Romance Book Reviews (page 2)

SOMEONE TO WED by Mary Balogh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"In the author's familiar meditative style, the novel demonstrates how family ties can be forged by patient and persistent devotion in marriage."
A financial exchange turns into quiet passion as a scarred heiress and a down-at-the-heels aristocrat fall in love after their wedding. Read full book review >
COULDN'T ASK FOR MORE by Kianna Alexander
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A lack of tension and too-perfect leads mar a well-written romance with a nicely developed cast of secondary characters."
A fashion designer and a textile manufacturer get swept up in a fake engagement on the eve of her big debut. Read full book review >

PERFECT GRAVITY by Vivien Jackson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"The unfamiliar terms and lack of established worldbuilding rules turn an otherwise exciting sci-fi romance into a slog."
Two childhood crushes reunite in a dystopian-esque Texas after one kills the other's husband. Read full book review >
HIGHLAND DRAGON REBEL by Isabel Cooper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A compelling tale of danger and dragons."
A Scottish warrior with the ability to change shapes—into a dragon, among other forms—escorts a Welsh ally on a magical quest. Read full book review >
THIRD SON'S A CHARM by Shana Galen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Come for the brooding, silent hero and a loquacious heroine finding her strength. Stay for the bromance between war vets and especially for the aching chemistry between Lady Lorraine and her fierce bodyguard."
A handsome but illiterate soldier is hired to guard the honor of a headstrong and heartsick lady. But can he protect his heart from her? Read full book review >

WRONG TO NEED YOU by Alisha  Rai
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 28, 2017

"Another emotional, passionate, and psychologically complex love story in a gripping series that follows the fates of two warring families."
A young widow juggling single motherhood and a small business faces her past and creates a new future when her ex-brother-in-law returns after a decade's absence. Read full book review >
A GOOD DAY TO MARRY A DUKE by Betina Krahn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 28, 2017

"Krahn returns to historical romance with a barn burner of an 1890s love story."
An American cowgirl in London. Read full book review >
A DUKE IN SHINING ARMOR by Loretta Chase
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 28, 2017

"Chase brings a fun blend of quirkiness and wit to a sexy love story that's both charmingly romantic and laugh-out-loud funny."
When a duke and his would-be bride both get drunk—separately—before their wedding, the best man sets off to retrieve the bride, who's climbed out a window. A series of fateful events complicates the quest and convinces the wedding refugees they're meant for each other. Read full book review >
IT'S HARD OUT HERE FOR A DUKE by Maya Rodale
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 28, 2017

"A Cinderella-story mashup of historical romance, chick lit, and reality TV, with a secret-paternity plot and a dash of American exceptionalism."
A Maryland horse breeder struggles to adjust to newfound English dukedom and his desire for an impoverished lady's companion in this fish-out-of-water Regency romance. Read full book review >
A HOPE DIVIDED  by Alyssa Cole
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 28, 2017

"As the war closes in around them, the line blurs between who is the rescuer and who is the rescued."
A self-taught scientist spying for the North rescues a Union soldier in the Confederate state of North Carolina. Read full book review >
JUNKYARD HEART by Garrett  Leigh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 4, 2017

"Not a bad book, if occasionally dull."
Photographer Jasper "Jas" Manning and carpenter Kim Penrose fall immediately into a hot sexual relationship, but working through their respective baggage is hard work for both of them. Read full book review >
RUGGED TEXAS COWBOY by Lora Leigh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"Some sizzle, some fizzle, some ick."
Two Texas business partners find passion and love in unexpected places and turn from confirmed bachelors to dedicated mates. 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 >