Romance Book Reviews (page 6)

The Torch Bearer's Exorcism by Linda Luisa Varela Tychsen
Released: June 30, 2016

"Insufficient copy editing and unconventional organization overshadow this story's raw emotion."
Varela Tychsen (Spanish Angst, 2007) offers a harrowing tale of a one-sided love affair. Read full book review >
Released: June 28, 2016

"Shalvis has created a love story romance fans can't help but root for and grounds it in an affable community they'll adore."
After losing her parents as a young teen, Pru Harris has spent her time and resources making amends for a tragedy she feels responsible for, which is why she can never fall for her intoxicating new neighbor Finn—except that she does. Read full book review >

EMPIRE OF DUST by Eleanor Herman
Released: June 28, 2016

"This middle volume offers a rising plot and ever bigger baddies; anyone who makes it this far is definitely in for Volume 3. (author's note; discussion guide) (Historical fantasy. 14 & up)"
The second outing in Herman's Blood of Gods and Royals series following Legacy of Kings (2015), continuing the tale of Alexander the Great and his compatriots as teens. Read full book review >
UNDER THE WIRE by HelenKay Dimon
Released: June 28, 2016

"A sharp, complex, and intense romantic-suspense novel."
When his ex-fiancee goes missing on a science expedition in Russia, supersecret security agent Reid Armstrong abandons his vacation plans and sneaks into the country to save her, only to discover something very mysterious and dangerous going on. Read full book review >
ALL IN by Simona Ahrnstedt
Released: June 28, 2016

"The stakes are high and the heels are higher—a stylish tale of corruption, revenge, and hard-won love."
In this English translation of a Swedish bestseller, a venture capitalist plans a hostile takeover of his enemy's business but dreams of a merger with the patriarch's daughter. Read full book review >

STEPPING TO A NEW DAY by Beverly Jenkins
Released: June 28, 2016

"An achingly sweet feel-good story of love and redemption of all kinds."
Every generation in a small town has its own drama, and everyone has his or her own way of getting through it. Read full book review >
SHADOW RIDER  by Christine Feehan
Released: June 28, 2016

"An intriguing twist on paranormal powers dimmed by thin characters and a predictable plot."
Paranormal romance writer Feehan (Fire Bound, 2016, etc.) returns with a Chicago-set series about a family of "shadow riders." Read full book review >
THE DAREDEVIL SNARED  by Stephanie Laurens
Released: June 28, 2016

"An adventure-filled entry in a solid historical romance series that is best enjoyed in order."
A romantic rumble in the jungle. Read full book review >
UNDER YOUR SKIN  by Shannon Schroeder
Released: June 28, 2016

"A surprising, bighearted romance."
Norah O'Malley, a college student who's seven months pregnant, meets Kai Ellis, her brother's boss, at his tattoo parlor and is stunned by the immediate attraction she feels. But when he offers her a job as a companion to his ailing mother, Norah and Kai both find that it may be time for some life changes. Read full book review >
SECRETLY HERS  by Jamie Beck
Released: June 21, 2016

"A smart, fun, sexy, and very contemporary romance."
A lusty, secret agreement leads to friendship and love for two 30-somethings in Beck's second Sterling Canyon romance (Accidentally Hers, 2015). Read full book review >
Good Girl by Christina Frank
Released: June 17, 2016

"A well-paced novel that may appeal to fans of Fifty Shades of Grey."
A financial offer leads a young woman into a relationship with a mysterious businessman in this debut erotic romance. Read full book review >
BREATH OF MALICE by Karen Fenech
Released: June 14, 2016

"A little like fast food: it's not the best burger you've ever had, but it'll do in a pinch and ultimately feels unsatisfying."
FBI agent Paige Carson has been running from serial killer Todd Thames since he was let go on a technicality. Will her boss, Sam McKade, help protect her from Thames? And from her own demons? Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Maria Goodavage
October 24, 2016

Wherever the president goes, there will be dogs. They’ll be there no matter what the country or state. They’ll be there regardless of the political climate, the danger level, the weather, or the hour. Maria Goodavage’s new book Secret Service Dogs immerses readers in the heart of this elite world of canine teams who protect first families, popes, and presidential candidates: the selection of dogs and handlers, their year-round training, their missions around the world, and, most important, the bond—the glue that holds the teams together and can mean the difference between finding bombs and terrorists or letting them slip by. Secret Service Dogs celebrates the Secret Service’s most unforgettable canine heroes. It is a must-read for fans of Maria Goodavage, anyone who wants a rare inside view of the United States Secret Service, or just loves dogs. “Goodavage’s subjects and their companions are quirky and dedicated enough to engage readers wondering about those dogs on the White House lawn,” our reviewer writes. View video >