We’ve got a few resident M/M romance lovers right here in our reading group, and Fabi is one of our biggest! I think she actually started her M/M kick with us (slowly, at first) and now she’s going full-steam ahead! She is well-versed, now and has found some fantastic books for us to fall in love with! For those that love Fabi’s “book-style” (we do!! ) also check out her Fabi’s Top Favorite Books List (<— all genres in this one!)
Here’s a little M/M & Fabi history.
“Myself, I think I’ve developed a liking for M/M books. Don’t know why since I’m a hetero female. But whatever, I like them and that’s that.”
“…the one that kicked off my mm reading journey is on super sale. Lover at Last. *sigh* I have that one on Audible, hardback and Kindle. I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve read it. It introduced me to a genre I fell in love with.”
“I guess these mm books is where I’m getting my angst fix lately. Every one of them ties me up in knots. All are hard won love stories. …I’m building a pretty decent list of mm I’ve read.”
I’m right there with you, Fabi. I don’t read a TON of M/M (*yet*) but everyone I have read, I have fallen absolutely in love with.
Ready for Fabi’s awesome list?
“Here is my fav mm list. I’ve read about 50 of them and these are my top 20. They’re listed alphabetically by author last name – not by my like rating. These are almost all 5* for me. Most of them are break your heart romances…”
1.) Kick at the Darkness by Keira Andrews <— ”…guys, its really good. An MM erotic romance in the middle of a Zombie apocalypse. Throw in shifters and an evil scientist and..well, it works. It really does. The characters are awesome… This was one of the most enjoyable books I’ve read in awhile. This story had a bit of everything in it. It was funny in places, had action & adventure, had a really sweet mm love story and had some hot, dirty sex scenes. I’ll be honest. I wasn’t 100% sure this plotline could be pulled off. I mean zombies AND shifters? Well my fears were for nothing. This author hit it out park.”
2.) Him by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy <— “…Him which is really good…”
3.) Nowhere Ranch by Heidi Cullinan <— “an mm BDSM erotica romance with so much heart mine clenched and enough steam to curl the virtual pages on my Kindle.”
4.) Measure of Devotion (Measure of Devotion Trilogy Book 1) by Caethes Faron <— “You guys that liked Captive Prince should try Measure of Devotion. It’s different but similar. If you know what I mean. Like CP, each book gets better and better… its the only other one I’ve read with the same feel as this one. It’s maybe a bit darker and more gut wrenching in places but I loved it. It was hoping for something similar to it that convinced me to read Captive Prince. historital in fantasy kind of way, mm, love story, really different and really good. It’s angsty. It gutted me with the story of selfless love. …one of my all time favorite reads.”
5.) In Distress by Caethes Faron
6.) Try (Temptation Series Book 1) by Ella Frank <— “Tate and Logan’s story is fantastic. A really beautiful love story. While there is steamy and descriptive sex scenes, they are so much a part of the story that they only add to the plot. I’m hooked for sure. These guys are awesome. I’m in love with both of them. So glad there’s a 3rd book coming out. So sad I have to wait for it. But maybe good since maybe I’ll catch up on the sleep I missed the past two nights. …”
7.) Take (Temptation Series Book 2) by Ella Frank <— “Try and Take are amazing books. …I hope the one who recommended Take remembers doing so cause this big ol’ thank you is for you girl. ”
8.) For Real: A Spires Story by Alexis Hall <— “ was blown away. 5+++ stars, book fog. Brilliant writing combined with a powerful, heartfelt romance in an unusual portrayal of m/m BDSM. This isn’t your standard, violent dom/sub story. This is romance at its finest. Romance that blurs the lines, crosses boundaries and leaves you breathless.”
9.) Collide (Blackcreek Book 1) by Riley Hart <— “I was superglued to that book from page one. I couldn’t put it down until I finished. Wow! Hot, steamy, romantic, it had it all.”
10.) Atom Heart John Beloved by Luke Hartwell <— “This is one crazy, messed up page turner…”
11.) Nathan’s Story by Luke Hartwell <— “I finished Atom Heart John Beloved and its sequel, Nathan’s Story and I feel completely wrung out.”
12.) Sunset Park (Five Boroughs) by Santino Hassell <— “I finished the Sunset Park in, like, a day because I couldn’t put it down. I’m not sure I got any work done today at all. I’m in a total book fog. This next one needs to either blow it out of the park or be cute and funny. It’s really hard to read that next book after finishing an awesome one.”
13.) Sutphin Boulevard (Five Boroughs) by Santino Hassell <— “I have loved every book by Santino Hassell I have read. …daayyyaamm, that man can write. His books suck me right in and I’m immediately connected to the characters. If you like mm stories, try some of his.”
14.) Stygian by Santino Hassell <— “The title and cover are what drew me to the book. It’s a new author for me and I’m pleasantly surprised at the quality of the writing. I can’t keep highlighting or my whole book is going to turn yellow. :-/ … Stygian is M/M PNR. I wouldn’t call it a “dark” read, although it does have it’s deep topics. I finished it last night and I’m still reeling from it. (from part of my review—> It is a brilliant story expertly executed. I took my time reading the book. The characters are so real that I feel like I met and got to know them in real life. I finished reading last night and I know that Watts, Kennedy, Quince and Jeremy will remain in my heart forever.”
15.) Bad Things by Varian Krylov <— “Its dark. I loved it. *snort*” …Michelle, I can’t wait to see if you’ll be the one to predict the twist. I’m just sitting on the sidelines with this one, eating popcorn while watching everyone’s reactions. ”
16.) Dangerously Happy by Varian Krylov <— “Dangerously Happy was a 4.5 star read for me. …a semi-darkish m/m love story… If you want a dark read, get Bad Things. If you want a love story, get Dangerously Happy. More than likely, once you read one of them, you’ll want to read the other to learn more about the characters. (The main character of BT makes a cameo in DH. The main characters of DH make a cameo appearance in BT). They are both stand alone books. Neither are part of a series nor require reading both. …I’ll jump in to ANY buddy read of Bad Things and/or Dangerously Happy. Even though I’ve read both (BT several times!)… I think I’ve become one of Krylov’s biggest fans.”
17.) The Locker Room by Amy Lane <— “I am absolutely heartbroken at 40%. I only thought I was heartbroken at the beginning. Man, where this has gone and is going. I’m not sure I can take it. What is it with you ladies loving these heart shattering stories? They break me. Just…break me. …My gut still clenches tight thinking about Xander and Christian.”
18.) Kings Rising: Book Three of the Captive Prince Trilogy by C.S. Pacat
19.) Tonight by Karen Stivali
20.) Lover At Last (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 11) by J.R. Ward <— “Lover at Last is the one that had me rereading. I think I read it 3-4 times. …it was just explosive. M/M at its best imh…how can you beat two alphas? …the main attraction in Lover at Last was spectacular.
Thank you Fabi! This list looks AWESOME!!!!
AND for those looking for even more M/M, check out our multi-reader-recommended list ➜ Recommended M/M Reads