Romance Book Reviews (page 20)

TIME FOR ME TO COME HOME by Dorothy Shackleford
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Nothing great or earth shattering, but a sweet, if clichéd, romantic Christmas tale that will warm some hearts. Fans of country star Blake Shelton and his author-mother take note."
A country music star finishes a tour in New York City and is summoned home to Oklahoma for Christmas by his mother, but to get there, he'll face a string of travel disasters and meet a fellow voyager who just might be the woman of his dreams. Read full book review >
THE SUM OF ALL KISSES by Julia Quinn
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Charmingly romantic, with compelling edges of dark conflict and sexual tension."
Sarah Pleinsworth and Hugh Prentice have good reasons for disliking each other, so neither expects the attraction that springs up when they're forced to spend time together; however, there are a wealth of secrets and obstacles they must overcome to win happiness. Read full book review >

DEVILISHLY WICKED by Kathy Love
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"A little silly but ultimately, a lighthearted and entertaining, sexy romantic romp."
Demon Tristan McIntyre has led a successful coup to get the job of top editor at HOT! magazine, as well as being the leader of an underworld takeover of the soulless fashion industry-if only he can stop getting distracted by Georgia, his lush, delightful personal assistant. Read full book review >
PELICAN POINT by Donna Kauffman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"A light romance with a touch of heat, a pinch of intensity and a dash of mysterious small-town magic."
Renowned lighthouse expert Alex MacFarland has come to Blueberry Cove, Maine, to renovate and heal; sexy lighthouse owner Logan McCrae is resistant to change, but the interfering community may be what they both need to find peace—and each other. Read full book review >
THE PILOT by Victoria Winters
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 28, 2013

"An ultimately uninvolving love story."
True love repeatedly rescues a lost soul in this thin debut romance. Read full book review >

CAPTIVE by A.D. Robertson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"Engaging and intense—though with sexual overtones that never quite bridge into the eroticism it hints at—the book is an intriguing, sexy read."
Sarah, a young soldier in the Witches War, is captured on a reconnaissance mission after trying to learn the secrets held in an enemy stronghold, but Tristan, the noble Keeper who lives there, is ultimately captivated by her. Read full book review >
SUGAR by Jenna Jameson
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 21, 2013

"Tarr and Jameson create an engaging, touching, blazing hot story that packs a lot of sex, action and emotion."
A retiring adult entertainment icon leaves Los Angeles for New York City to take care of her sick best friend and winds up in a sexy new relationship that ultimately makes her yearn for more. Read full book review >
SECRET SHARED by L. Marie Adeline
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Sort of sexy, but disappointing overall."
Cassie volunteers to support S.E.C.R.E.T, the covert society in New Orleans that helps women overcome personal and relationship issues by acquainting them with the liberating possibilities of sexual fantasy, and introduces Dauphine to the mystery and adventure. Read full book review >
BRIDGET JONES: MAD ABOUT THE BOY by Helen Fielding
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Not as rich as Fielding's first two Bridget Jones books. Bridget's fans will want it anyway. When Fielding is funny, she's very funny."
Fielding brings back beloved single lady Bridget Jones (Bridget Jones's Diary, 1998; Bridget Jones: the Edge of Reason, 2000). Read full book review >
STARRY NIGHT by Debbie Macomber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"Typical Macomber holiday romantic fare: short and sweet and as much a part of the season for some readers as cookies and candy canes."
Chicago society-page columnist Carrie Slayton wants to find and interview reclusive author Finn Dalton to prove her credibility as a real journalist; she doesn't expect to fall in love with him, jeopardizing both her heart and her career. Read full book review >
JUST A LITTLE MIRACLE by D. J. Irwin
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 7, 2013

"A familiar boy-meets-girl romance with a trouble-free storyline that may find many fans."
A traditional, uplifting debut romance novel about a widow who finds love again. Read full book review >
THE WICKED DEEDS OF DANIEL MACKENZIE by Jennifer Ashley
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Another sexy, tender Mackenzie love story that romance fans won't want to miss."
After Daniel Mackenzie meets Violet, a charlatan clairvoyant who first intrigues and then nearly kills him, he can't shake the memory of her beauty, her intelligence or her visible fear, so of course he has to track her down and get to the bottom of his inexplicable attraction and protectiveness. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Gabrielle Zevin
March 3, 2015

A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over—and see everything anew. “Zevin writes characters who grow and prosper,” our reviewer writes, “in a narrative that is sometimes sentimental, sometimes funny, sometimes true to life and always entertaining.” View video >