Romance Book Reviews (page 8)

Wishing on the Water by Elizabeth York
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015

"Dramatic and twisty but full of plot holes; plus, the writer heroine isn't very writerly."
After her fiance dies, a woman tries to start over elsewhere, but a visit home stirs up both unresolved passion and new danger in this romance/thriller novel. Read full book review >
Like a Bird by Laurie Varga
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2015

"Frequently sexual if not always sensual; those entranced by such a libertine setup will be eager to see how it all plays out."
From debut author Varga comes a dark romance novel about a reclusive investor and the two women who command his attention. Read full book review >

A DUKE BUT NO GENTLEMAN by Alexandra Hawkins
ROMANCE
Released: June 30, 2015

"The book is full of tiresome inconsistencies and weak-willed characters, but readers who enjoy dark sex scenes may find it entertaining."
Two Georgian-era noblemen, a duke and a marquess, spur each other to ever greater depths of depravity, until the duke falls in love with one of their victims. Read full book review >
CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE by Beth K. Vogt
ROMANCE
Released: June 30, 2015

"A touching inspirational romance that weaves faith and love together in a convincing and heartfelt way."
When Vanessa Hollister reluctantly heads back to the town where she spent her senior year of high school to plan her wedding, she runs headlong into the past she's spent a decade trying to forget—namely, her ex-husband, Logan. Read full book review >
The Perfect Bargain by Julia London
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 2015

"Despite a rocky start and some underdeveloped secondary characters, this is a quick, entertaining beach read packed with delightful dialogue and plenty of laughs."
London (The Scoundrel and the Debutante, 2015, etc.), writing as Jessa McAdams, fashions a light, contemporary romance novel centered on a high-class, stubborn American girl and a down-to-earth, equally stubborn Scottish man.Read full book review >

A NEW HOPE by Robyn Carr
ROMANCE
Released: June 30, 2015

"Fans will be delighted to get back to Thunder Point and another poignant romance."
After a horrible introduction, Matt Lacoumette makes amends to Ginger Dysart and the two become fast friends—before realizing they might be perfect for each other. Read full book review >
EVER AFTER by Jude Deveraux
ROMANCE
Released: June 30, 2015

"This sexy, lighthearted romp brings the series to a satisfying close."
Deveraux (For All Time, 2014, etc.) saves the best for last in the final installment of the Nantucket Brides trilogy, in which a physical therapist rehabilitates a wounded military veteran in a haunted house.Read full book review >
The Average Girl by Angelina Goode
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2015

"An adorably sweet Tinseltown romance, perfect for a day at the LA beach."
Lighthearted fiction about a woman who gets paid to help regular people meet famous people in seemingly chance encounters. Read full book review >
RELIGION
Released: June 22, 2015

"A surprisingly winning long-distance love story."
The story of a Christian relationship, revealed in a series of letters. Read full book review >
GREY by E L James
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 18, 2015

"Die-hard fans might argue this gives us something new, but it doesn't—and it's boring."
Fifty Shades of Grey, from Christian's perspective. Read full book review >
Candidate  by Tracy Ewens
ROMANCE
Released: June 12, 2015

"A fluffy romance with a happy ending that will satisfy even the stodgiest political analyst."
Love and politics make uncomfortable bedfellows in Ewens' (Premiere: A Love Story, 2014, etc.) latest romantic caper. Read full book review >
ONLY A PROMISE by Mary Balogh
ROMANCE
Released: June 9, 2015

"An elegant, romantic exploration of the trauma of war and the healing power of love."
Fighting Napoleon, Ralph Stockwood suffered devastating loss and now feels dead inside, but as the sole heir to a dukedom, he needs a wife; when a family friend suggests they marry, she seems as good a choice as any, since love is off the table. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Fernanda Santos
author of THE FIRE LINE
May 17, 2016

When a bolt of lightning ignited a hilltop in the sleepy town of Yarnell, Arizona, in June 2013, setting off a blaze that would grow into one of the deadliest fires in American history, the 20 men who made up the Granite Mountain Hotshots sprang into action. New York Times writer Fernanda Santos’ debut book The Fire Line is the story of the fire and the Hotshots’ attempts to extinguish it. An elite crew trained to combat the most challenging wildfires, the Hotshots were a ragtag family, crisscrossing the American West and wherever else the fires took them. There's Eric Marsh, their devoted and demanding superintendent who turned his own personal demons into lessons he used to mold, train and guide his crew; Jesse Steed, their captain, a former Marine, a beast on the fire line and a family man who wasn’t afraid to say “I love you” to the firemen he led; Andrew Ashcraft, a team leader still in his 20s who struggled to balance his love for his beautiful wife and four children and his passion for fighting wildfires. We see this band of brothers at work, at play and at home, until a fire that burned in their own backyards leads to a national tragedy. View video >