Romance Book Reviews (page 14)

TREMAINE'S TRUE LOVE by Grace Burrowes
ROMANCE
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Burrowes is at the top of her game, and this latest offering is not to be missed."
A gently bred spinster scandalizes her family by providing medical care to the poor people in the local village, and even falling in love with a handsome businessman can't dissuade her from her mission. Read full book review >
JUST A SUMMER FLING  by Cate Cameron
ROMANCE
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A bright, warm, intelligent love story from a promising new voice in romance."
Invited to Vermont by a Hollywood acquaintance, movie star Ashley Carlsen meets local handyman Josh Sullivan, who has a reputation as a local player but doesn't seem to want anything to do with her.Read full book review >

THE GREAT ESTATE by Sherri Browning
ROMANCE
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"In spite of their obtuseness, both Gabriel and Sophia are likable-enough characters, and the estate around which the plot revolves is charming enough to make the book a tolerable read."
A long-married earl and countess are estranged after the death of their infant son several years before, but their mutual love for their estate brings them together. Read full book review >
If Not 4 U and Some Shoes by Laurie Nenson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 28, 2015

"Fun, effervescent romantic comedy."
A young girl falls in love and tries to make her relationship work while also designing the perfect shoe. Read full book review >
THE WITCH'S DAUGHTER by Leigh Ann Edwards
ROMANCE
Released: July 25, 2015

"There's not a dull moment for this fantasy's protagonist—no matter whose daughter she is."
A young woman must prove her noble lineage in order to break a curse in the second installment of Edwards' (The Farrier's Daughter, 2014) fantasy/romance series. Read full book review >

Black Dawn by Cristin Harber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 14, 2015

"Sure to appease readers interested in romance, but Harber supports it with a solid thriller foundation.
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A hacker stuck in a destructive relationship fends off terrorists all while being wooed by a handsome fellow hacker in Harber's (Hart Attack, 2014) romantic thriller. Read full book review >
The Cat and Cayenne by Claudie Hebert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 14, 2015

"A tumultuous, unpredictable, and ultimately absurd love story."
A woman bounces between three love interests after visiting a voodoo psychic in this romance novel set in modern-day New Orleans. Read full book review >
Elena Chavez by Jeanette Collins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2015

"Fast-paced and replete with steamy romance and eroticism but short on meaningful character development."
In Collins' erotic romance, a deputy sheriff seeks redemption after a disturbing encounter with a seductive, dangerous stranger. Read full book review >
The Lightening Round by Bruce Stuart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2015

"A fairy tale with a thoroughly modern heroine who tackles problems with grit."
A round and sassy baker chases love and (weight) loss in Stuart's (State and Local Government Workers' Retirement Savings Guide, 2002, etc.) rom-com. Read full book review >
TWICE IN A LIFETIME by Dorothy Garlock
ROMANCE
Released: July 7, 2015

"A feel-good love story that comforts rather than challenges. Garlock excels at creating an experience her readers want, one that's still heartwarming no matter how many times they've seen it."
With this historical romance, the prolific Garlock (Take Me Home, 2014, etc.) again uses midcentury, small-town America as her backdrop for a gentle tale of love lost and found.Read full book review >
Wishing on the Water by Elizabeth York
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015

"Dramatic and twisty but full of plot holes; plus, the writer heroine isn't very writerly."
After her fiance dies, a woman tries to start over elsewhere, but a visit home stirs up both unresolved passion and new danger in this romance/thriller novel. Read full book review >
Like a Bird by Laurie Varga
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2015

"Frequently sexual if not always sensual; those entranced by such a libertine setup will be eager to see how it all plays out."
From debut author Varga comes a dark romance novel about a reclusive investor and the two women who command his attention. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jeff Chang
September 20, 2016

In the provocative essays in journalist Jeff Chang’s new book We Gon’ Be Alright, Chang takes an incisive and wide-ranging look at the recent tragedies and widespread protests that have shaken the country. Through deep reporting with key activists and thinkers, personal writing, and cultural criticism, We Gon’ Be Alright links #BlackLivesMatter to #OscarsSoWhite, Ferguson to Washington D.C., the Great Migration to resurgent nativism. Chang explores the rise and fall of the idea of “diversity,” the roots of student protest, changing ideas about Asian Americanness, and the impact of a century of racial separation in housing. “He implores readers to listen, act, and become involved with today’s activists, who offer ‘new ways to see our past and our present,’ ” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “A compelling and intellectually thought-provoking exploration of the quagmire of race relations.” View video >