Romance Book Reviews

UNMASKED BY THE MARQUESS by Cat Sebastian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 2018

"A funny and poignant romance amid a delightful cast of characters makes this a must-read for historical romance fans."
First in Sebastian's Regency Imposters series, historical romances that explore LGBTQ relationships. Read full book review >
NO EARLS ALLOWED  by Shana Galen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2018

"Bright, funny, poignant, and entertaining—everything historical romance fans could ask for."
An ex-soldier is charged with bringing an earl's daughter home from the shabby orphanage she's running but finds himself drawn to the woman and the children—and is tempted for the first time ever to ignore his mission. Read full book review >

THE DUKE'S DAUGHTERS by Megan Frampton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"A passionate Regency romance of uncommon depth and heart."
A woman does good by doing the guy she's trying to marry off. Read full book review >
A PRINCESS IN THEORY by Alyssa Cole
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"A delightful and sexy take on love between a suave African prince and a nerdy epidemiology student."
Cole makes her Avon debut with a romance that draws on familiar genre tropes only to upend them. Read full book review >
HELLO STRANGER by Lisa Kleypas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"Another winner in Kleypas' Ravenels series, with elegant prose, a fascinating heroine, and a Victorian London constructed with compelling historical detail."
England's only female doctor and a lethal government agent with secrets of his own fall in love. Read full book review >

TEMPEST by Beverly Jenkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"Another smart, entertaining historical romance from Jenkins."
The final installment in the RITA-winning author's Old West trilogy (Forbidden, 2016; Breathless, 2017). Read full book review >
HEART ON FIRE  by Amanda Bouchet
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"Bouchet's stunning Kingmaker Chronicles trilogy ends the way it began, with creativity, brilliance, and a breathtaking balance of heart-pounding adventure and heart-wrenching emotion."
Cat and Griffin continue their divinely orchestrated odyssey to unite the three realms of Thalyria through tragic losses and dangerous obstacles. Read full book review >
THE ONES WHO GOT AWAY by Roni Loren
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"Unforgettable; have some tissues handy."
The 12th anniversary of a school shooting reunites two survivors in a second-chance romance that explores the lasting effects of trauma. Read full book review >
A DISTANT HEART by Sonali Dev
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 26, 2017

"Another beautiful, breathtaking novel from a not-to-be-missed author."
A young Indian woman is finally healthy thanks to a heart transplant, but when she becomes the target of a notorious crime lord, she has to depend on the man she loves to protect her. Read full book review >
BEAUTIFUL LAWMAN by Sophie Jordan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 26, 2017

"Hilarious, sexy, and great fun."
A reluctant stripper gives her first lap dance to a small-town sheriff in this old-school tongue-in-cheek romance. Read full book review >
WRONG TO NEED YOU by Alisha  Rai
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 28, 2017

"Another emotional, passionate, and psychologically complex love story in a gripping series that follows the fates of two warring families."
A young widow juggling single motherhood and a small business faces her past and creates a new future when her ex-brother-in-law returns after a decade's absence. Read full book review >
A HOPE DIVIDED  by Alyssa Cole
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 28, 2017

"As the war closes in around them, the line blurs between who is the rescuer and who is the rescued."
A self-taught scientist spying for the North rescues a Union soldier in the Confederate state of North Carolina. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >