Romance Book Reviews (page 14)

SHIELD OF WINTER by Nalini Singh
ROMANCE
Released: June 3, 2014

"Singh shines with elaborate, compelling worldbuilding and scorching sexual and emotional tension."
As an Arrow, Vasic has been conditioned to remain even more detached than most Psy, so when he's asked to guard Ivy, an empath who may hold the key to their society's survival, he's unnerved by her emotionalism and his long-buried desire to belong. Read full book review >
HERE'S LOOKING AT YOU by Mhairi McFarlane
ROMANCE
Released: June 3, 2014

"Fun and engaging but with thought-provoking twists that deepen the emotional impact beyond light romantic comedy."
History professor Anna Alessi is shocked when she has to work with James Fraser, her high school tormentor; stymied when he doesn't recognize her; and stunned when she finds herself falling for him. Read full book review >

A SHIVER OF LIGHT by Laurell K. Hamilton
ROMANCE
Released: June 3, 2014

"A shadow of Hamilton's greatness, but avid fans waiting for the continuation of Merry's story will still buy it."
Fae princess Merry Gentry is about to give birth to triplets at the ad hoc Court she's established in Los Angeles, giving rise to political and personal complications across the faerie world and threatening those closest to her. Read full book review >
The Broken Heart Diet by Tom Formaro
ROMANCE
Released: June 1, 2014

"A memorable, gratifying glimpse into the life of a romantic restaurateur."
With paranormal elements, Formaro's (co-author Alfonso, the Christmas Pumpkin, 2009) debut romance is told from the unusual point of view of the spurned male. Read full book review >
DREAMWEAVER TRAIL by Emily March
ROMANCE
Released: May 27, 2014

"Smoothly written, with appealing characters and an engaging storyline, this will surely be a winner with romance fans."
After a professional tragedy, Gabi Romano can't decide what to do next and escapes winter in Eternity Springs, Colo., for a temporary dogsitting job in the Caribbean. Read full book review >

Ange'el by Jamie Le Fay
ROMANCE
Released: May 20, 2014

"A finely grained achievement that challenges the status quo on all fronts."
In this debut romantic fantasy, a young woman learns that her nearly perfect lover is from an ancient, scientifically advanced civilization. Read full book review >
The Ex Lottery by Kim Sanders
ROMANCE
Released: May 19, 2014

"A light, uplifting romance that's equal parts comedy, fairy tale and travelogue."
Contemporary romance about a young woman who wins the lottery and travels to Ireland to buy a castle.Sanders (Shades of Gray, 2011) has a sympathetic character in art teacher Tory Adams. Read full book review >
"The Woman Who Loved Too Well" by David Orsini
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 14, 2014

"A violently emotional and occasionally over-the-top story of love and war."
In this romantic drama set against the backdrop of World War II, a young woman and loyal member of the French Resistance seduces a Nazi in order to negotiate the freedom of a captive friend—though she finds herself falling for the enemy. Read full book review >
THE WITCH OF BELLADONNA BAY by Suzanne Palmieri
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2014

"A fascinating look at magic, mystery, family and love with a Southern gothic flair."
Fourteen years ago, the night her mother died, Bronwyn Whalen ran away from Magnolia Creek, Alabama, and never looked back; now her family is in crisis, and Bronwyn knows it's time to mend the rifts in her heart and her home. Read full book review >
Kate's Escape from the Billable Hour by Petula Parker
ROMANCE
Released: May 12, 2014

"Enjoyable chick lit with a rollicking, humorous plot."
In this debut rom-com novel, a burned-out, formerly overweight young lawyer goes to Barcelona in search of the attractive male exchange student from her past.When Kate Billings, a second-year lawyer at Krapp & Lipschitz, attends her annual performance review, the partners object to her freckles and pro bono work, ignoring the record amount of billable hours she has put in for the Scottsdale, Arizona, firm. Read full book review >
CURE FOR THE COMMON BREAKUP by Beth Kendrick
ROMANCE
Released: May 6, 2014

"With snappy dialogue and a breezy tone that still manages to support emotional depth, the author keeps us turning pages and rooting for Black Dog Bay and everyone in it."
A Delaware beach town that's famous for being the best place to recover from a breakup embraces Summer Benson, an injured flight attendant intent on healing. Read full book review >
MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD by Charlaine Harris
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 6, 2014

"A little magic, a little mystery and a lot of imagination make for a story that is both fun and edgy, and some unresolved details will keep readers coming back for more."
An online psychic settles in Midnight, Texas, an unusual small town where all the residents have shadowy pasts and a lingering mystery brings unwanted attention. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer
authors of OFF THE PAGE
May 19, 2015

Meet Oliver, a prince literally taken from the pages of a fairy tale and transported into the real world. Meet Delilah, the girl who wished Oliver into being. In bestseller Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha van Leer’s new young adult novel, Off the Page, it’s a miracle that seems perfect at first—but there are complications. To exist in Delilah’s world, Oliver must take the place of a regular boy. Enter Edgar, who agrees to play Oliver’s role in the pages of Delilah’s favorite book. But just when it seems that the plan will work, everything gets turned upside down. We talk to the mother-daughter team on Kirkus TV. View video >