Romance Book Reviews (page 6)

A GIRL LIKE THAT by Mary Flinn
Released: May 25, 2015

"An uplifting tale of love and redemption that's perfect for fans of stories of rehabilitated youth and second chances."
A breezy romance about a single mother who tries to reinvent herself after her young-adult son leaves the nest. Read full book review >
The Place by Linda  Orvis
Released: May 22, 2015

"A quietly shocking page-turner that chooses to be poetic instead of preachy."
In Orvis' (In the Mousehole, 2014) romantic thriller, a woman tries to resolve her fantastic double life.Read full book review >

BEACH TOWN by Mary Kay Andrews
Released: May 19, 2015

"A perfect fit for the romance lover's beach bag."
Bestseller Andrews introduces Greer Hennessy, a third-generation worker in the film industry, whose difficult background and current job trigger a flood of problems. Read full book review >
The Song That Seduced Paris by Cindy Irish
Released: May 16, 2015

"A fun, sexy escape.
In this debut romance novel, a woman gets a new lease on life while managing four irresistible men training to become the world's next singing sensation. Read full book review >
Kiss the Stars by Alice Bell
Released: May 9, 2015

"A passionate novel of obsession with ambiguous intended effects."
Ruby has no idea what she's in for when she meets Devon—but she knows that no matter how dangerous he might be, she can't help being irresistibly attracted to him. Read full book review >

THE UNLIKELY LADY by Valerie Bowman
Released: May 5, 2015

"But overall, Bowman keeps her prose and characters fresh and interesting; her book is an entertaining renewal of a classic plotline and well worth reading."
A bookish young woman tries to convince her mother she's just not marriage material in this Regency romance inspired by Much Ado About Nothing, but her mother has the last laugh. Read full book review >
I TAKE YOU by Eliza Kennedy
Released: May 5, 2015

"This book has the effect of three Bloody Marys at brunch: it'll leave you flushed, giddy, and prepared to embrace your wild side."
Lily Wilder is getting married in six days to a man who really lights her fire, but she still has one big decision to make: does she actually want to get married? Read full book review >
THE HEIR by Kiera Cass
Released: May 5, 2015

"The cliffhanger ending is merely an abrupt pause in the action—this chapter is essentially just scene-setting for the inevitable continuation(s). (Dystopian romance. 13 & up)"
Cass' bestselling Selection trilogy is now a series, with the fourth installment picking up 20 years after The One (2014). Read full book review >
HIATUS by Belangela G. Tarazona
Released: April 29, 2015

"A lovely, sentimental gay romance with a very modern twist."
A heart-rending tale of second chances in love and life by Tarazona (A Better World, 2014). Read full book review >
Released: April 28, 2015

"A beautiful, unconventional romance that entwines two fierce, lonely hearts who believed they were unlovable and reminds us of the best and worst of human nature."
Determined to protect her clan of social outcasts, swindler Rosalind Sharpe comes to London with a con in mind but gets caught in a web of desire and deceit with the roguish Duke of Avendale. Read full book review >
SINFUL by Joan Johnston
Released: April 28, 2015

"A tense, sensual and conflicted love story set against an epic family drama—worth a read for romance fans."
Army vet Connor Flynn enlists the aid of his late wife's best friend, Eve (p.7), to help his children feel more secure, leading to an unexpected relationship with one of his wealthy family's sworn enemies. Read full book review >
99 DAYS by Katie Cotugno
Released: April 21, 2015

"A fascinating story of adolescent love and betrayal. (Romance. 13 & up)"
A teenage girl spends the summer doing penance for her romances with two boys. The problem was—and still is—they're brothers. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jason Gay
November 17, 2015

In the 1990s, copies of Richard Carlson’s Don't Sweat the Small Stuff (and its many sequels) were seemingly everywhere, giving readers either the confidence to prioritize their stresses or despondence over the slender volume’s not addressing their particular set of problems. While not the first book of its kind, it kicked open the door for an industry of self-help, worry-reduction advice guides. In his first book, Little Victories, Wall Street Journal sports columnist Gay takes less of a guru approach, though he has drawn an audience of readers appreciative of reportage that balances insights with a droll, self-deprecating outlook. He occasionally focuses his columns on “the Rules” (of Thanksgiving family touch football, the gym, the office holiday party, etc.), which started as a genial poke in the eye at the proliferation of self-help books and, over time, came to explore actual advice “both practical and ridiculous” and “neither perfect nor universal.” The author admirably combines those elements in every piece in the book. View video >