Romance Book Reviews (page 18)

RETURN TO TRADD STREET by Karen White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"More of the same from White and protagonist Mellie, which will please fans immensely."
Realtor and psychic Melanie Middleton is facing single motherhood in a haunted house she refuses to admit she loves, but it seems her pregnancy has awakened some malevolent feelings in at least one of the ghosts who shares her home. Read full book review >
TURN UP THE HEAT by Lori Foster
ROMANCE
Released: Dec. 31, 2013

"Three romance novelists known for sizzling, emotional stories deliver an entertaining, diverting set of novellas hot enough to warm a cold winter night."
Three sizzling tales explore a "sex-only lovers" theme as a first step on the risky road to love. Read full book review >

AN UNTITLED LADY by Nicky Penttila
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 20, 2013

"An artful blend of history and romance."
In Penttila's (A Note of Scandal, 2013, etc.) Regency romance, a young woman struggles to reconcile a tragic past and an uncertain future in a city on the brink of revolt. Read full book review >
REAVER by Larissa Ione
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 17, 2013

"Sexy, creative, darkly fanciful and chock full of action, devilry and intense emotion."
Warrior angel Reaver makes plans to rescue Harvester, the undercover agent who has played a fallen angel in hell for centuries, only to be abandoned to endless torture when her work is discovered; their journey to freedom is fraught with emotional and physical peril. Read full book review >
Between the Raindrops by Susan Schussler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 16, 2013

"A wholesome take on the new-adult romance novel."
In Schussler's debut romance, a small-town girl meets a man online and discovers that her anonymous new crush is actually a famous movie star. Read full book review >

LOVE AND OTHER ADDICTIONS by Katerina Papanikolaou
ROMANCE
Released: Dec. 12, 2013

"An entertaining novel about the perils of finding love in Greece."
Papanikolaou, in an homage to the TV series Sex and the City, tells the story of a lovable 30-something woman with a disastrous love life in the party-loving city of Athens, Greece. Read full book review >
OUT TO LUNCH by Stacey Ballis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"A cozy meal, with dessert."
Ballis (Off the Menu, 2012, etc.) delves again into foodie women's lit with flavorful results. Read full book review >
STUDS AND STILETTOS by Bev Pettersen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"An entertaining, if somewhat formulaic, romance with enjoyable characters and an intriguing setting."
Pettersen's (Horses and Heroin, 2013, etc.) newest romantic suspense novel tells the story of love and murder on a movie set. Read full book review >
NO PLACE FOR A DAME by Connie Brockway
ROMANCE
Released: Dec. 1, 2013

"Clever, sexy, fun and breathtakingly romantic."
The latest from RITA award recipient (The Bridal Season, 2001, etc.) and Minnesota resident Brockway. Read full book review >
GREEK BONDS AND FRENCH LADIES by Paul A. Myers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2013

"A contemporary story of romance and greed, told with humor and sophistication."
A dramatic tale of secrets and lies set against the backdrop of a devastated Greece. Read full book review >
NO GOOD DUKE GOES UNPUNISHED by Sarah MacLean
ROMANCE
Released: Nov. 26, 2013

"Beguiling and emotionally lush."
A duke who has lived under the shadow of suspicion for a murder he's not sure he didn't commit holds the possibility of redemption in his hands when the lady reappears, alive and well, though she brings other threats—to his equilibrium and to his heart. Read full book review >
SECRETS ON CEDAR KEY by Terri DuLong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 26, 2013

"Life-altering conflicts handled in simplistic, unrealistic yet heartwarming ways; more of the same for Cedar Key fans, who will love it."
When a recent widow learns a shocking secret about her husband, she books a trip to Paris, hoping the time and distance will give her an opportunity to sort out her options, never expecting that the trip will give her a new chance at forgiveness and love. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Bill Browder
author of RED NOTICE
March 24, 2015

Bill Browder’s Red Notice is a nonfiction political thriller about an American financier in the Wild East of Russia, the murder of his principled young tax attorney, and his mission to expose the Kremlin’s corruption. In 2007, a group of Russian law enforcement officers raided Browder’s offices in Moscow and stole $230 million of taxes that his fund’s companies had paid to the Russian government. Browder’s attorney Sergei Magnitsky investigated the incident and uncovered a sprawling criminal enterprise. A month after Sergei testified against the officials involved, he was arrested and thrown into pre-trial detention, where he was tortured for a year. On November 16, 2009, he was led to an isolation chamber, handcuffed to a bedrail, and beaten to death by eight guards in full riot gear. “It may be that ‘Russian stories never have happy endings,’ ” our reviewer writes about Red Notice, “but Browder’s account more than compensates by ferociously unmasking Putin’s thugocracy.” View video >