Romance Book Reviews (page 3)

His Kate by Sue Krawitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2016

"A romance with a believable premise, but its unsympathetic protagonist makes it fall flat."
Krawitz's debut novel, set squarely in Nicholas Sparks-style territory, offers a romance between a computer programmer and a public relations executive. Read full book review >
WEDDING NIGHT WITH THE EARL by Amelia Grey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016

"A fun and absorbing read."
An earl shuns society after his wife dies in childbirth, but guardianship of his young cousin forces him to leave his isolated hideaway and re-enter the London social whirl. Read full book review >

Time for a Highlander by Maxine Mansfield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 26, 2016

"A fun, sexy, and self-aware historical romance set in Scotland."
An agent of Fate sends a lonely teacher back in time, tasked with giving a lusty Highland lord an heir. Read full book review >
TAKING FIRE by Cindy Gerard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Supersexy romantic suspense fueled by a high-octane plot, breathtaking tension, and blazing passion."
Bobby Taggart and Talia Levine have a complicated past, but when they're thrown together in a bombing in Oman, the stakes get high and very personal. Read full book review >
AN AMERICAN IN SCOTLAND by Karen Ranney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Overall, though, the novel is a great swashbuckling read. The complex political issues of the time give the plot momentum and the characters much room for growth, and the prose is fluid and well-paced."
A daring young woman sails to Scotland during the American Civil War to sell her family's last crop of cotton and save them from starvation, facing danger and romance along the way. Read full book review >

Scars on my Soul by Ritu Chowdhary
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 2016

"A perceptive portrayal of jealousy, but the reasons why anyone would be eager to heal Adie's scars remain fuzzy."
In Chowdhary's (Facets of Love, 2014) novel, a handsome, successful Indian man suffers delusions of infidelity concerning the women in his life.Read full book review >
Reserved by Tracy Ewens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 2016

"A wholesome and uplifting tale of second chances and gourmet mac and cheese, perfect for romantic foodies."
A novel offers a contemporary romance about a young, widowed mother who surprises herself when she starts to fall for her brother's longtime best friend. Read full book review >
WICKED SEXY LIAR by Christina Lauren
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"A hypersexy, sophisticated romance that perfectly captures the hunger, thrill, and doubt of young, modern love."
When a surfing mishap convinces London that going home with lady-killer Luke is a good idea, she's drawn to him despite his reputation. Read full book review >
THE DARK DAYS CLUB  by Alison Goodman
ROMANCE
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"Readers willing to embrace the deep, deliberately paced journey will find the pace and tension increasing until the end leaves them eager for the next volume. (Historical fantasy. 13 & up)"
Regency balls, rebellious heiresses, and demonic creatures feeding on humans: not your mother's Regency romance. Read full book review >
MY AMERICAN DUCHESS by Eloisa James
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"A gratifyingly lush, vibrant, and emotional romance."
Merry, an American heiress in Regency England, meets her perfect match, the Duke of Trent; unfortunately, she has a reputation as a runaway fiancee, and she's betrothed to his twin brother. Read full book review >
FORBIDDEN by Beverly Jenkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"For readers who enjoy love stories with steamy interludes against historical backdrops, Jenkins' latest is not to be missed."
A biracial saloon owner hides his heritage after the Civil War but can't bring himself to marry a spoiled white woman instead of the strong African-American woman who's taken his fancy. Read full book review >
Myrian's Journal by Summer McGaha
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2016

"An underdeveloped mash note, despite nuanced characterization."
In this YA romance novel, a 20-something man and a teenage girl discover romantic feelings for each other, just as he leaves to reunite with his estranged parents. 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 >