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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

  

 

Ride Steady

Ride Steady by Kristen Ashley

Amazon US | Amazon UK

 

So amazing. Words cannot even begin to describe how much I loved these characters and their story. It was perfect! I couldn't put it down! [Full Review]

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walk Through Fire

Walk Through Fire by Kristen Ashley

Amazon US | Amazon UK

 

Oh. My. Goodness. Sometimes when I read a KA book I think she's trying to break me. All the emotion that is there, the intensity, the love. It's all so much and I can feel it in my bones. On my skin. It makes me catch my breath and brings tears to my eyes because I am just so wrapped up in it. I loved this. Millie and High’s story was so wonderful. I felt it all! [Full Review]

 

 

 

Forbidden Nights

Forbidden Nights by Lauren Blakely

Amazon US | Amazon UK

 

Forbidden Nights is officially my new favorite Lauren Blakely book! This was extremely hot (as in, I thought I might burst into flames!!!). Filled with real, vulnerable characters that learned to trust and love and I don't think I can give it enough praise. Loved this so very much! [Full Review]

 

 

 

 

Sustained

Sustained by Emma Chase

Amazon US | Amazon UK

 

Loved this hard core! Emma Chase does it again with this funny and sexy story that will leave you smiling and feeling oh so happy! I couldn't put it down and enjoyed it from start to finish. [Full Review]

 

 

 

 

 

Nuts Alice Clayton  Nuts by Alice Clayton

Amazon US | Amazon UK

 

Perfection. I loved this. Adored it! From start to finish I was laughing and smiling and loving Roxie and Leo together. Alice Clayton is a master! [Full Review]

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Pound of Flesh

A Pound of Flesh by Sophie Jackson

Amazon US | Amazon UK

 

Holy wow this was amazing! From beginning to end I was hooked on this beautiful and intense story about redemption and second chances that is full of passion and emotion. Loved it! [Full Review]

 

 

 

 

 

Hard to Let Go

Hard to Let Go by Laura Kaye

Amazon US | Amazon UK

6 stars! My heart is exploding! I loved this so freaking much. So fantastic, from beginning to end. I was caught up with the drama and passion of the overall story and with Kat and Beckett’s story. [Full Review]

 

Note: This is the final book in the series. Each book can be read as a standalone but I highly recommend reading from the beginning. The men of Hard Ink are fantastic and I love each and everyone! It is my favorite Romantic Suspense series to date. The books: Hard As It Gets (#1), Hard As You Can (#2), Hard To Hold On To (#2.5), Hard To Come By (#3), Hard To Be Good (#3.5).

 

I Want You to Want Me

I Want You To Want Me by Erika Kelly

Amazon US | Amazon UK

 

This was so incredible! A wonderful, detailed story with fantastic characters. It was just awesome. It’s my second book by this author and once again, I am blown away! [Full Review]

 

 

 

 

 

 

On My Knees 2On My Knees by J. Kenner

Amazon US | Amazon UK

 

This story was a gripping and riveting roller coaster of emotion. Raw, passionate, and intense. Fantastic read that had me captivated the whole time. Seriously awesome! [Full Review]

 

Note: This is book 2 in a trilogy and the series needs to be read in order. All three books were amazing but this was my favorite out of the bunch. Say My Name is book 1 and Under My Skin is book 3. The entire series needs to be on my list. ;-)

 

 

Beautiful Secret

Beautiful Secret by Christina Lauren

Amazon US | Amazon UK

 

I am just so freaking happy with how this entire story played out! It was funny and sweet and awkward and sexy and I loved every second. [Full Review]

 

 

 

 

 

 

Playing with Fire 2

Playing With Fire by Kate Meader

Amazon US | Amazon UK

 

This was so fantastic! Excellent story with the perfect build. Loved it. And holy hot! Mr. Mayor has my vote. ;-) [Full Review]

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broken Juliet

Broken Juliet by Leisa Rayven

Amazon US | Amazon UK

 

Sometimes you pick up a book and read it but it's more than just a book, it's a whole other world that you're lost in. You become a part of it. You feel the angst and tension, love and lust. The push and pull. You feel the happy and the gut wrenching moments. It's a story that makes you laugh and cry. It makes you feel everything. You may even realize you've been holding your breath because you're just so in the moment of the emotion. That was this story. Captivating, beautiful, and heart wrenching. Broken Juliet is a full circle epic love story, when paired with Bad Romeo will leave you breathless. [Full Review]

 

Note: Broken Juliet is part two of an ongoing story and the books do need to be read in order. Book 1, Bad Romeo, made my Top 10 Reads of 2014 list.

 

 

All I Want 7All I Want by Jill Shalvis

Amazon US | Amazon UK

 

This story was adorably awesome! I loved it! Sexy, funny, and sweet, I couldn't read it fast enough! I felt like I was right there, feeling what they were feeling from beginning to end. I was 100% invested! [Full Review]

 

 

 

 

 

Remind Me

Remind Me by Ann Marie Walker
and Amy K. Rogers

Amazon US | Amazon UK

 

This was an excellent read, I was hooked by 10%! I loved Allie and Hudson, they had so much passion and intensity, I couldn’t get enough! [Full Review]

 

Note: This is book 1 in a trilogy and the series needs to be read in order. All three books were amazing. Release Me is book 2 and Reclaim Me is book 3.

 

 

Hero

Hero by Samantha Young

Amazon US | Amazon UK

 

I loved this so much! Seriously excellent story from beginning to end! Solid story. Excellent characters, perfect pace and build. Did I mention sexy as anything and super HOT?! Loved it! A must read! [Full Review]

 

 

 

 

 

*** Honorable Mentions ***

What’s a Top 15 list without Honorable Mentions? Here are a few more of my favorites from 2015. I guess I should have just called my list Top 20 Reads!

 

Overruled Emma Chase

Overruled by Emma Chase

Amazon US | Amazon UK

 

This was such a wonderful story! It was sweet and entertaining and really emotional as well. Plus there is a whole lot of sexy! It was just a great blend of everything. [Full Review]

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dark Wild Night

Dark Wild Night by Christina Lauren

Amazon US | Amazon UK

 

Beautiful story. The dynamic duo of Christina Lauren does not disappoint. Loved it so much! #Loliver! [Full Review]

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Closer You Come

The Closer You Come by Gena Showalter

Amazon US | Amazon UK

 

This was fan-freaking-tactic! Loved it and couldn't put it down. A totally addicting read. [Full Review]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Bourbon Kings JR Ward

The Bourbon Kings by J. R. Ward

Amazon US | Amazon UK

 

From beginning to end this was amazing! I was completely fascinated by the world these characters lived in and wanted to know everything about them and their lives. It was a rich, full, drama filled story and I couldn't read it fast enough. [Full Review]

 

 

 


 

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On Dublin Street by Samantha Young

Amazon US | Amazon UK

 

This was so freaking amazing! I'm sorry it took me so long to read it. Right from the beginning I was pulled in. A truly wonderful story. I just couldn't get enough. [Full Review]

 

 

 

 

 

When January 2015 rolled around, I started keeping track of all of my favorite reads, thinking it would be easier to decide which books to put on this list. Wrong. There are just so many good books. So many awesome reads. It was extremely hard to narrow it down but I think I did pretty well. I would recommend each and every one of the above. :-)

 

I also want to send out a thank you to YOU. You the visitor of my blog, follower on Facebook and Twitter. To all the people I chat with and interact with, you are the best. I appreciate you all and appreciate your support.

Here’s to a wonderful 2016!

 

 

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6 comments on "My Top 15 Reads for 2015"
  1. Love your list! I have a few of the same on mine!! And I totally agree, it was an amazing reading year, especially the last few months. I felt like I couldn't read fast enough to get to the next goodie!

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    1. I hear you there! So many good books right at the end of the year, I couldn't keep up and it certainly didn't help me narrow down my choices, lol!

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  2. What a great list! Several on the list I still need to read, and am excited to get to them, especially if they made your fav list!

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    1. Thank you! It was so hard to narrow it down because I have so many favorites. It was a good year for sure. :-)

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  3. Oh so many good ones in there. Young, Chase, Shalvis and Kelly. Loved em :D Great picks!

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    1. Thank you! It was hard to narrow it down. Which is why my Top 10 went to a Top 15, lol! I need read more Samantha Young. Hero was so good and On Dublin Street almost made the list. She's a great story teller.

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