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One violent night shatters Lauren Biltmore’s life. As an anchorwoman, she's accustomed to reporting the news rather than being the lead story. She escapes the spotlight by fleeing to her brother's home in the Cayman Islands. Haunted by nightmares, all she wants is a distraction from reality.Distraction arrives via sexy screenwriter, Noah Reynolds. His take-me-to-bed looksOne violent night shatters Lauren Biltmore’s life. As an anchorwoman, she's accustomed to reporting the news rather than being the lead story. She escapes the spotlight by fleeing to her brother's home in the Cayman Islands. Haunted by nightmares, all she wants is a distraction from reality.Distraction arrives via sexy screenwriter, Noah Reynolds. His take-me-to-bed looks mask a past ripe with scandal. He knows he should stay away from Lauren, especially when the worst night of her life unlocks his writer's block and while he's dealing with a stalker of his own, but ethics are his weakness.Attraction sizzles beneath Caribbean sunshine. As their relationship grows, Noah's stalker intensifies her torment. Lauren wonders if her paranoia is justified or a carryover from her past. What's real? What's imagined? Tentative trust is tested as their love is swept up against a riptide of deceit, murder, and revenge.Available in all ebook formats via, and (in September 2012)....

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Riptide Reviews

  • Christoph Fischer
    2019-01-21 14:36

    "Riptide" by Amber Lea Easton is a gripping and captivating read about the romance between acnhor woman Lauren and screenwriter Noah. Lauren is on holiday on Cayman island recovering from an traumatic 'incident' that happened to her at home. We find out she has been revived but we find out only later the exact nature of her ordeal. Her brother, whom she stays with, is supportive but also a challenge for Lauren's independence. Along comes Noah, with his own complications and past and you have a deep running psychological study of human nature under stress. This is not your usual romance story with a thin plot to keep the lovers flirt and court until they finally get it together, althoughthe romance sections of the book are nicely done.Easton real forte is that she creates strong characters, likeable (and even annoying at times) but very real which makes it rewarding to follow her story. There is also much more to the plot of this book as well as we uncover more secrets.A very rich and powerful story by a very talented writer.

  • ALI
    2019-02-18 14:29

    Wow, the hero of this novel--Noah Reynolds--was too hot to handle. Ha! Loved it. This is one of those books that I feel could easily cross genres--perhaps romance, suspense, mainstream, chick lit, women's fiction--not sure how they all get divided, but I can't imagine anyone NOT liking this story. Lauren starts out pretty unsure of herself and it's wonderful to see how she overcomes her doubts in the face of great danger. What a creepy plot! Loved the stalker in this story--even though that sounds strange--but the author did a great job on the suspense plot, that's all I'll say so I don't give anything away. Complicated? Maybe, but that's what all great suspense stories are, in my opinion. Loved this book. Highly recommend it to anyone who loves a great love story combined with a pretty spooky suspense plot. I didn't see any repetitious conversations or scenes like I do in some books--this felt very well planned out with each conversation and scene leading us (readers) where we needed to go, and letting us know what we were supposed to know WHEN we needed to know it. Great romantic suspense author! I read Ms. Easton's first book, now her second and am eagerly waiting for what's next. Anyway, I've said too much. I recommend this read!

  • ReadingDiva Book Reviews
    2019-02-14 22:25

    **Originally posted @ ReadingDiva's Blog - Rating 4.5 of 5Review: Riptide is a well written modern story that has everything a good Contemporary Romance & Suspense is supposed to have. It has a great plot, one that will make you speculate and will definitely challenge the reader to draw conclusions. The characters felt as if you were witnessing a conversation between close friends. I enjoyed how well the story flowed and how well the characters were developed.Their differences and the circumstances in life made them more credible and real. The story feels credible because it feels as if it was brought out of the newspaper. Crime, betrayal, romance and trust are just some of the things you will experience when reading Riptide. There is a bit of everything and that makes the story much more entertaining. Expect a few surprises, great characters, romance and true love.

  • Maria
    2019-02-02 14:28

    Reviewed by my blog for blog hop: http://queenofthenightreviews.blogspo...Riptide by Amber Lea Easton is a well written, fast paced romantic suspense. With two likable characters, a well thought out mystery and enough romance to keep the story interesting, Ms. Easton grabbed my attention from the first page and never let go. As the action and mystery intensify, Lauren and Noah, who have serious trust issues due to being burned in the past, must work together if they want to stay alive. Watching their romance and chemistry work to bind them closer together, is very well done.Lauren Biltmore has been to hell and back; an anchorwoman by trade, she's unprepared for the spotlight which is turned on her after she survives an attack which leaves her best friend dead. Determined to get away from it all, and work on her recovery, Lauren heads to her brother's home in the Cayman Islands. She plans to get a tan, get in some swimming and get distracted from reality. She never planned on falling in love with a screenwriter, becoming his muse, or having to deal with a stalker who won't take no for an answer.Noah Reynolds got away from Hollywood by going to the Cayman Islands. Suffering from writers block, he never planned on becoming attracted to his friend's damaged sister. Determined to discover the story behind the woman, he realizes he's attracted to Lauren. As Noah and Lauren grow closer, mysterious things begin to happen and Noah's not sure who they can trust. Suddenly staying alive is at the top of Noah and Lauren's list.As the situation grows more dangerous, Noah and Lauren will be faced with issues of trust, betrayal, murder and revenge. Will they make it out alive? You'll have to read Riptide to find out. I enjoyed it and I think you will too. This was the first book I've read by Ms. Easton and I'm looking forward to reading more of her work.

  • Pamela
    2019-01-25 21:41

    How can you not love a romance that takes place in the Caribbean – Grand Cayman to be exact. Having been to Grand Cayman, even though it was so long ago, reading this novel brought back memories of the sandy beaches, blue water, and the smell of salt in the air; all of which makes me want to be there this very moment as it’s absolutely beautiful. Anyways, back to the novel. “Riptide” is a well-written, fast-paced story with elements of romance, suspense, and mystery with a few twists and turns thrown in. I loved both Noah and Lauren, definite chemistry between the two. Even though they both have something in their lives they’re trying to deal with, they don’t let it get in their way of having fun together. Even as their feelings grew for each other, they were able to overcome the obstacle or secret that they just discovered which I thought was amazing for the author to do. There was no chasing, or miscommunication that would break them up, get back together, break them up again, get back together again. Both Noah and Lauren discussed the problem and dealt with it like adults. Talk about refreshing. I wish more authors would take this route. I also loved how the author only touched upon what past incident both Noah and Lauren went thru instead of going back in the past and rehashing the whole ordeal. This is an engaging and intriguing novel, at times even keeping you on the edge of your seat; with a few surprises along the way. Definitely worth your while.

  • Anna
    2019-01-30 17:24

    I absolutely LOVED this book. I can't think of anything I didn't like. In fact, I wanted it to keep going. The characters are well-developed, carefully crafted and seemed very real to me. Sizzling love scenes, by the way! Ha. Loved it. The plot is a true psychological suspense where what I thought was about to happen turned out to be completely different, but in a way that made sense as it all unfolded. I see where someone here on goodreads wrote that it was a bit too complicated, but I disagree with that. It's a romantic suspense and I felt it had all of the elements that make both a great suspense novel--and an excellent romance! The relationship between Lauren and Noah felt very real...natural...unfolded well, especially when you start to see the past hurts that keep them apart. The suspense was absolutely great! The cast of characters who surround Lauren and Noah really brought a sense of realism that made me love it even more. I read a lot of romantic suspense books and can honestly recommend this one to anyone who loves a good story and enjoys cheering on the characters. Read it! You won't be disappointed.

  • Melissa
    2019-02-07 16:41

    I love the way this author writes. Every scene felt as if I were transported to Grand Cayman--I could feel the sun, sense the breeze, and definitely felt the passion between Lauren and Noah. Yes, this is a steamy romance, but it is so much more than that. The struggle Lauren goes through after surviving a tremendous trauma while attempting to piece her life together felt incredibly vivid to me. She is a relatable character. I truly rooted for her to see how strong she was and to not sabotage the relationship with the Noah. The chemistry between Lauren and Noah is off the charts! The suspense plot is definitely creepy--I loved the twists and turns. I'm a big fan of both contemporary romance and mystery/suspense novels...Riptide combines the elements of both genres perfectly while sacrificing nothing. If I could give it 10 stars, I would...that's how much I enjoyed it!

  • Cassidy S.
    2019-02-17 19:15

    Phenomenal novel, one of the best I have ever read. I thought Kiss Me Slowly was good---and it is---but this one topped it. I felt like I was watching a movie, was completely captivated by the characters, the setting and the storyline. As soon as I finished it, I wanted to read it again for the sheer enjoyment of it. I think I miss the characters! It's rare that a book can draw the readers in so well. I can't recommend this highly enough. If you enjoy romance, suspense and excellent writing, then you must add Amber Lea Easton to you must read author list. You will not be disappointed. I can't wait for the next release! When is it, Ms. Easton? Your readers can't get enough.

  • Lhenry
    2019-02-05 17:13

    Very exciting and complex plot. It took a long time for the real personalities of Noah and Lauren to be revealed, but that helped create the suspense of the stories, not to mention all the mysterious events plaguing Noah. Lauren really takings a beating in this one, but I liked how in the end she discovers how strong she is. Loved the character development of Larry too.I did find the plot a little too confusing at times and I also felt like Noah and Lauren had the same conversation with slight variables a few too many times, but these are minor quibbles.

  • Tiffanyr.
    2019-02-12 21:14

    Both of the main characters are equally compelling, the plot line keeps you guessing (LOVED the twists and turns!), and even the secondary characters were well developed. This is a win-win novel, definitely worth your time and money. Very sexy read without being over-the-top. Can't recommend it high enough, actually.

  • Glenda Bettin
    2019-02-10 14:34

    WOW this book was AWESOME, could not put it down, it had everything, romance, suspense, loved the wonderful trust Noah & Lauren had for each other even after all they had been through. Loved the great ending. This is a MUST read, I thought the first book good, this one blew it out of the water, can you imagine her next book, SIGH !

  • Lynelle Clark
    2019-02-13 14:35

    My review will be on my site on the 09/09 Excellent read. Recommended

  • Danielle
    2019-02-05 18:28

    Up and down with my emotions holy crap! This was an amazing story...I love when both the main characters have issues rather than just the one. I feel like I couldn't put this down!

  • Bella
    2019-02-20 15:39

    I see this book has ratings that run from 1 all the way to 5 and all I can say is…I have no idea how anyone couldn't love this story. It has it all from a great setting, fun characters (both main and secondary), creepy stalker suspense plot that really makes you wonder what's going on and who's behind it all, hot love story that seems very real instead of forced, and that little bit of something extra that makes you truly care about the characters. Highly recommend for fans of romance, mysteries, romantic suspense, contemporary romance…it's one of the best reads I've experienced in a very long time.

  • Shirley
    2019-01-20 17:26

    Awesome book--made me want to be right there on Grand Cayman with the characters (minus the crazy stalker, though!) The characters are smart, vivid and realistic. The suspense plot is creepy enough to keep you on the edge of your seat and the author keeps you guessing right up to the end. I LOVE THE ENDING! This is one of those novels that makes you smile, gasp and twist in your seat. I enjoyed every bit of it, can't think of anything negative at all to say. Even the secondary characters were fantastic. Now if only I had enough money to book a trip to the Cayman Islands... :)

  • Jill
    2019-01-25 21:18

    This book has very good suspense. I love the romance, love the characters. The location is lovely to read about and imagine you're there. Glad I read this. Very good. There were about 10 errors or so in the book, which shouldn't happen at all, but unfortunately in this day and age seems to be the norm. It's mostly just missing words. Shouldn't happen, but just saying it wasn't enough to turn me off to the book at least.

  • Amber Easton
    2019-02-03 21:25

    It's my book--of course I'm rating it with 5 stars. LOL Hey, it gave me the option! :-) Actually, this book was one of my favorites to write--aren't they all?, you ask. The characters truly found a permanent place in my heart. There were times when writing this novel that I cried because of the riptide of emotions that pulled me out of reality and into the depths of the story. To me, that's the best feeling in the world. It's been getting great feedback from the public and that's a reward beyond measure. So pardon my silliness in rating it myself--a girl's gotta have fun! Take care.

  • Tessa
    2019-02-04 22:39

    3.5 stars

  • нυgѕαи∂¢σσкιєѕ
    2019-01-30 19:31

    4.5STARSAmber Lea Easton....This book definitely kept my head from spinning. I was thinking ahead of who, what and huh is going on with Noah. I thoroughly enjoy the whodunnit the mysterious the crazy and the chemistry between Lauren and Noah. This took me on the edge of my seat and since these two bad been through all the drama before hooking up I like how it turned out. Characters alone that are in the book will leave you either hating or annoyed with them.

  • Grace
    2019-02-14 21:34

    Can't say enough great things about this book. If you like sexy heroes, a beautiful setting, and a plot that is right out of a movie, then this is the book for you! This writer is a master of suspense and creating a gripping story. The twists and turns blew my mind! Right up to the end, the author keeps you guessing about who's behind the stalking--and it has an exciting ending that left me smiling. I'm still smiling about it! Definitely put it on your TBR list if you like romantic suspense and action adventure because Riptide has it all.

  • Susan W
    2019-01-31 21:36

    I just didn't connect or even like the MCs that much. It wasn't a Hollywood story but the H was involved in that scene and I don't care for that.

  • Keirakelly
    2019-02-18 19:37

    I'm a huge lover of suspense novels and romance novels. Riptide combines the best of both genres. The characters are well-developed, there is a creepy suspense plot that keeps us guessing until the end, and is one of those books that I will pull out again and again simply because I enjoyed it so much. And speaking of the ending..LOVED IT! So worth it. Twists, turns, a who-is-behind-this plot that keeps you on the edge of your seat and characters that are so much fun I couldn't get enough. It's smart, sexy, and very well-written.

  • Lyndi
    2019-02-15 15:21

    Pretty god damn intense. But I had a huge problem with how the author had her characters treating their loved ones.

  • Tionne
    2019-01-26 22:20

    HmmIt was just okay. The reviews made it seem like it would be amazing though so I'm a bit disappointed.

  • Lilian Roberts
    2019-01-20 20:35

    Delightful This is another wonderful read by the very talented Amber Lea Easton. An intriguing romance story between Lauren Biltmore and Noah Reynolds that will keep you glued to the pages.It takes place in the beautiful location of the Caribbean the Grand Cayman. The author does an amazing job in describing the beauty and the loveliness of this majestic location. Through the eyes of her mind I could transport myself at the place and really feel like I was part of the story.As the romance escalates between the two lovers you realized that there are important issues in each one’s life that they were trying to overcome and keep their relationship strong.The story is very well written, easy to follow with very likable characters and very believable. The author provides a mixture of emotions, such as suspense, mystery, hot romance, and increased anticipation each and every time Lauren and Noah had to discuss and overcome a disagreement.I loved the book, and I think it would make a great movie. I would highly recommend it to anyone who would love to spend time with a delightful book with a very interesting plot.

  • Lavonne
    2019-01-23 17:38

    I love a good book that breaks out of any stereotype. Riptide did that for me. There is nothing "cookie cutter" about this dark, complicated, breathtaking, emotionally gripping romantic suspense novel. The stalker is definitely creepy with a twist I never saw coming, which is saying something because I'm an avid thriller reader and love trying to figure out the mystery. The characters are wonderful and I found myself caring deeply for all of them, even the ones who are a bit, shall we say, suspect. ;) Great story. Lots of chemistry. Smart well-crafted plot. Read it if you like something a bit edgy.

  • Sid
    2019-02-18 20:20

    I didn't love it nor did I hate it. Lauren is an anchorwoman who had tragedy happen and once things became too hot she fled to the Cayman Islands where her brother has a business and this is where she meets Noah a hot writer. Noah also has a motive and once Lauren finds out their relationship changes. This has drugs, money, murder and sex almost like a Hollywood movie. Nothing bad ever happens in paradise, or does it?

  • Gyongyi
    2019-02-03 18:34

    The book started off ok. Liked the characters, their issues, their relationships, etc. Then with 20% of the book left the story takes an awkward turn that threw three new storylines into the mix and then the book just ended. Ugh, would have liked it better if we just stuck with all the characters original issues, we didnt need more drama.

  • Mii
    2019-02-17 18:35

    This book was a great read!