Romance Book Reviews (page 90)

CHRONICLES OF EL DANDY/LA FREAK DELUXE by Brandon Coleman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 23, 2012

"A fast-paced series of sexual romps featuring a main character who lives up to his moniker."
Coleman's erotic debut novel concerns a particularly freaky love doctor. Read full book review >
A DEAL WITH GOD by Michael  Haden
ROMANCE
Released: Nov. 17, 2011

"A well-intentioned but uneven what-if fantasy."
An obedient woman saves a motherless child from a dark fate in this Christian romance novel. Read full book review >

ROMANCE
Released: Nov. 14, 2011

"A well-crafted tale of passion, loss and the dangers of obsession."
Trace the curved line between love and obsession in this steamy novel. Read full book review >
Pale Diamonds by Diane Hunt Stockmar
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 29, 2011

"Thriller fans should anticipate a considerable amount of canoodling, but most will find the protagonist appealing."
In Stockmar's latest thriller-romance (Merlin's Triumph, 2012, etc.), Beau Donahue tries to play matchmaker for her songwriter friend, Melly, who may be targeted for murder. Read full book review >
TWO WEDDINGS by Farin Powell
ROMANCE
Released: Sept. 16, 2011

"A tale of motherly manipulation in which unanswered prayers on earth mirror the unanswered questions that remain, even in heaven."
Powell's debut novel, the story of two couples searching for love and forgiveness, begins, ironically, with two funerals. Read full book review >

AMBER'S AMBITIONS by Janice I. Meissner
ROMANCE
Released: May 25, 2011

"Meissner attempts to create a believable, determined protagonist, but the lack of conflict and convenient plot devices keep Amber's tale from resonating."
A romance about a determined young woman and her life's goals. Read full book review >
ROMANCE
Released: Feb. 7, 2011

"A lusty, lightweight romp."
An earl's wife kidnaps and seduces a duke, only to fall in love with him. Read full book review >
THE NUMBERS MAN by Pat  Muir
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"A companionable but often dull account of romantic travails."
A romantic comedy that details the internet dating exploits of a newly single writer. Read full book review >
SCARLET NIGHTS by Jude Deveraux
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 3, 2010

"Bodice-ripping romance is coupled with all the suspense of a Scooby-Doo episode."
The third in bestselling Deveraux's Edilean series (Days of Gold, 2009, etc.) offers a dashing detective, a spunky heroine and a town with old secrets. Read full book review >
MASKS by Patricia Caviglia
ROMANCE
Released: July 8, 2010

"Shines thanks to a convincing teen romance that brings out the best in both characters."
A teenage girl becomes caught between her controlling father and her desire for a normal life in this debut YA novella. Read full book review >
The Arrangement by Wayne McFall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 10, 2010

"An underdeveloped romance about a pilot that ultimately fails to take flight."
In McFall's debut novel, a free-spirited woman and a mild-mannered man fall in love and try to make their marriage work, despite a host of obstacles. Read full book review >
MY DEAR CLOCHARD by A Elio  Borme
ROMANCE
Released: March 8, 2010

"Despite being ambitiously dismissive of conventional literary forms, this tale about a talented vagrant remains a rambling, tedious read."
In this philosophically charged debut novel, two lovers separated for decades meet by chance in Paris and rekindle their romance. 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 >