Romance Book Reviews (page 2)

SHADOW RIDER  by Christine Feehan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2016

"An intriguing twist on paranormal powers dimmed by thin characters and a predictable plot."
Paranormal romance writer Feehan (Fire Bound, 2016, etc.) returns with a Chicago-set series about a family of "shadow riders." Read full book review >
THE DAREDEVIL SNARED  by Stephanie Laurens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2016

"An adventure-filled entry in a solid historical romance series that is best enjoyed in order."
A romantic rumble in the jungle. Read full book review >

UNDER YOUR SKIN  by Shannon Schroeder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2016

"A surprising, bighearted romance."
Norah O'Malley, a college student who's seven months pregnant, meets Kai Ellis, her brother's boss, at his tattoo parlor and is stunned by the immediate attraction she feels. But when he offers her a job as a companion to his ailing mother, Norah and Kai both find that it may be time for some life changes. Read full book review >
SECRETLY HERS  by Jamie Beck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2016

"A smart, fun, sexy, and very contemporary romance."
A lusty, secret agreement leads to friendship and love for two 30-somethings in Beck's second Sterling Canyon romance (Accidentally Hers, 2015). Read full book review >
BREATH OF MALICE by Karen Fenech
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2016

"A little like fast food: it's not the best burger you've ever had, but it'll do in a pinch and ultimately feels unsatisfying."
FBI agent Paige Carson has been running from serial killer Todd Thames since he was let go on a technicality. Will her boss, Sam McKade, help protect her from Thames? And from her own demons? Read full book review >

LAST KISS by Laurelin Paige
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2016

"A sordid love triangle for readers who like it rough."
The sequel to First Touch (2015) reunites an actress with her missing friend, but true love—and the Greek Mafia—may tear them apart. Read full book review >
ALLEGIANCE OF HONOR  by Nalini Singh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2016

"A brilliantly plotted, action-packed, and completely satisfying celebration of the series."
The barriers among Psy, Changeling, and human are falling, but not everyone is happy with the new order, and those determined to shatter it will attack the most vulnerable to do so. Read full book review >
ALL THE WRONG PLACES by Ann Gallagher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2016

"Not a bad way to spend an afternoon, but if you're looking for something racy, you won't find it here."
Turning the is-he-or-isn't-he trope of gay romance on its ear, Gallagher offers her readers a less traditional love story between two asexual men, one of whom is just coming to terms with what this new identity might mean for him. Read full book review >
MISSED CONNECTIONS by Tamara Mataya
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"A fun and humorous summer read with unexpected depth."
In this sexy contemporary romance, a single girl looking for love in New York City finds the perfect guy online, but she can't get her friend's bad-boy brother out of her mind. Read full book review >
A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO SCANDAL by Kathleen  Kimmel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"Great fun from start to finish."
After a nobleman's heart is broken by his best friend's sister, opportunities for scandal abound in the newest Birch Hall romance (A Lady's Guide to Ruin, 2015). Read full book review >
Test Drive by Marie Harte
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"A romance as brash and dynamic as its setting and characters."
Lara Valley is determined to create a better life for herself, working her way through nursing school as a bartender and avoiding relationships, especially with lady killer Johnny Devlin, the tempting, sexy mechanic who's suddenly her knight in shining armor. Read full book review >
24/7 by J.A. Rock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2016

"Rock's happily-ever-after is bittersweet, beautiful, and deeply satisfying."
As Gould uses kink to mourn his ex-boyfriend Hal's death at the hands of a negligent dom, he has to decide what he wants from his relationships with Kel and Greg, the married owners of Riddle, the club where Hal died. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Nancy Isenberg
author of WHITE TRASH
July 19, 2016

Poor Americans have existed from the time of the earliest British colonial settlement. They were alternately known as “waste people,” “offals,” “rubbish,” “lazy lubbers,” and “crackers.” By the 1850s, the downtrodden included so-called “clay eaters” and “sandhillers,” known for prematurely aged children distinguished by their yellowish skin, ragged clothing, and listless minds. Surveying political rhetoric and policy, popular literature and scientific theories over 400 years, in White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America, Nancy Isenberg upends assumptions about America’s supposedly class-free society––where liberty and hard work were meant to ensure real social mobility. Poor whites were central to the rise of the Republican Party in the early nineteenth century, and the Civil War itself was fought over class issues nearly as much as it was fought over slavery. “A riveting thesis supported by staggering research,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >