Romance Book Reviews (page 17)

SOMEONE TO LOVE by Donna Alward
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"A breezy romance that takes on some tough topics—with heart."
An unlikely match is made when a hard-to-crack firefighter and a whimsical cafe owner connect through mutual friends and family—a reminder that love is not just a personal matter, but a family affair. Read full book review >
TENDER NO JUDGMENT by Elle St. John
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2017

"An often effective blend of offbeat romance and high-stakes action-adventure."
Love blossoms between unlikely partners in St. John's (No Boundaries, 2016, etc.) steamy contemporary romance.Read full book review >

ARCHIE OF OUTLANDISH by Lynnette Kraft
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2017

"Offbeat, emotionally engaging, and authentic."
In Kraft's romance, two quirky 20-somethings embrace each other's weirdness. Read full book review >
A LADY'S CODE OF MISCONDUCT by Meredith Duran
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A masterful tale of suspense, forgiveness, and love."
A sham marriage, political intrigue, and a case of amnesia provide a backdrop for this absorbing Victorian romance. Read full book review >
PERFECT FOR YOU by Candis Terry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Brooke must be diligent to get her boss to play with her—and the heart-melting ending is well worth the effort."
The Sunshine Creek Vineyard series continues with a fun-filled road trip that is definitely not safe for work. Read full book review >

SINFUL SCOTTISH LAIRD  by Julia London
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"The story is absorbing and entertaining, and the author can be forgiven for writing a compelling heroine and a rather humdrum hero."
An 18th-century widow must remarry to fulfill the terms of her late husband's will. Read full book review >
INTO THE FIRE by Jeaniene Frost
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"An occasionally enjoyable read that wraps up loose ends and sets up new stories in Frost's paranormal world."
In the fourth Night Prince novel, centuries-old Vlad Tepesh, aka Dracula, and his wife, Leila, battle shadowy necromancers who want to use his newfound love to control him. Read full book review >
THE INHERITANCE by Rochelle Alers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"With more telling than showing, the novel falls short of realizing its potential and capitalizing on its assets: the sensuous Big Easy setting and the rarely encountered middle-age romance."
High school acquaintances reconnect at a 40th-year reunion and get a chance at a late-in-life love in vibrant New Orleans. Read full book review >
THE UNDATEABLE by Sarah Title
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A delightful start to Librarians in Love, a promising new contemporary-romance series."
Some good can come of internet notoriety. Read full book review >
DAMAGE CONTROL by Lisa Renee Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"An intriguing high-concept premise sabotaged by glacial pacing and a static central romance."
Second installment of a contemporary romance series revolving around a powerful family with criminal ties, the son who wants to go legit, and the woman on the run who falls for him. Read full book review >
HAVOC by Jamie Shaw
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"A generally successful, fun romance from an author to watch."
When Hailey meets her spoiled cousin's ex-boyfriend Mike, an up-and-coming rock star, she's stunned by their mutual attraction, especially when it becomes clear that being with him could mean the end of her own dreams. Read full book review >
UNEXPECTEDLY HERS by Jamie Beck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Beck's fans will be thrilled by the latest in her witty, sexy, and unexpectedly emotional contemporary-romance series."
A contemporary small-town romance between a mousy innkeeper and a snowboarding champion who can't quite recall where he's seen her before. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >