Romance Book Reviews (page 5)

LOST INNOCENCE by Jannine Gallant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2018

"A pleasing romantic story with an underwhelming mystery tacked on."
An artist and her neighbor, a widowed father, face an unlikely assailant in a series of increasingly disturbing crimes in a small Oregon town. Read full book review >
MY CRUNCHY LIFE by Mia Kerick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2018

"A funny, heartwarming YA novel."
In Kerick's (The Weekend Bucket List, 2018, etc.) YA novel, two teens navigate gender and other identities. Read full book review >

WAKING UP IN VEGAS by Gabrielle  Dorian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 20, 2018

"A sexy romantic comedy with memorable characters and plenty of humor and heart."
Debut author Dorian offers a romance between two attorneys on opposite sides of a Las Vegas divorce. Read full book review >
WICKED AND THE WALLFLOWER by Sarah MacLean
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2018

"Though grittier than the average Regency or Victorian romance, à la TV shows like Peaky Blinders, this is a new bottle with old wine—a Horatio Alger-style hero who pulled himself up by his bootstraps and a poor little rich Englishwoman whose problems amount to choosing between different wealthy suitors."
In the first novel of the Bareknuckle Bastards series, two outcasts meet at a glittering London ball but fall in love in the city's darkest corners, beginning a saga that links a family across British society. Read full book review >
MORE THAN WORDS by Mia Sheridan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2018

"Beautiful and worth staying up late to finish."
A history-loving heroine saves her first love from a downward spiral in this emotional contemporary romance. Read full book review >

OCEAN LIGHT by Nalini Singh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2018

"Another intricately plotted, vividly sensual love story from a romance favorite."
With life-threatening injuries, Bowen Knight is spirited away to a lab deep in the ocean where he meets Kaia, a BlackSea changeling who considers him the enemy despite the disconcerting attraction they share. Read full book review >
IN THE WEEDS by Ruthie  Robinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2018

"An original and thoughtful entry in the contemporary romance genre."
A visit to a resort turns into a life-changing experience for an entrepreneur and the woman he loves in this novel. Read full book review >
INSIDE DARKNESS by Hudson Lin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2018

"A compelling love story that doesn't back away from dark situations."
A journalist and an aid worker fall in love amid the hustle of humanitarian work and world news. Read full book review >
HIDDEN by Kelli  Clare
ROMANCE
Released: June 5, 2018

"Evading killers sets the groundwork for a sublimely written story of love and passion."
Soon after meeting an attractive, mysterious Englishman, an American woman learns that a society of assassins has targeted her lineage in this romantic-thriller debut. Read full book review >
MUST LOVE BABIES by Lynnette  Austin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2018

"The romance takes a back seat in this sweet but uneventful story of a man who changes his ideas about family, love, and marriage in the face of unexpected responsibilities."
A confirmed bachelor meets an attractive woman and gains temporary custody of his nephew, all in the same night. Read full book review >
WHAT HAPPENS IN SUMMER  by Caridad Pineiro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2018

"Another visit to Sea Kiss will charm romance fans."
Years after a failed summer fling, Jonathan and Connie are thrown together again. Their attraction is alive and well, but their fundamental differences are still getting in the way. Aren't they? Read full book review >
THE ONE YOU CAN'T FORGET by Roni Loren
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2018

"Loren's second title in a series that revolves around survivors of a high school shooting (The Ones Who Got Away, 2018) maintains the complexity and emotional intensity that earned the first book huge acclaim but never loses its way as a sexy, captivating romance."
Divorce attorney Rebecca Lindt has a demanding job and emotional baggage; she's aiming for partner in her father's firm and helping on his election campaign. Getting involved with the has-been chef she helped ruin is not a good idea even if he's smart, sexy, and just what she needs. 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 >