Romance Book Reviews (page 5)

THE LAWMAN by Anna Schmit
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"Disappointing."
After six months in the big city, Jess Porterfield has to find his place in his small hometown, so accepting the position of marshal seems like a good way to prove himself, especially when the woman he loves is threatened by a powerful enemy. Read full book review >
The Pawn by Skye Warren
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"A well-written piece of erotic fiction, starring a desperate heroine, for alpha-male fans."
In this novel, debts force a young woman to auction off her virginity to the highest bidder. Read full book review >

CLICKBAIT by E.J. Russell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2016

"A poignant, thought-provoking love story on many levels."
Gideon and Alex overcome family and job stresses as well as their own biases and insecurities to find their way to a happy-ever-after. Read full book review >
CHRISTMAS MASQUERADE by Debbie Macomber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"Macomber (The Twelve Days of Christmas, 2016, etc.) offers the gift of a charming if predictable romance between a likable heroine and her unlikely beau."
The holidays bring challenges for a New Orleans travel agent. Read full book review >
IDLEWILD by Jude Sierra
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"A lovely, finely wrought romance that reminds us that to truly love another, we must know our own hearts."
A widowed restaurateur falls for a young waiter in a Detroit-set romance with heart, sweat, and tears. Read full book review >

THE SCOTTISH DUKE by Karen Ranney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"In spite of the strong characters and engaging writing style, the novel is disappointing because of its lackluster plot."
When a straight-laced Scottish duke loses his head and makes love to a mystery woman at a masquerade, he's shocked to find, months later, that he's going to be a father. Read full book review >
THE VISCOUNT AND THE VIXEN by Lorraine Heath
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"A winning Victorian romance with a Pretty Woman vibe—complete with a hot piano scene."
After a marquess manipulates his son into marrying a commoner, the two fall in love, but her murky past may get in the way of their future happiness. Read full book review >
WILD AT WHISKEY CREEK by Julie Anne Long
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"A splendid, delectable romance."
Glory Greenleaf has big dreams and a penchant for drama, while Deputy Sheriff Eli Barlow believes in law, order, and Glory's incandescent talent, so when their soul-scorching attraction interferes with her big break, Eli realizes he may love her too much to hold on to her. Read full book review >
THE DARE AND THE DOCTOR by Kate Noble
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 22, 2016

"Not to be missed."
An amateur horticulturalist from Lincolnshire travels to London to show off her hybrid roses—and to visit a handsome doctor who has been writing her letters. Read full book review >
Over the Edge by Meredith Wild
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 22, 2016

"A satisfying continuation that offers appealing characters and plenty of risqué action."
A provocative proposition leads to a tantalizing relationship in the third novel of Wild's (Into the Fire, 2016, etc.) romance series.Read full book review >
FILTHY RICH  by Raine Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"More steamy than dreamy. Do yourself a favor and skip to the good parts."
Brooke Casterley is barely holding it together, working two jobs and caring for her aging grandmother. Caleb Blackstone, on the other hand, has everything he could want—money, women, and power. Why does all his success feel so hollow? Could it be that Brooke is what his life is missing? Read full book review >
BLANK SPACES by Cass Lennox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 14, 2016

"An unlikely romance between two beautifully written characters will leave readers swooning."
Vaughn Hargrave is a gallery assistant whose world revolves around art. Without the distraction of sex or romance, he's free to focus on work friends and creating a comfortable life for himself. Jonah Sondern is his exact opposite. His life revolves around the gym, the club, and hot, anonymous, sex. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kathleen Kent
author of THE DIME
February 20, 2017

Dallas, Texas is not for the faint of heart. Good thing for Betty Rhyzyk she's from a family of take-no-prisoners Brooklyn police detectives. But in Kathleen Kent’s new novel The Dime, her Big Apple wisdom will only get her so far when she relocates to The Big D, where Mexican drug cartels and cult leaders, deadbeat skells and society wives all battle for sunbaked turf. Betty is as tough as the best of them, but she's deeply shaken when her first investigation goes sideways. Battling a group of unruly subordinates, a persistent stalker, a formidable criminal organization, and an unsupportive girlfriend, the unbreakable Detective Betty Rhyzyk may be reaching her limit. “Violent, sexy, and completely absorbing,” our critic writes in a starred review. “Kent's detective is Sam Spade reincarnated—as a brilliant, modern woman.” View video >