Romance Book Reviews

AN EXTRAORDINARY UNION by Alyssa Cole
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2017

"A masterful tale that bodes well for future work from Cole."
A spy posing as a slave in Civil War Virginia risks her own life and the outcome of the war by falling in love with a fellow spy of another race. Read full book review >
DANGEROUS GAMES by Tess Diamond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2017

"A solid, appealing debut."
Maggie Kincaid, a former FBI negotiator working a sensitive kidnapping case, finds herself clashing with Jake O'Connor, a security expert also working the investigation, but as evidence of secrets and corruption emerge, he becomes her most trusted ally. Read full book review >

YOU MAY KISS THE BRIDE by Lisa Berne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2017

"A sheer delight."
A well-born but penniless orphan is compromised by a wealthy gentleman and comes to realize that all the luxuries in the world aren't enough reason to enter into a loveless marriage. Her plans to escape are foiled, though, when she begins to question her feelings—and his. Read full book review >
IT STARTED WITH A KISS by Ella Quinn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2017

"In fact, the happy and chaotic family life that takes place around the edges of the love story is what makes this novel so delightful. A fun read."
A foolish duke is too proud to tell his beloved about his problems and almost loses her as a result. Read full book review >
MILLION DOLLAR COWBOY by Lori Wilde
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2017

"The fifth book in Wilde's Cupid series is pretty heavy on the bad boy/good girl trope but manages to mostly make it work."
Kaia Alzate is a veterinary student who loves all animals—wild and domestic. Will her compassion and hope be enough to tame Ridge Lockhart, the wild man of her dreams? Read full book review >

HOPE BLOOMS by Jamie Pope
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2017

"An intensely emotional read with flawed characters who share a complicated history but desperately need each other to survive. Ultimately hopeful and romantic."
A teacher finds healing and hope in the aftermath of a school shooting that took the life of her husband and unborn child. Read full book review >
THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE AND DUKES by Laura Lee Guhrke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2017

"An interesting tale from a well-respected author."
In Victorian London, a businesswoman and a duke may disagree about everything and still find each other irresistible. Read full book review >
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 >
Kirkus Interview
Laini Taylor
March 27, 2017

In bestselling YA writer Laini Taylor’s new fantasy novel, Strange the Dreamer, the dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he's been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever. What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving? “Lovers of intricate worldbuilding and feverish romance will find this enthralling,” our critic writes. View video >