Romance Book Reviews (page 13)

The Cutting Room by Stewart Dudley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2014

"A thoughtful exploration of honor, trust and middle-age romance."
In Dudley's debut novel, a film-festival volunteer chauffeurs, advises and connects with a Hollywood star-turned-documentary filmmaker. Read full book review >
NIGHT OWL by M. Pierce
ROMANCE
Released: July 1, 2014

"Erotically charged, but the characters are immature and annoying."
A secretive author meets a young woman online, leading to an affair that turns destructive. Read full book review >

FOR ALL TIME by Jude Deveraux
ROMANCE
Released: July 1, 2014

"This charming sequel should be read in sequence to clarify the circumstances that bring Graydon and Toby together, but the lovers from different worlds are soon caught in an engrossing period romance that transcends time."
The second novel in the best-selling author's Nantucket Brides trilogy doubles up on romance with twin brothers and reincarnated lovers. Read full book review >
THE ESCAPE by Mary Balogh
ROMANCE
Released: July 1, 2014

"Regency romance star Balogh continues her poignant Survivor's Club series with a quietly intense love story that speaks to open-heartedness, courage and faith in new beginnings."
Sir Benedict Harper is struggling to find his place in the world after his wounds force him out of the army; in helping his neighbor Samantha McKay escape her stifling in-laws, he expects to feel satisfaction but may find salvation. Read full book review >
THE ILLUSIONISTS by Rosie Thomas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2014

"An excellent premise, but the story lacks magic."
Illusionists in Victorian England take center stage in Thomas' latest romance (Constance, 2013, etc.). Read full book review >

THE STEPSISTER'S TALE by Tracy Barrett
ROMANCE
Released: June 24, 2014

"Highly imaginative as well as insightful, this outstanding revision has the power to entrance and provoke thought. (Romance. 12-18)"
Despite the singular title, this clever and sensitive retelling of "Cinderella" takes the viewpoint of the supposedly evil stepsisters and turns the story inside out. Read full book review >
BETTER HOMES AND HAUNTINGS by Molly Harper
ROMANCE
Released: June 24, 2014

"Fun, sweet, spooky and sexy."
Billionaire social media magnate Deacon Whitney contracts a group of renovation specialists, including landscape designer Nina Linden, to live and work on his remote island estate. Read full book review >
FIVE WAYS TO FALL by K.A.  Tucker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 24, 2014

"Tucker gives her leads just enough past damage to earn sympathy but wisely spends most of her time ratcheting up the sexual tension in this light romance."
At a tequila-soaked bar in Cancún, a womanizing lawyer meets a beautiful woman with a bruised heart. Steamy shenanigans and romance ensue. Read full book review >
SOMETHING SWEETER by Candis Terry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 24, 2014

"Not as dramatic or heart-wrenching as it intends to be but still a warmhearted and romantic read."
Allison Lane swings into Sweet, Texas, when her father gets engaged to a woman he's just met; she doesn't expect to find a family who embraces her as their own or a man who might make her believe in love. Read full book review >
LADY WINDERMERE'S LOVER by Miranda Neville
ROMANCE
Released: June 24, 2014

"A smart, witty and emotionally dense love story that explores friendship and trust along its passionate and compelling journey."
A year after marrying his wife—a commoner—to regain an estate he gambled away, Damian, Earl of Windermere, is surprised to find himself drawn to the accomplished beauty he married. Read full book review >
BETRAYAL by C K Adair
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: June 19, 2014

"A novel with a compassionate, lust-struck heroine that begins well but falters in the final third."
A Georgia social worker falls for a detective in the first installment of Adair's romance/mystery series. Read full book review >
THE GLASS KITCHEN by Linda Francis Lee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 2014

"Sweet and intense, with delightful magical accents, a delectable romance—and yummy recipes."
Broke, divorced and disheartened, Portia Cuthcart leaves Texas for Manhattan, determined to sort out her life and finally embrace her magical way with food. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Ace Atkins
June 2, 2015

P.I. Spenser, knight-errant of the Back Bay, returns in Kickback, the latest in the iconic New York Times–bestselling series from author Ace Atkins. What started out as a joke landed 17-year-old Dillon Yates in a lockdown juvenile facility in Boston Harbor. When he set up a prank Twitter account for his vice principal, he never dreamed he could be brought up on criminal charges, but that’s exactly what happened. This is Blackburn, Massachusetts, where zero tolerance for minors is a way of life. Leading the movement is tough-as-nails Judge Joe Scali, who gives speeches about getting tough on today’s wild youth. But Dillon’s mother, who knows other Blackburn kids who are doing hard time for minor infractions, isn’t buying Scali’s line. She hires Spenser to find the truth behind the draconian sentencing. “It’s great to see Spenser tackle a social evil with its roots in real life,” our reviewer writes. View video >