Romance

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E-Originals from Colly, Hassell, and Sebastian, plus a Yuletide Trio | Xpress Reviews

These three Christmas stories of love and family will get readers into the holiday spirit; the gothic atmosphere of the “Cities Below” world carries the weight; Hassell is proving to be a go-to name for realistic M/M romances; Sebastian provides yet another sizzling romance with a robust plot

Indulge Your Readers’ Passions | Romance Reviews

What Is It About a Duke? Despite the rarity in real life of the existence of dukes, as well as other nobles, they are alive, well, and constantly multiplying on the pages of popular historical romances—especially those set during the 19th century. If your readers’ passions run toward high-ranking title-holders, check out the works below.

E-Originals from Poole, Riley, Sands, and Wilson | Xpress Reviews

Poole’s filled her latest with background that doesn’t go anywhere; the sexy chemistry between Neve and Tor is undeniable; readers will love Sands’s endearing story of family, friends, hope, and love; more joyous is how Wilson is able to update the story with a princess heading from scandal to reality TV

LJ Fiction | Review Alert, December 2017

Lovesay’s exceptional police procedural is packed with imperfect and engaging characters; trippy, nail-biting speculative fiction from Sweterlitsch; fans of Anderson’s first installment of this series will devour this book; D’Salete’s brutal and tragic tales lend context to the ongoing fight for individual liberties worldwide; another riveting read from the unparalleled Chase

E-Originals from Godman, Matthews, Whitaker, and an Anthology Crew | Xpress Reviews

Series fans will enjoy Sebastian and Cindy’s story and how they finally conquer their adversary; recommended for collections where the “Tortured Souls” series is popular; these authors have brought sex and politics together in steamy love stories; recommended for libraries where diverse romances are in demand

Spotlight on Mary Balogh | LibraryReads Author

The third title in Mary Balogh’s “Westcott” series, Someone To Wed moves up the line to the newly minted Earl of Riverdale, Alexander Westcott. Via email, LJ asked the author about her latest work.

E-Originals from Austin, Husk, Quarles, and Debuter Garland | Xpress Reviews

An author who can pair romance and suspense without losing completely to either is a rarity; enchanting characters and witty banter make this debut a sure bet; smooth and suspenseful, with just enough sexual tension; unfortunately, most of the stops on this road trip don’t feel as integrated as they could be

E-Originals from Barnard, Castillo, McGoldrick, and Walsh | Xpress Reviews

Readers who love romantic, sexy series will be eager to continue reading about Wes’s brothers; Castillo continues to place headstrong characters against the backdrop of the historic Lone Star State; Hugh and Grace are a well-matched pair, and the authors give their relationship ample room to grow; this novella mixes fast-paced action with torrid romance

E-Originals from Devos, Paton, and Wyatt & St. George | Xpress Reviews

An interesting and enjoyable look at a different side of Florida, but readers might not get that far; highly recommended for those who like their love stories with a little humor and a lot of sex; this steamy light Sub/dom romance will have readers begging for these two conflicted souls to heal each other

E-Originals from Allyn, De Salle, Lerner & Co., and Varlet | Xpress Reviews

Allyn’s first foray into the Regency era offers a somewhat unconvincing romance; Sol and Kitten remain the most amusing and compelling characters in De Salle’s latest; these stories tackle issues of race, sexual orientation, religion, and class while still managing to be heartwarming and humorous; more about feelings, attraction, and letting the right person help heal one’s pain