Romance Book Reviews (page 2)

Money Green Memories by Scarlett G. Brade
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"A sexy suspense novel despite some loose plot threads."
A traumatized Toronto heiress experiences new dangers and first love with a mysterious, covert operative in this debut romantic thriller. Read full book review >
Riviera Maya by Robert Leslie Fisher
ROMANCE
Released: Nov. 13, 2015

"An ambitious novel that falls short of its lofty goals.
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Smarting from the wound of her husband's desertion, a young professional architect nevertheless tries to win him back in Fisher's (Vanilla Republic, 2009, etc.) novel.Read full book review >

WINTER by Vina Jackson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"There's much better erotic romance out there."
A young ballerina realizes she won't make it professionally and, as she's finding a new purpose, meets a mesmerizing artist with whom she embarks on a journey of passionate self-discovery. Read full book review >
A TALENT FOR TRICKERY by Alissa Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"This is worth a read because of the twists in the criminal investigation, in spite of a not-so-scintillating love story."
A viscount investigating a murder for the crown is reunited with the beautiful daughter of a criminal he nabbed several years before. Read full book review >
HIS KIND OF TROUBLE  by Terri L. Austin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A fun, sexy romp."
Five years ago, Monica and Calum shared some scorching hot kisses at an inappropriate moment, but Monica has changed her ways and sworn off bad boys, so when Calum comes back to Las Vegas, she wants nothing to do with him—or so she claims. Read full book review >

PUT A RING ON IT by Beth Kendrick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Kendrick brings her signature breezy style and witty charm to another poignant and romantic love story."
When her former fiance marries someone he's just met, a woman who's used to playing it safe throws caution to the wind on a visit to Black Dog Bay, the Delaware beach town deemed the best place in America to get over a breakup. Read full book review >
COLD-HEARTED RAKE by Lisa Kleypas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"A gratifying series starter from a not-to-be-missed romance author."
Inheriting an earldom riddled with debt, Devon Ravenel intends to sell everything off and sink back into his feckless life—until he sets foot on the land and feels the seductive pull of responsibility and meets the beautiful widow trying to hold everything together. Read full book review >
PERSUASION by Martina Boone
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Uneven but also atmospheric and packed with magic and mysteries. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Following Compulsion (2014), Barrie juggles future plans with handsome Eight while dealing with the possibility of ending the Colesworth curse.Read full book review >
Never Before by Tamara Herman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 17, 2015

"An unevenly written but often entertaining romantic story."
A young woman must open up and face her past when she meets the man of her dreams in this melodramatic debut romance. Read full book review >
Finding Justice by Diana Taylor Hart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2015

"A fast-paced, if uneven, mystery about protecting familial bonds."
A young woman, with the help of her family and friends, confronts past dangers and a new string of mysteries in Hart's (Moving On, 2013, etc.) latest installment of the Old Pueblo series.Read full book review >
Living Colorful Beauty by Jonathan Harnisch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A bluntly honest psychosexual odyssey."
A surrealistic psychological novel about one man's struggle to know his own mind. Read full book review >
LORD FENTON'S FOLLY  by Josi S. Kilpack
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A poignant Regency romance with subtle inspirational messages about the power of forgiveness and authenticity."
When Lord Fenton is forced to marry or face disinheritance, he follows his mother's advice and weds Alice Stanbridge, a family friend, but their match is full of conflict. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Michael Eric Dyson
February 2, 2016

In Michael Eric Dyson’s rich and nuanced book new book, The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America, Dyson writes with passion and understanding about Barack Obama’s “sad and disappointing” performance regarding race and black concerns in his two terms in office. While race has defined his tenure, Obama has been “reluctant to take charge” and speak out candidly about the nation’s racial woes, determined to remain “not a black leader but a leader who is black.” Dyson cogently examines Obama’s speeches and statements on race, from his first presidential campaign through recent events—e.g., the Ferguson riots and the eulogy for the Rev. Clementa Pinckney in Charleston—noting that the president is careful not to raise the ire of whites and often chastises blacks for their moral failings. At his best, he spoke with “special urgency for black Americans” during the Ferguson crisis and was “at his blackest,” breaking free of constraints, in his “Amazing Grace” Charleston eulogy. Dyson writes here as a realistic, sometimes-angry supporter of the president. View video >