Top 15 Books I Read in 2015

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Okay, so this was extremely difficult to do. I have read soo many amazing books this year and to only pick just 15 books was VERY hard to do. Of course, if I was doing a list bigger than 15, I would have more. I originally had about 30 books chosen for the top spots, but cut down to what I’m about to show you. There is one series that will take the cake that is not in this list. That’s just because of the series it is and I don’t want to count it because everyone has either read it already or knows what it is.

The series that takes the cake for first place:

harry potter and the deathly hallows

This series just had to be included. This was my first time ever reading the series and I’m sad to see it’s already over for me. I will do a full post here within the month all over my experience. :)

The OFFICIAL  Top 15 Reads of 2015:

1. Alice in Zombieland Gena Showalter
2. Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
3. The Start of You and Me by Emery Lord
4. Fall With Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout
5. The Mason List by S.D. Hendrickson
6. Where I Belong by J. Daniels
7. Grey by E.L. James
8. Hey Sunshine/Night Fox by Tia Giacalone
9. The End Game by Kate McCarthy
10. Full Measures by Rebecca Yarros
11. Easy Love by Kristen Proby
12. Sacrifice by Adriana Locke
13. Rock Chick by Kristen Ashley
14. Sweet Home by Tillie Cole
15. Scoring Wilder by R.S. Grey

Again, this was not easy at all to come up with. I read way to many amazing books and to seriously cram it down into only 15 was hard!! This is in no order, because let me tell you… I already had a hard enough time just composing this list. To put them in order!? I’ll be here at the end of 2016 still trying to do that. ;)

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Review: Night Fox by Tia Giacalone

night foxNight Fox by Tia Giacalone
Series: Hey Sunshine #2
Published by Self Published on December 31st 2015
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Source: ARC copy from author
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Beckett Fox lives his life on the edge between danger and responsibility, and that’s all he’s ever known… until he meets Avery. Now, time at home is more appealing than the do-or-die future he’d always pictured for himself.

Fox has everything he’s ever wanted. But he knows better than anyone that life can change direction faster than the wind.

When an accident threatens to destroy his entire world, Fox will have to choose between fighting for what he loves or letting his past dictate his future.

How much strength does it take to move forward when history seems determined to knock you down? And how do you find the path to redemption when you don’t even recognize your own life?

what i thoughtI received an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review from the author. It does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

If you guys follow me on Instagram then you probably already know how much I adore Hey Sunshine, the first book in the series. I read it this summer and since then I have been DYING to know what happened next, it has been killing me not knowing. Hey Sunshine DOES end in a pretty big cliffhanger, but those of you that haven’t read the first book are in luck… You’ll have the opportunity to pick up book 2 immediately. ;)

The prologue is set in Avery’s point of view. Hey Sunshine from what I remember is all Avery’s point of view. The entire book is in Mr. Beckett Fox’s point of view. Which was surprising at first, I expected it to alternate like a lot of new adult books do nowadays. Nope, all in Fox’s point of view. Which, considering what happens (to avoid spoilers I won’t say), it was a breath of fresh air and nice to see things in his perspective. ESPECIALLY with what happened. Again, no spoilers. ;)

I felt like I read a completely different story to be honest — in the best way possible. This was a completely different vibe and tone compared to Hey Sunshine. I was anxious and nervous pretty much this entire book. I wasn’t sure how this was going to play out. Also, because Tia hates all of us (TOTALLY kidding 120%; just my fangirl speaking), this ALSO ends in a cliffhanger — be warned! HOWEVER, you HAVE to read this if your a fan of new adult. I will continuously recommend this series at every opportunity I get. I personally think cliffhangers are fun! Yes, the waiting is not all that fun — but we get all excited for the sequel!

Fox is my babe forever and I’m pretty sure I fell in more love with him (if that’s even possible). I have fallen deep for these characters and I’m so incredibly attached to them. When it does come time to say goodbye, it’s going to be very difficult.

Tia Giacalone is one of my all time favorite authors; she’s an incredibly talented author and her books aren’t getting the love they deserve. You need to meet the gang; Avery, Annabelle, Fox and the whole family! It is IMPOSSIBLE not to fall in love with them, they all have a HUGE chunk of my heart and will continue to hold that chunk forever. AB-SO-LUTE-LY LOVED!

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Release Launch: Monster Screw by Kendall Ryan

 

 

 

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Monster Screw (1)First there was SCREWED.

Then there was MONSTER PRICK.

Now…

… There’s MONSTER SCREW!!!!

This brand new boxed set features both New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal mega-bestselling sexy, FUNNY, HOT romances for one low price. Just $2.99 on release day, and $5.99 after.

So, are you ready for your MONSTER SCREW??

 

 

 

About Screwed:

I’m young, fit, attractive, and loaded. Not to mention I’m packing a sizable bulge below the belt. It’s a combination that drops panties on a regular basis.

Yay, me, right?

But my cock, troublemaker that he is, has been confined to my trousers by my business partner. A concession I agreed to, and one that’s never been hard to enforce until Emery moves in across the hall. She’s smart, young, determined, and sexy as hell. I want a taste. I won’t stop until I’m buried deep inside the succulent new-in-town brunette.

After being warned about my past, she does her best to steer clear, but I’m about to show her that underneath it all, I’m a guy with a heart of gold and a cock of steel.

My name is Hayden Oliver, and this is my story.

 

About Monster Prick:

Over my dead body.

That’s what I told Gracie when she informed me of her plan to pick some random guy she met online to get rid of her pesky virginity.

If anyone is touching her, it’s going to be me.

I shouldn’t even be considering it, but I can’t get it out of my head: her, under me, begging me.

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Arrogant. Cocky. Prick.

Those are the words I’d use to describe my older brother’s dangerously handsome best friend.

When he learned of my plan to kick off my white cotton briefs, ditching my good girl persona once and for all by losing my virginity to the first eligible bachelor I could find, he flipped out. Said over his dead body.

He says if anyone’s going to do it, it’s going to be him.

I hate that I’m even considering his offer.

But I am … I sooo am.

Ever since he suggested it, all I can think about is his cocky smile on those full lips as he’s driving in to me.

But if we cross that line … will I ever be able to go back?

 

MONSTER PRICK, a sexy romantic comedy, is a spin off novella from SCREWED, but can be read as a standalone, as it features a new couple.

 

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She’s a sassy, yet polite Midwestern girl with a deep love of books, and a slight addiction to lipgloss. She lives in Minneapolis with her adorable husband and two baby sons, and enjoys hiking, being active, and reading.

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Cover Reveal: The Lie by Karina Halle

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The Lie AMAZONTheir love led to a lie.

Their truth led to the end.

Scottish enigma Brigs McGregor is crawling out from the ashes. After losing his wife and son in a car accident – and, subsequently, his job – he’s finally moving forward with his life, securing a prestigious teaching position at the University of London and starting a new chapter in the city. Slowly, but surely, he’s pushing past the guilt and putting his tragic past behind him.

Until he sees her.

Natasha Trudeau once loved a man so much she thought she’d die without him. But their love was wrong, doomed from the start, and when their world crashed around them, Natasha was nearly buried in the rubble. It took years of moving on to forget him, and now that she’s in London, she’s ready to start over again.

Until she sees him.

Because some loves are too dangerous to ever rekindle.

And some loves are too powerful to ignore.

Can you ever have a second chance at a love that ruined you?

The Lie is a second-chance romance with a dark, forbidden twist.

 

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Halle HeadshotWith her USA Today Bestselling The Artists Trilogy published by Grand Central Publishing, numerous foreign publication deals, and self-publishing success with her Experiment in Terror series, Vancouver-born Karina Halle is a true example of the term “Hybrid Author.” Though her books showcase her love of all things dark, sexy and edgy, she’s a closet romantic at heart and strives to give her characters a HEA…whenever possible.

Karina holds a screenwriting degree from Vancouver Film School and a Bachelor of Journalism from TRU. Her travel writing, music reviews/interviews and photography have appeared in publications such as Consequence of Sound, Mxdwn and GoNomad Travel Guides. She currently lives on an island on the coast of British Columbia where she’s preparing for the zombie apocalypse with her fiancé and rescue pup.

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Release Launch: Who We Were by Kelly Elliott

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Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000038_00074]My Papai always said wine made everything better. Countless times he uttered those familiar words to me— “The Merlot will melt your problems away meu amor. With a good bottle of wine in your hand, you hold the magical key to anything you want.”

I believed my father whole heartily, until my world came crashing down on me at twenty-four years old.

It wasn’t going to take wine to help Brody and I find our way back to one another. It was going to take fighting … not only for our love—

But for my life.

 

 

 

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Her eyes met mine, and I swear I’d never felt my stomach twist and turn like that. She was gorgeous. Dark brown hair pulled up neatly on her head, green eyes that danced with excitement, and skin that looked like it had been kissed by the sun. When I accidentally brushed my hand across her shoulder, my entire body caught fire.

It only took me a few minutes to get myself back under control so I could speak to her, but the jerk sitting across from her started talking to her.

“So, Brynlee, what are you getting your degree in?” he asked.

Brynlee smiled politely, but I got the feeling she didn’t want to talk to him. “Business management.”

Bingo. My cue.

“Really? Same here,” I cut in as I turned to Brynlee. “Well, chemical engineering with a minor in business.”

Brynlee turned and looked at me with the sweetest smile. I actually had to concentrate on breathing while I looked at those beautiful bee-stung lips. “Wow, that’s impressive. I wonder if we’ve had any classes together?”

Hell no. I’d remember seeing this beautiful creature.

“Must not have.”

Keeping the grin on her face, she shrugged. “Well, some of those classes were huge. You could have been in the back or something.”

I lifted my beer and took a drink as Brynlee’s eyes fell to my lips. Setting my beer back on the table, I gave her a panty-melting smile, ensuring to show my dimples. She seemed to like them. Her breath caught every time she looked at them. “I’m pretty damn sure I’d have noticed you if you were in any of my classes, Brynlee.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

kellyelliottKelly Elliott is married to a wonderful Texas cowboy who has a knack for making her laugh almost daily and supports her crazy ideas and dreams for some unknown reason…he claims it’s because he loves her!

She’s also a mom to an amazing daughter who is constantly asking for something to eat while her fingers move like mad on her cell phone sending out what is sure to be another very important text message.

In her spare time she loves to sit in her small corner overlooking the Texas hill country and write.

One of her favorite things to do is go for hikes around her property with Gus….her chocolate lab and the other man in her life, and Rose, her golden retriever. When Kelly is not outside helping the hubby haul

brush, move rocks or whatever fun chore he has in store for her that day, you’ll find her inside reading, writing or watching HGTV.

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Review: Just a Kiss by Kate Kisset

just a kissJust a Kiss by Kate Kisset
Series: A Wine Country Romance Series #1
Published by Castlerock Publishing on July 23rd 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Romance
Pages: 159
Source: Finished copy from author
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four-stars

Three friends,
One Wine Country Villa
Six Santino Brothers
And lots of wine …

Reeling from the loss of her mother, Sarah Dupont catches her fiancé doing the nasty on top of her pastry table at their San Francisco Bakery.

Devastated, she calls her best friend, lifestyle reporter, Danica Vargas. Danica convinces Sarah to start fresh and move in with her at Bella Villa mansion in Sonoma Valley.

With two roommates who act like the sisters she never had,and a feisty landlord to stand in as the grandmother she always wanted, Sarah’s opens a café on the Sonoma Plaza.

Her life changes the moment the little bell on the door rings and the notoriously sexy actor Jamie Santino, swaggers in.

Jamie, one of the six Santino Brothers, of Napa Valley Winery fame, needs baking lessons for his new movie and Sarah is just the woman to teach him. Wine flows, their love affair heats up and a tempestuous femme fatale enters the scene.

How can Sarah trust that Jamie isn’t acting when everything he says seems too good to be true?

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I received a finished copy in exchange for an honest review from the author. It does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Cute, light-hearted romance. A breath of fresh air from a lot of NA I’ve read lately. I was born in Cali, but never got to see Napa/Sonoma area, and getting to see it through this story made me feel like I was there. Kate’s writing is fantastic!

This is a fairly short book, about 150 pages, I read it probably within 2 1/2 hours maybe 3 hours.

Sarah has had a rough life, she has lost her mom and to top it off she catches her fiance having sex with someone at her own bakery. Sarah moves to Sonoma Valley and opens a new bakery. There she meets Jamie Santino, an actor looking to get some bakery lessons for an upcoming movie. He’s 1 of 6 brothers in the family and all of them are fine looking men. Things heat between the 2 as lessons progress.

Cute, fluffy, light-hearted, very fast read. Loved it!! Can’t wait for more books by Kate Kisset!

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Cover Reveal: Frigid Affair by Jennifer Foor

 

 

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A treacherous winter storm brought him to me. While the wind ripped, freezing everything in reach, he was a warm distraction, albeit a constant reminder of what I’d been missing. I thought I’d never see him again. I was content with it being a one-night-stand.

 

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Jennifer Foor is an award winning Contemporary Romance Author. She’s best known for the Mitchell Family Series, which includes ten books.

She is married with two children and spends most of her time behind a keyboard, writing

stories that come from her heart.