I caught up on some reviews last month and posted 15 reviews! It was a great month of reading with TWO 5++++ star reads that both ended up on my Best of 2016 list. (Check it out and enter for one of two $25 Gift Cards).
The Bestsellers (after the review recap) are all based on clicks on my links for the month. Being Brooke was by far my biggest seller, so that means a lot of you read it! I hope you loved it as much as I did!
Book Review – No Trespassing by KD Robichaux
“You site-stealing, dream-crushing, arrogant bag of dick tips!”
No Trespassing was like a breath of fresh air. Well, actually more like a breath of earthy, underground cave air, as most of the book took place in the catacombs beneath NOLA. It was fun, passionate, exciting and completely unique. Emma, the heroine, was a feisty nerd who made me laugh, and Dean was a sexy, take charge man with knowledge and experience. Who knew that archeology could be so fun and sexy? If you want a unique, fun and sexy read with insta-love, I highly recommend No Trespassing. I’m hoping she at least comes out with a novella to follow this up, because I want more!
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Book Review – Smut by Karina Halle
“She’s a bit much to take at times and I’m certain she still thinks I’m the world’s biggest wanker— literally and figuratively— but I was getting used to her company. Writing with her was fun. Fighting with her was even more so. Maybe even hot. And hot is exactly what we need to bring to the table in order to rake in the dough.”
I really enjoyed Smut by Karina Halle. It gently poked fun at the indie romance genre, but it wasn’t nasty, it was true. I love an enemies to lovers romance and Smut filled the bill with nerdy times, banter, fun, laughter and sexy times. It was cool to read what an author goes through, and what happens behind the scenes of publishing a quick smutty novel. The narration was was pretty good, though his voice wasn’t quite as sexy as I would have liked. Still, if you are looking for a fun, light, sexy and unique read that delves a bit into the mind of an author, Smut totally fits the bill.
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Audiobook Review – The Dirty Players Duet by Tia Louise
“Zelda Wilder is no princess. The closest I am is a dirty Cinderella, an orphan on the run, and that’s not the kind of girl for a prince.”
The Dirty Players Duet is a Cinderella Story filled with deception, lies, action, espionage, sabotage, kidnapping, hot sex, romance, political intrigue, human trafficking, assassination plots and more. It was truly an unputdownable roller coaster ride of a read that grabbed me so much I wasn’t able to do anything but listen. The Dirty Players Duet needed to span two books because it is truly an epic tale of two couples told in a very unique way. My only complaint would be the male narrator in the first book, who had no sex appeal at all.. Still, I highly recommend this series, however you read it.
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Book Review – Destiny On Ice by S.R. Grey
“I hate him but my hooha disagrees”
Destiny on Ice by SR Grey was a fun and sexy sports romance. Though the storyline was predictable, it was a ton of fun watching it play out. Aubrey was fun and likable with an awesome inner voice, but sometimes it seems she was speaking her thoughts out loud rather than thinking them, I wasn’t sure. I love the banter in an enemies to lovers story, and there was a lot of it in Destiny on Ice. All in all this was a light, fun read that kept a smile on my face the whole time.
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Book Review – Out of Bounds by Lauren Blakely
“I’m just a twenty-six-year-old guy who’s got his shit together and wants to go out with a woman he works with—a woman who has her act together too.”
You don’t need to like sports romances to enjoy Out of Bounds by Lauren Blakely. It had everything I love in all of her books. Humor, banter, intelligent, mature characters who respect each other, dirty talking, just the right amount of hot sex, and a small bit of angst to keep it real. Once again, Lauren Blakely hit it out of the park (wait, I guesss I should say kicked?)
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Book Review – Jaded Hearts by Harper Sloan
“Get these pants off me. I don’t even care that they’re unicorns and a print I had to hunt down because all those eager bitches always steal the best ones first. Cut them off now. Cut them off!”
I have ridiculously high expectations for a Harper Sloan book, especially one that spins off of one of my favorite series ever. I really enjoyed Jaded Hearts a lot, but it didn’t quite live up to my expectations. I felt like nothing really happened through a lot of the book, and I was wanting some action or some angst. It was just too easy for the couple; neither of them even stood in their own way with doubts, they were very sure of their feelings right away. With a stalker on the loose, a little action through the story causing tension and fear to build would have been welcome. Instead, the threat basically disappeared through the story. I loved the characters, I loved Harper’s writing, but I just felt like I wanted a little more action or tension in the book to make it a true 5-star read that had me watch a couple’s struggle and then see them come out stronger in the end. I still loved it though, and totally look forward to the rest of the band’s books.
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Book Review – Dashing Through The Snow by M. Leighton
“He’s sucking me in, pulling me under. He’s an avalanche and I’m being swallowed by him. A perfect stranger. How does he do it? How has he managed to throw me off, drag me in, lift me up, all in the course of a few minutes?”
I really enjoyed the quick and sexy Christmas novel, Dashing Through the Snow. Though is uses the common trope of getting snowed in on Christmas with a stranger, M. Leighton was able to keep it fresh, fun and sexy. Though I wasn’t thrilled the way the angst played out, I still totally enjoyed this sexy, romantic Christmas story.
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Book Review – Stealing Christmas by Alexa Riley
“I’d never heard her speak a word, and yet I knew she was kind. I’d never felt her touch, yet I knew she was tender and sweet. I’d never kissed her lips, yet I knew that she was the one. That she was going to be the mother of my heirs and the wife at my side. I knew all of that, and so I created this party and made sure she would be here.”
Despite my review sounding like I disliked it, I didn’t. I sat and read it on one sitting. If you don’t really think about it, it’s a quick, fun and sexy read. But after writing so many books I thought the pair of authors would evolve and improve and it basically seemed to me that they spent a few hours, followed a formula that worked and churned it out. I also thought he was a bit too creepy, but she was sweet and likable, though I have no clue what she saw in him.
If you like the quick books with the creepy recluse and the virgin, filled with insta-love and breeding, Stealing Christmas is a kind of cute, sweet and dirty choice.
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Book Review – Being Brooke by Emma Hart
“Freaking hell. How long have I been sitting on the damn floor? Too long is clearly the answer here. I don’t want a dead leg. Why does it hurt? It shouldn’t hurt. Oh my gosh. I need a new leg. Quick, someone dial nine-one-one. It’s never going to— Oh. It’s gone.”
Being Brooke was one of my favorite books of the year, and is also going on an all-time favorite list. It was fun, quirky, silly and sexy. It’s a happy, easy book, and Brooke’s hot mess of a personality made me realize I am not as bad as I thought! There was so much awkward in the story, but it is the sweet and sexy romantic awkward, like when you bump noses as you kiss. I had so much fun reading Being Brooke, and was so happy reading it that my husband and son must have asked me 50 times why I was smiling like an idiot so much. For that alone, I can’t help but give it my highest rating. I am so, so happy to read that Carly is getting her own book next!
Being Brooke is on my Best of 2016 List
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Audiobook Review – Walk of Shame Series by Victoria Ashley
“I don’t fuck like a boy, I fuck like a man. I like it wild, wet, rough and rowdy. If you want a lover this is your chance to back out.”
3 hot male strippers. 3 dirty talkers. 3 books filled with hot sex. Though these lean more towards sex than story, each of the books had a pretty deep story that made you more invested in the hot sex. I totally recommend it you like the cocky alpha-hole who changes for the right girl, has a lot of hot and filthy sex and is totally devoted to the heroine. I will be reading more from Victoria Ashley.
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Audiobook Review – Hit the Spot by J Daniels
“You want to bet me that I’ll want to have sex with you before you try and have sex with me?”
Hit the Spot was the second in the Dirty Deeds series, and I totally look forward to the next. I really enjoyed this audiobook, but for me it paled a little in comparison to the first, Four Letter Word, which I loved. I fell in love with Jamie and Tori in the first book, but they seemed to have very different personalities in Hit The Spot. I loved Tori’s feisty resistance until she broke down and gave in, then she became a bit of a doormat. I loved Jamie’s relentless pursuit and cocky flirting until he lost it on her and called her names. Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoyed the story very much, but the thing that really bothered me, maybe because the audiobook made it stand out, was the way Jamie spoke. No pronouns, ain’t, babe. double negatives, nuthin’…these things made him seem a little on the stupid side, and not at all like a California surfer. Still, I love my pushy alphas; I am enjoying the series and totally look forward to the next.
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Book Review – Mr. Bossy by Danika Dare
“I felt like I was living in a fairytale. A filthy, sex-filled fairytale.”
The last few quick and dirty reads I have read were a little too porny for me and lacked sophistication, and although Mr. Bossy is still total lady porn, there was something more. It was sexier, it was smarter and had more story than others I have read (and didn’t use cum as a verb). While some of it was still a bit pornier than I like, it still did its job. I enjoyed it, and ahem…had a satisfying end (so did Mr. Ana).
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Audiobook Review – From Sand and Ash
“Somehow, the hope is the only thing resistant to the fear, and it is that hope that makes the next breath possible, the next step, the next tiny act of rebellion, even if that rebellion is simply staying alive.”
From Sand and Ash is one of the most important books I have read since I began blogging. I feel like everyone should read it. The more we know about the past, the more we can recognize if it starts again in the future. The horrors of WWII are not sugar coated in any way, and Amy Harmon transports you to Italy during all of the events. There was so much background, and you know the characters so well that you feel like you are Eva. I literally felt her fear, and as I write this, I am flashing back to moments in the book and I’m crying again. Being Jewish, this story also helped me understand a bit more of my parents, who were children during this time. But you don’t have to be Jewish to relate and connect to this book. I honestly think From Sand and Ash should be required reading for high school students the way The Diary of Anne Frank is for elementary.
My words can’t do a book like this justice, but I can tell you that it will not only be on my best of 2016 list, but my all-time favorite list. Amy Harmon is an author that has been recommended so many times. I have several of her books on my Kindle, and just purchased more of her audiobooks. If they are even half as good as From Sand to Ash they will be 5 star reads for me.
From Sand and Ash is on my Best of 2016 List
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Book Review – The Only One by Lauren Blakely
“Love isn’t all or nothing. It’s a million variations, and some days are better than others. Some are luminous, and others are muted, but none of them mean the end.”
Lauren Blakely started my year with an amazing book and ended it with another. The Only One was a little more romantic and a little less funny than most of her other books this year, and I loved every page of this second chance romance. It never felt like a novella to me, it was a full, rich story that never felt rushed, and it was filled with romance, dirty talking, hot sex, humor, and mature characters who aren’t overly prone to overreacting. It amazes me how much I love every single thing Lauren Blakely writes, and I will be dropping almost anything else to read what she puts out in 2017.
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Bestsellers for December 2016
1. Being Brooke by Emma Hart
From New York Times bestselling author, Emma Hart, comes a brand new standalone novel. BEING BROOKE is a laugh-out-loud, witty, and sometimes highly inappropriate romantic comedy about being in love with your best friend. And how much that freaking sucks.
My name is Brooke Barker…
And I’m a freaking disaster.
No, seriously. I’m a college drop-out working a dead-end job, my best friend Carly’s dog gets more action than I do, and I have more bad dates in my diary than there are movie remakes.
Not to mention I’m completely and utterly in love with Cain Elliott.
The problem? He’s in a relationship. With a girl who’s so plastic she makes Barbie cry herself to sleep with jealousy.
The second problem? He’s my best friend.
My shut-up-and-put-on-Harry-Potter, yes-this-is-your-shirt, help-I-have-no-power, crap-I’m-out-of-tampons, kinda best friend.
And that’s all he can be, right?
Being Brooke is on my Best of 2016 List
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2. Mr. Bossy by Danika Dark
It had been such a simple idea. Help the hot billionaire make his cheating ex jealous.
And he wasn’t just any billionaire. He was a filthy-talking Russian who was bossy as hell, gorgeous as sin, and wouldn’t take no for an answer. And he was paying well.
Thirty thousand dollars, half up front, to spend the weekend with a handsome, filthy-talking billionaire. Who could resist? Not this exhibitionist good girl.
He walked into her club looking for the type of woman who could accommodate his needs.
He found so much more.
Exhibitionist good girl.
She was in the business of temptation, and he was temptation incarnate.
He had money, looks, and a proposition that even she couldn’t resist.
Would Mr. Bossy make her break all of her rules?
Warning: This is a filthy, smut-filled, sheet-clawing, over-the-top, love story about finding forever in all the wrong places. This is romantic, smoking hot ladyporn at its dirtiest.
This standalone contains a HEA and a satisfying Epilogue. Enjoy. 18+ recommended.
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3. Naughty Boss by Whitney G.
He definitely wasn’t supposed to get that email…
Subject: My Boss.
Have I already told you that I hate my boss today?
Sexy as hell or not, this pompous, arrogant, ASSHOLE asked me to pick up his dry cleaning the second I walked through the door. Then he told me that I needed to take his Jaguar to a car wash that was ten miles outside of the city, but only after I needed to stand in a never-ending line to buy some type of limited, hundred-dollar watch.
I honestly can’t wait to see the look on his face two months from now when I tell him that I’m quitting his company and that he can kiss my ass. KISS. MY. ASS.
All those former fantasies about him kissing me with his “mouth of perfection” or bending me over my desk and filling me with his cock are long over. OVER.
PS–Please tell me your day is going better than mine…
Subject: Re: My Boss.
No, you haven’t already told me that you hate your boss today, but seeing as though you’ve sent me this email directly, I know now…
Yes, I did ask you to pick up my dry cleaning the second you arrived to work to day. (Where is it?) And I did tell you to take my Jaguar to the car wash and pick up my thousand-dollar watch. (Thank you for taking five hours to do something that could be accomplished in two.)
You don’t have to wait two months from now to see the look on my face when you tell me you’re quitting. I’m standing outside your office at this very moment. ( Open the door. )
No comment on your “fantasies,” although I highly doubt they’re “long over.”
PS—Yes. My day is definitely going far better than yours…
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4. Kinky Resolutions and other New Year’s Disasters: A Standalone Romantic Comedy by Frankie Love
The thing is, I’m the play-it-safe girl next door and my neighbor is Cooper Bentley, catcher for the Yankees and all-around alpha-hole … or so I thought.
When he comes over to fix my leaky sink–not a euphemism, unfortunately–he finds my list of New Year’s Resolutions.
And also my Google search history.
Deep down I want to try something new. I’m not a virgin, but the sex I’ve had is vanilla.
Now Cooper knows my naughty side … and he makes me a new list.
My Kinky Resolutions.
Suddenly ball gags, threesomes, and fetishes are all I can think about.
When Cooper offers to be my sex guru there’s no turning back.
This new year is going to start with a bang. Literally.
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5. Jaded Hearts (Loaded Replay Book 1) by Harper Sloan
Signing with Brighthouse Records was supposed to be everything we ever wanted—our better life. Our chance at everything we never had but always wanted. All our dreams would finally come true and we were on top of the world.
It was our chance at the happiness we never had in life.
Our every desire was at our fingertips and the power of that feeling was all consuming. But then it took every dream we thought would come true and it slapped us in the face with the cold hard reality.
Dreams were just that…something that floated on the cusp of untouchable, taunting you with every graze of your fingertips before slipping even further away.
Happiness…that feeling is a joke.
In the end it became painfully obvious that each of us would always have each other, but we would forever be alone.
Jaded Hearts will kick off the Loaded Replay series – which will be a series of interconnected standalones. The cast and crew of Jaded Hearts was introduced to us for the first time briefly in Unexpected Fate. You do not need to read that book in order to fully enjoy Jaded Hearts. Happy reading!
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6. Bluefield Bad Boys: The Complete Series by Tess Oliver
BLUEFIELD BAD BOYS The Complete Series contains all three, full-length novels from New York Times bestselling author Tess Oliver.
We were prisoners of forbidden love, just like Romeo and Juliet but without the poetic, old English double speak and Italian marble balconies.
A coal miner’s son, Kellan Braddock always knew he’d follow in his late dad’s steel toed boots. He also always knew that he’d never love anyone as much he loved Rylan Merritt. But sometimes love isn’t enough.
Seven years ago, Rylan Merritt left Bluefield Ridge with her heart in tatters. Now she’s back. And Kellan Braddock, the boy from the wrong side of the tracks, the boy who she loved beyond anything has grown into a man. Will she risk her heart again?
The story of a first love so strong it never fades.
“Sometimes you spend your life looking for something and find out it’s been right in front of you the whole damn time.”
The premature death of his dad and a tumultuous childhood has left coal miner, Tommy ‘Huck” Sawyer, hardened to emotion and relationships. Andi Sullivan is the one woman who can break through that tough exterior. But Andi, the twin sister of Tommy’s best friend, is destined for better things, away from her harsh father’s control and their sooty mining town. It seems everything is against Tommy ever having the one thing his heart wants most.
Andi Sullivan has achieved her life’s goal of a successful nursing career in the city, away from her hometown. She’s even started dating a doctor. Everything is perfect and dreamy . . .almost. Something, or someone, is pulling at her heartstrings, pulling her back to Bluefield, the place she was so anxious to leave. When an accident pushes Tommy Sawyer, her troubled childhood friend, back into her life, Andi soon finds herself torn between two worlds and two happy endings.
“All this time I was living my life, and I had no idea that my real reason for being alive was to keep Lenix Harlow safe in my arms.”
Dawson Sullivan needs a break from coal mining and from his friends, Tommy and Kellan, who have both found happiness with true love, something that still seems impossible and out of reach for Dawson. His vacation plans throw him into the path of Lenix Harlow, lead singer of the rock band Ice Cake. Even knowing that a relationship with Lenix would be impossible, Dawson finds himself falling hard for the sultry rock star. He’s found his true love, only happiness is nowhere in sight.
For Lenix Harlow, lead singer of Ice Cake, life on the road and on stage is starting to lose its luster. She needs a break from it all but her manager, Graham Rushton, controls every aspect of her life. Rushton knows the secrets of her past, including the one that, if divulged, would end her career forever. On a break from touring, Lenix meets Dawson Sullivan, and what starts out as a fun fling with a hot stranger soon becomes something much more.
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7. Holiday Bound by Beth Kery
Alex Carradine can’t believe his father wants to come and visit his ski resort. Could it be that after so many stormy years, “slick Mitch” Carridine wants to offer an olive branch? Maybe the old man is mellowing, settling down with the new lover he’s bringing along.
Then Alex realizes the acid truth. This is no warm family visit. His father’s latest conquest is none other than the woman of Alex’s sexual fantasies, meant only to dangle tauntingly in front of his face. At least an unexpected blizzard has frozen his father out of the picture entirely.
Angeline Kastakis was looking forward to taking the next step in her relationship with Mitch. Too late she realizes she’s been led into a familial battle zone. Now it’s Christmas and she’s marooned in a blizzard with an insolent, gorgeous hunk of man whose blazing blue eyes tell her loud and clear he wants her in his bed. Preferably tied to it with a bow.
There’s no escape in sight. But as Alex stirs her secret longing to be mastered by a man, escape is the last thing on her mind…
One of my favorite all-time Holiday Romances
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8. A Love Letter to Whiskey by Kandi Steiner
It’s crazy how fast the buzz comes back after you’ve been sober for so long.
Whiskey stood there, on my doorstep, just like he had one year before. Except this time, there was no rain, no anger, no wedding invitation — it was just us.
It was just him — the old friend, the easy smile, the twisted solace wrapped in a glittering bottle.
It was just me — the alcoholic, pretending like I didn’t want to taste him, realizing too quickly that months of being clean didn’t make me crave him any less.
But we can’t start here.
No, to tell this story right, we need to go back.
Back to the beginning.
Back to the very first drop.
This is my love letter to Whiskey. I only hope he reads it.
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9. For The Love Of English: A Sexy Single Dad Stand Alone Romance by AM Hargrove
Single Dad, Beckley Bridges, is sexy as hell.
No, really, he’s the hottest thing since the sun was created.
Honest to God, crack an egg on him and the thing will sizzle.
So what’s the problem?
He’s also a gigantic jerk.
I hate the bastard.
I try to avoid him at all costs.
But for some reason, everywhere I go he seems to show up.
Only the real issue is his daughter, English.
She’s an adorable quirky first-grader who’s the sweetest thing since iced tea.
And she’s one of my students but also the love of his life.
So I have to deal with him on a professional level.
It’s not easy.
On a scale of easy to hard, dealing with Beckley Bridges is like nails screeching across a blackboard.
But when English’s mother tries to gain custody after abandoning her on Beckley’s doorstep as an infant, he’ll do anything possible to keep her under his roof.
That’s how he ends up propositioning me.
And crazy as it sounds?
I find myself considering it.
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10. Raging Heart On: A Romantic Comedy by Jordan Marie
I’ve decided to have a baby.
The only problem?
I’m as single as they come.
So I jokingly make a list of possible baby daddies.
My best friend White finds the list … and his name’s on top.
My panty-melting-hot, best buddy, White.
My football player, never-going-to-settle-down best friend.
He’s telling me he won’t let anyone else near me.
He’s out to prove he’s the only man for the job.
I should say no. The idea is crazy, right?
Except the things he does to my body leaves me begging for more.
My crazy best friend wants a baby.
Like hell I’m going to let her get knocked up by anyone but me.
Having a baby with my best friend is the last thing I ever thought I’d want.
But one taste of those sweet lips and I can’t think about wanting anything else.
She’s not sure I can commit.
But I’ll convince her I have exactly the tool she needs… even if her and I have to break a few beds to prove it.
She wants a baby? I want her everything.
And I’m going to be there every step of the way… with a raging heart on.
Complete Stand Alone with No cheating and a Happy Ending all inside. Book two of the Lucas Brothers series but can totally be read alone.
WARNING: This book contains a man determined to be the heroine’s baby daddy, a meddling mother who keeps trying to help them out, a whole lot of baby making and laugh out loud antics. Hope you enjoy!
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11. After We Fall by Melanie Harlow
Jack Valentini isn’t my type.
Sexy, brooding cowboys are fine in the movies, but in real life, I prefer a suit and tie. Proper manners. A close shave.
Jack might be gorgeous, but he’s also scruffy, rugged, and rude. He wants nothing to do with a “rich city girl” like me, and he isn’t afraid to say so.
But I’ve got a PR job to do for his family’s farm, so he’s stuck with me and I’m stuck with him. His glares. His moods. His tight jeans. His muscles.
His huge, hard muscles.
Pretty soon there’s a whole different kind of tension between us, the kind that has me misbehaving in barns, trees, and pickup trucks. I’ve never done anything so out of character—but it feels too good to stop.
And the more I learn about the grieving ex-Army sergeant, the better I understand him. Losing his wife left him broken and bitter and blaming himself. He doesn’t think he deserves a second chance at happiness.
But he’s wrong.
I don’t need to be his first love. If only he’d let me be his last.
WOW! Look at those reviews!
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12. Bad Mommy by Tarryn Fisher
When Fig Coxbury buys a house on West Barrett Street, it’s not because she likes the neighborhood, or even because she likes the house. It’s because everything she desires is next door: The husband, the child, and the life that belongs to someone else.
13. Dirty Players Duet by Tia Louise
BOOK #1: THE PRINCE & THE PLAYER
Let the games begin…
Runaway Zelda Wilder will do whatever it takes to secure a better life for her and her sister Ava. Crown Prince Rowan Westringham Tate will do whatever it takes to preserve his small country.
MacCallum Lockwood Tate will do whatever it takes to steal Zelda’s heart…
When Zelda is hired to run a con on the brooding future king, she falls instead for his sexy younger brother, “playboy prince” Cal.
Cal is determined to hold his beautiful player, but it’s too late. Zelda is in over her head with some very dangerous men. Shots are fired and time is running out for the prince to save his player…
BOOK #2: A PLAYER FOR A PRINCESS
From the Mediterranean to the Caribbean, the game continues…
Zelda Wilder is on the run from the ruthless assassins who’ve decided she knows too much to live.
Reformed playboy MacCallum Lockwood Tate isn’t about to let the sexy player who stole his heart get away–if only he could decide whether he wants to save her or spank her for her dangerous choices.
All of the players’ skills are tested in this plot to capture a killer and save a princess.
Cinderella meets Ocean’s Eleven in this CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE DUET, featuring secrets, lies, royal high jinks, scams and double-crosses; breathless, swooning lust, cocky princes, dominant alpha future-kings, and crafty courtiers, who are not always what they seem.
14. Hope Town Books 1-3 by Harper Sloan
For the first time ever, the Hope Town books are being bundled! Join us for the first three books in the series! Complete with all new bonus content!
Hurry! This will be gone very soon!
3rd month on this list!
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NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Books can be purchased Separately
15. Sinful Torment: A Romantic Suspense Novel by Tia Lewis and Penelope Marshall
Jessica Harris isn’t looking for love the night her friends take her to a BDSM club in New York. After divorcing her abusive husband, another relationship is the last thing on her mind. But when she meets Ethan McKnight, the club’s owner, the spark between them is immediate.
Ethan can’t get enough of Jessica’s curves and sensual submission. With each encounter, their connection deepens, until they can’t imagine being apart.
But Jessica’s ex is as jealous and possessive as he is corrupt. He’s willing to destroy them both to prevent their happiness. As his tactics escalate and the danger mounts, Jessica and Ethan must work together to defeat him… or lose everything.
Sinful Torment is a steamy standalone romantic suspense novel. It’s only recommended for audiences 18+. No cheating. No cliffhangers. HEA. For a limited time only, The Hitman’s Possession by Tia Lewis is included for free!
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15. Womanizer by Katy Evans
A sexy new contemporary standalone romance by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Katy Evans.
You’ve seen the headlines: Womanizing billionaire player! Watch out! Stay away!
We were just two strangers. Facing a forbidden attraction, a chemical connection. Neither of us expected or wanted it to amount to more.
But I had never been drawn to a guy the way I was drawn to this one: my brother’s best friend, and CEO of the company where I interned.
Even knowing I should stay away, I proved to be too human, after all.
The chemistry was amazing.
The laughs were incredible.
I opened up to him in more ways than I’d opened up to anyone before.
But sex was as far as I’d go.
Just sex because he was too irresistible.
Just sex because I wouldn’t be falling for him.
Just sex because I’d leave in three months, and I’d like for my brother not to kill me, and for nobody to find out he was my wicked little secret.
He wasn’t the One.
He was just a womanizer.
But for a time, he would be mine.
16. Bought by Lauren Landish & Willow Winters
Everything has a price … and I’m willing to pay.
I trust no one. I thrive with control and I’ve learned to be ruthless and coldhearted. A love life? I’m not interested.
But I still have desires.
That’s where Dahlia came in; my treasure. She had never been a submissive before and I was eager to train her.
When I saw her on stage at the auction, dressed in gold, I knew I had to have her.
She’s mine for an entire month. I own her. But one lie changed everything.
She’s going to pay for it. But I’m doing this for her own good. She needs this.
I’m going to make this right. I’m going to heal her.
If it’s the last thing I do.
*Bought is a full-length standalone romance with an HEA, no cheating, and no cliffhanger.
17. The Only One: A One Love Novella by Lauren Blakely
From the NYT Bestselling author of THE SEXY ONE comes a romance about fate and second chances…
Let’s say there was this guy. And he gave you the most mind-blowing night of sex in your life. And you never saw him again.
Until ten years later.
Now, it turns out he’s the ONLY ONE in all of Manhattan whose restaurant is available for my charity’s gala.
The trouble is, he doesn’t recognize me.
This woman I’m working with is so damn alluring. The first time I set eyes on her, I’m captivated and I can’t get her out of my mind. Even if it’s risky to tango with someone I’m working with, she’s a risk I’m willing to take.
The trouble is, she won’t give me the time of day.
But I’m determined to change that.
*A standalone novella*
Purchase The Only One on Amazon
18. Max: A Cold Fury Hockey Novel (Carolina Cold Fury Hockey) by Sawyer Bennett
The ice is a cold mistress. As the league’s most eligible goalie, Max Fournier has access to his fair share of willing puck bunnies, but right now he’s more interested in bringing home another championship than a one-night stand. A romantic at heart, Max believes in love; he’s just not great at relationships. So when he finally meets a nice girl who’s not blinded by his celebrity, he’s feeling the heat—and the pressure to save her from herself.
Between working two jobs and raising her sister’s kids, Julianne Bradley doesn’t have time for sports—or men. All she knows about Max is that he’s the sexiest customer to ever grace her gas-station counter. And he sees past her tired eyes and makes Jules yearn for things she can’t have: a glamorous fling, a passionate lover, and the time to enjoy both. Max makes her feel like Cinderella, even though Jules has enough baggage to crush a glass slipper. Luckily, he’s no prince—only a fierce competitor determined to win her heart.
Sawyer Bennett’s New York Times bestselling Carolina Cold Fury series can be read together or separately.
19. Smolder by Melinda Minx
Guess who’s on the f*cking naughty list?
I live for three things: Hunting, fishing, and fighting. Once a SEAL, always a SEAL. But if there’s one thing I do best, it’s making women scream for more.
Tough luck, because all they ever get is one night.
But when Andrea winds up numb and freezing on my doorstep, I can’t keep my f*cking hands off her. I warm her up, from her full lips down to her long legs, and I don’t stop there.
Then she’s gone in the morning, just the way I usually like it. But I can’t forget those gorgeous, lust-filled green eyes.
When I see her again, some prick’s fingers are wrapped around her throat. Everything goes red.
The next thing I know, I’m in the back of a cop car. Some asshole’s blood is on my hands, and the only way out of jail is a fake marriage to Andrea. But that’s not even the craziest part.
…I want to make her my wife, for real.
This is a standalone, full-length Navy SEAL romance with panty-soaking romance and a smoldering-hot bad boy. Christmasy happily ever after guaranteed.
19. (tie)Rock Chick Reawakening by Kristen Ashley
From New York Times bestselling author, Kristen Ashley, comes the long-awaited story of Daisy and Marcus, Rock Chick Reawakening. A prequel to Kristen’s Rock Chick series, Rock Chick Reawakening shares the tale of the devastating event that nearly broke Daisy, an event that set Marcus Sloan—one of Denver’s most respected businessmen and one of the Denver underground’s most feared crime bosses—into finally making his move to win the heart of the woman who stole his.
Already a 2017 Top Pick
Purchase Rock Chick Reawakening on Amazon
20. The Spire (The Walsh Series Book 6) by Kate Canterbary
Rebel, runner, recluse, rich girl.
Nine years ago, Erin Walsh ran away from everything.
The only permanence in her life is catastrophe.
She travels from country to country, chasing disaster, teasing fire, playing with poison. She guards against real connections, and shuns the only family she has left.
She holds everyone—even her siblings—at a mile-long distance. It’s the only way to protect herself.
But she can’t protect herself from him.
He’s the ice to her fire, and he’s willing to sacrifice everything to bring her home.
***Series is a 2016 TOP PICK from Raegan***
Unfortunately I haven’t read any of those although I have one-clicked a couple. December was a real slow month in terms of reading
Holiday Bound is one of my faves! Super hot.
Melissa Jones says
Read and loved the Dirty Players Duet by Tia Louise, Naughty Boss by Whitney G., and my most favorite book is From Sand and Ash by Amy Harmon!! Thanks for the giveaway!!
Carrie J says
I’ve read a Letter to Whiskey and Smut. Loved them both. : )
April S. says
Looking at all the books listed on this post, I have read Max, the Hope Town Series, and The Bluefield Bad Boys series. I do own Smut and Being Brooke, but haven’t read them yet. Thank you for the chance!
Marcy Meyer says
I have read The Hope Town series by Harper Sloan and After We Fall by Melanie Harlow. I am reading Rock Chick Reawakening by Kristen Ashley and Max by Sawyer Bennett right now.
Laina Gruver says
No, I haven’t! I’ll look into them though!!
Ashley J says
I’ve read a lot of the books you tackled in December. The Dirty Players Duet was great!! So was Harper Sloan’s latest and Out of Bounds.
Kumiko S says
Haven’t read anything from the list. It’s been a slow month in terms of reading.
Dawn Strickland says
Loved The Spire by Kate Canterbary! It was an emotional rollercoaster and I enjoyed every second.
Kim Perry says
I loved Naughty Boss and the Hope Town series! A lot of the other books are on my TBR list!
Thanks for all the recommendations. I have plenty of new authors to read!
Holly Wilderman says
Love all these books!
Jane Nelson says
I haven’t read any of these books but my TBR just got bigger! Thank you for the recommendations.
Bridgett Bouscher says
Recently read For the Love of English. Freaking amazing!!
Elizabeth H. says
I haven’t read any of these covers but they all look delicious!
Maz Mason says
The Spire was one of my favourite reads of 2016.
The Spire was just absolutely amazing! If you’re reading this comment and haven’t read the book, Treat Yourself!
A Love Letter To Whiskey and After We Fall are on my TBR.
The Spire is one of my favorites. LOVE everything Kate writes. After We Fall was also awesome. I can’t wait to check out these others.
Laura Fidorowicz says
The Spire was my favorite read of 2016. Love Letter to Whiskey and Naughty Boss are on my TBR.
The Spire was my favorite out of Kate’s Walsh series so far. Kept my interest and made me laugh and cry. I’ll have to get some of the others on your list though.
Danielle Palumbo says
Great list! Jordan Marie, KA, Lauren Blakely, Harper Sloan, Whitney G — I’ve read all of those plus a few others — and loved them too!
Brooklyn Miller says
Great list! I’ve read a lot of these and others are on my TBR.
Tracy Wigginton says
I LOVED The Spire by Kate Canterbary! That series is my favorite series by far. I can’t wait to read the books she is going to release this year.
I also loved Womanizer by Katy Evans and I can’t wait to read it again.
Loraine Oliver says
There are some really great books on this list! I have read a few of them like Tess Oliver’ s Bluefield Bad Boys trilogy and Katy Evan’s book and would like to get a few more on this list, thanks for chance!
Thanks for the chance! I loved The Spire!
Loved the Spire! I’ve been dying for Erin’s story since I read my first Walsh family book! Thanks for the giveaway!
I read Smut and From Sand and Ash.
Carol Roby says
I love the whole Kate Canterbary ‘Walsh’ series. Most recently, The Spire was my December hot read. Love those growly, bitey Walshes!
Jenn K. Smith says
I haven’t read any of these. I’m so behind! I do have Jaded Hearts on my Kindle and really want to read Being Brooke. Thanks for the list.
I’m looking forward to reading Max by Sawyer Bennett and The Spire (The Walsh Series Book 6) by Kate Canterbary.
I haven’t read anyyet , still chasing a new Kindle 😉
Reannon Gray says
Great list ..I loved The Spire…thanks for the chance
Anna Bergman says
Womanizer by Katy Evans, Being Brooke by Emma Hart & Naughty Boss by Whitney G.
I loved Out of Bounds by Lauren Blakely.
Looking forward to reading Being Brooke!
Thanks for the chance
Lori Moore says
Most are new to me
I have yet to read them 🙂
Susan Biddle says
I haven’t read any of these yet, they sound good though! My reading list is longer than my arm.. or body lol.