Romance Book Reviews (page 8)

Retroactive Romance by Everette Lemons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 12, 2015

"A classic story of nostalgia fulfilled, the narrative moves slowly but delivers a number of unexpected revelations."
From Lemons (Jeannie-Centristasis, 2011, etc.) comes a sci-fi novel about one man's rare opportunity to connect with the love of his life. Read full book review >
Shadows from the Past by Judith Erwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 11, 2015

"A well-plotted Southern romance, despite some shortcomings."
A novelist falls in love with a fabulously wealthy but aloof scion in Erwin's (Shadow of Doubt, 2015, etc.) contemporary romance with Gothic overtones. Read full book review >

The House of Baric Part One by Jillian Bald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2015

"An engrossing, research-heavy tale of Croatia in the early modern period."
A debut historical novel follows an aristocratic family in 17th-century Croatia, at the conclusion of the Thirty Years' War. Read full book review >
THE MATCH OF THE CENTURY by Cathy Maxwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"The characters are likable but just foolish enough to experience a satisfying amount of personal growth over the course of the story. Maxwell would do well to avoid dabbling in mystery next time."
An heiress plans to wed a handsome duke to please her ambitious parents, until the duke's scapegrace brother returns from the war and changes her mind. Read full book review >
THE SPINSTER'S GUIDE TO SCANDALOUS BEHAVIOR by Jennifer McQuiston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"An absorbing read."
When a young woman inherits a ramshackle cottage from her spinster aunt, she's determined to use the house as her aunt did—to avoid an unhappy marriage. Read full book review >

Having It All by Millicent Chartwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"A racy guilty pleasure replete with politics, romance, and plenty of sex."
A lobbyist and consultant juggles her political aspirations with her search for a meaningful relationship in this debut novel. Read full book review >
Maya Rising by Melissa Roen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 19, 2015

"A vividly imagined but dark dystopian fantasy complete with passionate romance and dangerous alliances."
An intrepid pair has survived the apocalypse, but the worst is yet to come in Roen's sequel to Last Call for Caviar (2013). Read full book review >
Of Julia and Men by
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 18, 2015

"A tryst-y erotic novel with a scattered plot."
A debut romance featuring a seductive female protagonist reluctant to settle for just one man. Read full book review >
UNTIL THE END by Abbi Glines
ROMANCE
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"Rough and raw. (Romance. 16 & up)"
This new installment in the Sea Breeze series highlights abusive families, romance, and sex—quite a lot of it. Read full book review >
THE TRUTH ABOUT HIM by M. O'Keefe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"O'Keefe weaves a complex, poignant tapestry of character, emotion, and action."
Two wounded people find comfort in each other but must navigate family issues, disapproving friends, and violent enemies before they can reach for happiness, yet in the process they form an unexpected community and learn the power of family and forgiveness. Read full book review >
Money Green Memories by Scarlett G. Brade
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"A sexy suspense novel despite some loose plot threads."
A traumatized Toronto heiress experiences new dangers and first love with a mysterious, covert operative in this debut romantic thriller. Read full book review >
Riviera Maya by Robert Leslie Fisher
ROMANCE
Released: Nov. 13, 2015

"An ambitious novel that falls short of its lofty goals.
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Smarting from the wound of her husband's desertion, a young professional architect nevertheless tries to win him back in Fisher's (Vanilla Republic, 2009, etc.) novel.Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Morgan Matson
July 25, 2016

The Unexpected Everything is a YA feel-good story of friendship, finding yourself, and all the joys in life that happen while you’re busy making other plans. Andie has a plan. And she always sticks to her plan. Future? A top-tier medical school. Dad? Avoid him as much as possible (which isn’t that hard considering he’s a Congressman and he’s never around). Friends? Palmer, Bri, and Toby—pretty much the most awesome people on the planet, who needs anyone else? Relationships? No one’s worth more than three weeks. So it’s no surprise that Andie’s got her summer all planned out too. Until a political scandal costs Andie her summer pre-med internship, and lands both she and Dad back in the same house together for the first time in years. Suddenly she’s doing things that aren’t Andie at all. “Romance fans will find plenty to enjoy, as Andie gradually lets down her guard and risks the messy and unpredictable wonder of first love,” our reviewer writes. “A novel best read on a lazy summer day with sand between the toes.” View video >