Review – LOVE Is MURDER Anthology

Posted May 21, 2012 by DiDi in KcLu, Misc Fiction, Non-Fic, Provided by Pub, Purest Delight, Reviews, RomSus, UF / Sci Fi, Week of 5/20 / 7 Comments


Prepare for heart-racing suspense in this original collection by thirty of the hottest bestselling authors and new voices writing romance suspense today.

Go on vacation with Allison Brennan’s Lucy Kincaid, where she saves a man from drowning, only to discover he is in far greater danger on land. Meet Roxanne St. Claire’s “bullet catcher”—bodyguard Donovan Rush—who may have met his match in the sexually charged “Diamond Drop.” Debut author William Simon shows us what happens when the granddaughter of the president of the United States is kidnapped. And Lee Child’s pitch-perfect “I Heard a Romantic Story” puts a whole new spin on Love Is Murder.

Bodyguards, vigilantes, stalkers, serial killers, women (and men!) in jeopardy, cops, thieves, P.I.s, killers—these all-new stories will keep you thrilled and chilled late into the night

I’ll be the first to admit this is the probably the third time I have ever read every story in an anthology. There are ones that I get just for a certain author’s novel. But in this case I have to say I am so glad I read each and every one!! Each story was great!! Their we’re a couple that were out of my box of normal reading, but I still enjoyed them. I did try to do a small review of each story, but their are a couple I couldn’t without giving away the story. But I did star grade each of them. I’m not too shocked that Lori Armstrong’s was my favorite or that her story is the only one with an actual sex scene.. lol.. I’m a huge fan of hers and of anything she writes.

I highly recommend this book!! I hope y’all enjoy it as much as I have!!!!!

LOVE is MURDER Overall

Diamond Drop … Roxanne St Claire 4 stars
This was action packed greatness!! Diamonds being protected by the sexy Donavan Rush, and can he make it to Paris before someone tries to take them?? Is the beautiful women sitting in front of him in on the theft, or is she just a sexy innocent bystander??

Cold Moonlight ….. Carla Neggers 4.75 Stars
Ryan “Grit” Taylor is a former Navy Seal with half of one leg missing. He is out in the snow looking for the Vice President’s eldest daughter before a killer can get to her! This is a short nail biter!! I LOVED it!!

Poisoned…. Beverly Barton 4.5 Stars
Another great one that gets your blood pumping!! All Olivia Lynn Warren knows is she has been poisoned. She keeps running, but can hear her cop boyfriend chasing her. Did he poison her?? Did he turn bad cop, and go on the payroll of a wife killer to take her out??

Speechless … Robert Browne 5 stars
This one was amazing!! It’s one of those stories you just HAVE to read as fast as you can to find out what the hell is really going on!! Then when I got there I yelled out WTF!! Greatness is all I can say about this one!!

Lockdown …. Andrea Kane 4.5 stars
Oh wow!! Talk about the wedding from hell!! You are walking down the isle .. Almost to your groom and three year old son, when a masked gunman come in and takes everyone hostage. He lets everyone go except he keeps only the bride, her young son, and best friend hostage. Can the police and the two honeymooning FBI agents save them before this wedding becomes a great tragedy???

Spider’s Tango … William Simon 4 stars
This one was just awesome!! They used to be married. Now they both work for the FBI, but this is their first case together. Lawd is it a tough one!! The President’s 4 yr old granddaughter has been kidnapped, and is being auctioned off to the highest bidder. Can they find her before it is to late?? And will they ignore the chemistry that is pulling them together, when this is all said and done???

Night Heat …. Laura Griffin 4.75 stars
I have deep love for any story with hot Navy SEALs in action!! This is certainly a nail biter!! A US embassy has been taken by terrorist. Jill has been wounded, and is playing dead. She has a phone hidden on her, and is feeding info to the SEAL commanding officer. Petty Officer Mike Dietz is watching her through the lens of his sniper riffle, but has to wait for his CO’s ok to go in. Will they get in before she bleeds to death?? Will they get in an out without one of the terrorist blowing their bomb vest??

B.A.D. Mission…. Sherrilyn Kenyon 4 stars
Ohh my!! This was one that kept ya guessing! What’s a guy to do when hit target is the one gal he has ever loved?? He is sent in to question or take her out. Will she be proved be working with terrorist, and if not can he save her??

Deadly Fixation…. Dianna Love 3 stars

High Note…. Patricia Pinianski 3.75 stars
What more could you ask for in this one!! One special human/ cop, one half vampire, and the siren they are battling. This was a great story! She’s a cop investigating the strange deaths of men washing up on the lake and he is her half vamp boyfriend. The latest victim is one of his friends, and he is determined to help her. Can they stop who ever is killing theses men??

Long Shot … Jeff Ayers & Jon Land 3 stars

Grave Danger .. Heather Graham 4.75 Stars
What could be a better place for a serial killer to attack than on the set of a zombie movie?? This was a great story. She is the set designer of this horror movie, but working at night alone has her scared out of her mind!! Is it all in her mind, or is someone truly trying to kill her??

Without Mercy .. Marti Robb 4.75 stars
This was an amazing story!! Straight out the headlines!!

Even Steven .. D.P. Lyle 5 stars
Oh WOW!! An amazing story!! It goes to show you that you don’t screw with someone’s kid!! All I can say is WOW!!

Dying to Score .. Cindy Gerard 4.5 stars
Gotta love a nail biting Black Ops mission in the middle of the jungle! Husband and wife team are pinned down waiting for backup. Her husband is badly injured. Can she keep him alive, and the enemy from finding them?? LOVED this one!

The Number of Man … J.T. Ellison 3 stars

Hard Drive .. William Floyd 4 stars
A great story with a twist I so didn’t see coming!

After Hours .. William Bernhardt 3 stars

Blood in, Blood out .. Brenda Novak 3.5 stars

Wed to Death .. Vicki Hinze 4 stars

The Honeymoon .. Julie Kenner 4 stars
Great story.. Totally not what I was expecting at the beginning of it!!

Execution Dock .. James Macomber 3.5 stars

In Atlantis … Alexandra Sokoloff 3.75 stars

Break Even .. Pamela Callow 4 stars
This one was just great! Another one that shocks the hell outta you!

Dirty Down .. Debra Webb 4.5 stars
A great nerve wrecking story of going undercover to catch a killer!

Broken Hallelujah .. Toni McGee Causey 4.75 stars
I loved this one!! Two people who lost the same loved one, both looking for revenge not knowing the other is working for the same goal!!

Holding Mercy .. Lori Armstrong 5 stars
Another perfect story from Lori!! I absolutely love Mercy!! Lawd.. You get Mercy in action . Plus you get a smoking hot sex scene between her and Dawson!!! So worth the wait! But makes me want the next Mercy book now! Oh the wait!! 🙂

Vacation Interrupted .. Allison Brennan 4.5 stars
Talk about vacation gone wrong!! Great story!!! How do you stop someone from killing you and harassing you when they are a cop, and no one believes you??

I Heard a Romantic Story .. Lee Child 3.75 stars

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Posted May 21, 2012 by DiDi in KcLu, Misc Fiction, Non-Fic, Provided by Pub, Purest Delight, Reviews, RomSus, UF / Sci Fi, Week of 5/20 / 7 Comments

7 responses to “Review – LOVE Is MURDER Anthology

  1. Good review! I love to read anthologies that introduce me to new authors and since I also read some of the authors in this one ….I’m looking forward to reading this

  2. MaryC

    Already have this one on my list – so many favorite authors have stories in the anthology. Thanks for the review!

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