Romance Book Reviews (page 2)

GIRL BEFORE A MIRROR by Liza Palmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Palmer's fine wit is certainly on display, but all the straight talk about female empowerment and self-analysis feels heavy-handed and clichéd."
A Washington, D.C., ad executive tackles what appears to be the 21st-century woman's greatest challenge: learning to be happy with herself. Read full book review >
THE DEVIL TAKES A BRIDE by Julia London
ROMANCE
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Strong prose and adventurous sex scenes make the book worth reading."
A desperate young woman tries to trap a charming rogue into marriage but accidentally traps his severe and proper older brother instead. Read full book review >

THE EARL I ADORE by Erin Knightley
ROMANCE
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Well worth reading."
A young lady with a modest dowry is husband-hunting at a summer music festival, but her task becomes more urgent as she waits for the news of her sister's elopement to leak out and ruin her chances. Read full book review >
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ALICE by Katie MacAlister
ROMANCE
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"A meandering plot detracts from a quirky, enjoyable voice."
The itinerary looks promising, but the excursions are disappointing in MacAlister's (Time Thief, 2013, etc.) contemporary romance set on a cruise ship—the first book in the Ainslie Brothers series.Read full book review >
TRUST NO ONE by Jayne Ann Krentz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"An intriguing, textured mystery that perfectly layers humor, suspense and romance."
When Grace Elland finds her murdered boss's body, she comes to the attention of the police, a sexy new neighbor and an apparent stalker who seems linked to both this crime and a violent event from Grace's past. Read full book review >

DICTATORSHIP OF THE DRESS by Jessica Topper
ROMANCE
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Though sometimes the language isn't as witty or romantic as it's trying to be, Topper makes good use of the dress as a plot device and infuses enough fun and suspense into the rollicking storyline to make it a satisfying read."
Two strangers in transit share plenty of baggage in Topper's (Louder Than Love, 2013) second romance.Read full book review >
STAGES OF DESIRE by Julia Tagan
ROMANCE
Released: Jan. 5, 2015

"Enchanting Regency romance with affable central characters that tastefully blends sex with essentials of the genre."
Tagan's (A Question of Class, 2014) lively romance, set in London in 1808, has a young woman falling for the man pursuing her guardian's daughter. Read full book review >
THE DUKE OF DARK DESIRES by Miranda Neville
ROMANCE
Released: Dec. 30, 2014

"The main characters' appreciation of art adds color to the story, which is otherwise an entertaining but unsurprising tale about falling in love with the enemy."
Years after the French Revolution, the only surviving daughter of a marquis travels to England to avenge herself on her family's betrayer. Read full book review >
ANGEL IN ARMANI by Melanie Scott
ROMANCE
Released: Dec. 30, 2014

"A smart, compelling romance that realistically explores two socially mismatched lovers fighting for their happily-ever-after."
When a dangerous storm keeps helicopter pilot Sara Charles and her devastatingly handsome client, Lucas Angelo, out of the air, it leads to a night of passion, then to an uneasy but passionate affair between two people from completely different worlds. Read full book review >
SAY YES TO THE MARQUESS by Tessa Dare
ROMANCE
Released: Dec. 30, 2014

"A sparkling, emotionally lush romance."
When Clio Whitmore inherits a castle from her uncle, she decides to call off her long-standing engagement and asks her would-be brother-in-law—who's secretly in love with her—to help her get out of the marriage agreement. Read full book review >
YOU'RE SO FINE by Kieran Kramer
ROMANCE
Released: Dec. 30, 2014

"A sexy, poignant romance wrapped in Southern charm and lightly accented with Hollywood glamour."
When her boss runs away with her boyfriend, single mom Lacey Clark finds herself broke and jobless in idyllic Indigo Beach, South Carolina, while sharing a lighthouse with a handsome movie star, and she's dangerously falling in love with it all. Read full book review >
THE ROSIE EFFECT by Graeme Simsion
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 30, 2014

"Don prides himself on meticulous consideration of all scenarios; not even he could've imagined that the sparkle of his love story wouldn't last."
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes…a baby that Don Tillman, lovable genius, has certainly not factored into his current life plan. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Pierce Brown
author of GOLDEN SON
February 17, 2015

With shades of The Hunger Games, Ender’s Game, and Game of Thrones, Pierce Brown’s genre-defying Red Rising hit the ground running. The sequel, Golden Son, continues the saga of Darrow, a rebel battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom. As a Red, Darrow grew up working the mines deep beneath the surface of Mars, enduring backbreaking labor while dreaming of the better future he was building for his descendants. But the Society he faithfully served was built on lies. Darrow’s kind have been betrayed and denied by their elitist masters, the Golds—and their only path to liberation is revolution. “Stirring—and archetypal—stuff,” our reviewer writes. View video >