Romance Book Reviews (page 18)

Time for a Highlander by Maxine Mansfield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 26, 2016

"A fun, sexy, and self-aware historical romance set in Scotland."
An agent of Fate sends a lonely teacher back in time, tasked with giving a lusty Highland lord an heir. Read full book review >
TAKING FIRE by Cindy Gerard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Supersexy romantic suspense fueled by a high-octane plot, breathtaking tension, and blazing passion."
Bobby Taggart and Talia Levine have a complicated past, but when they're thrown together in a bombing in Oman, the stakes get high and very personal. Read full book review >

AN AMERICAN IN SCOTLAND by Karen Ranney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Overall, though, the novel is a great swashbuckling read. The complex political issues of the time give the plot momentum and the characters much room for growth, and the prose is fluid and well-paced."
A daring young woman sails to Scotland during the American Civil War to sell her family's last crop of cotton and save them from starvation, facing danger and romance along the way. Read full book review >
Scars on my Soul by Ritu Chowdhary
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 2016

"A perceptive portrayal of jealousy, but the reasons why anyone would be eager to heal Adie's scars remain fuzzy."
In Chowdhary's (Facets of Love, 2014) novel, a handsome, successful Indian man suffers delusions of infidelity concerning the women in his life.Read full book review >
Reserved by Tracy Ewens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 2016

"A wholesome and uplifting tale of second chances and gourmet mac and cheese, perfect for romantic foodies."
A novel offers a contemporary romance about a young, widowed mother who surprises herself when she starts to fall for her brother's longtime best friend. Read full book review >

WICKED SEXY LIAR by Christina Lauren
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"A hypersexy, sophisticated romance that perfectly captures the hunger, thrill, and doubt of young, modern love."
When a surfing mishap convinces London that going home with lady-killer Luke is a good idea, she's drawn to him despite his reputation. Read full book review >
THE DARK DAYS CLUB  by Alison Goodman
ROMANCE
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"Readers willing to embrace the deep, deliberately paced journey will find the pace and tension increasing until the end leaves them eager for the next volume. (Historical fantasy. 13 & up)"
Regency balls, rebellious heiresses, and demonic creatures feeding on humans: not your mother's Regency romance. Read full book review >
MY AMERICAN DUCHESS by Eloisa James
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"A gratifyingly lush, vibrant, and emotional romance."
Merry, an American heiress in Regency England, meets her perfect match, the Duke of Trent; unfortunately, she has a reputation as a runaway fiancee, and she's betrothed to his twin brother. Read full book review >
FORBIDDEN by Beverly Jenkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"For readers who enjoy love stories with steamy interludes against historical backdrops, Jenkins' latest is not to be missed."
A biracial saloon owner hides his heritage after the Civil War but can't bring himself to marry a spoiled white woman instead of the strong African-American woman who's taken his fancy. Read full book review >
Myrian's Journal by Summer McGaha
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2016

"An underdeveloped mash note, despite nuanced characterization."
In this YA romance novel, a 20-something man and a teenage girl discover romantic feelings for each other, just as he leaves to reunite with his estranged parents. Read full book review >
THE ROGUE NOT TAKEN by Sarah MacLean
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2016

"MacLean's latest shines with the intensity, wit, and emotion for which she's celebrated."
After Sophie Talbot creates a scandal, she tries to escape aristocratic society by stowing away in the Marquess of Eversley's carriage—but she winds up in even more trouble. Read full book review >
ANYTHING FOR YOU by Kristan Higgins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 29, 2015

"Higgins' masterful storytelling and penetrating study of human nature combined with a dollop of humor make for breathtaking, heart-wrenching, compelling romance."
When Connor O'Rourke decides he wants to marry longtime on-again, off-again secret girlfriend Jessica Dunn and she turns him down flat, he tells her it's over—but no one else will do, despite his sister's attempts at matchmaking and his wish to get over her once and for all. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kathleen Kent
author of THE DIME
February 14, 2017

Dallas, Texas is not for the faint of heart. Good thing for Betty Rhyzyk she's from a family of take-no-prisoners Brooklyn police detectives. But in Kathleen Kent’s new novel The Dime, her Big Apple wisdom will only get her so far when she relocates to The Big D, where Mexican drug cartels and cult leaders, deadbeat skells and society wives all battle for sunbaked turf. Betty is as tough as the best of them, but she's deeply shaken when her first investigation goes sideways. Battling a group of unruly subordinates, a persistent stalker, a formidable criminal organization, and an unsupportive girlfriend, the unbreakable Detective Betty Rhyzyk may be reaching her limit. “Violent, sexy, and completely absorbing,” our critic writes in a starred review. “Kent's detective is Sam Spade reincarnated—as a brilliant, modern woman.” View video >