Romance Book Reviews

The Mermaids of Lake Michigan by Suzanne Kamata
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"A lyrical, compelling coming-of-age story with magical elements."
A water-loving girl struggles to find her place on land in this novel. Read full book review >
TINDERBOX by Rachel Grant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2017

"An exciting tale that offers an entertaining mix of action and romance."
An American archaeologist in Africa uncovers a dangerous conspiracy while investigating the discovery of a lifetime in Grant's (Poison Evidence, 2016, etc.) thriller.Read full book review >

UNDER HER SKIN by Adriana Anders
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"An incredibly sexy, heartbreaking, and intense romantic debut."
In small-town Virginia, a woman trying to erase her abusive past falls for a towering, reclusive blacksmith with secrets of his own. Read full book review >
THE DUKE by Kerrigan Byrne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"This sexy romp has it all—a mystery, a feminist heroine worth rooting for, and moments of heat so intense they might need a nurse."
Imogen Pritchard keeps crossing paths with Cole Talmage, Duke of Trenwyth. Will time and mistaken identity keep them apart? Read full book review >
SOMEONE TO HOLD  by Mary Balogh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"This 'Cinderella' reversal story seethes with desire, painted paradoxically in the watercolor prose that is the hallmark of this author."
An unloving heroine in reduced circumstances, an orphan hero, and the gift of unconditional acceptance. Read full book review >

TANGLED IN TEXAS by Kari Lynn Dell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Dell's ability to immerse her readers in the world of rodeo, coupled with her stellar writing, makes this a contemporary Western not to miss."
A pro bronc rider gets a second chance with the woman he once lost to his own stubborn pride. Read full book review >
THE LAWRENCE BROWNE AFFAIR by Cat Sebastian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"In a crumbling castle in Cornwall, two inauthentic men from vastly different registers of Regency society find in each other an authentic and passionate love. Another exquisitely written, deeply romantic novel from Sebastian."
A London swindler falls for his mark, a mad earl, in this Cornwall-set Regency romance. Read full book review >
SEVEN MINUTES IN HEAVEN by Eloisa James
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"Another bright, delightful read from a queen of historical romance."
When Eugenia Snowe, owner of the most renowned governess agency in England, meets Ward Reeve, a rich inventor and bastard son of an earl, he turns her life upside down. Read full book review >
FALLING FOR THE HIGHLANDER by Lynsay Sands
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"A love story as bighearted and exciting as the highlander at its heart."
A Scottish lass goes rogue. Read full book review >
MOGUL by Joanna Shupe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"A rapid-fire plot and a smoldering love story produce Gilded Age gold."
A poor little rich girl gets her way by growing up. Read full book review >
BREATHLESS by Beverly Jenkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"A thrilling and enjoyable read."
In the Old West, a contented spinster rethinks her future plans when a handsome brown-skinned cowboy rides into town. Read full book review >
ROGUE MAGIC by Kit Brisby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 30, 2017

"A powerful, thought-provoking, and spellbinding debut; timely, too."
In a world where magic exists but has been brutally suppressed, the heir to the company which made the violent system possible begins to question everything when he's saved by, then falls in love with, a mage. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kathleen Kent
author of THE DIME
February 14, 2017

Dallas, Texas is not for the faint of heart. Good thing for Betty Rhyzyk she's from a family of take-no-prisoners Brooklyn police detectives. But in Kathleen Kent’s new novel The Dime, her Big Apple wisdom will only get her so far when she relocates to The Big D, where Mexican drug cartels and cult leaders, deadbeat skells and society wives all battle for sunbaked turf. Betty is as tough as the best of them, but she's deeply shaken when her first investigation goes sideways. Battling a group of unruly subordinates, a persistent stalker, a formidable criminal organization, and an unsupportive girlfriend, the unbreakable Detective Betty Rhyzyk may be reaching her limit. “Violent, sexy, and completely absorbing,” our critic writes in a starred review. “Kent's detective is Sam Spade reincarnated—as a brilliant, modern woman.” View video >