Romance Book Reviews (page 16)

Test Drive by Marie Harte
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"A romance as brash and dynamic as its setting and characters."
Lara Valley is determined to create a better life for herself, working her way through nursing school as a bartender and avoiding relationships, especially with lady killer Johnny Devlin, the tempting, sexy mechanic who's suddenly her knight in shining armor. Read full book review >
24/7 by J.A. Rock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2016

"Rock's happily-ever-after is bittersweet, beautiful, and deeply satisfying."
As Gould uses kink to mourn his ex-boyfriend Hal's death at the hands of a negligent dom, he has to decide what he wants from his relationships with Kel and Greg, the married owners of Riddle, the club where Hal died. Read full book review >

SLEEPLESS IN MANHATTAN by Sarah Morgan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2016

"The romance is a bit overworked, but there have certainly been worse examples of these established tropes."
Morgan's latest contemporary romance focuses on the ups and downs of being a modern career girl in the big city. Read full book review >
THE FAIREST OF THEM ALL by Cathy Maxwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2016

"Both lively and thought-provoking, this book is well worth reading."
An impoverished noblewoman takes to petty crime until a handsome duke shows interest in marrying her. But does she even want a fairy-tale ending? Read full book review >
HIS WICKED WISH by Olivia Drake
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2016

"A dramatic romance that will thrill fans of marriage-of-convenience stories."
When a nobleman purchases a disgraced woman's betrothal, both get more than they bargained for. Read full book review >

HOT IN HELLCAT CANYON by Julie Anne Long
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2016

"Long's ability to create a love story that leaps off the page is as impressive as her characters are likable and dynamic. Let's hope she keeps cranking them out for a long time."
When a down-on-his-luck actor washes up in quaint Hellcat Canyon, it shakes up long-buried feelings for a lonely waitress. Will John Tennessee McCord land Britt Langley in hot water, or will he just add heat to her lukewarm life? Read full book review >
EVERYWHERE AND EVERY WAY by Jennifer Probst
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2016

"Probst's fans will enjoy the unusual setup of her latest romance even if it lacks surprises."
Property Brothers meets Divine Design in a contemporary romance with high-stakes family drama. Read full book review >
TORN by Cynthia Eden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2016

"A smart, gripping romantic-suspense novel that combines an intense love story with an edgy thriller."
When LOST team members Victoria and Wade investigate a missing person case, it soon gets personal. Read full book review >
MARRYING WINTERBORNE by Lisa Kleypas
ROMANCE
Released: May 31, 2016

"Kleypas is a masterful writer, and her latest offering will be welcomed by fans old and new."
A Welsh grocer's son has built a retail empire in London, but an infatuation with the daughter of an earl threatens his self-control. Read full book review >
Tall, Dark and Damaged by Sarah Andre
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2016

"Solid romantic suspense with strong characters and surprising plot twists."
A successful businessman uncovers dangerous family secrets and a long-lost love in this latest novel from Andre (Locked, Loaded, & Lying, 2015). Read full book review >
SUMMER DAYS AND SUMMER NIGHTS by Stephanie Perkins
ROMANCE
Released: May 17, 2016

"An intelligent beach read with heart, soul, and sizzle. (Short stories. 12-18)"
Summer meets love in both fantasy and reality in this anthology featuring renowned writers of both teen and adult fiction. Read full book review >
Tell Me No Lies by Magnolia Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 2016

"An entertaining mashup of Bond, beignets, and bondage."
A CIA hit man struggles to protect a woman from a revenge killer—and his own dark desires—in this debut erotic thriller. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Brad Parks
author of SAY NOTHING
March 7, 2017

In Brad Parks’ new thriller Say Nothing, judge Scott Sampson doesn’t brag about having a perfect life, but the evidence is clear: a prestigious job. A beloved family. On an ordinary Wednesday afternoon, he is about to pick up his six-year-old twins to go swimming when his wife, Alison, texts him that she’ll get the kids from school instead. It’s not until she gets home later that Scott realizes she doesn’t have the children. And she never sent the text. Then the phone rings, and every parent’s most chilling nightmare begins. A man has stolen Sam and Emma. For Scott and Alison, the kidnapper’s call is only the beginning of a twisting, gut-churning ordeal of blackmail, deceit, and terror; a high-profile trial like none the judge or his wife has ever experienced. Their marriage falters. Suspicions and long-buried jealousies rise to the surface. Fractures appear. Lies are told. “The nerve-shredding never lets up for a minute as Parks picks you up by the scruff of the neck, shakes you vigorously, and repeats over and over again till a climax so harrowing that you’ll be shaking with gratitude that it’s finally over,” our critic writes in a starred review. View video >