Romance Book Reviews (page 8)

Paradise Recovered by Timothy Spar
ROMANCE
Released: Aug. 12, 2016

"A funny, heartwarming introduction to a heaven-watched town."
A widower and widow, both pastors touched by tragedy, find new love and faith together in this first of a planned angel-themed romance series. Read full book review >
TAILORED FOR TROUBLE by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"An interesting concept and a strong start but ultimately disappointing."
After a billionaire causes a human resources specialist to lose her job when she calls him out for being a jerk, he hires her as a consultant. She never expects to fall in love with him. Read full book review >

HARD RULES  by Lisa Renee Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Angst-y, sexy contemporary romance with big emotional and financial stakes set against the backdrop of two dynamic families. Sure to leave readers desperate for the next installment."
First in a new contemporary romance series that brings together two powerful families on opposing sides of the law. Read full book review >
RECKLESS IN TEXAS by Kari Lynn Dell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A sexy, engaging romance set in the captivating world of rodeo."
When rodeo contractor Violet Jacobs hires a relatively obscure bullfighter for a short contract and gets superstar Joe Cassidy instead, she's blindsided by the blazing attraction that flares between them but intimidated by all the differences she's convinced will keep them apart. Read full book review >
AS RICH AS A ROGUE  by Jade Lee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A diverting read."
The daughter of a wealthy businessman always clashes with a young nobleman when they meet. Do they hate each other, or is it love? Read full book review >

MUST LOVE WIENERS by Casey Griffin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A delightfully adorable mystery-romance with a well-planned plot. And dogs!"
A veterinary student and a CEO toe the line between business and pleasure as they juggle work, play, and their dachshunds, all while trying to figure out who is threatening a beloved animal rescue center. Read full book review >
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 >
Kirkus Interview
Clinton Kelly
January 9, 2017

Bestselling author and television host Clinton Kelly’s memoir I Hate Everyone Except You is a candid, deliciously snarky collection of essays about his journey from awkward kid to slightly-less-awkward adult. Clinton Kelly is probably best known for teaching women how to make their butts look smaller. But in I Hate Everyone, Except You, he reveals some heretofore-unknown secrets about himself, like that he’s a finicky connoisseur of 1980s pornography, a disillusioned critic of New Jersey’s premier water parks, and perhaps the world’s least enthused high-school commencement speaker. Whether he’s throwing his baby sister in the air to jumpstart her cheerleading career or heroically rescuing his best friend from death by mud bath, Clinton leaps life’s social hurdles with aplomb. With his signature wit, he shares his unique ability to navigate the stickiest of situations, like deciding whether it’s acceptable to eat chicken wings with a fork on live television (spoiler: it’s not). “A thoroughly light and entertaining memoir,” our critic writes. View video >