This week is Top Ten Books I've Read So Far This Year...
My Top Ten Books I've Read So Far This Year:
1) The Will by Kristen Ashley Early in her life, Josephine Malone learned the hard way that there was only one person she could love and trust: her grandmother, Lydia Malone. Out of necessity, unconsciously and very successfully, Josephine donned a disguise to keep all others at bay. She led a globetrotting lifestyle on the fringes of the fashion and music elite, but she kept herself distant. While Josephine was trotting the globe, retired boxer Jake Spear was living in the same small town as Lydia. There was nothing disguised about Jake. Including the fact he made a habit of making very bad decisions about who to give his love. But for Josephine and Jake, there was one person who adored them. One person who knew how to lead them to happiness. And one person who was intent on doing it. Even if she had to do it as her final wish on this earth.
This book was wonderful! I truly love it. It was a lot different from the normal KA books, and I enjoyed that much more. Josephine was a wonderful heroine, and Jake was the perfect hero. I really look forward to more in this series!
2) Neanderthal Seeks Human
There are three things you need to know about Janie Morris: 1) She is incapable of engaging in a conversation without volunteering TMTI (Too Much Trivial Information), especially when she is unnerved, 2) No one unnerves her more than Quinn Sullivan, and 3) She doesn't know how to knit.
After losing her boyfriend, apartment, and job in the same day, Janie Morris can't help wondering what new torment fate has in store. To her utter mortification, Quinn Sullivan- aka Sir McHotpants- witnesses it all then keeps turning up like a pair of shoes you lust after but can't afford. The last thing she expects is for Quinn- the focus of her slightly, albeit harmless, stalkerish tendencies- to make her an offer she can't refuse.
I loved this book! It is full of humor, and romance that made it hilarious and sweet all at once.
3) Game Changer by Paula Marinaro “That place is what we call a game changer, sweetheart. If there comes a time you when you need that place, everything about your life will have to change.”
When Raine Winston walked into the Hells Saints Compound, she was desperately seeking a safe haven. What she found instead was Diego Montesalto, a mountain of muscle and the man she had driven all night to escape from.
The last thing Diego ever expected to see walking through the doors of the Saints clubhouse was Raine. The beautiful, brave woman who he had just spent the night drinking and sexing off his mind.
Diego and Raine. This is their story. Raw. Complicated. A love story filled with murder, mayhem, intrigue, and the Happily Ever After. Warning: Strong language, explicit sex. Game Changer was a very good biker romance. I really enjoyed it, probably one of the best I've read, and I can't wait to read more from this author.
4) Angels in Leather by Bella Jewel A girl on the run. Her father gave her one task before he died. To deliver a package.
Now she has the baddest biker in the state after her.
He wants what she's got.
Secrets in both the past and the present threaten to destroy what she is working so hard for.
He threatens to ruin her heart.
Two worlds will collide to make something explosive. This is another biker romance book that I thought was really good. It has a really flawed hero, and a heroine who just wants to do the last thing her father asked of her... But when these two come together all hell will break loose. It was a very good book!
5) Moving On by Kendal Waller
Grace Johnson left her "life" in Alabama to help her cousin and Uncle in a small town in Wyoming.
Grace's imagination had her coming up with numerous ideas and plans for her future. She didn't have a clue.
Making the decision to move on, she never guessed how her life would change or that at 42 years old she would find herself falling in love and chasing a childhood dream.
This is the first book I've read by this author, and it was wonderful. I loved the fact that it was an older character who is basically trying to find herself, and ends up not only finding herself chasing her real dreams, but also finding a man who will always be by her side. Moving On was really good, I loved it!
6) Written in Red
No one creates realms like "New York Times "bestselling author Anne Bishop. Now in a thrilling new fantasy series, enter a world inhabited by the Others, unearthly entities--vampires and shape-shifters among them--who rule the Earth and whose prey are humans.
As a "cassandra sangue," or blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut--a gift that feels more like a curse. Meg's Controller keeps her enslaved so he can have full access tvo her visions. But when she escapes, the only safe place Meg can hide is at the Lakeside Courtyard--a business district operated by the Others.
Shape-shifter Simon Wolfgard is reluctant to hire the stranger who inquires about the Human Liaison job. First, he senses she's keeping a secret, and second, she doesn't smell like human prey. Yet a stronger instinct propels him to give Meg the job. And when he learns the truth about Meg and that she's wanted by the government, he'll have to decide if she's worth the fight between humans and the Others that will surely follow.
I loved this story! It had lots of different kinds of paranormal creatures, and a unique plot line. And it also seems to be developing a slow romance between two of the main characters that I can't wait to read about later on in the series!
7) Streaks of Blue by Jack Chaucer Adam Upton and Thomas "Lee" Harvey are plotting the next big school massacre at their New Hampshire high school. Nicole Janicek, who knew Adam in elementary school, tries to reconnect with the damaged teen at the start of their senior year. But will Nicole’s attempt to befriend the would-be killer disrupt the plot and turn Adam’s life around before the clock strikes 12:14? Half of the proceeds from this novel will be donated to the Newtown Memorial Fund. When I started reading this book I really had no idea what to expect, but I was really surprised with it. I loved the moral to this story, and how one girl was able to save her whole school just by trying to befriend someone who most people ignored. The book was really good, and I highly recommend it.
8) The Mischievous Mrs. Maxfield by Ninya Tippett The wrong girl is sometimes The Right One.
Charlotte Samuels thought she’d be stuck waiting tables at Marlow’s until all her debts are paid off—in about ten thousand years or so.
She definitely didn’t expect a marriage proposal from the arrogant Brandon Maxfield who was mysteriously blackmailed by his father to make her his wife if he didn’t want his least favorite cousin to run Maxfield Industries. Charlotte’s instinct was to say HELL NO! but she’s stumped by a few obstacles: 1. His old man Martin Maxfield is dear to her heart and has been recently deteriorating in health. 2. She gets a million dollars if she stays married to Brandon for a year. 3. She rather likes the opportunity to teach the attractive but awfully rude man a few lessons he didn’t think he needed from a ‘teenage gold-digger’—his term of endearment for her on their first date—er, business meeting. So what’s a girl got to do, right?
Sure, she’s young and a little rough around the edges but there’s something her would-be husband didn’t know about her yet—she’s nothing like he ever expected.
Thrust into the glitzy world a standard-issue Mrs. Maxfield would fit perfectly and rule with impeccable social grace, Charlotte will either have to force herself into the mold or break free of it, risking what little she has left for everything that she can gain.
I loved this book! It was super funny, and had a wonderful love story in it. I loved Charlotte's personality, she was one of the best heroines I've ever read about! I love loved this book.
9) It All Started With An Apple by Ashley Fischer Brianne has never been one for love. Her friend Kyla has. So what happens when Kyla forces her to throw an apple across the cafeteria to see who her future love is? Nothing good obviously. Or so Brianne thought. Who would have known that a stupid apple could be right? This book started out being very very funny, and it stayed that way through out most of the book, until it took a turn for being a little more serious. After that it got pretty sad, but ended on a beautiful note. I really loved this story, and I highly recommend it. But be warned it will make you cry and laugh often!
10) The Black Knight by Megan Lockhart She found him on the beach. His clothes spoke of wealth, his hands told of work, but it was the scars on his face that told Nan who the man before her was, Sir William Horton, the resident Hero of Ashford. He was the richest man in five counties and a well known bastard. Rumors of very kind were whispered about Ashford’s infamous Black Knight, his all encompassing cruelty, his frozen heart, the twisted means by which he found pleasure. Every creature in Ashford knew to give him a wide berth, to keep a wagging tongue still, and eyes trained anywhere but on him when he came into view.
So when Nan found him and was neither distant, silent nor looking anywhere but directly at him, Ashford’s Black Knight began to stumble over the oddity of this girl. Her fearlessness, her honesty, her intelligence, even her unassuming beauty held him captivated. But how could a simple beggar girl be so many things? Who was this woman that held his attention, or more importantly who had she been before coming to Ashford? This is a beautiful historical romance about a heroine who was once very "rich" but gave it all up for love. Now she's the type of person not care what any thinks about her at all, and she finds a man who can't get her out of his head, so he decides to keep her any way he can. I really loved this story!