Romance Book Reviews (page 2)

SECOND CHANCE GIRL by Susan Mallery
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"The potent and prolific Mallery delivers again."
An animal-sanctuary gamekeeper secretly in love with her artist neighbor is stunned when he shows her some attention, but as the two dance around a potential relationship, their emotional wounds get in the way. Read full book review >
ALL I WANT FOR HALLOWEEN by Marie Harte
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"Harte pens a sizzlingly sexy romance that is both playful and meaningful, exploring real and metaphorical masks, perception, and reality."
Sadie meets a hot devil at a Halloween party and enjoys what's supposed to be an anonymous hookup, but when she meets him in real life and discovers that she likes him, they step warily into a relationship even as reality TV chaos swirls around them. Read full book review >

THE DUKE by Katharine Ashe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"This decidedly un-English Regency romance will win over historical fiction readers from all corners."
A devilish duke and a missionary's widow form an unlikely pair. Read full book review >
JUST A LITTLE CHRISTMAS by Janet Dailey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"A good pick for some wholesome family-oriented romance."
Can a pregnant divorcée and a widowed cowboy let go of the past long enough to rekindle the flame of first love? Read full book review >
ARCHANGEL'S VIPER by Nalini Singh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"Readers just can't get enough of Singh (Silver Silence, 2017, etc.) and her exquisitely rendered paranormal romance."
Holly Chang, formerly known as Sorrow, is still coming to terms with the brutal attack that left her uniquely immortal, but when she discovers there's a hefty reward for her capture, she has to work with the powerful but aggravating vampire Venom to get to the bottom of the mystery. Read full book review >

SUCH A PRETTY GIRL by Tess Diamond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"While the romance and suspense frequently feel at odds with one another, this is a compulsively readable romantic thriller."
A whip-smart FBI profiler teams up with a former fling to catch a killer with a personal grudge. Read full book review >
CHASING CHRISTMAS EVE by Jill Shalvis
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"Shalvis achieves another winning love story with her signature mix of witty banter, lighthearted humor, and romantic high notes."
When Colbie takes a much-needed break, she doesn't expect to meet the man of her dreams or find unexpected balance, but when she does, will it mean completely leaving her old life behind to embrace her newfound happiness? Read full book review >
A CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER by Lisa Kleypas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"An enchanting, exquisitely rendered collection of Christmas Regency shorts."
A quartet of Christmas novellas by some Regency romance favorites ushers in the season with wit and distinction. Read full book review >
HIS PERFECT PARTNER by Priscilla Oliveras
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"A sweet debut marred by superficial conflict but worth reading for the well-developed secondary relationships and introduction to the Fernandez family."
A divorced dad who has sworn off love tries to resist the allure of his daughter's dance teacher in the first in a series about three Latina sisters. Read full book review >
LANTERN by Chess  Desalls
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"A trio of innocent romances, more magical and mysterious than the titles and covers might suggest."
In these three novellas, unhappy teens find themselves displaced in time and saved by love. Read full book review >
FORTITUDE SMASHED by Taylor Brooke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 21, 2017

"Handcuffed by fate, this cop-and-robber duo will steal hearts; a strong start to a promising series."
In the first book of the Camellia Clock Cycle series, Brooke (Legacy Strain, 2017, etc.) puts a fun twist on the proverbial biological clock with a surgical implant that counts down to the exact moment each person will fall in love. Read full book review >
THE LOST LETTER by Mimi Matthews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A beautifully told, if not groundbreaking, historical love story."
In 19th-century England, a romance frustrated by circumstance struggles to begin anew. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >