Romance Book Reviews (page 4)

ROGUE MAGIC by Kit Brisby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 30, 2017

"A powerful, thought-provoking, and spellbinding debut; timely, too."
In a world where magic exists but has been brutally suppressed, the heir to the company which made the violent system possible begins to question everything when he's saved by, then falls in love with, a mage. Read full book review >
THE DEVIL'S DAUGHTER  by Katee Robert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"From veteran romance writer Robert (An Indecent Proposal, 2016, etc.), this is a great addition to Montlake Romance's innovative mixed-genre repertoire."
Sexy sheriff Zach Owens needs help penetrating a mysterious cult in his Rocky Mountain town of Clear Springs, Montana. Read full book review >

UNDER PRESSURE  by Lori Foster
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"Romantic thriller veteran Foster has been honing her skill for a long time, and it's clear she's at the top of her game here. Readers will find themselves, along with her colorful cast of supporting characters, rooting for a happy-ever-after."
A professional bodyguard can't take his eyes off a sexy new client, and it's not just because of the lucrative paycheck. Read full book review >
ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE by Jill Shalvis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"Sexy, engaging, and fun despite some imperfections."
After a troubled childhood, Elle Wheaton is getting her degree and finding her way, with help from her friends and her job, and if her attraction to colleague Archer Hunt is a problem, it's one she's determined to ignore—in the same way he ignores her. Read full book review >
Playbook by Tracy Ewens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"A wholesome tale about playing football, taking chances, making the grade, and sometimes even wearing a little glitter."
A contemporary romance about a buttoned-up English professor who falls for her polar opposite, the football coach. Read full book review >

FINDING YOUR FEET  by Cass Lennox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 16, 2017

"A whirl of a sweet story that serves as a solid bridge between installments of an unusually diverse contemporary romance series."
An unusual romance between an asexual woman and a transgender man who find themselves thrown together during Toronto's Pride Week. Read full book review >
LUNCH WITH THE DO NOTHINGS AT THE TAMMY DINETTE by Killian B.  Brewer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2017

"Readers will be unexpectedly charmed by the quirky characters and clever dialogue in this heartwarming book."
Marcus Sumpter doesn't expect to find love or family in the tiny town of Marathon, Georgia, with a group of old Southern women known as the Do Nothings. But sometimes life delivers everything you've ever needed at just the right time. Read full book review >
FREEKS by Amanda Hocking
ROMANCE
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"The magic-and-carnival combination make for a pleasant if not spectacular diversion. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
In 1987, a traveling carnival sideshow with supernaturally gifted performers faces a deadly threat. Read full book review >
THE LADY OF THE LAKES  by Josi S. Kilpack
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A low-key, slow-paced romance that may engage readers looking for a sweet, chaste historical read."
Young Scottish writer Walter Scott quietly courts the lovely Williamina "Mina" Belsches for years and expects to marry her, but the disapproval of her family threatens his dreams of a romantic happy-ever-after. Read full book review >
SUMMER INDISCRETIONS by Tamara Mataya
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A vacation in itself, this summer-fling fantasy is more romantic, more fun, and even hotter than the real thing."
A young professional falls in love with her brother's best friend—and discovers her wild side—when she books a vacation using a house-swapping app. Read full book review >
LORD SEBASTIAN'S SECRET by Jane Ashford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A busy and steamy romance where the conflict is a bit manufactured but the love is not."
They're perfect for each other—but their families aren't. Read full book review >
BREATH OF FIRE by Amanda Bouchet
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Simply brilliant."
Cat and Griffin continue their quest to bring just leadership to the three realms but must navigate hostile landscapes, magical creatures, and even a gladiator-style to-the-death battle before they can overcome the malevolent ruler of Tarva to unite it with Sinta. 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 >