About Kristin Ramsdell

Kristin Ramsdell is Librarian Emerita, California State University, East Bay. She is the author of the romance section of What Do I Read Next? A Reader's Guide to Current Genre Fiction (Gale, annual) and Romance Fiction: A Guide to the Genre (Libraries Unlimited)

Historical Romance by Balogh, Chase, & Nash, Paranormal from Singh, plus a Tribute to Mary Stewart | Romance Reviews

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The worldbuilding bug has bitten the contemporary market big time. Book by book, writers are creating communities so real (and appealing), readers want to live there…and the more carefully this world is designed, the better the story will be.

Historical Romance from Alexander, Gracie, & James, Paranormal from Owens, & More | Romance Reviews

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Alexander’s Scandalous Adventures is a blithe and funny romp; a most unconventional Winter Bride; James’s Lady X reprises familiar characters; Owens is off to a spectacular start in a new series

Romance Reviews | February 15, 2014

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Reviews of Suzanne Brockmann’s Do or Die, Tessa Dare’s Romancing the Duke, Sabrina Jeffries’s When the Rogue Returns, Rose Lerner’s Sweet Disorder, Sherryl Woods’s Home to Seaview Key, and a list of titles from the February 15 issue.

Romance Reviews | December 2013

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Reviews of The Lone Warrior, Love Your Entity, and The Chocolate Heart, plus a full list of Romance reviews from the December 2013 issue.

Romance Reviews | October 15, 2013

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Reviews of Lady Jenny’s Christmas Portrait, Christmas on Main Street, When the Marquess Met His Match, plus a full list of Romance Reviews from October 15, 2013.

Romance Reviews | August 2013

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Reviews of The Arrangement, Breath of Iron, and Sometimes a Rogue, plus a full list of Romance reviews from the August 2013 issue.

Romance Reviews | April 15, 2013

Reviews of Kat Martin’s Against the Edge, Elizabeth Lowell’s Dangerous Refuge, Nora Roberts’ Whiskey Beach, plus a full list of romance reviews in the April 15 issue.

Romance: From My Soapbox | February 2013

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Romance reviewer Kristin Ramsdell addresses Harlequin’s cover-model shoot on The Bachelor

Romance Reviews | February 15, 2013

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Reviews of Ashlyn Macnamara’s A Most Scandalous Proposal, Teresa Medeiros’s The Temptation of Your Touch, and Lisa Kleypas’s Crystal Cove, plus a full list of romance reviews in the Feb. 15 issue.

Best Books 2012: Romance

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From historical to paranormal to sassy contemporary and romantic suspense, the top romance of 2012 will make you fall in love with the genre

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