future that includes Skye’s lover, billionaire Trace Weston. Skye thinks the danger is finally over for her.

She’s dead wrong.

When Trace’s past comes back to haunt him, Skye discovers that the man she loves isn’t quite who he seems to be. Trace has been leading a double-life. An ex-special forces agent, his military training turned him into the perfect killing machine. He made more than his share of enemies during his time in the military—and as he built his security empire—and one of those enemies is striking back.

He won’t lose her.

Skye is the one weapon that can be used against Trace—his only vulnerability. But he won’t let her go—he can’t. Trace will do anything necessary to protect Skye. Anything. Yet when she discovers the secrets that he’s tried to keep hidden, Skye’s pain and rage may send her running directly into the cross-hairs of a killer…



MINE TO KEEP by Cynthia Eden is a intoxicating Romantic Suspense. #2 in the “Mine” series, but can be read as a stand alone. See “Mine to Hold”.  This is Skye and Trace’s story and what a story!  Fast paced, action packed, sexually intoxicating story of love, sacrifice,and a stalker. Skye, has a stalker, but no one will believe her. She turns to the only person she knows can help her, Trace, her child friend and ex-lover. But will he believe her and help her? Trace will do anything to protect Skye. For after all these years he still loves Skye to distraction. A set on the edge of your seat read from beginning to end. It keeps you guessing, does she really have a stalker or is she doing these things to herself for attention. Filled with danger,suspense and hot, sizzling passion,that heats up the page. I love Ms. Eden’s Romantic Suspense and “Mine to Keep” will having you turning pages and sitting up all night to read. It was a quick read to me,but than I couldn’t not put it down until I find the real story…. A must read for any Romantic Suspense readers. Ms. Eden is a masterfully storyteller. One who draws the reader into the story and holds them there with her engaging characters and her intriguing plots. A must read!! I can hardly wait to read the next in this intoxicating series. Received for an honest review from the author and Net Galley.


HEAT RATING: Steamy/Sizzling: Sensual, with more explicit love scenes, and the language may be more graphic and direct.

REVIEWED BY: AprilR, Review courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

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