Romance Book Reviews (page 20)

DARK WITCH by Nora Roberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Magical, romantic, compelling and appealing—Roberts at her best."
Seven hundred fifty years after an evil sorcerer attacks the Dark Witch Sorcha and leaves her children orphans, he comes back, and her descendants must depend on magic, friendship and love to repel him. Read full book review >
LOOKING FOR TROUBLE by Trice Hickman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"A bold and intriguing effort that ultimately misses the mark, though some readers may enjoy the originality of the storyline."
An old woman who can see the future worries for her grandson and an as-yet-unborn great-great-granddaughter—whom she connects with through their mutual gift—who are dealing with problems in their love lives. Read full book review >

THE PERFECT MATCH by Kristan Higgins
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Another delightful, funny, yet heart-wrenching must-read romance from Higgins."
After proposing to her "best-friend-with-benefits" and being summarily rejected, Honor Holland meets professor Tom Barlow, who needs a green card, and the two agree to a marriage of convenience, risking jail time, their reputations and their hearts. Read full book review >
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 >
Kirkus Interview
Frank Bruni
March 31, 2015

Over the last few decades, Americans have turned college admissions into a terrifying and occasionally devastating process, preceded by test prep, tutors, all sorts of stratagems, all kinds of rankings, and a conviction among too many young people that their futures will be determined and their worth established by which schools say yes and which say no. In Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be, New York Times columnist Frank Bruni explains why, giving students and their parents a new perspective on this brutal, deeply flawed competition and a path out of the anxiety that it provokes. “Written in a lively style but carrying a wallop, this is a book that family and educators cannot afford to overlook as they try to navigate the treacherous waters of college admissions,” our reviewer writes. View video >