Romance Book Reviews

ANALIESE RISING by Brenda Drake
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2019

"An exuberant runaround, carried along by the heady rush of first love."
Two teens become drawn to each other after supernatural events send them searching for answers in this fast-paced romantic adventure by Drake (Assassin of Truths, 2018, etc.).Read full book review >
NIGHTCHASER by Amanda Bouchet
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2019

"Bouchet's masterful writing and storytelling meet science-fiction romance, in hyperdrive."
A space rebel with a price on her head discovers she may have the power to alter the balance of power in a galactic struggle—just as she's falling for a sexy trader with dangerous secrets of his own. Read full book review >

THE ONE YOU FIGHT FOR  by Roni Loren
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2019

"Extraordinary."
A school shooting survivor, Dr. Taryn Landry has devoted her life to preventing teen violence, but just as she's launching a promising new program, unexpected obstacles arise, and a sexy trainer she's working with harbors secrets that might derail everything she's worked for. Read full book review >
TEN KISSES TO SCANDAL  by Vivienne Lorret
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 24, 2018

"Lorret's bright humor and sharp wit shine in this charming historical romance."
A would-be matchmaker (How to Forget a Duke, 2018, etc.) bets she can find a wife for her best friend's cousin only to discover he's one of the most infamous rakes in London—and she just might have a thing for him herself. Read full book review >
PLEASURED BY YOU by Elle Wright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 27, 2018

"An engaging, romantic read."
A surprise encounter turns Bryson Wells' life upside down in every possible way. Read full book review >

DRIVEN TO DISTRACTION by Lori Foster
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 20, 2018

"As usual, Foster delivers fascinating characters, intense sexual tension, and suspense that keeps readers glued to the page."
When her boss, a wealthy collector, hires Brodie Crews to drive her on jobs to acquire "unique collection items," Mary Daniels fights her attraction to her new courier, but everything changes when a mysterious rival takes the hunt up a few notches, from competitor to predator, and her courier becomes her protector. Read full book review >
THE OTHER MISS BRIDGERTON by Julia Quinn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 20, 2018

"Delightful and charming."
When Poppy Bridgerton stumbles upon a pirate's cave, she is kidnapped and forced to sail with the crew, then realizes the captain is not only chivalrous, but also the most attractive, interesting man she's ever met. Read full book review >
A HOLIDAY BY GASLIGHT by Mimi Matthews
ROMANCE
Released: Nov. 13, 2018

"A very merry tale of romance that's perfect for the holiday season."
A highborn lady must marry outside her class to save her family's finances in Matthews' (The Matrimonial Advertisement, 2018, etc.) latest Victorian romance. Read full book review >
MEANT FOR YOU by Layla Hagen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 13, 2018

"A sweet and tender contemporary romance that should please genre fans."
In this third installment of the Connor Family series, a detective and a nonprofit director take a chance on love. Read full book review >
ELEANOR AND THE CHRISTMAS CAROL FUDGE by Tamara Passey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 2018

"A light and fluffy confection that's a perfect read for a holiday break."
Passey's (The Tree Keeper's Promise, 2016, etc.) latest Christmas tale is a lighthearted romance inspired by Charles Dickens' classic holiday novel. Read full book review >
THE EARL AND THE ENCHANTRESS by Paullett  Golden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2018

"An engaging and unconventional love story."
Two wallflowers bond over books in this debut historical romance. Read full book review >
BARBAROUS  by Minerva Spencer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 30, 2018

"Spencer shines in her sophomore effort, burnishing her reputation as an author to watch."
When a British aristocrat-turned-privateer returns to his family's estate to protect the recently deceased earl's young wife, there is plenty of danger and lots of secrets to go around, but the true threat may be to his heart and his plans for the future. 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 >