Romance Book Reviews (page 5)

A CHRISTMAS PRAYER by Kimberla Lawson Roby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Fans will be happy to read Rev. Black's further adventures, but this latest installment won't win him any new ones."
Five years after her mother passed away, Alexis Fletcher is still plunged into grief every Christmas season. Read full book review >
PREMIERE by Tracy Ewens
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"Despite this novel's slow start, Peter and Sam are a likable duo, and readers will be on the edges of their seats as they wait to see if the play has a happy ending."
The play's the thing in this enchanting starter to Ewens' (Catalina Kiss, 2012) romance series. Read full book review >

ROMAN LONG SHOT by Elaine B. Johns
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"A pleasing romance that may have readers pining for more love stories, perhaps involving Lucia's three remaining sisters."
Debut author Johns offers a sweet historical romance in a memorable setting. Read full book review >
WINTER STREET by Elin Hilderbrand
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A quick read to get you in the holiday mood, but not as strong as Hilderbrand's best."
Hilderbrand leaves the beach for this Christmas novel—though it's still set on her beloved Nantucket. Read full book review >
SUBLIME by Christina Lauren
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"For die-hard fans of Bella and Edward only—pun very much intended. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
An orphaned adrenaline junkie falls for a dead girl, and the doomed, love-struck couple learns they can only truly "be together" (cough) in the realm between the living and the dead. Read full book review >

LA VIDA by Kate Cortez
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 9, 2014

"An action-packed, old-fashioned Western romance with attractive, capable central characters."
A lawman and a landowner's daughter form an alliance in Cortez's debut romance set in the Old West. Read full book review >
Lemongrass Hope by Amy Impellizzeri
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 8, 2014

"A layered, bittersweet romance that questions consequences and explores second chances."
In Impellizzeri's debut novel, a history professor chooses between free-spiritedness and stability.Kate, a mother and history teacher, contends daily with a decision made in her youth. Read full book review >
YOU WERE MEANT FOR ME by Yona Zeldis McDonough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"McDonough puts a relentlessly optimistic spin on what could have been a tragic headline."
McDonough (Two of a Kind, 2013, etc.) imagines a polite tug of war with an abandoned baby at its center.Read full book review >
KISS KILL VANISH by Jessica Martinez
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Compelling characters and a fast-paced, unpredictable plot make this thriller a genuine joy ride. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
This latest novel from Martinez, whose work features and speaks to the recently emancipated teen, offers evidence that the new-adult literary niche is more than a marketing gimmick. Read full book review >
LAILAH by Nikki Kelly
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Overderivative and underedited. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
Online writing community Wattpad's popular love-triangle story about angels and vampires. Read full book review >
NIGHT BLINDNESS by Susan Strecker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A family drama with some disjointed moments makes for an uneven debut."
A tragic accident has far-reaching consequences for an illustrious family. Read full book review >
IF HE'S DARING by Hannah Howell
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"The Wherlockes' supernatural gifts complement each other and strengthen the story, making for believable and interesting plot twists in spite of the heroine's insipid personality."
A 5-year-old boy becomes a pawn in an adults' game when he's kidnapped by his uncle as his mother gives chase in late-18th-century England. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Gabrielle Zevin
March 3, 2015

A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over—and see everything anew. “Zevin writes characters who grow and prosper,” our reviewer writes, “in a narrative that is sometimes sentimental, sometimes funny, sometimes true to life and always entertaining.” View video >