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My Top 10 Reads of 2014

Monday, January 5, 2015
What a seriously fantastic year! So many excellent reads. My goal this year was 100 and I just made it (barely!). Two of those were rereads but I read those babies front to back so they definitely count. There were so many of these reads that made me feel, yell at my Kindle, cry, laugh out loud,  and just really got to me. I wanted to share my favorites.
 
It was hard enough breaking down my favorites so I am putting them in alphabetical order to share them.
 
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Top 10 Reads of 2014
 

Bad Romeo
Bad Romeo by Leisa Rayven

6 stars all the way! This was such an amazing story! Beautifully written with these wonderful characters that got under my skin and made me feel. So much depth and emotion, I loved it all. [Full Review]
 
 
Better When Hes Bad
Better When He’s Bad by Jay Crownover
 
Excellent story and flow. Right from the beginning all these little intriguing details were laid out making me want more. Everything unfolded perfectly. I loved these very real and gritty characters. There is so much detail and depth, I was completely pulled into their complex lives and harsh reality. [Full Review]
 
 
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Clipped wings and Inked Armor by Helena Hunting
Clipped Wings (Book #1) – Amazon US | Amazon UK
Inked Armor (Book #2) - Amazon US | Amazon UK

I had to include both because you can’t have one without the other! There’s a cliffhanger at the end of book one so both are a must. These stories were fantastic! Hayden and Tenley are just so messed up and broken and I loved watching them come together as the details of their past came to light. The pain of both their pasts was very emotional to read. Nothing was ever as I expected and it made it all that more appealing and intriguing. All the layers in this story and and the feelings it elicited from me was off the charts. 

 
Dirty Rowdy Thing
Dirty Rowdy Thing Christina Lauren

Finn and Harlow’s relationship is fantastic. It made for this fun, flirty, intense, and dirty hot story. I loved the story line, their growing relationship, how all the characters interact, their strong friendships, their ups and downs, their openness and raw vulnerability. I liked the dirty-tie-me-up sex and opening up to new things. I loved it all! [Full Review]
 
 
Easy
Easy by Tammara Webber

Easy was such an incredible story. Solid from start to finish with great pacing, I love how things unfolded. Beautifully written, excellent and intense story that was full of so much emotion. I had so many questions, got all my answers, and absorbed every detail. 6 stars!!!!! [Full Review]
 
 
Lead
Lead by Kylie Scott

This story had the most fantastic build ever! I loved the overall story line and how it mixed into the Stage Dive series and I thought the pacing was great. There were bits of drama and lots of tension throughout. I just kept absorbing the details and couldn't read fast enough. A definite page turner. Such an excellent story! I would give LEAD 6 stars if I could! [Full Review]
 
 
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Reaper’s Stand by Joanna Wylde

This was just EPIC! I loved it so much, such an incredible story. All I wanted to do when I finished was start rereading it immediately. Absolutely 6 stars! I loved the overall story line and how everything unfolded, excellent pace, and awesome build. The last 25% was pretty much me holding my breath, I could not read fast enough. So intense and emotional. [Full Review]
 
 
Rusty Nailed 2 by Alice Clayton
Rusty Nailed by Alice Clayton

Simon and Caroline have perfect chemistry, hotness, and oh boy are they passionate! This story was not lacking in the sexy time department at all. This is a witty, entertaining story that has bits of tension throughout. Perfect balance between those lighthearted and serious moments. I laughed, cried, held my breath and loved every second of it. [Full Review]
 
 
SN Box iBooks
The Seductive Nights Series by Lauren Blakely
First Night (Book #0.5) – Amazon US | Amazon UK
Night After Night (Book #1) - Amazon US | Amazon UK
After This Night (Book #2) - Amazon US | Amazon UK
One More Night (Book #3) - Amazon US | Amazon UK
Seductive Nights Box Set -  Amazon US | Amazon UK

I absolutely love this series! They are all well rounded, full, detailed stories with excellent characters. Clay and Julia are of the charts HOT! I loved learning all the ins and outs about them and the element of mystery that carried out throughout the stories. Extremely well written, evenly paced and have the right amount of drama mixed in. Fantastic stories that really builds!
 
 
Ugly Love Colleen Hoover
Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
 
This was just an amazing story. I cannot even begin to explain how much I loved it. Book hangover for days! Extremely well written, wonderful flow, and excellent characters. The anticipation and build had me on completely captured. [Full Review]
 
 
Honorable Mentions

Because no list is complete without them! I loved these books as well and had to give them a shout out because they really gotten under my skin.
 
Breakable by Tammara Webber – Review | Amazon US | Amazon UK
Collide by Gail McHugh - Review | Amazon US | Amazon UK
The Gamble by Kristen Ashley - Review | Amazon US | Amazon UK
Hard to Come By by Laura Kaye - Review | Amazon US | Amazon UK
Play by Kylie Scott - Review | Amazon US | Amazon UK
Reaper’s Legacy Joanna Wylde - Review | Amazon US | Amazon UK
Screwdrivered by Alice Clayton - Review | Amazon US | Amazon UK
Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren – Review | Amazon US | Amazon UK
This Man Confessed by Jodi Ellen Malpas - Review | Amazon US | Amazon UK
Tied by Emma Chase - Review | Amazon US | Amazon UK
 
It was so hard narrowing it down. I tried to keep track of my favorites during the year but even at the end I debated. I love reading and losing myself into the story – it’s really a wonderful thing!
 
Thank you so much for being here, following, liking, retweeting, and sharing – everything! I am so thankful for all the friends I’ve made since I started blogging and I appreciate all of you. :-)
 
 
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2 comments on "My Top 10 Reads of 2014"
  1. Ahhhh, so honored to be on this list! Especially with my home girls, Alice, Helena, Christina, and Kylie! Thank you so much! <3

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    1. You are so welcome, I loved loved loved it! Such a great reading year!

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