Romance Book Reviews (page 19)

The Cat and Cayenne by Claudie Hebert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 14, 2015

"A tumultuous, unpredictable, and ultimately absurd love story."
A woman bounces between three love interests after visiting a voodoo psychic in this romance novel set in modern-day New Orleans. Read full book review >
Elena Chavez by Jeanette Collins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2015

"Fast-paced and replete with steamy romance and eroticism but short on meaningful character development."
In Collins' erotic romance, a deputy sheriff seeks redemption after a disturbing encounter with a seductive, dangerous stranger. Read full book review >

The Lightening Round by Bruce Stuart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2015

"A fairy tale with a thoroughly modern heroine who tackles problems with grit."
A round and sassy baker chases love and (weight) loss in Stuart's (State and Local Government Workers' Retirement Savings Guide, 2002, etc.) rom-com. Read full book review >
TWICE IN A LIFETIME by Dorothy Garlock
ROMANCE
Released: July 7, 2015

"A feel-good love story that comforts rather than challenges. Garlock excels at creating an experience her readers want, one that's still heartwarming no matter how many times they've seen it."
With this historical romance, the prolific Garlock (Take Me Home, 2014, etc.) again uses midcentury, small-town America as her backdrop for a gentle tale of love lost and found.Read full book review >
Wishing on the Water by Elizabeth York
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015

"Dramatic and twisty but full of plot holes; plus, the writer heroine isn't very writerly."
After her fiance dies, a woman tries to start over elsewhere, but a visit home stirs up both unresolved passion and new danger in this romance/thriller novel. Read full book review >

Like a Bird by Laurie Varga
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2015

"Frequently sexual if not always sensual; those entranced by such a libertine setup will be eager to see how it all plays out."
From debut author Varga comes a dark romance novel about a reclusive investor and the two women who command his attention. Read full book review >
A DUKE BUT NO GENTLEMAN by Alexandra Hawkins
ROMANCE
Released: June 30, 2015

"The book is full of tiresome inconsistencies and weak-willed characters, but readers who enjoy dark sex scenes may find it entertaining."
Two Georgian-era noblemen, a duke and a marquess, spur each other to ever greater depths of depravity, until the duke falls in love with one of their victims. Read full book review >
CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE by Beth K. Vogt
ROMANCE
Released: June 30, 2015

"A touching inspirational romance that weaves faith and love together in a convincing and heartfelt way."
When Vanessa Hollister reluctantly heads back to the town where she spent her senior year of high school to plan her wedding, she runs headlong into the past she's spent a decade trying to forget—namely, her ex-husband, Logan. Read full book review >
The Perfect Bargain by Julia London
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 2015

"Despite a rocky start and some underdeveloped secondary characters, this is a quick, entertaining beach read packed with delightful dialogue and plenty of laughs."
London (The Scoundrel and the Debutante, 2015, etc.), writing as Jessa McAdams, fashions a light, contemporary romance novel centered on a high-class, stubborn American girl and a down-to-earth, equally stubborn Scottish man.Read full book review >
A NEW HOPE by Robyn Carr
ROMANCE
Released: June 30, 2015

"Fans will be delighted to get back to Thunder Point and another poignant romance."
After a horrible introduction, Matt Lacoumette makes amends to Ginger Dysart and the two become fast friends—before realizing they might be perfect for each other. Read full book review >
EVER AFTER by Jude Deveraux
ROMANCE
Released: June 30, 2015

"This sexy, lighthearted romp brings the series to a satisfying close."
Deveraux (For All Time, 2014, etc.) saves the best for last in the final installment of the Nantucket Brides trilogy, in which a physical therapist rehabilitates a wounded military veteran in a haunted house.Read full book review >
The Average Girl by Angelina Goode
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2015

"An adorably sweet Tinseltown romance, perfect for a day at the LA beach."
Lighthearted fiction about a woman who gets paid to help regular people meet famous people in seemingly chance encounters. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kendare Blake
November 16, 2016

Bestseller Kendare Blake’s latest novel, Three Dark Crowns, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. The last queen standing gets the crown. “Gorgeous and bloody, tender and violent, elegant, precise, and passionate; above all, completely addicting,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >