Romance Book Reviews

FIRST STAR I SEE TONIGHT by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"This thoroughly enjoyable novel delivers a swift kick to the heart—an essential summer read."
A female private detective tackles a retired NFA player in this standout romance, the eighth in the bestselling author's Chicago Stars series. Read full book review >
RECKLESS IN TEXAS by Kari Lynn Dell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A sexy, engaging romance set in the captivating world of rodeo."
When rodeo contractor Violet Jacobs hires a relatively obscure bullfighter for a short contract and gets superstar Joe Cassidy instead, she's blindsided by the blazing attraction that flares between them but intimidated by all the differences she's convinced will keep them apart. Read full book review >

AS RICH AS A ROGUE  by Jade Lee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A diverting read."
The daughter of a wealthy businessman always clashes with a young nobleman when they meet. Do they hate each other, or is it love? Read full book review >
MUST LOVE WIENERS by Casey Griffin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A delightfully adorable mystery-romance with a well-planned plot. And dogs!"
A veterinary student and a CEO toe the line between business and pleasure as they juggle work, play, and their dachshunds, all while trying to figure out who is threatening a beloved animal rescue center. Read full book review >
A PROMISE OF FIRE  by Amanda Bouchet
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"An exciting fantasy/romance debut: action-packed, emotionally charged, and skillfully plotted."
When Cat, a mysterious circus soothsayer, is captured by Griffin, a wily warlord who recently won his kingdom's crown, she's disarmed by his strength, honor, and integrity, but she's afraid that tying her heart to his can only bring weakness and complications. Read full book review >

MAY THE BEST MAN WIN  by Mira Lyn Kelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Sweet and sexy: a witty, smart, and romantic love story."
When Jase and Emily are continually thrown together as wedding attendants, long-buried resentments, miscommunications, and attraction bubble up until a one-night stand becomes a red-hot affair that cools considerably once they actually face their painful shared past. Read full book review >
HARD RULES  by Lisa Renee Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Angst-y, sexy contemporary romance with big emotional and financial stakes set against the backdrop of two dynamic families. Sure to leave readers desperate for the next installment."
First in a new contemporary romance series that brings together two powerful families on opposing sides of the law. Read full book review >
A SCOT IN THE DARK by Sarah MacLean
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Highly recommended."
When a duke's forgotten ward embroils herself in a scandal, the duke decides to deal with her himself. That's easier said than done. Read full book review >
PLAYING FAST by Melanie Scott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Dynamic, sexy, and intense, especially perfect for baseball romance fans."
When Finn Castro, baseball's sexy bad boy, gets sent down to the Saint's minor league team to straighten out, he meets team administrator Eva Harlowe, who never, ever dates baseball players and isn't going to start with a troublemaker—no matter how tempting he is. Read full book review >
Triple Love Score by Brandi Megan Granett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"An entertaining romance novel with an engrossing plot, a conflicted heroine, and a couple of surprising, poignant takeaways."
A young poetry professor debates whether to follow her heart or mind. Read full book review >
THE SOLDIER'S SCOUNDREL by Cat Sebastian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"An accomplished, thoroughly winning debut."
A familiar Regency opposites-attract romance becomes something freshly seductive in the hands of a skilled newcomer. Read full book review >
THE REBEL HEIR  by Elizabeth Michels
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"The lively plot and vivid characters are as well-drawn as the sex, offering satisfaction on many levels."
A con artist falls for the well-behaved daughter of the man he's trying to swindle, but who is the real imposter? Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Morgan Matson
July 25, 2016

The Unexpected Everything is a YA feel-good story of friendship, finding yourself, and all the joys in life that happen while you’re busy making other plans. Andie has a plan. And she always sticks to her plan. Future? A top-tier medical school. Dad? Avoid him as much as possible (which isn’t that hard considering he’s a Congressman and he’s never around). Friends? Palmer, Bri, and Toby—pretty much the most awesome people on the planet, who needs anyone else? Relationships? No one’s worth more than three weeks. So it’s no surprise that Andie’s got her summer all planned out too. Until a political scandal costs Andie her summer pre-med internship, and lands both she and Dad back in the same house together for the first time in years. Suddenly she’s doing things that aren’t Andie at all. “Romance fans will find plenty to enjoy, as Andie gradually lets down her guard and risks the messy and unpredictable wonder of first love,” our reviewer writes. “A novel best read on a lazy summer day with sand between the toes.” View video >