Romance Book Reviews (page 81)

TIME FOR ME TO COME HOME by Dorothy Shackleford
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Nothing great or earth shattering, but a sweet, if clichéd, romantic Christmas tale that will warm some hearts. Fans of country star Blake Shelton and his author-mother take note."
A country music star finishes a tour in New York City and is summoned home to Oklahoma for Christmas by his mother, but to get there, he'll face a string of travel disasters and meet a fellow voyager who just might be the woman of his dreams. Read full book review >
DEVILISHLY WICKED by Kathy Love
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"A little silly but ultimately, a lighthearted and entertaining, sexy romantic romp."
Demon Tristan McIntyre has led a successful coup to get the job of top editor at HOT! magazine, as well as being the leader of an underworld takeover of the soulless fashion industry-if only he can stop getting distracted by Georgia, his lush, delightful personal assistant. Read full book review >

PELICAN POINT by Donna Kauffman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"A light romance with a touch of heat, a pinch of intensity and a dash of mysterious small-town magic."
Renowned lighthouse expert Alex MacFarland has come to Blueberry Cove, Maine, to renovate and heal; sexy lighthouse owner Logan McCrae is resistant to change, but the interfering community may be what they both need to find peace—and each other. Read full book review >
DARK WITCH by Nora Roberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Magical, romantic, compelling and appealing—Roberts at her best."
Seven hundred fifty years after an evil sorcerer attacks the Dark Witch Sorcha and leaves her children orphans, he comes back, and her descendants must depend on magic, friendship and love to repel him. Read full book review >
THE SUM OF ALL KISSES by Julia Quinn
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Charmingly romantic, with compelling edges of dark conflict and sexual tension."
Sarah Pleinsworth and Hugh Prentice have good reasons for disliking each other, so neither expects the attraction that springs up when they're forced to spend time together; however, there are a wealth of secrets and obstacles they must overcome to win happiness. Read full book review >

THE PILOT by Victoria Winters
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 28, 2013

"An ultimately uninvolving love story."
True love repeatedly rescues a lost soul in this thin debut romance. Read full book review >
CAPTIVE by A.D. Robertson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"Engaging and intense—though with sexual overtones that never quite bridge into the eroticism it hints at—the book is an intriguing, sexy read."
Sarah, a young soldier in the Witches War, is captured on a reconnaissance mission after trying to learn the secrets held in an enemy stronghold, but Tristan, the noble Keeper who lives there, is ultimately captivated by her. Read full book review >
SUGAR by Jenna Jameson
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 21, 2013

"Tarr and Jameson create an engaging, touching, blazing hot story that packs a lot of sex, action and emotion."
A retiring adult entertainment icon leaves Los Angeles for New York City to take care of her sick best friend and winds up in a sexy new relationship that ultimately makes her yearn for more. Read full book review >
SECRET SHARED by L. Marie Adeline
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Sort of sexy, but disappointing overall."
Cassie volunteers to support S.E.C.R.E.T, the covert society in New Orleans that helps women overcome personal and relationship issues by acquainting them with the liberating possibilities of sexual fantasy, and introduces Dauphine to the mystery and adventure. Read full book review >
BRIDGET JONES: MAD ABOUT THE BOY by Helen Fielding
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Not as rich as Fielding's first two Bridget Jones books. Bridget's fans will want it anyway. When Fielding is funny, she's very funny."
Fielding brings back beloved single lady Bridget Jones (Bridget Jones's Diary, 1998; Bridget Jones: the Edge of Reason, 2000). Read full book review >
STARRY NIGHT by Debbie Macomber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"Typical Macomber holiday romantic fare: short and sweet and as much a part of the season for some readers as cookies and candy canes."
Chicago society-page columnist Carrie Slayton wants to find and interview reclusive author Finn Dalton to prove her credibility as a real journalist; she doesn't expect to fall in love with him, jeopardizing both her heart and her career. Read full book review >
JUST A LITTLE MIRACLE by D. J. Irwin
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 7, 2013

"A familiar boy-meets-girl romance with a trouble-free storyline that may find many fans."
A traditional, uplifting debut romance novel about a widow who finds love again. 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 >