Romance Book Reviews (page 7)

THE QUEER AND THE RESTLESS by Kris Ripper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 2016

"An interesting murder plot in a carefully constructed setting is the appealing feature of this uneven, wan romance with too little conflict and zero sizzle."
The latest installment of Ripper's Queers of La Vista series (The Butch and the Beautiful, 2016, etc.) explores the connections, divisions, and wide range of emotions characters experience living in a queer-friendly California town. Read full book review >
BEYOND EVERY MIRROR by Christine Church
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 2016

"An intriguing start to a promising new series, although stronger editing might have made it an even more compelling read."
In Church's (The Early Scrolls, 2016, etc.) paranormal romance, a musician's unusual visions lead him to a parallel dimension where he encounters a woman who may hold the key to his fate.Read full book review >

THE WALKING STICK by Kathy Love Cowen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 29, 2016

"A charming, deftly crafted narrative propelled by strong characters."
A debut novel about a supernaturally gifted young Cherokee woman who goes on a journey, by foot, from Oklahoma to Texas after the destruction of her home. Read full book review >
TWO WORLDS COLLIDED by Karen Michelle Nutt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 26, 2016

"Time travel and late-1990s rock add a twist to a standard good-woman/bad-boy romance."
A woman travels back in time to prevent a self-destructive rock star from committing suicide in Nutt's (Stake and Dust, 2015, etc.) romance.Read full book review >
ILLUSION by Martina Boone
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"A solid ending. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
The conclusion of the magical, Southern Gothic Heirs of Watson Island trilogy. Read full book review >

A WEDDING FOR CHRISTMAS by Lori Wilde
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"A solid Christmas romance that fans of the series will love, in which the sappy, sweet setting is balanced by the realistically depicted emotional challenges of the hero and heroine."
Two lonely people find each other again in this classic small-town contemporary romance with a holiday theme. Read full book review >
THE EARL by Katharine Ashe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"A dashing Regency romance that proves smarts are the sexiest attribute of all."
Revenge is a dish best served cold—but what about justice? Read full book review >
CHANGE OF ADDRESS by Jordan S. Brock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 24, 2016

"An easy, sweet read for people who like happy endings."
Running the bagel shop he co-owns with his father keeps Josh Goldberg busy, but he feels restless and constrained by the lack of dating prospects on tiny Hartsbridge Island. Could wounded veteran Michael Baldwin be the something more he's been looking for? Read full book review >
INTERBOROUGH by Santino Hassell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 24, 2016

"A realistic return to a rocky romance that explores the challenges and joys of maintaining a long-term relationship."
A relationship-in-trouble romance between opposites who still attract in one of New York City's gay communities. Read full book review >
PERFECTLY CHARMING by Liz Talley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"A sweet, grown-up romance with a delightful mashup of fun and dysfunction."
When a divorcée takes an out-of-town job in Pensacola, the last thing she expects is to run into an old nerdy classmate—and he's totally hot now. Read full book review >
A STUDY IN SCARLET WOMEN by Sherry Thomas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"For fans of etiquette-flouting heroines who desire truth while being true to their desires—gastronomic, romantic, and cerebral."
What if the word's most famous (and eccentric) Victorian detective were a young gentlewoman in the midst of a scandal? Read full book review >
CAN'T HELP FALLING by Kara Isaac
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Though the romantic sparks never take off, this novel might be worth a try for fans of Narnia and romance."
Isaac (Close to You, 2016) follows up her Tolkien-obsessed debut with a second novel, for fans of C.S. Lewis. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kathleen Kent
author of THE DIME
February 20, 2017

Dallas, Texas is not for the faint of heart. Good thing for Betty Rhyzyk she's from a family of take-no-prisoners Brooklyn police detectives. But in Kathleen Kent’s new novel The Dime, her Big Apple wisdom will only get her so far when she relocates to The Big D, where Mexican drug cartels and cult leaders, deadbeat skells and society wives all battle for sunbaked turf. Betty is as tough as the best of them, but she's deeply shaken when her first investigation goes sideways. Battling a group of unruly subordinates, a persistent stalker, a formidable criminal organization, and an unsupportive girlfriend, the unbreakable Detective Betty Rhyzyk may be reaching her limit. “Violent, sexy, and completely absorbing,” our critic writes in a starred review. “Kent's detective is Sam Spade reincarnated—as a brilliant, modern woman.” View video >