For Valentine’s Day and beyond, here are a few perfectly matched romances: two paranormal debuts, sequels to recent series, and a duo of gems on audio.
Donnelly’s Debut of the Month, Baker, Bledsoe, Lawrence, Neuvel, plus New Series Lineup | SF/Fantasy Reviews, February 15, 2017
Believable characters and a story that keeps readers’ attention glued until the final page makes this a worthy addition to World War II novels; Makumbi’s Kintu will appeal to lovers of African fiction; Chang’s sparse writing infused with Chinatown culture will attract those who are drawn to noir mysteries with a rich cultural component
Recommended for readers of contemporary romance, particularly those looking for diverse heroines; Farrell’s feisty protagonist will be an inspiration to readers; the interchange of sign language and verbal speech adds dimension to an otherwise thin plot; Olivia and Cole are great characters and prove that opposites do attract
Crichton’s debut is perfect for those jumping from YA contemporary romance to more adult fiction; Dranoff does a good job of building a world in which supernaturals exist; an excellent addition to any library looking to diversify its romance collection; readers looking for an exciting sports-based romance will likely be pleased