Romance Book Reviews (page 8)

THE NIGHT BELONGS TO FIREMAN by Jennifer Bernard
ROMANCE
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Sexy fireman hero saves the heiress who has everything and nothing—what's not to like? Smart, fun and engaging."
After a dramatic rescue, a reclusive heiress and a sexy fireman navigate family tensions, media pressures and a shadowy enemy on their path to happy-ever-after. Read full book review >
CHAINED BY NIGHT by Larissa Ione
ROMANCE
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"The action-packed plot and creative worldbuilding keep us enthralled; the romance and sexual tension keep us emotionally invested."
After agreeing to wed a rival's daughter to form an alliance, Hunter, a vampire clan leader, must break an ancient curse while facing his misgivings about the other clan, his aversion to his would-be mate and his blazing attraction to her twin sister. Read full book review >

IN YOUR DREAMS by Kristan Higgins
ROMANCE
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Higgins exhibits her storytelling artistry with another stunning romance that includes her trademark touches of laugh-out-loud humor and tear-jerking pathos."
When Emmaline Neal needs a date for her ex-fiance's wedding, Jack Holland volunteers, eager to escape to Malibu from freezing Manningsport, New York, and the community that's branded him a hero. Read full book review >
INDECENT PROPOSAL by Molly O'Keefe
ROMANCE
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"A touching, sexy and surprising story of two people from completely different worlds who turn out to be a perfect match."
After an uncharacteristic one-night stand, congressional candidate Harrison Montgomery is facing scandal when Ryan Kaminski winds up pregnant; marrying her is the obvious solution, but falling in love is an unexpected surprise. Read full book review >
CHRISTMAS BRIDES by Suzanne Enoch
ROMANCE
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"As warm, sweet and sexy as a quick kiss under the mistletoe."
An anthology of four short historical romances sends up the holiday season with a touch of mischief, mistletoe and Christmas magic. Read full book review >

THE AFTER HOUSE by Michael Phillip Cash
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"A charming, uplifting paranormal romance."
Cash's (Risen: The Battle for Darracia, 2014, etc.) romance novel finds a divorcée tangling with a sea captain's ghost. Read full book review >
IN THE RED by Elena Mauli Shapiro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"The limpid prose quickly persuades the reader to a trust not unlike Irina's in Andrei—and like Andrei, Shapiro's novel is at first enticing, then ambiguous and ultimately coldhearted."
A Stanford freshman finds herself drawn into an Eastern European immigrant underworld in this erotically charged second novel from Shapiro (13, rue Thérèse, 2011).Read full book review >
BEYOND THE PALE MOTEL by Francesca Lia Block
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Instead of erotic noir, a grim study of failed sobriety."
Sober for nearly 12 years, Catt and her best friend, Bree, have created perfect lives for themselves in Los Angeles. But sobriety, like perfection, is a fragile thing. Read full book review >
A FOOLISH CONSISTENCY by Andrea Weir
ROMANCE
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"A wholesome second-chance romance, filled with modern-day family drama."
In Weir's debut love story, a couple takes another try at romance, 25 years after their initial relationship ended. Read full book review >
HEIR OF DECEIT by Jan M. Martin
ROMANCE
Released: Sept. 12, 2014

"A love story that, despite some hiccups, offers a satisfying mix of intrigue and idealistic love."
In Martin's (Impressions of Innocence, 2003) thriller/romance, a young woman risks all to confront a curse and discover the truth behind her lineage. Read full book review >
GOING THE DISTANCE by Elizabeth A. Finley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 11, 2014

"Wholesome but unfulfilling."
In this debutromance, a middle-aged woman and a much younger playboy gain physical and mental health on a bike ride across the U.S. Read full book review >
THE LIGHTKEEPER'S WIFE by Sarah Anne Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"A tumultuous romance set against stormy seas."
Entangled in 19th-century social restrictions, two women experience the transformative power of grief and the resurrecting power of love. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Mona Eltahawy
April 28, 2015

In her debut book, Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution, Egyptian-American journalist and commentator Mona Eltahawy mounts an angry indictment of the treatment of women throughout the Arab world. Born in Egypt, she spent her childhood in London, moving with her family to Saudi Arabia when she was 15. Her shock was immediate and visceral: “It felt as though we’d moved to another planet whose inhabitants fervently wished women did not exist,” she recalls. Women could not travel, work or even go to a doctor’s appointment without male approval. We talk to Eltahawy this week on Kirkus TV about her arresting new book. View video >