Reader Favorites – Kelly’s Top 30 Reads for 2015

by Maryse on January 13, 2016 · 16 comments

in Book Recommendations

I absolutely LOVE how Kelly (from our Facebook crew) sent me her favorites… in CATEGORIES!!! Very fun and clever and she touches on all sorts of genres and book-moods. I bet you’ll find your next favorite right here! How do I know? Quite a few of Kelly’s favs are MINE too, but there are so many on here that I haven’t read yet, and I am SO excited!!! From forbidden, to rock stars, to bad-ass (bad-guy) bikers to angsty tear -jerkers to laugh-out-loud reads… Kelly has ‘em all!!! :D

She says:

“I love to read and have always loved to read.  Reading can be quite a singular thing and sometimes a lonely thing when you don’t have people to share your book crazies with.  But when I stumbled across your blog a few years ago I found a community and am so grateful for that.  I have been exposed to SO many books, authors and genres that I might never have been exposed to otherwise.  My imagination thanks you, my sanity thanks you, my libido thanks you and most of all my husband thanks you, and I mean he really, really thanks you.

I tried my best but I have 36 books in my 2015 Fave Books folder.  Obviously I couldn’t submit all of them (right?) so I had to narrow that down and it is much harder to do than I thought it would be.  So I admit to cheating and creating categories to get as many of them into my list as possible.

So here you go:”

Authors with multiple books on my list:

Meghan Quinn:

Alessandra Torre

Rachel Higginson:

The Angst/The Feels/The Heart:


Waited FOREVER for these:

  • Corrupt by Penelope Douglas – I was hooked at one little teaser of this book.  I felt like the wait took years and it was just as dirty, dark, hot and sexy as I expected.  LOVED it!
  • Radiance (The Barter System Book 6) by Shayne McClendon – I ADORE this author.  She is so good at writing erotica – so HOT – but there is a a pureness to her writing that I haven’t read anywhere else.


  • Out of the Blues by Mercy Celeste – I am a BIG fan of this genre and read it quite a bit.  This was my fave because there was a good character story along with the heat factor.

New to me Authors:


  • King: King Series #1/Tyrant: King Series #2 by T.M. Frazier, Narrated by Robert Shapiro – I recently started listening to audiobooks and haven’t found many narrators that I like.  I had read this duo and was a BIG fan so thought I would try this one.  From the moment I heard Robert Shapiro narrating as King I started fanning myself.  This man’s voice just about made me drop my panties.

Honorable mentions:


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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Antonella January 14, 2016 at 4:33 AM

Totally agree with Bad Romeo/Broken Juliet by Leisa Rayven, the angst in that book was off the Richter scale and you just could not put the book down. I met Leisa at a book signing event in October and she is such a lovely character…can’t wait to see what she does next.

Lisa January 14, 2016 at 5:14 AM

Loving this list! ‘Fave rock star series ever. Juicy juicy juicy’ ……no brainer…!
Thank you for sharing. :)

Fabi January 14, 2016 at 7:49 AM

30 of them? Now I’m jealous. lol great list

Rachel Higginson January 14, 2016 at 8:40 AM

I feel so special to be on your list!!! Thank you so much!!!

Frankie January 14, 2016 at 8:41 AM

Lauren Gilley is publishing a fifth Dartmoor book the 19th of this month. Up in Smoke. Love her books.

Linda January 14, 2016 at 9:05 AM

Frankie another Dartmoor book!!!! Cannot wait. Kelly loving your list. Love anything Jewel E. Ann writes. King series. Amazing. Thanks for your list! Hi Maryse! Thank you babe!!!

Maryse January 14, 2016 at 9:42 AM

Hi Linda!!! :D

My pleasure, my friends!!! <3

marina January 14, 2016 at 10:35 AM

Wow, I love your list and categories! Realizing I need to read Rachel Higginson’s books since they are on both yours and Maryse’s lists. Loved Hearts of Fire too. Read King but not Tyrant. Thinking I need to seek it out on audio! So many on your list. Can’t wait to explore!

lisa a ocallahan January 14, 2016 at 10:46 AM

WoW! what a list TY for sharing , I know all the list you share are all good . But this one Just wow, The Master , The game plan , Fugly , that’s just 3 that I bought, not to say My TBR list just got bigger if that’s even possible. :) And I think I `m gonna check out read. audiobook / the king series dropping my panties is so on!

Frankie January 14, 2016 at 1:16 PM

Forgot to mention that I find the lists very interesting. This one was excellent, and I have found a least 1 book to investigate from each one. Good publishing idea Maryse!

DG January 14, 2016 at 3:13 PM

Has anyone read Unhinge by Calia Read yet? Read the blurb and it’s not my norm read but intrigued. And a little hesitant *pulling blanket over head*.

Tessa January 14, 2016 at 3:50 PM

Holy crap! This is an awesme list. I swear, I’m with Lisa. I got hooked by “best rock series ever”. I’ve only read a few of these, but there are a few in my TBR that need reading. *eyes King* I have to get around to reading Tight with everyone’s recommendation and also Rachel Higginson’s non-YA series (which were awesome!). Thanks for the great list, Kelly!

DG January 14, 2016 at 4:04 PM

Great list (I’m a little scatterbrained this afternoon) – I loved Fugly and
Really have enjoyed all the lists so far!

Kelly January 14, 2016 at 7:21 PM

I’m so happy that you all liked it. I LOVE to read (and now listen) and this group is where I hear about all the books I end up reading and mostly loving. I especially love it when you find a gem and you never expected it to be a gem so you are extra surprised that it rocks.

Cheryl January 14, 2016 at 8:30 PM

Great list several I’m adding to my tbr list. :)

Michelle January 16, 2016 at 4:41 PM

Whoa what a big, organized, awesome list ;) Adding quite a few to my pile thanks!

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