Romance Book Reviews (page 24)

FOUR by Veronica Roth
ROMANCE
Released: July 8, 2014

"For fans only; but their number is legion. (Dystopian romance. 12 & up)"
Roth returns to her wildly popular Divergent series with four prequel stories from Four's viewpoint. Read full book review >
THE SWEET SPOT by Stephanie Evanovich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2014

"A sports-filled romance full of steamy sex scenes that will please Evanovich's fans."
A restaurant owner falls for a baseball hunk with a surprising secret in this breezy romance from Evanovich (Big Girl Panties, 2013). Read full book review >

THEN CAME YOU by Jill Shalvis
ROMANCE
Released: July 1, 2014

"Even when she's not quite perfect, Shalvis tells a sexy, satisfying small-town love story."
Veterinary intern Emily Stevens has a plan, which does not include creating roots in small-town Idaho or falling for her very sexy supervisor, Wyatt. Read full book review >
THE CAPTIVE by Grace Burrowes
ROMANCE
Released: July 1, 2014

"Smart, compelling and captivating."
Two battered aristocrats find solace in each other's company. Read full book review >
Darkness by Erin Eveland
ROMANCE
Released: July 1, 2014

"A melancholy romance with demons to purge."
In this debut paranormal romance, a teen's dreary life is turned upside down by the immense power growing inside her. Read full book review >

The Cutting Room by Stewart Dudley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2014

"A thoughtful exploration of honor, trust and middle-age romance."
In Dudley's debut novel, a film-festival volunteer chauffeurs, advises and connects with a Hollywood star-turned-documentary filmmaker. Read full book review >
NIGHT OWL by M. Pierce
ROMANCE
Released: July 1, 2014

"Erotically charged, but the characters are immature and annoying."
A secretive author meets a young woman online, leading to an affair that turns destructive. Read full book review >
FOR ALL TIME by Jude Deveraux
ROMANCE
Released: July 1, 2014

"This charming sequel should be read in sequence to clarify the circumstances that bring Graydon and Toby together, but the lovers from different worlds are soon caught in an engrossing period romance that transcends time."
The second novel in the best-selling author's Nantucket Brides trilogy doubles up on romance with twin brothers and reincarnated lovers. Read full book review >
THE ESCAPE by Mary Balogh
ROMANCE
Released: July 1, 2014

"Regency romance star Balogh continues her poignant Survivor's Club series with a quietly intense love story that speaks to open-heartedness, courage and faith in new beginnings."
Sir Benedict Harper is struggling to find his place in the world after his wounds force him out of the army; in helping his neighbor Samantha McKay escape her stifling in-laws, he expects to feel satisfaction but may find salvation. Read full book review >
THE ILLUSIONISTS by Rosie Thomas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2014

"An excellent premise, but the story lacks magic."
Illusionists in Victorian England take center stage in Thomas' latest romance (Constance, 2013, etc.). Read full book review >
THE STEPSISTER'S TALE by Tracy Barrett
ROMANCE
Released: June 24, 2014

"Highly imaginative as well as insightful, this outstanding revision has the power to entrance and provoke thought. (Romance. 12-18)"
Despite the singular title, this clever and sensitive retelling of "Cinderella" takes the viewpoint of the supposedly evil stepsisters and turns the story inside out. Read full book review >
BETTER HOMES AND HAUNTINGS by Molly Harper
ROMANCE
Released: June 24, 2014

"Fun, sweet, spooky and sexy."
Billionaire social media magnate Deacon Whitney contracts a group of renovation specialists, including landscape designer Nina Linden, to live and work on his remote island estate. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Emma Straub
author of MODERN LOVERS
May 30, 2016

In Emma Straub’s new novel Modern Lovers, friends and former college bandmates Elizabeth and Andrew and Zoe have watched one another marry, buy real estate, and start businesses and families, all while trying to hold on to the identities of their youth. But nothing ages them like having to suddenly pass the torch (of sexuality, independence, and the ineffable alchemy of cool) to their own offspring. Back in the band’s heyday, Elizabeth put on a snarl over her Midwestern smile, Andrew let his unwashed hair grow past his chin, and Zoe was the lesbian all the straight women wanted to sleep with. Now nearing fifty, they all live within shouting distance in the same neighborhood deep in gentrified Brooklyn, and the trappings of the adult world seem to have arrived with ease. But the summer that their children reach maturity (and start sleeping together), the fabric of the adult lives suddenly begins to unravel, and the secrets and revelations that are finally let loose—about themselves, and about the famous fourth band member who soared and fell without them—can never be reclaimed. “Straub’s characters are a quirky and interesting bunch, well aware of their own good fortune, and it’s a pleasure spending time with them in leafy Ditmas Park,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >