Friday, January 6, 2012
Top Romance Picks
These romance novels were reviewed during the past year by Booklist magazine. If you're looking for something to heat up the winter chill, try one of these recent books. Reviews and descriptions are summarized from Booklist.
Animal Magnetism by Jill Shalvis. The author orchestrates a budding relationship between a commitment-shy former special forces pilot and a gutsy animal rescuer in the superlative launch of a new series set in Idaho's Bitterroot Mountains.
Call Me Irresistible by Susan Elizabeth Phillips. Everyone blames Meg for her best friend's decision to leave Ted at the alter in this RITA award winning lively romantic comedy.
Cloudy with a Chance of Marriage by Kieran Kramer. How can Jilly run a respectable bookshop if her neighbor, A Royal Navy captain, keeps throwing wild parties? A clever plot makes for a laugh out loud, sweet Regency romance.
The Counterfeit Bride by Nancy J. Parra. In Parra's latest masterful historical romance, Lillian pretends to have an absent soldier husband when she opens a store in late-nineteenth century Colorado, only to have her bluff called by a man investigating a counterfeit ring.
The Lady of the Storm by Katherine Kennedy. Blacksmith Giles is charged with protecting Cecily, who is half elf, in this superb story of suspense, magic, and passion, the second in the thrilling and distinctive Elven Lords series.
Lord Langley Is Back in Town by Elizabeth Boyle. Lord Langley has a plan to outmaneuver his enemies, if only Minerva doesn't decide to kill him herself in this Rita Award winner.
The Naked King by Sally MacKenzie. Young Lady Anne Marston, secretly ruined, believes she isn't workthy of marriage, but the man called King of Hearts couldn't care less about the possible scandal.
Only Mine by Susan Mallery. Alaska pilot Finn is furious when his twin brothers drop out of college to appear on a reality TV show, True Love or Fool's Gold.
Unlikely Suitor by Nancy Moser. Italian immigrant and dressmaker Lucy Scarpelli finds herself in an unlikely friendship with a socialite, which leads to forbidden love and danger in this historical tale of resilient, uncompromising women.