Romance Book Reviews (page 23)

A MOST DEVILISH ROGUE by Ashlyn Macnamara
ROMANCE
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"An imperfect yet satisfying romance."
George, a wounded rogue, rescues the son of Isabelle, a ruined gentlewoman, from drowning and then must rescue him again from abductors. As the two work together to find her son, their lives and emotions become entwined. Read full book review >
DECLAN'S CROSS by Carla Neggers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Another impressive romantic thriller from Neggers."
When Julianne Maroney accepts an invitation to spend time in the tiny Irish village of Declan's Cross, she has no idea that she's stepping into a decades-old mystery, a criminal conspiracy and the sight lines of a killer. Read full book review >

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 >
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 >