Romance Book Reviews (page 9)

PUT A RING ON IT by Beth Kendrick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Kendrick brings her signature breezy style and witty charm to another poignant and romantic love story."
When her former fiance marries someone he's just met, a woman who's used to playing it safe throws caution to the wind on a visit to Black Dog Bay, the Delaware beach town deemed the best place in America to get over a breakup. Read full book review >
COLD-HEARTED RAKE by Lisa Kleypas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"A gratifying series starter from a not-to-be-missed romance author."
Inheriting an earldom riddled with debt, Devon Ravenel intends to sell everything off and sink back into his feckless life—until he sets foot on the land and feels the seductive pull of responsibility and meets the beautiful widow trying to hold everything together. Read full book review >

PERSUASION by Martina Boone
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Uneven but also atmospheric and packed with magic and mysteries. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Following Compulsion (2014), Barrie juggles future plans with handsome Eight while dealing with the possibility of ending the Colesworth curse.Read full book review >
Never Before by Tamara Herman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 17, 2015

"An unevenly written but often entertaining romantic story."
A young woman must open up and face her past when she meets the man of her dreams in this melodramatic debut romance. Read full book review >
Finding Justice by Diana Taylor Hart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2015

"A fast-paced, if uneven, mystery about protecting familial bonds."
A young woman, with the help of her family and friends, confronts past dangers and a new string of mysteries in Hart's (Moving On, 2013, etc.) latest installment of the Old Pueblo series.Read full book review >

Living Colorful Beauty by Jonathan Harnisch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A bluntly honest psychosexual odyssey."
A surrealistic psychological novel about one man's struggle to know his own mind. Read full book review >
SEE ME by Nicholas Sparks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"More of the same: Sparks has his recipe, and not a bit of it is missing here. It's the literary equivalent of high fructose corn syrup, stickily sweet but irresistible."
Sparks (The Longest Ride, 2013, etc.) serves up another heaping helping of sentimental Southern bodice-rippage. Read full book review >
LORD FENTON'S FOLLY  by Josi S. Kilpack
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A poignant Regency romance with subtle inspirational messages about the power of forgiveness and authenticity."
When Lord Fenton is forced to marry or face disinheritance, he follows his mother's advice and weds Alice Stanbridge, a family friend, but their match is full of conflict. Read full book review >
Green Eyes by Michael Ampersant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2015

"A somewhat entertaining, somewhat feckless, and definitely lubricious picaresque."
Tangled affairs and a murder plot hit a gay beachfront community in this rollicking, lightweight tale. Read full book review >
THE BOLLYWOOD BRIDE by Sonali Dev
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"A bright, beautiful gem."
When Bollywood star Ria Parkar returns to Chicago for her cousin's wedding after having been away for 10 years, she must face Vikram, the boy she abandoned, who believes she chose a life of wealth and fame over him. Read full book review >
TREASURED BY THURSDAY by Catherine Bybee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"A compelling and entertaining mix of sexy, complicated romance and menacing suspense."
After Gabi Masini rejects billionaire Hunter Blackwell as a client of her elite matchmaking service, he blackmails her into becoming his temporary wife, setting in motion a series of events that will endanger their lives and, to his surprise, his heart. Read full book review >
EVERYTHING I LEFT UNSAID by M. O'Keefe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Breathtaking and passionately intense—a must-read for erotic romance fans."
A woman on the run from her violent husband settles into a trailer in a North Carolina park and answers a cellphone left by the previous tenant, leading her into an erotic journey with the enigmatic man on the other end of the line. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Nancy Isenberg
author of WHITE TRASH
July 19, 2016

Poor Americans have existed from the time of the earliest British colonial settlement. They were alternately known as “waste people,” “offals,” “rubbish,” “lazy lubbers,” and “crackers.” By the 1850s, the downtrodden included so-called “clay eaters” and “sandhillers,” known for prematurely aged children distinguished by their yellowish skin, ragged clothing, and listless minds. Surveying political rhetoric and policy, popular literature and scientific theories over 400 years, in White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America, Nancy Isenberg upends assumptions about America’s supposedly class-free society––where liberty and hard work were meant to ensure real social mobility. Poor whites were central to the rise of the Republican Party in the early nineteenth century, and the Civil War itself was fought over class issues nearly as much as it was fought over slavery. “A riveting thesis supported by staggering research,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >