Romance Book Reviews

SOME KIND OF HERO by Suzanne Brockmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"A thought-provoking, deeply satisfying romance from a master of the genre."
When a white Navy SEAL's teen daughter disappears, his smart, resourceful African-American neighbor steps in to help and becomes an emotional touchstone—for the crisis and beyond. Read full book review >
THE DAY OF THE DUCHESS by Sarah MacLean
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2017

"A thrilling story of love reborn."
An Edwardian-era duke and duchess are torn apart by the expectations of their families and the death of their child. Read full book review >

FALLING FOR TROUBLE by Sarah Title
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2017

"A contemporary romance that'll win over any library lover."
Dewey meets dive bar. Read full book review >
COME SUNDOWN by Nora Roberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"With her past couple of titles, Roberts (as opposed to her typically grittier moniker, J.D. Robb) is moving into more complex and darker storytelling, to terrific effect."
Bodine Longbow runs her family's Montana resort with an unfailing can-do attitude, but nothing can prepare her or the family for the return of her long-lost—and brutalized—aunt or an unexpected rash of violence in the area. Read full book review >
DATING YOU / HATING YOU by Christina Lauren
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"A smart, sexy romance for readers who thrive on girl power."
In star-studded Hollywood, a blossoming romance between two talent agents grinds to a halt when their agencies merge and there's only enough room for one of them. 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 >
POSITIVELY PIPPA by Sarah Hegger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2017

"This is the type of romance that makes readers fall in love not just with characters, but with authors as well."
When Pippa's career explodes on national television and she returns home, the last thing she expects is to fall in love…or to heal the rift between three generations of women in her family. Read full book review >
THE THING ABOUT LOVE by Julie James
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2017

"James' star shines even brighter with this smart, sparkling winner."
Two FBI agents who had a rocky relationship at the FBI Academy are paired in an undercover operation, forcing them to re-evaluate their first impressions, work as a team, and maybe find true love. Read full book review >
BLAME IT ON THE DUKE by Lenora Bell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2017

"A historical romance as tantalizing as the Kama Sutra epigraphs at the beginning of each chapter."
One gamble leads to another. 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 >
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 >