Romance Book Reviews (page 16)

Like a Bird by Laurie Varga
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 >
A DUKE BUT NO GENTLEMAN by Alexandra Hawkins
Released: June 30, 2015

"The book is full of tiresome inconsistencies and weak-willed characters, but readers who enjoy dark sex scenes may find it entertaining."
Two Georgian-era noblemen, a duke and a marquess, spur each other to ever greater depths of depravity, until the duke falls in love with one of their victims. Read full book review >

Released: June 30, 2015

"A touching inspirational romance that weaves faith and love together in a convincing and heartfelt way."
When Vanessa Hollister reluctantly heads back to the town where she spent her senior year of high school to plan her wedding, she runs headlong into the past she's spent a decade trying to forget—namely, her ex-husband, Logan. Read full book review >
The Perfect Bargain by Julia London
Released: June 30, 2015

"Despite a rocky start and some underdeveloped secondary characters, this is a quick, entertaining beach read packed with delightful dialogue and plenty of laughs."
London (The Scoundrel and the Debutante, 2015, etc.), writing as Jessa McAdams, fashions a light, contemporary romance novel centered on a high-class, stubborn American girl and a down-to-earth, equally stubborn Scottish man.Read full book review >
A NEW HOPE by Robyn Carr
Released: June 30, 2015

"Fans will be delighted to get back to Thunder Point and another poignant romance."
After a horrible introduction, Matt Lacoumette makes amends to Ginger Dysart and the two become fast friends—before realizing they might be perfect for each other. Read full book review >

EVER AFTER by Jude Deveraux
Released: June 30, 2015

"This sexy, lighthearted romp brings the series to a satisfying close."
Deveraux (For All Time, 2014, etc.) saves the best for last in the final installment of the Nantucket Brides trilogy, in which a physical therapist rehabilitates a wounded military veteran in a haunted house.Read full book review >
The Average Girl by Angelina Goode
Released: June 26, 2015

"An adorably sweet Tinseltown romance, perfect for a day at the LA beach."
Lighthearted fiction about a woman who gets paid to help regular people meet famous people in seemingly chance encounters. Read full book review >
A Search for Love by Lee Dorsey
Released: June 26, 2015

"A tale of multiple marriages that lacks strong characters."
In this debut erotic novel, a radio and TV personality looks back on his seven-wife search for love and great sex. Read full book review >
Released: June 22, 2015

"A surprisingly winning long-distance love story."
The story of a Christian relationship, revealed in a series of letters. Read full book review >
GREY by E L James
Released: June 18, 2015

"Die-hard fans might argue this gives us something new, but it doesn't—and it's boring."
Fifty Shades of Grey, from Christian's perspective. Read full book review >
Candidate  by Tracy Ewens
Released: June 12, 2015

"A fluffy romance with a happy ending that will satisfy even the stodgiest political analyst."
Love and politics make uncomfortable bedfellows in Ewens' (Premiere: A Love Story, 2014, etc.) latest romantic caper. Read full book review >
ONLY A PROMISE by Mary Balogh
Released: June 9, 2015

"An elegant, romantic exploration of the trauma of war and the healing power of love."
Fighting Napoleon, Ralph Stockwood suffered devastating loss and now feels dead inside, but as the sole heir to a dukedom, he needs a wife; when a family friend suggests they marry, she seems as good a choice as any, since love is off the table. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
H.W. Brands
October 11, 2016

As noted historian H.W. Brands reveals in his new book The General vs. the President: MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War, at the height of the Korean War, President Harry S. Truman committed a gaffe that sent shock waves around the world. When asked by a reporter about the possible use of atomic weapons in response to China's entry into the war, Truman replied testily, "The military commander in the field will have charge of the use of the weapons, as he always has." This suggested that General Douglas MacArthur, the willful, fearless, and highly decorated commander of the American and U.N. forces, had his finger on the nuclear trigger. A correction quickly followed, but the damage was done; two visions for America's path forward were clearly in opposition, and one man would have to make way. Truman was one of the most unpopular presidents in American history. General MacArthur, by contrast, was incredibly popular, as untouchable as any officer has ever been in America. The contest of wills between these two titanic characters unfolds against the turbulent backdrop of a faraway war and terrors conjured at home by Joseph McCarthy. “An exciting, well-written comparison study of two American leaders at loggerheads during the Korean War crisis,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >