Quote: Originally Posted by Rubee
Thank you for the Iris Johansen recommendation rainbowspinner. This is very timely as I am close to finishing my Cindy Gerard TBR pile and am looking around for another author. Who else would your recommend? Other romantic suspense authors I like are Linda Howard, Elizabeth Lowell and Julie Garwood. Thank you!
Ahh... I think I first got introduced to good Romantic Suspense via the above authors you mentioned. Those are all on my auto buy list. They're still some of my favorites. Sandra Brown
belongs in with the authors mentioned above. Try the last book she put out "Lethal
" to see if she fits. That was a good one and her latest. Another one of those authors who puts out maybe One book a year. She use to write some really good strictly-romance too.
I've done all of Cindy Gerards
books too. If you liked her books I think you would really enjoy: Roxanne St. Claire
's "Bullet Catcher" and "Guardian Angelinos" series. Cherry Adair
(any and all) Suzanne Brockmann
's Troubleshooters series. Sharon Sala
just started a new series Rebel Ridge. Nora Roberts
does some good romantic suspense books too - she's pretty much an all around must read for me. Can't miss with Nora Roberts! She's just a great writer. Try one of her stand alones (if you haven't read them already) The Witness
, Chasing Fire, The Search
or Black Hills
. There's lots more. Maya Banks
' The Kelly Group International series. Brenda Novak
's Last Stand, Hired Gun and Bulletproof series are highly recommended. Catherine Mann
's Elite Force series. Entertaining original stories with the hot guys factor.
If you like the serial killer type of romantic suspense there's: Lisa Jackson
's New Orleans and Selena Alvarez and Regan Pescol series. Allison Brennan
and Karen Rose
, and Karen Robards
. Take your pick. These lean a little toward thriller elements. These tend to be a little more intense. Kay Hooper
is another of the old time writers on my must reads list that leans towards a touch of thriller. Another writer who takes her time writing. Just finished her latest book Haven. Did not disappoint. Her last 6 series - Stealing Shadows, Evil, Fear, Blood Trilogy and the newest book Haven are really all one related series so you get the best back story if they're read in order. Small paranormal element with these as the main characters usually have psychic abilities.
One other series I really enjoyed was J.D. Robb
's (Nora Roberts in disguise) In Death series
. It's a little bit fantasy but only because it's set in the future. But otherwise it's realistic with neat futuristic quirks. Good Romantic suspense! I think you might really like Eve and Roarke.
There are so many many good reads out there. LOL. I know something important was left out. This should give you a starting point. All of these should be here on site somewhere. If not or Any problems send me a private message and I'll be glad to help.