Romance Book Reviews (page 7)

BEAUTY AND THE CLOCKWORK BEAST by Nancy Campbell Allen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"There is a standard traumatic back story for the titular beast, a soap opera-worthy exhumation scene, and, finally, a dramatic unmasking of the obvious villain, but the story has already run out of steam by then."
An updated fairy tale in steampunk England mixes old-school gothic and new-school paranormal. Read full book review >
MAY THE BEST MAN WIN  by Mira Lyn Kelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Sweet and sexy: a witty, smart, and romantic love story."
When Jase and Emily are continually thrown together as wedding attendants, long-buried resentments, miscommunications, and attraction bubble up until a one-night stand becomes a red-hot affair that cools considerably once they actually face their painful shared past. Read full book review >

A PROMISE OF FIRE  by Amanda Bouchet
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"An exciting fantasy/romance debut: action-packed, emotionally charged, and skillfully plotted."
When Cat, a mysterious circus soothsayer, is captured by Griffin, a wily warlord who recently won his kingdom's crown, she's disarmed by his strength, honor, and integrity, but she's afraid that tying her heart to his can only bring weakness and complications. Read full book review >
FAR FROM HOME by Lorelie Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"A well-written novel, both sexy and romantic, with broad and inclusive representation."
When a straight California girl marries her lesbian Indian friend to help her get a green card, she didn't expect to fall in love. Read full book review >
FIRST STAR I SEE TONIGHT by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"This thoroughly enjoyable novel delivers a swift kick to the heart—an essential summer read."
A female private detective tackles a retired NFA player in this standout romance, the eighth in the bestselling author's Chicago Stars series. Read full book review >

Show Fever by Daphne Masque
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 31, 2016

"A somewhat predictable but enjoyable diversion for lovers of cozy mysteries, romance, and theater."
A debut novel introduces a contemporary, community theater-based romance series. Read full book review >
The Angel of the Mansion by Victoria Rich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 29, 2016

"A thrilling gothic-romance novel that melds family secrets, magic, and marriage—with room for a sequel, of course."
A young aspiring model becomes embroiled in supernatural family dynamics in Rich's debut paranormal romance. Read full book review >
WHERE THE WILD THINGS BITE by Molly Harper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016

"This series has gotten more appealing over time and will satisfy readers looking to bite into a paranormal romance flavored generously with dashes of humor."
A hypochondriac researcher, a vampire, and an unwashed pilot walk into a plane—and high jinks ensue in the remote Kentucky woods. Read full book review >
REPRESSED  by Elisabeth Naughton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016

"Solid romantic suspense by a writer talented enough at weaving a yarn to get her readers ensnared in it."
Samantha Parker, a chemistry teacher, and Ethan McClane, a therapist, are attracted to one another right away, but they're both harboring deeply buried secrets. Circumstance has found both of them back in small, rural Hidden Falls, but is it fate that brought them together? Read full book review >
DON'T TEMPT ME by Lori Foster
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016

"Foster's loyal fans might be satisfied with this effort, but they deserve better."
It's lust at first sight and a double romance in this new novel of neighbors helping neighbors by the prolific Foster (Fighting Dirty, 2016, etc.). Read full book review >
WHY DO DUKES FALL IN LOVE? by Megan Frampton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016

"A conventional Regency tale of two delightfully unconventional lovers."
Sleeping with the boss has never seemed so appealing. Read full book review >
TOP TO BOTTOM by Delphine Dryden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2016

"A racy story of love, honesty, and the willingness to lose control."
Personal trainer Amie (or Mistress Amie, as she is known by the people in her town's kink community) has her life all figured out, until her ex Dru shows up and throws everything out of whack. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kendare Blake
November 16, 2016

Bestseller Kendare Blake’s latest novel, Three Dark Crowns, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. The last queen standing gets the crown. “Gorgeous and bloody, tender and violent, elegant, precise, and passionate; above all, completely addicting,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >