Romance Book Reviews (page 5)

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 >
THE PERILS OF PAULIE by Katie MacAlister
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A sweet if occasionally silly adventure."
When a feisty but sheltered heiress and a stifled Englishman team up on an epic around-the-world race, it gets more than just their motors running. Read full book review >
IT HAPPENED IN SCOTLAND by Patience Griffin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A fun hop to scenic Scotland for the price of a paperback."
In a quaint Scottish village by the sea, a young American widow gets a second chance at love. Read full book review >
WILD WICKED SCOT by Julia London
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 27, 2016

"An absorbing read from a novelist at the top of her game."
A young woman must choose between loyalty to her father and loyalty to her husband, but she decides not to be a pawn in men's power games anymore. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Laini Taylor
March 27, 2017

In bestselling YA writer Laini Taylor’s new fantasy novel, Strange the Dreamer, the dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he's been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever. What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving? “Lovers of intricate worldbuilding and feverish romance will find this enthralling,” our critic writes. View video >