Romance Book Reviews (page 5)

SHADOW RIDER  by Christine Feehan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2016

"An intriguing twist on paranormal powers dimmed by thin characters and a predictable plot."
Paranormal romance writer Feehan (Fire Bound, 2016, etc.) returns with a Chicago-set series about a family of "shadow riders." Read full book review >
THE DAREDEVIL SNARED  by Stephanie Laurens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2016

"An adventure-filled entry in a solid historical romance series that is best enjoyed in order."
A romantic rumble in the jungle. Read full book review >

UNDER YOUR SKIN  by Shannon Schroeder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2016

"A surprising, bighearted romance."
Norah O'Malley, a college student who's seven months pregnant, meets Kai Ellis, her brother's boss, at his tattoo parlor and is stunned by the immediate attraction she feels. But when he offers her a job as a companion to his ailing mother, Norah and Kai both find that it may be time for some life changes. Read full book review >
SECRETLY HERS  by Jamie Beck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2016

"A smart, fun, sexy, and very contemporary romance."
A lusty, secret agreement leads to friendship and love for two 30-somethings in Beck's second Sterling Canyon romance (Accidentally Hers, 2015). Read full book review >
BREATH OF MALICE by Karen Fenech
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2016

"A little like fast food: it's not the best burger you've ever had, but it'll do in a pinch and ultimately feels unsatisfying."
FBI agent Paige Carson has been running from serial killer Todd Thames since he was let go on a technicality. Will her boss, Sam McKade, help protect her from Thames? And from her own demons? Read full book review >

LAST KISS by Laurelin Paige
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2016

"A sordid love triangle for readers who like it rough."
The sequel to First Touch (2015) reunites an actress with her missing friend, but true love—and the Greek Mafia—may tear them apart. Read full book review >
ALLEGIANCE OF HONOR  by Nalini Singh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2016

"A brilliantly plotted, action-packed, and completely satisfying celebration of the series."
The barriers among Psy, Changeling, and human are falling, but not everyone is happy with the new order, and those determined to shatter it will attack the most vulnerable to do so. Read full book review >
ALL THE WRONG PLACES by Ann Gallagher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2016

"Not a bad way to spend an afternoon, but if you're looking for something racy, you won't find it here."
Turning the is-he-or-isn't-he trope of gay romance on its ear, Gallagher offers her readers a less traditional love story between two asexual men, one of whom is just coming to terms with what this new identity might mean for him. Read full book review >
A Hero to Hold by Sheri Humphreys
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2016

"An enthralling, nontraditional romance accented with a little mystery."
The establishment of a Crimean War charity unites a gentlewoman and a dashing veteran in Humphreys' debut Victorian romance novel. Read full book review >
MISSED CONNECTIONS by Tamara Mataya
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"A fun and humorous summer read with unexpected depth."
In this sexy contemporary romance, a single girl looking for love in New York City finds the perfect guy online, but she can't get her friend's bad-boy brother out of her mind. Read full book review >
A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO SCANDAL by Kathleen  Kimmel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"Great fun from start to finish."
After a nobleman's heart is broken by his best friend's sister, opportunities for scandal abound in the newest Birch Hall romance (A Lady's Guide to Ruin, 2015). Read full book review >
Test Drive by Marie Harte
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"A romance as brash and dynamic as its setting and characters."
Lara Valley is determined to create a better life for herself, working her way through nursing school as a bartender and avoiding relationships, especially with lady killer Johnny Devlin, the tempting, sexy mechanic who's suddenly her knight in shining armor. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jeff Chang
September 20, 2016

In the provocative essays in journalist Jeff Chang’s new book We Gon’ Be Alright, Chang takes an incisive and wide-ranging look at the recent tragedies and widespread protests that have shaken the country. Through deep reporting with key activists and thinkers, personal writing, and cultural criticism, We Gon’ Be Alright links #BlackLivesMatter to #OscarsSoWhite, Ferguson to Washington D.C., the Great Migration to resurgent nativism. Chang explores the rise and fall of the idea of “diversity,” the roots of student protest, changing ideas about Asian Americanness, and the impact of a century of racial separation in housing. “He implores readers to listen, act, and become involved with today’s activists, who offer ‘new ways to see our past and our present,’ ” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “A compelling and intellectually thought-provoking exploration of the quagmire of race relations.” View video >