Romance Book Reviews (page 7)

A GIRL LIKE THAT by Mary Flinn
ROMANCE
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
FICTION & LITERATURE
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
FICTION & LITERATURE
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
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2015

"A fun, sexy escape.
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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
FICTION & LITERATURE
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 >

I TAKE YOU by Eliza Kennedy
FICTION & LITERATURE
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
ROMANCE
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 >
THE UNLIKELY LADY by Valerie Bowman
ROMANCE
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 >
HIATUS by Belangela G. Tarazona
FICTION & LITERATURE
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 >
THE DUKE AND THE LADY IN RED by Lorraine Heath
ROMANCE
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
ROMANCE
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
ROMANCE
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
Michael Eric Dyson
February 2, 2016

In Michael Eric Dyson’s rich and nuanced book new book, The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America, Dyson writes with passion and understanding about Barack Obama’s “sad and disappointing” performance regarding race and black concerns in his two terms in office. While race has defined his tenure, Obama has been “reluctant to take charge” and speak out candidly about the nation’s racial woes, determined to remain “not a black leader but a leader who is black.” Dyson cogently examines Obama’s speeches and statements on race, from his first presidential campaign through recent events—e.g., the Ferguson riots and the eulogy for the Rev. Clementa Pinckney in Charleston—noting that the president is careful not to raise the ire of whites and often chastises blacks for their moral failings. At his best, he spoke with “special urgency for black Americans” during the Ferguson crisis and was “at his blackest,” breaking free of constraints, in his “Amazing Grace” Charleston eulogy. Dyson writes here as a realistic, sometimes-angry supporter of the president. View video >