Romance Book Reviews (page 18)

CAROLINA MAN by Virginia Kantra
ROMANCE
Released: March 4, 2014

"Contemporary romance as warm and gratifying as a perfect day at the beach."
A Marine's world is completely upended when he receives a letter saying he's the guardian of a 10-year-old daughter he never knew about, and the attorney handling the matter feels like the woman he's been waiting for all his life. Read full book review >
DETOURS by Emma Gates
ROMANCE
Released: March 4, 2014

"A well-plotted, if uneven, international romance."
In Gates' (Walking to Israel, 2014) novel, two Vietnam War-era college students have a two-month romance, break up and meet again a decade later in the Middle East.Seventeen-year-old Clare Meredith is a freshman at Indiana University in 1972 when she first eyes handsome grad student Lowell Goodenow. Read full book review >

THE SUMMER I FOUND YOU by Jolene Perry
ROMANCE
Released: March 1, 2014

"Likable main characters, lively dialogue and a timely topic of returning soldiers fill out this low-key romance. (Romance. 13-18)"
Aidan and Kate meet soon after each has experienced a devastating change in health and are surprised to fall in love. Read full book review >
EVENING STARS by Susan Mallery
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"A light, engaging family-coming-of-age story that flows gracefully into a handful of happy endings, though with a few more twists, turns and universal conflicts than a strict romance."
Two sisters are taking stock of their lives amid emotional insecurity when an unexpected treasure gives them the chance to have everything they want—if only they can figure out what that is. Read full book review >
WHEN THE DUKE WAS WICKED by Lorraine Heath
ROMANCE
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"A sparkling, emotionally powerful historical romance that satisfyingly deals with physical and spiritual damage."
For years, the Duke of Lovingdon has lived a debauched life, so when childhood friend Lady Grace Mabry asks him to help her find her own true love, he resists; friends or not, he can't think of a worse person to guide her in matters of the heart. Read full book review >

THE OPHELIA PROPHECY by Sharon Lynn Fisher
ROMANCE
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"If you can suspend your critical faculties, you'll enjoy the romance parts."
Post-apocalyptic romance, from the author of Ghost Planet (2012). Read full book review >
VAMPIRE MOST WANTED by Lynsay Sands
ROMANCE
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"Sexy and captivating, mingling darkness and humor."
Sands' (One Lucky Vampire, 2013, etc.) newest Argeneau Vampire novel follows Basha, who has lived on the fringes of society, trying to avoid the powerful family searching for her while unwittingly setting up a showdown between the child she raised as her own and her newfound life mate. Read full book review >
ARCADIA FALLS by Kai Meyer
ROMANCE
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Snappy dialogue and well-paced excitement bring this adventure to its ambiguous but nevertheless satisfying conclusion. (Paranormal romance. 15 & up)"
The Arcadia trilogy concludes with magic, shootouts, family betrayals and a cruise ship full of monsters: everything that's necessary for a romance about Cosa Nostra shape shifters. Read full book review >
A Silent Prayer by Samreen Ahsan
ROMANCE
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"An intense, joltingly modern love story."
A contemporary romance between modern professionals in Canada. Read full book review >
TO LOVE A CAT by Billi Tiner
ROMANCE
Released: Feb. 7, 2014

"Dull prose and unrealistic characters make this fluffy romance hard to engage with."
A sexy detective, a pretty redhead, a sullen teenager in foster care and several pets with personality collide in this lighthearted romance. Read full book review >
THE CURL UP & DYE by Sharon Sala
ROMANCE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Two-dimensional characters and clunky writing leaves little to recommend this predictable romance."
A romantic comedy featuring a young woman stuck in the past and her next-door neighbor, who harbors a secret passion. Read full book review >
MELTING THE ICE by Jaci Burton
ROMANCE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Fast-paced, with intense sex scenes and an intriguing jumble of the sports and fashion worlds, this steamy novel will satisfy those who like a little heat in their love stories."
Preparing her debut line for Fashion Week, Carolina Preston knows her brother's suggestion to have his best friend model for her is a good one—even if the one hot, secret night she shared in college with sexy hockey star Drew Hogan makes her wary. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer
authors of OFF THE PAGE
May 19, 2015

Meet Oliver, a prince literally taken from the pages of a fairy tale and transported into the real world. Meet Delilah, the girl who wished Oliver into being. In bestseller Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha van Leer’s new young adult novel, Off the Page, it’s a miracle that seems perfect at first—but there are complications. To exist in Delilah’s world, Oliver must take the place of a regular boy. Enter Edgar, who agrees to play Oliver’s role in the pages of Delilah’s favorite book. But just when it seems that the plan will work, everything gets turned upside down. We talk to the mother-daughter team on Kirkus TV. View video >