Romance Book Reviews (page 3)

SLEEPLESS IN MANHATTAN by Sarah Morgan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2016

"The romance is a bit overworked, but there have certainly been worse examples of these established tropes."
Morgan's latest contemporary romance focuses on the ups and downs of being a modern career girl in the big city. Read full book review >
THE FAIREST OF THEM ALL by Cathy Maxwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2016

"Both lively and thought-provoking, this book is well worth reading."
An impoverished noblewoman takes to petty crime until a handsome duke shows interest in marrying her. But does she even want a fairy-tale ending? Read full book review >

MARRYING WINTERBORNE by Lisa Kleypas
ROMANCE
Released: May 31, 2016

"Kleypas is a masterful writer, and her latest offering will be welcomed by fans old and new."
A Welsh grocer's son has built a retail empire in London, but an infatuation with the daughter of an earl threatens his self-control. Read full book review >
HIS WICKED WISH by Olivia Drake
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2016

"A dramatic romance that will thrill fans of marriage-of-convenience stories."
When a nobleman purchases a disgraced woman's betrothal, both get more than they bargained for. Read full book review >
HOT IN HELLCAT CANYON by Julie Anne Long
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2016

"Long's ability to create a love story that leaps off the page is as impressive as her characters are likable and dynamic. Let's hope she keeps cranking them out for a long time."
When a down-on-his-luck actor washes up in quaint Hellcat Canyon, it shakes up long-buried feelings for a lonely waitress. Will John Tennessee McCord land Britt Langley in hot water, or will he just add heat to her lukewarm life? Read full book review >

EVERYWHERE AND EVERY WAY by Jennifer Probst
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2016

"Probst's fans will enjoy the unusual setup of her latest romance even if it lacks surprises."
Property Brothers meets Divine Design in a contemporary romance with high-stakes family drama. Read full book review >
TORN by Cynthia Eden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2016

"A smart, gripping romantic-suspense novel that combines an intense love story with an edgy thriller."
When LOST team members Victoria and Wade investigate a missing person case, it soon gets personal. Read full book review >
The Doctor's Wife by Myra Hargrave McIlvain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2016

"A vivid, historically informative, and sometimes-riveting depiction of strength and suffering."
McIlvain's (Stein House, 2013, etc.) historical prequel of love, heartbreak, and betrayal plays out during a wave of 19th-century German immigration to the tiny West Texas port village of Indian Point. Read full book review >
Tall, Dark and Damaged by Sarah Andre
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2016

"Solid romantic suspense with strong characters and surprising plot twists."
A successful businessman uncovers dangerous family secrets and a long-lost love in this latest novel from Andre (Locked, Loaded, & Lying, 2015). Read full book review >
SUMMER DAYS AND SUMMER NIGHTS by Stephanie Perkins
ROMANCE
Released: May 17, 2016

"An intelligent beach read with heart, soul, and sizzle. (Short stories. 12-18)"
Summer meets love in both fantasy and reality in this anthology featuring renowned writers of both teen and adult fiction. Read full book review >
Tell Me No Lies by Magnolia Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 2016

"An entertaining mashup of Bond, beignets, and bondage."
A CIA hit man struggles to protect a woman from a revenge killer—and his own dark desires—in this debut erotic thriller. Read full book review >
THE SQUARE ROOT OF SUMMER by Harriet Reuter Hapgood
ROMANCE
Released: May 3, 2016

"A story of complex grief, love, and growth, best for intellectual romantics. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Love, loss, and unpredictable two-way wormholes haunt Gottie in this bildungsroman. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Nancy Isenberg
author of WHITE TRASH
July 19, 2016

Poor Americans have existed from the time of the earliest British colonial settlement. They were alternately known as “waste people,” “offals,” “rubbish,” “lazy lubbers,” and “crackers.” By the 1850s, the downtrodden included so-called “clay eaters” and “sandhillers,” known for prematurely aged children distinguished by their yellowish skin, ragged clothing, and listless minds. Surveying political rhetoric and policy, popular literature and scientific theories over 400 years, in White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America, Nancy Isenberg upends assumptions about America’s supposedly class-free society––where liberty and hard work were meant to ensure real social mobility. Poor whites were central to the rise of the Republican Party in the early nineteenth century, and the Civil War itself was fought over class issues nearly as much as it was fought over slavery. “A riveting thesis supported by staggering research,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >