Romance Book Reviews (page 20)

AN AMERICAN ODYSSEY by Cornelia Alley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2017

"A vivid, absorbing tale of Europe painfully shaking off the shackles of the past."
America becomes the endpoint of a European family's transgenerational journey through upheaval, religious persecution, and endless domestic labor in this debut historical novel. Read full book review >
WHITE HOT by Ilona Andrews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2017

"An enthralling paranormal romance from a master of the genre."
Private eye Nevada Baylor (Burn for Me, 2014) takes another case putting her in the path of Connor Rogan, and it soon becomes clear they've taken on some powerful enemies; Nevada may have to truly embrace her magic in order to save her family and fight for her happiness with the prickly mage. Read full book review >

THE GIRL WITH THE MAKE-BELIEVE HUSBAND by Julia Quinn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2017

"Quinn's fans will be grateful she's crossed the pond for this textured look at life in New York during the 1770s."
A young Englishwoman travels to New York during the Revolutionary War and ends up impulsively passing herself off as the wife of an injured officer. Read full book review >
FROM DUKE TILL DAWN by Eva Leigh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2017

"Leigh riffs on Pretty Woman to present a sympathetic portrait of a poor woman surviving through sheer will, but her novel doesn't have the charm of Julie Anne Long's To Love a Thief or the poignancy of Susanne Lord's Discovery of Desire."
Can love and chemistry transcend lies and class? That's the question a straight-laced aristocrat and a con woman must answer when fate puts them in each other's path a second time in the first of Leigh's (Temptations of a Wallflower, 2016, etc.) London Underground series. Read full book review >
WHEN TO ENGAGE AN EARL by Sally MacKenzie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2017

"A charming addition to the Regency spinsters-on-the-shelf subgenre."
Sometimes you get what you want, but it might not be what you need. Read full book review >

THE MOST DANGEROUS DUKE IN LONDON by Madeline Hunter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2017

"A thoroughly enjoyable read."
Five years after whispered accusations led a duke to take his own life, his son returns to Regency England to find out who slandered his father and exact revenge. Read full book review >
THROUGH YOUR EYES by Shannyn Schroeder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2017

"If this sweet romance doesn't have you dancing a jig, nothing will."
Marriage comes before love in this unconventional romance. Read full book review >
THE CAJUN DOCTOR by Sandra Hill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2017

"Feels more like a prolonged improv sketch than a meaningful, comedic romance."
A romance-wary divorcée falls for fresh blood in New Orleans: a pediatric oncologist who's given up on medicine. Read full book review >
POSITIVELY PIPPA by Sarah Hegger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2017

"This is the type of romance that makes readers fall in love not just with characters, but with authors as well."
When Pippa's career explodes on national television and she returns home, the last thing she expects is to fall in love…or to heal the rift between three generations of women in her family. Read full book review >
WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI by Sandhya Menon
ROMANCE
Released: May 30, 2017

"Heartwarming, empathetic, and often hilarious—a delightful read. (Fiction. 14-adult)"
A clash of perspectives sparks this romantic comedy about two first-generation Indian-American teens whose parents set an arranged-marriage plan in motion, but it backfires big time—or maybe not? Read full book review >
WHOLE AGAIN by Colleen S. Myers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 2017

"An often entertaining, if predictable, tale featuring mainstays of Southern romances—war veterans, delicate blondes, and the drama of wealthy elites."
In Myers' (Rael, 2016, etc.)romance, the first of a planned trilogy, a newly divorced socialite can't wait to start over and live according to her own rules—but then a killer tries to take it all away.Read full book review >
JUST ONE TOUCH by Maya Banks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 23, 2017

"Paranormal elements blend with everyday experiences to add a dash of the unexpected to a traditional romance story."
A traumatized woman heals a weather-beaten security agent with a combination of supernatural powers and ordinary human compassion, discovering her own identity in the process. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >