Romance Book Reviews (page 5)

EMPIRE OF DUST by Eleanor Herman
ROMANCE
Released: June 28, 2016

"This middle volume offers a rising plot and ever bigger baddies; anyone who makes it this far is definitely in for Volume 3. (author's note; discussion guide) (Historical fantasy. 14 & up)"
The second outing in Herman's Blood of Gods and Royals series following Legacy of Kings (2015), continuing the tale of Alexander the Great and his compatriots as teens. Read full book review >
UNDER THE WIRE by HelenKay Dimon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2016

"A sharp, complex, and intense romantic-suspense novel."
When his ex-fiancee goes missing on a science expedition in Russia, supersecret security agent Reid Armstrong abandons his vacation plans and sneaks into the country to save her, only to discover something very mysterious and dangerous going on. Read full book review >

ALL IN by Simona Ahrnstedt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2016

"The stakes are high and the heels are higher—a stylish tale of corruption, revenge, and hard-won love."
In this English translation of a Swedish bestseller, a venture capitalist plans a hostile takeover of his enemy's business but dreams of a merger with the patriarch's daughter. Read full book review >
STEPPING TO A NEW DAY by Beverly Jenkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2016

"An achingly sweet feel-good story of love and redemption of all kinds."
Every generation in a small town has its own drama, and everyone has his or her own way of getting through it. Read full book review >
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 >
Kirkus Interview
Melissa Sweet
author of SOME WRITER!
September 26, 2016

“SOME PIG,” Charlotte the spider’s praise for Wilbur, is just one fondly remembered snippet from E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. In Some Writer!, two-time Caldecott Honor winner and 2014 Kirkus Prize finalist Melissa Sweet mixes White’s personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell his story, from his birth in 1899 to his death in 1985. Budding young writers will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist, New Yorker contributor, and children’s book author who loved words his whole life. This authorized tribute is the first fully illustrated biography of E. B. White and includes an afterword by Martha White, E. B. White's granddaughter. “Like Charlotte, Sweet spins a terrific story,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “A masterful biography that will enchant young readers.” View video >