Romance Book Reviews (page 6)

The Troubleseeker by Alan Lessik
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2016

"A handsome but tormented Cuban man finds both joy and hardship in this operatic novel."
Olympian and Santería mythologies merge in this international romance. Read full book review >
Women Under Siege by Lois Mathieu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2016

"A contemporary girl-meets-boy story that taps into an age-old lament by women: Men. Can't live with 'em. Can't live without 'em."
Mathieu's (The Next to Last Drink, 2014, etc.) novel explores the evolutionary concepts of masculinity and femininity, the societal norms that shape us, and some good, old-fashioned romance. Read full book review >

First Rodeo by Judith Hennessey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"An engaging, nuanced female awakening journey in the West."
On a trip to Wyoming, a divorced mother finds romance with a younger cowboy in this debut novel. Read full book review >
Wilder by Rebecca Yarros
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 19, 2016

"Intelligent and fun, this fast-paced tale delivers kaleidoscopic settings and an adventurous love story."
Yarros (Ignite: Legacy, 2016, etc.) offers a shipboard romance between an extreme sports athlete and his ambitious tutor.Read full book review >
The Night Everything Fell Apart by Joy Nash
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2016

"A series starter for readers who like their romances with hard-charging plots and light character development."
Nash's (Looking for a Hero, 2016, etc.) energetic prose drives this supernatural, erotic romance that offers a new twist on the Arthurian legend.Read full book review >

THE REBEL HEIR  by Elizabeth Michels
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"The lively plot and vivid characters are as well-drawn as the sex, offering satisfaction on many levels."
A con artist falls for the well-behaved daughter of the man he's trying to swindle, but who is the real imposter? Read full book review >
ROOKIE MOVE  by Sarina Bowen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Bowen shines in a new hockey series that successfully spins off her highly popular new-adult Ivy Years titles."
Hockey forward Leo Trevi is picked up by the newest NHL franchise, the Brooklyn Bruisers, but he's not sure his skating talent will mean much considering that the team's publicist is the woman who broke his heart and the coach is her disapproving father. Read full book review >
DISCOVERY OF DESIRE by Susanne Lord
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"If you like your romance with the sweetness of Mary Balogh's novels or the anguish of Sherry Thomas', this is one to cherish."
How do two lovers, with nary an aristocratic title or fortune between them, find their happy-ever-after in 1850s Bombay and London? Read full book review >
MY WILD IRISH DRAGON  by Ashlyn Chase
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A fun, readable, if predicable paranormal romance that explores a world beyond vampires and your typical run-of-the-mill animal shape-shifting species."
Chloe Arish has a single goal in her new life in Boston, and Ryan Fierro is the only person who can get in her way. Read full book review >
LOVING YOU EASY  by Roni Loren
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Readers looking for sizzling chemistry, likable characters, and ultraromantic BDSM will not be disappointed."
A three-way BDSM story with heartfelt romance and a kick of suspense. Read full book review >
Triple Love Score by Brandi Megan Granett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"An entertaining romance novel with an engrossing plot, a conflicted heroine, and a couple of surprising, poignant takeaways."
A young poetry professor debates whether to follow her heart or mind. Read full book review >
THE SOLDIER'S SCOUNDREL by Cat Sebastian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"An accomplished, thoroughly winning debut."
A familiar Regency opposites-attract romance becomes something freshly seductive in the hands of a skilled newcomer. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Clinton Kelly
January 9, 2017

Bestselling author and television host Clinton Kelly’s memoir I Hate Everyone Except You is a candid, deliciously snarky collection of essays about his journey from awkward kid to slightly-less-awkward adult. Clinton Kelly is probably best known for teaching women how to make their butts look smaller. But in I Hate Everyone, Except You, he reveals some heretofore-unknown secrets about himself, like that he’s a finicky connoisseur of 1980s pornography, a disillusioned critic of New Jersey’s premier water parks, and perhaps the world’s least enthused high-school commencement speaker. Whether he’s throwing his baby sister in the air to jumpstart her cheerleading career or heroically rescuing his best friend from death by mud bath, Clinton leaps life’s social hurdles with aplomb. With his signature wit, he shares his unique ability to navigate the stickiest of situations, like deciding whether it’s acceptable to eat chicken wings with a fork on live television (spoiler: it’s not). “A thoroughly light and entertaining memoir,” our critic writes. View video >