Romance Book Reviews (page 83)

AND THEN SHE FELL by Stephanie Laurens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 26, 2013

"With witty, authentic dialogue, great writing and characters, and a charming story of two people forced to look more closely at something that's been there all along, the romance in this book is potent and winning and generally overcomes the slightly shaky core of its suspense elements."
When Henrietta Cynster steps in to prevent a friend from marrying James Glossup, her brother's best friend, she feels honor-bound to help him find a bride; she doesn't expect to become one herself. Read full book review >
AND THE MISS RAN AWAY WITH THE RAKE by Elizabeth Boyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 26, 2013

"The book charms and entertains, and the hook is unique and fun, earning a few extra points for originality: a good bet for historical romance fans."
When his nephew puts a lovelorn ad in the paper on his behalf as a prank, Lord Henry Seldon never expects to find someone he might consider his soul mate; unfortunately, she's a Dale, sworn enemies of the Seldons. Read full book review >

THE HANDBOOK TO HANDLING HIS LORDSHIP by Suzanne Enoch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 26, 2013

"A nicely crafted romance that brings a spy novel sensibility to a damsel-in-distress fugitive trope, with entertaining and rewarding results."
When Nate Stokes, the Earl of Westfall, is hired to track down a murderess, he knows immediately there is more to the story than he's been told, but he never expects that hunting down the clues will turn his life—and his heart—upside down. Read full book review >
SECRETS OF A RUNAWAY BRIDE by Valerie Bowman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 26, 2013

"A fun, delightful yet emotionally poignant late-Regency romance which succeeds on every level."
Annie Andrews is young, headstrong and determined to marry Mr. Arthur Eggleston; Jordan Holloway, Earl of Ashbourne, is a confirmed bachelor, best friend to Annie's new brother-in-law and determined to stop her. Read full book review >
WHAT TEARS US APART by Deborah Cloyed
ROMANCE
Released: March 26, 2013

"Despite some flaws, a courageous romance that reminds us that many of our problems are of the first-world variety, and how lucky we are for it."
An American heiress volunteers for a month at an orphanage in the slums of Nairobi and falls in love while having to navigate political, racial and ethnic tensions. Read full book review >

LYDIA by Brian Willson
ROMANCE
Released: March 24, 2013

"A subtle love story that rewards patient readers with its quiet charms."
In this supernatural love story, when Ed Austin purchases a 200-year-old farm in Maine, it comes with a ghost that may haunt him in all the right ways. Read full book review >
DAWN IN A TIMID SKY by Linda LaMura McFadden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2013

"Big, brash and full of passion and warmth."
This "Italian /American Gone With the Wind" is an epic drama of romantic, filial and patriotic love played out over two centuries in two equally troubled nations. Read full book review >
HIGHLANDER MOST WANTED by Maya Banks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 19, 2013

"Lush emotionalism, compelling characters and a moving storyline will win romance fans."
When Scottish warrior Bowen Montgomery enters an enemy keep, he is surprised to find that the bravest person there is a mistreated captive of the clan, and the more he learns about the compelling, wounded Genevieve McInnis, the more sure he is that he's met his match—and his mate. Read full book review >
GITANA by Beth M. James
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2013

"A well-paced, entertaining romance."
James' debut romanceoffers a story of heartbreak and new beginnings. Read full book review >
Where Others Stop and Turn by Barbara Goulter
ROMANCE
Released: March 9, 2013

"A well-crafted romance that will leave readers wondering until the last moment whether a happy ending is truly in the cards."
In her latest novel of romance and intrigue, Goulter (Giving a Damn About Scarlett, 2012) explores the realities of love and lust and whether love at first sight can last forever. Read full book review >
MATING INSTINCT by Katie Reus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 5, 2013

"A sexy, well-crafted paranormal romance that succeeds with smart characters and creative worldbuilding."
Lupine shifter Jayce Kazan left Kat Saburova in order to protect her from a perilous, immortal existence, despite his passion for her. Now that she's been turned, can he forgive himself for not being there when she needed him most, while keeping her safe from the people determined to kill them all? Read full book review >
SEEING IS BELIEVING by Erin McCarthy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 5, 2013

"A sexy, romantic love story with a light mystery that revolves around ghosts; both fun and tender."
Seeing ghosts is a so-called gift Piper Tucker could well do without and has caused her trouble for as long as she can remember; but when Brady, her childhood crush, comes back to town, sexual sparks fly between them, causing real-time tension and long-dead restless spirits to demand some modern-day satisfaction. 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 >