Romance Book Reviews (page 3)

SOMEONE TO HOLD  by Mary Balogh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"This 'Cinderella' reversal story seethes with desire, painted paradoxically in the watercolor prose that is the hallmark of this author."
An unloving heroine in reduced circumstances, an orphan hero, and the gift of unconditional acceptance. Read full book review >
TANGLED IN TEXAS by Kari Lynn Dell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Dell's ability to immerse her readers in the world of rodeo, coupled with her stellar writing, makes this a contemporary Western not to miss."
A pro bronc rider gets a second chance with the woman he once lost to his own stubborn pride. Read full book review >

BEAUTY AND THE WIENER by Casey Griffin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A good follow-up that has less fun than the first in the series but just as much heart."
A stylist and a bartender have to work together to discover who keeps kidnapping show dogs and letting them take the blame for it in this second novel by Griffin (Must Love Wieners, 2016). Read full book review >
TALK COWBOY TO ME  by Carolyn Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A sweet story about building family out of what life hands you."
This eighth book in Brown's Spikes and Spurs series is The Brady Bunch meets Reba with a little spice thrown in for good measure. Read full book review >
THE LAWRENCE BROWNE AFFAIR by Cat Sebastian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"In a crumbling castle in Cornwall, two inauthentic men from vastly different registers of Regency society find in each other an authentic and passionate love. Another exquisitely written, deeply romantic novel from Sebastian."
A London swindler falls for his mark, a mad earl, in this Cornwall-set Regency romance. Read full book review >

RECKLESS HEARTS by Heather Van Fleet
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A disappointing effort."
An ex-Marine raising his daughter with the help of his two best friends meets the perfect nanny for his daughter, but when their mutual attraction creates tension in their business relationship, he's not sure how to handle it. Read full book review >
STORM SEASON by Pene Henson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2017

"An appealing love story."
When an injured Sydney journalist is stranded in a storm during a camping trip, she winds up spending a few days at the cabin of a wilderness ranger, leading her on a surprising journey of romance and introspection. Read full book review >
SEVEN MINUTES IN HEAVEN by Eloisa James
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"Another bright, delightful read from a queen of historical romance."
When Eugenia Snowe, owner of the most renowned governess agency in England, meets Ward Reeve, a rich inventor and bastard son of an earl, he turns her life upside down. Read full book review >
FORGED IN DESIRE by Brenda Jackson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"Notable for an ex-con hero who's earned professional success despite having been dealt an unfair hand and a heroine who stops ignoring a fatal threat before the final shootout—unlike many 'too stupid to live' heroines in the bodyguard-romance subgenre."
An heiress in peril, a bodyguard with a heart of gold, and villains of every stripe populate this romantic thriller. Read full book review >
FALLING FOR THE HIGHLANDER by Lynsay Sands
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"A love story as bighearted and exciting as the highlander at its heart."
A Scottish lass goes rogue. Read full book review >
MOGUL by Joanna Shupe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"A rapid-fire plot and a smoldering love story produce Gilded Age gold."
A poor little rich girl gets her way by growing up. Read full book review >
BREATHLESS by Beverly Jenkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"A thrilling and enjoyable read."
In the Old West, a contented spinster rethinks her future plans when a handsome brown-skinned cowboy rides into town. 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 >