Romance Book Reviews (page 13)

FRISKY BUSINESS by Tawna Fenske
ROMANCE
Released: May 6, 2014

"An appealing blend of lighthearted fun and emotional tenderness."
Swearing off rich men after a demoralizing breakup, Marley Cartman moves to Bend, Ore., for a brand-new start and immediately meets Will: jeans-clad, seemingly unemployed and...horrifyingly wealthy. Read full book review >
SINCE I SAW YOU by Beth Kery
ROMANCE
Released: May 6, 2014

"An intensely sexual love story."
Eccentric-genius inventor Kam Reardon begrudgingly comes to Chicago to find the best market for his groundbreaking technology and falls into an erotic relationship with Lin Soong, his billionaire brother's second-in-command. Read full book review >

IT HAPPENED ONE WEDDING by Julie James
ROMANCE
Released: May 6, 2014

"Sexy and effervescent."
Attraction sparks between FBI agent Vaughn Roberts and Sidney Sinclair when they meet, but she's looking for a relationship, not a player—a situation that becomes increasingly complicated when they're forced to plan a wedding together. Read full book review >
A REASON TO LOVE by Alexis Morgan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2014

"Morgan maintains her winning combination of small-town tenderness and sexy, wounded heroes."
Everyone thinks soldier Spencer Lang died in action, so when he comes home the day his best friend is marrying the girl of his dreams, things get complicated. Read full book review >
Mimi  by Eric Karell
ROMANCE
Released: May 6, 2014

"Fans of Larry Flynt-era fiction will likely be entertained by this melodramatic tale of sex, decadence and codependency."
Debut author Karell offers a story about a steamy love affair between a young, talented lawyer and an ill-fated actress.Cynthia "Mimi" Jamison meets with tragedy in the very first chapter of this novel. Read full book review >

The Tie that Binds by Kelly Leigh Halsch
ROMANCE
Released: May 1, 2014

"A charming novel about grace and the power of family."
A feel-good Christian romance about love and redemption.Halsch's (Let the Rain Fall, 2008, etc.) novel tells the story of Amy and Beth Monahan, two sisters from a prosperous family who have never gotten along. Read full book review >
SEARCHING FOR PERFECT by Jennifer Probst
ROMANCE
Released: April 29, 2014

"Not perfect but fun and flirtatious, with enough potent emotional touchstones to keep the reader engaged."
When Kennedy agrees to help Nate—a walking nerd cliché—re-invent himself to find the woman of his dreams, she's in no danger of falling for him: She has an aversion to relationships and a thing for perfection, and he's far from perfect. Isn't he? Read full book review >
WHEN WE MET by Susan Mallery
ROMANCE
Released: April 29, 2014

"Happy endings are always the theme in Fool's Gold, and satisfied romance fans aren't complaining."
Angel Whittaker and Taryn Crawford are both new to Fool's Gold, with pasts that have forged them into successful professionals with a shared aversion to serious relationships—a perfect match, until attraction flares into something more. Read full book review >
THE UNEXPECTED DUCHESS by Valerie Bowman
ROMANCE
Released: April 29, 2014

"A fun, smart comedy of errors and a sexy, satisfying romance."
Sharp-tongued Lady Lucy Upton is determined to save her friend from an unwanted courtship by the newly minted Duke of Claringdon, but she never expects that standing up to him will draw the arrogant—and handsome—man her way. Read full book review >
OTHERWISE ENGAGED by Amanda Quick
ROMANCE
Released: April 22, 2014

"Sexy romance and intriguing mystery combine for a wholly satisfying and entertaining read."
When Victorian world traveler Amity Doncaster meets an injured Benedict Stanbridge in a dark alley on a small Caribbean island, she saves his life and falls in love with him, leading them both into peril. Read full book review >
A Prayer Heeded by Samreen Ahsan
ROMANCE
Released: April 21, 2014

"An Arabian Nights–style conclusion to an intriguing cross-cultural love story."
A love affair between an atheist and a Muslim takes some bizarre turns in this sequel to A Silent Prayer (2014). Read full book review >
UP AT BUTTERNUT LAKE by Mary McNear
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2014

"Plot really isn't the point of books like these; it's about the characters, and McNear has admirably crafted people worth following."
The first in a homey, feel-good series, McNear's small-town tale offers lakeside views and likable characters. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Frank Bruni
March 31, 2015

Over the last few decades, Americans have turned college admissions into a terrifying and occasionally devastating process, preceded by test prep, tutors, all sorts of stratagems, all kinds of rankings, and a conviction among too many young people that their futures will be determined and their worth established by which schools say yes and which say no. In Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be, New York Times columnist Frank Bruni explains why, giving students and their parents a new perspective on this brutal, deeply flawed competition and a path out of the anxiety that it provokes. “Written in a lively style but carrying a wallop, this is a book that family and educators cannot afford to overlook as they try to navigate the treacherous waters of college admissions,” our reviewer writes. View video >