Romance Book Reviews

AN EXTRAORDINARY UNION by Alyssa Cole
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2017

"A masterful tale that bodes well for future work from Cole."
A spy posing as a slave in Civil War Virginia risks her own life and the outcome of the war by falling in love with a fellow spy of another race. Read full book review >
DANGEROUS GAMES by Tess Diamond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2017

"A solid, appealing debut."
Maggie Kincaid, a former FBI negotiator working a sensitive kidnapping case, finds herself clashing with Jake O'Connor, a security expert also working the investigation, but as evidence of secrets and corruption emerge, he becomes her most trusted ally. Read full book review >

YOU MAY KISS THE BRIDE by Lisa Berne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2017

"A sheer delight."
A well-born but penniless orphan is compromised by a wealthy gentleman and comes to realize that all the luxuries in the world aren't enough reason to enter into a loveless marriage. Her plans to escape are foiled, though, when she begins to question her feelings—and his. Read full book review >
IT STARTED WITH A KISS by Ella Quinn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2017

"In fact, the happy and chaotic family life that takes place around the edges of the love story is what makes this novel so delightful. A fun read."
A foolish duke is too proud to tell his beloved about his problems and almost loses her as a result. Read full book review >
MILLION DOLLAR COWBOY by Lori Wilde
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2017

"The fifth book in Wilde's Cupid series is pretty heavy on the bad boy/good girl trope but manages to mostly make it work."
Kaia Alzate is a veterinary student who loves all animals—wild and domestic. Will her compassion and hope be enough to tame Ridge Lockhart, the wild man of her dreams? Read full book review >

HOPE BLOOMS by Jamie Pope
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2017

"An intensely emotional read with flawed characters who share a complicated history but desperately need each other to survive. Ultimately hopeful and romantic."
A teacher finds healing and hope in the aftermath of a school shooting that took the life of her husband and unborn child. Read full book review >
THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE AND DUKES by Laura Lee Guhrke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2017

"An interesting tale from a well-respected author."
In Victorian London, a businesswoman and a duke may disagree about everything and still find each other irresistible. Read full book review >
DON'T FEED THE TROLLS by Erica Kudisch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2017

"A contemporary romance that will pleasantly surprise readers willing to try a new type of heroine."
Being a woman online is difficult—even for a duchess. Read full book review >
WILD RIDE by Julie A. Walker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"A high-octane romantic suspense novel with heart-pounding intrigue and a heart-twisting love story."
A wounded covert operative who, along with his colleagues, uses a custom motorcycle shop as a cover falls in love with a reporter who's convinced he's up to no good just as she gets on the wrong side of some true villains. Read full book review >
I DARED THE DUKE by Anna Bennett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"Bennett brings new life to traditional Regency stories and characters."
A savage duke meets a wallflower who won't wilt. Read full book review >
SOMEBODY'S BABY by Donna Alward
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"A cute romance about how messy—and ultimately rewarding—love can be."
A lovable dog brings two lonely souls together in Book 3 of Alward's (Someone to Love, 2017, etc.) Darling, VT series. Read full book review >
EVER MY LOVE  by Lynn Kurland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"A vacation in the Scottish Highlands with a handsome stranger and no cellphone is, in itself, a dream come true. With Kurland's wit and flair, it's a romantic escape for the ages."
A world traveler meets a time traveler in the 21st century and follows him back to medieval Scotland. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Brad Parks
author of SAY NOTHING
March 7, 2017

In Brad Parks’ new thriller Say Nothing, judge Scott Sampson doesn’t brag about having a perfect life, but the evidence is clear: a prestigious job. A beloved family. On an ordinary Wednesday afternoon, he is about to pick up his six-year-old twins to go swimming when his wife, Alison, texts him that she’ll get the kids from school instead. It’s not until she gets home later that Scott realizes she doesn’t have the children. And she never sent the text. Then the phone rings, and every parent’s most chilling nightmare begins. A man has stolen Sam and Emma. For Scott and Alison, the kidnapper’s call is only the beginning of a twisting, gut-churning ordeal of blackmail, deceit, and terror; a high-profile trial like none the judge or his wife has ever experienced. Their marriage falters. Suspicions and long-buried jealousies rise to the surface. Fractures appear. Lies are told. “The nerve-shredding never lets up for a minute as Parks picks you up by the scruff of the neck, shakes you vigorously, and repeats over and over again till a climax so harrowing that you’ll be shaking with gratitude that it’s finally over,” our critic writes in a starred review. View video >