Romance Book Reviews (page 18)

Released: June 2, 2015

"In spite of a rather convoluted plot and a herky-jerky beginning, the novel settles into a funny and fast-paced rhythm. The main characters are vibrant and complex, and if some of the secondary characters are a bit typecast, the author's skill as a storyteller makes this well worth reading."
A nobleman's son returns from eight years of spy work on the Continent to discover that he's about to be disinherited, if he's not convicted of murder first. Read full book review >
AT HIS SERVICE by Suzanne Rock
Released: June 2, 2015

"A decent idea with uninspired execution."
Magnate Leo Perconti comes to Boston to save his family's hotel company, focusing on turning the luxury flagship Palazzo around and curbing his siblings' extravagances, but meeting intern Karin Norell is a sexy distraction that helps and hinders his progress. Read full book review >

SHARDS OF HOPE by Nalini Singh
Released: June 2, 2015

"Clever, ambitious, sexy, and dynamic."
Aden Kai leads the powerful Arrow Squad into stewarding the Psy race's shift into emotional freedom, but as he convinces the only woman he wants to stand by his side, malevolent forces attempt to destabilize a fledgling coalition working to forge unity. Read full book review >
The Giddy Death of the Gays & the Strange Demise of Straights by Redfern Jon Barrett
Released: June 1, 2015

"A contrived, uninvolving love triangle surrounded by a sprightlier comedy of modern manners."
Love conquers all, especially such trivial things as monogamy and sexual orientation, in this polyamorous romance. Read full book review >
Ghost of the Nile by Veronica Scott
Released: May 28, 2015

"A rather ordinary historical romance in an extraordinary setting."
A dead warrior sent back to the land of the living confronts betrayal, treason, and romance in Scott's (Magic of the Nile: Gods of Egypt, 2014, etc.) latest series novel.Read full book review >

Released: May 26, 2015

"Laurens maintains her stylish storytelling in another compelling romance with a hint of suspense and an interesting look at gender roles, power, and partnership."
When Niniver Carrick, the lady of her clan, is harassed by men looking to marry her and usurp her leadership, she turns to neighbor Marcus Cynster for help, never expecting that she might well have met her match in life and love. Read full book review >
Released: May 26, 2015

"A smart, poignant, deftly written romance with characters who remind us that good can triumph and love can heal."
Lord Atherton is the last man on Earth Penelope Weston wants to marry, but when a scandal forces her to do just that, they're surprised to discover they're a perfect match, though not everyone is pleased with the union. Read full book review >
A GIRL LIKE THAT by Mary Flinn
Released: May 25, 2015

"An uplifting tale of love and redemption that's perfect for fans of stories of rehabilitated youth and second chances."
A breezy romance about a single mother who tries to reinvent herself after her young-adult son leaves the nest. Read full book review >
The Place by Linda  Orvis
Released: May 22, 2015

"A quietly shocking page-turner that chooses to be poetic instead of preachy."
In Orvis' (In the Mousehole, 2014) romantic thriller, a woman tries to resolve her fantastic double life.Read full book review >
BEACH TOWN by Mary Kay Andrews
Released: May 19, 2015

"A perfect fit for the romance lover's beach bag."
Bestseller Andrews introduces Greer Hennessy, a third-generation worker in the film industry, whose difficult background and current job trigger a flood of problems. Read full book review >
The Song That Seduced Paris by Cindy Irish
Released: May 16, 2015

"A fun, sexy escape.
In this debut romance novel, a woman gets a new lease on life while managing four irresistible men training to become the world's next singing sensation. Read full book review >
SEVEN DAYS TO LOVE by Robert Daviau
Released: May 14, 2015

"An oddly compelling mashup of sweet romance and action-adventure."
A Korean War veteran finds love with a younger woman facing brain surgery in this debut romantic thriller. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Maria Goodavage
October 24, 2016

Wherever the president goes, there will be dogs. They’ll be there no matter what the country or state. They’ll be there regardless of the political climate, the danger level, the weather, or the hour. Maria Goodavage’s new book Secret Service Dogs immerses readers in the heart of this elite world of canine teams who protect first families, popes, and presidential candidates: the selection of dogs and handlers, their year-round training, their missions around the world, and, most important, the bond—the glue that holds the teams together and can mean the difference between finding bombs and terrorists or letting them slip by. Secret Service Dogs celebrates the Secret Service’s most unforgettable canine heroes. It is a must-read for fans of Maria Goodavage, anyone who wants a rare inside view of the United States Secret Service, or just loves dogs. “Goodavage’s subjects and their companions are quirky and dedicated enough to engage readers wondering about those dogs on the White House lawn,” our reviewer writes. View video >