Reader Favorites – Pia’s Top Five Reads for 2015

by Maryse on December 26, 2015 · 13 comments

in Book Recommendations

It’s time for another countdown to 2016 post, and Pia has sent us HER 2015 favorites!! Pia likes the same fun, steamy. angsty, and heart-hurty, stuff that we do! In fact, I’ve found some of my absolute favorites in her list… and there are a few new-to-mes in here, too!

Wanna know a little more about Pia?

  • She’s been with us (at least publicly – LOL!!) since 2014!!!
  • She lives in Denmark and tells us about the book prices there:
“I live in Denmark (a small country in Europe) and we normally pay 50 – 60 $ for a book in hard or paper back. E-books are half price – around 30$. I have a kindle and by most books from Amazon, however I am kind of old fashioned and still like some physical books. It is cheaper for me to by books from Amazon in the US and pay freight, import taxes, import charges etc. than to by my books here in Denmark.”
Another fun fact about Denmark:
“Jensen is the most common surname in Denmark”
And here is her best of 2015 list! When she’s left comments in the past, about the books she’s listed below, I’ve included them!! :D

1. Priest by Sierra Simone – “the ultimate forbidden love story” … “You MUST read Priest by Sierra Simone. Talk about forbidden love – no teacher student, no stepsiblings, no best friends younger sister etc. This is a priest and a new girl in town coming to the church for confession. But it is so good, so emotional and you really feel their struggles. You guys need to read it.”

2. Three Simple Rules by Nikki Sloane – she needs to pay off a debt to her boss (she made a mistake at work which left her boss with an extra expense of 8.000 $) and with no money she let her friend convince her to take one night at the Blindfold Club. Her first client at the club is her boss…

3. Finding Home by Lauren Baker & Bonnie Dee – it was so difficult to move on after this book… “Just finished Finding Home by Bonnie Dee. I know it’s an old one, but I think I remember you writing about it Maryse, however I can’t find your review. But it was such a great book, so different from many other books, which was refreshing. Absolutely loved it and I’m not sure I can start another one right awaySaw the links to your reviews of the other books by Bonnie Dee and I think I’m gonna read them both next. I really like her writing and I’am totally up for more by her.

4. Lead Me Not (Twisted Love series Book 1) (and Follow Me Back (Twisted Love series Book 2)) by A. Meredith Walkers – even though the H Maxx has a massive drug addiction I just fell for him. I found it very difficult to put these books down.

5. The Virgin Romance Novelist by Meghan Quinn – this one had me laughing from start to end



More of her favorite authors or books that have made an impact recently?

“I really LOVE Lauren Blakely – has anyone read her books? … No one can write steamy scenes as Lauren Blakely… it doesn’t matter which book of Lauren Blakely you read – they are all awesome, but the books in the Sinful Nights series is a must :)

“This MC series is soooo good. It was the first books I read by Bella Jewel and since then I have read all her other books. She is one of my fav authors :-)

“Whoa – I just finished Pull (Part Two of Push). Have been waiting like 6 months for this book. The book wasn’t as intense as Push and up until 97% I had no idea where the book would end. BUT what an ending. I still can’t believe it … my head is spinning… and I have a feeling that this book will stay in my head for a very long time. Even though I still think Push was the better one I HIGHLY recommend Pull.”

“Finished Beautiful Redemption: A Novel (The Maddox Brothers Series Book 2) yesterday and I knew it would be amazing but still it just blew me away. Thomas is so different from Travis and Trent but I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE him.”

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

bev December 26, 2015 at 9:17 PM

Pia, I remember you telling us about the price of books. My eyes still pop out. And I get upset when the book is 7-10$.
I’ve read that Bonnie Dee but have others that I’ve forgotten about. I’m going to check out those Walter books.

Fabi December 26, 2015 at 11:28 PM

I’ve read Beautiful Redemption, Pull and Finding Home. I started The Virgin Romance Novelist and need to get back to it asap. I have Priest on my “read next” tbr. Ummmm, Pua, I think we kinda match. lol

Fabi December 26, 2015 at 11:29 PM

*Pia (sorry for the typo)

Cheryl December 27, 2015 at 9:42 AM

Pia, I still need to finish Pull; I started it but just for whatever reason couldn’t finish, but now I’m curious about the ending. I have had the No Regrets Trilogy in my tbr forever, so maybe I’ll start that one and the newest release by Lauren Blakely, The Rock, WOW. WHAT. A. COVER!!!!

Pia December 27, 2015 at 10:36 AM

Just found out that Sierra Simone has released a sequel to Priest – Midnight Mass. Guess this will be my next read :-)

Cheryl, I felt like you reading Pull. It just did´t go anywhere. However I always finish the books I start, and I´m glad I did, because the ending was totally worth it.
And I agree about Lauren Blakelys next book. A must read :-)

Bev, you should read the books by A. Meredith Walkers. I just got another two by her for Christmas – Find you in the Dark and Light in the Shadows. Can´t wait to start reading these.

Tessa December 27, 2015 at 7:33 PM

Three simple rules looks fun. Priest and The Virgin Romance Novelist have been on my radar for a while, and TVRN looks perfect for that need for funny. Goodness knows, there are times I need funny after certain books. :)

Lisa December 28, 2015 at 1:26 AM

Oh Pia. I cant believe the price you have to pay for books. It makes me feel guilty for complaining about novellas that cost more than a dollar.
Props to you for still buying hard copy regardless of the price.
Love your list.

MichelleS December 28, 2015 at 1:42 PM

OMG. I found a list that is all new to me. I seriously have not read any of these? I can’t believe it. Going to download some samples ASAP.

Michelle December 29, 2015 at 9:40 AM

I remember reading Finding Home – really good! The rest I either have on my tbr or weren’t on my radar. Thanks for the new finds :)

Amy December 30, 2015 at 4:09 PM

Pia, I didn’t realize you were in Denmark! It’s so fun to see how we are ladies from all over the world (literally!) who all share a passion for reading.

I’ve wanted to read Finding Home for a while but I’ve always been afraid of how difficult it may be to read about a homeless teen.

Oh hush up, peanut gallery…even *I* have triggers in books! :P

Fabi December 30, 2015 at 4:46 PM

oh oh Amy, so maybe Caged would not be a good idea for you. It’s much more heartbreaking that Finding Home was.

Pia December 30, 2015 at 9:13 PM

Amy, read Finding Home :-) you won’t regret it.

I’m glad that I have found you ladies to share the passion for books. None of my friends in Denmark read that much. They think that I’m nuts for reading English books :-)

fabi December 30, 2015 at 9:17 PM

Awww Pia. We’re so glad you’re here sharing our love for these awesome books. This is such a wonderful, international community.

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