Romance Book Reviews (page 19)

ONE TINY LIE by K.A.  Tucker
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"Likable characters, steamy liaisons and surprising plot twists add up to a satisfying romance. Readers will be eager for the next installment."
After a toga party with far too many Jell-O shooters (gleefully procured by older sister Kasey, who turns out to be a terrible chaperone), perfectionist Livie has acquired her first kiss, first hangover and first tattoo, not to mention a lust compass aimed at Ashton Henley, the hunky captain of the crew team. Read full book review >
Now You See It . . .  by Teresa Roblin
Released: Jan. 12, 2014

"A fun, relatively unpredictable addition to a well-populated genre."
A frothy romantic comedy with a magical twist. Read full book review >

RIVER ROAD by Jayne Ann Krentz
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Another Krentz winner."
Returning to Summer River after 13 years, Lucy Sheridan learns that a mortifying event from her adolescence was actually a rescue, and her teen crush and savior, Mason Fletcher, makes a great partner—in life and in crime investigation. Read full book review >
RIVER OF DREAMS by Lynn Kurland
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"An enchanting, vibrant story that captures romance, fantasy and adventure with intriguing detail and an epic, fairy-tale sensibility."
Aisling and Rùnach's adventure continues, as Rùnach steps more fully into his royal heritage, leading them back to his grandfather's elven kingdom, where they will seek answers as to who Aisling truly is and how they might save the Nine Kingdoms. Read full book review >
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 >
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 >
Kirkus Interview
Luis Alberto Urrea
April 21, 2015

Examining the borders between one nation and another, between one person and another, Luis Alberto Urrea’s latest story collection, The Water Museum, reveals his mastery of the short form. This collection includes the Edgar-award winning "Amapola" and his now-classic "Bid Farewell to Her Many Horses," which had the honor of being chosen for NPR's "Selected Shorts" not once but twice. Urrea has also recently published a poetry collection, Tijuana Book of the Dead, mixing lyricism and colloquial voices, mysticism and the daily grind. We talk to Urrea about both of his new books this week on Kirkus TV. View video >