Romance Book Reviews

THIRD SON'S A CHARM by Shana Galen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Come for the brooding, silent hero and a loquacious heroine finding her strength. Stay for the bromance between war vets and especially for the aching chemistry between Lady Lorraine and her fierce bodyguard."
A handsome but illiterate soldier is hired to guard the honor of a headstrong and heartsick lady. But can he protect his heart from her? Read full book review >
WILDE IN LOVE by Eloisa James
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"A charming, romantic, and unexpectedly funny start to a very promising new series. A must for James fans and a sure bet for everyone else."
An adamantly private lady seeks a sensible match, but a notorious and rakishly handsome adventurer proves difficult to resist in the first of a Georgian-set historical romance series. Read full book review >

LAWS OF ATTRACTION by Sarah Title
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"A charming finale to a contemporary romance series good enough to wipe out years of librarian stereotypes."
A one-night stand becomes a law librarian's newest patron. Read full book review >
THE SCOT BEDS HIS WIFE by Kerrigan Byrne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Byrne's sexy scoundrels and complex heroines deliver, as always."
Gavin St. James earned his wicked reputation as a womanizer. Samantha Masters stumbled into hers as an outlaw and murderer. Will fate and mistaken identity allow them to redeem one another? Read full book review >
THE DUKE by Katharine Ashe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"This decidedly un-English Regency romance will win over historical fiction readers from all corners."
A devilish duke and a missionary's widow form an unlikely pair. Read full book review >

ARCHANGEL'S VIPER by Nalini Singh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"Readers just can't get enough of Singh (Silver Silence, 2017, etc.) and her exquisitely rendered paranormal romance."
Holly Chang, formerly known as Sorrow, is still coming to terms with the brutal attack that left her uniquely immortal, but when she discovers there's a hefty reward for her capture, she has to work with the powerful but aggravating vampire Venom to get to the bottom of the mystery. Read full book review >
FLY AWAY WITH ME by Susan Fox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2017

"This first book in Fox's Blue Moon Harbor series is the perfect scorching summer read."
Eden Blaine, a lawyer on a mission, is all business. Aaron Gabriel, a laid-back pilot, is allergic to the idea of anything serious. Can destiny help them find a happy middle ground on a small island near Vancouver? Read full book review >
HATE TO WANT YOU by Alisha  Rai
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2017

"A sexy, emotionally intense romance wrapped in a fascinating family saga, this is the complete package: hot, heartbreaking, and supremely satisfying."
After a decade of birthday hookups, a man and woman whose magical love was destroyed by their warring families face their pasts and rediscover one another. First in a series. Read full book review >
SOME KIND OF HERO by Suzanne Brockmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"A thought-provoking, deeply satisfying romance from a master of the genre."
When a white Navy SEAL's teen daughter disappears, his smart, resourceful African-American neighbor steps in to help and becomes an emotional touchstone—for the crisis and beyond. Read full book review >
THE DAY OF THE DUCHESS by Sarah MacLean
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2017

"A thrilling story of love reborn."
An Edwardian-era duke and duchess are torn apart by the expectations of their families and the death of their child. Read full book review >
FALLING FOR TROUBLE by Sarah Title
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2017

"A contemporary romance that'll win over any library lover."
Dewey meets dive bar. Read full book review >
COME SUNDOWN by Nora Roberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"With her past couple of titles, Roberts (as opposed to her typically grittier moniker, J.D. Robb) is moving into more complex and darker storytelling, to terrific effect."
Bodine Longbow runs her family's Montana resort with an unfailing can-do attitude, but nothing can prepare her or the family for the return of her long-lost—and brutalized—aunt or an unexpected rash of violence in the area. 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 >