Romance Book Reviews (page 15)

MAYBE SOMEDAY by Colleen Hoover
ROMANCE
Released: March 18, 2014

"Hoover is one of the freshest voices in new-adult fiction, and her latest resonates with true emotion, unforgettable characters and just the right amount of sexual tension."
Sydney and Ridge make beautiful music together in a love triangle written by Hoover (Losing Hope, 2013, etc.), with a link to a digital soundtrack by American Idol contestant Griffin Peterson. Read full book review >
THE MIDNIGHT ROSE by Lucinda Riley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2014

"Riley continues her run of solid, if earthbound, love stories, but this one derails close to its conclusion."
Stretching from Darjeeling, India, to Dartmoor, England, the latest romantic saga from a popular British novelist confidently blends multiple storylines, large helpings of tragedy, a fairy-tale villain and some startling plot twists. Read full book review >

Life, Love, and Unity by Deanna Jameson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2014

"Fanciful, overreaching love story featuring a saintly hero, autism and other family issues."
Smitten at first sight, Michael pursues Ann, who has an autistic child and abusive ex-husband, in this debut romance novel. Read full book review >
KISSING IN ITALIAN by Lauren Henderson
ROMANCE
Released: March 11, 2014

"Unfortunately the plot moves as slowly as an Italian summer afternoon, leaving one to wonder at the lack of urgency in a novel billed as suspenseful. (Mystery/romance. 14 & up)"
The story continues in slow, meandering fashion for Violet, the heroine of Flirting in Italian (2012). Read full book review >
POWER PLAY by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 11, 2014

"Standard, appealing fare from Steel."
Steel's (Winners, 2013, etc.) latest contemporary romance targets the integrity of corporate executives. Read full book review >

THE SHADOW PRINCE by Bree Despain
ROMANCE
Released: March 11, 2014

"An overcrowded modern romance equally inspired by ancient Greece and Glee. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
A singer and a soldier boy re-enact and rework classic Greek myths in this lengthy series opener. Read full book review >
PASSIONWALK by S. L. Plummer
ROMANCE
Released: March 10, 2014

"A solid, erotic story with well-crafted characters, and the promise of more drama to come."
A former Atlanta Hawks basketball star meets a potential love interest in Plummer's debut romance novel.Nehemiah Shepherd has lost faith in life. Read full book review >
THE ALL YOU CAN DREAM BUFFET by Barbara O'Neal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014

"Rather predictable, but it rings all the right bells."
A diverse group of bloggers become fast friends, sharing their passion for food and their thoughts via email. Read full book review >
THE DARK AFFAIR by Máire Claremont
ROMANCE
Released: March 4, 2014

"A dramatic, darkly complex story from a bold new voice in romance."
Lady Margaret Cassidy has survived the horrors of the Irish Famine and the Crimean War, but navigating marriage to an opium-addicted lord in order to save her troubled brother may be the most difficult experience she's yet faced. Read full book review >
SAPPHIRES ARE AN EARL'S BEST FRIEND by Shana Galen
ROMANCE
Released: March 4, 2014

"The courtesans are never as wicked as they pretend, but the road to happily-ever-after is intense, conflicted, suspenseful and fun."
Lily Dawson's reputation as the Countess of Charm, a renowned courtesan, is secretly a cover for her intelligence gathering, and her current mission is compromised when the only man she's ever loved finally notices her—just as she is trying to seduce his father. Read full book review >
CAROLINA MAN by Virginia Kantra
ROMANCE
Released: March 4, 2014

"Contemporary romance as warm and gratifying as a perfect day at the beach."
A Marine's world is completely upended when he receives a letter saying he's the guardian of a 10-year-old daughter he never knew about, and the attorney handling the matter feels like the woman he's been waiting for all his life. Read full book review >
DETOURS by Emma Gates
ROMANCE
Released: March 4, 2014

"A well-plotted, if uneven, international romance."
In Gates' (Walking to Israel, 2014) novel, two Vietnam War-era college students have a two-month romance, break up and meet again a decade later in the Middle East.Seventeen-year-old Clare Meredith is a freshman at Indiana University in 1972 when she first eyes handsome grad student Lowell Goodenow. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Bill Browder
author of RED NOTICE
March 24, 2015

Bill Browder’s Red Notice is a nonfiction political thriller about an American financier in the Wild East of Russia, the murder of his principled young tax attorney, and his mission to expose the Kremlin’s corruption. In 2007, a group of Russian law enforcement officers raided Browder’s offices in Moscow and stole $230 million of taxes that his fund’s companies had paid to the Russian government. Browder’s attorney Sergei Magnitsky investigated the incident and uncovered a sprawling criminal enterprise. A month after Sergei testified against the officials involved, he was arrested and thrown into pre-trial detention, where he was tortured for a year. On November 16, 2009, he was led to an isolation chamber, handcuffed to a bedrail, and beaten to death by eight guards in full riot gear. “It may be that ‘Russian stories never have happy endings,’ ” our reviewer writes about Red Notice, “but Browder’s account more than compensates by ferociously unmasking Putin’s thugocracy.” View video >