Romance Book Reviews (page 17)

NANTUCKET SISTERS by Nancy Thayer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 2014

"Money corrupts, but love prevails, making it easy to overlook the flaws in this friendship."
Thayer (Island Girls, 2013, etc.) returns to the sunny shores of Nantucket, where two friends from different backgrounds share childhood memories and the same man. Read full book review >
THE BRIDE STRIPPED BARE BY HER BACHELORS, EVEN by Chris F. Westbury
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2014

"It's a sweet story, and it builds inevitably to a happy ending."
A cute romantic comedy featuring two male buddies who are obsessive-compulsive germophobes and the female Ph.D. student who helps ease at least one of them into a more conventionally normal life. Read full book review >

THE KEYS TO MY DIARY by Ann Omasta
ROMANCE
Released: June 10, 2014

"An entertaining, down-to-earth heroine makes this predictable romance a good vacation read."
In Omasta's (Chances and Choices, 2014, etc.) contemporary romance, a Key Largo woman sets out to change her life, and soon meets a seemingly perfect man. Read full book review >
SAVE THE DATE by Mary Kay Andrews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2014

"A deft mixture of romance and humor in a story featuring a likable protagonist and cute critters: It's a date Andrews fans won't want to miss."
Andrews (Christmas Bliss, 2013, etc.) produces another happily-ever-after with the usual complications; her heroine this time is a Savannah florist trying to gain a foothold in the bridal industry. Read full book review >
SCARED SCRIPTLESS by Alison Sweeney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2014

"With a lovable heroine and industry gossip, Sweeney's latest goes behind the scenes and straight to the heart."
A unique take on workplace romance from the actress-turned-author (The Star Attraction, 2013) whose TV credits include The Biggest Loser and Days of Our Lives. Read full book review >

THERE'S WILD, THEN THERE'S YOU by M. Leighton
ROMANCE
Released: June 3, 2014

"Often overdone and irritating but also engaging and charismatic, so it will find its crowd of admirers."
Social worker and perennial helpmate Violet does her best friend a favor and winds up in the laser-sharp sights of local rocker Jet, just where she wants to be but fighting it all the way. Read full book review >
SHIELD OF WINTER by Nalini Singh
ROMANCE
Released: June 3, 2014

"Singh shines with elaborate, compelling worldbuilding and scorching sexual and emotional tension."
As an Arrow, Vasic has been conditioned to remain even more detached than most Psy, so when he's asked to guard Ivy, an empath who may hold the key to their society's survival, he's unnerved by her emotionalism and his long-buried desire to belong. Read full book review >
HERE'S LOOKING AT YOU by Mhairi McFarlane
ROMANCE
Released: June 3, 2014

"Fun and engaging but with thought-provoking twists that deepen the emotional impact beyond light romantic comedy."
History professor Anna Alessi is shocked when she has to work with James Fraser, her high school tormentor; stymied when he doesn't recognize her; and stunned when she finds herself falling for him. Read full book review >
A SHIVER OF LIGHT by Laurell K. Hamilton
ROMANCE
Released: June 3, 2014

"A shadow of Hamilton's greatness, but avid fans waiting for the continuation of Merry's story will still buy it."
Fae princess Merry Gentry is about to give birth to triplets at the ad hoc Court she's established in Los Angeles, giving rise to political and personal complications across the faerie world and threatening those closest to her. Read full book review >
Only Wheat Not White by Varsha Dixit
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2014

"A modest international romance, likely to please fans of the genre."
In Dixit's (Wrong Means Right End, 2012, etc.) romance, a young Indian woman must make her way personally and professionally in America.Read full book review >
The Broken Heart Diet by Tom Formaro
ROMANCE
Released: June 1, 2014

"A memorable, gratifying glimpse into the life of a romantic restaurateur."
With paranormal elements, Formaro's (co-author Alfonso, the Christmas Pumpkin, 2009) debut romance is told from the unusual point of view of the spurned male. Read full book review >
DREAMWEAVER TRAIL by Emily March
ROMANCE
Released: May 27, 2014

"Smoothly written, with appealing characters and an engaging storyline, this will surely be a winner with romance fans."
After a professional tragedy, Gabi Romano can't decide what to do next and escapes winter in Eternity Springs, Colo., for a temporary dogsitting job in the Caribbean. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Vanessa Diffenbaugh
September 1, 2015

Vanessa Diffenbaugh is the New York Timesbestselling author of The Language of Flowers; her new novel, We Never Asked for Wings, is about young love, hard choices, and hope against all odds. For 14 years, Letty Espinosa has worked three jobs around San Francisco to make ends meet while her mother raised her children—Alex, now 15, and Luna, six—in their tiny apartment on a forgotten spit of wetlands near the bay. But now Letty’s parents are returning to Mexico, and Letty must step up and become a mother for the first time in her life. “Diffenbaugh’s latest confirms her gift for creating shrewd, sympathetic charmers,” our reviewer writes. View video >