Genre: Suspense

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Nov 28
{Review+Giveaway} Twelve Months of Awkward Moments by Lisa Acerbo

{Review+Giveaway} Twelve Months of Awkward Moments by Lisa Acerbo

Twelve Months of Awkward Moments is a new adult romantic suspense by Lisa Acerbo. This book sent me on an emotional roller coaster ride. First, it wasn’t at all what I expected it to be. I knew there was a stalker involved, but I didn’t know too much more than that other than it was set at a college. I was expecting this to be a light romantic suspense story, heavy on the romance. And I have to tell you, this is a not what I would call a light read. It was much more intense than I was expecting. It took me a while to get my bearings with this novel, but I ended up enjoying the story. The best part of Twelve Months of Awkward Moments were the characters. I absolutely loved Dani. I am going to be 100% honest with you. If I didn’t love Dani so much, and if I didn’t find her so relate able, this book would have taken me a lot longer to get… Read more »

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Nov 07
{Release Day Review++Excerpt+Giveaway} Trapped by Rhonda Pollero

{Release Day Review++Excerpt+Giveaway} Trapped by Rhonda Pollero

Trapped is a romantic suspense novel by Rhonda Pollero. It is the third book in the Finding Justice Series. The Finding Justice series follows a set of brothers, but each of the books can be read as standalones. This was the first book in the series I have read, and I didn’t have any problems following the story and the characters. Trapped really did read like a true standalone. I enjoyed both the romance and the suspense aspect of the story, though maybe I did enjoy the romance aspect a tad bit more. Trapped follows Declan and Chasyn. I was initially attracted to this book because of the legal aspect of the story. I am a sucker for anything having to do with law. And I did enjoy the trial part of the story, but Chasyn’s character fell a little short for me. She is a paralegal, which I thought was a great tie in. But sometimes I just couldn’t figure out why she was doing some of the things she was… Read more »

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Nov 07
{Review+Giveaway} Breaking Cage by AJ Pryor @ajpryor1

{Review+Giveaway} Breaking Cage by AJ Pryor @ajpryor1

Breaking Cage is a lot of things rolled into one book. First and foremost it is a standalone contemporary sports romance by author A.J. Pryor. But it is also a mystery and suspense story. I think this will have crossover appeal to lots of people. I think both fans of new adult as well as adult romances will enjoy Breaking Cage. I also think that fans of both mysteries and sports romances will enjoy this story, even if you only consider yourself a fan of one or the other. This is my first book by A.J. Pryor and I think she does an excellent job blending the genres together to make a really great story. Breaking Cage is Hannah and Derek’s story. I have really been into reporter stories this year. I think this is a new thing in 2016 because I have been reading tons of new adult newbie reporter stories, where hte main character is trying to land a job or trying to get their first big break… Read more »

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Oct 20
{Review} For Her Protection by @AmberABardan

{Review} For Her Protection by @AmberABardan

For Her Protection: An Alpha Romance is the first book in the Personal Protection series by author Amber A. Bardan. The Personal Protection series is an adult romantic suspense series.I really enjoyed this book and I can’t wait to follow the rest of the series. For her Protection is told in dual narrative between the two main characters, Charlize and Conner. I love the forced bodyguard trope, which this book follows. It is not a story that I have ever discovered before this year, but I really do enjoy it. For Her Protection is a really good novel in this genre to start with. I thoroughly enjoyed this one. More than I even expected to. I loved Conner so much. More than I can even describe in this review without getting mushy. I liked Charlize too but Conner was the perfect mix of stubborn and unyielding and sweet and protective for me. I just want to clone him for me. There is a  nice little romance as well as a… Read more »

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Jun 24
{Review+Giveaway} Raw Redemption by Tessa Bailey@mstessabailey @EntangledSelect

{Review+Giveaway} Raw Redemption by Tessa Bailey@mstessabailey @EntangledSelect

Raw Redemption is the fourth book in the adult suspense series, called Crossing the Line by Tessa Bailey. Each of the books can be read as standalones, and I tested that theory because I am new to this series. Raw Redemption is a little bit different than a lot of the books I lean towards. It felt darker than most I read, and it was. But it was a keep you on the edge of your seat book. One that I really enjoyed. Raw Redemption is the story of one time cop, Henrik and Ailish. Henrik is the strong and very intense type. Raw Redemption is not what I would calla light and fluffy book. It is dark and gritty and really action packed. Know that going in. I wouldn’t bring this book to the pool. I would read it at night in bed, under covers when I wanted an action/adventure fix. It took a little bit of time for me to fall into the groove of the story because… Read more »

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Jun 14
{Release Day Review+Giveaway} How to Disappear by @AnnStampler @simonteen

{Release Day Review+Giveaway} How to Disappear by @AnnStampler @simonteen

How to Disappear is a fast paced, murder mystery novel long chase that is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. I loved this young adult book by Ann Redisch Stampler. It was really a riveting read, and please know that I don’t say that lightly. Normally I am much more critical on my mystery and suspense books, especially in the young adult age group. They are not a sub genre that I read very often, but How to Disappear is a really great mystery, suspense and even romance. I loved that How to Disappear is told in dual narrative from two teens on the run. One reluctantly chasing and one very earnestly running. I loved that neither one of the characters was completely black or completely white. Both of them were firmly in the shades of grey camp, which made watching their stories unfold and more twists and turns popping up, all the more interesting. I genuinely had no idea which way this was going to… Read more »

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May 28
{ARC Review} At Any Cost by Mandy Baxter @MandyJBaxter

{ARC Review} At Any Cost by Mandy Baxter @MandyJBaxter

At Any Cost  is the fourth book in the adult romantic suspense/thriller series called the U.S. Marshals,by Mandy Baxter. I have not had the pleasure of reading any of the first three books, but after reading At Any Cost I know that is something I must change immediately. I really enjoyed this book. And can I first start with something unconventional that I enjoyed? I really appreciate the fact that the guy on the front cover of this book has a shirt on. I know, I know…just hear me out. I love a shirtless guy as much as the next lady (or guy) but I am getting sick of seeing them all the  time on the cover of books. I think it sends the wrong message. Like the book doesn’t have much substance. And so many times, I think that is sad and just plain wrong. I might be in the minority on this one, but I much prefer a cover with the cover models clothed. Because the focus of… Read more »

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May 06
{Review+Giveaway} The Society by Jodie Andrefski @2000_words @EntangledTeen

{Review+Giveaway} The Society by Jodie Andrefski @2000_words @EntangledTeen

The Society is a young adult standalone suspense by Jodie Andrefski. It deals with one of my favorite young adult subjects- a secret society in a boarding school setting. The Society took a bit of a different twist on the secret society thing. Instead of secrets to uncover from the school, this was a revenge plot. Secrets of a different kind. It was an interesting take on a secret society and it certainly was new and different. The whole thing felt very Scream Queens to me…minus the guy in the mask. Sam and Jessica are the two main characters of The Society and their relationship and dynamic was actually the most interesting aspect of the entire novel to me. Jessica is the quintessential mean girl to Sam. They used to be best friends but because of some legal issues involving their dads, they had a major falling out. Sam’s dad landed in jail, but Jessica’s family certainly did not come out of the situation unscathed. What I found to be… Read more »

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May 03
{Review+Giveaway} All Over you by Ayden K. Morgen @akmorgen @starange13

{Review+Giveaway} All Over you by Ayden K. Morgen @akmorgen @starange13

All Over You is a standalone sister novel to the All Falls Down duo by Ayden K. Morgen. I never read All Falls Down and I wasn’t lost in the slightest, so you will have no problem reading this as a standalone if you are new to this authors books. All Over You is a romantic suspense based on a very current trend- catfishing. Ivy is being catfished and the person that is pretending to be her is putting her in a world of trouble. I can’t even imagine what I would do if someone was committing crimes and pretending to be me. That sounds terrifying. The premise of this story immediately drew me in. I was hooked. I could so easily see this on the big screen as a suspense mystery movie. I was so scared for Ivy. As I said before, the idea that someone can so easily capture your identity freaks me out. I really loved Ivy. She is exactly what you would picture if you think… Read more »

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Jan 19
{ARC Review+Guest Post+Giveaway} Sanctuary Bay by Laura J. Burns & Melinda Metz @TwoHeadedWriter

{ARC Review+Guest Post+Giveaway} Sanctuary Bay by Laura J. Burns & Melinda Metz @TwoHeadedWriter

Today I have authors Laura J. Burns & Melinda Metz here to talk about some of some of the perks and drawbacks/challenges of co-authoring a novel We’ll start with the perks, because there are a lot more of them. It’s fun! Our “writing process” involves a lot of procrastination, which involves lots of talking about movies, TV, junk food, dogs, and whatnot. It’s not as entertaining to talk to yourself. When one of us gets stuck we can just put “You write this part” in the manuscript. That could also be a drawback—depends on who wrote the note and who has to respond. Laura usually throws any sexy stuff to Melinda, but Melinda actually likes to write it, so there you go. We each have someone to complain to about how hard writing is. Two heads make plotting easier. WAY easier. We are almost always in agreement about what we want to do with the book we’re writing. We’re both former editors, so we can edit each other—and neither of… Read more »

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