Romance Book Reviews (page 14)

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 >
MERCY by HelenKay Dimon
ROMANCE
Released: May 6, 2014

"Hot and bold in a hard-shell-over-a-soft-center kind of way that romance fans will find sexy, fun and satisfying."
Undercover CIA operative Becca Ford routinely uses her body to fulfill missions, but she'd never lost her heart until meeting Jarrett Holt; unfortunately, discovering his darkest secrets has put them both in danger. Read full book review >
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 >
Kirkus Interview
Mona Eltahawy
April 28, 2015

In her debut book, Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution, Egyptian-American journalist and commentator Mona Eltahawy mounts an angry indictment of the treatment of women throughout the Arab world. Born in Egypt, she spent her childhood in London, moving with her family to Saudi Arabia when she was 15. Her shock was immediate and visceral: “It felt as though we’d moved to another planet whose inhabitants fervently wished women did not exist,” she recalls. Women could not travel, work or even go to a doctor’s appointment without male approval. We talk to Eltahawy this week on Kirkus TV about her arresting new book. View video >