Romance Book Reviews (page 18)

His Kate by Sue Krawitz
Released: March 15, 2016

"A romance with a believable premise, but its unsympathetic protagonist makes it fall flat."
Krawitz's debut novel, set squarely in Nicholas Sparks-style territory, offers a romance between a computer programmer and a public relations executive. Read full book review >
Slum by Dan Carroll
Released: March 14, 2016

"A surprisingly engaging soap-opera romance with a slum setting."
A New York philanthropist and Caribbean ex-stripper with a dying daughter discover new love and purpose together in this debut novel, the first installment of a trilogy. Read full book review >

No Greater Love by Eris Field
Released: March 7, 2016

"An often charming, if lightweight, tale with memorable characters and a tender love story."
When a Turkish immigrant and a Dutch psychiatrist fall in love, a devastating diagnosis threatens to separate them forever in Field's (Lattices of Love, 2015, etc.) latest romance.Read full book review >
Finding Eve by Stefana Mocanu
Released: March 4, 2016

"A fine romance bolstered by a vivid narrative and well-developed characters."
A widowed artist and successful businessman's unexpected connection faces complications linked to a vengeful woman from his past. Read full book review >
KIDNAPPED INNOCENCE by Rebeca Gomez Galindo
Released: March 3, 2016

"A little bit of thriller, a little bit of romance make this coming-of-age story a lot of fun."
The kidnapping of the daughter of a prominent Mexican banker forces the young woman to face uncomfortable truths about her sheltered upbringing. Read full book review >

Released: March 1, 2016

"A fun and absorbing read."
An earl shuns society after his wife dies in childbirth, but guardianship of his young cousin forces him to leave his isolated hideaway and re-enter the London social whirl. Read full book review >
Time for a Highlander by Maxine Mansfield
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
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 >
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
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
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
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 >
Kirkus Interview
Yoojin Grace Wuertz
February 27, 2017

In Yoojin Grace Wuertz’s debut novel Everything Belongs to Us, the setting is Seoul in 1978. At South Korea’s top university, the nation’s best and brightest compete to join the professional elite of an authoritarian regime. Success could lead to a life of rarefied privilege and wealth; failure means being left irrevocably behind. For childhood friends Jisun and Namin, the stakes couldn’t be more different. Jisun, the daughter of a powerful business mogul, grew up on a mountainside estate with lush gardens and a dedicated chauffeur. Namin’s parents run a tented food cart from dawn to curfew; her sister works in a shoe factory. Now Jisun wants as little to do with her father’s world as possible, abandoning her schoolwork in favor of the underground activist movement, while Namin studies tirelessly in the service of one goal: to launch herself and her family out of poverty. But everything changes when Jisun and Namin meet an ambitious, charming student named Sunam, whose need to please his family has led him to a prestigious club: the Circle. Under the influence of his mentor, Juno, a manipulative social climber, Sunam becomes entangled with both women, as they all make choices that will change their lives forever. “Engrossing,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “Wuertz is an important new voice in American fiction.” View video >