Come Sundown by Nora Roberts

This is a family saga that catches your attention from the first page. The Bodine ranch and resort in Montana is a idyllic place to stay. But even the most peaceful places has secrets and for the Bodine ranch it is Alice who disappeared 25 years ago. Ms.Roberts weaves two stories that keeps you engaged through the entire saga. Bodine Longbow and Callen Skinner reconnect as friends and workmates. When a body is found by Bodine and Cal the police points to Cal as a suspect. But Bodine and that rest of the family trust Cal even when another body is found. While the Bodine/Longbow family deal with a murderer Alice story unfolds in flashbacks and eventually converges into the present. As always Ms. Roberts stories have a great cast. The grannies are portrayed with love and laughter. The interaction between Bodine, her parents and her brothers is priceless. Bodine and Cal’s relationship grows over time and the secondary romances add spice and great double and triple dates. Alice drives the story and her growth as a person is a joy to experience.This is a stand alone book that is a fast and enjoyable read. 

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Alone in the Dark by Karen Rose


Another great read by Karen Rose. Even though the subject matter is disturbing the way the story unfolds  sheds light on this increasing problem (human trafficking). Scarlett and Marcus are both damaged but together they heal each other and kill the demons that plague them both. The mountain of characters takes some getting used to but if you have followed the series it picks up at the end of “Closer Than You Think” . Many twist and turns, betrayals and gruesome torture of the bad guys. Fast moving but has tender moments intertwine throughout the entire book. Very lengthy but worth the time it takes to immerse yourself in this book that takes place over just a few days. Scarlet and Marcus relationship develops at warp speed but it fits in this instance. Has enough romance and suspense  to keep romance readers wanting more and suspense readers on the edge of their seats.

Headed For Trouble by Suzanne Brockmann

c36132The gang is all here. If you are a Troubleshooter fan you will love these short forays into their lives.This collection of short stories has it all. They are funny, dramatic and sometimes have heartpounding action. Some are previously printed at the end of full length books but having them all together is a plus.We get to revist some of our favorites Alyssa and Sam, Jules and Robin, Jenk and Izzy and we are introduced to new chracters Tony Vlachic, Rosie and Frank. Then there are the awesome interviews with the chracters, the conversation with Jenk, Gillman, Lopez and Izzy is really enlightening. These snippets let us see what they do during their down time and we get to see where some of the upcomimg books get their start ( When Sam and Aylssa Meet the Dentist). There is also a new novella , A Seal and Three Babies, which is at times funny, heartwarming and dangerous. The timeline is a plus and the glossary of Troubleshooter terms is helpful.For those who want to try the Troubleshoors series this is a good place to start. For those of us who are Troubleshooter groupies this is a nice visit with some old friends

Mine To Hold by Cynthia Eden

mine to holdYou can run but you can’t hide. Mine to Hold picks up where Mine to Keep ended. Claire Kramer has been running from her past since her parents were murdered when she was sixteen. Eight years later for the first time in her life she thinks she is safe and is ready to start her life anew. Noah York is a man in control. He is in control of his business, his emotions and his heart. When danger follows Claire to Noah’s doorstep will he lose control, will she lose her heart, will they lose their lives. A fast paced romantic suspense with plenty of heat, heart-pounding action and a surprise who-dun-it. Classic Cynthia Eden. Ready, Set, Run

Fear Me by Cynthia Eden

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Five years ago Lauren a DA for Baton Rouge and Anthony a US Marshall capture and convict Jon Walker, the Bayou Butcher. After a brief explosive affair Anthony leaves Lauren behind never confessing his true feeling for her. Fate brings them together again when the Bayou Butcher escapes and comes after Lauren for revenge. As the body count rises Lauren and Anthony must work together to find the killer. When the Bayou Butcher gets to close to Lauren, Anthony must face his true feelings for Lauren and keep her safe. The romance is spicy and intense and the Bayou Butcher is downright scary. There is so many twist, turns and surprises that you don’t know who is a good guy or who is a bad guy. You are guessing till the very end.

Cold Pursuit (Cold Justice, #2) by Toni Anderson

Excellent. Reading the Cold Justice Series Box Set.  Vivi and Jed had a pull and tug relationship from the beginning. Guilt on the part of the H/h plays into how their relationship develops. The “plot” for the suspense story line was a little confusing but made prefect sense at the end. Michael is adorable and Jed’s dad a hoot. It does borrow chracters from the first book “A Cold Dark Place”, but can be read as a stand alone. Introduces new chracters who will possibly have their own books. Definitely reading the entire series.