Romance Book Reviews (page 9)

INTERBOROUGH by Santino Hassell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 24, 2016

"A realistic return to a rocky romance that explores the challenges and joys of maintaining a long-term relationship."
A relationship-in-trouble romance between opposites who still attract in one of New York City's gay communities. Read full book review >
PERFECTLY CHARMING by Liz Talley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"A sweet, grown-up romance with a delightful mashup of fun and dysfunction."
When a divorcée takes an out-of-town job in Pensacola, the last thing she expects is to run into an old nerdy classmate—and he's totally hot now. Read full book review >

A STUDY IN SCARLET WOMEN by Sherry Thomas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"For fans of etiquette-flouting heroines who desire truth while being true to their desires—gastronomic, romantic, and cerebral."
What if the word's most famous (and eccentric) Victorian detective were a young gentlewoman in the midst of a scandal? Read full book review >
CAN'T HELP FALLING by Kara Isaac
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Though the romantic sparks never take off, this novel might be worth a try for fans of Narnia and romance."
Isaac (Close to You, 2016) follows up her Tolkien-obsessed debut with a second novel, for fans of C.S. Lewis. Read full book review >
TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS by Debbie Macomber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Another heartwarming seasonal Macomber tale, which fans will find as bright and cozy as a blazing fire on Christmas Eve."
Friendly Julia Padden can't stand her grumpy neighbor, Cain Maddox, but when her best friend goads her to kill him with kindness for the Christmas season, both their lives begin to change for the better—until he discovers she's chronicling the experiment on a blog. Read full book review >

TO LOVE A TEXAS RANGER by Linda Broday
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"An appealing story idea with sluggish and disappointing execution."
After narrowly escaping death, Sam Legend boards a train back to his family's ranch but, on the journey, is embroiled in a woman's escape from brutal captors and helped by an enigmatic ally he's not sure he can trust. Read full book review >
HERO IN THE HIGHLANDS by Suzanne Enoch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A thrilling and sexy story about the joy that can be found in doing one's duty."
A career soldier inherits a dukedom and a crumbling Scottish castle. When he travels there to confront the recalcitrant steward, he is unexpectedly captivated by both the place and the steward's sister. Read full book review >
THE SHERIFFS OF SAVAGE WELLS by Sarah M. Eden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A clever, entertaining romance, especially recommended for readers who prefer a chaste storyline without an overtly religious message."
When small town Savage Wells aims to hire a sheriff, the competition includes a legendary lawman and the woman who's been thanklessly doing the job for months. Read full book review >
THE TROUBLE WITH MISTLETOE by Jill Shalvis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A sexy Shalvis read that fans will love."
When a contractor needs someone to care for his inherited cat, he turns to the neighborhood pet-store owner, not realizing that the two have an unfortunate shared past or that she just may be the future he's never admitted he's looking for. Read full book review >
THE PERKS OF LOVING A SCOUNDREL by Jennifer McQuiston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A surprising, readable story about healing, forgiveness, and trust."
A bookish young woman and a degenerate ex-soldier team up to foil an assassination plot in Victorian England, falling in love in the process. Read full book review >
HOLIDAY TEMPTATION by Donna Hill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A sweet, sexy, and satisfying trio of novellas."
Professional women at personal crossroads find love in three contemporary holiday romances. Read full book review >
DO YOU WANT TO START A SCANDAL by Tessa Dare
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A gratifying romance despite some flaws."
When she tries to warn a marquess to stay away from her at a house party where they'll be guests for the next two weeks—because she knows her mother will try to set them up in some embarrassing way—Charlotte Highwood winds up compromised. In trying to prove her innocence, she falls in love with the man, who's sworn he'll never love anyone. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Brad Parks
author of SAY NOTHING
March 7, 2017

In Brad Parks’ new thriller Say Nothing, judge Scott Sampson doesn’t brag about having a perfect life, but the evidence is clear: a prestigious job. A beloved family. On an ordinary Wednesday afternoon, he is about to pick up his six-year-old twins to go swimming when his wife, Alison, texts him that she’ll get the kids from school instead. It’s not until she gets home later that Scott realizes she doesn’t have the children. And she never sent the text. Then the phone rings, and every parent’s most chilling nightmare begins. A man has stolen Sam and Emma. For Scott and Alison, the kidnapper’s call is only the beginning of a twisting, gut-churning ordeal of blackmail, deceit, and terror; a high-profile trial like none the judge or his wife has ever experienced. Their marriage falters. Suspicions and long-buried jealousies rise to the surface. Fractures appear. Lies are told. “The nerve-shredding never lets up for a minute as Parks picks you up by the scruff of the neck, shakes you vigorously, and repeats over and over again till a climax so harrowing that you’ll be shaking with gratitude that it’s finally over,” our critic writes in a starred review. View video >