Romance Book Reviews (page 13)

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 >
WHAT I THOUGHT WAS TRUE by Huntley Fitzpatrick
ROMANCE
Released: April 15, 2014

"Much deeper than the pretty cover lets on. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A teenage girl struggles with class divisions, sex and the tricky art of communication. Read full book review >
THE LONESOME YOUNG by Lucy Connors
ROMANCE
Released: April 8, 2014

"Romance fans will be enthralled by the back-and-forth drama, though general readers may grow impatient with the protagonists. (Romance. 14-17)"
In rural Kentucky, where everyone knows everyone else and grudges run deep, Victoria and Mickey's romance is doomed before it even begins. Read full book review >
THE VENETIAN BARGAIN by Marina Fiorato
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2014

"Fiorato (Daughter of Siena, 2011) nimbly weaves cultural, religious, architectural and medical histories into this captivating romance."
In 1576, the bubonic plague ravages the Ottoman Empire. Still stung by his defeat at the Battle of Lepanto, the sultan of Constantinople decides to wield the vicious disease as a weapon against Venice. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Gabrielle Zevin
March 3, 2015

A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over—and see everything anew. “Zevin writes characters who grow and prosper,” our reviewer writes, “in a narrative that is sometimes sentimental, sometimes funny, sometimes true to life and always entertaining.” View video >