What’s a bibliophile to do when confronted with sleep or reading? Spend the whole night reading, of course! We especially recommend books filled with suspense and spine-tingling thrills that will keep you up. No matter how you choose to deal with “sleep or read” get ready to sit back, relax, and be totally sucked in by these fun and fast-paced page-turners.
Sealed with Strength by Laura Scott Risking their hearts and their lives while protecting the innocent . . . Someone wants her ranch and will do anything to get it... Sylvie McLane knows and loves the McLane Mountain Ranch located outside Dillon, Montana. But when gunfire causes her to be thrown off her horse and left dangling off the edge of a cliff, she can’t ignore the fact that someone wants her dead. Former Navy SEAL Dawson Steele comes to her rescue, but can she trust him? Can she trust anyone? The attacks come from all sides, forcing her to accept Dawson’s offer to take on the role of her bodyguard. Dawson Steele is still recovering from several surgeries to remove shrapnel from his abdomen thanks to his last op that had gone sideways, but that isn’t going to stop him from protecting Sylvie. However, his time in Montana is limited—he has never wanted to be stuck in one place. The warm ocean breeze of San Diego calls to him, but he won’t leave Sylvie to face this threat alone. There are too many possible suspects, and he believes the culprit is staying close to the ranch. As they race to uncover the truth, Dawson is prepared for the worst. What he doesn’t expect is for Sylvie to steal his heart. Amazon Goodreads
Little Did She Know by Willow Rose It was supposed to be the happiest day of her life when her kidnapped daughter returned, but it wasn’t. Fourteen years ago, Clarissa Smalls was born, and a few hours later, she was taken from the hospital. Kidnapped. Her mother searched desperately for her for years, but she never found her. Until now. When Clarissa Smalls is suddenly found in the swamps of central Florida, badly bruised and confused, it causes much joy and celebration in her family, especially with her mother, who has waited fourteen years to see her baby girl again. Little did she know that this day would end up being the worst in her life. Because Clarissa doesn’t want to know about her mother, she refuses to talk to anyone and won’t tell the police what happened to her. When another baby girl is kidnapped from the same hospital, in the same manner, the police believe it’s the same kidnapper that took Clarissa. Suddenly, time is of the essence to make her answer the many questions that are piling up. Where was she for fourteen years? Who took her? Why won’t she tell them who her kidnapper is? The FBI brings in former profiler Eva Rae Thomas to help them in this peculiar case. Eva Rae Thomas knows the girl’s mother very well and is willing to go to great lengths to help her out, even though the two of them share an unpleasant history. In addition, Eva Rae's sister recently came back into her life after being kidnapped thirty-five years ago, so the FBI hopes that she can contribute with a deeper understanding of the situation and maybe get through to Clarissa. Little could she have known that soon she would wish that she never got involved in this, as the case becomes very personal for her Amazon Goodreads
Incinerated by Lori Matthews Meet Axel Cantor of the US Coast Guard’s TEAM RECON. As in reconstructed. As in broken and needs fixing. When a cargo ship gets stuck in the Suez Canal and an American journalist on board ends up dead, Axel is sent in to investigate. He didn’t count on running into Sloan Bishop another reporter and the love of his life. Or maybe the hate of his life. Ever since he ended up in one of her articles. Sloan is a driven reporter and will get the story at any cost. She’s on board the ship to document the first-ever female pilot to navigate the canal. But it all goes sideways, literally. The female pilot is blamed but Sloan knows there’s more to the story. When her best friend and fellow journalist, Eddie, is murdered, it becomes personal. As the body count rises on the stuck cargo ship, the Sea Jewel, both Axel and Sloan will have to lower their defenses to work together to figure out what is really going on. There is something much bigger at play here, so big that Axel has to call in reinforcements – his fellow RECON teammates Amazon Goodreads
Montana Sanctuary by Josie Jade and Janie Crouch Sometimes the worst wounds can’t be seen. Lucas Everett knows that firsthand. It's why he and his former Navy SEAL brothers created the Resting Warrior Ranch. They aren’t doctors, but they can offer the healing freedom of their Montana range. And they specialize in training service and emotional support animals to help sooth even the worst emotional scars. Usually, soldiers show up at their door. But this time it's Evelyn Taylor—a soldier in a very different kind of war. She's as skittish as one of the horses Lucas gentles. But he’s learned how to be patient with animals, and he’s more than happy to be patient with this quiet beauty too. When Evelyn’s past nightmares show up in Montana, she thinks she has to run again, but Lucas isn’t going to let that happen. He’s protected his country against the worst types of threats, and he’ll protect her too. She’s met the rancher, but now she’s about to meet the SEAL. Amazon Goodreads
Fear the Reaper by Fiona Quinn Everything was going according to plan…until it fell apart in the most spectacular way… Ex-SEAL Ryan “Reaper” Hamilton is well on his way to having it all. His marriage to Kate is finally on solid ground, and his goal of being a K9 trainer with Iniquus’s Cerberus team is within reach. Finding a dangerous spy’s flash drive (and becoming the object of her twisted, vengeful obsession) was not on his agenda. But that’s all it takes to throw his world into chaos. It’s not long before Reaper finds himself fighting for everything he holds dear—his wife, his son, his career…his sanity. When all is said and done, will Reaper and Kate get the happily ever after they deserve? Or will they learn that the good guys don’t always win? Fear the REAPER is a tactical K9 action-adventure that can be read as a stand-alone, as part of the Strike Force series, or as part of the World of Iniquus. Amazon Goodreads