Romance Book Reviews (page 19)

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 >
ISABEL by E. L. Schoeman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 23, 2013

"Though breathlessly chaste and sprinkled with clichés, this novel will satisfy the romantic who longs for a world of chivalry and sorcery."
A medieval romance with a supernatural slant. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Fatima Bhutto
April 14, 2015

Set during the American invasion of Afghanistan, Fatima Bhutto’s debut novel The Shadow of the Crescent Moon begins and ends one rain-swept Friday morning in Mir Ali, a small town in Pakistan’s Tribal Areas close to the Afghan border. Three brothers meet for breakfast. Soon after, the eldest, Aman Erum, recently returned from America, hails a taxi to the local mosque. Sikandar, a doctor, drives to the hospital where he works, but must first stop to collect his troubled wife, who has not joined the family that morning. No one knows where Mina goes these days. But when, later in the morning, the two are taken hostage by members of the Taliban, Mina will prove to be stronger than anyone could have imagined. Our reviewer writes that The Shadow of the Crescent Moon is “a timely, earnest portrait of a family torn apart by the machinations of other people’s war games and desperately trying to survive.” View video >