Romance Book Reviews (page 19)

Patti Cake by Donielle Ingersoll
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2016

"While offering scrumptious recipes, this tale of a baker embracing God's path to true love lacks a convincing plot."
A wistful and talented dessert maven hopes to find the Christian man of her dreams in this debut faith-based romance. Read full book review >
Leaving Oxford by Janet W. Ferguson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2016

"A satisfying introduction to a new series, featuring relatable characters and an engaging storyline."
A relationship between an ad executive and a football coach changes them both in ways neither could have imagined in this debut romance. Read full book review >

SELFIE by Amy Lane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2016

"A worthwhile if imperfect trip to Bluewater Bay, where agonizing grief is transformed by unconditional love."
A closeted movie star can't grieve the loss of his old love until a new love shows him the way. Read full book review >
Worth The Wait by Kiki Chalupnik
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2016

"Purity-movement Christians will best appreciate this wish-fulfillment tale."
A young, widowed chief financial officer falls for her new company's maintenance man, not realizing that he's really the CEO, in Chalupnik's debut romance. Read full book review >
YOU CAN'T ALWAYS GET THE MARQUESS YOU WANT by Alexandra Hawkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016

"The weak characters and weaker prose make this book one to avoid."
A family feud in Regency England comes to a predictable crescendo when the son of one family falls in love with the daughter of another. Read full book review >

MANTIES IN A TWIST by J.A. Rock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2016

"Kinky, touching, emotional, and sexually intense."
Still mourning the loss of a friend due to an accident during sadomasochistic sex, Kamen moves in with his boyfriend, Ryan, and has to navigate a spectrum of mixed feelings as he and his close-knit set of friends move into their own lives, loves, and levels of kink. Read full book review >
A Keeper's Truth by Dee Willson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2016

"A sensual novel about a painter, sparkling with mythological details."
In this debut romantic fantasy, a widow tries to choose between a family man and a globe-trotting teacher, unaware that an ancient predator stalks her. Read full book review >
GUILTY PLEASURES by Deborah Fletcher Mello
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2016

"Though flawed, the book offers a sexy, satisfying romance about two people from very different backgrounds finding common ground."
Alexander and Zachary Barrett have been estranged for years due to a woman who left them both burned, but the twins seem ready to mend their relationship; Sarai, Zach's best friend, wants to help but may complicate things when she and Alex begin to fall for each other. Read full book review >
BECAUSE OF MISS BRIDGERTON by Julia Quinn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2016

"Although the plot is rather a sleepy one, the book is worth reading for fans of the Bridgerton clan and for readers who like character-driven novels."
Two childhood friends finally stop squabbling and realize they're meant for each other in 18th-century England. Read full book review >
THE STUDY OF SEDUCTION by Sabrina Jeffries
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2016

"Lovely, poignant, and powerful."
Edwin Barlow, Earl of Blakeborough, agrees to keep an eye out for Lady Clarissa Lindsey while her cousin is out of town, though he's dubious the independent lady will cooperate and uncertain whether his own ambivalent feelings toward her can keep her safe. Read full book review >
The Passion Season by Libby Doyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 19, 2016

"A tale about Lucifer's son that deftly draws in readers with engrossing characters and room for expansion."
An ancient warrior on Earth for centuries falls in love with a human woman, which may make him vulnerable to his evil, demon-controlling father in this debut paranormal romance. Read full book review >
THE TOTAL PACKAGE by Stephanie Evanovich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2016

"A charming romance full of heart, heat, and plenty of football."
A quarterback with a past and a sports commentator with some secrets of her own fall for each other in this romance from Evanovich (The Sweet Spot, 2014, etc.). Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Laini Taylor
March 27, 2017

In bestselling YA writer Laini Taylor’s new fantasy novel, Strange the Dreamer, the dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he's been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever. What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving? “Lovers of intricate worldbuilding and feverish romance will find this enthralling,” our critic writes. View video >