Romance Book Reviews (page 8)

CHIEF'S MESS by L. A. Witt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2017

"Sexy, sincere romance."
Anthony Talbot finds much more than a glorious hookup when he meets Noah Jackson in a bar. Their sexual chemistry is powerful and immediate, and falling in love is easy. But Noah has demons that Anthony doesn't think he can face again. Read full book review >
ALL THE SECRETS WE KEEP by Megan Hart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2017

"A gripping family drama filled with quirky details and twists, told by a master storyteller who keeps readers mesmerized even when they don't get what they think they want."
As Ilya Stern adjusts to the idea that his brother, Niko, and ex-wife, Alicia, are in love, he finds himself drawn to Theresa, but a haunting event from their past may hold secrets powerful enough to threaten their future. Read full book review >

SILVER SILENCE by Nalini Singh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2017

"A worthy addition to a must-read series."
After a murder attempt on Silver Mercant's life, she is sheltered by a bear changeling clan, and just as she decides to bond with the StoneWaters' alpha, a long-dormant genetic mutation threatens her health and happiness. Read full book review >
THE RELUCTANT HIGHLANDER by Amanda Scott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2017

"Historical fiction with a touch of romance and a list of sources for readers interested in following up on the bloody clashes of 15th-century Scottish clans."
In this medieval romance, a young knight and a sheltered teen join in holy arranged matrimony while feudal unrest ripples around them during the rule of James I, King of Scotland. Read full book review >
COME SUNDOWN by Nora Roberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"With her past couple of titles, Roberts (as opposed to her typically grittier moniker, J.D. Robb) is moving into more complex and darker storytelling, to terrific effect."
Bodine Longbow runs her family's Montana resort with an unfailing can-do attitude, but nothing can prepare her or the family for the return of her long-lost—and brutalized—aunt or an unexpected rash of violence in the area. Read full book review >

DATING YOU / HATING YOU by Christina Lauren
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"A smart, sexy romance for readers who thrive on girl power."
In star-studded Hollywood, a blossoming romance between two talent agents grinds to a halt when their agencies merge and there's only enough room for one of them. Read full book review >
A SKY FULL OF STARS by Samantha Chase
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"A sweet romance that takes its time to court the reader: classic, thoughtful, and sometimes as lyrical as the stars."
An artist and an astronomer are brought together through admiration of the night sky's beauty. Read full book review >
ACTION  by Quinn Anderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2017

"This is a good pick for something sexy, but skip it if you're looking for substance."
Pete is living a double life. By day, he's himself—a boring, slightly awkward college student and barista. But on the weekends, he's Jaden, a sexy, confident porn star. Despite all this, he's stuck in a rut until he's cast to co-star with the sinfully gorgeous Kyle Darko in Heat Wave, which his director promises will be more cinematic than the work he's used to. Read full book review >
AN AMERICAN ODYSSEY by Cornelia Alley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2017

"A vivid, absorbing tale of Europe painfully shaking off the shackles of the past."
America becomes the endpoint of a European family's transgenerational journey through upheaval, religious persecution, and endless domestic labor in this debut historical novel. Read full book review >
WHITE HOT by Ilona Andrews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2017

"An enthralling paranormal romance from a master of the genre."
Private eye Nevada Baylor (Burn for Me, 2014) takes another case putting her in the path of Connor Rogan, and it soon becomes clear they've taken on some powerful enemies; Nevada may have to truly embrace her magic in order to save her family and fight for her happiness with the prickly mage. Read full book review >
THE GIRL WITH THE MAKE-BELIEVE HUSBAND by Julia Quinn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2017

"Quinn's fans will be grateful she's crossed the pond for this textured look at life in New York during the 1770s."
A young Englishwoman travels to New York during the Revolutionary War and ends up impulsively passing herself off as the wife of an injured officer. Read full book review >
FROM DUKE TILL DAWN by Eva Leigh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2017

"Leigh riffs on Pretty Woman to present a sympathetic portrait of a poor woman surviving through sheer will, but her novel doesn't have the charm of Julie Anne Long's To Love a Thief or the poignancy of Susanne Lord's Discovery of Desire."
Can love and chemistry transcend lies and class? That's the question a straight-laced aristocrat and a con woman must answer when fate puts them in each other's path a second time in the first of Leigh's (Temptations of a Wallflower, 2016, etc.) London Underground series. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >