Romance Book Reviews (page 5)

THE GOVERNESS GAME by Tessa Dare
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 28, 2018

"Dare continues her splendid, quirky Girl Meets Duke series with wit, heart, and humor."
When an independent spinster loses her livelihood, she reluctantly takes a governess position in the home of an infamous rake and finds herself believing in dreams. Read full book review >
WHEN A DUKE LOVES A WOMAN by Lorraine Heath
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 21, 2018

"A tale that initially seems poised to challenge Cinderella conventions but fails to fulfill that promise, as if it wanted a claim to progressive politics but could not imagine a real alternative to gilded-cage tradition."
In the second novel in the Sins for All Seasons series, a duke looking for his runaway bride stumbles into the path of a Whitechapel businesswoman and finds himself rethinking his arranged marriage. Read full book review >

ALL THE WAY by Kristen Proby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 21, 2018

"A sexy, entertaining read."
An injured actress becomes romantically involved with an attorney, and as their relationship gets serious, they must navigate their strong personalities, geographic challenges, and her resentful brother. Read full book review >
TEMPTED BY LOVE by Jennifer Ryan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 21, 2018

"Expect a lot of skimming to get to the good parts."
A one-night stand and a mysterious attack complicate the "just friends" relationship between a Drug Enforcement Administration agent and the younger sister of his two best friends. Read full book review >
LOVE & CHOCOLATE by Gail Cleare
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 21, 2018

"An engaging, irresistible chocolate-laced romance."
A foray into the world of online dating leads to unexpected and delicious complications in this contemporary romance. Read full book review >

WILD WITH YOU by Layla Hagen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"A satisfying sequel that offers a sexy, appealing contemporary romance."
In the latest installment of Hagen's (Anything for You, 2018, etc.) Connor Family series, a wedding planner and a best man discover a surprising connection and a second chance at true love.Read full book review >
BAD REPUTATION  by Stefanie London
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"The behind-the-scenes look at the making of a dance production takes center stage in this competent but unevenly paced romance."
A creative genius can't fight his overwhelming attraction to the ballerina he's cast as the lead of his nontraditional Broadway dance show. Read full book review >
A WOLF APART  by Maria Vale
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"A feral and fearsome romance that works for its happy ending."
A werewolf trapped in his human form must fight against an encroaching madness and his attraction to a human woman. Read full book review >
GIRL AT THE GRAVE by Teri Bailey Black
ROMANCE
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"A soapy romance mired in contrivance. (Gothic romance. 13-adult)"
In 1849 New England a girl with a scandalous past finds herself at a crossroads. Read full book review >
REBORN by Meredith Wild
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"A predictable but satisfying journey filled with lust, danger, and drama."
Combining action and romance, this series opener features assassins, vendettas, and star-crossed lovers. Read full book review >
A DATE FOR HANNAH by Callie  Henry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2018

"A charming and thoughtful tale of love and the power of second chances."
A teenager thinks love is out of reach until a chance encounter changes her outlook on life and romance in this debut YA novel. Read full book review >
FIRST CORPSE by Carie  Toeller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2018

"A sometimes-excessive but humorous tale for mystery lovers and foodies."
In Toeller's debut romance, when a food maven finds a dead body in an armoire in her hotel room, she and a handsome FBI agent are on the case—and a suitably confusing case it is. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >