Romance Book Reviews (page 2)

THREE WEEKS WITH LADY X by Eloisa James
ROMANCE
Released: March 25, 2014

"Emotionally rewarding and elegantly written, with textured characters and a captivating plot, this is James at her best."
When Lady Xenobia is hired to restyle Thorn Dautry's country estate to help him win a perfect bride, they're both loath to admit they've met their perfect matches. Read full book review >
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 >

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 >

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 >
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 >
WHEN THE DUKE WAS WICKED by Lorraine Heath
ROMANCE
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"A sparkling, emotionally powerful historical romance that satisfyingly deals with physical and spiritual damage."
For years, the Duke of Lovingdon has lived a debauched life, so when childhood friend Lady Grace Mabry asks him to help her find her own true love, he resists; friends or not, he can't think of a worse person to guide her in matters of the heart. Read full book review >
EVENING STARS by Susan Mallery
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"A light, engaging family-coming-of-age story that flows gracefully into a handful of happy endings, though with a few more twists, turns and universal conflicts than a strict romance."
Two sisters are taking stock of their lives amid emotional insecurity when an unexpected treasure gives them the chance to have everything they want—if only they can figure out what that is. Read full book review >