Romance Book Reviews (page 18)

LOVE LITERARY STYLE by Karin Gillespie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Readers who can accept the idea that one's literary tastes determine one's identity will enjoy Gillespie's humor, some heartfelt moments, and a journey into the convoluted world of 21st-century publishing."
Mistaken identities lead a literary snob and a romance writer to fall into bed and in love. Read full book review >
WISHING FOR US  by Sydney Landon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A quick, satisfying read."
Lydia Cross wakes up the morning after her best friend's bachelorette party married to Jacob Hay, her very hot boss. When they return home from Vegas, he doesn't seem inclined to end things, but aside from sizzling chemistry, what could she possibly have in common with this near stranger? Read full book review >

SOMEONE TO LOVE  by Mary Balogh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A pleasant read with no major surprises, the novel profits from the author's skill at illuminating the most profound (and burdensome) of human desires—to love and be loved."
An unexpected patrimony leads a young woman to love and family in this first installment of a new series by the beloved Regency romance author. Read full book review >
HOW TO IMPRESS A MARQUESS  by Susanna Ives
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A charming romance about the ways in which words can divide lovers—and unite them."
When a writer falls in love with her villain, even her Muse is powerless. Read full book review >
IN BED WITH THE BILLIONAIRE by Jackie Ashenden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"The book dances on a dark edge and frolics in naughtiness but is mostly a hot 'villains redeemed' fantasy romp."
An assassin is hired to take out a notorious crime lord, but she finds herself caught in a web of desire and uncertainty when it turns out that the infamous villain just might be a hero. Read full book review >

Halo by R.C. Stephens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"From first kiss to major plot twist, this romance novel offers two solid love stories for the price of one."
A teenage love affair, a wounded soldier, and the joys of motherhood make for a sweet romance about new beginnings. Read full book review >
THE QUEER AND THE RESTLESS by Kris Ripper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 2016

"An interesting murder plot in a carefully constructed setting is the appealing feature of this uneven, wan romance with too little conflict and zero sizzle."
The latest installment of Ripper's Queers of La Vista series (The Butch and the Beautiful, 2016, etc.) explores the connections, divisions, and wide range of emotions characters experience living in a queer-friendly California town. Read full book review >
BEYOND EVERY MIRROR by Christine Church
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 2016

"An intriguing start to a promising new series, although stronger editing might have made it an even more compelling read."
In Church's (The Early Scrolls, 2016, etc.) paranormal romance, a musician's unusual visions lead him to a parallel dimension where he encounters a woman who may hold the key to his fate.Read full book review >
THE WALKING STICK by Kathy Love Cowen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 29, 2016

"A charming, deftly crafted narrative propelled by strong characters."
A debut novel about a supernaturally gifted young Cherokee woman who goes on a journey, by foot, from Oklahoma to Texas after the destruction of her home. Read full book review >
THE MASTER OF WHITEHALL by Rick H. Veal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 27, 2016

"An enticing supernatural plot with an initially frisky pace hampered by excessive exposition."
A college student falls for the mysterious owner of a manor in this first installment of a paranormal romance series. Read full book review >
TWO WORLDS COLLIDED by Karen Michelle Nutt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 26, 2016

"Time travel and late-1990s rock add a twist to a standard good-woman/bad-boy romance."
A woman travels back in time to prevent a self-destructive rock star from committing suicide in Nutt's (Stake and Dust, 2015, etc.) romance.Read full book review >
ILLUSION by Martina Boone
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"A solid ending. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
The conclusion of the magical, Southern Gothic Heirs of Watson Island trilogy. 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 >