Romantic Suspense for Every Reader

by Karen Green

When you’re a fan of romantic suspense novels, you know what you like—high intensity storylines, lots at stake for the protagonists and thrills in equal parts from burgeoning romances and unfolding intrigue.

Peek further into the romantic suspense world and you’ll see the many subgenres that nestle inside of it. That means that whether you like something gritty and raw, faith-based and inspiring or featuring a handsome cowboy, there’s a romantic suspense novel out there for you—many of them, in fact.

 

If you like a man in uniform, you’ll love… 

Seduced by the Badge (To Serve and Seduce) by Deborah Fletcher Mello

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When Chicago detective Armstrong Black is assigned to partner with a detective who’s hell-bent on bringing down criminals who targeted her sister, he’s determined to stay in control. But Danni Winstead is all blazing temper and sweet temptation. Working with her tests Armstrong’s restraint; trusting her could put them both in fatal jeopardy.

Braving the Heat (Escape Club Heroes) by Regan Black

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Firefighter Kenzie Hughes never thought saving lives would make her a target. When someone rigs her car and sexy Stephen Galway offers to be her bodyguard, the flames of danger burn red-hot. Stephen lost his fiancée to violence years ago, but he can’t resist Kenzie. Can he keep her safe and out of his arms when they’re forced to confront what they fear most?

If you like a wholesome storyline, you’ll love…

Vanished in the Night (Wrangler’s Corner) by Lynette Eason

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After saving Kaylee Martin from abduction and delivering her baby boy on the side of the road, Dr. Joshua Crawford can’t get them out of his mind. And neither can Kaylee’s violent stalker. He’ll stop at nothing to get to the new mom and her child. Can Joshua keep them safe so they can become the family he’s dreamed about?

Cowboy Bodyguard (Gold Country Cowboys) by Dana Mentink

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Jack Thorn gets a surprise call from the woman he married in secret years ago. Shannon Livingston needs his protection for herself and the baby she’s hiding from a biker gang targeting the mother. Now Jack must help Shannon, even if shielding her means pretending to be a true husband to the only woman he’s ever loved.

If you like a K-9 crime-fighting partner, you’ll love…

Standing Fast (Military K-9 Unit) by Maggie K. Black

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Suspected of aiding a serial killer, single dad Chase McLear is desperate to prove his innocence. Preschool teacher Maisy Lockwood’s father was one of the killer’s victims, but Maisy believes Chase has been framed. Can Chase’s K-9 beagle sniff out the evidence to clear his name before the killer makes them his next victims?

Colton’s Cinderella Bride (The Coltons of Red Ridge) by Lisa Childs

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For one magical night, they were Cinderella and the prince. Reunited four years later, billionaire Blake Colton and K9 cop Juliette Walsh are worlds apart, and he is furious to learn that Juliette’s secret daughter is his. But with danger closing in, Blake and Juliette must risk more than their rekindling passion to have a future with their child.

If you like seriously sexy suspense, you’ll love…

Body of Evidence (Colby Agency: Sexi-ER) by Debra Webb

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ER doctor Marissa Frasier needs protection after she’s wrongly suspected of her ex-husband’s murder. Colby Agency investigator Lacon Traynor is keeping her close 24/7, helping her find the truth, but someone else wants Marissa for his own—and is about to use their desire as one killer trap.

Rules in Blackmail by Nichole Severn

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Former SEAL Sullivan Bishop refuses to work for Jane Reise since he never stopped blaming the JAG Corps prosecutor his brother’s death. But Blackhawk is Jane’s only hope in fending off a frightening stalker, and she’ll blackmail Sullivan to get it. Forced into her service, he soon realizes he was wrong about Jane.

 

Are you ready to try a new suspense subgenre? Leave us a comment and let us know what you’re reading!

 

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