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My Top 15 Reads for 2015

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

I am so excited to share my Top 15 Reads of 2015. It was a fantastic reading year for me, I ended up reading 113 books (my goal was 80) so it was extremely hard to narrow it down. I love a story that really makes me feel, where I get so emotionally invested that the world around me fades away. These books made me laugh and cry, they filled my heart and sometimes ripped it out too. I cannot say enough good things about this year’s favorites. And here we go… in alphabetical order by author…

 

Top 15 Reads of 2015 from About That Story

Top 15 Reads of 2015

Cover Reveal: The Lie (The McGregors #4) by Karina Halle

The Lie by Karina Halle

The Lie (The McGregors #4) by Karina Halle 

Review: Mastered (The Enforcers #1) by Maya Banks

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Mastered

Mastered (The Enforcers #1) by Maya Banks 

New Release: First Touch (First and Last #1) by Laurelin Paige

First Touch 

First Touch (First and Last #1) by Laurelin Paige

Teaser Tuesday: The Baller by Vi Keeland

Is it Janauary 18th yet because these teasers are killing me?! In a good way, of course. ;-)
 
 
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The Baller by Vi Keeland 

Review: Sweet Ruin (Immortals After Dark #16) by Kresley Cole

Monday, December 28, 2015

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Sweet Ruin (Immortals After Dark #16) by Kresley Cole 

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 25, 2015

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

New Release: Winter Wishes by Karina Halle

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Winter Wishes

Winter Wishes by Karina Halle

Review: The Darkest Night (Lords of the Underworld #1) by Gena Showalter

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The Darkest Night (Lords of the Underworld #1)
by Gena Showalter

Teaser Tuesday: The Baller by Vi Keeland

Tuesday, December 22, 2015
The Baller
The Baller by Vi Keeland 

Review: My Kind of Wonderful (Cedar Ridge #2) by Jill Shalvis

I’m so excited to share my review, this was such a fantastic story! You are going to love Hudson and Bailey. Definitely a 5 star read for me. :-)


My Kind of Wonderful

My Kind of Wonderful (Cedar Ridge #2) by Jill Shalvis

Spotlight: My Kind of Wonderful (Cedar Ridge #2) by Jill Shalvis + Excerpt, Q&A, and GIVEAWAY

Friday, December 18, 2015




My Kind of Wonderful (Cedar Ridge #2) by Jill Shalvis

Cover Reveal: Jockblocked (Gridiron #2) by Jen Frederick + Teaser and Excerpt

Thursday, December 17, 2015
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Jockblocked (Gridiron #2) by Jen Frederick

Spotlight: Dirtiest Secret (S.I.N. #1) by J. Kenner + Excerpt Reveal

Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Dirtiest Secret (S.I.N. #1) by J. Kenner

Review: Brave the Heat (The McGuire Brothers #1) by Sara Humphreys

Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Brave the Heat 
Brave the Heat (The McGuire Brothers #1) by Sara Humphreys

 
synopsis
The only fire he can't put out...

Jordan McKenna is back in town, and Fire Chief Gavin Maguire's feelings when he sees her after all these years are as raw as the day she left. Then he was just a kid wearing his heart on his sleeve. Now he spends every day trying to atone for the tragedy he couldn't prevent.

Is the torch he carries for her...

Jordan's life has not exactly worked out the way she expected. A divorced mother of two with a failed acting career, Jordan's biggest concern about coming back to Old Brookfield was seeing her first love. But when a series of suspicious fires breaks out, Jordan and Gavin realize that dealing with the sparks between them may be the least dangerous of their problems.

 

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4 out of 5 stars

This was pretty fantastic! I love the story of Gavin and Jordan reconnecting, it was so sweet. I thought they were great characters, good history and details for both. There was a nice amount of animosity between the two as well as playfulness and longing.

Gavin was so wonderful! I just wanted to hug him, squeeze him, and love him. Devoted and sweet, I couldn't get enough of him. Jordan was great as well, I love her strength and determination. They were great together and I absolutely enjoyed their story, it was engaging. It was such a sweet story, so loving, and there was a nice amount of heat between the two.

This story had me completely pulled in. Really good pace and development. I was curious about what would happen next. I thought it was a lighter story with some heavier content touched upon, it was laid out well. I liked the secondary story that was in play, it added a bit of drama and suspense. 

I really enjoyed all the characters that were introduced and the playfulness of Gavin's brothers. His parents were awesome as well. Jordan's daughters were adorable and I love how Gavin was with him.
 
This was just a wonderful story. Heartfelt and romantic! I love stories about reconnecting and this was definitely a great one!

Complimentary copy received for honest review.
 
 
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Spotlight: Three Little Mistakes (Blindfold Club #3) by Nikki Sloan + GIVEAWAY


Three Little Mistakes (Blindfold Club #3) by Nikki Sloan

Cover Reveal: Roman Crazy (The Broads Abroad #1) by Alice Clayton and Nina Bocci

Monday, December 14, 2015
I am so excited to share the cover for Roman Crazy! Anything by Alice Clayton I am all about and Nina Bocci is wonderful so I can't wait to see what this duo has in store!



Roman Crazy (The Broads Abroad #1)
by Alice Clayton and Nina Bocci

Cover Reveal: Paige in Progress (Reluctant Hearts #3) by Brighton Walsh

Friday, December 11, 2015



Paige in Progress (Reluctant Hearts #3)
by Brighton Walsh

Review: The Mistake (Off-Campus #2) by Elle Kennedy

Thursday, December 10, 2015
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The Mistake (Off-Campus #2) by Elle Kennedy

Spotlight: Sweet Bliss by Helena Rac + GIVEAWAY

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

This second-chance romance released November 30th  and to celebrate the one week release of Sweet Bliss, the author has an awesome giveaway going on. Check out the book and enter below. It’s time to meet Luke and Tessa!

 

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Sweet Bliss by Helena Rac

Review: Jagged (Colorado Mountain #5) by Kristen Ashley

Monday, December 7, 2015
I can’t tell you how much I am adoring the Colorado Mountain series – it’s so awesome! Only one more to go until I am caught up. Up next, Kaleidoscope!

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Jagged (Colorado Mountain #5) by Kristen Ashley

Weekend Giveaway: Baby, It’s Cold Outside Paperback

Friday, December 4, 2015

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I have an extra paperback of Baby, It’s Cold Outside by Jennifer Probst, Emma Chase, Kristen Proby, Melody Anne, and Kate Meader so I decided to have a giveaway since I’m feeling very holiday-ey (it’s a word, I’ve decided). Have a wonderful weekend!

Review: Poughkeepsie Begins (Poughkeepsie Brotherhood #0.5) by Debra Anastasia

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Poughkeepsie Begins (Poughkeepsie Brotherhood #0.5)
by Debra Anastasia

Review Recap: November 2015

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

I had the opportunity to read so many awesome books this month, it was great. I also was able to read three new to me authors as well. My list of favorite authors is definitely growing. Check out my 9 new reviews for November below.

 

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New Release: Sweet Ruin (Immortals After Dark #16) by Kresley Cole

Sweet Ruin

Sweet Ruin (Immortals After Dark #16)
by Kresley Cole

New Release: Blood Kiss (Black Dagger Legacy #1) by J. R. Ward

Blood Kiss

Blood Kiss (Black Dagger Legacy #1) by J. R. Ward

On Sale: The Hard Ink Series by Laura Kaye

Monday, November 30, 2015

One of my FAVORITE Romantic Suspense series is on sale! I love all these stories in the Hard Ink series, they play out like movies in my head. I highly recommend them!

 

Hard Ink Series

The Hard Ink Series by Laura Kaye

New Release: Sweet Bliss by Helena Rac + Excerpt and GIVEAWAY

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Sweet Bliss

Sweet Bliss by Helena Rac

Review: It’s a Wonderful Tangled Christmas Carol (Tangled #4.5) by Emma Chase

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It’s a Wonderful Tangled Christmas Carol (Tangled #4.5) by Emma Chase

Review: Rekindle the Flame (Hot in Chicago #0.5) by Kate Meader

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Rekindle the Flame (Hot in Chicago #0.5)
by Kate Meader

New Release: A Billionaire Between the Sheets (The Overnight Billionaires #1) by Katie Lane + Excerpt, Q&A, and GIVEAWAY

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

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A Billionare Between the Sheets

A Billionaire Between the Sheets (The Overnight Billionaires #1) by Katie Lane

Review: Backstage Pass (Sinners on Tour #1) by Olivia Cunning

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Backstage Pass (Sinners on Tour #1) by Olivia Cunning

New Release: Steal Me (New York’s Finest #2) by Lauren Layne + Excerpt, Q&A, and GIVEAWAY

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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Steal Me

Steal Me (New York’s Finest #2) by Lauren Layne

New Release: Unwrap Me (Stark Trilogy #3.9) by J. Kenner + Teasers

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Unwrap Me (Stark Trilogy #3.9) by J. Kenner