Romance Book Reviews (page 9)

BLAME IT ON THE DUKE by Lenora Bell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2017

"A historical romance as tantalizing as the Kama Sutra epigraphs at the beginning of each chapter."
One gamble leads to another. Read full book review >
LAST SUMMER AT EDEN by Christina Hergenrader
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2017

"An amusing, romantic, and uplifting YA tale."
In Hergenrader's (Love Rules, 2016, etc.) YAnovel, a young woman becomes the summer director at a Christian summer camp that seems to be on its last legs.Read full book review >

THE OTHER SIDE OF ANGER by Courtney Lea
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2017

"A solid romance with thrills, sex, and plenty of Southern charm."
In Lea's debut romance novel, an emotionally damaged chef and a reclusive carpenter fall for each other while dealing with fallout from their pasts. Read full book review >
HOPELESS ROMANTIC by Francis Gideon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2017

"A timely queer romance that has a little bit for everyone—John Hughes references, quotes from Hegel and Marx, and obnoxious friends who turn out to be nice Canadians after all."
Love defies the categories and labels of gender identity and desire in this new-adult romance between two people looking for happily-ever-after. Read full book review >
ARKANSAS SUMMER by Anne Moose
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 9, 2017

"An often powerful novel about courage and integrity in the face of hate."
In this gripping novel of romance and social consciousness, a white California teenager encounters the effects of racial prejudice in the segregated South of the 1950s. Read full book review >

WILD RIDE by Julie A. Walker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"A high-octane romantic suspense novel with heart-pounding intrigue and a heart-twisting love story."
A wounded covert operative who, along with his colleagues, uses a custom motorcycle shop as a cover falls in love with a reporter who's convinced he's up to no good just as she gets on the wrong side of some true villains. Read full book review >
I DARED THE DUKE by Anna Bennett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"Bennett brings new life to traditional Regency stories and characters."
A savage duke meets a wallflower who won't wilt. Read full book review >
A FARE TO REMEMBER by Opal Carew
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"Not stellar, but it gets the job done."
A New York cabbie has an uncharacteristic sexual encounter with a wealthy client, leading her on an unexpected erotic journey that might end in an out-of-the-box happily-ever-after. Read full book review >
SOMEBODY'S BABY by Donna Alward
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"A cute romance about how messy—and ultimately rewarding—love can be."
A lovable dog brings two lonely souls together in Book 3 of Alward's (Someone to Love, 2017, etc.) Darling, VT series. Read full book review >
BACK TO YOUR LOVE by Kianna Alexander
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"While the plot is interesting, the execution disappoints."
High school sweethearts run into each other 10 years later and sparks fly. Read full book review >
EVER MY LOVE  by Lynn Kurland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"A vacation in the Scottish Highlands with a handsome stranger and no cellphone is, in itself, a dream come true. With Kurland's wit and flair, it's a romantic escape for the ages."
A world traveler meets a time traveler in the 21st century and follows him back to medieval Scotland. Read full book review >
MICHAEL, IS IT TRUE by Lisa Lahti
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"An intricately plotted exploration of teen parenthood that moves like a thriller."
A young couple must navigate the challenges and temptations of adulthood and marriage in Lahti's debut novel. 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 >