Romance Book Reviews (page 20)

The House of Baric Part One by Jillian Bald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2015

"An engrossing, research-heavy tale of Croatia in the early modern period."
A debut historical novel follows an aristocratic family in 17th-century Croatia, at the conclusion of the Thirty Years' War. Read full book review >
THE MATCH OF THE CENTURY by Cathy Maxwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"The characters are likable but just foolish enough to experience a satisfying amount of personal growth over the course of the story. Maxwell would do well to avoid dabbling in mystery next time."
An heiress plans to wed a handsome duke to please her ambitious parents, until the duke's scapegrace brother returns from the war and changes her mind. Read full book review >

THE SPINSTER'S GUIDE TO SCANDALOUS BEHAVIOR by Jennifer McQuiston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"An absorbing read."
When a young woman inherits a ramshackle cottage from her spinster aunt, she's determined to use the house as her aunt did—to avoid an unhappy marriage. Read full book review >
Having It All by Millicent Chartwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"A racy guilty pleasure replete with politics, romance, and plenty of sex."
A lobbyist and consultant juggles her political aspirations with her search for a meaningful relationship in this debut novel. Read full book review >
Maya Rising by Melissa Roen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 19, 2015

"A vividly imagined but dark dystopian fantasy complete with passionate romance and dangerous alliances."
An intrepid pair has survived the apocalypse, but the worst is yet to come in Roen's sequel to Last Call for Caviar (2013). Read full book review >

Of Julia and Men by
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 18, 2015

"A tryst-y erotic novel with a scattered plot."
A debut romance featuring a seductive female protagonist reluctant to settle for just one man. Read full book review >
UNTIL THE END by Abbi Glines
ROMANCE
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"Rough and raw. (Romance. 16 & up)"
This new installment in the Sea Breeze series highlights abusive families, romance, and sex—quite a lot of it. Read full book review >
THE TRUTH ABOUT HIM by M. O'Keefe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"O'Keefe weaves a complex, poignant tapestry of character, emotion, and action."
Two wounded people find comfort in each other but must navigate family issues, disapproving friends, and violent enemies before they can reach for happiness, yet in the process they form an unexpected community and learn the power of family and forgiveness. Read full book review >
Money Green Memories by Scarlett G. Brade
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"A sexy suspense novel despite some loose plot threads."
A traumatized Toronto heiress experiences new dangers and first love with a mysterious, covert operative in this debut romantic thriller. Read full book review >
Riviera Maya by Robert Leslie Fisher
ROMANCE
Released: Nov. 13, 2015

"An ambitious novel that falls short of its lofty goals.
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Smarting from the wound of her husband's desertion, a young professional architect nevertheless tries to win him back in Fisher's (Vanilla Republic, 2009, etc.) novel.Read full book review >
WINTER by Vina Jackson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"There's much better erotic romance out there."
A young ballerina realizes she won't make it professionally and, as she's finding a new purpose, meets a mesmerizing artist with whom she embarks on a journey of passionate self-discovery. Read full book review >
Love's Timeless Melody by Cindy Irish
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2015

"A predictable romance involving a British vocalist's search for love, with a few twists."
Though they're opposites in many ways, destiny pushes an aloof superstar and a free-spirited psychic together. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kathleen Kent
author of THE DIME
February 20, 2017

Dallas, Texas is not for the faint of heart. Good thing for Betty Rhyzyk she's from a family of take-no-prisoners Brooklyn police detectives. But in Kathleen Kent’s new novel The Dime, her Big Apple wisdom will only get her so far when she relocates to The Big D, where Mexican drug cartels and cult leaders, deadbeat skells and society wives all battle for sunbaked turf. Betty is as tough as the best of them, but she's deeply shaken when her first investigation goes sideways. Battling a group of unruly subordinates, a persistent stalker, a formidable criminal organization, and an unsupportive girlfriend, the unbreakable Detective Betty Rhyzyk may be reaching her limit. “Violent, sexy, and completely absorbing,” our critic writes in a starred review. “Kent's detective is Sam Spade reincarnated—as a brilliant, modern woman.” View video >