Let me start this first ever wrap-up post by saying THANKS! Thank you for wanting to know what I’m reading, for caring. Thank you for loving books, romance, and the written word with the same ferocity as me. It makes my heart happy and my soul warm to know my suggestions will land among kindred spirits. Seriously, book lovers, y’all are my people . . . the best of the best & I am thankful for y’all every single day.
And now that the sappy shit is out of the way, here comes the good stuff . . . BOOK RECS!
1. UNTOUCHABLE BY SAM MARIANO –https://amzn.to/2SU6Mrv [Free in KU]
Y’all. I’m not even gonna lie. This book 110% pushed my boundaries with what I thought I was comfortable with in a romance. But, sometimes, a little boundary pushing isn’t such a bad thing. All in all, I really enjoyed this book & immediately devoured two more by her!
2. BECAUSE OF YOU & AFTER YOU – https://amzn.to/2CjzaMw [Free in KU]
These two books brought the freaking feels and held nothing back. I legit ugly cried while reading.
3. IF | A NOVEL BY RANDI COOLEY WILSON – https://amzn.to/2AVZ611 [Free in KU]
Not gonna lie, it was the cover of this baby that drew me in & luckily, the content housed inside it did not disappoint. This is a story than spans the course of several years and will put you through the emotional ringer.
4. HEARTLESS BY KRISTY LOVE – https://amzn.to/2SSIEFt [Free in KU]
This book, shocking-not-shocking, was also an angst-fest. *Are y’all sensing a trend with my reading yet?* I went into this one not knowing what to expect since Miss Love is a new-to-me-author. Well, let me tell y’all. She has a way with words & brought the effing feels. HOLY WHOASUS! If YA-to-Adulthood/rockstar/second chance romances with all the feels and plenty of steam are your jam, you’ll def love this.
5. COME AGAIN BY JIFFY KATE – https://amzn.to/2VWd5fM [Free in KU]
I really enjoyed this book, but that’s not so surprising, seeing as I enjoy pretty much anything the dynamic duo known as Jiffy Kate pens. Come Again was just the palate cleanser I needed after so many emotionally heavy books. Now, don’t get me wrong . . . Shaw & Avery’s story is plenty emotional, but it was overall lighter than my previous reads. The fact that it’s set in NOLA is simply a bonus!
6. THE KISS THIEF BY L.J. SHEN – https://amzn.to/2VNIFwt [Free in KU]
TKT was classic L.J., complete with an anti-hero you love to hate. Fake relationships/arranged marriages are my jelly-jam, so reading this one was a no-brainer. Not to mention, it was Francesca and Wolfe who kept me company during migraine-a-geddon.
7. Hold me Today by Maria Luis – https://amzn.to/2t28bkg [Free in KU]
HOLY-FRIGGIN-BAKLAVA THIS BOOK IS AMAZING! Nick and Mina’s chemistry absolutely jumped off of the page & consumed me. Legit, this book was so damn delicious that I’m already hounding Maria for the next book in the series.
8. Lass by Harloe Rae – https://amzn.to/2TozQYe [Free in KU]
Oh. My. Goodness. Y’all. Roomates-to-lovers is such a yummy trope. I love the way the sexual tension ebbs and flows & let me tell y’all…Harloe freaking brings it. Add in that the hero is a virgin, and yeah, I’m sunk.
9. Boys of Brayshaw High by Meagan Brandy – https://amzn.to/2t2NBR2 [Free in KU]
OH. MY. MERCIFUL. JESUS. This book is the holy grail of ★Mature YA★, which is one of my most favorite tropes in all of the world. With this book, Meagan Brandy has created a sexy and enthralling plot line with characters so compelling I felt like I knew them. This book was angsty and raw and sexy and just a ginormous bucket of OH-HELL-YES! Seriously, read it.
10. Fumbled Hearts by Meagan Brandy – https://amzn.to/2t2le5t
While my initial reaction is to shout “DAMN! SHE’S DONE IT AGAIN!”, I can’t. Why? Because this book was Meagan Brandy’s debut. If I wouldn’t have known that going into it, I wouldn’t have believed it. It is well written and well plotted and I 110% FLOVED it.
11. Defenseless Hearts by Meagan Brandy – https://amzn.to/2WxEFk5
Angst. Oh, holy effing angst. And heartbreak. And swoons. And tears. Big, fat, ugly sopping tears. Maybe even some ranting messages alerting Meagan to the fact that I’m a fan girl supreme. But, I’m 98% positive she’s already taken out a restraining order on me. She is forever on my auto-one-click list.
12. Reckless Love by Kelly Elliott – https://amzn.to/2TsYCql
Talk about bittersweet; the 7th and final book Cowboys and Angels series. Honestly, I almost didn’t want to read it. Not because it wasn’t amazing, but because I didn’t want it to end. There’s just something about swoony, alpha male cowboys and I love a good family saga. If you’re in the mood for some serious swoon and a whole lot of sexy, give this series a chance. I will say, these books need to be read in order. Grab the first book here: https://amzn.to/2t4YZf7