Romance Book Reviews (page 2)

SUDDENLY ONE SUMMER by Julie James
ROMANCE
Released: June 2, 2015

"James' trademark mix of bright humor, emotional perceptiveness, and sizzling sexual tension make this a radiant winner."
After a scary break-in, divorce attorney Victoria Slade rents a new condo, but that doesn't stop her panic attacks—and it brings complications in the form of a sexy neighbor. Read full book review >
THE SPRING BRIDE by Anne Gracie
ROMANCE
Released: June 2, 2015

"In spite of a rather convoluted plot and a herky-jerky beginning, the novel settles into a funny and fast-paced rhythm. The main characters are vibrant and complex, and if some of the secondary characters are a bit typecast, the author's skill as a storyteller makes this well worth reading."
A nobleman's son returns from eight years of spy work on the Continent to discover that he's about to be disinherited, if he's not convicted of murder first. Read full book review >

AT HIS SERVICE by Suzanne Rock
ROMANCE
Released: June 2, 2015

"A decent idea with uninspired execution."
Magnate Leo Perconti comes to Boston to save his family's hotel company, focusing on turning the luxury flagship Palazzo around and curbing his siblings' extravagances, but meeting intern Karin Norell is a sexy distraction that helps and hinders his progress. Read full book review >
SHARDS OF HOPE by Nalini Singh
ROMANCE
Released: June 2, 2015

"Clever, ambitious, sexy, and dynamic."
Aden Kai leads the powerful Arrow Squad into stewarding the Psy race's shift into emotional freedom, but as he convinces the only woman he wants to stand by his side, malevolent forces attempt to destabilize a fledgling coalition working to forge unity. Read full book review >
ONLY A PROMISE by Mary Balogh
ROMANCE
Released: June 9, 2015

"An elegant, romantic exploration of the trauma of war and the healing power of love."
Fighting Napoleon, Ralph Stockwood suffered devastating loss and now feels dead inside, but as the sole heir to a dukedom, he needs a wife; when a family friend suggests they marry, she seems as good a choice as any, since love is off the table. Read full book review >

EVER AFTER by Jude Deveraux
ROMANCE
Released: June 30, 2015

"This sexy, lighthearted romp brings the series to a satisfying close."
Deveraux (For All Time, 2014, etc.) saves the best for last in the final installment of the Nantucket Brides trilogy, in which a physical therapist rehabilitates a wounded military veteran in a haunted house.Read full book review >
A DUKE BUT NO GENTLEMAN by Alexandra Hawkins
ROMANCE
Released: June 30, 2015

"The book is full of tiresome inconsistencies and weak-willed characters, but readers who enjoy dark sex scenes may find it entertaining."
Two Georgian-era noblemen, a duke and a marquess, spur each other to ever greater depths of depravity, until the duke falls in love with one of their victims. Read full book review >
TWICE IN A LIFETIME by Dorothy Garlock
ROMANCE
Released: July 7, 2015

"A feel-good love story that comforts rather than challenges. Garlock excels at creating an experience her readers want, one that's still heartwarming no matter how many times they've seen it."
With this historical romance, the prolific Garlock (Take Me Home, 2014, etc.) again uses midcentury, small-town America as her backdrop for a gentle tale of love lost and found.Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Luis Alberto Urrea
April 21, 2015

Examining the borders between one nation and another, between one person and another, Luis Alberto Urrea’s latest story collection, The Water Museum, reveals his mastery of the short form. This collection includes the Edgar-award winning "Amapola" and his now-classic "Bid Farewell to Her Many Horses," which had the honor of being chosen for NPR's "Selected Shorts" not once but twice. Urrea has also recently published a poetry collection, Tijuana Book of the Dead, mixing lyricism and colloquial voices, mysticism and the daily grind. We talk to Urrea about both of his new books this week on Kirkus TV. View video >