RaveBooklistWith considerable empathy and a generous helping of snarky wit, Dade invites readers into the fascinating world of fan fiction while at the same time deftly addressing some serious topics—body image issues and dyslexia—within the context of a scorchingly sexy contemporary romance. This dazzling debut ensures that Dade is going to be a force to reckon with in the romance genre.
PositiveBooklistIt’s no mystery why RITA Award–winning Hunter continues to be a favorite of discerning historical-romance readers. And the literary proof in the pudding is this launch of her new Duke’s Heiress series, which delivers a superbly sexy love story deftly dovetailed with a well-crafted, mystery-spiked plot, and graced with a cast of endlessly amusing characters.
Jayne Ann Krentz
RaveBooklistKrentz expertly entwines high-stakes suspense, a paranormal-spiked plot, and a generous dollop of sexy romance with delightfully dry wit as she launches a thrilling and chilling new series ... Krentz gets extra bonus points for continuing to recognize the coolness factor of librarians as well as inventing an ingenious new use for forks.
Jayne Ann Krentz
RaveLibrary JournalKrentz expertly entwines high-stakes suspense, a paranormal-spiked plot, and a generous dollop of sexy romance with delightfully dry wit as she launches a thrilling and chilling new series ... Krentz gets extra bonus points for continuing to recognize the coolness factor of librarians as well as inventing an ingenious new use for forks.
RaveBooklistSosa handles alternating viewpoints with perfect aplomb as she once again deftly dishes up for lucky readers another irresistibly fun romance spiced with a zesty sense of humor and spiked with love scenes as hot as the ghost chilis that pepper the Brazilian cuisine featured in this tantalizing tale of love, family, and friendship.
RaveBooklistInspired by several popular 1980s movies, Leigh improvises cleverly in the launching of the Union of Rakes series. This superbly entertaining, perfectly executed Regency-set love story is not only dazzlingly witty and intensely sexy; it is also a sweetly crafted love letter about the power of learning, literature, and lifelong friendships.
PositiveBooklistDeftly wielding her own brand of literary magic, Roberts once again merges mesmerizing characters, inventive plotting, and propulsive pacing as she presents the compulsively readable finale to her altogether bewitching Chronicles of The One trilogy.
RaveLibrary JournalIn the 18th elegantly written installment in her long-running series featuring Kincaid and James...Crombie gracefully puts a modern spin on the quintessential British Golden Age village mystery ... This superbly entertaining crime novel will delight mystery fans who crave character-rich, classically composed mysteries in the style and manner of those written by the late, great P.D. James.
RaveBooklistIn the third exemplary addition to her Outcasts series...Spencer once again rewards readers with the bold originality of her story lines—here she deftly explores the impact of the early nineteenth-century slave trade—the fearless unconventionality of her characters (including a hero tortured by his past and a take-no-prisoners heroine determined to help him), and an abundance of potent, sensually combustible chemistry she cooks up between her protagonists. Spencer is a storyteller of impressive flair.
J. D. Robb
PositiveBooklistWith the forty-ninth tautly constructed, fast-paced entry in Robb’s long-running In Death series, the author (aka Nora Roberts) continues to find new and innovative ways of keeping readers glued to the edges of their seats.
RaveBooklistRoberts goes on to skillfully weave into the plot the kind of domestic details her readers love, while presenting incisively etched characters, thus making for an impressive addition to her remarkable literary canon ... Roberts continues to wow readers, and this heartfelt tale will receive the usual star treatment with a hefty print run and lots of publicity.
PositiveBooklistA brilliantly rendered historical setting, vividly drawn and memorable characters, and plenty of smoldering sexual tension that eventually combusts in sexy love scenes add a marvelous sense of zest to the start of Shupe’s Gilded Age-set Uptown Girls series.
RaveBooklistLong-time fans of RITA Award-winning Kleypas will relish the cameo appearances of so many of her beloved characters, while readers new and returning alike will revel in her stylish prose, sharp wit, and swoon-worthy sensuality as she successfully merges the worlds of her Wallflower and the Ravenels series in a splendid Victorian-set historical romance.
Jayne Ann Krentz
RaveBooklistKrentz...expertly infuses the tautly constructed plot of her latest addictively readable novel with just the right ratio of riveting suspense and sleekly sexy romance. Wrap all this up in writing that is spiked with a generous dash of wry humor, and you have another delectable literary concoction from the leading mixologist of romantic suspense.
RaveBooklist\"The sheer perfection of Balogh’s prose in the fifth superbly written installment... in the Westcott series marries her rare gift for crafting realistically nuanced characters to produce another radiant Regency historical romance by one of the genre’s most resplendent writers.\
J. D. Robb
PositiveBooklistRobb again remixes and remasters all the addictively readable ingredients her readers have come to crave, including a tough-as-nails protagonist who takes guff from no one, a plethora of engaging secondary characters who each play their roles to perfection, a generous dash of hot-as-sin sex, and a fine-tuned, tautly paced plot that relentlessly ticks along to the book’s satisfying conclusion.
RaveBooklist Online\"Ashford begins the Way to a Lord’s Heart series by, once again, expertly bending the conventions of Regency historicals to gift readers with a refreshingly different, sweetly romantic love story they will long remember.\
PositiveBooklistRoberts’ latest polished novel delivers all the literary touchstones her fans have come to expect, including high-stakes suspense, a generous dollop of romance, a thoughtful exploration of the strong bonds of family and friendship that women create for themselves, and, of course, some HGTV fixer-upper moments. As a significant bonus, the book’s chilling, brutal opening scenes should be required reading for any politician waffling on the issue of gun control.
J. D. Robb
RaveBooklistThe creative well never seems to run dry for best-selling Robb as the forty-sixth installment in her ever-compelling Eve Dallas series proves with its fast-paced plot, engaging cast of characters, and writing seasoned with just the right dash of sharp humor. Eve Dallas fans will especially appreciate Robb’s musings about the appeal of crime fiction and the insights into the writing process that she so deftly inserts into the story.