Romance

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E-Originals from Evans, Fox, Gray, and Kline | Xpress Reviews

Regency romance fans looking for something just a bit different will adore this one from Evans; Fox’s latest entry is sure to please fans who like their reads hot and nontraditional; Gray’s romantic setup starts out strong but falls flat; Kline’s series entry is a great addition to any contemporary romance collection

E-Originals from Albert, Dover, and Mecca | Xpress Reviews

Libraries where S.E. Jakes is popular will find a ready audience for Albert’s “Out of Uniform” books; with sexy heat between the sheets and an unpredictable twist, Dover’s new series opener should have wide appeal; Mecca’s book is a strong choice for any reader who enjoys stories set in medieval times featuring strong-willed female characters and knights

Summer Escapes: Roll Out the Beach Towel with Some Genre Fiction

Vacation season is approaching, and readers will be contemplating their book lists as carefully as they plan their holidays. To help them find that perfect literary escape, LJ turned to genre fiction columnists and genre experts. Here are their picks for what they anticipate to be hot summer reads.

E-Originals from Christian, McGovern, and Taylor | Xpress Reviews

Christian’s fast-paced plot and action-packed scenes are more than enough to keep readers turning the pages; a good purchase that will appeal to romance readers who like a sweet story with just the right amount of spice; a fun, lighthearted departure from standard romance fare

E-Originals from Bachar and Harmon | Xpress Reviews

Bachar’s latest is a great read for sf romance fans; a perfect, quick read for those with way too much to do and a bonus for romance readers with a passion for the icy tundra over the sweltering beaches

What’s Old Is New Again, plus RWA Update | Romance Reviews

INTRIGUING HISTORICAL EXPANSION; OR, THE HISTORICAL CREEP Not that historical romance is creepy, unless, of course, you’re talking about a particularly sinister gothic. Yet the subgenre is expanding its reach, creeping into decades previously considered off-limits or at least marginal or viewing traditional time frames from a variety of perspectives.

Learning To Love Romance | Readers’ Advisory

Passionate historicals, fast-paced suspense, werewolves, Vikings, modern-day bikers, Navy SEALs, Amish families. The romance genre can give you all these things and a happy ending.

RA Ready: A Beginner’s Guide to Genre Fiction | Readers’ Advisory

There are few things more satisfying for a librarian than uniting a reader with a great book (or two or ten). But many library staffers experience anxiety when asked to recommend titles in genres they don’t read themselves and with which they are unfamiliar.

E-Originals: Foodie Fun from Goodman and Debuter Marcelo, plus First-Timer York | Xpress Reviews

Foodie fiction, NFL action, and steamy romance in a spicy dish that will satisfy Goodman’s readers; lovers of food trucks and San Francisco will especially get a kick out of this fun contemporary romance; readers looking for an almost innocent romance might enjoy this title

E-Originals: An Anthology from Adrienne, Fox, and Mikels, plus Carlyle | Xpress Reviews

Copious detailed lovemaking as well as action and suspense makes this a winning anthology; the story shines in the dialog between our protagonists but less so in the logistical sections