Whoo! Folks we only have just a few days left in #amonthoffaves. Gosh, this month has flown by in a flurry of fab posts and getting to know great bloggers!
Today is going to be a post less about 1 particular book- and more of the romantic suspense genre.
What is romantic suspense?
According to eHow:
Romance novels and suspense novels have melded together to form a genre uniquely blended with racy, hot moments and knuckle-whitening, edge-of-your seat tension. Romantic suspense has become a genre that is popular today with young adults, young and older women and married women. Unlike typical romantic novels, romantic suspense novels do not have to have a happy ending; in fact, generally, romantic suspense novels turn into series with no apparent end.
So now that we know what romantic suspense is- let’s talk more.
Question to consider:
Is all suspense that has a romantic subplot (a la Mary Higgins Clark) to be considered romantic suspense? After all- Mary Higgins Clark is considered the Queen of Suspense- but her books don’t have that racy hot moments mentioned in the romantic suspense.
Considering the definition and MHC’s style- to me, she would be firmly in the suspense category with the romantic subplot.
But back to the romantic suspense.. It’s a genre that I’ve not really read much of (I’ve read romance and I devour suspense- but together- well… not quite as much.) UNTIL….. this book came into my life:
River Road by Jayne Ann Krentz. Perfectly combining the suspenseful storyline I crave and devour greedily with the steamy romance I have started reading more of- ahh, it was a book that was enjoyed quite a bit in early 2014.
Do you read romantic suspense? Or are you more of a suspense with a romantic subplot reader? Did you know there was a difference? Do you have any fave romantic suspense authors?
Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,
T @ Traveling With T