Romance Book Reviews

THE ONE YOU CAN'T FORGET by Roni Loren
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2018

"Loren's second title in a series that revolves around survivors of a high school shooting (The Ones Who Got Away, 2018) maintains the complexity and emotional intensity that earned the first book huge acclaim but never loses its way as a sexy, captivating romance."
Divorce attorney Rebecca Lindt has a demanding job and emotional baggage; she's aiming for partner in her father's firm and helping on his election campaign. Getting involved with the has-been chef she helped ruin is not a good idea even if he's smart, sexy, and just what she needs. Read full book review >
THE FIRST TIME AT FIRELIGHT FALLS by Julie Anne Long
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 29, 2018

"The fourth novel in the Hellcat Canyon series highlights Long's deftness at staging small-town romance."
An elementary school principal with a Navy SEAL body woos a down-to-earth florist who realizes romance is worth fighting for. Read full book review >

THE PRINCE by Katharine Ashe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 29, 2018

"A Georgian-era romance that enthralls and impresses up to the last page."
Two outcasts find each other hiding in plain sight—and fall in love. Read full book review >
THE BRIDE TAKES A GROOM by Lisa Berne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2018

"An elegant, poignant, and joyful romance and a must-read for Regency fans."
When childhood friends—fortune hunter Hugo Penhallow and wealthy but oppressed heiress Katherine Brooke—decide to wed, neither can imagine what the future has in store for them or how marriage can save them. Read full book review >
A SCANDALOUS DEAL by Joanna Shupe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2018

"More charmingly scandalous Gilded Age romance that will thrill any historical romance reader."
When a lady architect tries to construct the hotel of her dreams, she builds herself a love story as well. Read full book review >

UNMASKED BY THE MARQUESS by Cat Sebastian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 2018

"A funny and poignant romance amid a delightful cast of characters makes this a must-read for historical romance fans."
First in Sebastian's Regency Imposters series, historical romances that explore LGBTQ relationships. Read full book review >
NO EARLS ALLOWED  by Shana Galen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2018

"Bright, funny, poignant, and entertaining—everything historical romance fans could ask for."
An ex-soldier is charged with bringing an earl's daughter home from the shabby orphanage she's running but finds himself drawn to the woman and the children—and is tempted for the first time ever to ignore his mission. Read full book review >
THE DUKE'S DAUGHTERS by Megan Frampton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"A passionate Regency romance of uncommon depth and heart."
A woman does good by doing the guy she's trying to marry off. Read full book review >
A PRINCESS IN THEORY by Alyssa Cole
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"A delightful and sexy take on love between a suave African prince and a nerdy epidemiology student."
Cole makes her Avon debut with a romance that draws on familiar genre tropes only to upend them. Read full book review >
HELLO STRANGER by Lisa Kleypas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"Another winner in Kleypas' Ravenels series, with elegant prose, a fascinating heroine, and a Victorian London constructed with compelling historical detail."
England's only female doctor and a lethal government agent with secrets of his own fall in love. Read full book review >
TEMPEST by Beverly Jenkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"Another smart, entertaining historical romance from Jenkins."
The final installment in the RITA-winning author's Old West trilogy (Forbidden, 2016; Breathless, 2017). Read full book review >
HEART ON FIRE  by Amanda Bouchet
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"Bouchet's stunning Kingmaker Chronicles trilogy ends the way it began, with creativity, brilliance, and a breathtaking balance of heart-pounding adventure and heart-wrenching emotion."
Cat and Griffin continue their divinely orchestrated odyssey to unite the three realms of Thalyria through tragic losses and dangerous obstacles. 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 >