Romance Book Reviews (page 19)

SEARCHING FOR PERFECT by Jennifer Probst
ROMANCE
Released: April 29, 2014

"Not perfect but fun and flirtatious, with enough potent emotional touchstones to keep the reader engaged."
When Kennedy agrees to help Nate—a walking nerd cliché—re-invent himself to find the woman of his dreams, she's in no danger of falling for him: She has an aversion to relationships and a thing for perfection, and he's far from perfect. Isn't he? Read full book review >
WHEN WE MET by Susan Mallery
ROMANCE
Released: April 29, 2014

"Happy endings are always the theme in Fool's Gold, and satisfied romance fans aren't complaining."
Angel Whittaker and Taryn Crawford are both new to Fool's Gold, with pasts that have forged them into successful professionals with a shared aversion to serious relationships—a perfect match, until attraction flares into something more. Read full book review >

THE UNEXPECTED DUCHESS by Valerie Bowman
ROMANCE
Released: April 29, 2014

"A fun, smart comedy of errors and a sexy, satisfying romance."
Sharp-tongued Lady Lucy Upton is determined to save her friend from an unwanted courtship by the newly minted Duke of Claringdon, but she never expects that standing up to him will draw the arrogant—and handsome—man her way. Read full book review >
OTHERWISE ENGAGED by Amanda Quick
ROMANCE
Released: April 22, 2014

"Sexy romance and intriguing mystery combine for a wholly satisfying and entertaining read."
When Victorian world traveler Amity Doncaster meets an injured Benedict Stanbridge in a dark alley on a small Caribbean island, she saves his life and falls in love with him, leading them both into peril. Read full book review >
A Prayer Heeded by Samreen Ahsan
ROMANCE
Released: April 21, 2014

"An Arabian Nights–style conclusion to an intriguing cross-cultural love story."
A love affair between an atheist and a Muslim takes some bizarre turns in this sequel to A Silent Prayer (2014). Read full book review >

UP AT BUTTERNUT LAKE by Mary McNear
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2014

"Plot really isn't the point of books like these; it's about the characters, and McNear has admirably crafted people worth following."
The first in a homey, feel-good series, McNear's small-town tale offers lakeside views and likable characters. Read full book review >
WHAT I THOUGHT WAS TRUE by Huntley Fitzpatrick
ROMANCE
Released: April 15, 2014

"Much deeper than the pretty cover lets on. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A teenage girl struggles with class divisions, sex and the tricky art of communication. Read full book review >
THE LONESOME YOUNG by Lucy Connors
ROMANCE
Released: April 8, 2014

"Romance fans will be enthralled by the back-and-forth drama, though general readers may grow impatient with the protagonists. (Romance. 14-17)"
In rural Kentucky, where everyone knows everyone else and grudges run deep, Victoria and Mickey's romance is doomed before it even begins. Read full book review >
THE VENETIAN BARGAIN by Marina Fiorato
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2014

"Fiorato (Daughter of Siena, 2011) nimbly weaves cultural, religious, architectural and medical histories into this captivating romance."
In 1576, the bubonic plague ravages the Ottoman Empire. Still stung by his defeat at the Battle of Lepanto, the sultan of Constantinople decides to wield the vicious disease as a weapon against Venice. Read full book review >
HOTELLES by Emma Mars
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2014

"Rife with sexual tension and mystery, this first tale in a trilogy will have readers eager for the translation of Mars' next installment."
Struggling to finish her journalism degree and help her cancer-stricken mother, a young escort finds herself swept up in an erotic education that threatens her impending fairy-tale wedding. Read full book review >
THE MIRACLE THIEF by Iris Anthony
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"Readers who enjoy historical fiction and romance will find this a worthwhile journey."
Three women seek answers to their prayers at Rochemont Abbey, in this appealing novel set in the Dark Ages. Read full book review >
THE LAST FOREVER by Deb Caletti
ROMANCE
Released: April 1, 2014

"A story that proves there can, indeed, be life after death. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A despairing father and his 17-year-old daughter take an emotional journey together that brings redemption, hope and healing. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Libba Bray
author of LAIR OF DREAMS
August 25, 2015

In Lair of Dreams, the second installment of Libba Bray’s bestselling young adult Diviners series, after a supernatural showdown with a serial killer, Evie O'Neill has outed herself as a Diviner. Now that the world knows of her ability to "read" objects, and therefore, read the past, she has become a media darling, earning the title "America's Sweetheart Seer." But not everyone is so accepting of the Diviners' abilities....Meanwhile, mysterious deaths have been turning up in the city, victims of an unknown sleeping sickness. Can the Diviners descend into the dreamworld and catch a killer? “Weaving together a chilling mystery with a truly elusive solution, several poignant love stories, agonizing injustice, terrifyingly monstrous dreams, and even a cameo by legendary psychiatrist Carl Jung, this installment wraps enough up to satisfy but clearly sets the stage for more,” our reviewer writes in a rare starred review. “How will readers stand the wait?” View video >