Romance Book Reviews (page 6)

THE SOUL OF A SEAL  by Anne  Elizabeth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"An interesting idea that doesn't fulfill its possibilities."
When a Navy SEAL is sent undercover to find out who's sabotaging a top-secret project, he hopes the mission will fulfill a lifelong ambition to get to space but is surprised to discover it may lead him to the woman of his dreams as well. Read full book review >
THE LAWMAN by Anna Schmit
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"Disappointing."
After six months in the big city, Jess Porterfield has to find his place in his small hometown, so accepting the position of marshal seems like a good way to prove himself, especially when the woman he loves is threatened by a powerful enemy. Read full book review >

The Pawn by Skye Warren
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"A well-written piece of erotic fiction, starring a desperate heroine, for alpha-male fans."
In this novel, debts force a young woman to auction off her virginity to the highest bidder. Read full book review >
CLICKBAIT by E.J. Russell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2016

"A poignant, thought-provoking love story on many levels."
Gideon and Alex overcome family and job stresses as well as their own biases and insecurities to find their way to a happy-ever-after. Read full book review >
THE PAIN SEASON by Libby Doyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 2, 2016

"A commendable follow-up with otherworldly action, down-to-earth melodrama, and sensuality in between."
An FBI agent's devastated when she learns her boyfriend's a supernatural warrior—and Lucifer's son—in this second installment of a paranormal romance series. Read full book review >

CHRISTMAS MASQUERADE by Debbie Macomber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"Macomber (The Twelve Days of Christmas, 2016, etc.) offers the gift of a charming if predictable romance between a likable heroine and her unlikely beau."
The holidays bring challenges for a New Orleans travel agent. Read full book review >
IDLEWILD by Jude Sierra
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"A lovely, finely wrought romance that reminds us that to truly love another, we must know our own hearts."
A widowed restaurateur falls for a young waiter in a Detroit-set romance with heart, sweat, and tears. Read full book review >
THE SCOTTISH DUKE by Karen Ranney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"In spite of the strong characters and engaging writing style, the novel is disappointing because of its lackluster plot."
When a straight-laced Scottish duke loses his head and makes love to a mystery woman at a masquerade, he's shocked to find, months later, that he's going to be a father. Read full book review >
THE VISCOUNT AND THE VIXEN by Lorraine Heath
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"A winning Victorian romance with a Pretty Woman vibe—complete with a hot piano scene."
After a marquess manipulates his son into marrying a commoner, the two fall in love, but her murky past may get in the way of their future happiness. Read full book review >
WILD AT WHISKEY CREEK by Julie Anne Long
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"A splendid, delectable romance."
Glory Greenleaf has big dreams and a penchant for drama, while Deputy Sheriff Eli Barlow believes in law, order, and Glory's incandescent talent, so when their soul-scorching attraction interferes with her big break, Eli realizes he may love her too much to hold on to her. Read full book review >
FAKING LUCKY by Q.D. Purdu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 27, 2016

"Frothy, sexy fun despite its flaws."
Purdu's sprightly debut romance follows one woman's quest for the "Big O"—and the love she finds along the way. Read full book review >
THE DARE AND THE DOCTOR by Kate Noble
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 22, 2016

"Not to be missed."
An amateur horticulturalist from Lincolnshire travels to London to show off her hybrid roses—and to visit a handsome doctor who has been writing her letters. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Brad Parks
author of SAY NOTHING
March 7, 2017

In Brad Parks’ new thriller Say Nothing, judge Scott Sampson doesn’t brag about having a perfect life, but the evidence is clear: a prestigious job. A beloved family. On an ordinary Wednesday afternoon, he is about to pick up his six-year-old twins to go swimming when his wife, Alison, texts him that she’ll get the kids from school instead. It’s not until she gets home later that Scott realizes she doesn’t have the children. And she never sent the text. Then the phone rings, and every parent’s most chilling nightmare begins. A man has stolen Sam and Emma. For Scott and Alison, the kidnapper’s call is only the beginning of a twisting, gut-churning ordeal of blackmail, deceit, and terror; a high-profile trial like none the judge or his wife has ever experienced. Their marriage falters. Suspicions and long-buried jealousies rise to the surface. Fractures appear. Lies are told. “The nerve-shredding never lets up for a minute as Parks picks you up by the scruff of the neck, shakes you vigorously, and repeats over and over again till a climax so harrowing that you’ll be shaking with gratitude that it’s finally over,” our critic writes in a starred review. View video >