Romance Book Reviews

CLICKBAIT by E.J. Russell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2016

"A poignant, thought-provoking love story on many levels."
Gideon and Alex overcome family and job stresses as well as their own biases and insecurities to find their way to a happy-ever-after. Read full book review >
ONE LIFE TO LOSE by Kris Ripper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 12, 2016

"A sweet, different kind of love story that brings new light to a murder mystery four books in the making."
An independent theater owner meets two young men who take his breath away, but a murder in La Vista has everyone on edge. Read full book review >

WILD WICKED SCOT by Julia London
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 27, 2016

"An absorbing read from a novelist at the top of her game."
A young woman must choose between loyalty to her father and loyalty to her husband, but she decides not to be a pawn in men's power games anymore. Read full book review >
LORD OF THE PRIVATEERS by Stephanie Laurens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 27, 2016

"A sweeping end to an exploratory historical romance quartet."
The oldest brother of a grand British family finishes what his brothers started. Read full book review >
LADY CLAIRE IS ALL THAT by Maya Rodale
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 27, 2016

"For Austenites with a yen for a hero who is humbled into good sense and a heroine who learns to value sensibility."
Love blooms unexpectedly when an American arrival to Regency London becomes a pawn in a bet between two ne'er-do-well aristocrats. Read full book review >

FOUR WEDDINGS AND A SIXPENCE by Julia Quinn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 27, 2016

"A fun idea connects four charming stories, though they build to a pinnacle with Quinn's."
Four boarding school friends find everlasting love with the help of a magical coin in this historical-romance anthology that weaves through the popular wedding rhyme, "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue—and a sixpence for your shoe." Read full book review >
SUMMER INDISCRETIONS by Tamara Mataya
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A vacation in itself, this summer-fling fantasy is more romantic, more fun, and even hotter than the real thing."
A young professional falls in love with her brother's best friend—and discovers her wild side—when she books a vacation using a house-swapping app. Read full book review >
LORD SEBASTIAN'S SECRET by Jane Ashford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A busy and steamy romance where the conflict is a bit manufactured but the love is not."
They're perfect for each other—but their families aren't. Read full book review >
BREATH OF FIRE by Amanda Bouchet
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Simply brilliant."
Cat and Griffin continue their quest to bring just leadership to the three realms but must navigate hostile landscapes, magical creatures, and even a gladiator-style to-the-death battle before they can overcome the malevolent ruler of Tarva to unite it with Sinta. Read full book review >
THE DEVIL'S DAUGHTER  by Katee Robert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"From veteran romance writer Robert (An Indecent Proposal, 2016, etc.), this is a great addition to Montlake Romance's innovative mixed-genre repertoire."
Sexy sheriff Zach Owens needs help penetrating a mysterious cult in his Rocky Mountain town of Clear Springs, Montana. Read full book review >
UNDER PRESSURE  by Lori Foster
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"Romantic thriller veteran Foster has been honing her skill for a long time, and it's clear she's at the top of her game here. Readers will find themselves, along with her colorful cast of supporting characters, rooting for a happy-ever-after."
A professional bodyguard can't take his eyes off a sexy new client, and it's not just because of the lucrative paycheck. Read full book review >
Playbook by Tracy Ewens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"A wholesome tale about playing football, taking chances, making the grade, and sometimes even wearing a little glitter."
A contemporary romance about a buttoned-up English professor who falls for her polar opposite, the football coach. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kendare Blake
November 16, 2016

Bestseller Kendare Blake’s latest novel, Three Dark Crowns, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. The last queen standing gets the crown. “Gorgeous and bloody, tender and violent, elegant, precise, and passionate; above all, completely addicting,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >