Romance Book Reviews (page 81)

Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Bright, witty dialogue and superb characterization are the backbones of a fun, intricate historical storyline, and you may at turns laugh out loud and wipe your eyes at this couple's entertaining, tender path to their happily ever after."
When Abigail Harewood—sexually innocent yet effervescently determined to live life to the fullest—decides to take a lover, she sets her sights on notorious rake the Duke of Wallingford, who has just resolved on a year of chastity and sober living. Read full book review >
GOING UNDER by Lauren Dane
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A thought-provoking, creative paranormal scenario coupled with a sexy, intelligent love story make this book an absorbing success."
When Molly Ryan is "outed" as a witch and ousted from the PR firm she built from the ground up, she takes her skills to the powerful Clan Owen, where it's Gage Garrity's job to keep her safe; but as anti-Other sentiment rises and violence escalates, Molly and Gage realize the stakes are getting higher—and passion is growing. Read full book review >

Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"At moments heart-wrenching, at moments comedic, at all times entertaining and satisfying, this book deserves a read if you're a romance fan."
When Lady Philippa Marbury realizes she is headed into marriage and marital intimacy without the appropriate knowledge, she does what any proper woman of science should do—research; and who better to approach as a resource than Mr. Cross, the most notorious rake in London? Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"An intense, heartwarming winner."
The last thing popular morning news show host Madelyn Cornish wants to do is revisit her past, especially her volatile marriage to infamous NHL bad-boy Billy Wilkins 14 years ago—but Billy's in Dallas now, and her producer's dead set on a "celebrity makeover" to redeem the sexy hockey superstar. Read full book review >
DESIRE AND RED WINE by Victoria Norvaisa
Released: Jan. 24, 2013

"An illuminating fictional glimpse into the experiences of Lithuanian nationals in the turbulent 20th century."
A tale of love and infidelity stretches from early 1900s Europe to postwar America. Read full book review >

DREAMSPINNER by Lynn Kurland
Released: Dec. 31, 2012

"An intriguing, delightful romantic fantasy with epic fairy-tale elements; fascinating, well-drawn characters and vibrant descriptions of magical situations and locations reinforce a vivid, enchanting narrative."
Aisling, a weaver's apprentice, meets Rùnach, a simple soldier, on a quest to find a swordsman to save her homeland; but even sheltered Aisling can see that Rùnach is more than he pretends, and the more time she spends with him, the more she realizes that the world is not as she's been told—and neither is she. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 31, 2012

"Ashley integrates high-stakes romance, scorching sensuality and moments of taut suspense into a powerful, compelling story that is both breathtaking and sweet."
When Juliana St. John is stranded at the altar, her first love, Elliot McBride, steps in to save the day; little does she know Elliot has high hopes that Juliana can save him. Read full book review >
WHY SHE LEFT US by David Dennis
Released: Nov. 28, 2012

"Brutal romance occasionally marred by melodrama, bringing to life a tormented family of women and their men."
An explosive family of three young sisters and their promiscuous mother descends into suicide and murder in this dark romance told by multiple narrators. Read full book review >
Melody of Solace by Neil Edwards
Released: Nov. 19, 2012

"A fresh take on paranormal romance."
A dead teenager must complete three tests if she wants to return to life—and her beloved girlfriend—in this supernatural romance for young adults. Read full book review >
The Journal by Matthew DeRiso
Released: Oct. 20, 2012

"A misty-eyed paean to traditional romantic bliss."
A man searches for true love, as told through a year of journal entries. Read full book review >
SAVING GRACE by Pamela  Fagan Hutchins
Released: Sept. 24, 2012

"A lively romantic mystery that will likely leave readers eagerly awaiting a sequel."
In Hutchins' (The Clark Kent Chronicles, 2012, etc.) debut novel, a Dallas attorney leaves her troubled career and love life behind to investigate her parents' deaths in the Virgin Islands. Read full book review >
Secrets of the Red Box by Vickie Hall
Released: Sept. 19, 2012

"A love-at-first-sight romance livened up by a complicated heroine and engaging historical detail."
In Hall's (Journey of Promise, 2013, etc.) romance/thriller, a woman with an unhappy past starts over in 1945 Nebraska. 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 >