Romance Book Reviews (page 23)

TEAR YOU APART by Megan Hart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"A gripping, lyrical journey into one woman's turning point in a life half lived."
A middle-aged married woman meets a photographer at a gallery opening and enters into an erotic affair, leading her to consider her current life and the moments in her past that led her to where she is. Read full book review >
MY FAVORITE MISTAKE by Chelsea M. Cameron
ROMANCE
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"A sexy, generally affecting romance. This is the first entry in a two-book series. It was originally self-published in 2012."
Taylor and Hunter are inexplicably thrown together as roommates in a college dorm; drawn to each other despite—or perhaps because of—deep-seated wounds, they develop a close bond that leads to romance. Read full book review >

ROSE HARBOR IN BLOOM by Debbie Macomber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"Classic Macomber, which will please fans and keep them coming back for more."
Jo Marie Rose continues to harbor struggling guests in her Cedar Cove inn while she works through her own grief. Read full book review >
THE SEAL AND THE ROSE by Sam Fluharty
ROMANCE
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"Not much support from the cast of characters, but the dire circumstances shared by the two leads make for a gripping tale."
Fluharty's latest romantic thriller (Rite of Revenge, 2011) is about a Navy SEAL who, while awaiting a meeting with the president, falls for a woman with a sordid history. Read full book review >
Ice Dance by Kent Castle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2013

"An enjoyable romance on ice."
Passions flare both on and off the ice in this first installment of a planned romance series by Castle, a former NASA engineer and "figure skating insider." Read full book review >

CASTAWAY COVE by JoAnn Ross
ROMANCE
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Both sexy and touching, with the humor, heart and emotional depth romance fans expect from Ross."
Former military DJ Mac Culhane has come to Shelter Bay to heal from physical and emotional wounds while raising his daughter. Meeting store owner Annie makes him believe that redefining family may be what they all need to find happiness. Read full book review >
UNDER A TEXAS SKY by Dorothy Garlock
ROMANCE
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Tepid and disappointing."
Anna Finnegan is plucked from Depression-era obscurity to star in a famous producer's epic film. Read full book review >
HOTSHOT by Julie Garwood
ROMANCE
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Uneven and oddly framed, though true believers will find enough Garwood in here to keep them satisfied."
When Peyton Lockhart and her sisters agree to reboot their uncle's Florida resort, troubles arise from all quarters, putting Peyton in danger and bringing childhood protector Finn MacBain to her side.Peyton should have known that landing a job as a food critic for a major foodie magazine with no experience was too good to be true, but she never expected she'd be harassed and threatened by her new employer. Read full book review >
THE CAIRO CODEX by Linda Lambert
ROMANCE
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"An often engaging thriller/romance, and a smart evocation of modern Egypt."
Athriller/romance that intertwines a story of a young anthropologist in modern-day Cairo with that of a few crucial years in the life of Jesus Christ's family. Read full book review >
HOW TO LOSE A BRIDE IN ONE NIGHT by Sophie Jordan
ROMANCE
Released: July 30, 2013

"An emotionally touching story in which two damaged souls heal and find their happy-ever-after in satisfying ways."
On her wedding night, Annalise is nearly murdered and then thrown from the couple's honeymoon barge into the river; rescued by a war-wounded earl who nurses her back to health, she vows to never be vulnerable again. Read full book review >
SOME LIKE IT HOT by Susan Andersen
ROMANCE
Released: July 30, 2013

"A sexy, surprising romance that goes to some unexpected places, with details, conflicts and characters that flesh out a story that is all the better for them."
Harper, a dedicated wanderer, and Max, a man with deep roots in his community, embark on a red-hot affair, despite the fact that Harper will be leaving after a few months. Read full book review >
THE MARRIAGE MERGER by Jennifer Probst
ROMANCE
Released: July 30, 2013

"Another hot, sexy, satisfying installment in the Marriage to a Billionaire series from romance phenom Probst."
Despite her siblings' recent successful marriages, Julietta Conte has no desire to seek a partner, unless it involves the family bakery business; unfortunately, a magic spell, her mother's machinations and the sexiest man she's ever met are wreaking havoc on her resolutions—and her heart. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Gabrielle Zevin
March 3, 2015

A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over—and see everything anew. “Zevin writes characters who grow and prosper,” our reviewer writes, “in a narrative that is sometimes sentimental, sometimes funny, sometimes true to life and always entertaining.” View video >