Romance Book Reviews (page 5)

THE PERILS OF PAULIE by Katie MacAlister
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A sweet if occasionally silly adventure."
When a feisty but sheltered heiress and a stifled Englishman team up on an epic around-the-world race, it gets more than just their motors running. Read full book review >
IT HAPPENED IN SCOTLAND by Patience Griffin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A fun hop to scenic Scotland for the price of a paperback."
In a quaint Scottish village by the sea, a young American widow gets a second chance at love. Read full book review >

WILD WICKED SCOT by Julia London
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 27, 2016

"An absorbing read from a novelist at the top of her game."
A young woman must choose between loyalty to her father and loyalty to her husband, but she decides not to be a pawn in men's power games anymore. Read full book review >
LORD OF THE PRIVATEERS by Stephanie Laurens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 27, 2016

"A sweeping end to an exploratory historical romance quartet."
The oldest brother of a grand British family finishes what his brothers started. Read full book review >
LADY CLAIRE IS ALL THAT by Maya Rodale
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 27, 2016

"For Austenites with a yen for a hero who is humbled into good sense and a heroine who learns to value sensibility."
Love blooms unexpectedly when an American arrival to Regency London becomes a pawn in a bet between two ne'er-do-well aristocrats. Read full book review >

FOUR WEDDINGS AND A SIXPENCE by Julia Quinn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 27, 2016

"A fun idea connects four charming stories, though they build to a pinnacle with Quinn's."
Four boarding school friends find everlasting love with the help of a magical coin in this historical-romance anthology that weaves through the popular wedding rhyme, "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue—and a sixpence for your shoe." Read full book review >
INSERT GROOM HERE by K.M.  Jackson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 27, 2016

"A fun concept with an unconvincing romance, this might have made a better women's fiction outing."
A contestant on a dating show falls for the producer, but does either know what they are getting into? Read full book review >
SCORING WITH SANTA by Theresa Roemer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 20, 2016

"A sexy tale for modern women that's as steamy as a locker room shower."
Roemer (Naked in 30 Days, 2016, etc.) and Rose (His Human Slave, 2016, etc.) deliver an erotic romance that features a battle of the sexes between a fitness club owner and a football legend. Read full book review >
THE REPLACEMENT CHRONICLES by Harper Swan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"A time-hopping tale that should appeal to readers with an interest in the prehistoric period."
This debut omnibus unites all three installments of a story that connects a pregnant woman in the late Pleistocene era with her modern-day descendant, a researcher who gets entangled in a terrorist plot. Read full book review >
ONE LIFE TO LOSE by Kris Ripper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 12, 2016

"A sweet, different kind of love story that brings new light to a murder mystery four books in the making."
An independent theater owner meets two young men who take his breath away, but a murder in La Vista has everyone on edge. Read full book review >
YOU FIRST by Stephanie Fournet
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 12, 2016

"A smart romance that will satisfy existing fans and likely bring new ones to the table."
Fournet's (Leave a Mark, 2016. etc.) latest romance matches a young mother with a crime novelist in a sweet tale about learning to cope with whatever life throws your way. Read full book review >
AWAKENING MACBETH by Carmen Amato
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 9, 2016

"A suspenseful, page-turning paranormal romance."
An academic at the University of Virginia confronts her father's death and a supernatural threat in this novel by Amato (King Peso, 2016, etc.). Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Laini Taylor
March 27, 2017

In bestselling YA writer Laini Taylor’s new fantasy novel, Strange the Dreamer, the dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he's been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever. What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving? “Lovers of intricate worldbuilding and feverish romance will find this enthralling,” our critic writes. View video >