Romance Book Reviews (page 17)

ROMANCING THE DUKE by Tessa Dare
ROMANCE
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"Dare starts her new series with a unique storyline, a sweet, fun nod to literary fandom, and two main characters who are perfect for each other yet never would have met if they weren't each at a nadir in life's journey."
Izzy Goodnight has long given up on fairy tales, so she is shocked to learn that she has inherited a castle and must figure out what to do with the wounded duke who lives there. Read full book review >
FIXING DESTINY by S. E. Reichert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 29, 2014

"A mostly satisfying tale of love, death and home renovation."
In Reichert's debut paranormal romance, the first in a planned trilogy, a woman named Destiny flees her grief over her parents' deaths for a fixer-upper house on the Maine coast, where she finds an unwelcome but alluring, spectral roommate. Read full book review >

THAT TOUCH OF MAGIC by Lucy March
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"Touching, sexy and enchanting."
Despite the potential dangers of magic, recently laid-off librarian Stacy Easter starts mixing potions for income, and when her ex Leo North comes back to town, she takes a potion herself—opening her town and herself to an evil and destructive dark magic. Read full book review >
SECRET by Brigid Kemmerer
ROMANCE
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"As with previous titles, the heart of the story is the human condition, and the paranormal aspect is the side note—a pleasing balance. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
In this fourth full-length title in the Elementals series, multiple secrets come to a boil. Read full book review >
UNDER THE JEWELED SKY by Alison McQueen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"A richly imagined story of love, politics and fate, but one with a sometimes-jerky narrative pace."
In this ill-fated romance between a British girl and an Indian boy during India's independence, the author opens the doors to a maharaja's palace, follows the bloody massacres of partition and uncovers the sordid secrets of the diplomatic community in Delhi. Read full book review >

WHAT NORA KNEW by Linda Yellin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"Funny, fresh and written with flair."
When an online magazine writer is assigned an article about love, she tries—and fails—to emulate Nora Ephron but ends up starring in her own romance. Read full book review >
ONE TINY LIE by K.A.  Tucker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"Likable characters, steamy liaisons and surprising plot twists add up to a satisfying romance. Readers will be eager for the next installment."
After a toga party with far too many Jell-O shooters (gleefully procured by older sister Kasey, who turns out to be a terrible chaperone), perfectionist Livie has acquired her first kiss, first hangover and first tattoo, not to mention a lust compass aimed at Ashton Henley, the hunky captain of the crew team. Read full book review >
Now You See It . . .  by Teresa Roblin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2014

"A fun, relatively unpredictable addition to a well-populated genre."
A frothy romantic comedy with a magical twist. Read full book review >
RIVER ROAD by Jayne Ann Krentz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Another Krentz winner."
Returning to Summer River after 13 years, Lucy Sheridan learns that a mortifying event from her adolescence was actually a rescue, and her teen crush and savior, Mason Fletcher, makes a great partner—in life and in crime investigation. Read full book review >
RIVER OF DREAMS by Lynn Kurland
ROMANCE
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"An enchanting, vibrant story that captures romance, fantasy and adventure with intriguing detail and an epic, fairy-tale sensibility."
Aisling and Rùnach's adventure continues, as Rùnach steps more fully into his royal heritage, leading them back to his grandfather's elven kingdom, where they will seek answers as to who Aisling truly is and how they might save the Nine Kingdoms. Read full book review >
RETURN TO TRADD STREET by Karen White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"More of the same from White and protagonist Mellie, which will please fans immensely."
Realtor and psychic Melanie Middleton is facing single motherhood in a haunted house she refuses to admit she loves, but it seems her pregnancy has awakened some malevolent feelings in at least one of the ghosts who shares her home. Read full book review >
TURN UP THE HEAT by Lori Foster
ROMANCE
Released: Dec. 31, 2013

"Three romance novelists known for sizzling, emotional stories deliver an entertaining, diverting set of novellas hot enough to warm a cold winter night."
Three sizzling tales explore a "sex-only lovers" theme as a first step on the risky road to love. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Gabrielle Zevin
March 3, 2015

A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over—and see everything anew. “Zevin writes characters who grow and prosper,” our reviewer writes, “in a narrative that is sometimes sentimental, sometimes funny, sometimes true to life and always entertaining.” View video >