More Than Murder on the Mind: 8 Sexy Romantic Suspense Books

    Sometimes the most terrifying moments can ignite a burning passion.

    There’s a fine line between adrenaline and being overwhelmed by the heat of the moment. Romantic suspense has found a way to blend the two together in perfect harmony. Looking for a murder mystery that also involves a hot romance? This list is for you. From FBI agents who get involved with their informants to lovers from the past reuniting to solve a mystery, there’s no better way to get your blood rushing (in more ways than one) than by cracking open one of these sexy romantic suspense books.


    Buy Wild Card Undercover at Amazon

    Wild Card Undercover

    By Kari Lemor

    The first in the Love on the Line series takes place in Miami and follows Meg O’Hara—who’s been lured into a life of servitude for a crime boss by her awful ex-boyfriend. But when FBI agent Chris Shaunessy offers her a chance at freedom, in exchange for helping take down her boss, she jumps at the chance. Though it’s “strictly business,” Meg and Chris can’t deny what’s between them…even if that puts them both in danger.

    Wild Card Undercover

    By Kari Lemor

    Buy Down in New Orleans at Amazon

    Down in New Orleans

    By Heather Graham

    Ann and Jon may be divorced, but they’re still good friends. And when Jon shows up at Ann’s doorstep covered in blood and muttering, “I didn’t do it,” Ann immerses herself in New Orleans’ underworld in order to clear his name when he’s accused of murdering a stripper. Though she tells herself she’s over Jon, Ann can’t fight her feelings when it comes to proving his innocence.

    Down in New Orleans

    By Heather Graham

    Buy Winterwood at Amazon

    Winterwood

    By Dorothy Eden

    In this Gothic romance, Lavinia Hurst—haunted by her scandalous past—agrees to be the companion for a young invalid named Flora Meryon at her family’s estate, Winterwood. But when Flora becomes the heiress to a large fortune, and letters begin arriving from dead relatives, Lavinia knows her charge is in danger. Now Lavinia must figure out what’s haunting the walls of Winterwood, all while fighting her feelings for Flora’s father, Daniel. Fans of Jane Eyre are sure to devour this Gothic suspense that’s teeming with passion.

    Buy Bones and Roses at Amazon

    Bones and Roses

    By Eileen Goudge

    Tish Ballard is trying to put her past indiscretions behind her. But when she opens an old trunk, and finds it full of bones and roses, she’s pulled into a murder case from her childhood. She’ll have to find the real killer before her high school crush, and man who broke her heart, puts her behind bars in this murder mystery with touches of romance.

    Bones and Roses

    By Eileen Goudge

    Buy Tangle of Lies at Amazon

    Tangle of Lies

    By Patricia Potter

    Becky Conner is not at the woman she’s claimed to be. Far from the mother and wife her family knows, her real name is Sarah Jane Maynard—and she’s wanted for a double homicide. While she committed her crimes three decades ago, there’s still plenty of bad blood, and Sarah’s daughter, Liz, suspects that there’s more to the story…Enter ex-cop Caleb Adams and attorney Michael Gallagher. Both sexy, both offering their help—and both with their own hidden agendas. Soon, Liz finds herself tangled in more than just bed sheets, but a crazy web of lies that will put her in a killer’s line of fire.

    Tangle of Lies

    By Patricia Potter

    Buy The Silver Coin at Amazon

    The Silver Coin

    By Andrea Kane

    The second book in the Colby’s Coin series follows Breanna Colby, a woman haunted by her past and stalked by a new unknown evil. With the help of Royce Chadwick, a man with a talent for finding people, Breanna tries to unmask a killer who threatens to destroy her family. But with so much at stake, and Royce’s feelings for Breanna growing, Royce worries he might just lose more than his heart if he fails.

    The Silver Coin

    By Andrea Kane

    Buy River Road at Amazon

    River Road

    By Jayne Ann Krentz

    When Lucy’s aunt dies in a car accident, she returns to Summer River—picturesquely located in California’s wine country. Thirteen years ago, Lucy’s crush, Mason, pulled her out of a wild party; and now that she’s back, she learns that Mason actually saved her from a terrible crime that night. When a shocking discovery is made inside Lucy’s aunt’s house, Mason will do anything to protect Lucy…just like before.

    River Road

    By Jayne Ann Krentz

    Buy Forgotten Secrets at Amazon

    Forgotten Secrets

    By Robin Perini

    Riley Lambert hasn’t had it easy. At age ten, her sister was abducted from her bedroom while Riley watched helplessly. Fifteen years later, Riley’s an FBI profiler who’s devoted her life to bringing criminals to justice…and at the same time looking for her sister who was never found. But when the ex she’s never forgotten, Thayne Blackwood, calls Riley to tell her that his own sister Cheyenne has been kidnapped, it brings up painful memories. Thayne needs Riley’s help to find his sister, but a shocking revelation will unearth why they’ve been apart for all these years.

    Forgotten Secrets

    By Robin Perini

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