Romance Book Reviews (page 18)

ROGUE WITH A BROGUE by Suzanne Enoch
Released: July 29, 2014

"Scottish clan wars, a Regency sensibility and star-crossed lovers make for a sensual, captivating romance."
Sparks fly when Arran MacLawry and Mary Campbell meet at a London ball, and the fact that their families are sworn enemies only adds to their interest in each other. Read full book review >
SINCE YOU'VE BEEN GONE by Anouska Knight
Released: July 29, 2014

"Heartfelt revelations (and a creative use of cake frosting) make for a satisfying ending to a pleasant read."
A misunderstood millionaire pursues a widowed bakery owner in English author Knight's debut novel. Read full book review >

PROTOTYPE by M.D. Waters
Released: July 24, 2014

"A good run at constructing an out-of-the-ordinary romance that never quite succeeds."
The sequel to Waters' dystopian Archetype (2014) is set in a world where women are in scarce supply and cloning has a creepy, but increasingly important, role in society. Read full book review >
Released: July 22, 2014

"A pleasant-enough outing for fans of old-fashioned, relatively clean romance. (Romance. 12 & up)"
Two 20-year-old best friends enjoy their romances while trying to save the family farm in Tennessee. Read full book review >
Released: July 21, 2014

"An unforgettable book."
The harrowing story of two brilliant immunologists, one Christian, one Jewish, who were separated during World War II yet found heroic ways to turn their typhus vaccine research against the Nazis. Read full book review >

A PERFECT LIFE by Danielle Steel
Released: July 15, 2014

"The novel's predictability will likely delight Steel's die-hard fans, but it won't win any new ones."
A highly successful woman ponders romance with a younger man. Read full book review >
FOUR by Veronica Roth
Released: July 8, 2014

"For fans only; but their number is legion. (Dystopian romance. 12 & up)"
Roth returns to her wildly popular Divergent series with four prequel stories from Four's viewpoint. Read full book review >
THE SWEET SPOT by Stephanie Evanovich
Released: July 8, 2014

"A sports-filled romance full of steamy sex scenes that will please Evanovich's fans."
A restaurant owner falls for a baseball hunk with a surprising secret in this breezy romance from Evanovich (Big Girl Panties, 2013). Read full book review >
THEN CAME YOU by Jill Shalvis
Released: July 1, 2014

"Even when she's not quite perfect, Shalvis tells a sexy, satisfying small-town love story."
Veterinary intern Emily Stevens has a plan, which does not include creating roots in small-town Idaho or falling for her very sexy supervisor, Wyatt. Read full book review >
THE CAPTIVE by Grace Burrowes
Released: July 1, 2014

"Smart, compelling and captivating."
Two battered aristocrats find solace in each other's company. Read full book review >
Darkness by Erin Eveland
Released: July 1, 2014

"A melancholy romance with demons to purge."
In this debut paranormal romance, a teen's dreary life is turned upside down by the immense power growing inside her. Read full book review >
The Cutting Room by Stewart Dudley
Released: July 1, 2014

"A thoughtful exploration of honor, trust and middle-age romance."
In Dudley's debut novel, a film-festival volunteer chauffeurs, advises and connects with a Hollywood star-turned-documentary filmmaker. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jason Gay
November 17, 2015

In the 1990s, copies of Richard Carlson’s Don't Sweat the Small Stuff (and its many sequels) were seemingly everywhere, giving readers either the confidence to prioritize their stresses or despondence over the slender volume’s not addressing their particular set of problems. While not the first book of its kind, it kicked open the door for an industry of self-help, worry-reduction advice guides. In his first book, Little Victories, Wall Street Journal sports columnist Gay takes less of a guru approach, though he has drawn an audience of readers appreciative of reportage that balances insights with a droll, self-deprecating outlook. He occasionally focuses his columns on “the Rules” (of Thanksgiving family touch football, the gym, the office holiday party, etc.), which started as a genial poke in the eye at the proliferation of self-help books and, over time, came to explore actual advice “both practical and ridiculous” and “neither perfect nor universal.” The author admirably combines those elements in every piece in the book. View video >