WELL!! What a great first half of the year for me!! I have had some amazing reads from old favorites and a few new to me authors!! Don’t you love it when you find a new author to stalk…errr….I mean Follow….???? *Blushes* KIDDING KIDDING!! I never stalk I just follow with a lot of interest 🙂 I am a high functioing fan girl right!!?? Ok lets just move on…………….
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So to start off I am going to give a “gentle” reminder that tickets are still on sale for Writers on the River which is going to be July 9 in East Peoria, IL. Check out the info here if your are interested……
Ok so my top 5 from January 1 through June 30th. They are in no order or anything. Its just the order I grabbed them off my Goodreads page.
Book 1 – Luke’s Absolution by KL Kreig
Demons. Regrets. Absolution.
Luke has lived on the wrong side of the law since he was seventeen. His hands are stained and his soul is black, but the worst sin he’s committed is falling in love with his brother’s girl. Then he met her. Addy Monroe is pure, innocent and stubborn as an ox. Even though he doesn’t deserve her, Luke will stop at nothing to have her. But just when happiness is within his grasp fate rips her away, reminding him once again that there is no absolution for sinners. Will Luke be able to let color fill his blackened soul?
From the first time Addy saw Luke Colloway over ten years ago she wanted him. Addy has been attracted to rough, crude, inked bad boys with a bike planted securely between their thighs and wicked promises falling from their lips her entire life. Every one of them has let her down. Every one of them has broken her heart. Every one of them has put her second. She’s never going to let that happen again. When Luke promises her a future, will Addy let him in only to have her heart broken again?
Book 3 in a 4 book series. Each book features a different brother and each can be read as a STANDALONE. To get the full Colloway Brother experience, however, it’s most enjoyable to read in order.
***Mature readers only, 18+. Features alpha men with foul language and penchant for hot sex.
Ok the Long *snickers* and definitely not the short of it *giggle*…. you must read this series but #TeamBombPop stole my heart. I loved each brother but Luke…yeah he won my black heart over 1,000.
Full Review HERE
Book 2 – Absolution by Stevie J Cole/LP Lovell
***NOTE: This book is VERY dark. Please take that into account before reading. ***
All sins are equal in the eyes of God, but I’m not God. One sinner made me his sin, and I can’t let men like him live. I want to kill them. Every. Last. One.
Ezra James is no different. I was going to kill him, but then I found myself obsessed and possessed in the most reverent of ways. I became his sinner, and he became my sin, but the wages of sin is death, so I must kill him.
The son of a whore, raised by criminals, molded to fit into a world without morals. I’ve never given a shit about anything until the night I watched a man drop dead at the feet of my little killer. She called to my depravity, and everything in me demanded that I take her, possess her, own her. Some monsters hide behind the faces of angels.
Damned. Broken. Irredeemable.
Through blood, absolution shall be found.
OK so the quick fact is this book is ALL KINDS OF FUCKED UP and that is what I loved about it. Yes it is dark and hell yes was I uncomfortable but the fact I am laughing as people are killed…I think I need therapy…..
Full Review HERE
Book 3 – Bindings Kate Roth
I’d only meant to surrender my body but with time, he drove my soul to submit.
Ashamed of the woman she allowed herself to become, Sloane Montgomery sets out to repair the self-inflicted damage done to her life. A new town holds her new beginning and when Leo Calloway arrives everything changes.
Captivated by Leo and his dark desires, Sloane wonders if her fascination with his dominance goes deeper than fantasy. Has she been seeking punishment to atone for the sins of her past all along? Though Leo’s brutal lust is what first enthralls her, the bonds of trust they form could have the power to heal her.
When the ties to her former life threaten to take hold of her again, the passion binding her to Leo may be the key to her ultimate release.
*Erotic BDSM Romance for mature readers 18+
OMG OK I read this book in December but it idnt comeout until January so I am cheating but this book I cannot get out of my head. I need more Leo like yesterday already. I loved this story because Kate blew my mind with the content and love story!! If you think with a title like that its gonna be all smut…think again. Its smut and sooo much more…actually alot more!!!
Full Review HERE
Book 4 – Read My Lips Daryl Banner
I ran away from the glitz and privilege of my famous New York City family to this small-town Texas college to find myself. I didn’t expect to find him…
…the muscular, tatted bad-boy who would soon become my obsession.
He was broken, lost, and voiceless … just like me.
His eyes smoldered me with one look.
His touch awakened the woman inside me.
And through his lips, his perfect, plush, kissable lips, he drew out the inspiration deep in my soul I did not know was there.
I needed to believe that he could save me. I wanted him to help me find my voice at last … the voice that would set me apart from my tragically perfect family, the voice that would finally break me free …
If only he could hear a word of it.
The College Obsession Romance series centers around a group of friends and the relationships they form during their time at a small-town Texas school. They are angsty, steamy new adult novels with HEAs and NO cheating. Although they are obsession-themed romances, there are no stalkers or psychos!
UHM That cover model…yeah right!!! Ok so this story was amazing because I loved the feel of the story and I loved he fresh approach to the book. The angst blew me outta the water!!! Plus lets talk about that cover again……
Full Review HERE
Book 5- Into the Light by Aleatha Romig
Sara Adams awakes blind, unable to remember the most basic details of her life, but her darkness seems a blessing when she discovers the terrors of The Light.
Stella Montgomery investigates the news on the mean streets of Detroit, where she’s noticed a disturbing trend: young women are vanishing. When her best friend disappears, Stella investigates—despite warnings from her police detective boyfriend—following a twisted trail that leads her through the city’s most dangerous and forsaken precincts. There she uncovers something more sinister than she could have imagined: a shadowy organization known as The Light, led by the enigmatic Father Gabriel.
As Sara struggles to understand her place in the strange world she’s awakened to—an oppressive cult demanding unquestioning obedience—and her feelings for Jacob, the husband she can’t recall and whose harsh and tender attentions confuse and beguile her, Stella risks all to discover the truth. But enlightenment always comes with a price…
Warning : you will need a support group after finishing this book!! OMG it is amazing!! It is dark but not “Tony” dark so if you fear Aleatha breath a little easier knowing YOU CAN DO IT!!
Full Review HERE
Well there are my top 5. There were so many for me to choose from but i think these 5 books have stuck with my and my brain the longest.
I sure hope that maybe I got a one-click out of someone who is reading this post!!
Thanks for listening to me ramble!