Starter Guide: Romantic Suspense by J.L. Drake


[Note from Frolic: We are so excited to have author J.L. Drake sharing a starter guide to romantic suspense novels with us today! Take it away, J.L.!]

Hi, I’m J.L. Drake and I’m releasing a romantic/suspense standalone called Behind My Words on May 19th. 

I’ll drop you into a dark world where love and lust are used as weapons and in the worst of moments you may think you can still come out on top…but have you? 

Here are my top five recommended books for romantic suspense novels. 

Raw by Belle Aurora 

Dark-grit is my absolute favorite and that’s exactly what we get from Twitch. Flawed, damaged characters connect with my soul and don’t even get me started on how much I love the ending of this book. It’s one of those endings that never really leaves you. This is a must read!

*Side note, yes, I read book two and loved it! 

Consequences by Aleatha Romig 

Where to begin…this wonderful, dark, intense, story had me right from the very start! I love how all the way through you really have no idea what possible direction the story will go. Anthony was deliciously complicated and I love how much I hated/loved him. 

Craving by Helen Hardt 

I’m addicted to stories you have to try and piece together as you read, it’s like a giant puzzle and each piece provides a different color to paint the picture. The back story of Talon was what really kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. The characters have wonderful chemistry and let’s be honest, it was just hot. 

The Girl in 6E by A.R. Torre 

Once again, my love of disturbing characters drew me to this series. Alright, first I have to say any author that can keep me in a chair long enough to read 95% of the book in one sitting, amazed me. It kept me that entertained, it takes a pretty talented author to do that, in my opinion. I really enjoyed the cam-girl aspect too, that was a really creative way to entwine the other storyline. Love it!  

Tragic by JA Huss 

I enjoy the family feel of this story and it helps that they’re all sexy as hell. Plus, Huss really does a great job connecting the readers to the side characters, and I love that! Rook’s secrets and scars really kept the pages turning for me. 

After re-reading my reviews of these fabulous books, I stepped back and asked myself…what is wrong with you? But then I decided it’s best not to pull at that thread. So, I’ll leave you with this.  If you are anything like me, you will want to go one-click these authors! If you want someone to talk to about them, you know where to find me!

About the Author:

J. L. Drake was born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada, later moving to Southern California where she now lives with her husband and two children.

When she is not writing she loves to spend time with her family, travelling or just enjoying a night at home. One thing you might notice in her books is her love of the four seasons.  Growing up on the east coast of Canada the change in the seasons is in her blood and is often mentioned in her writing.

An avid reader of James Patterson, J.L. Drake has often found herself inspired by his many stories of mystery and intrigue.  She hopes you will enjoy her books as much as she has enjoyed writing them.

Behind My Words by J.L. Drake, out  now!

My entire life vanished the day I found my parents’ bodies.
It changed me, broke me, and I went from a bestselling author to a ghost writer hiding behind my words…

Then an assignment pairs me with a new detective on a high-profile murder case.
But things spiral out of control as bodies start piling up—a cruel reminder of a past I’m desperate to forget. As the case develops, so does my attraction to the lead detective.

The more we piece together the puzzle, it becomes clear the killings won’t stop…not until I’ve whispered my last word.


When I left my past behind to become lead detective at the Syracuse Police Department, I didn’t anticipate being handed my first serial killer case, and I sure as hell never expected to be working with an attractive woman.

Spencer and I dissect every clue and struggle to predict the killer’s next move, but he’s always one step ahead of us in this twisted game of cat and mouse. It’s only a matter of time before the killer claims his next victim.

And if he does…I lose everything.

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10 thoughts on “Starter Guide: Romantic Suspense by J.L. Drake”

  1. Rhiannon Lambert

    Love J.LDrake and her writing . This book is beyond amazing and added another level to her already impressive talent. Grab a blanket a good glass of wine and be ready for one hellva ride . I hope you enjoy this book as much as I have

    1. Melissa Cooke

      J.L Drake is my go to author, her new books Behind My Words is amazing. She never disappoints! Once I start I find it hard to stop reading any of her books.

  2. Absolutely love J.L. Drake. Her writing is amazing and I love all her stories! This book is a must read!

    1. Krysta Blackburn

      Gripping, page turner, emotional, sexy, funny, twisted, gritty, hooked. All ways to describe J.L. Drake and her writing style. Whether its her Broken Series, Devils Reach Trilogy, Darkness Trilogy and now her newest standalone Behind My Words you will not be disappointed when you thrust yourself into the world that is J.L. Drake books.

  3. Such a good storyline that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Another classic by Jodi with this one. It’s one I highly recommend you don’t miss!

  4. JL Drake’s twisted suspense has always sucked me in. Her books are always rereads because the webs she weaves leave you going back to see what you missed!

  5. JL Drake is hands down one of my favorite authors. I can’t wait to check out her recommendations!

  6. I love J.L. Drake and her amazing storytelling. She takes you on a thrilling ride each time and that you don’t want it to end. I’ll have to check out her book recommendations.

  7. Got started with J.L. Drake a few years ago, love her books. She really knows how to tell a story and drag you right along down that dark tale. I’m pretty sure I’ve read everything she’s published more than once. I’m so eager for more.

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