Jen’s Year in Review
First, I’m just so honored to be a Twinsie. When Brenda asked me to help out I was just dumbfounded as I was a big fan of this blog. I’m still so new at all this but so grateful for the opportunity. These gals are like my family now and I am loving it. So I want to say a big thank you to all my Twinsie sistas!! I can’t wait to read all the new books with you all in 2014.
What a great year to read. This task was so hard. Try narrowing all the books and authors you love into ten books! It was such a fantastic year for my favorite genre-M/M! I promise if your book was not listed, I swear it was because we agreed on only ten books. So here we go:
The Current Between Us by Kindle Alexander: This was absolutely my favorite book of the year from my favorite Author. What can you possibly say bad about a book that makes you cry, laugh so hard you almost pee your pants, and fall in love with two hot hot guys! I swear Trent and Gage, how can you not just drool. It is such a strong story with a great family element and that twist you never saw coming…WOW WOW WOW. I loved loved this book.
Blind Obsession by Ella Frank: So my friend, Jen, introduced me to this fabulous author. Boy, I don’t regret reading everything she has written. This book just stands out alone for me. I was haunted for days by this tragic love story. It was so beautifully written. It is a story of two beautiful people who found each other only to be torn apart by a tragic accident. It is the story of a courageous young woman who is willing to lose her soul for just a small fraction of the magical love that they had. So awesome. I was speechless for days after this book.
Fall For Me by Ann Lister: Ann is currently one of my new favorite author and a super great friend. This book was so much fun reading, I read it in one sitting. This is Dagger and Ryan’s journey to love and book one in her Rock Gods series. Talk about some serious sexy steamy love scenes…Whew!! I am SERIOUS when I say….fanning and deep breaths the entire book. Oh, did I forget to mention that Ann paints a whole new picture of phone sex in this one!!
Stripped Bare by Susan Mac Nicol: I believe this was Susan’s first adventure into the M/M genre and boy did she not disappoint!! The story of Matty and Shane was written so beautifully. The hardships of being gay and rejected by your family was “spot on” in this book. Shane will steal your heart and Matty will have you swooning. What a gripping story and some serious sensual love scenes. I adored this one!
A White Coat in My Closet by Jake Wells: This book made my top five reads because it is such a realistic look into the trials and tribulations of “coming out” in all aspects of ones life both professionally and privately. It is an auto-biographical look into Jake’s life. Such a powerful and beautifully written story that I could not put down. This book doesn’t have the hot steamy sex scenes in it at all but I never really missed it. It is a romantic story that will have you crying and laughing on the same page. It was so raw and passionate. I truly loved it and if you missed it you might wanna give it a read.
Axel, Cage and Beck by Harper Sloan: Wow, I just had to include them all in this list. To pick just one of these would be so wrong. These are the first three books in Harper’s Corps Security series. These books are action-packed stories with the hottest alpha males ever!! You almost feel like you’re watching a movie while reading this series. The all-star alphas are just so mega hot…said drooling… What phenomenal reads. BTW did I mention they include one helluva fabulous gay guy that will have you rolling on the floor laughing!! Yep I’m totally TEAM SWAY!!! I can’t wait for the rest of their stories in 2014!!
Love Realized and Love Resisted by Melanie Codina: What can I say about my good friend Melanie Codina. She is super fresh and innovative. I loved Jake, Gillian, Allie and Mike. Their stories are just so real and engaging. I swear I could just hear me saying some of the things in this book. My favorite part of this Love series is the strong family theme. I love how consistent it is in both of these books. I will tell you all Melanie can write some romantic sexy scenes, too…yes, indeed!! These books are so romantic! I hope everyone finds love like these characters do!! I can’t wait for the next book in 2014.
Double Full by Kindle Alexander: This book was phenomenal and the partnership of Colt and Jace was fabulously told. I mean what’s not to love about the star football player and the gorgeous cheerleader, right? In this book, the homophobia on a family level and the intensity of it is hardcore. Did I forget to mention that Kindle can write some sizzling sex with some serious heart stopping scenes in this one…Well she DID!! I loved this!!
Collide by Riley Hart: ***sighing*** Noah and Cooper!! What do you do when you fall in love with your childhood best friend after years of not seeing them? Wow, did Riley answer this question with a very romantic storyline. Cooper doesn’t even know he could be bi-sexual and Noah just makes him swoon. Such a fun read with amazing attraction that was so well written. I simply fell in love with these guys quick!!
Love, Life & Circumstances by V.L. Moon and JT Cheyenne: A book that had me on page one. What a fantastic book about a tragic loss in which love heals. Eli and Seth will just make your heart melt. I can tell you this..you will cry in this book. I felt like I was standing in the room with these guys many times. Such a great emotional read. A beautiful story that was just so heartfelt. I adored this one.
I swear this was so hard. If you managed to read any other great books in 2013 leave me a comment. If I haven’t read them I’m sure I will. I am always looking for new books. I hope to hear from you in 2014. Keep Reading!!!Jen