Romance Book Reviews (page 16)

THE SUMMER I FOUND YOU by Jolene Perry
ROMANCE
Released: March 1, 2014

"Likable main characters, lively dialogue and a timely topic of returning soldiers fill out this low-key romance. (Romance. 13-18)"
Aidan and Kate meet soon after each has experienced a devastating change in health and are surprised to fall in love. Read full book review >
EVENING STARS by Susan Mallery
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"A light, engaging family-coming-of-age story that flows gracefully into a handful of happy endings, though with a few more twists, turns and universal conflicts than a strict romance."
Two sisters are taking stock of their lives amid emotional insecurity when an unexpected treasure gives them the chance to have everything they want—if only they can figure out what that is. Read full book review >

WHEN THE DUKE WAS WICKED by Lorraine Heath
ROMANCE
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"A sparkling, emotionally powerful historical romance that satisfyingly deals with physical and spiritual damage."
For years, the Duke of Lovingdon has lived a debauched life, so when childhood friend Lady Grace Mabry asks him to help her find her own true love, he resists; friends or not, he can't think of a worse person to guide her in matters of the heart. Read full book review >
THE OPHELIA PROPHECY by Sharon Lynn Fisher
ROMANCE
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"If you can suspend your critical faculties, you'll enjoy the romance parts."
Post-apocalyptic romance, from the author of Ghost Planet (2012). Read full book review >
VAMPIRE MOST WANTED by Lynsay Sands
ROMANCE
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"Sexy and captivating, mingling darkness and humor."
Sands' (One Lucky Vampire, 2013, etc.) newest Argeneau Vampire novel follows Basha, who has lived on the fringes of society, trying to avoid the powerful family searching for her while unwittingly setting up a showdown between the child she raised as her own and her newfound life mate. Read full book review >

ARCADIA FALLS by Kai Meyer
ROMANCE
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Snappy dialogue and well-paced excitement bring this adventure to its ambiguous but nevertheless satisfying conclusion. (Paranormal romance. 15 & up)"
The Arcadia trilogy concludes with magic, shootouts, family betrayals and a cruise ship full of monsters: everything that's necessary for a romance about Cosa Nostra shape shifters. Read full book review >
A Silent Prayer by Samreen Ahsan
ROMANCE
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"An intense, joltingly modern love story."
A contemporary romance between modern professionals in Canada. Read full book review >
TO LOVE A CAT by Billi Tiner
ROMANCE
Released: Feb. 7, 2014

"Dull prose and unrealistic characters make this fluffy romance hard to engage with."
A sexy detective, a pretty redhead, a sullen teenager in foster care and several pets with personality collide in this lighthearted romance. Read full book review >
THE CURL UP & DYE by Sharon Sala
ROMANCE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Two-dimensional characters and clunky writing leaves little to recommend this predictable romance."
A romantic comedy featuring a young woman stuck in the past and her next-door neighbor, who harbors a secret passion. Read full book review >
MELTING THE ICE by Jaci Burton
ROMANCE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Fast-paced, with intense sex scenes and an intriguing jumble of the sports and fashion worlds, this steamy novel will satisfy those who like a little heat in their love stories."
Preparing her debut line for Fashion Week, Carolina Preston knows her brother's suggestion to have his best friend model for her is a good one—even if the one hot, secret night she shared in college with sexy hockey star Drew Hogan makes her wary. Read full book review >
R IS FOR REBEL by Megan Mulry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"A clever, intense read marred by a few mechanics issues, including some distracting head-hopping. However, these flaws are minor compared to the quality of the story and storytelling."
Aristocrat Abigail Heyworth has never fit comfortably in her skin, but she's decided it's well past time to create a life; self-made American millionaire Eliot Cranbrook wants everything from Abby, which is hard since she's not sure what that is. Read full book review >
FALLING LIGHT by Thea Harrison
ROMANCE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Beautifully written, boldly imaginative, action-packed and captivating."
Part of an ancient contingent sent to Earth to destroy the Deceiver, Mary and Michael have lost nearly all of their friends over the thousands of years they've existed here, but now, despite exhaustion and grief, victory may be in sight for the soul mates. 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 >