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Dangerous Dozen Romantic Suspense Boxed Set…

Dangerous Dozen Romantic Suspense Boxed Set

by Maureen A. Miller

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Loved 11 of the 12 books, one I just couldn't get into! In all I will be looking for books by these authors to read in the future!! Love these boxed sets to introduce me to new authors. ( )
  pcorrea3 | Dec 19, 2016 |
I'll Be Watching You by Tina Wainscott, A small town in the Florida Everglades, creepy gator country, was the backdrop for this murder mystery that had so many suspects you were dying to get to the end to finally figure out who it was. Kim Lyons left Cypress long ago after turning on the town’s most reared family leaving behind her beloved grandmother. Kim’s always dreamed of owning her own bar someday and now that she has her BA in business she is hoping that happens soon but when she gets a call that her grandmother died and left her house and her bar the Southern Comfort to Kim she decides to go back to the only place that ever felt like home even though the town ostracized her. Right off the bat its made clear she isn’t welcome and some people in town do their best to run her off. The most unlikely ally keeps coming to her defense – the son of the man she accused of murdering her father. Love these backwoods mysteries..

Bedeviled by Maureen Child, Humorous look at when a woman finds out she is destined to be the new Queen of the Faeries. Maggie Donovan has a smart mouth who’d argue with anyone. When she walks in on seeing her ex-fiancé getting eatin by a demon this triggers her Fae powers when she manages to kill the demon. Culhane is a Warrior with the current Queen who he wants de-throwned. He’s been protecting Maggie her whole life without her knowledge until she came unto her powers. He and his Pixie friend try and train her for her showdown with the Queen.

Protective Custody by Paige Tyler, Paisley is a headstrong twenty-eight year old who writes reviews of the local nightclubs for the San Francisco Bay Beat. When her office is broken into and someone tries to break into her home while she’s in it her father who is the Captain of the police department decides she need round the clock protection and assigns one of his officers, Gary Beckham. Gary is a by the book cop and it isn’t long before he is having to show the headstrong Paisley how serious he takes his job by putting her over his knee. These two have instant chemistry but when things escalate to murder Gary knows he needs to find Paisley’s stalker and quick before the woman he’s come to care about gets hurt. This is a quick read that full of suspense, sexy loving and mild domestic discipline.

There's a New Witch in Town by Tawny Weber, Loved this story.. Mika Davenport was born to a magical family. She’s never thought she was as good of a witch as they were. She settled for marrying a mortal man which meant being stripped of here powers. When her husband shocks her with wanting a divorce Mika’s esteem takes a hit along with (now that she's no longer bound to the mortal) getting her powers back. Her magic isn’t the same though. She’s unable to control it and needing time away she decides to go to Idaho to try and get her mojo back. What she doesn’t know is the town has a history with magic but it turned its back on it and has fallen on hard times. This was a humorous, quirky, magical second chance at love story.

In His Control by Nina Bruhns, A thief in Paris who robs from the rich to pay for rent, food and education for 5 street kids (orphans) goes out undisguised one night at club and unknowingly has a fling with the with the detective that has made it his mission in life to catch the “ghost” thief who he believes is a man. It was quite the game of cat and mouse until he figures out it's her and then he tries his best to catch her in the act. These two were explosive in bed but yet neither would give up their job professions. There is a big caper at the end in the fashion of Ocean’s Eleven that was quite the setup with a twist for the ending. Nina’s alpha men are defiantly like no others..

Chosen by Sin by Virna DePaul, As this is the third book in a series and one it seems that has world building going on I didn’t connect with this one as I haven’t read the other books. Two children are removed from their clans when they are young due to a preconceived prophecy. The werewolf suffered torture in the orphanage he ended up in, the vampire was adopted by a dragon shifter clan and was loved deeply. Now the werewolf, Dex Hunt, is part of a Para military group and he is bent on revenge. The vampire Jesmina Martin trying to find a way to save her adoptive dragon-shifter family as their typical life span is just 30 years. She is looking for a way to give them immortality.

To Catch Her Man by Charity Pineiro, Sylvia Amenabar does not believe in happily ever after, but after detective Carlos Ramirez put himself in front of a bullet for her she is willing to try and give a relationship with him a try. But she is also an investigative reporter who cant let a story go and is determined to find out who killed another cop. Sylvia has many issues to work through and at her side is a man who does believe in a HEA and tries his best to show her that love is a possibility.

Imposter: The Protectors Series Book One by Karen Fenech, This was a good fast paced suspense that kept you in the dark on who the bad guy was until the author chose to reveal it. Eve Collins life hasn’t gone the way she expected it to. After losing her child in an accident then her marriage imploding she also lost her job with the LAPD as a forensic specialist. She is now a chemist that makes perfumes along with her partner, Richard. What she doesn’t realize is that Richard has created a deadly chemical weapon and is selling it to the highest bidder. When he dies while driving them to a conference, Eve’s life is changed when she is accused by the CIA of being his accomplice. She is taken into custody by a CIA Operative named John Burke. John is pretty rude for the first half of the book thinking Eve is a traitor and terrorist and doesn’t believe a word she says when she tries to tell him she’s innocent. But after attempts are made on her life he realizes she has been set up and the two of them have to work together to figure out whom the real partner was.

Dark Tide Rising by Kristin Miller, An eerie murder mystery. From the opening haunting death your taken on a mysterious and at times supernatural search for the killer. Emily McAllister dreamed of her best friend’s death in a watery cave but when the police determine it’s an accidental drowning she goes to the police to try and convince them it was a murder without sounding like a crazy person. But what she gets is a straight laced police sergeant Mark Thurgood who is still haunted by the death of his partner in the same sea that took the victims life. Even though I figured out early on who the killer was it was still a great plot leading up to the ending that threw in a twist.

Big Bad Wolf by Gennita Low. Jaymee Barrow is running her father’s roofing business until she can get it out of the red out of a sense of guilt over a mistake she made eight years ago. When a stranger walks onto the job site looking for work she know’s he isn’t who he says he is but give him the job. Nick (Killian) Langley is a Covert operative who’s hiding out after someone tried to kill him. As he doesn’t know who to trust and has no money he decides to find some labor work for a couple months so he can find out who put a hit out on him. Little disjointed at times maybe because it was an earlier work from the author.

Found Wanting by Joyce Lamb Found Wanting by Joyce Lamb. This was a completely engrossing suspense from start to finish. Alaina Chancellor has been running from the man who fathered her child 14 years ago. As the book starts she finds out the FBI has found her and she makes a run for it to get to her son and get away. What she doesn’t know is a man, Mitch Lane, which her son’s father hired has been watching her for weeks and has every intention of taking the boy back to him. Insert craziness from here on. She is hit by a car, her son is taken, Mitch takes her into custody not believing her lies when she tried to tell him his employer is not who he thinks he is. As the story progresses we find out the truth and the amount of betrayal by so many people is staggering. Mitch’s character goes through quite the transformation from who he was in the beginning as he is a very bitter and emotionally shut off man due to betrayals of his own. Really liked this one..

High Tide by Maureen A. Miller. The visuals the author gives during the course of this book of Oahu - Hawaii are nothing short of stunning. From the moment the two main characters meet on the beach you are swept away. There is so much more than just the beautiful location. Even though Nick and Briana meet as strangers on the beach and are instantly attracted to each other once they find out who the other is that’s nipped in the bud. Nick McCord is a U.S. Geological Survey expert and he is on that beach because strange things have been happening off the coast and he concludes that it has to do with the developer of a new housing development being built right off the shoreline. Briana Holt is the lead contractor for the new development called Manale Palms. She works hard to make it in a position that many women don’t hold and she isn’t going to let some guy even if he’s sexy as all get out from the USGS threaten her project. The attraction between these two even though they are on opposite side in the beginning was powerful – even as a reader you could feel the heat between these two. Both being stubborn continue to try to find out what is causing all the anomalies which ends up putting them in danger. This book just flowed from beginning to end – stunning location, hot romance, lots of peril and great secondary characters. Highly recommend it. ( )
  CindySnS | Oct 26, 2016 |
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