I love romantic suspense, especially if it’s clean and inspirational. These new releases are the perfect example of inspy fiction that keeps you turning pages!
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Do You Love Romantic Suspense but Hate the Open Bedroom Doors?
I love the romantic suspense genre, but I don’t love steamy, open bedroom-door scenes. What about you? I prefer inspirational romantic suspense where the protagonists have strong values and Christianity is part of their life. If you love romantic suspense and inspy fiction, you’ll love these two new releases!
Critical Threat: Extreme Measures 3
By Lynette Eason, Revel, January 3, 2023, 320 pages.
As a behavioral analyst for the FBI, Special Agent Grace Billingsley uses her psychiatry degree and intuition to help the FBI find serial killers. She’s never had a serious relationship because most men wouldn’t understand her work—or put up with her dysfunctional family.
When a new case lands on Grace’s desk—a possible copycat killer—the department calls in Sam Monroe, a consultant, and psychiatrist at a nearby prison. The first moments working together felt awkward since Sam had asked for Grace’s number after a conference they’d attended—and then never called to follow up.
Sam Monroe has issues of his own. His father, Peter Romanos, the infamous Cell Phone Killer, sits in a maximum security cell in the same prison where Sam works. Sam’s two teenage children from his failed marriage keep his life busy, and he doesn’t want to risk a relationship and possible rejection.
The hunt for the copycat killer throws Sam and Grace together, and they try to negotiate a deepening friendship while tracking down a violent, methodical killer. One who takes great pains to make sure he’ll never get caught—even if it means targeting Grace.
What I Loved About this Book
Lynette Eason shines in the inspirational suspense genre, and Critical Threat is no exception. From the first to the last page, readers will keep turning pages as they invest in Grace and Sam’s relationship and their hunt to find a killer. Christian readers will relate to Grace and Sam’s struggles to forgive and deal with guilt. Although part of the Extreme Measures series, readers can enjoy Critical Threat as a standalone novel.
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Targeted: Three Romantic Suspense Novellas
By Lynette Eason, Lynn H. Blackburn, and Natalie Walters, Revell, November 2022, 368 pages.
Three can’t-put-it-down suspense authors shine in this collection of novellas for inspirational romantic suspense fiction fans.
On the Run
By Lynette Eason
Daria Nevsky, an FBI IT specialist, finds herself the target of an organized crime group with a grudge against her late father. Once she shows up at Dr. Ryker Donahue’s ER room for treatment, Ryker can’t let her battle the hordes alone. As they race to solve the mystery of who has targeted Daria and why they discover unexpected feelings for each other.
By Lynn H. Blackburn
Emily Dixson, a physical therapist, has vowed never to get involved with someone in law enforcement. After all, she knows the trauma family members can go through when a loved one gets hurt. But when her job takes her into the orbit of Secret Service Agent Liam Harper, she starts to question her boundaries.
When someone targets the vice president’s son, her patient, and Liam’s charge, Emily and Liam discover new depths in each other that make a relationship seem not only possible but something both of them will fight for.
Caught in the Crosshairs
by Natalie Walters
CIA officer Claudia Gallegos and former army PSYOPS officer Ari Blackman have heard a lot about each other. Enough to shade their impressions of each other when they meet for the first time. Emily breaks protocol when she replies to a call for help from a former contact and stumbles onto a crime scene. Ari has the task of determining her involvement.
Despite their rough start, Claudia and Ari must team together to unravel the mystery of who killed the Saudi prince and its implications for national security. Along the way, they discover we are all more than what other people say.
Why I Loved This Book
I don’t usually read novellas, but I love Lynette Eason’s books, so I decided to check out Targeted. Reading novellas from two new-to-me authors provided an extra bonus. I’ve never heard of Lynn H. Blackburn and Natalie Walters before, but I enjoyed their novellas so much I’ll head to my local library to look for more of their work.