Romance Book Reviews

MY CRUNCHY LIFE by Mia Kerick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2018

"A funny, heartwarming YA novel."
In Kerick's (The Weekend Bucket List, 2018, etc.) YA novel, two teens navigate gender and other identities.Read full book review >
THE FAT LADY'S LOW, SAD SONG by Brian  Kaufman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2018

"An entertaining, sweetly atmospheric baseball story."
An over-the-hill first baseman and a female pitcher lead a misfit team to minor league glory in this hangdog sports romance. Read full book review >

BUILT TO LAST  by Julie Ann Walker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 3, 2018

"Walker's popular Black Knights Inc. series ends its first chapter with another explosive, action-packed, not-to-be missed romantic adventure that includes a satisfying wrap-up and a hint at what comes next."
To keep the world safe, the undercover agent known as Angel has given up everything, including the only woman he ever loved. Now he's back in her orbit, completely unrecognizable, and still magnetically attracted to her. Read full book review >
SECOND TIME AROUND by Nancy Herkness
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 24, 2018

"Compelling, warmly satisfying romantic fiction from a writer—and a series—you'll want to revisit."
A decade after they shared an unexplored attraction, bartender Kyra Dixon and billionaire Will Chase meet again in Manhattan, leading to a relationship hampered by a clash of cultures. Read full book review >
THE DUKE BUYS A BRIDE by Sophie Jordan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 24, 2018

"The down-to-earth duke is the highlight of this muddy, messy, and very romantic road trip through Scotland."
A duke tries to free a poor woman from a bride auction, but they both have trouble letting go. Read full book review >

TOO WILDE TO WED by Eloisa James
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 31, 2018

"An uneven but ultimately rewarding second-chance romance."
A jilted gentleman returns to England to find his former fiancee employed as a governess in his family's castle, with a baby everyone thinks is his. Read full book review >
A DUKE BY DEFAULT by Alyssa Cole
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 31, 2018

"An engaging cast of characters grapples with themes from family legacies to social media marketing while the romance between a gruff swordsmith and his unorthodox apprentice is more parry than attack."
A rude sword maker clashes with the spunky socialite who has been sent to drag him into the 21st century. Read full book review >
A WOLF APART  by Maria Vale
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"A feral and fearsome romance that works for its happy ending."
A werewolf trapped in his human form must fight against an encroaching madness and his attraction to a human woman. Read full book review >
THE PROPOSAL by Jasmine Guillory
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"A charming book for the modern romance lover."
After a disastrous and highly public proposal gone wrong, a no-nonsense freelance writer rebounds with her knight in shining armor. Read full book review >
LOSER'S ROAD by Kalan Chapman Lloyd
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"A gently affecting tale of personal redemption, second chances, and the power of faith."
A disgraced doctor discovers a path to redemption and a chance at true love while serving a medical mission in this romance. 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 >