In this roundup of the best-reviewed BookLife titles, we highlight a fantasy series prequel, a Renaissance story, and a royal cowboy romance.

Cold Iron Heart

Melissa Marr

Synopsis: This prequel invites readers back into the world of the Wicked Lovely series.

PW’s Takeaway: Fans of the series will be pleased.

The Giant

Laura Morelli

Synopsis: This historical romp centers on a mediocre fresco painter.

PW’s Takeaway: Morelli delights with a portrait of a Renaissance artist in the shadow of giants.

Her Cowboy Prince

Madeline Ash

Synopsis: In Ash’s second Cowboy Princes romance, triplet brothers fulfill their royal duties.

PW’s Takeaway: A fanciful tale of love and palace intrigue.