My favorite books read in Summer, 2013
I’ve had a crazy summer, and read way less than usual. But there have been some AMAZING books I have read this summer!
Summer for me is Memorial-Labor Day. (June 1-Aug 31)
7 Books had a 5 star or even 5+++ star rating.
Edible (Exquisite 3) by Ella Frank: Filled with memorable banter, sexual tension, hot scenes and characters you love, plus some delicious surprises, this book can stand alone, but I highly recommend you read the series. See the Exquisite Series Order (I loved them all!)
Purchase Edible by Ella Frank Amazon | BN.com
Wethering The Storm by Samantha Towle: The conuation of one of my favorite books from 2012, The Mighty Storm. This one was even better than the first. I highly recommend you read them together and not wait in between.
Book 1: The Mighty Storm by Samantha Towle (My review) Amazon
See my review for Wethering the Storm
Purchase Wethering the Storm by Samantha Towle Amazon
Left Drowning by Jessica Park: I laughed, I cried, I swooned. Left Drowning just had everything I love in a book. The characters were awesome and I fell for each of them, there was love, angst, heartbreak, tragedy, a group of friends I wanted to hang out with, fun times, giggles, great sex, a swoonworthy hero, and healing.
Purchase Left Drowning by Jessica Park Amazon
This Girl by Colleen Hoover: All three books in the Slammed Series have been 5+++ stars to me. Slammed, Point of Retreat and This Girl were all amazing, stand out books for life. I was surprised I enjoyed the third one just as much, if not more than the first 2. See the Slammed Series Order (with purchase and review links)
Purchase This Girl by Colleen Hoover Amazon || BN.com || iBooks
Rock Chick Revenge by Kristen Ashley: The 5th in the Rock Chick series, this book was my favorite so far. I love every book this woman writes, but I am taking my own sweet time with this series. I just love knowing I still have 3 more to look forward to! I absolutely loved reading every single second of this book, to the point it made me giddy, while reading it. Luke and Ava were just awesome.
See the Rock Chick series here. Read my review for Rock Chick Revenge
Purchase Rock Chick Revenge Amazon || BN.com (nook) || iBooks
Bad Things by R.K. Lilley: A spin-off of the Up In The Air series by RK Lilley. Bad Things stands on it’s own and can, and may be even better if you read it before that series. Tristan is completely swoonalicious, and there was angst, excruciating heartbreak, jealousy, protectiveness, love, great sex, and that question that lingers….are they good or bad for each other? See my character interview and review here
Purchase Bad Things by RK Lilley Amazon | BN.com
Watch Over Me by Tara Sivec: Unique and beautiful. This story is so real, so gutting, so genuine, this came from deep within. It almost feels like we are reading private journals, it’s so blindingly honest. Yes, it is a tearjerker at times, but you will feel hope. After all, this book is about healing and moving on.
Purchase Watch Over Me by Tara Sivec Amazon | BN.com
Other Amazing books that were close to 5 stars
Stripped by Jasinda Wilder
See My Review
Amazon | iBooks
Wicked Beat by Olivia Cunning (Sinners on Tour 4)
See my review here
Amazon | BN.com | iBooks
Blind Attraction by Eden Summers
See My Review
Amazon | BN.com
Falling Into Us by Jasinda Wilder
See My Review
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Ana's Attic says
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denise smith says
i have read so many of them i cant really pick one but i will try i say Wethering The Storm
Bully by Penelope Douglas
Feifei Le says
I have too many to choose from haha but the ones on my mind are Where I End and You Begin by Andra Brynn (MUST-READ for NA lovers), Fear of Falling by SL Jennings, and Ruin by Rachel Van Dyken. Thanks for the giveaway Ana!! 🙂
Debbie Dilks says
My favorite book this summer has to be Lisung Hope by Colleen Hoover. Loved Holders POV.
Andrea C says
My favorite book of the summer is Pulse by Gail McHugh..
Laina G says
It’s a toss up between “Pulse” by Gail McHugh and “Shine Not Burn” by Elle Casey
Love a good giveaway! 🙂
Christine bennett says
Entwined with You!! Love Gideon!!
Alexandra H says
I think Unteachable by Leah Raeder may have been my favorite. UGH, so beautiful and perfect.
Thanks for the chance! (:
Nelly Squicciarini says
Wethering the storm was my favorite with the redeption of callie and kayden and hopeless is a close 2nd and 3rd
Kat P. says
I am behind on my reading. But favs of the summer Paint Me Beautiful & Color Me Pretty by CM Stunich still having a hard time getting over Emmett. And In This Moment by Autumn Doughton which was written in such beautiful detail.
Paula S. says
I haven’t read it yet, but her writing never disappoints me so “Shooting Scars” by Karina Halle.
Megan Wickland says
Really tough call because there have been so many excellent reads for me this summer! So I’ll do my top 5 picks (in no particular order): Left Drowning, Rock Chick Revolution, Fear of Falling, Undeniable/Unbeautifully, and Kaleb/Zane/Travis.
Ok, that was really more like my top 8…but there were so many awesome books to choose from!!
lisa w says
Great list– I don’t think I could pick a fave!
sooo many to choose from!!!!
Looking forward to reading all of these!!
So many to pick from but I will go with Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover
Candi Wright says
You need to check out a new author Misha Elliott. She just released Beg Me. It is really good.
Zita R says
The Master Undone by Lisa Renee Jones
so many great books this summer! I read and loved the cut & run series by Abi Roux! Loved them!
Lori L. Clark says
Unteachable has not only been my favorite read of the summer, but the whole year so far. 🙂
Theresa Fischer says
Heart Of Obsidian by Nalini Singh.
So many good books but I couldn’t wait for Olivia Cunning’s Wicked Beat to come out 🙂
Kim U says
So far my favorite has been Rock Chick Revolution
Rock chick. Needed a laugh.
Amanda D says
I read a variety of book genres so my favorite this summer would definitely be The Maze Runner series by James Dashner.
Amanda D says
I also really liked Love Unscripted which is a recommendation I took from this site.
Oh no don’t make me choose, read so many great books to many to pick just one!!
Heather at Red Headed Bookworm says
Hmmm….hard choice. Probably Into The Deep by Samantha Young!
Jenn McElroy says
I think “Lick” was the best book I read this summer. Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂
Sharilyn Dickerson says
My favorite book of the summer has been Hopeless by Colleen Hoover.
Tatia White says
Oh goodness. My fav summer read would have to be…Bring Me Home by Cassia Leo, Faithful by Kelly Elliott, and Stripped by Jasinda Wilder. I can’t choose just one favorite.
Wide Awake by Shelly Crane. Great giveaway!
Marcy Meyer says
My favorite book this summer was a 3-way tie between Entwined with You by Sylvia Day, Sometimes it Lasts by Abbi Glines and Abel by Elizabeth Reyes. Too many to choose just one. Thanks for the great giveaway!
Arsen by Mia Asher!
This man confessed by Jodi Ellen Malpas. But I’m still reading others.
Jess Watkins says
Bully by Penelope Douglas 🙂
I have read a lot of amazing books this Summer, but my favorites would have to be Wethering the Storm and Pulse!!!!
kristina m says
too many to list…LOL Whethering the Storm, Losing Hope, Real, Pulse and I know I’m late to the game but I just read Beautiful Disaster…:sigh:
Vickie Milizia says
Falling Into Us by Jasinda Wilder
Erika Doane says
Read so many not sure how to choose.
Jennifer M says
Sheehan books! Oh Deuce!!!!!!!
I want to read Left Drowning by Jessica 0ark.
Brandy Gibson says
There were so many great books this summer its hard to pick just one but I think I would have to go with Wicked Beat.
Krissy Holstein says
Entwined With You!!!
Fav this summer would have to be Battlescars by Sophie Monroe
Losing Hope was my favorite book this year!
It is hard to pick just one. Here are a few I really enjoyed.
Bully by Penelope Douglas
Unbeautifully by Madeline Sheehan
Lick by Kylie Scott
Beats by Kendall Gray
Who he is by Shanora Williams
5th grave past the light by Darynda Jones
Laura Mendez says
There’s a hand full of books that I really enjoyed this summer…. but By a Thread has to be top of my list.
Pulse by Gail McHugh and Fear of Falling by S L Jennings
Nicole Huffman says
My favorite book of the summer was Shooting Scars by Karina Halle. Thanks for the giveaway!
My favorite book of the summer was definitely This Man Confessed by Jodi Ellen Malpas. It was a great ending to the This Man trilogy, which has had me hooked from day one!!
Angie G. says
This man confessed by Jodi Ellen Malpas.
My favorite so far was This Man Confessed. Love that series. 🙂
Thank you for the giveaway.
angie griffith says
Pulse by gail mc hugh
Gloria Landavazo says
I Read So Man Books This Summer, Some Where Losing Hope, This Girl, Falling Into You, Falling Into Us, Captive In The dark Series, Consequences Series. I Are more It Was A Great Summer Of Reading.
My favorite books of summer were Falling Into Us, Remember When 1&2 and The Sea of Tranquility.
Cloak & Silence by Sherrilyn Kenyon.
Great list! Loved Entwined With You, This Man Confessed, and Being Me! Reading Wethering the Storm now. Loving it, too!!
The Torn Series.
I can’t choose one! but Stripped, Wicked Beat.. many more
So many choices!! I loved Rock Chick Revoltuion
Alison Flores says
My favorite release of the summer was Jillian Dodd’s Love Me (The Keatyn Chronicles)!
I loved Escape From Paradise by G. Field.
In the Stillness was my favorite summer read! I also liked Surviving Raine!
My favorite book this summer was DRIVEN by K. Bromberg….
Thanks for the giveaway opportunity
Kyla Stein says
Bad things, Unlocked, Fueled, Complete me
Kim Perry says
I loved Wicked Beat, Bring Me Home, Driven, and Pulse. Thanks for the giveaway!
I’ve read so many! Hm.. anything by Kristen Ashley 🙂
Kerry Brown says
Wow, so many to pick from. Bully was probably my surprise fav. Wasn’t sure how I would feel about it going in but ended up loving it!
Rock Chick Revolution by KA
Debbie Jensen says
Rock Chick Redemption
Michele Dewell says
I have read so many that were all wonderful. Pulse, Beneath the Bur, Weathering The Storm , etc.
Safe Word by Teresa Mummert – loved it!!!
sarah v says
Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover
Karen G. says
My favorite book this summer was Lick!
Kim M. says
My favorite book of the summer has been FAITHFUL by Kelly Elliott!!
Megan Stietz says
I have had so many favorites this summer!! I have The Mighty Storm/Wethering the Storm and This Girl on my TBR list!!! I still can’t believe summer is over but the good news is that I usually get more time to read while the kids are in school!!
Fear of Falling by SL Jennings and Left Drowning by Jessica Park were my top favorites! <3
Jennifer Jones says
I really enjoyed Driven and Fueled by K.Bromberg so many great reads and I loved Bully thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!
Alexandra Cruz says
Bring Me Home, by Cassia Leo was on my top favorites, Left Drowning by Jessica Park, Stripped by Jasinda Wilder…
My favorite book of the summer was Caught Up In You by Roni Loren!
Karina G. says
Definitely, Rock Chick Revolution by Kristen Ashley! I’ve been waiting for this book since last year!
Brandy Myers says
Weathering the storm
Cheryl Nasca says
I just read Edible and I loved it!
Sue Pfannenstiel says
Jane’s Melody by Ryan Winfield.
I haven’t read any that you did, but I really liked Pulse by Gail McHugh
I just finished Rock Chick Revolution, and I have to say that I’m so in love! I don’t know who I love more though…Ren, Darius, Lee, Eddie, Hank….the list goes on, and on 🙂
sandy murphy says
danielle james says
Whethering the Storm!!!!!
Mary Jones says
Feat of Falling and Stripped were my favorite.
Christine Janes says
Thank you for the giveaway.
Christine Janes says
Sorry I forgot to add fav book of the summer. Shooting Scars.
Andrea Whittle says
Love the satin sheets, gorgeous blog. Thanks for the great giveaway.
Andrea Whittle says
Whoops and my favorite this summer …so hard to choose would have to be The Dex Files by Karina Halle.
Melissa B says
Wicked Beats by Olivia Cunning was my fav book this summer.
really hard to pick just one…I’m going with This Man Confessed
Thanks for the giveaway. These books are AWESOME
I would have to say FUELED. Thanks for the giveaway.
I think my favorite book of the summer was Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover.
One of my favorite reads this summer was Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty. Anything by LM is amazing!
Beyond Pain by Kit Rocha!
My favorite book so far has been Real by Katy Evans and your choices are great.
Sabrina D. says
Love your giveaways and blog! Thanks for the chance! My favorite so far has been Out of Breath!
Atalia M. says
For me its a tie between Searching for Moore by Julie A. Richman & Bully by Penelope Douglas! 🙂
Sooo many to choose from but a few of my faves;
Unbeautifully..Bully..Tears of Tess..Epilogue..Left Drowning..Beneath the Burn
Ty for the giveaway 🙂
Emerge by S.E.Hall
Alisha Johnson says
Wethering the Storm was my favorite book of the summer!
Angel Cullen says
I actually read so many that I can’t pick one!
Kim Murray says
The Mighty Storm/Wethering the Storm
Bobbye Booth says
Ruin so far
Bad things. Shooting scars. Falling into us are just a few I really enjoyed.
Nancy Van Spunky says
I have to name just one? I loved Rock Chick Revolution, but then I am a HUGE KA fan!
A few others I REALLY enjoyed were: Stripped by Jasinda Wilder, Unteachable by Leah Raeder, and Bad Things by R.K. Lilley. 🙂
I would say my favorite book this summer was This Man Confessed [oh Mr. Ward]!!
Jessica R says
I have read SO MANY great books…
It All Started With A Lima Bean was awesome
too many i just cant decide…ok ok escapre from paradise…. amazing!
There have been quite a few, Wicked Beat ,Bad Things, RK LILLEy, This Man Series… Thanks for the giveaway 🙂
I finally read the Rock Chicks series – all of them! They were great, but so were Wethering the Storm, and Wicked Beat. One that really put my emotions through the wringer was Beneath the Burn!
Lee Todd says
Heart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh
I absolutely loved Bully by Penelope Douglass. Thx for the giveaway!!
Diana Doan says
My fave book this summer was The Last Husband by J.S. Cooper
Kenia R. says
Good by S.Walden, AMAZING.
Mo Mabie says
Sheesh, I hope thenext book I read is my favorite! I loved Left Drowning, Losing Hope and more.
Jay B. says
I just absolutely fell in love with Bully by Penelope Douglas. Got the book when it went free for a short while, it was absolutely one of the best freebie finds ever! Now it’s up on my favorites-for-life list.
My fave book this year so far is Lover At Last by JR Ward. Not sure if its a summer read but that’s all I can think of
Meghan Stith says
I enjoyed “Walking Disaster” by Jamie McGuire.
Jolene A says
I loved loved loved Hopeless by Colleen Hoover!
Amy Pollard Woolard says
My favorite read of the summer is This Man Confessed! It was such a good book!! I loved it!!
Angie McLain says
Favorite Read Summer Read So Far…..Driven, K Bromberg
I’ve read a lot this summer, it’s really difficult to pick a favorite.
SAnn C. says
I’d have to say Tarryn Fisher Love me with Lies Series.
Julie Cole says
Faith by Brei Betzold, The Goblin King by Heather Killough-Walden, The Singing River by R.K. Ryals, The Spartan Heart Trilogy By Kristine Cheney are a few of my favorite summer reads. I can’t chose just one favorite book that I have read this summer.
Melissa D says
I can’t pick just one!!! I loved Falling into You, Falling into Us, Wicked Beat, Beautiful Bastard, Eyes Wide Open, Stripped, Entwined with you, Leo, Leo’s Chance, Damaged 1 & 2 and too many more to list!!!!
The Nine Fold Heaven
Anna G. says
I loved Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover
I had so many favorites Fear of Falling – SL Jennings, Bully by Penelope Douglas, Every Breath by Tasha Ivey, Bring Me Home by Cassia Leo, and Thief by Tarryn Fisher
Entwined With You!
Jennifer Zorko-Legan says
Thank you for the chance. Favorites this summer have been anything by Cassia Leo and Juliana Stone.
So are it would have to be Love Me- The Keatyn Chronicles by Jillian Dodd or Pulse by Gail Mchugh
Rock Chick. I’ve heard good things about it.
Christina Racich says
I cannot pick just one!!! I LOVED Tarryn Fisher’s entire series, Kelly Elliot’s Faithful, and Jenn 4’s 8th book in Mitchell family series! LOL
angela christenson says
This Girl for sure
Lisa H says
I had a few amazing reads this summer:
April Whaley says
Looking forward to this! Thanks Ana!
I’ve read so many good books this summer. My top couple would be Losing Hope, Going Under, Bully, Ruin…so many good books!
Lori Mitchell says
Entwined with You
Beverly Thompson says
Faithful by Kelly Elliot. Travis by Nicole Edwards
Wethering the storm. Loved it
Jessica Parker says
I seriously cannot choose just one!! I’ve read a lot of good ones this summer 🙂
I LOVED so many books this summer but my ABSOLUTE favorites were This Man Confessed by Jodi Ellen Malpas (LOVE Jesse!!!) and Pulse by Gail McHugh (LOVE Gavin!!!) They are most DEFINITELY added to my Favorite Book Boyfriend list. Thanks for the chance to win!
So many books, so little time! My TBR list is getting out of control!
Suzanne H. D. says
Awesome giveaway 😀
Hmm…there have been a lot of great ones! Pulse, Left Drowning, and Shooting Scars might be my favorites, but I’m sure I’ll think of more!
Bad Things was definitely near the top of my list!
Ashlie Cox says
Currently reading Exquisite by Ella Frank! I love it!!!
Melanie c says
This Girl by C. Hoover was my favorite so far but I loved a lot of books
Great giveaway!!This Girl would have to be my fave!!
Fabíola Fujii says
My favorite book this summer has to be Bad Things
I would love to win and read these books!!
You’re the one with the brains here. I’m waincthg for your posts.