Bilan de Janvier 2020, partie 2 – spécial Love Inspired Suspense

Posted By Svet Mori le 31 janvier 2020

Ceci est un article 100% VO, consacré spécifiquement à la gamme Love Inspired Suspense. Pour retrouver le loot généraliste et le bilan lectures, critiques et photos du mois, c’est par là :

Ce n’est pas un loot extraordinaire comparé à celui de Décembre, mais il reste assez peu de colis sur la route. Les premières précommandes sont arrivées, mais ne seront jamais assez nombreuses pour justifier un article de ce genre. Bref, vous retrouverez à l’avenir les livres de cette gamme au milieu du loot généraliste ou dans un potentiel article VO…

Les nouvelles séries

[VO] K-9 Mountain Guardians, tome 1 – Trained to Defend
romantic suspense
222 pages
Peut être lu comme un one-shot

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“Take Buzz and run. Far away.
…and don’t trust the police.”

Framed for her boss’s murder, Sarah Peterson is on the run — with only her boss’s loyal husky, Buzz, for protection. To clear her name and keep her safe, she must rely on her ex-fiancé, former detective Colton Hawk. The police aren’t the only ones searching for Sarah and the brave dog… the real killer is on the hunt, determined to silence them for good.

Une de mes premières précommandes dans la collection. Montagne + doggo = hell yes !
A priori la série ne fera que trois tomes. Voilà, c’était ça la mauvaise nouvelle.

Les one-shot

[VO] Dangerous Christmas Memories
romantic suspense
221 pages

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A witness in jeopardy…
and a killer on the loose.

Hiding in witness protection is the only option for Priscilla Anderson after witnessing a murder. Then Lucas Langsdale shows up claiming to be her husband right when a hit man finds her. With partial amnesia, she has no memory of her marriage or the killer’s identity. Yet she will have to put her faith in Luc if they both want to live to see another day.

J’avais bien aimé l’extrait… Après deux mois d’hésitation, j’ai fini par craquer x)

[VO] Stormy Haven
romantic suspense
221 pages

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He’s her undercover bodyguard —
but she can’t know

When someone tries to kill former government agent Jonna Strand, Ian Brady comes to her rescue. Now Ian must keep Jonna safe and catch the would-be killer — without revealing he was sent undercover to protect her. But when Jonna learns the truth, can she look past his secrets and lean on him to ensure they live through the storm-ridden night ?

Lui aussi traînait dans ma to-remember-list depuis Octobre… Et puisqu’il risquait de ne plus y’en avoir…

[VO] On Thin Ice
romantic suspense
216 pages

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WEDDING, INTERRUPTED
Twenty years ago — two weeks before their intended wedding day — tragedy tore Megan Brooks and Alec Black apart. They haven’t seen each other since. Someone has been watching them, though… and attacking the members of the would-be bridal party. Megan knows she must confront her past to fi nd answers. But coming home means facing Alec, now the sheriff of Whisper Lake, Maine. He’s the last man Megan wants to see again — yet he’s the only one who can keep her safe when the killer comes for the bride.

Expédié le 6 NOVEMBRE, reçu le 11 Janvier, un mois après avoir été déclaré perdu. Deux mois au lieu de deux semaines, je ne sais pas ce qu’a foutu ce colis.

[VO] Perilous Refuge
romantic suspense
214 pages

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NOWHERE TO TURN
When she witnesses her boss’s murder, Chelsea Rogers is forced on the run. Hiding out as a personal assistant to a wealthy matron on a Hawaiian vacation, she hopes to stay off-the-radar. But then Alex Sullivan, her employer’s dashing but highly suspicious attorney, starts digging into her identity — and hired guns begin stalking her every move. Another murder leaves her with no choice — she has to trust Alex to have any chance of surviving. But when the threats against her put them both at risk, will the danger she can’t outrun cost her the man she’s learned to love ?

La bonne nouvelle c’est que si On Thin Ice a nécessité pas mal de rafistolage, Perilous Refuge, lui, est arrivé comme neuf. C’est suffisamment rare pour vraiment faire plaisir.

[VO] Amish Christmas Emergency
romantic suspense
217 pages

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There’s nowhere to hide from a deadly stalker…
Can Amish Country Justice save her ?

The peaceful Amish community seems like the perfect refuge for nurse Alexa Grant — until her stalker returns. And when menacing gifts and threats turn into attempts on her life, she knows she’ll never be safe without the help of police officer Gavin Jackson. Yet Gavin’s growing closeness to Alexa enrages the stalker, who is determined to cancel Christmas for them… permanently.

A la base, je n’avais pas du tout prévu de prendre celui-là. Mais après la lecture de Amish Country Ambush, je n’ai pas pu résister à l’envie de découvrir l’histoire du personnage de Jackson !

[VO] The SEAL’s Secret Child
romantic suspense
218 pages

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SHIELDING HIS FAMILY
Defending an accused kidnapper could get attorney Josie Bishop killed — but facing the father of her child for the first time in seven years could destroy her heart. Yet when her ex-fiancé, former SEAL Edward « Blade » Harding, shows up at her door ready to offer his protection, she can’t deny him. Nor can she deny him the chance to know their son. Then shots are fired at Josie’s home and a brick is thrown through her window with a scrawled note that says « Drop the case or pay the price. » Now Blade is more determined than ever to protect his newfound family at all costs. But can he overcome his past mistakes in order to make sure they survive their present… and possibly have a future together ?

Me faisait de l’œil depuis la lecture de l’extrait. J’ai fini par craquer…

[VO] Danger in the Deep
romantic suspense
221 pages

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When buried secrets surface,
she’s caught in a criminal’s crosshairs.

Aquarium employee Olivia Smith isn’t sure why someone wants her dead — but Marine Corps pilot Brady Johnson knows a secret that could explain it. Brady vowed he’d tell no one that Olivia’s husband had been on the run from his own mob family before he died, but he also promised he’d keep Olivia safe. With danger running deep, they’ll have to work fast to stay alive.

Une de mes premières précommandes, à cause du cadre qui s’annonçait original ^^

[VO] Colorado Manhunt
romantic suspense
218 pages

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Two stories of fugitives on the lam…
And danger in the mountain wilderness.

In Wilderness Chase by Lisa Phillips, US marshal Noah Trent will do anything to protect key witness Amy Sanders when the brother she testified against escapes from prison and comes after her in the Rocky Mountains. And in Jenna Night’s Twin Pursuit, bounty hunter Lauren Dillard must battle the mountain elements and trained killers when she mistakenly tracks her target’s twin brother, Jason Cortez.

Encore des course-poursuites en montagne ^^ Ça va finir par se voir que j’ai un petit faible pour x)

[VO] Deadly Mountain Refuge
romantic suspense
444 pages

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NO SAFE HAVEN
Mountain Ambush

A search-and-rescue mission turns deadly when Dr. Kyle Spencer is nearly killed by an assailant in the mountains. And when EMT Maddie McBride saves the doctor just in time, they’re both targeted — but no one knows why. As someone stalks the injured doctor’s every move, Spence realizes that he needs the determined Maddie in his corner. However, he can’t be sure their partnership will be enough to save them…
Mountain Hideaway
After being caught collecting evidence on her ex-boyfriend’s criminal dealings, Tessa Jones has no choice but to go into hiding. She feels safe in her mountain refuge, right up until private investigator Trent McCabe comes knocking — and bullets start flying. Now for the second time, Tessa is on the run. Tessa trusts no one — not even Trent. But with danger closing in, she must rely on the handsome stranger… or take her chances with a killer.

Le Blue Monday a frappé et, comme d’habitude, j’y ai remédié en piochant dans ma wishlist des livres bleus !

[VO] Royal Rescue
romantic suspense
284 pages

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A PRINCESS IN PERIL
Hidden away for more than fourteen years, Thea James was presumed dead by most — killed in the fire that burned the royal palace. But Ronin Parrish knows the truth… and so does the person who murdered Thea’s father, the king. Ronin takes his new duty as Thea’s bodyguard seriously. After all, she’s the only one who can clear his father of the king’s murder. It doesn’t matter that the princess’s beauty and strength draw him to her. To a commoner like him, she can never be more than a mission. Now he’s in a race to restore the princess to her rightful place on the throne before the unknown killer prematurely ends her reign.

Commandé fin Novembre, perdu en route, reçu fin Janvier. Bonne surprise, il est vraiment en très bon état !
Quand romantic suspense et romance royale se mêlent, ça donne ça !

[VO] Deadly Safari
romantic suspense
216 pages

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BODYGUARD UNDER COVER
Texas Ranger Alex Markham lands an unusual assignment — protecting an ambassador’s daughter on the African savanna. No one — not even wildlife filmmaker Meghan Jordan herself — can know his true identity. The stubborn but beautiful Meghan is nothing like the bookish woman he expected… and neither is his unguarded reaction to her. For the cowboy-turned-cop, the routine babysitting assignment turns into a lifesaving mission when poachers target the unsuspecting beauty. But when Meghan learns the truth of Alex’s identity, can she forgive him before their chances for a future are destroyed forever ?

Comment résister à un cadre pareil ? Lui aussi s’est paumé en chemin… mais au moins, il a fini par arriver.

[VO] Manhunt
romantic suspense
284 pages

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CHASING JUSTICE
A daring escape by a dangerous fugitive puts US marshals Eric Hanning’s and Hailey Shelder’s careers and lives on the line. With the criminal vowing revenge, Eric feels duty-bound to protect his risk-taking partner. He doesn’t agree with her methods, but he’s drawn to the single mom who wants to prove she can make it in a demanding job. When her daughter is almost kidnapped, Eric and Hailey go from uneasy partners to a true team. But with floodwaters threatening the town and a killer on the loose, can their newfound trust survive the final showdown that awaits them ?

Celui-là aussi a pris son temps pour arriver… tout le monde le croyait perdu, et vu les prix des tomes restants en occasion, ça me fait vraiment plaisir qu’il soit arrivé parce que j’aurais clairement pas pu le racheter.

Les tomes de séries suivies mais pas-encore-commencées
(sur lesquels j’ai donc pas grand-chose à dire)

[VO] True Blue K-9 Unit, tome 9 – True Blue K-9 Unit Christmas
romantic suspense
220 pages
Peut être lu comme un one-shot

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’Tis the season for danger…
in these True Blue K-9 Unit holiday novellas

In « Holiday Emergency » by Laura Scott, paramedic Pete Stalling vows to help Officer Faith Johnson and her loyal K-9 track her ex’s killer before her daughter becomes the next victim. And in Maggie K. Black’s « Crime Scene Christmas », Teddy Kowalski and his K-9 partner join forces with tech whiz Danielle Abbot on a deadly search to uncover a mysterious child’s identity.

Le dernier tome de la série, précommandé à l’origine sur Amazon, à l’expédition prévue aux calendes grecques, du coup j’ai annulé et commandé sur Book Depository pour le recevoir une semaine plus tard tout pile.

[VO] True Blue K-9 Unit, tome 3 – Blind Trust
romantic suspense
219 pages
Peut être lu comme un one-shot

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A puppy stolen, a woman in jeopardy…
When guide dog trainer Eva Kendall stumbles on a dognapping, someone sets their deadly sights on her. Now she’ll do anything to find her guide-dog-in-training — except admit her most painful secret to K-9 officer Finn Gallagher. But can Finn and his K-9 partner help her track down the puppy… and uncover the criminal’s true motives before attacks on Eva turn fatal ?

… Du coup, je n’ai pas eu envie d’attendre l’hypothétique sortie en double pour me procurer les quatre tomes qui manquaient pour finir la série. D’une parce que ça n’aurait pas été avant un an, ensuite parce que rien ne garantit cette fameuse sortie double…

[VO] True Blue K-9 Unit, tome 4 – Deep Undercover
romantic suspense
223 pages
Peut être lu comme un one-shot

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A dangerous undercover assignment…
To take down a serial bomber, NYPD K-9 officers Brianne Hayes and Gavin Sutherland must go undercover — as a married couple. But now the bomber is targeting them to halt the investigation. As the clock ticks down, can Brianne, Gavin and their K-9 partners find the culprit in time to save the city — and their own lives ?

… donc voilà. En attendant la version Brooklyn, prévue pour Avril.

[VO] True Blue K-9 Unit, tome 5 – Seeking the Truth
romantic suspense
216 pages
Peut être lu comme un one-shot

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Her investigation could prove fatal…
By secretly investigating the New York City K-9 Command Unit chief’s murder, reporter Rachelle Clark puts a bull’s-eye on her back. Single dad and K-9 unit officer Carter Jameson thought Rachelle was reporting on police-field-dog trials — not his brother’s death. Though he’s not happy about her true purpose, the danger is real… and he and his trusty German shepherd must save her.

Une journaliste trop curieuse qui s’attire des ennuis, c’est assez classique, mais comment résister à un berger allemand ? ^^

[VO] True Blue K-9 Unit, tome 6 – Trail of Danger
romantic suspense
221 pages
Peut être lu comme un one-shot

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What she forgot could kill her
Injured by an attack she can’t remember, Abigail Jones knows someone’s after her, but she doesn’t know why or who. Now the man who rescued her, Officer Reed Branson, and his K-9 partner will shield her while she regains her memory. But unraveling the mystery surrounding Abigail leads to more questions than answers… and to a ruthless enemy who’s determined to take their lives.

En général, je ne suis pas fan des histoires d’amnésie, je trouve que c’est un ressort scénaristique un peu faible. Mais pas de quoi me faire renoncer à compléter la série.

[VO] Classified K-9 Unit, tome 1 – Guardian
romantic suspense
219 pages
Peut être lu comme un one-shot

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PROTECTING THE SINGLE MOM
When a fellow FBI agent is kidnapped and a protected witness vanishes, Leo Gallagher will stop at nothing to find them both. So when he discovers a link between the case and a single mother in Wyoming, Leo and his trusty K-9 partner rush to question Alicia Duncan. Could she be the key to locating the missing persons ? Not if a killer has anything to say about it. Someone is determined to keep Alicia from talking, so Leo and his chocolate Lab must keep her and her little boy safe on their family ranch. With danger lurking around every corner, Leo must work overtime to not lose another person who’s important to him.

… Du coup, j’ai décidé de compléter Classified aussi, puisque ça aurait été dommage qu’il s’agisse de la seule série à ne pas l’être…

[VO] Classified K-9 Unit, tome 6 – Tracker
romantic suspense
284 pages
Peut être lu comme un one-shot

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MISSION : REUNITE MOTHER AND SON
Single mother Penny Potter has spent months in hiding to keep her toddler from his father, a rogue FBI agent turned fugitive. But he’s determined to flee the country with the child, and she can’t dodge him forever. When he corners Penny in the Montana wilderness and gets away with their son, she’s forced to trust his brother, handsome FBI K-9 agent Zeke Morrow. And Zeke must decide where his loyalty lies : with his sibling or the woman he wasn’t supposed to fall for. As the bullets fly and family ties are tested, Penny and Zeke will fight to save the boy who brought them together.

Celui-ci est arrivé dans les temps… mais avec un dos en accordéon alors que le truc était censé être « comme neuf ». J’ai l’impression de passer ma vie à déposer des réclamations, juste parce que les vendeurs ne sont pas foutus soit d’estimer correctement l’état d’un livre, soit de faire attention aux exemplaires qu’ils envoient.

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Svet Mori
Auteur de romance fantasy et paranormal romance Photographe amateur ♥ : dolls, livres, hardstyle, jeux vidéo, Domino's pizza, shipspotting, courses NASCAR, etc.

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