Romance Book Reviews (page 23)

Finding Justice by Diana Taylor Hart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2015

"A fast-paced, if uneven, mystery about protecting familial bonds."
A young woman, with the help of her family and friends, confronts past dangers and a new string of mysteries in Hart's (Moving On, 2013, etc.) latest installment of the Old Pueblo series.Read full book review >
Living Colorful Beauty by Jonathan Harnisch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A bluntly honest psychosexual odyssey."
A surrealistic psychological novel about one man's struggle to know his own mind. Read full book review >

SEE ME by Nicholas Sparks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"More of the same: Sparks has his recipe, and not a bit of it is missing here. It's the literary equivalent of high fructose corn syrup, stickily sweet but irresistible."
Sparks (The Longest Ride, 2013, etc.) serves up another heaping helping of sentimental Southern bodice-rippage. Read full book review >
LORD FENTON'S FOLLY  by Josi S. Kilpack
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A poignant Regency romance with subtle inspirational messages about the power of forgiveness and authenticity."
When Lord Fenton is forced to marry or face disinheritance, he follows his mother's advice and weds Alice Stanbridge, a family friend, but their match is full of conflict. Read full book review >
Green Eyes by Michael Ampersant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2015

"A somewhat entertaining, somewhat feckless, and definitely lubricious picaresque."
Tangled affairs and a murder plot hit a gay beachfront community in this rollicking, lightweight tale. Read full book review >

THE BOLLYWOOD BRIDE by Sonali Dev
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"A bright, beautiful gem."
When Bollywood star Ria Parkar returns to Chicago for her cousin's wedding after having been away for 10 years, she must face Vikram, the boy she abandoned, who believes she chose a life of wealth and fame over him. Read full book review >
Pretty Broken Girl by Jeana E. Mann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 28, 2015

"Erotic and emotionally charged, the nuanced narrative elevates this office romance."
A corporate merger reunites a businesswoman with her former husband in the first novel in Mann's (Intoxicated, 2016, etc.) new series.Read full book review >
TREASURED BY THURSDAY by Catherine Bybee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"A compelling and entertaining mix of sexy, complicated romance and menacing suspense."
After Gabi Masini rejects billionaire Hunter Blackwell as a client of her elite matchmaking service, he blackmails her into becoming his temporary wife, setting in motion a series of events that will endanger their lives and, to his surprise, his heart. Read full book review >
EVERYTHING I LEFT UNSAID by M. O'Keefe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Breathtaking and passionately intense—a must-read for erotic romance fans."
A woman on the run from her violent husband settles into a trailer in a North Carolina park and answers a cellphone left by the previous tenant, leading her into an erotic journey with the enigmatic man on the other end of the line. Read full book review >
Desperate Straits by Janet Squires
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"A well-developed romance wrapped in an engaging and fast-paced Western, complete with strong protagonists, colorful settings, and superb historical details.
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An Irishwoman encounters intrigue and the search for a lost treasure when she moves to the Arizona Territory in this debut novel. Read full book review >
What The Heart Murmurs by Marion Cohen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2015

"An unsatisfying narrative of a woman whose final transformation is too little, too late."
Debut novelist Cohen's heroine, Mara Berg, is a self-sufficient math teacher with a pattern of meeting men unwilling to commit. Read full book review >
HIGHLANDER UNDONE by Connie Brockway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A smart, captivating romance that is both charming and intense."
A wounded Scottish captain devises a plan to discover the traitor who caused the deaths of his men, driving him undercover and forcing him to deceive and possibly endanger the vulnerable woman he's falling in love with. 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 >