Seasonal Sparklers | Romance Reviews, October 15, 2015

Sweet or sexy, lighthearted or intense, the current romance selections are sure to add a bit of sparkle—and maybe a bit of sizzle—to the goings-on.

Summertime Spotlights Byrne, Dane, Dare, Novak | Romance Reviews, August 2015

There’s still time to indulge in a few late-summer romances. So grab your favorite cooler, find a place in the shade, and put the world on hold as you relax with these intoxicating charmers.

Balogh, Feehan, Shalvis, Thayne, Two Brides of Waterloo, Plus News | Romance Reviews, June 15, 2015

Small-Town Style What is it about community-based series romances—the ones set in small towns with an assortment of recurring characters that hover in the background of the main action—that is so appealing?

Historicals from Beverley, Long; Modern-Day Brockmann & Co., RIP Cathie Linz and Bertrice Small, Plus RWA Update | Romance Reviews, April 15, 2015

Although lately the romantic buzz has been about new adult (which is great fun) and erotic romance (which can be fun, too), historicals are still a serious draw.

Burrowes’s Sweetest Kisses, Everett’s Latest Sanctuary Island, Jeffries’s Last Duke, plus RWA Update | Romance Reviews, February 15, 2015

What is it about a loner that is so fascinating? Is it the unknown that appeals? The mystery? The danger? Or is it the challenge of drawing them out and making them connect? Whatever it is, these characters lure us in and keep us coming back for more.

Dreyer, Florand, Kramer, MacLean | Romance Reviews, December 2014

Dreyer’s smart, savvy heroine and a dashing “White Knight,” Florand’s delicious story will appeal across genre lines, Kramer’s sexy-sweet romp is sassy, funny, and redolent with Low-Country charm, a satisfying conclusion to MacLean’s remarkable quartet.

Best Books 2014: Romance

Library Journal‘s Romance reviewer Kristin Ramsdell puts the Top Ten Best Romance of 2014 in perspective

Historical Gems (Balogh, Bourne), Stunning Contemporary (Higgins), Holiday Hits (Burrowes, Novak) | Romance Reviews

Small towns or cities, contemporary or historical, sweet or steamy, strictly realistic or graced with supernatural charm, there’s something here to match everyone’s tastes.

Captivating Romance from Jeffries, Phillips, Putney, & Thomas | Romance Reviews

Life-­changing secrets and class issues fuel Jeffrie’s plot, Phillips reveals a brilliant flair for the gothic, another memorable masterpiece from Putney, one of Thomas’s most unforgettable yet.

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

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.