Romance Book Reviews (page 20)

THE SUN AND THE MOON by Leslie McAdam
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2016

"A steamy, sun-drenched California romance with some intriguingly serious undertones."
A reserved and vulnerable West Coast lawyer takes a chance on a stranger. Read full book review >
Scars on my Soul by Ritu Chowdhary
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 2016

"A perceptive portrayal of jealousy, but the reasons why anyone would be eager to heal Adie's scars remain fuzzy."
In Chowdhary's (Facets of Love, 2014) novel, a handsome, successful Indian man suffers delusions of infidelity concerning the women in his life.Read full book review >

Reserved by Tracy Ewens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 2016

"A wholesome and uplifting tale of second chances and gourmet mac and cheese, perfect for romantic foodies."
A novel offers a contemporary romance about a young, widowed mother who surprises herself when she starts to fall for her brother's longtime best friend. Read full book review >
WICKED SEXY LIAR by Christina Lauren
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"A hypersexy, sophisticated romance that perfectly captures the hunger, thrill, and doubt of young, modern love."
When a surfing mishap convinces London that going home with lady-killer Luke is a good idea, she's drawn to him despite his reputation. Read full book review >
THE DARK DAYS CLUB  by Alison Goodman
ROMANCE
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"Readers willing to embrace the deep, deliberately paced journey will find the pace and tension increasing until the end leaves them eager for the next volume. (Historical fantasy. 13 & up)"
Regency balls, rebellious heiresses, and demonic creatures feeding on humans: not your mother's Regency romance. Read full book review >

MY AMERICAN DUCHESS by Eloisa James
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"A gratifyingly lush, vibrant, and emotional romance."
Merry, an American heiress in Regency England, meets her perfect match, the Duke of Trent; unfortunately, she has a reputation as a runaway fiancee, and she's betrothed to his twin brother. Read full book review >
FORBIDDEN by Beverly Jenkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"For readers who enjoy love stories with steamy interludes against historical backdrops, Jenkins' latest is not to be missed."
A biracial saloon owner hides his heritage after the Civil War but can't bring himself to marry a spoiled white woman instead of the strong African-American woman who's taken his fancy. Read full book review >
Myrian's Journal by Summer McGaha
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2016

"An underdeveloped mash note, despite nuanced characterization."
In this YA romance novel, a 20-something man and a teenage girl discover romantic feelings for each other, just as he leaves to reunite with his estranged parents. Read full book review >
THE ROGUE NOT TAKEN by Sarah MacLean
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2016

"MacLean's latest shines with the intensity, wit, and emotion for which she's celebrated."
After Sophie Talbot creates a scandal, she tries to escape aristocratic society by stowing away in the Marquess of Eversley's carriage—but she winds up in even more trouble. Read full book review >
ANYTHING FOR YOU by Kristan Higgins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 29, 2015

"Higgins' masterful storytelling and penetrating study of human nature combined with a dollop of humor make for breathtaking, heart-wrenching, compelling romance."
When Connor O'Rourke decides he wants to marry longtime on-again, off-again secret girlfriend Jessica Dunn and she turns him down flat, he tells her it's over—but no one else will do, despite his sister's attempts at matchmaking and his wish to get over her once and for all. Read full book review >
DUKES PREFER BLONDES by Loretta Chase
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 29, 2015

"Chase retains her well-earned star status."
Beautiful heiress Lady Clara Fairfax is getting tired of proposals from men she doesn't want, so when she meets brilliant, compelling barrister Oliver Radford, she is intrigued, then enthralled as the two attempt to save an urchin and survive the dangerous aftermath of their benevolent alliance. Read full book review >
FIRST TOUCH by Laurelin Paige
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 29, 2015

"Paige is unflinching in her depiction of a complicated relationship, and the results are explosive."
A missing person case leads an actress down a dangerous path of seduction in this raw duology opener from Paige (Find Me, 2015, etc.). Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Brad Parks
author of SAY NOTHING
March 7, 2017

In Brad Parks’ new thriller Say Nothing, judge Scott Sampson doesn’t brag about having a perfect life, but the evidence is clear: a prestigious job. A beloved family. On an ordinary Wednesday afternoon, he is about to pick up his six-year-old twins to go swimming when his wife, Alison, texts him that she’ll get the kids from school instead. It’s not until she gets home later that Scott realizes she doesn’t have the children. And she never sent the text. Then the phone rings, and every parent’s most chilling nightmare begins. A man has stolen Sam and Emma. For Scott and Alison, the kidnapper’s call is only the beginning of a twisting, gut-churning ordeal of blackmail, deceit, and terror; a high-profile trial like none the judge or his wife has ever experienced. Their marriage falters. Suspicions and long-buried jealousies rise to the surface. Fractures appear. Lies are told. “The nerve-shredding never lets up for a minute as Parks picks you up by the scruff of the neck, shakes you vigorously, and repeats over and over again till a climax so harrowing that you’ll be shaking with gratitude that it’s finally over,” our critic writes in a starred review. View video >