Romance Book Reviews (page 2)

Second Helpings at the Serve You Right Café by Tilia Klebenov Jacobs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2015

"A charming story for those who enjoy a quick, action-packed, romantic fairy tale."
A quirky romantic novella about a reformed ex-con and the enterprising young woman who helps him rediscover his self-worth. Read full book review >
FALL WITH ME by Jennifer L. Armentrout
ROMANCE
Released: March 31, 2015

"Not perfect but escapist and engaging."
Roxanne "Roxy" Ark has been in love with Reece Anders for years without acting on it, but when she faces a number of threats, Reece compels her to acknowledge her danger and their attraction. Read full book review >

THE WITCH OF PAINTED SORROWS by M.J. Rose
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2015

"Sensual, evocative, mysterious and haunting."
Sandrine Salome flees New York and her treacherous husband to find shelter in Paris with her grandmother, but as she settles in and pursues new passions, it's unclear whether she or an infamous ancestral witch is driving the changes. Read full book review >
OPAL RIDGE by Victoria Capper
ROMANCE
Released: March 11, 2015

"A formulaic romance in a fascinating setting."
A spunky young woman and a brooding young man fall in love when she comes to work on his family's sheep farm. Read full book review >
DEVIATE by Tracy Clark
ROMANCE
Released: March 5, 2015

"A solid if not terribly original sequel to Scintillate (2014). (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
As a member of the Scintilla, 17-year-old Cora possesses the rare ability to see people's auras, making her both an object of desire and a target for harm. Read full book review >

RETURN TO ME by Kelly Moran
ROMANCE
Released: March 3, 2015

"Moran's ability to create romantic and psychological tension makes us care about the characters and root for their happily-ever-after."
Two star-crossed lovers are reunited when she's hired to help him recover from war injuries, allowing them to revisit their past and start over. Read full book review >
OF SILK AND STEAM by Bec McMaster
ROMANCE
Released: March 3, 2015

"The steampunk technology is fun and the characters nice and spicy, but the book requires too much suspension of disbelief to be a really good read."
A coldly powerful duchess finds herself distracted from political machinations by the mischievously handsome heir to a dukedom. Read full book review >
KISS ME HELLO by Grace Burrowes
ROMANCE
Released: March 3, 2015

"Sweet, sexy, eloquent and poignant, with a social-justice dimension."
When a lone-wolf criminal defense attorney who moonlights as a farrier meets a single foster mother and her troubled but compelling charge, he surprises himself by engaging in their struggles—even when she resists his help. Read full book review >
DIARY OF AN ACCIDENTAL WALLFLOWER by Jennifer McQuiston
ROMANCE
Released: March 1, 2015

"A charming romance with a unique, entertaining storyline that makes us cheer for the doctor hero, his broad-minded heroine and their eclectic supporting cast."
Clare Westmore's season is going swimmingly until she injures her ankle and meets a handsome doctor who makes her question everything. Read full book review >
THE IMMORTAL WHO LOVED ME by Lynsay Sands
ROMANCE
Released: March 1, 2015

"Intense sensuality, captivating romance."
Thrust into an unknown supernatural world, Sherry Carne has to reorient her perspective, a situation made easier by Basileios Argeneau, the sexy vampire who could be her life mate. Read full book review >
THE PERFECT HOMECOMING by Julia London
ROMANCE
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Intense, lovely and poignant."
Beautiful Emma Tyler has a flinty persona and a naughty secret; when her past catches up to her, she flees to her family's ranch, determined to hide from the world, especially Cooper Jessup, the one man she might want but can't face. Read full book review >
THE TEMPTING OF THOMAS CARRICK by Stephanie Laurens
ROMANCE
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Highly recommended."
A straight-laced Glasgow businessman is drawn back into clan politics and a romance with a woman from a neighboring estate. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Mona Eltahawy
April 28, 2015

In her debut book, Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution, Egyptian-American journalist and commentator Mona Eltahawy mounts an angry indictment of the treatment of women throughout the Arab world. Born in Egypt, she spent her childhood in London, moving with her family to Saudi Arabia when she was 15. Her shock was immediate and visceral: “It felt as though we’d moved to another planet whose inhabitants fervently wished women did not exist,” she recalls. Women could not travel, work or even go to a doctor’s appointment without male approval. We talk to Eltahawy this week on Kirkus TV about her arresting new book. View video >