Saturday, December 31, 2016
Happy New Year! Hello 2017!
Best Wishes for an awesome 2017! I hope everyone is having a safe and fun New Year's Eve! I plan on posting all of my new reviews to this blog (instead of just Goodreads) starting January 1st.
Just for fun, here are some of my 2016 faves by category:
Favorite Sci-Fi Romance: Ice Planet Barbarians series by Ruby Dixon
Favorite PNR: Toil and Trouble series by Heather R. Blair, honorable mention to Force of Temptation by Suzanne Wright
Favorite full length Menage book: Sugar Daddies by Jade West, honorable mentions to Taunt by Eve Dangerfield and Over the Bridge by Meredith Wild
Favorite New Adult book: The Score by Elle Kennedy
Favorite Contemporary Romance (that doesn't fit into any other category): A tie between One by Jewel E. Ann, Stripped Bounty by Dorothy F. Shaw, Abruption by Riley Mackenzie Best Kase Scenario by Layla Frost, Managed by Kristen Callihan, Three Sweet Nothings by Nikki Sloane, and Athica Lane by Brynne Asher, honorable mention to Change of Heart by Nicole Jaqueline and The Heartbreaker Bay series by Jill Shalvis
Favorite Sports Romance: A tie between Rookie Love by Sarina Bowen, Hail Mary by Nicola Rendell and Major Love by Kate Stewart, honorable mention to Dirty Player by Stacey Lynn
Favorite Office Romance: The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
Favorite MC Club Romance: The Dartmoor series by Lauren Gilley
Favorite Dark Romance: Anything by T. M. Frazier, honorable mention to Six by K. I. Lynn
Favorite Military Romance: Chanel Cleeton's Wild Aces series
Most Original Writing: Jack and Jill series by Jewel E. Ann
Favorite Romantic Comedy: Max Monroe's Billionaire Bad Boys series
Favorite BDSM Romance: A tie between The Masters and Mercenaries series by Lexi Blake and anything by Cherise Sinclair, honorable mentions to Jennifer Dawson's Undone series and Worth the Wait by Joey W. Hill
Favorite Guilty Pleasure Read: A tie between anything by Alexa Riley or Annika Martin's Hunky Bank Robbers series
Favorite Adventure Romance: A tie between Confessed by Nicola Rendell and The Mercenaries series by Stylo Fantome
Favorite Menage Scene in a Non-menage book: from Three Sweet Nothings by Nikki Sloane
Favorite Teacher/Student book: Teach Me by Lola Darling
Favorite Canadian themed book: Prime Minister by Ainsley Booth and Sadie Haller (I had to make up a category because I really liked this book and wanted to honor it).
Favorite Second Chance romance: Steadfast by Sarina Bowen
Favorite New-to-me Author: A tie between Nicola Rendell, R. K. Lilley, Stylo Fantome, Lauren Gilley, T. M. Frazier, Jewel E. Ann, Jennifer Dawson and Max Monroe
Favorite Bearded heroes: The Winston Brothers series men by Penny Reid
Favorite Good-kind-of- Angsty books: A tie between anything by R. K. Lilley and Stylo Fantome's Kane series
Favorite Mafia Romance: A. Zavarelli's Boston Underworld series
Most Genre-bending Author: Lauren Gilley
First book completed in 2016: Lover Eternal by J. R. Ward
Last book completed in 2016: Scarlet Stone by Jewel E. Ann
New Releases I can't wait to read in 2017:
Surrender by Lisa Renee Jones - This is the final book in the Careless Whispers series. I have been waiting forever for it to come out so I can read all three books in a row. This series is a spin-off of the Inside Out series, which I really liked! January release.
Rock Chick Reawakening by Kristen Ashley - This is Daisy and Marcus's book! I can't wait to read this Rock Chick prequel novella, as I love this series! January release.
On Broken Wings by Chanel Cleeton - This is Easy's book. We have met Easy in the other Wild Aces series books Easy hides behind a charming mask, but is secretly in love with his dead friend's widow. I cannot wait to read this one! January release.
Hard Hitter by Sarina Bowen - I really enjoyed the first book in the Brooklyn Bruisers series, so I can't wait for more! January release.
Dating You/Hating you by Christina Lauren - A new standalone romance from this talented duo? Yes, please! June release.
With Us by Layla Frost - I loved Best Kase Scenario by this author so I can't wait for more from her! January release
Threescore and Tequila by Heather R. Blair - I really enjoyed the first three books in the unique paranormal Toil and Trouble series, I can't wait to read more! February release.
Accidentally on Purpose by Jill Shalvis - The Heartbreaker Bay series continues with Elle and Archer's story. Their chemistry was abound in the other books in the series so I can't wait to see them get their HEA. January release.
Twist by Kylie Scott - I liked the first book in the Dive Bar series, even though I didn't love it. But I loved the premise and the side characters enough to want to keep reading the series so hopefully this will be a good read. April release.
Riveted and Salvaged by Jay Crownover - The final two books in the Saints of Denver series. I really liked Charged so these should be good too! February and June releases.
The Deep End by Kristen Ashley - This controversial new book by one of my favorite authors is something totally different for her! It set in a BDSM club and the hero is an Alpha sub. I don't usually love Domme books, but I do like BDSM themed books so I'm excited to get KA's take on the genre. March release.
Dating-ish by Penny Reid - The sixth book in the Kitting in the City series. I have enjoyed the previous books in this series a lot. This is Marie's book. May release.
Beard in Mind by Penny Reid - Beau Winston's book. I can't wait to see how he and Shelly work this out. September release.
Sex Says by Max Monroe - The mysterious duo of Max Monroe is an auto-buy author for me. Everything they write is hilarious, sweet and sexy! February release.
What books were your favorites by category in 2016? Which books are you looking forward to the most in 2017? Please share in the comments!