Romance Book Reviews (page 2)

UNDER HER SKIN by Adriana Anders
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"An incredibly sexy, heartbreaking, and intense romantic debut."
In small-town Virginia, a woman trying to erase her abusive past falls for a towering, reclusive blacksmith with secrets of his own. Read full book review >
ONE MORE KISS  by Samantha Chase
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Unexceptional but appealing, especially to readers looking for less sex in their contemporary romance."
When rock star Matt Reed is hounded and ridiculed by the press, causing him to question his talent and his future, he takes refuge at his childhood best friend's house, in the hometown he swore he'd never go back to, and winds up in love with his friend's younger sister, Vivienne. Read full book review >

THE DUKE by Kerrigan Byrne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"This sexy romp has it all—a mystery, a feminist heroine worth rooting for, and moments of heat so intense they might need a nurse."
Imogen Pritchard keeps crossing paths with Cole Talmage, Duke of Trenwyth. Will time and mistaken identity keep them apart? Read full book review >
SOMEONE TO HOLD  by Mary Balogh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"This 'Cinderella' reversal story seethes with desire, painted paradoxically in the watercolor prose that is the hallmark of this author."
An unloving heroine in reduced circumstances, an orphan hero, and the gift of unconditional acceptance. Read full book review >
The Mermaids of Lake Michigan by Suzanne Kamata
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"A lyrical, compelling coming-of-age story with magical elements."
A water-loving girl struggles to find her place on land in this novel. Read full book review >

DAMAGE CONTROL by Lisa Renee Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"An intriguing high-concept premise sabotaged by glacial pacing and a static central romance."
Second installment of a contemporary romance series revolving around a powerful family with criminal ties, the son who wants to go legit, and the woman on the run who falls for him. Read full book review >
A LADY'S CODE OF MISCONDUCT by Meredith Duran
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A masterful tale of suspense, forgiveness, and love."
A sham marriage, political intrigue, and a case of amnesia provide a backdrop for this absorbing Victorian romance. Read full book review >
THE ENGLISH DUKE by Karen Ranney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2017

"A compelling read in spite of the aggravating main characters."
An inventor's daughter will stop at nothing to carry out her father's last wishes—even if it means confronting a handsome but unfriendly duke in his den. Read full book review >
THE THING ABOUT LOVE by Julie James
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2017

"James' star shines even brighter with this smart, sparkling winner."
Two FBI agents who had a rocky relationship at the FBI Academy are paired in an undercover operation, forcing them to re-evaluate their first impressions, work as a team, and maybe find true love. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Clinton Kelly
January 9, 2017

Bestselling author and television host Clinton Kelly’s memoir I Hate Everyone Except You is a candid, deliciously snarky collection of essays about his journey from awkward kid to slightly-less-awkward adult. Clinton Kelly is probably best known for teaching women how to make their butts look smaller. But in I Hate Everyone, Except You, he reveals some heretofore-unknown secrets about himself, like that he’s a finicky connoisseur of 1980s pornography, a disillusioned critic of New Jersey’s premier water parks, and perhaps the world’s least enthused high-school commencement speaker. Whether he’s throwing his baby sister in the air to jumpstart her cheerleading career or heroically rescuing his best friend from death by mud bath, Clinton leaps life’s social hurdles with aplomb. With his signature wit, he shares his unique ability to navigate the stickiest of situations, like deciding whether it’s acceptable to eat chicken wings with a fork on live television (spoiler: it’s not). “A thoroughly light and entertaining memoir,” our critic writes. View video >