Romance Book Reviews (page 8)

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 >
BEAUTY'S KINGDOM by A.N. Roquelaure
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2015

"Hard-core? Yes. Overwritten? For sure. Guilty pleasure? Absolutely."
Years after Roquelaure (Beauty's Release, 1999, etc.) first published the Sleeping Beauty trilogy, placing the popular fairy tale within an adult, erotic world, she returns to continue the saga.Read full book review >

GARDEN OF LIES by Amanda Quick
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 21, 2015

"Quick's fans will not be disappointed in her latest combination of detective story and sexy romance (Otherwise Engaged, 2014, etc.), a pleasing page-turner."
A lady with a secret to hide and a gentleman reputed to be mad make a dandy investigative team. Read full book review >
ONE NIGHT by Eric Jerome Dickey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2015

"Unflinching in its acceptance of bad behavior by likable characters, Dickey's latest will thrill his fans."
A chance encounter leads to one night of passion—and spiritual redemption—between strangers. Read full book review >
The Song of The Sea Gulls by Patricia Liles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2015

"A convoluted romantic suspense novel set among well-rendered scenery."
While evading her vengeful, abusive husband, a woman changes her identity and finds new opportunities for romance. Read full book review >

BLOSSOM by Christopher Lentz
ROMANCE
Released: April 13, 2015

"A promising start to a California-set historical romance series."
Silver-fortune heir Brock St. Clair and Chinese fortune-cookie maker Blossom Sun meet a few days before the 1906 San Francisco earthquake in this debut title in a planned historical romance trilogy. Read full book review >
THE LADY MEETS HER MATCH by Gina Conkle
ROMANCE
Released: April 7, 2015

"This author is one to watch, especially if she's lucky enough to find a more hands-on editor."
A young woman in Georgian London is determined to make her own way in the world by opening a coffee shop but must get around her wealthy and handsome landlord to do it. Read full book review >
A HEART REVEALED by Josi S. Kilpack
ROMANCE
Released: April 7, 2015

"A very compelling read."
A vain young woman in the Regency era gets her comeuppance when a mysterious affliction causes her to lose all her hair halfway through her first London season. Read full book review >
TEN GOOD REASONS by Lauren Christopher
ROMANCE
Released: April 7, 2015

"A smart, poignant contemporary romance from an author to watch."
Workaholic marketing whiz Lia is forced to slow down when a friend's injury threatens his charter whale-watching business—as well as her own corporate promotion—and she has to keep the operation afloat with reluctant help from his sexy, vexing brother. Read full book review >
ELLE by Emma Mars
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2015

"An explicit, erotic, entrancing detective story for the seriously committed lover of erotica."
The erotic education of former escort Elle Lorand continues, plunging her into a world of sensual delights. But she soon finds herself on a quest not only to solve the mystery of her ex-fiance's birth, but also to save her partner from jail. Read full book review >
THIS GUN FOR HIRE by Jo Goodman
ROMANCE
Released: April 7, 2015

"Unique and charismatic main characters make this romance a success."
When a Colorado mine owner's family is under attack, his right-hand man/bodyguard, Quill McKenna, brings in famous bounty hunter Calico Nash to go undercover as a tutor to help protect them, but he finds his heart at risk to the independent woman. Read full book review >
THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY by Bethany Chase
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2015

"This utterly enjoyable romance will have readers swooning, sobbing, and eagerly anticipating Chase's next book."
A woman is torn between her dependable boyfriend and a former fling in this sparkling debut from Chase. 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 >