Romance Book Reviews

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 >
UNTIL THE LAST STAR FADES by Jacquelyn Middleton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2018

"A good mix of poignancy and sexy fun, with two well-developed protagonists."
A baggage mix-up at LaGuardia Airport leads to a new friendship and more in Middleton's (London, Can You Wait, 2017, etc.) delightful contemporary romance novel. 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 >

LOVE IN CATALINA COVE by Brenda Jackson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 30, 2018

"More loosely paced than ideal—there are numerous trips and a tiresome number of references to people eating blueberry-infused food—but the heroine's unusual backstory and the passages on local history and Creole identity add some freshness to this small-town inn-owner romance."
For a Louisiana woman-turned-New Yorker, going home to her coastal town means facing an old loss—and finding new possibilities in love and life. Read full book review >
BEAUTIFUL SINNER by Sophie Jordan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 30, 2018

"The would-be high school sweethearts prove that being locked up is much hotter when you're with the one you love—a bold and lusty installment in the series."
In the fifth book in the Devil's Rock series, a journalist is trapped in a closet with her high school crush—an ex-felon. Read full book review >
SHADES OF WICKED by Jeaniene Frost
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 30, 2018

"Sexy, breathtaking, not-to-be-missed paranormal romance."
Two vampires with a common enemy reluctantly join forces to vanquish him, then become true partners—which both strengthens them as they face their metaphorical demons and makes them more vulnerable in confronting their demonic foe. Read full book review >
ARCHANGEL'S PROPHECY by Nalini Singh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 30, 2018

"Intense, astonishing, and radiant."
Elena—the first human to be made into an angel in memory and consort to a mighty archangel—is failing, and while she, her lover, and their friends race to heal her, they must also stop a serial killer and meet the growing threat from a powerful and mysterious enemy. Read full book review >
DUCHESS BY DESIGN by Maya Rodale
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 23, 2018

"Rodale's Gilded Age-set series launch is a smart, bright love story that perfectly balances messages of female empowerment and social potential with romantic tensions created by class and gender dichotomies ripe for revolution."
The Duke of Kingston has crossed the pond to wed a wealthy heiress, a quest complicated when he meets a talented, ambitious seamstress he mistakes for a potential wife. Read full book review >
THE CHRISTMAS KEY by Lori Wilde
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 23, 2018

"Another Twilight, Texas, Christmas romance filled with warmth, spirit, and healing."
A Marine who feels responsible for the death of a soldier travels to the man's hometown to make amends, but things get complicated when he falls for the soldier's sister. Read full book review >
MUST BE CRAZY by Deborah Garland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 22, 2018

"An enjoyable, family-focused contemporary romance and a satisfying continuation of the series."
The relationship between an architect and an attorney is tested by a court case and painful secrets from the past. 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 >