Every month I post a recap of all of my reviews from the previous month. For my full spoiler free review including Likes and Dislikes, click the review headers.
I also post the top 20 e-book bestsellers based on your clicks on Ana’s Attic links. Please see below the review recap.
JUNE REVIEW RECAP
Audiobook Review: Stuck Up Suit by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward
“All I could think about was how I couldn’t wait to be inside of her, how I wanted to claim every inch of her, every orifice. I wanted to own her, but the truth was…she already owned me. I was so fucked.”
I loved the unique premise for Stuck Up Suit. I loved how different the couple was. I loved how it was fun and feisty. I loved Soraya’s personality, and that she seemed like a regular, real girl. I loved how hot they were together. The twist, however, took away from their story to me, so I couldn’t give it the 5 stars I thought I would during the first half. Don’t get me wrong, I still loved it, but I think these two authors can do better than using a common plot device.
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Blog Tour Review – All the Rage by T.M. Frazier
“I’d never seen anything like the girl in my arms. Beautiful. Strong. Fierce and Fiery. A force greater than any storm and twice as destructive. In some ways, she was naïve. Innocent even. In other ways, she was the devil himself.
I’d never wanted anyone more.”
All The Rage by T.M. Frazier was a fast- dare I say it – fun read! While it’s still gritty and dangerous and sexy, there was something fun about it. I loved that it was a complete standalone, made even better if you read Lawless and Soulless. All The Rage was filled with danger, destruction, sex, death, love, romance, friendship, and a whole lot of crazy. I loved every second of it.
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Book Review: Fantastical by Kristen Ashley
“Only you.” It took a lot but I forced my eyes to his face to see his were moving around the room. I shouldn’t ask. I really shouldn’t ask. But I asked. “Only me, what?”
His eyes came to me. “Only you could put color in a colorless world.”
The Fantasyland Series by Kristen Ashley is a must-read, whether you think you would ever like fantasy or not. Kristen Ashley’s stories, dialogue, relationships and personalities, along with her rich attention to detail make every world she writes about incredible. Fantastical was a bit like a sexy Disney movie, and such a fun change from the same old books. I highly recommend this series, and this just added more great to an already favorite series.
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Book Review – Broken Dove by Kristen Ashley
“I tell you now, my poppy, for years, I never thought I would again be happy. Never again.” He tucked me closer and finished on a rough whisper. “So I never imagined I could be happier.”
While Broken Dove is not my favorite in the Fantasyland series, I still thoroughly enjoyed the read. I think I would have enjoyed it more if I hadn’t just finished Fantastical because the visits with the other couples would have felt more like visiting long-lost friends. This situation was made especially difficult because the heroine was brought in to replace the hero’s dead wife. There were a lot of outside storylines that became a bit overwhelming and difficult to follow and I wanted a bit more of the couple bonding. But all in all, I still loved being back in Fantasyland so much, and despite having several dislikes, I still enjoyed every second of the read, and can’t wait for Noc’s book, Midnight Soul.
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Charity Book Review – Hook & Ladder 69
Hook & Ladder 69 had some sweet stories, some panty melting HOT stories, some m/m stories, some emotional stories and some funny stories. I loved the variety and how they all tied into the firehouse. When I began to read, I took notes on each story with the intent of reviewing and rating them individually, but quite honestly, I enjoyed them all almost the same. The first story, Five Alarm, by Emme Burton may have been my favorite, and it got me sucked into the book. But the romances brought a little of everything like second chance romances (a few), brother’s best friend, single mom, mystery, excitement, and more. I think I wrote a note at the end of each one that said “I want more!” yet they didn’t leave you hanging.
I gobbled up the whole thing in a day, and now I have a whole bunch of new authors to check out!
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Book Review – Dirty Girl and Dirty Love by Meghan March
“You’re my bad, dirty girl.” His other hand moves from the small of my back down to the bare skin of my ass. “And tonight I’m going to show you just how dirty you were made to be.”
The Dirty Girl Duet is now a favorite duet, and just from these two books, Meghan March is a new favorite author. She wrote the perfect kinky, dirty, possessive alpha hero in Cav, and made me love Greer and her best friend Banner. I was not a fan of Greer’s brother, Creighton, but I suppose I will be as soon as I read The Dirty Billionaire Series. I am already listening to the audiobook of the first one and loving it. I highly recommend The Dirty Girl duet if you like a lighter, sexier, more erotic read with a possessive, demanding dirty talking alpha.
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Book Review – 1984 Against All Odds by Rebecca Yarros
“Those few minutes had only clarified two things— I was still pissed at her for the way she’d walked out, and I still wanted her more than my next breath. Fuck.”
I was a little disappointed in 1984- Against All Odds by Rebecca Yarros. Not in the writing (which was great), or even the story, but more because I was really looking for a good 80’s story, and this could have taken place now outside of a few references. I loved that social anxiety played a major part in the story and was written about in a very knowledgable way. I actually really enjoyed the story, but minus the social anxiety, I have basically read this story before…a few times. Even the twist is the same as the last rock star book I read. Still, I enjoyed the quick read, and rock star or second chance lovers will enjoy it.
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Audiobook Review – Nights with Him by Lauren Blakely
“Let me have more of you, ” he continued. “Let me have you for a month. Give me your body. I’ll give you mine.”
“I don’t know.”
“Let me give you a taste of what I can do to you. If I don’t give you the best orgasm of your life within the next hour, I won’t ask again.”
Nights with Him by Lauren Blakely was one of the hottest books I’ve read this year, but I also loved the characters and story. It was sexy, romantic, fun, panty-melting hot, and the narrator is to die for. I was so glad that Nights with Him stood so well alone, I never felt like I missed anything by not reading the first three.
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Tara’s Tidbits – Crow by A. Zavarelli
“A dark energy crackles to life between us as I stare into those savage irises. They swirl with an intoxicating and vivid array of colors I can’t drag myself away from.”
The author made me feel everything the characters were feeling in the moments and it’s been a long time since I’ve been sucked into a book so fully that I couldn’t put it down and that I had to jump right into book 2. Both characters are broken souls and have their own agendas to stay on the tasks at hand but somewhere along the story, the lines blur and the push/pull of possessiveness begins. It’s like a car crash this part, you don’t want to put your book down, you can’t look away because you know the peak, the drama, climax is coming and you must see it through to see how they survive it. To know if they make it through in one piece, if the happily ever after occurs.
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Book Review – F*cking Awkward Anthology
“Holy shit, Nick!” Chelsea exclaimed. “I know, baby.” I smiled, her reaction inflating my ego. “What did you do?” The change in her voice had me opening my eyes to see what was wrong. Chelsea was looking at my dick with a strange look on her face.
The F*cking Awkward Anthology is one of the best ideas ever! How many of us haven’t been embarrassed or had an awkward sex moment? (Sex on the beach or in the shower is awkward every single time in real life!) It was a rare treat to read when a perfect sex scene goes wrong. I loved each story in the anthology and I am dying to read more from each author. While I will often read a book just because it is a charity book, this one is a must read even if the digital profits weren’t being donated to The Bookworm Box Charity.
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BESTSELLERS FOR JUNE 2016
1. F*cking Awkward Anthology
24 Authors. Awkward Sex. Epic Cause.
Romance done right is full of beautiful and awe-inspiring sex, where the only noises are gasps of pleasure, and changes of position happen smoothly and effortlessly.
But what happens when it all goes wrong?
This collection of short stories will bring you back to the real world, where you laugh to keep from crying, because sometimes, it’s just F*cking Awkward!
100% of digital sales profits go to charity!
Over 330 pages of laugh out loud stories from the following Authors:
Taryn Plendl, Angel Justice, Ahren Sanders, Aly Martinez, Amanda Maxlyn, BA Wolfe, Brooke Blaine, Brooke Page, Carey Heywood, Christine Zolendz, CM Foss, Dina Littner, Ella Frank, Heather C. Leigh, HJ Bellus, K Langston , Laura Ward, Lex Martin, Liv Morris, Mel Ballew, RE Hunter, Stacy Kestwick, Tiffany Aleman, Trudy Stiles
**Foreword written by Tara Sivec, USA Today Bestselling Author**
Purchase F*cking Awkward at Amazon (Currently 99¢)
2. Filthy (Rixton Falls Book 3) by Winter Renshaw
Filthy mouth. Dirty mind. Messy past. I’m no saint, and I hear my reputation precedes me, but you can’t believe everything people say.
I’ve made a living playing by the rules only when the clock is ticking, the ball has been snapped, and I’m cleat-deep in AstroTurf. But I screwed up last year. I went too far with the girls and the partying and the benders, and I created a PR sh*t storm for my team in the process. As a result, the team owner sentenced me to live in some gated, Floridian retirement village until I can “calm down.”
Football is my life, and I love my team. They’re the only family I’ve got anymore, so I’ll do what I have to do to stay where I am.
The rules are clear: no girls, less booze, zero publicity stunts. If I lay low and repair my reputation, I won’t get cut. It’s that simple. Everything was going well. For the first time in my life, I was living by someone else’s rules . . .
. . . and then *she* showed up for the summer.
My next door neighbor’s great niece is visiting, and it doesn’t take long for me to see Delilah Rosewood is the perfect mix of sexy and smart. She makes me want to break all the rules and draw every penalty just to get a taste. She’s all curves and opinions and bee-stung lips, and I’m all trying-to-do-everything-I-can-to-convince-her-to-give-me-the-time-of-day.
But there’s one problem: she hates me with the passion of a thousand Florida suns.
AUTHOR’S NOTE: This is a full-length, standalone romance. You do not need to read ROYAL or BACHELOR first, but for a very *limited time* both books are included FREE with this e-book version of FILTHY! Also included is an ALL-NEW series epilogue!
Purchase Filthy by Winter Renshaw (Currently 99¢)
3. Where Lightning Strikes (A Bleeding Stars Stand-Alone Novel) by A.L. Jackson
A new stand-alone novel from NYT & USA Bestselling Author A.L. Jackson…
Do you know what it feels like right before lightning strikes? How you can feel the current running through your veins? The trembles of warning that ripple through the air? It was a thrill Tamar King chased all her life until it became the very thing she had to escape.
For the last four years, Tamar King has hidden herself in an isolated world she created. She was safe. No one could touch her. Until Lyrik West walked through her door.
He’s the lead guitarist for Sunder and everything she can never have. The dark and beautiful rock star becomes everything she craves.
Lyrik’s life has been devoted to his band and that success has cost him. Bitter, hard, and filled with regret, he refuses to lose himself again, but from the moment he sees her, he wants one night with Tamar King.
The gorgeous bartender is more than he bargained for. Their attraction is consuming. Their desire overpowering. With one touch, they ignite.
But is it worth the cost of getting burned?
She’s a gorgeous nightmare and he’s a wicked dream…
Purchase Where Lightning Strikes by A.L. Jackson at Amazon (Currently $1.99)
4. Hook & Ladder 69: Eighteen Authors…One Sexy Firehouse
18 Authors. One SEXY Firehouse. All for Charity.
Meet the brave men and women of Station 69, serving the citizens of St. Louis while igniting hearts along the way. Eighteen authors have joined forces to bring you their sizzling stories–some sweet, some five alarm hot–but all for a great cause. Follow the antics and adventures of these sexy firefighters in what promises to be one of the hottest summers yet! This delectable book begs the question: Can anyone resist a hero in uniform?
Multiple authors have come together to give you one firehouse where all proceeds from this collaboration go to the Burned Children Recovery Foundation. The Burned Children Recovery Foundation is a national recovery agency that has provided Emotional Support and Financial Aid to Burned Children and their Families since 1989. For more information about this foundation: burnedchildrenrecovery.org
Sarah M. Cradit
Mary Catherine Gebhard
Kristen Hope Mazzola
Morgan Jane Mitchell
Purchase Hook & Ladder 69 at Amazon (currently 99¢)
5. Dirty Girl (Dirty Girl Duet Book 1) by Meghan March
From USA Today bestselling author Meghan March comes a sexy new spin-off duet from the Dirty Billionaire Trilogy. Are you ready to get dirty again?
Desperately seeking rich, famous, single guy with a giant cock to make my lying, cheating, should’ve-been-born-dickless ex-boyfriend realize what he’s just lost.
Oh, and I give great head. Just sayin’.
No man in his right mind would answer that ad.
Except thousands did.
My name is Greer Karas, and I should never be allowed near another bottle of booze again. Because when I drink, my friend and I do stupid things. Like take a page out of my older brother Creighton’s playbook and post something completely asinine on the Internet. Waking up with a giant hangover to find my humiliating personal ad has gone viral is not my finest moment.
Cue my look of shock when one of Hollywood’s hottest new bad boys, Cavanaugh Westman, comes knocking at my door and drops his pants to prove that he does indeed have a giant cock.
What he doesn’t have is an explanation for why he disappeared from my life without a word three years ago, only to show up on the big screen two years later, killing bad guys in action flicks.
Now he wants me again.
What the hell do I do now?
Dirty Girl is the first book in the Dirty Girl Duet, and Greer and Cav’s story will concludes in Dirty Love—available now!
6. REAPER (Boston Underworld Book 2) by A. Zavarelli
He’s dark and mysterious. Quiet and lethal.
An Irish mobster.
Pure sin wrapped up in a beautiful package.
But there’s also something off about him.
He doesn’t feel anything. He shows no emotions.
Sometimes I question his humanity.
He hasn’t spoken to me in two years. Not a single word.
But we share a secret, he and I.
And if it ever comes out, I have no doubt in my mind…
He won’t have a problem killing me too.
I’ve slain for her. I’ll do it again.
When it comes to Sasha, there isn’t a line I won’t cross.
I watch her. She doesn’t know it.
She thinks I hate her. Sometimes, I think I might too.
But I’m always there, lurking in the shadows.
Craving her. Trying to keep the beast within at bay.
I’ll keep her safe. I’ll slaughter anyone who tries to hurt her.
The only thing I can’t do… is protect her from myself.
****This is a full-length standalone novel full of hot Irish guys with accents. Dark mafia themes throughout. HEA included.****
7. American Bad Boy: A Military Romance by Eddie Cleveland
I lost my men. I lost my leg. I lost my career. And all I could think of was Lauren.
I left for West Point with two things: a broken heart and a promise to never let it happen again.
Now I’m back in Colorado as a war hero. F*ck that, I’m a celebrity.
And every woman wants to open her legs for Captain America.
So why do I only want her?
Even with one leg, Mack Forrester hasn’t lost his swagger.
It’s been a decade since he left. But under his tattoos, I still see the guy who broke my heart when he chose his country instead of me.
I told myself I was over it.
One glimpse in his crystal blue eyes and I knew it was a lie.
Now he wants me back, but ten years is a long time. There’s so much he doesn’t know.
Like, that I had his child.
Purchase American Bad Boy at Amazon (Currently 99¢)
8. Wicked Fall (The Wicked Horse Series Book 1) by Sawyer Bennett
Never in your wildest dreams could you begin to imagine all the filthy and depraved things that go on inside The Wicked Horse. Step inside and Woolf Jennings will make every one of your dirty fantasies come true.
He’s covered in a facade of deception. An enticing blend of multi-millionaire and hot-as-hell Wyoming rancher, those that think they know Woolf Jennings admire his abilities to preside as CEO of his family’s cattle and oil empire. But only a privileged few truly understand what fuels the glitter of depravity in those gorgeous blue eyes. Only a few know he’s opened up a sinfully erotic and private sex club named The Wicked Horse right at the base of the beautiful Teton Mountain range.
Sweet Callie Hayes has returned home to Wyoming and is looking forward to starting her life over again. After a night of impetuosity, she’s managed to put herself right in Woolf’s line of sight… the man who she foolishly offered up her virginity to years ago and was flatly turned down.
Now Woolf is seeing that Callie is all grown up and has a kinky side to her that leaves him as confused as it does turned on. Worse yet, both Callie’s dirty desires and sweet heart are getting under his skin, and making Woolf question everything he’s ever believed about himself.
**Warning: this book has sex in it. Lots of sex. Dirty sex. The Wicked Horse Series is a bit different than what Sawyer Bennett normally writes. While you’ll still enjoy fabulous characters, a suspenseful story, some witty banter and an epic romance, there’s just… a lot of sex. You’ve been warned.
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9. Say You’ll Stay by Corinne Michaels
It was all he had to do. Instead, he got on that bus and took my heart with him.
That was seventeen years ago.
I moved on. Marriage. Kids. White picket fence. Everything I ever wanted, but my husband betrayed me and I was left once again.
Alone, penniless, and with two boys, I had no choice but to return to Tennessee. He wasn’t supposed to be there. I should’ve been safe. However, fate has a way of stepping in.
This time around, the tables are turned. It’s my decision. Second chances do exist, but I don’t know if we can repair what’s already been broken . . .
** This book is a STANDALONE **
Purchase Say You’ll Stay at Amazon
10. Trinity by M. Never
Two seductive strangers.
One scandalous night.
A trinity of temptation.
It was only supposed to be a single encounter. A night stripped of sexual inhibitions.
We were never supposed to become romantically involved.
But they were alluring and irresistible.
They were also the enemy.
Their company wants to take the one thing that means anything to me.
Now, I’m navigating a dicey path. Loving two men who can destroy me in a multitude of ways. They can shatter my heart, wreck my dreams, but worst of all, demolish the only place I’ve ever called home.
Trinity is 30k word M/M/F standalone novella. And, like with all M. Never works, spare panties may be required.
Purchase Trinity by M. Never (Currently 99¢)
11. Yours: A Standalone Contemporary Romance by Jasinda Wilder
When my husband Oliver died, my life ended. My purpose, my passion, my everything bled out with him on the side of the Pacific Coast Highway.
Ollie was an organ donor. His eyes, his brain, his lungs, his heart…parts of my Ollie went out and saved lives.
Then his heart, beating in another man’s chest, found its way back to me, and I found myself faced with an impossible choice: hold on to the pain and beauty of the past and the memory of the man I loved, or reach for a bold new future, knowing each heartbeat will be a reminder of all I’ve lost.
* * *
I wasn’t supposed to live past thirty.
My grandfather died at forty-five. Heart failure.
My father died at thirty-eight. Heart failure.
The doctors told me my whole life that I wouldn’t see my thirty-first birthday. My heart was going to give out. It was just a matter of time: a rare blood type and an unusually large heart meant essentially zero chance of a transplant.
I proved them all wrong…by dying on my thirty-first birthday.
And then I woke up, alive, with another man’s heart inside my chest, and his widow on my conscience.
I spent my whole life preparing for death, and now I have to learn how to live. Only, as I soon discovered, living is the easy part.
Loving, and allowing myself to be loved…well, that’s a whole lot harder.
This is a standalone second chance romance like you’ve never read before.
12. Roughneck: A Dark Motorcycle Club Romance by Nikki Wild
I’m going to make her my property…
I’m not the kind of man you play around with.
I’m an enforcer for the club.
I hurt people.
It’s what I do best…
But when I looked into Adeline’s eyes, I knew I could never let anyone hurt a hair on her head… With the whole world falling to pieces around us, I’ll do anything to protect her.
And I’ll do anything to make her mine…
When my baby brother joined this God forsaken motorcycle club, I knew I would do anything to get him out…
But I was too late.
He’s in the worst kind of trouble, and I’m stuck begging for help from the most dangerous man I’ve ever met… A man who lights a fire inside me like nothing I’ve ever experienced.
He will help me save my brother, but when our passions collide… Can I save myself?
Roughneck is a dark and thrilling standalone full-length motorcycle club romance with a HEA and absolutely no cliffhangers!
13. Slave to Love by Julie A. Richman
There are risks to mixing business with pleasure…
IF A MAN HAS AN AFFAIR AT WORK, HE’S A STUD.
He was a royal prick.
The night we met, he ignored me.
Then Mr. Big Shot CEO grabbed my ass in a business meeting.
My boss just loaned me out to this guy.
Now, we’re working on a major project together.
And our chemistry is dangerous.
If I allow it to ignite, I’ll risk losing that promotion.
Worse, what if I lose myself in him?
IF A WOMAN HAS AN AFFAIR AT WORK, SHE’S A SLUT.
From the moment I saw her I knew she was trouble.
It was the combination of her fresh face, smart mouth and nipples that seemed to know my name.
This woman could satisfy my needs both in the boardroom and the bedroom.
But there was more to it than that.
I wanted her.
Really wanted her.
And I was in the position to change the course of her life.
But I’ve got secrets, secrets that could destroy her.
And either make her mine or drive her away forever.
(This is a standalone novel).
Purchase Slave to Love at Amazon
14. One Day Soon by A. Meredith Walters
**Standalone Contemporary Romance**
He found me in blood and tears.
I stayed with him through darkness and fire.
We loved each other in the moment between innocence and bitter truth.
We were the kids easily ignored, who grew into adults we hardly knew.
We weren’t meant to last forever. And we didn’t.
He ran away.
I tried to move on.
Yet I never stopped thinking about the boy who had fought to keep me alive in a world that would have swallowed me whole. He was the past that I buried, but never forgot.
Until the day I found him again, years after believing I had lost him forever.
And in cold, resentful eyes, I saw the heart of the man who had been everything when I had nothing at all. So I vowed to hold onto the second chance that was stolen from the children we had been.
Sometimes fate is ugly. Life can be twisted.
And who we are can be ruined by who we once were.
For two people who had survived so much, we would have to learn how to hold on before we were forced to let go.
**trigger warning- contains mature themes that are intense and imply abuse, though are not graphic**
Purchase One Day Soon at Amazon
14 (tie). Dodging Trains by Sunniva Dee
I was twelve when a stranger at a train station taught me the meaning of ugly. He forced himself on me and threatened to kill my family if I told.
I stayed silent, and the ugliness grew.
Now, that word rolls in film clips through my mind. All I’ve done since my best friend, Keyon Arias, left town is cement how ugly I am. Ugly on the inside—deep down to my core. On the outside… I am a Vixen. I flash men a smile and make them moan out pleasure I control.
Not them. Never them.
After five years of being away, my beautiful boy has come back to town for his father’s masquerade ball. He’s different. Hard muscle supersedes the skin and bone of his once boyish frame. One thing hasn’t changed though: the murderous look in his eyes when he slaughters his opponents. In the ring, I see the bullied boy, all grown up, dominating in ways he couldn’t in high school.
He’s the mayor’s son. The rising MMA fighter. The beautiful one.
I’m not the Paislee Cain of before, not the sweet girl he once knew, the one who chased away his bullies. I’m the town slut. The dirty girl whose shame will never fade no matter how many men I use. He’d disown what I’ve become.
Because beautiful can never love ugly.
Purchase Dodging Trains at Amazon
15. Man Candy by Melanie Harlow
Not just back in town, but living in the flat right beneath mine. And he looks good enough to eat, which is just one more reason to stay away from him.
But I can’t resist.
The sex is incredible (pretty sure we’ve shaken the house right off its foundation), but he can’t fool me—not this time. A degree in marketing and five years in advertising have taught me that “true love” is a fairy tale used to sell lipstick, diamonds, and perfume. It doesn’t exist.
He thinks I’m wrong, and he wants to prove it.
I think he’s crazy, so I dare him to try.
It might be the biggest mistake of my life.
15 (tie). Slammed by Colleen Hoover
Falling in love can feel like poetry. Or it can feel like a slam to the heart.
Colleen Hoover’s romantic, emotion-packed debut novel unforgettably captures all the magic and confusion of first love, as two young people forge an unlikely bond before discovering that fate has other plans for them.
Following the unexpected death of her father, eighteen-year-old Layken becomes the rock for both her mother and younger brother. She appears resilient and tenacious, but inside, she’s losing hope. Then she meets her new neighbor Will, a handsome twenty-one-year-old whose mere presence leaves her flustered and whose passion for poetry slams thrills her.
Not long after a heart-stopping first date during which each recognizes something profound and familiar in the other, they are slammed to the core when a shocking discovery brings their new relationship to a sudden halt. Daily interactions become impossibly painful as they struggle to find a balance between the feelings that pull them together and the forces that tear them apart. Only through the poetry they share are they able to speak the truth that is in their hearts and imagine a future where love is cause for celebration, not regret.
16. The Game That Breaks Us by Michaela Smeltzer
Hockey’s bad boy needs to clean up his reputation…
Bennett James has built his career at being the best, on and off the ice, and now it’s come back to bite him. The media has turned against him, and with a near career-ending injury, he needs to clean up his act and prove that he’s serious about the game. For Bennett, working with his old coach at his alma mater feels like a step back, but it might be just what he needs.
…and she’s going to help him do it.
Grace Wentworth has always been the good girl, and she’s tired of that stigma. She wants to prove that she can get down and dirty with the best of them. The problem? She doesn’t know how.
Bennett will teach the good girl how to be bad, if she pretends to be his goody two-shoes girlfriend in front of the media.
But what happens when the game becomes real?
Purchase The Game That Breaks Us at Amazon
16(tie). Undo Me: The Good Ol’ Boys by M. Robinson
From USA Today Bestselling Author M. Robinson
I met her when I was sixteen.
I fell in love with her when I was seventeen.
She brought me to my knees when I was twenty.
I loved her against reason.
I loved her against hope.
I loved her against all odds.
Now she’s back, a constant reminder of what I lost, what could have been.
I hate her.
I resent her.
I still love her.
Can I forgive her…
Will she be my end once again or my beginning?
17. The Firework Exploded (The Holidays #3) by Tara Sivec
Sam and Noel’s whirlwind Christmas romance shot through Valentine’s Day and is exploding on the Fourth of July!
“You should get married on the 4th,” they said. “It will be so romantic,” they said.
Did you know that during a pyrotechnic display, a single firework travels 481 feet per second and can take out a small village? Did you know it can also singe the ball hair off of any man standing within a mile radius of said-pyrotechnic display (and singed ball hair smells a lot like a sh*t-filled baby diaper that’s been lit on fire), and it can make a vintage wedding dress go up in flames like a barn full of dry hay?
Yeah, me either…
Series: The Stocking Was Hung | Cupid Has a Heart-On | The Firework Exploded
Purchase The Firework Exploded at Amazon
18. MMF BISEXUAL ROMANCE: Home for Three by Nicole Stewart
“It’s just sex,” Selwyn said, moving closer.
“That’s what I’m afraid of,” she whispered.
Jack leaned forward. “It could be more.”
“I’m afraid of that, too.”
Headstrong, talented Kess has spent the last several years building herself into a successful real estate agent, and she certainly doesn’t have time for a serious relationship, especially after past experiences that have left her hopeless in matters of the heart.
When Jack and Selwyn, two gorgeous but clearly unavailable men, ask her to locate the perfect home for them, she jumps at the opportunity to impress her new clients beyond their wildest dreams.
It’s also a great excuse for Kess to spend some time with these two magnetic personalities, a much needed break from the monotony of her usual clients.
However, when the task proves to be far more challenging than she originally thought due to the couple’s demanding expectations, she starts to waiver in her confidence.
But she’s overcome challenges like this before, and she’s confident that she can do it again even when the going gets tough.
As the trio continue to develop their professional relationship, however, work turns into play, and casual connections give way to an unexpected blossoming of true love with a dose of serious heartache.
However, each of these three people have a fierce independent streak, and adding a third into Jack and Selwyn’s stable relationship might just be too much for anyone to handle.
Now all three of them are left questioning everything about themselves, their relationships and how to move forward.
They’ve gotten themselves in too deep, and opening their hearts to love may be their undoing.
It’s sink or swim time as each member of this relationship must do some heavy duty growing up and letting go of their own egos in order to hold on to the best thing that’s ever happened to them.
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19. Brutal Discoveries by Kasey Millstead
South Glenn Maximum Security prison wasn’t for the faint at heart. The inmates weren’t there because they stole some cookies from the cookie jar.
They were serial murderers.
The worst of the worst.
It was at South Glenn that ‘Sweet Treats’ bakery owner, Scarlett Everett met two men who would change her life. Damon Salt was a man serving life without parole that she was paired with for a volunteer program called Friends for Lifers.
Prison guard Aden West was tall and tanned with indigo eyes and a strong jaw smattered with dark hair. Just a hint of what promised to be a sleeve of tattoos peeked out from the cuff of his button-down shirt, which combined with his buzz cut, gave him a bad boy edge Scarlett didn’t know she was attracted to until she stood there trying the catch the breath he took away.
One had the power to destroy her heart, the other had the power to destroy her life as she knew it.
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She’s the President’s daughter. I’m the last guy she should get involved with, a tattooed former Marine with a bad rep. When I see her in danger, the urge to protect her is stronger than anything I’ve ever felt. I save her life…but when she asks me to become her bodyguard, I know I should refuse. I can’t guard a woman I’m this attracted to. But when I see how scared she is, I can’t turn her down.
Now I have to wear a suit and call her ma’am when all I want to do is slam her up against the wall and tear her clothes off. Neither of us can resist…but I can’t let her get close, not with what’s lurking in my past. And the danger is far from over. The White House is under threat…and I’ll do whatever it takes to protect the woman I’ve fallen for.
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Amber M says
I read the Dirty Girl Duet by Meghan March and I loved it so much! It was such a beautiful story that I hated to see it end.
Ana's Attic says
Me too! LOVED!!!
Maria Malaveci says
I have not yet but many are on my to read list!
Jane Nelson says
I haven’t read any of them yet but I have a few on my TBR.
I have not read any of the books but I do have a few of them on my kindle but with 800+ books it is hard to keep track of what I have and it’s hard to say no to really good books!!
Ana's Attic says
Tell me about it!
Karen Gagnon says
The only book on this list I’ve read is Man Candy.
I’ve read Slammed and I bought Hook & Ladder 69 (but haven’t read it yet)… I also want to read American Bad Boy and Home For Three! Thanks for the giveaway and the recommendations 🙂
jodi marinich says
i havent read any yet but n my TBR
I have not read any of these books… but I’m most excited for The Firework Exploded (The Holidays #3) by Tara Sivec
Ana's Attic says
Wear a pad. You will be laughing till you pee.
I haven’t read any but added quite a few to my wish list!
Marcy Meyer says
I have only read Slammed from the June list. So many good ones!
Betul E. says
Say You’ll Stay by Corinne Michaels, Where Lightning Strikes by A.L. Jackson, and Slammed by Colleen Hoover
Ashley J says
I’ve read a few of the same books as you in June. The biggest stand out for me, however was Say You’ll Stay by Corinne Michaels. That book blew me away! I read Undo Me a while ago- sending you a hug for making it through that one!
I haven’t ready any of these yet, but I want to!
I’ve only read Trinity by M Never and it was scorching ???
Shai Villanueva says
I’ve yet to read them but some are already on my kindle. The only one I’ve read is Slammed which is my absolute favorite ❤
Tatia White says
When Lightning Strikes and Slammed are two of my favorites!!
Carrie J says
Slammed. But there are quite of few on the list that I want to read.
Amy R says
Slammed by CoHO – one of my all time favs
Wicked Fall (The Wicked Horse Series Book 1) by Sawyer Bennett – it was good
Fantastical and Broken Dove by Kristen Ashley – love this series
Dawn Wright says
I read Trinity it was awesome!
Jenn H says
I haven’t read any of the books on the list. I do have Say You’ll Stay in my tbr stack. Will be reading it soon.
Kumiko S says
I’ve only read Stuck-Up Suit from the list. It was not bad, but I wasn’t a fan of the (unnecessary) drama either.
Kim Perry says
I haven’t read any of these books, but a few of them are on my TBR list!
Ana Jaen says
I have not yet but many are on my to read list
I just purchased Man Candy!!!! Can’t wait to start it.
Mabkenyie Bibliophile says
I have not read any from this list, however there are a few that are on the TBR, just need to clear the path before i can get to them!
Sarah Scholz says
I haven’t read any of the books on your list. I have heard great things about some of them ? I do have a few of them on my TBR list ?
Tammy V says
I haven’t read any yet. Say You’ll Stay and One Day Soon are 2 I really need to read. Sunniva Dee is an author I want to look into.
I haven’t read very many of these…I’ve read Slammed and I’m reading Say You’ll Stay is next
Laina G says
I read Ella & Brooke’s story in F*cking Awkward but I haven’t read ny of the others… I NEED to get The Firework Exploded… I LOVE that series! Thanks!
Loraine Oliver says
I have a few of them but have not read yet, I have so many good books, but there is never enough time to read all of them, but get them anyway! Case in oint went out to put laundry in dryer -had my kindle on back porch with coffee ready went to throw clothes in the dryer tripped over my son’s car part and had to go to hospital and got 8 stitches in my lower leg! I have gotten so clumsy in las year, I guess it is my age, I am 64 now. But anyway went to hospital and read my book on my kindle anyway! just missed out on the coffee!
I read and loved Dirty Girl and Dirty Love. Meghan March is one of my favorites!
Charlene E says
I read Wicked Fall by Sawyer Bennett and Slammed by Colleen Hoover.
Jessie Llewellyn says
I’ve read Dirty Love, Dirty Girl, Fucking Awkward anthology, Where Lightening Strikes & Stuck Up Suit. Loved these stories. I see I have some catching up to do with the others on your list.
Tiffany Johnson says
I have read Slammed 🙂
Emma Rose says
I haven’t read any of them but several of them sound amazing!
I’ve read Slammed and I bought Hook & Ladder 69 (but haven’t read it yet). Love Colleen Hoover’s books
Laura Lovejoy Brunk says
I’ve sadly only read Stuck Up Suit…..Hangs head in shame. I own many and others are in my TBR pile. I need more hours in the day to read !
April S. says
I’ve only read a few of these books, Wicked Fall by Sawyer Bennett, Say You’ll Stay by Corinne Michaels, and The Game That Breaks Us by Michaela Smeltzer. Thanks for the chance!
Jenn McElroy says
I read Stuck-up Suit last week. Definitely one of my favorites by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward.
Jenny Rapp says
I haven’t read any of them yet; but I have at least 3 on my wish list. Tara’s book will be next on my To Be Read list.
Amy P. says
I’ve ready Where Lightning Strikes, and of course Slammed!
Joanne B says
I have not read any of these books yet. I’m so far behind on my reading, I don’t think I’ll ever catch up.
Sandra Sales says
I haven’t read any of them, but there are a few that I wold like to read.
I haven’t read any of these books,but I found new books to read 🙂
Haven’t read any yet, but a few are on my TBR list.
No I haven’t read any of these books but I already have Nights with Hom by Lauren Blakely and Where Lightning Strikes by AL Jackson on my TBR list on my kindle.
Amy Pollard Woolard says
I have read Slammed by Colleen Hoover & I LOVED IT!!! I would love to read all of the books on this list!
Kamla L. says
I’ve only read Stuck Up Suit so far. I am dying to read several of the others especially All the Rage.
I’ve read Slammed by Colleen Hoover and can’t wait to read Man Candy!
Stephanie W. says
I have read Man Candy by Melanie Harlow. ? Many more of these are either waiting impatiently for me on my Kindle or are on my GR TBR!
none of them
Krystal Marin says
Haven’t reall all of these, excited to check some out !
Michelle Monroe says
Great list!! Here are the ones I’ve read:
Nights with Him
But I have a few others on my kindle just waiting for me!
I haven’t read any of these books but sure would love to!
I have Stuck Up Suit that I’m starting tomorrow, and I read Filthy by Winter Renshaw. There are so many other great books I want to read though!!!
Melissa Bedford says
I’m amazed Slammed is on this list, I hope those who haven’t read it do so soon! I want to read Stay book, just for the cover!