Shadow Woman (by Linda Howard)

Lizette lives a quiet life. She has a mundane job and drives a boring car. Even the food she eats is boring. Then one morning she looks in the mirror and doesn’t recognize herself. She discovers she has lost two years of her life and every time she tries to pull at the threads of her memory she is wracked with an intense headache and nausea.

Xavier has been watching and protecting Lizzie for the past five years. The secrets buried deep within her could destroy some very dangerous people and they will kill to keep those secrets buried. He’s the only person standing between them and her but as her memory begins to return even he might not be able to save her.

Shadow Woman is great Romantic Suspense. I’ve often said that I don’t think Linda Howard writes villains very well. They are so hyper-evil that they could almost come straight from the pages of a comic book. Not so with this book. It’s a well written page turner which will sit very comfortably on the bookshelf beside anything written by Tom Clancy, Robert Ludlum or Ken Follett.

Many thanks to Random House and Netgalley for providing me with this ARC

Running Wild (by Linda Howard & Linda Jones) the run from a psychopathic stalker, Carlin never stays in one place for long. She avoids drawing attention to herself and always keeps her “run kit” at hand just in case she needs to make a quick escape. When she arrives in Battle Ridge, Wyoming, she takes a job as a housekeeper for a rancher. She is immediately attracted to Zeke but life on the run leaves little room for romance and she does everything in her power to keep him at a distance. But it’s hard to keep him at a distance when they’re living under the same roof.

Running Wild is not overly complicated. The authors deliver exactly what their readers want, good romantic fiction with a healthy dose of humor and suspense.


Many thanks to Random House & Netgalley for providing me with this ARC.