Audiobook narrated by Bernadette Dunn
Edge of Midnight has interesting leads and Leslie Tentler is a compelling storyteller. Problem is I’m tired of this same story told over and over again by every author of romantic suspense. In fact, lore says that no romantic suspense author worth her salt can join the club until she’s written this story.
- Serial killer targets heroine.
- Cop/Navy SEAL/FBI agent swears to protect her with his life.
- Heroine blithely/stupidly ignores dire warnings that she’s not safe and delivers herself into villain’s clutches.
- Hero tortures himself with guilt but pulls it together just in the nick of time.
- Rescue! Happily ever after.
I’ve read this plot dozens of times. Some writers like Tentler tell it better than others. But, gosh, I’d love some variation. Still, I’ll try this author again. She’s got a style. Dunn’s narration was appropriately suspenseful and a good match for the book’s content.
I liked it. THREE QUARTER MOONS for both author and narrator.
Unabridged Audiobook narrated by Kate Forbes
Abridged narrated by Megan Gallagher
I’ve often said that I came to romance through the door marked Romantic Suspense and All the Queen’s Men is that door. Back in 1998 I picked up the paperback on a mass market table in a mall bookstore. I’d been reading a steady diet of man thrillers and my joy knew no bounds as I sat in that mall food court falling in love with my new discovery. A thriller with romance, a hero who falls hard when he zeroes in on his woman and…sex! Do I love it as much now as I did way back then? Why, yes, even more now that I own two audio versions, a Kindle book, and more than one paperback (just in case).
John Medina is the sexiest, coolest, most mysterious, and darkest special ops guy ever. He’s hotter than James Bond; a hero that every woman can love. I’ve read countless romantic suspense series with covert ops guys who are pale shadows of the original iron man John Medina. There is nothing he doesn’t do better than anyone staying cool and composed as he stares down and outsmarts the baddest terrorists. All while clad in his tailor made Armani tux. Oh yeah, baby. It’s a new world order.
Audiobook narrated by Xe Sands
If you’ve ever read a paranormal romance starring Ye Olde Fated Mates, you already know what’s on the checklist. Let’s just get this part out of the way.
Hero: A demon (the good kind) living in demon central compound with his warrior brothers protecting humankind against the supernatural forces of evil. Jacob is The Enforcer, tasked with preventing consorting (of the hooking up kind) between humans and demons because simply horrible, apocalyptic things will happen if such a mating occurs. I was never really sure why, but what’s important here is that Jacob is an A+ paranormal hero with all the bells and whistles.
Audiobook narrated by Melanie Ewbank and Patrick Lawlor
Set in an exceedingly grim near future, Suzanne Brockmann has created a world where the US government has given up, the economy is broken, and law enforcement is in corrupt private hands. The Obermeyer Institute is a privately funded entity actively engaged in a war against a deadly drug epidemic. The drug wreaking havoc is known as Destiny, lab-concocted by eeee-villll scientists from the blood of kidnapped adolescent girls who are regularly terrorized and raped by their captors. It’s a very risky and ugly premise to hang a plot on unless you’re a skilled crime writer. There are several disturbing, repulsive graphic scenes that Brockmann does not have the chops to pull off. You’ve been warned.
Audiobook narrated by Victor Slezak
Sandra Brown specializes in the wronged, seemingly villainous hero who strikes fear and loathing in the hearts of everyone but that one special woman, and she sure has a knack for tortuously testing his heroism until justice prevails. In Lethal, deep undercover FBI agent (c’mon, you didn’t really believe he was a mass murderer) Lee Coburn is about to discover the identity of a particularly nasty criminal mastermind known as The Bookkeeper when all hell breaks loose. Coburn is set up as the shooter when seven people are executed by the Bookkeepers’ minions. He flees straight into a Louisiana swamp, to be found lying muddy and blood-smeared in the yard of widow Honor Gillette by her four-year old daughter Emily.