Romance Book Reviews (page 4)

BLOSSOM by Christopher Lentz
ROMANCE
Released: April 13, 2015

"A promising start to a California-set historical romance series."
Silver-fortune heir Brock St. Clair and Chinese fortune-cookie maker Blossom Sun meet a few days before the 1906 San Francisco earthquake in this debut title in a planned historical romance trilogy. Read full book review >
THE LADY MEETS HER MATCH by Gina Conkle
ROMANCE
Released: April 7, 2015

"This author is one to watch, especially if she's lucky enough to find a more hands-on editor."
A young woman in Georgian London is determined to make her own way in the world by opening a coffee shop but must get around her wealthy and handsome landlord to do it. Read full book review >

A HEART REVEALED by Josi S. Kilpack
ROMANCE
Released: April 7, 2015

"A very compelling read."
A vain young woman in the Regency era gets her comeuppance when a mysterious affliction causes her to lose all her hair halfway through her first London season. Read full book review >
TEN GOOD REASONS by Lauren Christopher
ROMANCE
Released: April 7, 2015

"A smart, poignant contemporary romance from an author to watch."
Workaholic marketing whiz Lia is forced to slow down when a friend's injury threatens his charter whale-watching business—as well as her own corporate promotion—and she has to keep the operation afloat with reluctant help from his sexy, vexing brother. Read full book review >
ELLE by Emma Mars
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2015

"An explicit, erotic, entrancing detective story for the seriously committed lover of erotica."
The erotic education of former escort Elle Lorand continues, plunging her into a world of sensual delights. But she soon finds herself on a quest not only to solve the mystery of her ex-fiance's birth, but also to save her partner from jail. Read full book review >

THIS GUN FOR HIRE by Jo Goodman
ROMANCE
Released: April 7, 2015

"Unique and charismatic main characters make this romance a success."
When a Colorado mine owner's family is under attack, his right-hand man/bodyguard, Quill McKenna, brings in famous bounty hunter Calico Nash to go undercover as a tutor to help protect them, but he finds his heart at risk to the independent woman. Read full book review >
STILL THE ONE by Jill Shalvis
ROMANCE
Released: April 7, 2015

"Another romance winner for Shalvis."
After helping her recover from a devastating accident, physical therapist AJ Colten rejected Darcy Stone's romantic overture; now he needs her help acquiring grants for his program, placing both their hearts in danger. Read full book review >
THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY by Bethany Chase
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2015

"This utterly enjoyable romance will have readers swooning, sobbing, and eagerly anticipating Chase's next book."
A woman is torn between her dependable boyfriend and a former fling in this sparkling debut from Chase. Read full book review >
FOUR NIGHTS WITH THE DUKE by Eloisa James
ROMANCE
Released: April 1, 2015

"Historical romance at its smart, poignant best."
Desperate to keep her disabled nephew and her secret identity as a writer safe, Mia Carrington blackmails the Duke of Pindar into marrying her. Read full book review >
Second Helpings at the Serve You Right Café by Tilia Klebenov Jacobs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2015

"A charming story for those who enjoy a quick, action-packed, romantic fairy tale."
A quirky romantic novella about a reformed ex-con and the enterprising young woman who helps him rediscover his self-worth. Read full book review >
FALL WITH ME by Jennifer L. Armentrout
ROMANCE
Released: March 31, 2015

"Not perfect but escapist and engaging."
Roxanne "Roxy" Ark has been in love with Reece Anders for years without acting on it, but when she faces a number of threats, Reece compels her to acknowledge her danger and their attraction. Read full book review >
THE WITCH OF PAINTED SORROWS by M.J. Rose
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2015

"Sensual, evocative, mysterious and haunting."
Sandrine Salome flees New York and her treacherous husband to find shelter in Paris with her grandmother, but as she settles in and pursues new passions, it's unclear whether she or an infamous ancestral witch is driving the changes. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Sabaa Tahir
August 4, 2015

Sabaa Tahir’s novel An Ember in the Ashes reveals a world inspired by ancient Rome and defined by brutality. Seventeen-year-old Laia has grown up with one rule for survival: Never challenge the Empire. But when Laia’s brother Darin is arrested for treason, she leaves behind everything she knows, risking her life to try and save him. She enlists help from the rebels whose extensive underground network may lead to Darin. Their help comes with a price, though. Laia must infiltrate the Empire’s greatest military academy as a spy. Elias is the Empire’s finest soldier—and its most unwilling one. Thrown together by chance and united by their hatred of the Empire, Laia and Elias will soon discover that their fates are intertwined—and that their choices may change the destiny of the entire Empire. We talk to An Ember in the Ashes author Sabaa Tahir this week on Kirkus TV. View video >