Thrills and Chills: 8 Exciting New Romantic Suspense Reads

by Karen Green

Maybe it’s the lengthening nights that bring darkness to us earlier and earlier, or the cooler days that prompt us to add layers of warmth and protection. Maybe it’s the leaves falling off the trees and the newly revealed sparse landscape after a lush summer, but there’s something about autumn that lends itself perfectly to being the season of suspense.

And like a great romantic suspense story, fall is moody and unpredictable. You may think you know what’s coming next, but things could turn in an instant. These eight new romantic suspense novels offer all the atmospheric charges we anticipate at this time of year, so there’s no better genre to curl up with against the cold.

And that chill running down your spine? It could be a twist in the plot that you didn’t see coming. But maybe it’s just the breeze.

 

Hard Rustler (Whitehorse, Montana: The Clementine Sisters) by B.J. Daniels

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Supermodel Annabelle Clementine is back in Whitehorse, Montana to sell her late grandmother’s house. Cowboy Dawson Rogers will risk his heart again to help her so Annie can leave ASAP. Except along with the house, Annie inherited a mystery. And if they don’t solve it soon, someone’s willing to kill for the answer.

Hard Rustler (Whitehorse, Montana: The Clementine Sisters) by B.J. Daniels

Stormy Haven (Coldwater Bay Intrigue) by Elizabeth Goddard

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When someone tries to kill former government agent Jonna Strand, Ian Brady comes to her rescue. Now Ian must keep Jonna safe and catch the would-be killer—without revealing he was sent undercover to protect her. Can she look past his secrets and lean on him to ensure they live through the storm-ridden night?

Stormy Haven (Coldwater Bay Intrigue) by Elizabeth Goddard

Four Relentless Days (Mission: Six) by Elle James

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Sexy SEAL Harmon Payne isn’t looking for love—until he encounters Talia Montclair. The safari resort owner has been plagued by a series of threatening incidents. This kind of trouble Harm can handle. But when Talia mysteriously disappears, Harm’s SEAL instincts kick in. His new mission: find the only woman he has ever loved.

Four Relentless Days (Mission: Six) by Elle James

Conard County Watch (Conard County: The Next Generation) by Rachel Lee

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Archaeologist Renee Dubois is used to digging up the past, but trouble comes her way when she meets former marine Carter Copeland, whose cool-and-collected demeanor contrasts with his lethally sexy looks. As Carter and Renee stumble across a deadly secret, they must race against time to survive.

Conard County Watch (Conard County: The Next Generation) by Rachel Lee

Deputy Defender (Eagle Mountain Murder Mystery) by Cindi Myers

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Deputy Dwight Prentice has secretly loved Brenda Stenson since they were teenagers. Now a rare book has thrust the widowed museum curator into harm’s way. Protecting Brenda from a deadly threat will test Dwight’s limits as a law officer and as a man.

Deputy Defender (Eagle Mountain Murder Mystery) by Cindi Myers

Amish Country Amnesia by Meghan Carver

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When a snowmobile accident leaves a man injured and with no memory, Amish widow Sarah Burkholder and her young daughter rescue him. Even as Sarah’s feelings for him grow, they discover assailants are after him—and Sarah and her little girl for helping him. But if he can remember who he is, he might just save all their lives.

Amish Country Amnesia by Meghan Carver

Trained to Protect (K-9 Ranch Rescue) by Linda O. Johnston

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From the moment Elissa Yorian arrives at Chance K-9 Ranch, an unknown foe has her in his sights. As Officer Doug Murran tracks Elissa’s mysterious enemy, he does his best to resist the electricity he feels every time he looks at her. Still, their passion might not be enough to protect Elissa from a murderer.

Trained to Protect (K-9 Ranch Rescue) by Linda O. Johnston

Rancher’s Deadly Reunion (The McCall Adventure Ranch) by Beth Cornelison

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When Piper McCall heads home, she runs smack into ranch hand Brady Summers, the man she left behind. Years later, the sparks between them burn as brightly as ever, but dark secrets—like the identity of his orphaned nephew—linger. And when Piper’s life is threatened, neither she nor Brady will ever be the same again.

Rancher’s Deadly Reunion (The McCall Adventure Ranch) by Beth Cornelison

 

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