Romance Book Reviews

THE OUTLAW by Anna Schmidt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 20, 2017

"A warm, satisfying, gently sexy Western historical romance."
It's 1883. When Amanda Porterfield accepts a private tutoring position with a wealthy banker in Tucson, she hopes for a little more excitement than her family ranch offers, but she never expects to become involved with a mysterious gambler or the bank robbery being plotted around her. Read full book review >
SEDUCING ABBY RHODES by J.D. Mason
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2017

"A romance chock full of unexpected twists, turns, secrets, and spirits plus a healthy dose of redemptive love."
Soon after an African-American woman in Blink, Texas, buys a haunted house that was the scene of a murder 30 years ago, the handsome son of the victim shows up. Wildly attracted to each other, the two also sense that they're instrumental to resolution for the restless ghosts. Read full book review >

SOME KIND OF HERO by Suzanne Brockmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"A thought-provoking, deeply satisfying romance from a master of the genre."
When a white Navy SEAL's teen daughter disappears, his smart, resourceful African-American neighbor steps in to help and becomes an emotional touchstone—for the crisis and beyond. Read full book review >
JUST THE THING by Marie Harte
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2017

"A sexy romance that includes a moving peek at post-traumatic stress and survivor's guilt but tempers intense emotionalism and sensuality with sweet and comedic elements."
Two wounded souls leverage a gym flirtation into a lighthearted fling, but when their feelings intensify, they must decide if the time has come to break through their grief and guilt to embrace love and happiness. Read full book review >
FUEL FOR FIRE by Julie Ann Walker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2017

"A fast-paced, sexy thrill ride."
Dagan Zoelner and Chelsea Duvall have an unresolved attraction that may finally come to fruition when an undercover mission goes awry, but whether their relationship can survive in the real world is uncertain given the secrets and guilt they carry. Read full book review >

SCANDALOUS EVER AFTER by Theresa Romain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2017

"A solid effort from an up-and-coming writer."
After an earl's death, his wife and his best friend must give themselves permission to love each other. Read full book review >
LORD OF LIES by Amy Sandas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2017

"A beautifully written romance that's full of adventure—electric and absorbing."
Opposites attract in this fast-paced story. Read full book review >
WIRED by Julie Garwood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2017

"Overall, a few computer glitches won't detract from this pleasing romance in which finding out the truth leads to finding true love."
A crime investigation turns steamy when an FBI agent recruits an idealistic hacker in the latest romantic thriller from Garwood (Fast Track, 2014, etc.). Read full book review >
THE RUIN OF A RAKE by Cat Sebastian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2017

"Sebastian upends Regency romance conventions in this sensual, emotional, and upbeat take on the rake/wallflower trope."
Two very different men, haunted by their pasts but drawn to each other, forge a future together. Read full book review >
DISORDERLY CONDUCT by Tessa Bailey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 3, 2017

"Blazing hot sex scenes heighten the tension of this emotional exploration of passion and love, tempered by moments of winsome romance and slapstick comedy."
When Charlie and Ever meet, it seems like a match made in heaven for two people determined to have a no-strings-attached relationship, but when the rules—and their feelings—change, it'll take some missteps and a few high jinks before they realize they're meant for each other. Read full book review >
THREE WEEKS WITH A PRINCESS by Vanessa Kelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2017

"An enjoyable, thoughtful romance."
A heroine faces her unlucky future when she must either become a courtesan or rely on the favor of the aristocratic family she believes abandoned her to save herself from financial ruin. Read full book review >
THE DAY OF THE DUCHESS by Sarah MacLean
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2017

"A thrilling story of love reborn."
An Edwardian-era duke and duchess are torn apart by the expectations of their families and the death of their child. 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 >