TRAPPED is a finalist in the 2023 BOOK BUYERS BEST Contest in Romantic Suspense, hosted by Orange County Romance Writers!

TRAPPED is a finalist in the 2023 BOOK BUYERS BEST Contest in Romantic Suspense, hosted by Orange County Romance Writers!

Winners announced in October--but I'm just thrilled to have made the prestigious finals list! Big thanks to all the judges and volunteers!
TRAPPED is Book 2 in the Retrieval, Inc. series and available everywhere. This is the third contest TRAPPED has placed in--which is so cool! I always worry that a second in series won't garner as much love, so it's extra gratifying to see others embrace Charlie and Mitch's all over again!

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Trapped – Retrieval, Inc. Series – Book 2

Trapped – Retrieval, Inc. Series – Book 2

Being abducted wasn’t even close to the worst thing Ian would have to endure…

After being on the run for years, Charlie Hart suddenly has to navigate the real world. She’s not sure she’s cut out for a normal relationship, let alone a partnership in Mitch’s budding P.I business. At least not until her young friend Ian vanishes—and she needs Mitch’s help to get him back.

Retired cop Mitch Saunders regrets pushing Charlie to join Retrieval, Inc., the minute the search for Ian becomes dangerous. He won’t be able to live with himself if he loses someone else he loves. Then again—the situation is so impossible, he might not live through it either.

Recovering addict Ian Cross finally has his life on track when he wakes to find himself in the middle of a new nightmare—deep inside a Mexican drug czar’s stronghold. But that’s only the beginning, because there’s a reason he was taken from his father…

"“Wow! What a great romantic thriller. If you can put this book down, you have more self-discipline than I do. I did manage to get a night's sleep before finishing."
"Lots of action and cling to your armchair suspense.”
"An edge of your seat suspenseful book."
"I loved the development of the characters."
“Oh my god. I love it. It's sooooo good."
"Lots of suspense and intrigue and I didn’t want the book to end. Was biting my nails as the characters came together. The wrap up was terrific at the end!"
"“Fast paced, dark and so entertaining this suspenseful romantic thriller kept me wanting to read late into the night!"
"I love the main characters & the storyline which reminded me a bit of Ozark with a cartel full of killers and drug lords. The storyline was well crafted and believable & the characters were thoughtfully built into this tale of love, loss and adventure at all costs. Can’t wait for the next one!"

Award Winning Author

J.B. Schroeder

My romantic suspense stories have been called gritty, although I'm still not sure that's exactly the right adjective. I tend to blend suspense and romance, yet there's an element of women's fiction, a certain something that is hard to pin down. Whether there's a name for it, or not, I hope you enjoy. I hope my books touch you and leave something memorable behind...

Book Series by JB Schroeder

Retrieval, Inc. Series
The Unlikely Series
Ticket to True Love Series

"Cleverly written, with a creep factor turned up to eleven, RUNAWAY is unlike anything I've ever read. You will fall in love with Mitch and Charlie in this twisted tale of facing down your worst fears. This book is not to be missed!"

Joanna Shupe Award-winning Author Runaway

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