2016 is almost at a close and I like to take a moment to reflect and look back at my reading list. It’s a chance to remember the books I’ve read sort of like reminiscing with a good friend.
I smile when I see a book I absolutely loved and want to crack open again. I cringe when I see a title I struggled to get through. I kick myself when I see an author I wanted to read more of and didn’t get around to doing yet.
So, without further ado, let me get to the 2016 recap.
1. The perfect writing duo.
The Perfect Gentleman’s Club (series) by Shayla Black and Lexi Blake.
Murder, mystery, sex, scandal. It was the perfect way to begin 2016. Scandal Never Sleeps, the first book in The Perfect Gentleman’s Club series is well crafted and written by two of the best authors on the market. Put them together and you have the perfect writing duo. They put out 3 books in the series this past year and I hope more come from this dynamic duo.
The Perfect Gentleman on Amazon
2. The Best Romance Novel
Stuck Up Suit by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward.
Stuck up Suit hit every list as the #1 romance read for 2016 for a good reason. Here is the synopsis:
Hot guy in a suit loses his phone on the morning commute train ride. A good samaritan (or woman who had been ogling him when he dropped it) goes out of her way to return it. Hot-suit is an ass and won’t see her or thank her for going out of her way, but hot-stuck-up suit didn’t expect an obscene gesture pic left on his phone that just happened to be well placed between ample bosoms. Good samaritan never expected him to reach out to her and she also never expected him to be anything but a stuck-up suit, but then sometimes opposites attract when best laid plans aren’t taken.
It is such a good read. I can’t recommend it enough.
Stuck Up Suit on Amazon
3. My huge girl crush of the year:
Helena Hunting (especially Violet)
Early summer I found a wonderful book, Pucked, and I was instantly hooked. It lead me to read everything I could find that Helena had published, which for this year was a total of 13 books/novellas. I tend to get a little obsessed when I develop a new author crush. If you haven’t found Hunting’s work yet, I suggest you go right away and buy everything. NOW. You won’t regret it.
Find her on Amazon, Goodreads, Nook, iBooks, www.helenahunting.com/
4. My new favorite-discovered-author-to-keep-watching (or reading) in 2017:
Mia found me and asked if I’d read and review one of her books. As much as I love discovering and adding new authors to my reading list, it is also a big responsibility to give honest feedback to an author when they ask for reviews. I cannot thank her enough for introducing me to her books. I love getting sucked into her amazing worlds and always hate to leave. Make sure you check out everything Mia has to offer.
5. I’ll be ending 2016 with a few more reviews, so this isn’t the end, quite yet, because we all know this feeling…
Stay tuned as those reviews will be coming soon.
Until then, have a great holiday season and thank you for tuning in.
Keep reading, keep writing and good fortune.