Holiday Suspense for a Seasonal Thrill

by Karen Green

As we start to move into the holiday season, our days seem to speed up. There’s lots to plan, lots to do, many to see and much to think about. With all the excitement brewing between Halloween and New Year’s, why not help keep the energy levels high with edge-of-your-seat romantic suspense that’s perfectly suited to the season?

From a centuries-old mystery to an arsonist determined to take down a ranch family, these six books keep pace with the all the action the holidays inspire, keeping you energized and entertained while the days are merry and bright, all the way until the nights are silent once again.

 

A Season of Miracles by Heather Graham

Since her husband’s death, Jillian Llewellyn has withdrawn, focusing only on her work. But something is drawing her into a web of danger and desire and at the center of the storm is a handsome stranger, Robert Marston. Marston is as formidable as he is intimidating and the connection she feels is bone deep—as if they’ve known each other before. When several bizarre accidents strike Jillian, a chilling fear that someone wants to harm her begins to grow. But who would want her dead? Against her will she is drawn to Robert, unsure whether he is her salvation or her damnation.

Holiday Secrets by Susan Sleeman

When his ex is thrust into the crosshairs of a deadly syndicate, FBI agent Gavin McKade will do whatever it takes to protect her, even working the case with his stubborn sheriff dad. Gavin’s holiday homecoming isn’t exactly warm and fuzzy, but he must set aside the past to make sure Lexie Grant survives. But if Gavin can’t untangle Lexie from this dangerous web, the blurring line between duty and love may not matter … because this Christmas could be their last.

Mr. Taken (Mystery Christmas) by Danica Winters

Though he’s ridiculously handsome and notoriously funny, it’s Colter Fitzgerald’s firefighting skills that are most needed by Whitney Barstow—at first. She’s been traumatized by fire and terrified that the arsonist sabotaging Dunrovin Ranch is a madman from her past. She’s also fearful that harm will come to any man she loves, so denies her attraction to Colter. On the eve of the ranch’s Christmas festival, Colter wants no one but Whitney, body, soul and darkest secrets. But there’s still an arsonist to stop…

Thanksgiving Protector (Texas Ranger Holidays) by Sharon Dunn

When border patrol agent Kylie Perry’s informant is murdered, she makes good on her promise to raise the woman’s baby girl, but soon becomes the target of a killer. Texas Ranger Austin Rivers, who’s partnering with Kylie on the case, is a lone wolf dedicated to his job. Yet as the criminal’s henchmen come after Kylie and her baby, Austin vows to protect them. And as Thanksgiving approaches, the man who never thought he was father material risks everything to save a woman and child who feel like family.

Stone Cold Christmas Ranger  by Nicole Helm

Bennet Stevens will do anything to prove himself. But the ranger never expected a cold case lead like Alyssa Jimenez, a wild-card bounty hunter. Or that someone would target her. The only safe place she can hide is in Bennet’s elite world. But Alyssa’s gutsy maneuvers and surprising vulnerability are putting Bennet’s heart at passionate risk…

Lone Star Christmas Rescue (Lone Star Justice) by Margaret Daley

A baby’s frantic cries lead Texas Ranger Drake Jackson to an injured woman in Big Bend Park, the infant by her side. But “Kay” has no idea who she is or what happened. All she seems sure of is that she’s in terrible danger. When someone comes after her—determined to snatch the child—Drake takes her and little Kaleb to his family’s ranch to protect them. But with the attackers circling closer as Christmas approaches, the guarded ranger knows they won’t be safe there for long.

 

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