Romance Book Reviews (page 92)

GITANA by Beth M. James
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2013

"A well-paced, entertaining romance."
James' debut romanceoffers a story of heartbreak and new beginnings. Read full book review >
Where Others Stop and Turn by Barbara Goulter
ROMANCE
Released: March 9, 2013

"A well-crafted romance that will leave readers wondering until the last moment whether a happy ending is truly in the cards."
In her latest novel of romance and intrigue, Goulter (Giving a Damn About Scarlett, 2012) explores the realities of love and lust and whether love at first sight can last forever. Read full book review >

MATING INSTINCT by Katie Reus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 5, 2013

"A sexy, well-crafted paranormal romance that succeeds with smart characters and creative worldbuilding."
Lupine shifter Jayce Kazan left Kat Saburova in order to protect her from a perilous, immortal existence, despite his passion for her. Now that she's been turned, can he forgive himself for not being there when she needed him most, while keeping her safe from the people determined to kill them all? Read full book review >
SEEING IS BELIEVING by Erin McCarthy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 5, 2013

"A sexy, romantic love story with a light mystery that revolves around ghosts; both fun and tender."
Seeing ghosts is a so-called gift Piper Tucker could well do without and has caused her trouble for as long as she can remember; but when Brady, her childhood crush, comes back to town, sexual sparks fly between them, causing real-time tension and long-dead restless spirits to demand some modern-day satisfaction. Read full book review >
THE BEST MAN by Kristan Higgins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"Another sweet, touching must-read for Higgins fans and anyone who enjoys a perfect combination of humor and romance."
When Faith Holland was abandoned at the altar three years ago, she left her hometown for San Francisco to regroup; coming home to Manningsport, she'll have to confront her past and Levi Cooper, the disturbingly handsome chief of police she blames for ruining her life. Read full book review >

HIP CHECK by Deirdre  Martin
ROMANCE
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A sexy, successful contemporary romance, with chemistry, heat and a feel-good, affecting happy-ever-after ending that its intended audience will approve."
Bad-boy pro-hockey player Esa Saari lives for hockey and not much else, and he doesn't see why becoming the guardian of his niece has to change things—no matter what the cute-but-demanding nanny has to say about it or how much she's getting under his skin. Read full book review >
THE DARK LADY by Máire Claremont
ROMANCE
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Not perfect, but in general, an intense, compelling read with a rewarding 'good conquers evil' ending."
Despite his best intentions, Lord Ian Blake has failed to keep either of his childhood best friends safe; now Hamilton is dead and beyond salvation, but Ian will do everything in his power to save Eva—Hamilton's widow and Ian's first love—from the asylum she's locked up in and from the dangerous people determined to keep her there. Read full book review >
A DUKE NEVER YIELDS by Juliana Gray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Bright, witty dialogue and superb characterization are the backbones of a fun, intricate historical storyline, and you may at turns laugh out loud and wipe your eyes at this couple's entertaining, tender path to their happily ever after."
When Abigail Harewood—sexually innocent yet effervescently determined to live life to the fullest—decides to take a lover, she sets her sights on notorious rake the Duke of Wallingford, who has just resolved on a year of chastity and sober living. Read full book review >
GOING UNDER by Lauren Dane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A thought-provoking, creative paranormal scenario coupled with a sexy, intelligent love story make this book an absorbing success."
When Molly Ryan is "outed" as a witch and ousted from the PR firm she built from the ground up, she takes her skills to the powerful Clan Owen, where it's Gage Garrity's job to keep her safe; but as anti-Other sentiment rises and violence escalates, Molly and Gage realize the stakes are getting higher—and passion is growing. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"At moments heart-wrenching, at moments comedic, at all times entertaining and satisfying, this book deserves a read if you're a romance fan."
When Lady Philippa Marbury realizes she is headed into marriage and marital intimacy without the appropriate knowledge, she does what any proper woman of science should do—research; and who better to approach as a resource than Mr. Cross, the most notorious rake in London? Read full book review >
CRAZY THING CALLED LOVE by Molly O'Keefe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"An intense, heartwarming winner."
The last thing popular morning news show host Madelyn Cornish wants to do is revisit her past, especially her volatile marriage to infamous NHL bad-boy Billy Wilkins 14 years ago—but Billy's in Dallas now, and her producer's dead set on a "celebrity makeover" to redeem the sexy hockey superstar. Read full book review >
DESIRE AND RED WINE by Victoria Norvaisa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 24, 2013

"An illuminating fictional glimpse into the experiences of Lithuanian nationals in the turbulent 20th century."
A tale of love and infidelity stretches from early 1900s Europe to postwar America. 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 >