Romantic Suspense Thrillers

The best romantic suspense thriller book reviews. Romantic suspense involves virtually any suspense-driven story where survival is aided or hindered by an amorous relationship between primary characters.

Deidamia’s Surprise, a Captivating Medical Thriller by N.E. Miller

The Bottom Line: A witty, white-knuckled medical thriller about academic ethics and betrayal. Fans of BBC crime dramas like Vienna Blood and Endeavour will love the Waynflete Trilogy.   The second installment in N.E. Miller’s Waynflete Trilogy begins as Oxford researcher Giles Butterfield, having reluctantly achieved celebrity status after surviving the harrowing events detailed in Miller’s award-winning The Achilles Gene, returns to campus. Among Giles’ numerous worries is that a fellow researcher’s …

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Woman Over the Edge, a Smoldering Small Town Romantic Suspense Thriller

The Bottom Line: A provocative, smoldering small town romantic suspense thriller that fans of Big Little Lies will love. Each summer, high school sisters Bella and Mia Hughes work in their family’s lakeside resort in Minnesota. After hours, they spend their time hanging out with a close circle of friends and flirting with boys on the lake. But their idyllic summer existence comes to an …

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Bad Blood Sisters, a Must-Read Romantic Suspense Thriller by Saralyn Richard

The Bottom Line: An expertly crafted romantic suspense thriller that will have your blood running cold from the get-go. Author Saralyn Richard has created a potent heroine in Quinn McFarland, who is nearing 30 and lives alone with her Westie, Calvin. Quinn is no stranger to death. A mortician in the family mortuary, Quinn has learned to steel herself to get the job done – …

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Yearn to Fear, the Year’s Best Spy Thriller!

The Bottom Line: High-stakes tech meets romantic suspense in this heart-pounding thriller.  Voted the Best Spy Thriller of 2021. Scientist Marcus Hall’s new invention, the Marc1, is a breakthrough in 5G technology. But it’s also a marvel of neuroscience. After causing drowsiness and deep sleep, it hyper-stimulates emotions while turning off higher-functioning brain activity. While the technology could make a lot of people rich, someone …

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Send Me No Flowers, a Fast-Paced Police Procedural Filled with Sex, Romance and Longing

The Bottom Line: A fast-paced Lori Daniels novel filled with steamy sex, romance and longing. In keeping with the style author Tom Preschutti established with Lover Come Back, the third series book Send Me No Flowers is a seamless continuation of its predecessor. Hardboiled police detective Lori Daniels is once again convinced that someone from her past – in this case, a high-ranking police officer …

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Tangled Lies, One of the Year’s Best Romantic Suspense Thrillers

The Bottom Line: One of the year’s best romantic suspense thrillers. Vera Moon lives in a dilapidated apartment building with her grown son Charlie, squeaking by on her social security payments and what little Charlie brings in. Her hardscrabble existence is turned on its head when she comes home and discovers their dog, Brandy, slashed, chained and left to die. Then she finds Charlie’s decapitated …

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Prideful Vengeance, a Satisfying Thriller about Murder, Fashion and Romance

The Bottom Line: Murder, fashion and romance converge in T.K. Ambers’ most satisfying romp yet. The third installment in T.K. Ambers’ Runway Dreams series finds siblings Bernie, Alex and Bell Price in San Diego for a swimwear photo shoot. The family is also trying to score backstage access to meet Antoine Lamour, an LGBTQ rock legend appearing at the local Pride festival. But like Hercule …

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Stalker Stalked, a Hugely Entertaining Thriller by Lee Matthew Goldberg

The Bottom line: Goldberg turns the conventional stalker thriller on its head with a tale that is fresh, suspenseful and hugely entertaining. Lexi Mazur is every bit as awkward, relatable and dysfunctional as Bridget Jones. Thirty-year-old pharmacy sales rep Lexi Mazur has practically made a profession out of stalking boyfriends. But what happens when the hunter becomes the hunted? The novel opens with a breathless …

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Mr. Simpson and Other Short Stories, a Deliciously Ruthless Collection by Stephen Maitland-Lewis

The Bottom Line: Deliciously ruthless predators rule in this collection of stories about deceit, deception, fraud and power. Highly recommended. Stephen Maitland-Lewis, author of the pulse-pounding financial thriller Duped, is back with a collection of suspenseful stories that succeed wildly in chronicling the relentless pursuit of success, status and survival. The book opens with a tale centered around Ernest Simpson, the American-born British shipbroker who …

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That Was Before, a Full-Throttle Crime Thriller by Dan Lawton

The Bottom Line: Buckle up for a full-throttle thriller drawn with full-bodied characters. That Was Before begins quite literally with a bang as Randolph Spiers, who had just gotten up the nerve to ask out a grocery store cashier, narrowly escapes a bomb blast. Spiers had just quit his job as a mechanical engineer, and is estranged from his wife. He’s facing midlife, empty-nest ennui with no clear …

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