8 Romantic Suspense Binges for a Wintery Day
by Karen Green
When the weather outside is frightful and there’s nowhere to go, curl up in a cozy place and dig in to a book you’ll be unable to put down until long after the storm has passed.
From an LGBTQ+ story of a criminal looking for a way out, to a page-turner featuring an investigation that yields more questions than answers, you’ll want to consume these eight high-stakes romantic suspense stories in one big gulp. Bonus: many of these books are part of a series, so when you’re finished reading, there are more like it in store. Maybe winter won’t be so bad after all.
Fatal Invasion (The Fatal Series) by Marie Force
A brutal home invasion. Two small traumatized survivors who may have witnessed the horror. Lieutenant Sam Holland has never worked a case quite like this one, in which her eyewitnesses are five-year-old twins. But when Sam steps up in a big way for them, she risks her heart as much as her career.
Rough Trade (The Woodbury Boys) by Sidney Bell
Quick-witted hustler Ghost has got the wrong people breathing down his neck, and the only way out demands placing his trust in the unlikeliest of heroes: Duncan Rook, a gruff cop whose ethics are as solid as his body. Cozying up to a criminal is hardly what Duncan’s reputation on the force needs—especially when Ghost is Duncan’s polar opposite, and the last person he expected to fall for.
Renegade Protector by Nico Rosso
If ruthless developers want Mariana Balducci’s land, they’ll have to kill her for it. And they nearly succeed—until Ty Morrison foils her attacker. The sexy San Francisco cop is part of a secret organization called Frontier Justice. Mariana is tough, but she realizes she can’t win this fight alone. And when bullets fly, Ty realizes battling bad guys is easier than fighting their sizzling attraction.
Silent Scream (South Shores) by Karen Harper
An archaeological find in a Florida peat bog yields more questions than answers when forensic psychologist Claire Britten discovers that some of the corpses in the bog met a strange fate. But someone is watching—somebody who really doesn’t want Claire digging into the past or making connections to a current, violent murder case the police are investigating.
Code Wolf by Linda Thomas-Sundstrom
When Seattle detective and alpha werewolf Derek Miller meets Riley Price, the bond is instant. Feral. Their connection entails enormous risk, for he must keep the existence of his kind secret at all costs. But the forces of darkness have Riley in their sights. Now Derek must choose between the Were code of silence and saving the woman who’s set him on fire.
Hard Silence (Agents Undercover) by Mia Kay
FBI profiler Jeff Crandall returned to Fiddler, Idaho, to work in peace, but he hasn’t been able to stop thinking about Abby Quinn, the petite rancher next door. Abby wants to keep the secrets of her past hidden, but when Jeff is called in to investigate a decades-old crime, Abby knows it’s only a matter of time before he connects the dots. Now Jeff faces his biggest challenge yet: solve the case and figure out how to give the woman he loves the life she doesn’t believe she deserves.
Undercover Connection by Heather Graham
Much to their mutual annoyance, FBI agent Jacob Wolff and Miami detective Jasmine Adair discover they’re both undercover to bust a notorious organized crime group. But amid a glamorous South Beach nightclub opening, their key informant is killed, leaving Jacob and Jasmine the dangerous job of infiltrating the ring. With desire igniting between them, can they set aside their distrust and work together to bring down the brutal mobsters.
Colton’s Fugitive Family (The Coltons of Red Ridge) by Jennifer Morey
On the run since her ex-fiancé’s murder, Demi Colton risks everything to protect herself—and her newborn son. But now Demi’s heart comes under fire when Lucas Gage, a fellow bounty hunter, steps in to prove her innocence. Can they snare the real culprit while outmaneuvering death at every turn?
Are you ready for a winter binge-read? What other titles would you add to this list?