Romance Book Reviews

First Rodeo by Judith Hennessey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"An engaging, nuanced female awakening journey in the West."
On a trip to Wyoming, a divorced mother finds romance with a younger cowboy in this debut novel. Read full book review >
Wilder by Rebecca Yarros
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 19, 2016

"Intelligent and fun, this fast-paced tale delivers kaleidoscopic settings and an adventurous love story."
Yarros (Ignite: Legacy, 2016, etc.) offers a shipboard romance between an extreme sports athlete and his ambitious tutor.Read full book review >

THE REBEL HEIR  by Elizabeth Michels
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"The lively plot and vivid characters are as well-drawn as the sex, offering satisfaction on many levels."
A con artist falls for the well-behaved daughter of the man he's trying to swindle, but who is the real imposter? Read full book review >
DISCOVERY OF DESIRE by Susanne Lord
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"If you like your romance with the sweetness of Mary Balogh's novels or the anguish of Sherry Thomas', this is one to cherish."
How do two lovers, with nary an aristocratic title or fortune between them, find their happy-ever-after in 1850s Bombay and London? Read full book review >
MY WILD IRISH DRAGON  by Ashlyn Chase
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A fun, readable, if predicable paranormal romance that explores a world beyond vampires and your typical run-of-the-mill animal shape-shifting species."
Chloe Arish has a single goal in her new life in Boston, and Ryan Fierro is the only person who can get in her way. Read full book review >

LOVING YOU EASY  by Roni Loren
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Readers looking for sizzling chemistry, likable characters, and ultraromantic BDSM will not be disappointed."
A three-way BDSM story with heartfelt romance and a kick of suspense. Read full book review >
Triple Love Score by Brandi Megan Granett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"An entertaining romance novel with an engrossing plot, a conflicted heroine, and a couple of surprising, poignant takeaways."
A young poetry professor debates whether to follow her heart or mind. Read full book review >
THE SOLDIER'S SCOUNDREL by Cat Sebastian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"An accomplished, thoroughly winning debut."
A familiar Regency opposites-attract romance becomes something freshly seductive in the hands of a skilled newcomer. Read full book review >
NO MISTRESS OF MINE by Laura Lee Guhrke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A spellbinding, sizzling romance."
A Victorian-era cabaret dancer inherits part of a well-regarded London repertory theater, but the viscount whose family owns the other half of the business is her estranged former lover. Read full book review >
Blood Divine by Greg Howard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 31, 2016

"An exciting, romantic tale anchored in a great sense of place."
In this paranormal romance, a man returns to his hometown, where he must learn truths about his family, join a battle against supernatural evil, and save the man he loves. Read full book review >
A SCOT IN THE DARK by Sarah MacLean
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Highly recommended."
When a duke's forgotten ward embroils herself in a scandal, the duke decides to deal with her himself. That's easier said than done. Read full book review >
PLAYING FAST by Melanie Scott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Dynamic, sexy, and intense, especially perfect for baseball romance fans."
When Finn Castro, baseball's sexy bad boy, gets sent down to the Saint's minor league team to straighten out, he meets team administrator Eva Harlowe, who never, ever dates baseball players and isn't going to start with a troublemaker—no matter how tempting he is. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Melissa Sweet
author of SOME WRITER!
September 26, 2016

“SOME PIG,” Charlotte the spider’s praise for Wilbur, is just one fondly remembered snippet from E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. In Some Writer!, two-time Caldecott Honor winner and 2014 Kirkus Prize finalist Melissa Sweet mixes White’s personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell his story, from his birth in 1899 to his death in 1985. Budding young writers will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist, New Yorker contributor, and children’s book author who loved words his whole life. This authorized tribute is the first fully illustrated biography of E. B. White and includes an afterword by Martha White, E. B. White's granddaughter. “Like Charlotte, Sweet spins a terrific story,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “A masterful biography that will enchant young readers.” View video >