Romance Book Reviews (page 3)

Halo by R.C. Stephens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"From first kiss to major plot twist, this romance novel offers two solid love stories for the price of one."
A teenage love affair, a wounded soldier, and the joys of motherhood make for a sweet romance about new beginnings. Read full book review >
THE QUEER AND THE RESTLESS by Kris Ripper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 2016

"An interesting murder plot in a carefully constructed setting is the appealing feature of this uneven, wan romance with too little conflict and zero sizzle."
The latest installment of Ripper's Queers of La Vista series (The Butch and the Beautiful, 2016, etc.) explores the connections, divisions, and wide range of emotions characters experience living in a queer-friendly California town. Read full book review >

ILLUSION by Martina Boone
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"A solid ending. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
The conclusion of the magical, Southern Gothic Heirs of Watson Island trilogy. Read full book review >
A WEDDING FOR CHRISTMAS by Lori Wilde
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"A solid Christmas romance that fans of the series will love, in which the sappy, sweet setting is balanced by the realistically depicted emotional challenges of the hero and heroine."
Two lonely people find each other again in this classic small-town contemporary romance with a holiday theme. Read full book review >
THE EARL by Katherine Ashe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"A dashing Regency romance that proves smarts are the sexiest attribute of all."
Revenge is a dish best served cold—but what about justice? Read full book review >

CHANGE OF ADDRESS by Jordan S. Brock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 24, 2016

"An easy, sweet read for people who like happy endings."
Running the bagel shop he co-owns with his father keeps Josh Goldberg busy, but he feels restless and constrained by the lack of dating prospects on tiny Hartsbridge Island. Could wounded veteran Michael Baldwin be the something more he's been looking for? Read full book review >
INTERBOROUGH by Santino Hassell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 24, 2016

"A realistic return to a rocky romance that explores the challenges and joys of maintaining a long-term relationship."
A relationship-in-trouble romance between opposites who still attract in one of New York City's gay communities. Read full book review >
PERFECTLY CHARMING by Liz Talley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"A sweet, grown-up romance with a delightful mashup of fun and dysfunction."
When a divorcée takes an out-of-town job in Pensacola, the last thing she expects is to run into an old nerdy classmate—and he's totally hot now. Read full book review >
A STUDY IN SCARLET WOMEN by Sherry Thomas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"For fans of etiquette-flouting heroines who desire truth while being true to their desires—gastronomic, romantic, and cerebral."
What if the word's most famous (and eccentric) Victorian detective were a young gentlewoman in the midst of a scandal? Read full book review >
CAN'T HELP FALLING by Kara Isaac
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Though the romantic sparks never take off, this novel might be worth a try for fans of Narnia and romance."
Isaac (Close to You, 2016) follows up her Tolkien-obsessed debut with a second novel, for fans of C.S. Lewis. Read full book review >
TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS by Debbie Macomber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Another heartwarming seasonal Macomber tale, which fans will find as bright and cozy as a blazing fire on Christmas Eve."
Friendly Julia Padden can't stand her grumpy neighbor, Cain Maddox, but when her best friend goads her to kill him with kindness for the Christmas season, both their lives begin to change for the better—until he discovers she's chronicling the experiment on a blog. Read full book review >
TO LOVE A TEXAS RANGER by Linda Broday
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"An appealing story idea with sluggish and disappointing execution."
After narrowly escaping death, Sam Legend boards a train back to his family's ranch but, on the journey, is embroiled in a woman's escape from brutal captors and helped by an enigmatic ally he's not sure he can trust. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kendare Blake
November 16, 2016

Bestseller Kendare Blake’s latest novel, Three Dark Crowns, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. The last queen standing gets the crown. “Gorgeous and bloody, tender and violent, elegant, precise, and passionate; above all, completely addicting,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >