Romance Book Reviews (page 19)

THE DARK DAYS CLUB  by Alison Goodman
ROMANCE
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"Readers willing to embrace the deep, deliberately paced journey will find the pace and tension increasing until the end leaves them eager for the next volume. (Historical fantasy. 13 & up)"
Regency balls, rebellious heiresses, and demonic creatures feeding on humans: not your mother's Regency romance. Read full book review >
MY AMERICAN DUCHESS by Eloisa James
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"A gratifyingly lush, vibrant, and emotional romance."
Merry, an American heiress in Regency England, meets her perfect match, the Duke of Trent; unfortunately, she has a reputation as a runaway fiancee, and she's betrothed to his twin brother. Read full book review >

FORBIDDEN by Beverly Jenkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"For readers who enjoy love stories with steamy interludes against historical backdrops, Jenkins' latest is not to be missed."
A biracial saloon owner hides his heritage after the Civil War but can't bring himself to marry a spoiled white woman instead of the strong African-American woman who's taken his fancy. Read full book review >
Myrian's Journal by Summer McGaha
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2016

"An underdeveloped mash note, despite nuanced characterization."
In this YA romance novel, a 20-something man and a teenage girl discover romantic feelings for each other, just as he leaves to reunite with his estranged parents. Read full book review >
THE ROGUE NOT TAKEN by Sarah MacLean
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2016

"MacLean's latest shines with the intensity, wit, and emotion for which she's celebrated."
After Sophie Talbot creates a scandal, she tries to escape aristocratic society by stowing away in the Marquess of Eversley's carriage—but she winds up in even more trouble. Read full book review >

ANYTHING FOR YOU by Kristan Higgins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 29, 2015

"Higgins' masterful storytelling and penetrating study of human nature combined with a dollop of humor make for breathtaking, heart-wrenching, compelling romance."
When Connor O'Rourke decides he wants to marry longtime on-again, off-again secret girlfriend Jessica Dunn and she turns him down flat, he tells her it's over—but no one else will do, despite his sister's attempts at matchmaking and his wish to get over her once and for all. Read full book review >
DUKES PREFER BLONDES by Loretta Chase
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 29, 2015

"Chase retains her well-earned star status."
Beautiful heiress Lady Clara Fairfax is getting tired of proposals from men she doesn't want, so when she meets brilliant, compelling barrister Oliver Radford, she is intrigued, then enthralled as the two attempt to save an urchin and survive the dangerous aftermath of their benevolent alliance. Read full book review >
FIRST TOUCH by Laurelin Paige
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 29, 2015

"Paige is unflinching in her depiction of a complicated relationship, and the results are explosive."
A missing person case leads an actress down a dangerous path of seduction in this raw duology opener from Paige (Find Me, 2015, etc.). Read full book review >
See You Then by Susan Coventry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 20, 2015

"A modern love story with an absorbing, unique take on May-December relationships."
A 40-year-old widow falls for her 23-year-old neighbor in this debut contemporary romance. Read full book review >
Amelia's Prayer by Christiane Banks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 18, 2015

"A flawed but still rewarding tale of a relationship."
An epic novel of a romance forged in war and of the couple's later troubles while raising a family. Read full book review >
Where Lemons Bloom by Blair McDowell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 16, 2015

"A heartwarming, perceptive romance with just enough high-stakes drama to keep readers turning the pages."
A young woman falls in love with an ex-con who's desperately trying to clear his name in this charming romance-cum-mystery. Read full book review >
Retroactive Romance by Everette Lemons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 12, 2015

"A classic story of nostalgia fulfilled, the narrative moves slowly but delivers a number of unexpected revelations."
From Lemons (Jeannie-Centristasis, 2011, etc.) comes a sci-fi novel about one man's rare opportunity to connect with the love of his life. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kathleen Kent
author of THE DIME
February 20, 2017

Dallas, Texas is not for the faint of heart. Good thing for Betty Rhyzyk she's from a family of take-no-prisoners Brooklyn police detectives. But in Kathleen Kent’s new novel The Dime, her Big Apple wisdom will only get her so far when she relocates to The Big D, where Mexican drug cartels and cult leaders, deadbeat skells and society wives all battle for sunbaked turf. Betty is as tough as the best of them, but she's deeply shaken when her first investigation goes sideways. Battling a group of unruly subordinates, a persistent stalker, a formidable criminal organization, and an unsupportive girlfriend, the unbreakable Detective Betty Rhyzyk may be reaching her limit. “Violent, sexy, and completely absorbing,” our critic writes in a starred review. “Kent's detective is Sam Spade reincarnated—as a brilliant, modern woman.” View video >