Romance Book Reviews (page 4)

ROOM SERVICE  by Rochelle Alers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 31, 2018

"Alers has the opportunity to stray off the beaten path exploring romance between folks who are not kids anymore and who have some intriguing baggage, but she's just too intent on getting to the finish line to let these complications mature."
A savvy New Yorker takes a chance on a long-distance romance. Read full book review >
A DUKE BY DEFAULT by Alyssa Cole
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 31, 2018

"An engaging cast of characters grapples with themes from family legacies to social media marketing while the romance between a gruff swordsmith and his unorthodox apprentice is more parry than attack."
A rude sword maker clashes with the spunky socialite who has been sent to drag him into the 21st century. Read full book review >

BORN TO BE WILDE by Eloisa James
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 31, 2018

"A dull hero and little plot make this book best for readers with knowledge of the first two books in the series who cannot bear to miss any Wilde action."
The third installment in the Wilde historical romance series features an heiress who has fallen on hard times and her infuriatingly attractive nemesis, the richest bachelor in England. Read full book review >
THE UNEXPECTED WIFE by Caroline  Warfield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2018

"An entertaining, page-turning historical romance that may appeal to fans of Eloisa James."
In Warfield's (The Renegade Wife, 2016, etc.) latest series installment, an English duke in 1838 finds political intrigue and a second chance at love while investigating the opium trade in China.Read full book review >
HER FEAR by Shelley Shepard Gray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 24, 2018

"An oddly disconnected, lightly inspiring, and un-suspenseful inspirational romantic suspense novel."
When a pregnant, young Amish woman is betrayed by her boyfriend and banished from her abusive family, she's sent to an uncle far away, where she meets an EMT who makes her believe in a better future. Read full book review >

SECOND TIME AROUND by Nancy Herkness
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 24, 2018

"Compelling, warmly satisfying romantic fiction from a writer—and a series—you'll want to revisit."
A decade after they shared an unexplored attraction, bartender Kyra Dixon and billionaire Will Chase meet again in Manhattan, leading to a relationship hampered by a clash of cultures. Read full book review >
THE DUKE BUYS A BRIDE by Sophie Jordan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 24, 2018

"The down-to-earth duke is the highlight of this muddy, messy, and very romantic road trip through Scotland."
A duke tries to free a poor woman from a bride auction, but they both have trouble letting go. Read full book review >
LOVE, ACROSS THE DIVIDE by Krystal  Ford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2018

"An upbeat and thoughtful blend of romance and politics."
In Ford's debut novel, an unwed woman has her sights set on political office and searches for a powerful partner to help get her there. Read full book review >
SLASHING MONA LISA by D.M. Barr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 14, 2018

"A love story that becomes elevated by a dynamic psychological crime drama."
A young reporter investigates a series of murders involving body image in this mix of romance and thriller. Read full book review >
BUILT TO LAST  by Julie Ann Walker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 3, 2018

"Walker's popular Black Knights Inc. series ends its first chapter with another explosive, action-packed, not-to-be missed romantic adventure that includes a satisfying wrap-up and a hint at what comes next."
To keep the world safe, the undercover agent known as Angel has given up everything, including the only woman he ever loved. Now he's back in her orbit, completely unrecognizable, and still magnetically attracted to her. Read full book review >
THE FAT LADY'S LOW, SAD SONG by Brian  Kaufman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2018

"An entertaining, sweetly atmospheric baseball story."
An over-the-hill first baseman and a female pitcher lead a misfit team to minor league glory in this hangdog sports romance. Read full book review >
THE HIGHLANDER'S PROMISE by Lynsay Sands
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2018

"Unexceptional."
Highlander Aulay Buchanan discovers a woman floating in the ocean, lashed to a mast. She recovers consciousness just long enough to indicate that she's in danger, but when she next wakes up, she's lost her memory and jumps to the conclusion that Aulay is her husband. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >