Romance Book Reviews (page 2)

BECAUSE OF MISS BRIDGERTON by Julia Quinn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2016

"Although the plot is rather a sleepy one, the book is worth reading for fans of the Bridgerton clan and for readers who like character-driven novels."
Two childhood friends finally stop squabbling and realize they're meant for each other in 18th-century England. Read full book review >
THE STUDY OF SEDUCTION by Sabrina Jeffries
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2016

"Lovely, poignant, and powerful."
Edwin Barlow, Earl of Blakeborough, agrees to keep an eye out for Lady Clarissa Lindsey while her cousin is out of town, though he's dubious the independent lady will cooperate and uncertain whether his own ambivalent feelings toward her can keep her safe. Read full book review >

THE TOTAL PACKAGE by Stephanie Evanovich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2016

"A charming romance full of heart, heat, and plenty of football."
A quarterback with a past and a sports commentator with some secrets of her own fall for each other in this romance from Evanovich (The Sweet Spot, 2014, etc.). Read full book review >
WEDDING NIGHT WITH THE EARL by Amelia Grey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016

"A fun and absorbing read."
An earl shuns society after his wife dies in childbirth, but guardianship of his young cousin forces him to leave his isolated hideaway and re-enter the London social whirl. Read full book review >
TAKING FIRE by Cindy Gerard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Supersexy romantic suspense fueled by a high-octane plot, breathtaking tension, and blazing passion."
Bobby Taggart and Talia Levine have a complicated past, but when they're thrown together in a bombing in Oman, the stakes get high and very personal. Read full book review >

AN AMERICAN IN SCOTLAND by Karen Ranney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Overall, though, the novel is a great swashbuckling read. The complex political issues of the time give the plot momentum and the characters much room for growth, and the prose is fluid and well-paced."
A daring young woman sails to Scotland during the American Civil War to sell her family's last crop of cotton and save them from starvation, facing danger and romance along the way. Read full book review >
Reserved by Tracy Ewens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 2016

"A wholesome and uplifting tale of second chances and gourmet mac and cheese, perfect for romantic foodies."
A novel offers a contemporary romance about a young, widowed mother who surprises herself when she starts to fall for her brother's longtime best friend. Read full book review >
WICKED SEXY LIAR by Christina Lauren
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"A hypersexy, sophisticated romance that perfectly captures the hunger, thrill, and doubt of young, modern love."
When a surfing mishap convinces London that going home with lady-killer Luke is a good idea, she's drawn to him despite his reputation. Read full book review >
THE DARK DAYS CLUB  by Alison Goodman
ROMANCE
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"Readers willing to embrace the deep, deliberately paced journey will find the pace and tension increasing until the end leaves them eager for the next volume. (Historical fantasy. 13 & up)"
Regency balls, rebellious heiresses, and demonic creatures feeding on humans: not your mother's Regency romance. Read full book review >
MY AMERICAN DUCHESS by Eloisa James
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"A gratifyingly lush, vibrant, and emotional romance."
Merry, an American heiress in Regency England, meets her perfect match, the Duke of Trent; unfortunately, she has a reputation as a runaway fiancee, and she's betrothed to his twin brother. Read full book review >
FORBIDDEN by Beverly Jenkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"For readers who enjoy love stories with steamy interludes against historical backdrops, Jenkins' latest is not to be missed."
A biracial saloon owner hides his heritage after the Civil War but can't bring himself to marry a spoiled white woman instead of the strong African-American woman who's taken his fancy. Read full book review >
THE ROGUE NOT TAKEN by Sarah MacLean
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2016

"MacLean's latest shines with the intensity, wit, and emotion for which she's celebrated."
After Sophie Talbot creates a scandal, she tries to escape aristocratic society by stowing away in the Marquess of Eversley's carriage—but she winds up in even more trouble. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Frances Stroh
author of BEER MONEY
May 3, 2016

Frances Stroh’s earliest memories are ones of great privilege: shopping trips to London and New York, lunches served by black-tied waiters at the Regency Hotel, and a house filled with precious antiques, which she was forbidden to touch. Established in Detroit in 1850, by 1984 the Stroh Brewing Company had become the largest private beer fortune in America and a brand emblematic of the American dream itself; while Stroh was coming of age, the Stroh family fortune was estimated to be worth $700 million. But behind the beautiful façade lay a crumbling foundation. As their fortune dissolved in little over a decade, the family was torn apart internally by divorce and one family member's drug bust; disagreements over the management of the business; and disputes over the remaining money they possessed. “The author’s family might have successfully burned through a massive fortune, but they squandered a lot more than that,” our reviewer writes about Stroh’s debut memoir, Beer Money. “A sorrowful, eye-opening examination of familial dysfunction.” View video >