Romance Book Reviews

TOP TO BOTTOM by Delphine Dryden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2016

"A racy story of love, honesty, and the willingness to lose control."
Personal trainer Amie (or Mistress Amie, as she is known by the people in her town's kink community) has her life all figured out, until her ex Dru shows up and throws everything out of whack. Read full book review >
IF THE EARL ONLY KNEW  by Amanda Forester
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"While the heroine's transformation in a few short weeks is just a bit too extreme to be believable, the book is well-written and most readers will be entertained."
An earl's sister lives in isolation after a difficult childhood until a friend of her brother's helps her overcome her bitterness. Read full book review >

SWEET LITTLE LIES by Jill Shalvis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2016

"Shalvis has created a love story romance fans can't help but root for and grounds it in an affable community they'll adore."
After losing her parents as a young teen, Pru Harris has spent her time and resources making amends for a tragedy she feels responsible for, which is why she can never fall for her intoxicating new neighbor Finn—except that she does. Read full book review >
UNDER THE WIRE by HelenKay Dimon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2016

"A sharp, complex, and intense romantic-suspense novel."
When his ex-fiancee goes missing on a science expedition in Russia, supersecret security agent Reid Armstrong abandons his vacation plans and sneaks into the country to save her, only to discover something very mysterious and dangerous going on. Read full book review >
ALL IN by Simona Ahrnstedt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2016

"The stakes are high and the heels are higher—a stylish tale of corruption, revenge, and hard-won love."
In this English translation of a Swedish bestseller, a venture capitalist plans a hostile takeover of his enemy's business but dreams of a merger with the patriarch's daughter. Read full book review >

STEPPING TO A NEW DAY by Beverly Jenkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2016

"An achingly sweet feel-good story of love and redemption of all kinds."
Every generation in a small town has its own drama, and everyone has his or her own way of getting through it. Read full book review >
UNDER YOUR SKIN  by Shannon Schroeder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2016

"A surprising, bighearted romance."
Norah O'Malley, a college student who's seven months pregnant, meets Kai Ellis, her brother's boss, at his tattoo parlor and is stunned by the immediate attraction she feels. But when he offers her a job as a companion to his ailing mother, Norah and Kai both find that it may be time for some life changes. Read full book review >
ALLEGIANCE OF HONOR  by Nalini Singh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2016

"A brilliantly plotted, action-packed, and completely satisfying celebration of the series."
The barriers among Psy, Changeling, and human are falling, but not everyone is happy with the new order, and those determined to shatter it will attack the most vulnerable to do so. Read full book review >
MISSED CONNECTIONS by Tamara Mataya
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"A fun and humorous summer read with unexpected depth."
In this sexy contemporary romance, a single girl looking for love in New York City finds the perfect guy online, but she can't get her friend's bad-boy brother out of her mind. Read full book review >
A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO SCANDAL by Kathleen  Kimmel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"Great fun from start to finish."
After a nobleman's heart is broken by his best friend's sister, opportunities for scandal abound in the newest Birch Hall romance (A Lady's Guide to Ruin, 2015). Read full book review >
24/7 by J.A. Rock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2016

"Rock's happily-ever-after is bittersweet, beautiful, and deeply satisfying."
As Gould uses kink to mourn his ex-boyfriend Hal's death at the hands of a negligent dom, he has to decide what he wants from his relationships with Kel and Greg, the married owners of Riddle, the club where Hal died. Read full book review >
THE FAIREST OF THEM ALL by Cathy Maxwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2016

"Both lively and thought-provoking, this book is well worth reading."
An impoverished noblewoman takes to petty crime until a handsome duke shows interest in marrying her. But does she even want a fairy-tale ending? Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Nancy Isenberg
author of WHITE TRASH
July 19, 2016

Poor Americans have existed from the time of the earliest British colonial settlement. They were alternately known as “waste people,” “offals,” “rubbish,” “lazy lubbers,” and “crackers.” By the 1850s, the downtrodden included so-called “clay eaters” and “sandhillers,” known for prematurely aged children distinguished by their yellowish skin, ragged clothing, and listless minds. Surveying political rhetoric and policy, popular literature and scientific theories over 400 years, in White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America, Nancy Isenberg upends assumptions about America’s supposedly class-free society––where liberty and hard work were meant to ensure real social mobility. Poor whites were central to the rise of the Republican Party in the early nineteenth century, and the Civil War itself was fought over class issues nearly as much as it was fought over slavery. “A riveting thesis supported by staggering research,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >