Romance Book Reviews

RIDE ROUGH by Laura Kaye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"A sexy, textured, and wholly satisfying romance."
When Alexa Harmon gets spooked by her fiance's increasingly abusive and controlling behavior, she turns to her ex-boyfriend Maverick for help, then gains additional help from his motorcycle club, the Raven Riders. Read full book review >
THE FIRST WORD by Isley Robson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"Lovely writing and a sweet romance make for a promising debut."
An emotional romance blossoms between a single father and the occupational therapist who cares for his special needs child. Read full book review >

THE THING ABOUT LOVE by Julie James
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2017

"James' star shines even brighter with this smart, sparkling winner."
Two FBI agents who had a rocky relationship at the FBI Academy are paired in an undercover operation, forcing them to re-evaluate their first impressions, work as a team, and maybe find true love. Read full book review >
LAST SUMMER AT EDEN by Christina Hergenrader
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2017

"An amusing, romantic, and uplifting YA tale."
In Hergenrader's (Love Rules, 2016, etc.) YAnovel, a young woman becomes the summer director at a Christian summer camp that seems to be on its last legs.Read full book review >
HOPELESS ROMANTIC by Francis Gideon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2017

"A timely queer romance that has a little bit for everyone—John Hughes references, quotes from Hegel and Marx, and obnoxious friends who turn out to be nice Canadians after all."
Love defies the categories and labels of gender identity and desire in this new-adult romance between two people looking for happily-ever-after. Read full book review >

WILD RIDE by Julie A. Walker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"A high-octane romantic suspense novel with heart-pounding intrigue and a heart-twisting love story."
A wounded covert operative who, along with his colleagues, uses a custom motorcycle shop as a cover falls in love with a reporter who's convinced he's up to no good just as she gets on the wrong side of some true villains. Read full book review >
I DARED THE DUKE by Anna Bennett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"Bennett brings new life to traditional Regency stories and characters."
A savage duke meets a wallflower who won't wilt. Read full book review >
SOMEBODY'S BABY by Donna Alward
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"A cute romance about how messy—and ultimately rewarding—love can be."
A lovable dog brings two lonely souls together in Book 3 of Alward's (Someone to Love, 2017, etc.) Darling, VT series. Read full book review >
EVER MY LOVE  by Lynn Kurland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"A vacation in the Scottish Highlands with a handsome stranger and no cellphone is, in itself, a dream come true. With Kurland's wit and flair, it's a romantic escape for the ages."
A world traveler meets a time traveler in the 21st century and follows him back to medieval Scotland. Read full book review >
DON'T FEED THE TROLLS by Erica Kudisch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2017

"A contemporary romance that will pleasantly surprise readers willing to try a new type of heroine."
Being a woman online is difficult—even for a duchess. Read full book review >
AN EXTRAORDINARY UNION by Alyssa Cole
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2017

"A masterful tale that bodes well for future work from Cole."
A spy posing as a slave in Civil War Virginia risks her own life and the outcome of the war by falling in love with a fellow spy of another race. Read full book review >
DANGEROUS GAMES by Tess Diamond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2017

"A solid, appealing debut."
Maggie Kincaid, a former FBI negotiator working a sensitive kidnapping case, finds herself clashing with Jake O'Connor, a security expert also working the investigation, but as evidence of secrets and corruption emerge, he becomes her most trusted ally. 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 >