Top Reads of 2014
What’s the end of the year without revisiting some of my favorite reads?
My criteria for making it on this list is:
1) I read it this year; and
2) I fucking loved it.
Side Note: I am aware that there are more than 10 books on this list. That’s why it says top ten favorites READS not BOOKS. 🙂 But seriously, can you really just pick one book out of a series that you love? No. The answer is No.
Let’s get down to business:
1. The Crossfire Series (1-4) by Sylvia Day
Ohgoodfuckingchrist. This series slays me. I cannot wait for book 5. I NEED TO KNOW what happens like I need air to breathe. I almost wish I were kidding. Gideon Cross is perfection and I’m dying for the HEA that I know is coming. Please Sylvia, don’t let us wait too long…
2. The Driven Trilogy by K. Bromberg
Not only is K. Bromberg the nicest, most genuine person on the planet, but she can also write. For me, Colton didn’t enter my heart inch by inch, he surrounded it from all sides and then infiltrated. It was almost so sudden that I wasn’t even aware how attached I was to Colton at first. You can check out my full review here. I’m also dying for her 2015 releases, but that’s for another post…
3. Dirty Rowdy Thing by Christina Lauren
Can we get a little innuendo up in here?! I am a sucker for wit, charm, steamy sex, and stubbornness. This book has ALL OF THAT and more. I did a review of DRT which you can find here that tells you in more detail why I’m so goddammned obsessed.
4. Beautiful Player by Christina Lauren
I fucking love Will Sumner. I actually just did a re-read of this book the other day because I needed a good pick-me-up and there’s nothing this book does more than that. It literally warms my soul. Not kidding. I can feel the warmth spread through my body as Will falls in love with Hannah. I LOVE THEM IMMENSELY.
5. The Stark Trilogy by J. Kenner
How have I not done a review of this series yet? Total fail on my part which I shall rectify as soon as possible. I love love love Damien Stark. He’s an alpha billionaire with secrets but there’s just so much more to him than that. His love for Nikki is so pure and perfect I could re-read these books weekly and be happy.
6. Songs of Submission Series by CD Reiss
This series caught me totally off guard in the best way possible. I’m not even sure how I found it, but I am SO happy I did. Jonathan is hot and sexy and CD Reiss really delivers with this series. I felt like I ran a marathon after reading these, but they were so worth every single step. You can read my full review here.
7. Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan
OH.My.God. This book is utterly fantastic. It really is. It’s a great standalone novel that you can whip through quickly and that leaves you thoroughly satisfied. I think it lived up to its hype. I Floved it. You can find my full review here.
8. Seductive Nights Series by Lauren Blakely
Julia and Clay are awesome. They interact so perfectly together and talk so dirty, which is one of my favorite combinations in main characters. It doesn’t hurt that there’s some spanking, cuffing, and other fantastic debauchery involved. Haven’t read it? Put that shit on your list. And read my full review here.
9. One Night Trilogy by Jodi Ellen Malpas
These are the books that took me out of a book dry spell. After I thought something was wrong with me, that maybe I could never love another book again, these snuck up on me and made me FEEL. I really loved them. And here’s another that I need the rest of the story for….[FebruaryFebruaryFebruary…]. Full review found here!
10. Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
Holy mother of god. Colleen Hoover is the only author who makes me sob horrible, nasty, unattractive tears. This is one of my very favorite books this year and gave me the hugest book hangover. I spent most of the time reading this attempting to hide my ugly crying while sitting on the couch with my husband. I was unsuccessful. It’s a beautiful story. Gorgeous. I really can’t say enough about it other than you need to read it. And ideally not in a public place, unless you’re totally ok with tears streaming down your face in public. If so, go forth. HAVE TISSUES NEARBY. And read my review here.
2014 was really a great year for me. Things keep getting better and better and so do the books!