Romance Book Reviews

RIDE ROUGH by Laura Kaye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"A sexy, textured, and wholly satisfying romance."
When Alexa Harmon gets spooked by her fiance's increasingly abusive and controlling behavior, she turns to her ex-boyfriend Maverick for help, then gains additional help from his motorcycle club, the Raven Riders. Read full book review >
THE FIRST WORD by Isley Robson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"Lovely writing and a sweet romance make for a promising debut."
An emotional romance blossoms between a single father and the occupational therapist who cares for his special needs child. Read full book review >

BOMBSHELL by CD Reiss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2017

"A heartfelt contemporary romance that shows family is what you make of it."
A Hollywood heartthrob finds his life thrust into chaos when he meets the child he never knew he had and a nanny who hates being in the spotlight. Read full book review >
NEVER TRUST A PIRATE  by Valerie Bowman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"Thrilling, delicious, and suspenseful."
Two rogues in disguise are bested at their own game after meeting—and falling in love. Read full book review >
DATING THE UNDEAD by Juliet Lyons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"A fun introduction to a paranormal series that combines the familiar with the new to bring a fresh spin on the vampire romance."
In a London where vampires publicly exist, a young woman takes to online dating to try to reproduce a magical experience. Read full book review >

THE BAD LUCK BRIDE  by Janna MacGregor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"An impressive debut."
Fifth time's the charm. Read full book review >
NOTHING LIKE A DUKE  by Jane Ashford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"A fun book, well worth reading, even if the plot is occasionally confusing."
A bluestocking who avoids society faces her fears during a long house party with the help of a suave and accomplished beau. Read full book review >
AND IT CAME TO PASS by Laura Stone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 18, 2017

"A fine romance with a touch of political intent."
While exploring their forbidden sexual desires, two young men—Mormon missionaries—fall in love. Read full book review >
JUST ONE TOUCH by Maya Banks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 23, 2017

"Paranormal elements blend with everyday experiences to add a dash of the unexpected to a traditional romance story."
A traumatized woman heals a weather-beaten security agent with a combination of supernatural powers and ordinary human compassion, discovering her own identity in the process. Read full book review >
WHITE HOT by Ilona Andrews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2017

"An enthralling paranormal romance from a master of the genre."
Private eye Nevada Baylor (Burn for Me, 2014) takes another case putting her in the path of Connor Rogan, and it soon becomes clear they've taken on some powerful enemies; Nevada may have to truly embrace her magic in order to save her family and fight for her happiness with the prickly mage. Read full book review >
WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI by Sandhya Menon
ROMANCE
Released: May 30, 2017

"Heartwarming, empathetic, and often hilarious—a delightful read. (Fiction. 14-adult)"
A clash of perspectives sparks this romantic comedy about two first-generation Indian-American teens whose parents set an arranged-marriage plan in motion, but it backfires big time—or maybe not? Read full book review >
THE GIRL WITH THE MAKE-BELIEVE HUSBAND by Julia Quinn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2017

"Quinn's fans will be grateful she's crossed the pond for this textured look at life in New York during the 1770s."
A young Englishwoman travels to New York during the Revolutionary War and ends up impulsively passing herself off as the wife of an injured officer. 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 >