Romance Book Reviews (page 5)

OPAL RIDGE by Victoria Capper
ROMANCE
Released: March 11, 2015

"A formulaic romance in a fascinating setting."
A spunky young woman and a brooding young man fall in love when she comes to work on his family's sheep farm. Read full book review >
DEVIATE by Tracy Clark
ROMANCE
Released: March 5, 2015

"A solid if not terribly original sequel to Scintillate (2014). (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
As a member of the Scintilla, 17-year-old Cora possesses the rare ability to see people's auras, making her both an object of desire and a target for harm. Read full book review >

RETURN TO ME by Kelly Moran
ROMANCE
Released: March 3, 2015

"Moran's ability to create romantic and psychological tension makes us care about the characters and root for their happily-ever-after."
Two star-crossed lovers are reunited when she's hired to help him recover from war injuries, allowing them to revisit their past and start over. Read full book review >
OF SILK AND STEAM by Bec McMaster
ROMANCE
Released: March 3, 2015

"The steampunk technology is fun and the characters nice and spicy, but the book requires too much suspension of disbelief to be a really good read."
A coldly powerful duchess finds herself distracted from political machinations by the mischievously handsome heir to a dukedom. Read full book review >
KISS ME HELLO by Grace Burrowes
ROMANCE
Released: March 3, 2015

"Sweet, sexy, eloquent and poignant, with a social-justice dimension."
When a lone-wolf criminal defense attorney who moonlights as a farrier meets a single foster mother and her troubled but compelling charge, he surprises himself by engaging in their struggles—even when she resists his help. Read full book review >

REVERIE by Jess Parry
ROMANCE
Released: March 3, 2015

"A raw, overwritten erotic romance with a volatile male lead."
A war-damaged ex-Marine and a writer with wounds of her own ignite in lust and anger in this rough-and-tumble romance. Read full book review >
DIARY OF AN ACCIDENTAL WALLFLOWER by Jennifer McQuiston
ROMANCE
Released: March 1, 2015

"A charming romance with a unique, entertaining storyline that makes us cheer for the doctor hero, his broad-minded heroine and their eclectic supporting cast."
Clare Westmore's season is going swimmingly until she injures her ankle and meets a handsome doctor who makes her question everything. Read full book review >
THE IMMORTAL WHO LOVED ME by Lynsay Sands
ROMANCE
Released: March 1, 2015

"Intense sensuality, captivating romance."
Thrust into an unknown supernatural world, Sherry Carne has to reorient her perspective, a situation made easier by Basileios Argeneau, the sexy vampire who could be her life mate. Read full book review >
THE PERFECT HOMECOMING by Julia London
ROMANCE
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Intense, lovely and poignant."
Beautiful Emma Tyler has a flinty persona and a naughty secret; when her past catches up to her, she flees to her family's ranch, determined to hide from the world, especially Cooper Jessup, the one man she might want but can't face. Read full book review >
THE TEMPTING OF THOMAS CARRICK by Stephanie Laurens
ROMANCE
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Highly recommended."
A straight-laced Glasgow businessman is drawn back into clan politics and a romance with a woman from a neighboring estate. Read full book review >
THE GIRLS OF MISCHIEF BAY by Susan Mallery
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"A discerning, affecting look at three women facing surprising change and the powerful and uplifting impact of friends."
Three friends support each other as life throws some unexpected curves their way. Read full book review >
FIRST TIME IN FOREVER by Sarah Morgan
ROMANCE
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Touching, sensual and warmly inviting."
When Emily Donovan's life implodes, she seeks refuge on Puffin Island, Maine. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Sara Paretsky
author of BRUSH BACK
July 28, 2015

No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she’d be happy to avoid. High on that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet that’s precisely what she ends up doing when she responds to Frank Guzzo’s plea for help in Brush Back, the latest thriller from bestselling author Sara Paretsky. For six stormy weeks back in high school, V.I. thought she was in love with Frank. He broke up with her, she went off to college, he started driving trucks for Bagby Haulage. She forgot about him until the day his mother was convicted of bludgeoning his kid sister, Annie, to death. Stella Guzzo was an angry, uncooperative prisoner and did a full 25 years for her daughter’s murder. Newly released from prison, Stella is looking for exoneration, so Frank asks V.I. for help. “Paretsky, who plots more conscientiously than anyone else in the field, digs deep, then deeper, into past and present until all is revealed,” our reviewer writes. View video >