Romance Book Reviews (page 21)

See You Then by Susan Coventry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 20, 2015

"A modern love story with an absorbing, unique take on May-December relationships."
A 40-year-old widow falls for her 23-year-old neighbor in this debut contemporary romance. Read full book review >
Amelia's Prayer by Christiane Banks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 18, 2015

"A flawed but still rewarding tale of a relationship."
An epic novel of a romance forged in war and of the couple's later troubles while raising a family. Read full book review >

Where Lemons Bloom by Blair McDowell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 16, 2015

"A heartwarming, perceptive romance with just enough high-stakes drama to keep readers turning the pages."
A young woman falls in love with an ex-con who's desperately trying to clear his name in this charming romance-cum-mystery. Read full book review >
Retroactive Romance by Everette Lemons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 12, 2015

"A classic story of nostalgia fulfilled, the narrative moves slowly but delivers a number of unexpected revelations."
From Lemons (Jeannie-Centristasis, 2011, etc.) comes a sci-fi novel about one man's rare opportunity to connect with the love of his life. Read full book review >
Shadows from the Past by Judith Erwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 11, 2015

"A well-plotted Southern romance, despite some shortcomings."
A novelist falls in love with a fabulously wealthy but aloof scion in Erwin's (Shadow of Doubt, 2015, etc.) contemporary romance with Gothic overtones. Read full book review >

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 >
Kirkus Interview
Brad Parks
author of SAY NOTHING
March 7, 2017

In Brad Parks’ new thriller Say Nothing, judge Scott Sampson doesn’t brag about having a perfect life, but the evidence is clear: a prestigious job. A beloved family. On an ordinary Wednesday afternoon, he is about to pick up his six-year-old twins to go swimming when his wife, Alison, texts him that she’ll get the kids from school instead. It’s not until she gets home later that Scott realizes she doesn’t have the children. And she never sent the text. Then the phone rings, and every parent’s most chilling nightmare begins. A man has stolen Sam and Emma. For Scott and Alison, the kidnapper’s call is only the beginning of a twisting, gut-churning ordeal of blackmail, deceit, and terror; a high-profile trial like none the judge or his wife has ever experienced. Their marriage falters. Suspicions and long-buried jealousies rise to the surface. Fractures appear. Lies are told. “The nerve-shredding never lets up for a minute as Parks picks you up by the scruff of the neck, shakes you vigorously, and repeats over and over again till a climax so harrowing that you’ll be shaking with gratitude that it’s finally over,” our critic writes in a starred review. View video >