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Rating May 2016 - RT Book Reviews
may
Legend Katy Evans Gallery
Best of My Love Susan Mallery HQN
Never Let You Go Monica Murphy Bantam
Historical Fiction
and after the fire Lauren Belfer harper
at the edge of summer J essica Brockmole ballantine
Historical Romance
i thee wed Celeste Bradley Signet
the earl takes all Lorraine Heath avon
Temptations of a
wallflower E va Leigh avon
magnate Joanna Shupe zebra
Inspirational
Land of Silence Tessa Afshar
Tyndale
Sister Eve and
the Blue Nun Lynne Hinton Thomas Nelson
Medical Judgment Richard L. Mabry, M.D.
Abingdon
Lead Me Home A my K. Sorrells
Tyndale
Mainstream Fiction
BRITT-MARIE WAS HERE Fredrik Backman Atria
Mystery, Suspense & Thriller
gone with the witch Heather Blake nal
diana’s altar Barbara Cleverly soho crime
the second life
of nick mason
S teve Hamilton putnam
hide away Iris Johansen St. martin’s
extreme prey John Sandford putnam
selected from 254 novels reviewed in this issue
Contemporary Romance
Paranormal
Fire Bound Christine Feehan Jove
The Beast J.R. Ward NAL
Romantic Suspense
Rival Forces D.D. Ayres St. Martin’s
Troublemaker Linda Howard William Morrow
Science Fiction & Fantasy
the fireman Joe Hill william morrow
children of earth and sky G
uy Gavriel Kay Nal
too like the lightning Ada Palmer tor
Series Romance
DEADLY OBSESSION Elle James
HARLEQUIN ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
HER STUBBORN COWBOY Patricia Johns
HARLEQUIN AMERICAN ROMANCE
THE COWBOY’S TWINS by Deb Kastner LOVE INSPIRED
TRIBAL LAW Jenna Kernan HARLEQUIN INTRIGUE
BILLIONAIRE WITHOUT A PAST Carol Marinelli HARLEQUIN PRESENTS
THE MOST SCANDALOUS RAVENSDALE
Melanie Milburne HARLEQUIN PRESENTS
JAMES BRAVO’S SHOTGUN BRIDE
Christine Rimmer HARLEQUIN SPECIAL EDITION
PLAIN PROTECTOR Alison Stone LOVE INSPIRED SUSPENSE
HIS PRAIRIE SWEETHEART Erica Vetsch
LOVE INSPIRED HISTORICAL
Urban Fantasy
Dreamwalker Allyson James allyson james
In Shining Armor Elliott James Orbit
Young Adult
WHISPER TO ME Nick Lake Bloomsbury
THE RAVEN KING Maggie Stiefvater Scholastic
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HARLEQUIN AMERICAN ROMANCE Reviewed by Susannah Balch
1593(2) The Texas Ranger’s Family 9780373756179 Rebecca Winters
1594(4) Twins for the Bull Rider 9780373756186April Arrington
1595(4H TP)Her Stubborn Cowboy 9780373756193 Patricia Johns
1596(3) A Marriage in Wyoming 9780373756209Lynnette Kent
Harlequin BLAZE Reviewed by Leona Woolfolk
891(2)daring her seal
892(3)Come Closer, Cowboy
893(3)Big Sky Seduction
894(3)The Flyboy’s Temptation
9780373798957 Anne Marsh
9780373798964 Debbi Rawlins
9780373798971Daire St. Denis
9780373798988 Kimberly Van Meter
Harlequin Desire Reviewed by Anna Dougherty
2443(4) Twins for the Texan
2444(3) In Pursuit of His Wife
2445(3) Secret Baby Scandal
2446(3) The CEO’s Little Surprise
2447(4) From Friend to
Fake Fiancé
2448(3) His Seduction Game Plan
9780373734566 9780373734573
9780373734580
9780373734597
9780373734603 Charlene Sands
Kristi Gold
Joanne Rock
Kat Cantrell
Jules Bennett
9780373734610
Katherine Garbera
harlequin heartwarming Reviewed by Patsy Glans
1593(4) A Man of Influence
1594(4) Sweet Justice
1595(4) Lost and Found Family
1596(4) Every Time We Say Goodbye
9780373367832Melinda Curtis
9780373367849 Cynthia Reese
9780373367856Leigh Riker
9780373367863Liz Flaherty
Harlequin intrigue Reviewed by Susannah Balch
1635(3)
1636(4)
1637(4)
1638(4)
1639(4H TP)
1640(3)
The Marshal’s Justice
Allegiances
Roping Ray McCullen
Urgent Pursuit
Tribal Law
Smoke and Ashes
9780373699025 Delores Fossen
9780373699032 Cynthia Eden
9780373699049 Rita Herron
9780373699056 Beverly Long
9780373699063
Jenna Kernan
9780373699070 Danica Winters
Harlequin Presents Reviewed by Alexandra Kay
3425(4)
Morelli’s Mistress
3426(4H TP) Billionaire Without
a Past
3427(3)
The Sheikh’s Last
Mistress
3428(4)
The Shock Cassano Baby
3429(4H TP) The Most Scandalous
Ravensdale
3430(4)
Claiming the Royal
Innocent
3431(3)
A Tycoon to Be
Reckoned With
3432(4)
Kept at the Argentine’s
Command
9780373134311 Anne Mather
9780373134328
Carol Marinelli
9780373134335 9780373134342Andie Brock
9780373134359 Melanie Milburne
9780373134366
Jennifer Hayward
9780373134373 Julia James
9780373134380Lucy Ellis
Harlequin Romance Reviewed by Jaime A. Geraldi
4519(4) The Billionaire Who
Saw Her Beauty
4520(4) In the Boss’s Castle
Rachael Thomas
9780373743841
Rebecca Winters
9780373743858
Jessica Gilmore
4521(3) One Week with the
French Tycoon
4522(3) Rafael’s Contract Bride
9780373743865
Christy McKellen
9780373743872Nina Milne
Harlequin romantic suspense Reviewed by Melanie Bates
1895(4)
Conard County Spy
1896(4)
Her Colton P.I.
1897(4H TP) Deadly Obsession
1898(4)
Bodyguard’s Baby Surprise
9780373279869 Rachel Lee
9780373279876Amelia Autin
9780373279883Elle James
9780373279890 Lisa Childs
Harlequin Special Edition Reviewed by Debbie Haupt
2473(4)
Fortune’s Prince
9780373659555 Nancy Robards
Charming
Thompson
2474(4H TP) James Bravo’s
9780373659562 Christine Rimmer
Shotgun Bride
2475(4)
The Detective’s 8 lb, 9780373659579 Meg Maxwell
10 oz Surprise
2476(4)
Her Rugged Rancher
9780373659586 Stella Bagwell
2477(4)
Do You Take This Daddy? 9780373659593
Katie Meyer
2478(4)
The Bachelor’s
9780373659609 Gina Wilkins
Little Bonus
KIMANI romance Reviewed by B. Nakia Garner
473(2) When I Fall in Love
474(2) Under the Bali Moon
475(3) Provocative Attraction
476(3) His Love Lesson
9780373864492
Bridget Anderson
9780373864508Grace Octavia
9780373864515 AlTonya Washington
9780373864522Nicki Night
LOVE INSPIRED Reviewed by Leslie L. McKee
(4)
(4H TP)
(3)
(4)
(3)
(4)
An Amish Match
The Cowboy’s Twins
Claiming the Single Mom’s Heart
Her Firefighter Hero
Coast Guard Sweetheart
Her Texas Family
9780373719518 Jo Ann Brown
9780373719525 Deb Kastner
9780373719532Glynna Kaye
9780373719549Leigh Bale
9780373719556 Lisa Carter
9780373719563
Jill Lynn
LOVE INSPIRED historical Reviewed by Susannah Balch
(3)
(3)
(3)
(4H TP)
The Cowboy’s City Girl
Special Delivery Baby
The Reluctant Bridegroom
His Prairie Sweetheart
9780373283583Linda Ford
9780373283590Sherri Shackelford
9780373283606Shannon Farrington
9780373283613 Erica Vetsch
LOVE INSPIRED SUSPENSE Reviewed by Leslie L. McKee
(4)
(4)
(4)
(4H TP)
(4)
(4)
Truth and Consequences
Emergency Response
Seaside Secrets
Plain Protector
Tactical Rescue
Unknown Enemy
9780373447404Lenora Worth
9780373447411Susan Sleeman
9780373447428Dana Mentink
9780373447435Alison Stone
9780373447442 Maggie K. Black
9780373447459Michelle Karl
Harlequin SuperRomance titles are no longer available on shelves in stores,
however, they can be purchased in print online at Harlequin.com, Amazon and B&N.com,
as well being available as eBooks wherever digital books are sold.
Harlequin Nocturne print titles are published every three
months and the next installments will be reviewed in the June issue.
TP = Top Pick
eroticaratings
RT BOOK REVIEWS • ISSUE #387 • May 2016
4Maya Banks
3Shelly Bell
4
Joely Sue Burkhart
4Alexa Riley
4
Kit Rocha
2Meghan March
4
Vi Keeland
4
Carly Phillips & Erika Wilde
4
Kylie Scott
Dominated
Black Listed
Two Cuts Darker
Thief
Beyond Ruin
Dirty Billionaire
The Baller
Dirty Sexy Saint
Dirty
9780425280669
9780062396501
9781459290365
9781523267682
9781530099993
9781943796915
9781522858416
9781942288671
9781250083210
Berkley
Avon Red Impulse**
Carina**
Alexa Riley
Kit Rocha
Meghan March
Vi Keeland
Carly Phillips & Erika Wilde
St. Martin’s Griffin
TP = Top Pick
* Hardcover
** E-book
science fiction/fantasyratings
RT BOOK REVIEWS • ISSUE #387 • May 2016
4
Joe Abercrombie
4Madeline Ashby
4
Francesca Haig
3
Kat Howard
3
Patrick Hemstreet
4H TP
Joe Hill
4Ian Irvine
4H TPGuy Gavriel Kay
4
Paul Kearney
3Glenda Larke
3
Todd Lockwood
4Sylvain Neuvel
4H TPAda Palmer
4
Fran Wilde
Sharp Ends
Company Town
The Map of Bones
Roses and Rot
The God Wave
The Fireman
The Summon Stone
Children of Earth and Sky
The Wolf in the Attic
The Fall of the Dagger
The Summer Dragon
Sleeping Giants
Too Like the Lightning
The Jewel and Her Lapidary
9780316390811
9780765382900
9781476767192
9781481451161
9780062419507
9780062200631
9780316386876
9780451472960
9781781083628
9780316399708
9780756408336
9781101886694
9780765378002
9780765384973
Orbit*
Tor*
Gallery*
Saga*
Harper Voyager*
William Morrow*
Orbit
NAL*
Solaris
Orbit
Daw*
Del Rey*
Tor*
Tor.com
TP = Top Pick
* Hardcover
** E-book
historical romanceratings
RT BOOK REVIEWS • ISSUE #387 • May 2016
4Mary Balogh
3Lynna Banning
4Lenora Bell
4
Valerie Bowman
4H TP
Celeste Bradley
4Annie Burrows
4
Jo Goodman
4H TPLorraine Heath
3Elisabeth Hobbes
4
Josi S. Kilpack
4Stephanie Laurens
4H TPEva Leigh
3Ann Lethbridge
4Sally MacKenzie
4
Victoria Roberts
4H TP
Joanna Shupe
Historical Fiction 4H TPLauren Belfer
4H TP
Jessica Brockmole
4Maggie Leffler
4Sharyn McCrumb
4Aimie K. Runyan
4
Jane Thynne
Only Beloved
Printer In Petticoats
How the Duke Was Won
The Untamed Earl
I Thee Wed
In Bed With The Duke
The Devil You Know
The Earl Takes All
The Blacksmith’s Wife
Forever and Forever
A Buccaneer at Heart
Temptations of a Wallflower
More Than a Lover
How to Manage a Marquess
Kill or Be Kilt
Magnate
9780451477781
9780373298792
9780062397720
9781250072580
9780451475978
9780373298808
9780425277447
9780062391032
9780373298822
9781629721422
9780778318781
9780062358660
9780373298815
9781420137149
9781402292064
9781420139846
Signet
Harlequin
Avon
St. Martin’s
Signet
Harlequin
Berkley
Avon
Harlequin
Shadow Mountain
Mira
Avon
Harlequin
Zebra
Sourcebooks
Zebra
9780062428516
9780345547897
9780062427922
9781476772813
9781496701121
9780553393866
Harper*
Ballantine*
William Morrow
Atria*
Kensington
Ballantine
And After the Fire
At the Edge of Summer
The Secrets of Flight
Prayers the Devil Answers
Promised to the Crown
The Pursuit of Pearls
TP = Top Pick
* Hardcover
** E-book
paranormal romanceratings
RT BOOK REVIEWS • ISSUE #387 • May 2016
4
4H TP
4
4H TP
Kate Baxter
Christine Feehan
Terry Spear
J.R. Ward
The Dark Vampire
Fire Bound
Alpha Wolf Need Not Apply
The Beast
St. Martin’s
Jove
Sourcebooks
NAL*
9781250053770
9780515156119
9781492621867
9780451475169
TP = Top Pick
* Hardcover
** E-book
urban fantasyratings
RT BOOK REVIEWS • ISSUE #387 • May 2016
4Mario Acevedo
4Diana Pharaoh Francis
4
Charlaine Harris
4H TPAllyson James
4H TPElliott James
4Gini Koch
4
Colleen Vanderlinden
Rescue from Planet Pleasure
Whisper of Shadows
Night Shift
Dreamwalker
In Shining Armor
Camp Alien
One MORE DAY
N/A
N/A
9780425263228
9781941229194
9780316302333
9780756410087
9781523707591
WordFire**
Bell Bridge**
Ace*
JA/AG
Orbit
DAW
Colleen Vanderlinden
TP = Top Pick
* Hardcover
** E-book
mystery, suspense & thrillerratings
RT BOOK REVIEWS • ISSUE #387 • May 2016
4
Kelley Armstrong
4Lisa Black
4H TPHeather Blake
3
Kathleen Bridge
4H TP
Barbara Cleverly
4
Paula Treick DeBoard
4Heather Graham
4H TPSteve Hamilton
4Sherry Harris
4Elena Hartwell
4
Catherine Hunt
4H TPIris Johansen
4
Kate Kessler
4Mary Kubica
3
Con Lehane
3Allison Leotta
4
Clare Mackintosh
4Nadine Nettmann
4
Joyce Carol Oates
4H TP
John Sandford
4Larry D. Sweazy
2
Radha Vatsal
3
Robin Wasserman
City of the Lost
That Darkness
Gone With the Witch
Hearse and Gardens
Diana’s Altar
The Drowning Girls
Flawless
The Second Life of Nick Mason
All Murders Final!
One Dead, Two to Go
Someone Out There
Hide Away
It Takes One
Don’t You Cry
Murder at the 42nd Street Library
The Last Good Girl
I Let You Go
Decanting a Murder
The Doll-Master and Other Tales of Terror
Extreme Prey
See Also Deception
A Front Page Affair
Girls on Fire
9781250092144
Minotaur*
9781496701886
Kensington*
9781101990117
NAL
9780425276594
Berkley
9781616956646
Soho Crime*
9780778318378
Mira
9780778318811
Mira*
9780399574320
Putnam*
9781617730214
Kensington
9781603813112
Camel
9780008165253
Harper
9781250075826
St. Martin’s*
9780316302500
Redhook
9780778319054
Mira*
9781250009968
Minotaur*
9781476761114
Touchstone*
9781101987490
Berkley*
9780738748504
Midnight Ink
9780802124883
Mysterious Press*
9780399176050
Putnam*
9781633881266
Seventh Street
9781492632665Sourcebooks
9780062415486Harper*
TP = Top Pick
* Hardcover
** E-book
inspirationalratings
RT BOOK REVIEWS • ISSUE #387 • May 2016
4H TP
Tessa Afshar
Land of Silence
4
Karen Barnett
Through the Shadows
4
Pepper Basham
A Twist of Faith
4
Wanda E. Brunstetter & Jean Brunstetter The Betrayed Fiancée
3
Victoria Bylin
Someone Like You
3
Kathryn Cushman
Fading Starlight
4Sara Davison
The Dragon Roars
4Melanie Dickerson
The Beautiful Pretender
4Suzanne Woods Fisher
The Quieting
2Sean Patrick Flanery
Jane Two
4A.H. Gabhart
Murder Comes by Mail
4Dee Henderson
Traces of Guilt
4Dee Henderson, Dani Pettrey & Lynette EasonSins of the Past
4H TPLynne Hinton
Sister Eve and the Blue Nun
3Sarah E. Ladd
Dawn at Emberwilde
4Hillary Manton Lodge
Together at the Table
4H TP
Richard L. Mabry, M.D.
Medical Judgment
3Laura McNeill
Sister Dear
4Dana Mentink
Sit, Stay, Love
4
Karen Halvorsen Schreck
Broken Ground
4H TPAmy K. Sorrells
Lead Me Home
4Sarah Sundin
Anchor in the Storm
4
Janice Thompson
Every Bride Has Her Day
4
Becky Wade
Her One and Only
9781496414007
9781501816338
9781941103883
9781634092050
9780764217371
9780764212628
9781941720219
9780718026288
9780800723217
9781455539437
9780800727055
9780764218866
9780764217975
9780718041885
9780718011819
9780307731791
9781630881207
9780718030926
9780736966078
9781476794839
9781496409553
9780800723439
9780800724016
9780764211102
Tyndale*
Abingdon*
Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas
Shiloh Run
Bethany House
Bethany House
Ashberry Lane
Thomas Nelson
Revell
Center Street*
Revell
Bethany House
Bethany House*
Thomas Nelson
Thomas Nelson
WaterBrook
Abingdon*
Thomas Nelson
Harvest House
Howard
Tyndale
Revell
Revell
Bethany House
TP = Top Pick
* Hardcover
** E-book
mainstream fictionratings
RT BOOK REVIEWS • ISSUE #387 • May 2016
4H TP
Fredrik Backman
4Stacey Ballis
4Helen Brown
3
Kalisha Buckhanon
4Ann Y. K. Choi
4Shelly Ellis
3Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke
3Meghann Foye
3Mark Haddon
4
James Hannah
4Antonia Hayes
4Deborah Install
3Agnès Martin-Lugand
4Deborah Moggach
4Mary Alice Monroe
4
Phaedra Patrick
4
Camille Perri
4
Kim Michele Richardson
3Mary Waters-Sayer
4Danielle Steel
Britt-Marie Was Here
Wedding Girl
Tumbledown Manor
Solemn
Kay’s Lucky Coin Variety
Bed of Lies
The Year We Turned Forty
Meternity
The Pier Falls: And Other Stories
The A to Z of You and Me
Relativity
A Robot in the Garden
Happy People Read and Drink Coffee
Something to Hide
A Lowcountry Wedding
The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper
The Assistants
GodPretty in the Tobacco Field
The Blue Bath
The apartment
9781501142536
9780425276617
9781496701480
9781250091598
9781476748054
9781617734038
9781476763446
9780778319306
9780385540759
9781492633167
9781501105074
9781492631262
9781602862845
9780062427335
9781501125430
9780778319337
9780399172540
9781617737350
9781250088215
9780345531070
Atria*
Berkley
Kensington
St. Martin’s*
Touchstone*
Dafina
Washington Square
Mira
Doubleday*
Sourcebooks
Gallery*
Sourcebooks
Weinstein*
Harper
Gallery
Mira*
Putnam*
Kensington
St. Martin’s*
Delacorte*
TP = Top Pick
* Hardcover
** E-book
romantic suspense ratings
RT BOOK REVIEWS • ISSUE #387 • May 2016
3
Winter Austin
4H TPD.D. Ayres
4Shayla Black & Lexi Blake
4M.L. Buchman
3
Chanel Cleeton
4H TPLinda Howard
4Laura Kaye
4Lindsay McKenna
4Shiloh Walker
Born to Die
Rival Forces
Big Easy Temptation
Flash of Fire
Fly With Me
Troublemaker
Ride Hard
Out Rider
The Trouble with Temptation
N/A
9781250086952
9780425275344
9781492619192
9781101986967
9780062418975
9780062403339
9780373788613
9781250067951
Crimson**
St. Martin’s
Berkley
Sourcebooks
Berkley
William Morrow*
Avon
HQN
St. Martin’s
TP = Top Pick
* Hardcover
** E-book
contemporary romanceratings
RT BOOK REVIEWS • ISSUE #387 • May 2016
3
Katie Ashley
4
Kristen Ashley
4Lynnette Austin
3
Belle Calhoune
3MaryJanice Davidson
4
Jude Deveraux
4H TP
Katy Evans
4Nicole Evelina
4Marie Force
4
Jennifer Gracen
3Elizabeth Hayley
2Nicole Helm
3
Kelly Jamieson
4Donna Kauffman
4
Jessica Lemmon
4H TPSusan Mallery
4LuAnn McLane
4H TPMonica Murphy
3
Terri Osburn
4
Kristen Proby
3Michelle Jo Quinn
3Leisa Rayven
4
Katee Robert
4
R.C. Ryan
4
Jodi Thomas
3Lori Wilde
4Elle Wright
4
Cathy Yardley
TP = Top Pick
* Hardcover
** E-book
Last Mile
Bounty
Every Bride Has Her Day
A Moment in the Moonlight
Danger, Sweetheart
The Girl from Summer Hill
Legend
Been Searching For You
Ain’t She Sweet
Someone Like You
A Wedding Agreement
Outlaw Cowboy
Icing
Starfish Moon
Return of the Bad Boy
Best of My Love
Wish Upon a Wedding
Never Let You Go
My One and Only
Listen To Me
Harley
Wicked Heart
The Wedding Pact
Matt
Lone Heart Pass
Love of the Game
Her Kind of Man
Level Up
9780451474933
N/A
9781492618003
N/A
9781250053152
9781101883266
9781501101540
N/A
9780425280836
9781420139167
9780451475541
9781492621270
N/A
9781420137491
9781455566501
9780373789191
9781101989807
9781101967300
9781503935037
9780062434753
9781680584530
9781250065988
9781455590506
9781455591602
9780373789214
9780062311436
9781455560400
N/A
Signet
Kristen Ashley**
Sourcebooks
Belle Calhoune**
St. Martin’s Griffin
Ballantine*
Gallery
Nicole Evelina**
Berkley
Zebra Shout
Signet
Sourcebooks
Loveswept**
Zebra
Forever
HQN
Signet
Bantam
Montlake
William Morrow
Limitless**
St. Martin’s Griffin
Forever
Forever
HQN
Avon
Forever
Cathy Yardley**

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