Romance Book Reviews (page 9)

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 >
The Angel of the Mansion by Victoria Rich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 29, 2016

"A thrilling gothic-romance novel that melds family secrets, magic, and marriage—with room for a sequel, of course."
A young aspiring model becomes embroiled in supernatural family dynamics in Rich's debut paranormal romance. Read full book review >

WHERE THE WILD THINGS BITE by Molly Harper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016

"This series has gotten more appealing over time and will satisfy readers looking to bite into a paranormal romance flavored generously with dashes of humor."
A hypochondriac researcher, a vampire, and an unwashed pilot walk into a plane—and high jinks ensue in the remote Kentucky woods. Read full book review >
REPRESSED  by Elisabeth Naughton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016

"Solid romantic suspense by a writer talented enough at weaving a yarn to get her readers ensnared in it."
Samantha Parker, a chemistry teacher, and Ethan McClane, a therapist, are attracted to one another right away, but they're both harboring deeply buried secrets. Circumstance has found both of them back in small, rural Hidden Falls, but is it fate that brought them together? Read full book review >
DON'T TEMPT ME by Lori Foster
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016

"Foster's loyal fans might be satisfied with this effort, but they deserve better."
It's lust at first sight and a double romance in this new novel of neighbors helping neighbors by the prolific Foster (Fighting Dirty, 2016, etc.). Read full book review >

WHY DO DUKES FALL IN LOVE? by Megan Frampton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016

"A conventional Regency tale of two delightfully unconventional lovers."
Sleeping with the boss has never seemed so appealing. Read full book review >
TOP TO BOTTOM by Delphine Dryden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2016

"A racy story of love, honesty, and the willingness to lose control."
Personal trainer Amie (or Mistress Amie, as she is known by the people in her town's kink community) has her life all figured out, until her ex Dru shows up and throws everything out of whack. Read full book review >
Dust by Mandy Harbin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 16, 2016

"A fast-paced tale with dynamic protagonists and a healthy dollop of suspense."
A chance encounter leads to an opportunity for two college students to heal past emotional wounds in Harbin's (Surrounded by Woods, 2016, etc.) contemporary romance.Read full book review >
THE SAPPHIRE AFFAIR by Lauren Blakely
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"A steamy tropical romp with an adequate amount of suspense."
A tour operator and a bounty hunter decide to team up when they find themselves searching for the same treasure. Read full book review >
HOTTEST MESS by J. Kenner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"The taboo here, a brother-sister romance, isn't the most offensive part. It's the overly complicated plot and nearly nonsensical depiction of trauma and sexual violence."
Dallas and Jane are foster brother and sister, raised together since age 5. When they were teenagers, they were kidnapped and tortured together. If they started out being attracted to one another, the trauma bonded them further…much further. Read full book review >
THE SAPPHIRE AFFAIR  by Lauren Blakely
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"Blakely tackles a heist novel that's heavier on sex and hyped-up mistrust than on true emotional conflict, but a fun story, upscale beach setting, and sizzling chemistry mean that fans likely won't care. The cliffhanger ending will keep them coming back for more."
Steph Anderson has come to the Cayman Islands for business and personal reasons, but meeting Jake Harlowe, a sexy fortune hunter, embroils her in a search for lost diamonds that has her questioning old alliances and wondering if she can trust Jake—with her secrets or her heart. Read full book review >
The Governess by Victoria Capper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"An evocative but predictable romance."
A shy young woman finds romance and adventure when she becomes a governess in the Australian Outback in this sequel. 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 >