Romance Book Reviews (page 5)

THE EARL TAKES ALL by Lorraine Heath
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2016

"A steamy romance that uses the strict rules of Regency Britain to excellent effect."
If you've loved a man, can you also love his brother? Read full book review >
LOVE OF THE GAME by Lori Wilde
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2016

"The romance unfolds at a leisurely pace, balancing intense emotions with heartwarming family moments."
In this sweet installment of the Stardust, Texas series, a small-town belle forces a big-league player to take a seventh-inning stretch. Read full book review >

SELFIE by Amy Lane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2016

"A worthwhile if imperfect trip to Bluewater Bay, where agonizing grief is transformed by unconditional love."
A closeted movie star can't grieve the loss of his old love until a new love shows him the way. Read full book review >
YOU CAN'T ALWAYS GET THE MARQUESS YOU WANT by Alexandra Hawkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016

"The weak characters and weaker prose make this book one to avoid."
A family feud in Regency England comes to a predictable crescendo when the son of one family falls in love with the daughter of another. Read full book review >
MANTIES IN A TWIST by J.A. Rock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2016

"Kinky, touching, emotional, and sexually intense."
Still mourning the loss of a friend due to an accident during sadomasochistic sex, Kamen moves in with his boyfriend, Ryan, and has to navigate a spectrum of mixed feelings as he and his close-knit set of friends move into their own lives, loves, and levels of kink. Read full book review >

A Keeper's Truth by Dee Willson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2016

"A sensual novel about a painter, sparkling with mythological details."
In this debut romantic fantasy, a widow tries to choose between a family man and a globe-trotting teacher, unaware that an ancient predator stalks her. Read full book review >
GUILTY PLEASURES by Deborah Fletcher Mello
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2016

"Though flawed, the book offers a sexy, satisfying romance about two people from very different backgrounds finding common ground."
Alexander and Zachary Barrett have been estranged for years due to a woman who left them both burned, but the twins seem ready to mend their relationship; Sarai, Zach's best friend, wants to help but may complicate things when she and Alex begin to fall for each other. Read full book review >
BECAUSE OF MISS BRIDGERTON by Julia Quinn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2016

"Although the plot is rather a sleepy one, the book is worth reading for fans of the Bridgerton clan and for readers who like character-driven novels."
Two childhood friends finally stop squabbling and realize they're meant for each other in 18th-century England. Read full book review >
THE STUDY OF SEDUCTION by Sabrina Jeffries
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2016

"Lovely, poignant, and powerful."
Edwin Barlow, Earl of Blakeborough, agrees to keep an eye out for Lady Clarissa Lindsey while her cousin is out of town, though he's dubious the independent lady will cooperate and uncertain whether his own ambivalent feelings toward her can keep her safe. Read full book review >
The Passion Season by Libby Doyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 19, 2016

"A tale about Lucifer's son that deftly draws in readers with engrossing characters and room for expansion."
An ancient warrior on Earth for centuries falls in love with a human woman, which may make him vulnerable to his evil, demon-controlling father in this debut paranormal romance. Read full book review >
THE TOTAL PACKAGE by Stephanie Evanovich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2016

"A charming romance full of heart, heat, and plenty of football."
A quarterback with a past and a sports commentator with some secrets of her own fall for each other in this romance from Evanovich (The Sweet Spot, 2014, etc.). Read full book review >
His Kate by Sue Krawitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2016

"A romance with a believable premise, but its unsympathetic protagonist makes it fall flat."
Krawitz's debut novel, set squarely in Nicholas Sparks-style territory, offers a romance between a computer programmer and a public relations executive. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Nancy Isenberg
author of WHITE TRASH
July 19, 2016

Poor Americans have existed from the time of the earliest British colonial settlement. They were alternately known as “waste people,” “offals,” “rubbish,” “lazy lubbers,” and “crackers.” By the 1850s, the downtrodden included so-called “clay eaters” and “sandhillers,” known for prematurely aged children distinguished by their yellowish skin, ragged clothing, and listless minds. Surveying political rhetoric and policy, popular literature and scientific theories over 400 years, in White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America, Nancy Isenberg upends assumptions about America’s supposedly class-free society––where liberty and hard work were meant to ensure real social mobility. Poor whites were central to the rise of the Republican Party in the early nineteenth century, and the Civil War itself was fought over class issues nearly as much as it was fought over slavery. “A riveting thesis supported by staggering research,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >