Romance Book Reviews (page 19)

THE MIDNIGHT ROSE by Lucinda Riley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2014

"Riley continues her run of solid, if earthbound, love stories, but this one derails close to its conclusion."
Stretching from Darjeeling, India, to Dartmoor, England, the latest romantic saga from a popular British novelist confidently blends multiple storylines, large helpings of tragedy, a fairy-tale villain and some startling plot twists. Read full book review >
Life, Love, and Unity by Deanna Jameson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2014

"Fanciful, overreaching love story featuring a saintly hero, autism and other family issues."
Smitten at first sight, Michael pursues Ann, who has an autistic child and abusive ex-husband, in this debut romance novel. Read full book review >

KISSING IN ITALIAN by Lauren Henderson
ROMANCE
Released: March 11, 2014

"Unfortunately the plot moves as slowly as an Italian summer afternoon, leaving one to wonder at the lack of urgency in a novel billed as suspenseful. (Mystery/romance. 14 & up)"
The story continues in slow, meandering fashion for Violet, the heroine of Flirting in Italian (2012). Read full book review >
POWER PLAY by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 11, 2014

"Standard, appealing fare from Steel."
Steel's (Winners, 2013, etc.) latest contemporary romance targets the integrity of corporate executives. Read full book review >
THE SHADOW PRINCE by Bree Despain
ROMANCE
Released: March 11, 2014

"An overcrowded modern romance equally inspired by ancient Greece and Glee. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
A singer and a soldier boy re-enact and rework classic Greek myths in this lengthy series opener. Read full book review >

PASSIONWALK by S. L. Plummer
ROMANCE
Released: March 10, 2014

"A solid, erotic story with well-crafted characters, and the promise of more drama to come."
A former Atlanta Hawks basketball star meets a potential love interest in Plummer's debut romance novel. Read full book review >
THE ALL YOU CAN DREAM BUFFET by Barbara O'Neal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014

"Rather predictable, but it rings all the right bells."
A diverse group of bloggers become fast friends, sharing their passion for food and their thoughts via email. Read full book review >
THE DARK AFFAIR by Máire Claremont
ROMANCE
Released: March 4, 2014

"A dramatic, darkly complex story from a bold new voice in romance."
Lady Margaret Cassidy has survived the horrors of the Irish Famine and the Crimean War, but navigating marriage to an opium-addicted lord in order to save her troubled brother may be the most difficult experience she's yet faced. Read full book review >
SAPPHIRES ARE AN EARL'S BEST FRIEND by Shana Galen
ROMANCE
Released: March 4, 2014

"The courtesans are never as wicked as they pretend, but the road to happily-ever-after is intense, conflicted, suspenseful and fun."
Lily Dawson's reputation as the Countess of Charm, a renowned courtesan, is secretly a cover for her intelligence gathering, and her current mission is compromised when the only man she's ever loved finally notices her—just as she is trying to seduce his father. Read full book review >
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. 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 >
Kirkus Interview
Jude Deveraux
June 30, 2015

New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux's eagerly awaited Ever After, the third novel in her blockbuster Nantucket Brides trilogy, continues the saga of the Montgomery-Taggerts, set on an island steeped in beauty and unforgettable romance. Life is anything but perfect for Hallie Hartley, a young physical therapist who has given up nearly everything—even her love life—for her beautiful blonde stepsister, Shelly. Though Shelly's acting career has never taken off, she has certainly perfected the crocodile tears to get what she wants—which all too often means Hallie's boyfriends. When Hallie arrives home early from work one fateful day, she makes two startling discoveries that will turn her life upside down. "This sexy, lighthearted romp brings the series to a satisfying close," our reviewer writes. View video >