Romance Book Reviews (page 23)

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 >

STARRY NIGHT by Debbie Macomber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"Typical Macomber holiday romantic fare: short and sweet and as much a part of the season for some readers as cookies and candy canes."
Chicago society-page columnist Carrie Slayton wants to find and interview reclusive author Finn Dalton to prove her credibility as a real journalist; she doesn't expect to fall in love with him, jeopardizing both her heart and her career. Read full book review >
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 >
Kirkus Interview
Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer
authors of OFF THE PAGE
May 19, 2015

Meet Oliver, a prince literally taken from the pages of a fairy tale and transported into the real world. Meet Delilah, the girl who wished Oliver into being. In bestseller Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha van Leer’s new young adult novel, Off the Page, it’s a miracle that seems perfect at first—but there are complications. To exist in Delilah’s world, Oliver must take the place of a regular boy. Enter Edgar, who agrees to play Oliver’s role in the pages of Delilah’s favorite book. But just when it seems that the plan will work, everything gets turned upside down. We talk to the mother-daughter team on Kirkus TV. View video >