Romance Book Reviews (page 8)

THE SPINSTER'S GUIDE TO SCANDALOUS BEHAVIOR by Jennifer McQuiston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"An absorbing read."
When a young woman inherits a ramshackle cottage from her spinster aunt, she's determined to use the house as her aunt did—to avoid an unhappy marriage. Read full book review >
Having It All by Millicent Chartwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"A racy guilty pleasure replete with politics, romance, and plenty of sex."
A lobbyist and consultant juggles her political aspirations with her search for a meaningful relationship in this debut novel. Read full book review >

Maya Rising by Melissa Roen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 19, 2015

"A vividly imagined but dark dystopian fantasy complete with passionate romance and dangerous alliances."
An intrepid pair has survived the apocalypse, but the worst is yet to come in Roen's sequel to Last Call for Caviar (2013). Read full book review >
Of Julia and Men by
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 18, 2015

"A tryst-y erotic novel with a scattered plot."
A debut romance featuring a seductive female protagonist reluctant to settle for just one man. Read full book review >
UNTIL THE END by Abbi Glines
ROMANCE
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"Rough and raw. (Romance. 16 & up)"
This new installment in the Sea Breeze series highlights abusive families, romance, and sex—quite a lot of it. Read full book review >

THE TRUTH ABOUT HIM by M. O'Keefe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"O'Keefe weaves a complex, poignant tapestry of character, emotion, and action."
Two wounded people find comfort in each other but must navigate family issues, disapproving friends, and violent enemies before they can reach for happiness, yet in the process they form an unexpected community and learn the power of family and forgiveness. Read full book review >
Money Green Memories by Scarlett G. Brade
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"A sexy suspense novel despite some loose plot threads."
A traumatized Toronto heiress experiences new dangers and first love with a mysterious, covert operative in this debut romantic thriller. Read full book review >
Riviera Maya by Robert Leslie Fisher
ROMANCE
Released: Nov. 13, 2015

"An ambitious novel that falls short of its lofty goals.
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Smarting from the wound of her husband's desertion, a young professional architect nevertheless tries to win him back in Fisher's (Vanilla Republic, 2009, etc.) novel.Read full book review >
WINTER by Vina Jackson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"There's much better erotic romance out there."
A young ballerina realizes she won't make it professionally and, as she's finding a new purpose, meets a mesmerizing artist with whom she embarks on a journey of passionate self-discovery. Read full book review >
Love's Timeless Melody by Cindy Irish
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2015

"A predictable romance involving a British vocalist's search for love, with a few twists."
Though they're opposites in many ways, destiny pushes an aloof superstar and a free-spirited psychic together. Read full book review >
A TALENT FOR TRICKERY by Alissa Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"This is worth a read because of the twists in the criminal investigation, in spite of a not-so-scintillating love story."
A viscount investigating a murder for the crown is reunited with the beautiful daughter of a criminal he nabbed several years before. Read full book review >
HIS KIND OF TROUBLE  by Terri L. Austin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A fun, sexy romp."
Five years ago, Monica and Calum shared some scorching hot kisses at an inappropriate moment, but Monica has changed her ways and sworn off bad boys, so when Calum comes back to Las Vegas, she wants nothing to do with him—or so she claims. 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 >