Romance Book Reviews (page 4)

LOVE LITERARY STYLE by Karin Gillespie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Readers who can accept the idea that one's literary tastes determine one's identity will enjoy Gillespie's humor, some heartfelt moments, and a journey into the convoluted world of 21st-century publishing."
Mistaken identities lead a literary snob and a romance writer to fall into bed and in love. Read full book review >
WISHING FOR US  by Sydney Landon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A quick, satisfying read."
Lydia Cross wakes up the morning after her best friend's bachelorette party married to Jacob Hay, her very hot boss. When they return home from Vegas, he doesn't seem inclined to end things, but aside from sizzling chemistry, what could she possibly have in common with this near stranger? Read full book review >

SOMEONE TO LOVE  by Mary Balogh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A pleasant read with no major surprises, the novel profits from the author's skill at illuminating the most profound (and burdensome) of human desires—to love and be loved."
An unexpected patrimony leads a young woman to love and family in this first installment of a new series by the beloved Regency romance author. Read full book review >
HOW TO IMPRESS A MARQUESS  by Susanna Ives
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A charming romance about the ways in which words can divide lovers—and unite them."
When a writer falls in love with her villain, even her Muse is powerless. Read full book review >
IN BED WITH THE BILLIONAIRE by Jackie Ashenden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"The book dances on a dark edge and frolics in naughtiness but is mostly a hot 'villains redeemed' fantasy romp."
An assassin is hired to take out a notorious crime lord, but she finds herself caught in a web of desire and uncertainty when it turns out that the infamous villain just might be a hero. Read full book review >

Halo by R.C. Stephens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"From first kiss to major plot twist, this romance novel offers two solid love stories for the price of one."
A teenage love affair, a wounded soldier, and the joys of motherhood make for a sweet romance about new beginnings. Read full book review >
THE QUEER AND THE RESTLESS by Kris Ripper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 2016

"An interesting murder plot in a carefully constructed setting is the appealing feature of this uneven, wan romance with too little conflict and zero sizzle."
The latest installment of Ripper's Queers of La Vista series (The Butch and the Beautiful, 2016, etc.) explores the connections, divisions, and wide range of emotions characters experience living in a queer-friendly California town. Read full book review >
TWO WORLDS COLLIDED by Karen Michelle Nutt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 26, 2016

"Time travel and late-1990s rock add a twist to a standard good-woman/bad-boy romance."
A woman travels back in time to prevent a self-destructive rock star from committing suicide in Nutt's (Stake and Dust, 2015, etc.) romance.Read full book review >
ILLUSION by Martina Boone
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"A solid ending. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
The conclusion of the magical, Southern Gothic Heirs of Watson Island trilogy. Read full book review >
A WEDDING FOR CHRISTMAS by Lori Wilde
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"A solid Christmas romance that fans of the series will love, in which the sappy, sweet setting is balanced by the realistically depicted emotional challenges of the hero and heroine."
Two lonely people find each other again in this classic small-town contemporary romance with a holiday theme. Read full book review >
THE EARL by Katherine Ashe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"A dashing Regency romance that proves smarts are the sexiest attribute of all."
Revenge is a dish best served cold—but what about justice? Read full book review >
CHANGE OF ADDRESS by Jordan S. Brock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 24, 2016

"An easy, sweet read for people who like happy endings."
Running the bagel shop he co-owns with his father keeps Josh Goldberg busy, but he feels restless and constrained by the lack of dating prospects on tiny Hartsbridge Island. Could wounded veteran Michael Baldwin be the something more he's been looking for? Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Clinton Kelly
January 9, 2017

Bestselling author and television host Clinton Kelly’s memoir I Hate Everyone Except You is a candid, deliciously snarky collection of essays about his journey from awkward kid to slightly-less-awkward adult. Clinton Kelly is probably best known for teaching women how to make their butts look smaller. But in I Hate Everyone, Except You, he reveals some heretofore-unknown secrets about himself, like that he’s a finicky connoisseur of 1980s pornography, a disillusioned critic of New Jersey’s premier water parks, and perhaps the world’s least enthused high-school commencement speaker. Whether he’s throwing his baby sister in the air to jumpstart her cheerleading career or heroically rescuing his best friend from death by mud bath, Clinton leaps life’s social hurdles with aplomb. With his signature wit, he shares his unique ability to navigate the stickiest of situations, like deciding whether it’s acceptable to eat chicken wings with a fork on live television (spoiler: it’s not). “A thoroughly light and entertaining memoir,” our critic writes. View video >