Romance Book Reviews (page 2)

THE BEAUTIFUL ONE by Emily Greenwood
ROMANCE
Released: June 2, 2015

"Greenwood weaves some unique threads into her Regency romance, heightening the sexual stakes and rendering a wholly satisfying happy ending for this touching love story."
Hounded by an unscrupulous artist determined to ruin her, Anna Black winds up as governess to a lonely orphan whose guardian uncle has retreated from the world. Read full book review >
HOVER by Anne A. Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2015

"Tightly written training scenes make for a smart, absorbing thriller when the reluctant heroine is put to the test."
A former U.S. Navy helicopter pilot's debut novel about a sailor who overcomes her fear of drowning to assist a Navy SEAL team on a top-secret mission. Read full book review >

ROYAL WEDDING by Meg Cabot
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2015

"This funny, heartwarming story is royally perfect from start to finish."
Princess Mia faces grown-up problems in this adult installment of Cabot's popular Princess Diaries series (Forever Princess, 2009, etc.).Read full book review >
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 >
The Giddy Death of the Gays & the Strange Demise of Straights by Redfern Jon Barrett
ROMANCE
Released: June 1, 2015

"A contrived, uninvolving love triangle surrounded by a sprightlier comedy of modern manners."
Love conquers all, especially such trivial things as monogamy and sexual orientation, in this polyamorous romance. Read full book review >
Ghost of the Nile by Veronica Scott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 28, 2015

"A rather ordinary historical romance in an extraordinary setting."
A dead warrior sent back to the land of the living confronts betrayal, treason, and romance in Scott's (Magic of the Nile: Gods of Egypt, 2014, etc.) latest series novel.Read full book review >
A MATCH FOR MARCUS CYNSTER by Stephanie Laurens
ROMANCE
Released: May 26, 2015

"Laurens maintains her stylish storytelling in another compelling romance with a hint of suspense and an interesting look at gender roles, power, and partnership."
When Niniver Carrick, the lady of her clan, is harassed by men looking to marry her and usurp her leadership, she turns to neighbor Marcus Cynster for help, never expecting that she might well have met her match in life and love. Read full book review >
LOVE IN THE TIME OF SCANDAL by Caroline Linden
ROMANCE
Released: May 26, 2015

"A smart, poignant, deftly written romance with characters who remind us that good can triumph and love can heal."
Lord Atherton is the last man on Earth Penelope Weston wants to marry, but when a scandal forces her to do just that, they're surprised to discover they're a perfect match, though not everyone is pleased with the union. Read full book review >
A GIRL LIKE THAT by Mary Flinn
ROMANCE
Released: May 25, 2015

"An uplifting tale of love and redemption that's perfect for fans of stories of rehabilitated youth and second chances."
A breezy romance about a single mother who tries to reinvent herself after her young-adult son leaves the nest. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Sara Paretsky
author of BRUSH BACK
July 28, 2015

No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she’d be happy to avoid. High on that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet that’s precisely what she ends up doing when she responds to Frank Guzzo’s plea for help in Brush Back, the latest thriller from bestselling author Sara Paretsky. For six stormy weeks back in high school, V.I. thought she was in love with Frank. He broke up with her, she went off to college, he started driving trucks for Bagby Haulage. She forgot about him until the day his mother was convicted of bludgeoning his kid sister, Annie, to death. Stella Guzzo was an angry, uncooperative prisoner and did a full 25 years for her daughter’s murder. Newly released from prison, Stella is looking for exoneration, so Frank asks V.I. for help. “Paretsky, who plots more conscientiously than anyone else in the field, digs deep, then deeper, into past and present until all is revealed,” our reviewer writes. View video >