Romance Book Reviews

SOMEONE TO WED by Mary Balogh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"In the author's familiar meditative style, the novel demonstrates how family ties can be forged by patient and persistent devotion in marriage."
A financial exchange turns into quiet passion as a scarred heiress and a down-at-the-heels aristocrat fall in love after their wedding. Read full book review >
COULDN'T ASK FOR MORE by Kianna Alexander
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A lack of tension and too-perfect leads mar a well-written romance with a nicely developed cast of secondary characters."
A fashion designer and a textile manufacturer get swept up in a fake engagement on the eve of her big debut. Read full book review >

HIGHLAND DRAGON REBEL by Isabel Cooper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A compelling tale of danger and dragons."
A Scottish warrior with the ability to change shapes—into a dragon, among other forms—escorts a Welsh ally on a magical quest. Read full book review >
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 >
THE SCANDALOUS FLIRT  by Olivia Drake
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"A solidly scandalous Regency romance with a touch of magic."
When society thinks you're a walking scandal, you might as well use it to your advantage. Read full book review >

READY FOR WILD by Liora  Blake
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"Blake (Second Chance Season, 2017, etc.) offers scenic descriptions almost as lush as the sex between the main characters."
A surly mountain man and a celebrity with a big personality wrestle with their chemistry in the great outdoors. Read full book review >
TOUCH OF RED by Laura Griffin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"Scorching-hot chemistry and a happily-ever-after-you'll enjoy rooting for, but readers put off by graphic violence might find that it's not for the faint of heart."
Forensics expert Brooke Porter has been working with Detective Sean Byrne for a while, and when a brutal case brings them closer together, her heart-pounding terror will only be quelled by a certain handsome heartthrob. 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 >
THE BRIDE WHO GOT LUCKY by Janna MacGregor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"An independent-minded lord and lady find comfort in each other rather than Regency society."
Nosy noble nabs bold bluestocking. Read full book review >
A DARING ARRANGEMENT by Joanna Shupe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"Shupe continues to raise the bar for Gilded Age romance with the first book in a promising new series."
A lady hunting for scandal finds a fin de siècle fairy tale instead. 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 SEA KING by C.L. Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"This fantastical romance provides an expert mix of magic, love, and adventure."
Love blossoms unexpectedly between a prince from a magical seafaring kingdom and an outsider princess who is last on his matchmaking list. 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 >