Romance Book Reviews

BLUSH FOR ME by Kristen Proby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2017

"With the third book in her Fusion series, Proby proves that she's a vintage that ripens with each page."
When Kat hooks up with Mac on her out-of-town sexcation, the last thing she expects is for their no-strings fling to turn into something deeper. Read full book review >
STEALING MR. RIGHT  by Tamara Morgan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"Morgan (Model Behavior, 2015, etc.) has superbly revived the pairing of romance and jewel heists."
A marriage between a jewel thief and an FBI agent is an unconventional match made in heaven. Read full book review >

BEDCHAMBER GAMES by Tracy Anne Warren
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"Justice may be blind, but love has its eyes wide open throughout this satisfying story."
A love story between lawyers that doesn't need a prenup. Read full book review >
SOMEONE TO LOVE by Donna Alward
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"A breezy romance that takes on some tough topics—with heart."
An unlikely match is made when a hard-to-crack firefighter and a whimsical cafe owner connect through mutual friends and family—a reminder that love is not just a personal matter, but a family affair. Read full book review >
A LADY'S CODE OF MISCONDUCT by Meredith Duran
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A masterful tale of suspense, forgiveness, and love."
A sham marriage, political intrigue, and a case of amnesia provide a backdrop for this absorbing Victorian romance. Read full book review >

PERFECT FOR YOU by Candis Terry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Brooke must be diligent to get her boss to play with her—and the heart-melting ending is well worth the effort."
The Sunshine Creek Vineyard series continues with a fun-filled road trip that is definitely not safe for work. Read full book review >
SINFUL SCOTTISH LAIRD  by Julia London
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"The story is absorbing and entertaining, and the author can be forgiven for writing a compelling heroine and a rather humdrum hero."
An 18th-century widow must remarry to fulfill the terms of her late husband's will. Read full book review >
THE UNDATEABLE by Sarah Title
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A delightful start to Librarians in Love, a promising new contemporary-romance series."
Some good can come of internet notoriety. Read full book review >
HAVOC by Jamie Shaw
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"A generally successful, fun romance from an author to watch."
When Hailey meets her spoiled cousin's ex-boyfriend Mike, an up-and-coming rock star, she's stunned by their mutual attraction, especially when it becomes clear that being with him could mean the end of her own dreams. Read full book review >
UNEXPECTEDLY HERS by Jamie Beck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Beck's fans will be thrilled by the latest in her witty, sexy, and unexpectedly emotional contemporary-romance series."
A contemporary small-town romance between a mousy innkeeper and a snowboarding champion who can't quite recall where he's seen her before. Read full book review >
HIS COWBOY HEART by Jennifer Ryan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"An interesting book that turns a lot of established tropes and gender norms on their sides."
Ford Kendrick and Jamie Keller broke up because of clashing family problems—Jamie's drove her away from their hometown even as Ford's kept him rooted there. They each left the relationship broken by the difficult choices they were forced to make. Read full book review >
DEVIL IN SPRING by Lisa Kleypas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"A funny and charming story that will delight readers from the first page to the last."
When two strangers are found alone in a summerhouse during a ball in Victorian London, they're forced into an engagement neither of them wants—at first. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Brad Parks
author of SAY NOTHING
March 7, 2017

In Brad Parks’ new thriller Say Nothing, judge Scott Sampson doesn’t brag about having a perfect life, but the evidence is clear: a prestigious job. A beloved family. On an ordinary Wednesday afternoon, he is about to pick up his six-year-old twins to go swimming when his wife, Alison, texts him that she’ll get the kids from school instead. It’s not until she gets home later that Scott realizes she doesn’t have the children. And she never sent the text. Then the phone rings, and every parent’s most chilling nightmare begins. A man has stolen Sam and Emma. For Scott and Alison, the kidnapper’s call is only the beginning of a twisting, gut-churning ordeal of blackmail, deceit, and terror; a high-profile trial like none the judge or his wife has ever experienced. Their marriage falters. Suspicions and long-buried jealousies rise to the surface. Fractures appear. Lies are told. “The nerve-shredding never lets up for a minute as Parks picks you up by the scruff of the neck, shakes you vigorously, and repeats over and over again till a climax so harrowing that you’ll be shaking with gratitude that it’s finally over,” our critic writes in a starred review. View video >