Romance Book Reviews (page 2)

THE WICKED HEIR by Elizabeth Michels
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2017

"A tale that borrows much from Beauty and the Beast."
An idealistic young woman blunders into a deadly power struggle between unscrupulous men in Regency London. Read full book review >
KEEPING IT HOT by Sydney Landon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2017

"A romance that starts sweet but quickly sours because of an unpleasant hero."
A friends-to-lovers contemporary romance set in sunny and steamy Pensacola, Florida. Read full book review >

SOME KIND OF HERO by Suzanne Brockmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"A thought-provoking, deeply satisfying romance from a master of the genre."
When a white Navy SEAL's teen daughter disappears, his smart, resourceful African-American neighbor steps in to help and becomes an emotional touchstone—for the crisis and beyond. Read full book review >
MISTER HOCKEY by Lia Riley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"A lukewarm story with sexy parts hot enough to melt ice."
Jed West is a star hockey player who doesn't date fans. Librarian Breezy Angel is arguably Jed's biggest fan, and they wind up in bed before she manages to tell him that. Read full book review >
ESCAPING INDIGO by Eli Lang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 17, 2017

"A pair of pretty musicians, a hesitant attraction that flowers on a concert bus tour, and sophomoric sensibilities trying to grapple with existential questions. For fans of boy manga and K-pop."
A young, burned-out musician finds himself drawn to the talented frontman of the band that's employing him as a roadie. Read full book review >

SEDUCING ABBY RHODES by J.D. Mason
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2017

"A romance chock full of unexpected twists, turns, secrets, and spirits plus a healthy dose of redemptive love."
Soon after an African-American woman in Blink, Texas, buys a haunted house that was the scene of a murder 30 years ago, the handsome son of the victim shows up. Wildly attracted to each other, the two also sense that they're instrumental to resolution for the restless ghosts. Read full book review >
THE OUTLAW by Anna Schmidt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 20, 2017

"A warm, satisfying, gently sexy Western historical romance."
It's 1883. When Amanda Porterfield accepts a private tutoring position with a wealthy banker in Tucson, she hopes for a little more excitement than her family ranch offers, but she never expects to become involved with a mysterious gambler or the bank robbery being plotted around her. Read full book review >
NEVER KISS A HIGHLANDER  by Michele Sinclair
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2017

"A sexy, fun, and generally successful Highlander historical romance."
When renowned Highland warrior Hamish MacBrieve gets word that his clan is in danger, he travels home to help them protect themselves, with no intention of staying, but a beautiful woman, a scheming brother, and unexpected surges of loyalty tempt him to stay. Read full book review >
FLY AWAY WITH ME by Susan Fox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2017

"This first book in Fox's Blue Moon Harbor series is the perfect scorching summer read."
Eden Blaine, a lawyer on a mission, is all business. Aaron Gabriel, a laid-back pilot, is allergic to the idea of anything serious. Can destiny help them find a happy middle ground on a small island near Vancouver? Read full book review >
BLACKTHORNE'S BRIDE by Joan Johnston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 27, 2017

"At best, overly complicated. At worst, problematic."
A penniless duke, an American heiress, a case of mistaken identity, and a marriage of convenience—does it add up to love? Read full book review >
SAVING MR. PERFECT  by Tamara Morgan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"If you like pointed banter and characters that are just on the edge of functional, à la those in the novels of Jennifer Crusie or Kristan Higgins, this book will keep you occupied for a couple of afternoons."
A dramedy with a fanfic premise: what if Mr. and Mrs. Smith had stayed married and kept working for different sides after learning each other's secrets? Read full book review >
THE SECRET OF THE INDIA ORCHID by Nancy Campbell Allen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A clever, engaging, India-set Regency romance."
After the man of her dreams breaks her heart, Sophia Elliot heads to India for a change of scenery and perhaps to find a husband, but she becomes embroiled in a murder mystery being investigated by her former beau. 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 >