Romance Book Reviews (page 7)

THE DEVIL TAKES A BRIDE by Julia London
ROMANCE
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Strong prose and adventurous sex scenes make the book worth reading."
A desperate young woman tries to trap a charming rogue into marriage but accidentally traps his severe and proper older brother instead. Read full book review >
THE EARL I ADORE by Erin Knightley
ROMANCE
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Well worth reading."
A young lady with a modest dowry is husband-hunting at a summer music festival, but her task becomes more urgent as she waits for the news of her sister's elopement to leak out and ruin her chances. Read full book review >

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ALICE by Katie MacAlister
ROMANCE
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"A meandering plot detracts from a quirky, enjoyable voice."
The itinerary looks promising, but the excursions are disappointing in MacAlister's (Time Thief, 2013, etc.) contemporary romance set on a cruise ship—the first book in the Ainslie Brothers series.Read full book review >
TRUST NO ONE by Jayne Ann Krentz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"An intriguing, textured mystery that perfectly layers humor, suspense and romance."
When Grace Elland finds her murdered boss's body, she comes to the attention of the police, a sexy new neighbor and an apparent stalker who seems linked to both this crime and a violent event from Grace's past. Read full book review >
DICTATORSHIP OF THE DRESS by Jessica Topper
ROMANCE
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Though sometimes the language isn't as witty or romantic as it's trying to be, Topper makes good use of the dress as a plot device and infuses enough fun and suspense into the rollicking storyline to make it a satisfying read."
Two strangers in transit share plenty of baggage in Topper's (Louder Than Love, 2013) second romance.Read full book review >

STAGES OF DESIRE by Julia Tagan
ROMANCE
Released: Jan. 5, 2015

"Enchanting Regency romance with affable central characters that tastefully blends sex with essentials of the genre."
Tagan's (A Question of Class, 2014) lively romance, set in London in 1808, has a young woman falling for the man pursuing her guardian's daughter. Read full book review >
Ride Your Heart 'Til It Breaks by Deborah Hawkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 31, 2014

"Troubled romance that knows the messiness of real life."
Hawkins' (Dance for a Dead Princess, 2013) tale of addictive love is a roller coaster of emotion. Read full book review >
THE DUKE OF DARK DESIRES by Miranda Neville
ROMANCE
Released: Dec. 30, 2014

"The main characters' appreciation of art adds color to the story, which is otherwise an entertaining but unsurprising tale about falling in love with the enemy."
Years after the French Revolution, the only surviving daughter of a marquis travels to England to avenge herself on her family's betrayer. Read full book review >
ANGEL IN ARMANI by Melanie Scott
ROMANCE
Released: Dec. 30, 2014

"A smart, compelling romance that realistically explores two socially mismatched lovers fighting for their happily-ever-after."
When a dangerous storm keeps helicopter pilot Sara Charles and her devastatingly handsome client, Lucas Angelo, out of the air, it leads to a night of passion, then to an uneasy but passionate affair between two people from completely different worlds. Read full book review >
YOU'RE SO FINE by Kieran Kramer
ROMANCE
Released: Dec. 30, 2014

"A sexy, poignant romance wrapped in Southern charm and lightly accented with Hollywood glamour."
When her boss runs away with her boyfriend, single mom Lacey Clark finds herself broke and jobless in idyllic Indigo Beach, South Carolina, while sharing a lighthouse with a handsome movie star, and she's dangerously falling in love with it all. Read full book review >
THE ROSIE EFFECT by Graeme Simsion
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 30, 2014

"Don prides himself on meticulous consideration of all scenarios; not even he could've imagined that the sparkle of his love story wouldn't last."
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes…a baby that Don Tillman, lovable genius, has certainly not factored into his current life plan. Read full book review >
MAKE ME LOSE CONTROL by Christie Ridgway
ROMANCE
Released: Dec. 30, 2014

"Part passionate romance, part fulfilling family drama, overall a sexy, touching read."
After a one-night stand leaves Shay Walker feeling bruised and lonely, things turn even more problematic when she realizes her erstwhile lover is Jace Jennings, the physically and emotionally remote father of her teenage tutoring pupil. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Sara Paretsky
author of BRUSH BACK
July 28, 2015

No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she’d be happy to avoid. High on that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet that’s precisely what she ends up doing when she responds to Frank Guzzo’s plea for help in Brush Back, the latest thriller from bestselling author Sara Paretsky. For six stormy weeks back in high school, V.I. thought she was in love with Frank. He broke up with her, she went off to college, he started driving trucks for Bagby Haulage. She forgot about him until the day his mother was convicted of bludgeoning his kid sister, Annie, to death. Stella Guzzo was an angry, uncooperative prisoner and did a full 25 years for her daughter’s murder. Newly released from prison, Stella is looking for exoneration, so Frank asks V.I. for help. “Paretsky, who plots more conscientiously than anyone else in the field, digs deep, then deeper, into past and present until all is revealed,” our reviewer writes. View video >