Romance Book Reviews (page 21)

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 >

ALFREDO by Herbert A. Muenster
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2013

"An unsatisfying, intermittently offensive melodrama."
An erotic melodrama about the rise of a poor young man to wealth and power. Read full book review >
RUN TO YOU by Rachel Gibson
ROMANCE
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"A few quirky elements make for some 'out-of-the-box' plot points and an original take or two on hot, contemporary romance.

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Stella wants nothing to do with Sadie, the sister she's never met, but when Sadie's sexy friend Beau tracks her down, accidentally ruins her life in Miami and offers temporary sanctuary in a road trip to Texas, she has to reconsider. Read full book review >
TEN TINY BREATHS by K.A.  Tucker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Steamy romance and quirky supporting characters make this an appealing start to the series."
After a drunk driver kills her parents, her best friend and her boyfriend, Kacey Cleary is left with her younger sister, a phobia of holding hands and a deep-seated hatred for the man who survived the car wreck. Read full book review >

SO TOUGH TO TAME by Victoria Dahl
ROMANCE
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Dahl brings her signature potent blend of heated eroticism and emotional punch to another Jackson Hole cowboy story, to great success."
Charlie Allington comes home to Jackson Hole, Wyo., under a cloud of scandal, but with a new job and new lease on life, maybe it's time to have a little fling with her neighbor and old high school crush, cowboy Walker Pearce. Read full book review >
THE SUGAR COOKIE SWEETHEART SWAP by Donna Kauffman
ROMANCE
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Three writers, three fun, sexy Christmas romances—light, sugary holiday fare."
Three best friends attend their small-town community Christmas cookie swap, bemoaning their loveless state, but the holiday season will prove to be their most romantic ever. Read full book review >
A SEASIDE CHRISTMAS by Sherryl Woods
ROMANCE
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"A sweet, affecting holiday-themed read that will appeal to romance and Chesapeake Shores fans rooting for Jenny to find her own hero and happily-ever-after."
Successful songwriter Jenny Collins returns to Chesapeake Shores to escape Nashville and her messy breakup with country music star Caleb Green, but when Caleb follows her, entwining himself in her holiday season and her huge, extended stepfamily, she finds it hard to resist his charm despite their difficult past. Read full book review >
THE COUNTERFEIT MISTRESS by Madeline Hunter
ROMANCE
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"A smooth, sexy and sophisticated spy-themed Regency romance."
As a French emigré, Marielle Lyon is playing a dangerous game; her compatriots aren't completely convinced she's who she claims to be, while the English are convinced she's a spy. Read full book review >
BY PROXY by Katy Regnery
ROMANCE
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"For those focused on lasting emotional connections reached through good conversation, this book is a winner."
A wholesome contemporary romance set in small-town Montana. Read full book review >
ALWAYS ON MY MIND by Jill Shalvis
ROMANCE
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"A sexy, textured winner."
After yet another spectacular life failure, Leah Sullivan comes back to Lucky Harbor to help her grandmother and embroils herself in a pretend relationship with her best friend that she wishes more than anything could be real. Read full book review >
MIRROR, MIRROR by J.D. Robb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Clever, winsome and fun fairy-tale fare."
Five new romantic takes on classic fairy-tale themes by five romance authors. 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 >