My Reading Progress 2012

by Maryse on January 11, 2012 · 29 comments

in Reading Progress

This is my list of the books I’ve read this year, to help me keep track. I read 110 in 2011. Let’s see if I can beat it!

(P.S. I’ll leave quick summary/feeling notes next to the ones I haven’t reviewed yet. I do intend on reviewing the majority of ‘em. In fact, reviews for ALL of them would be great!)

  1. Breaking Free by Cherise Sinclair – abused woman in hiding from her “Master” husband meets a new “Master” who works to ease her back into trusting, again. (Good!! If you’re into reading that sort of thing ;) . Review to come – 4 stars
  2. An Unlikely Pair by Carla Krae (short story – two high school students/neighbors become friends. She’s shy, he’s the high school rock star. She crushes… he treats her like a kid sister). Quite good – I wanted to go on to book #2 however reviews are really *iffy* about it.
  3. Callum & Harper by Fisher Amelie (I didn’t love this as much as other readers say they did, unfortunately. It had it’s good moments and so much potential but had too many moments that had me more irritated then anything. Too much drama for the sake of drama, unbelievable life circumstances, much too far-fetched for me to accept it. —  2 stars)
  4. Gateway to Heaven (reviewed)
  5. Obsidian by Jennifer L Armentrout (reviewed)
  6. Willing Victim by Cara McKenna (reviewed)
  7. Wild Man by Kristen Ashley (reviewed)
  8. Lothaire by Kresley Cole (reviewed)
  9. Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy by E.L. James (reviewed)
  10. Coming Undone by Lauren Dane (I put it down halfway through, since I wasn’t connected. Picked it up and finished it a couple of months later, but still… I never bonded with it. Good story, seemingly hot bad-boy, but I just never became one with it. Something was missing, I didn’t get excited, emotional or anything. – 3 stars)
  11. Perfection: A Neighbor From Hell by R.L. Mathewson (reviewed)
  12. Playing for Keeps (A Neighbor from Hell) by R.L. Mathewson (reviewed)
  13. Rock Chick by Kristen Ashley (currently reading – not connecting much yet… At the half way point – I hear they get better as the series goes, and I LOVE this author, so you know… i’ll be back ;) )
  14. Dirty by Megan Hart (reviewed)
  15. Broken by Megan Hart (reviewed)
  16. Stranger by Megan Hart (reviewed)
  17. Tempted by Megan Hart (reviewed)
  18. Unsticky by Sarra Manning (reviewed)
  19. A Modern Love Story by Jolyn Pallata (reviewed)
  20. Play It Safe by Kristen Ashley (another great Kristen Ashley read, had a few very exciting moments, but I didn’t fall for Gray as much as I would have liked to. He’s swoon-worthy, for sure, but I could put this one down - 3.75 stars)
  21. Don’t Breathe a Word by Holly Cupala (great hardship story about homeless teens, with a hint of romance, but not enough to have me get carried away with it. I was hoping for a bit more intensity, but the overall story was interesting.) Review to come… 3.75 stars
  22. Untitled by Jackie Chanel (yes that really IS the title. LOL!) It’s about a rock star (from his first person perspective). I just started it. He’s a teen right now, and is obsessed with his guitar. So far, not bad but a bit slow… eventually I put it down (may pick it back up)…
  23. Noah by Elizabeth Reyes (reviewed)
  24. The Marriage Bargain (Marriage to a Billionaire) by Jennifer Probst – (reviewed)
  25. Sempre (Forever) by JM Darhower (reviewed)
  26. Gabriel’s Inferno by Sylvain Reynard (reviewed – 3.5 stars)
  27. The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons (reviewed)
  28. Tatiana and Alexander: A Novel (The Bronze Horseman Trilogy) by Paullina Simons (currently reading – will finish)
  29. Slammed by Colleen Hoover (reviewed)
  30. Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover (reviewed)
  31. Lover Reborn by J.R. Ward (reviewed)
  32. Sacrificial Magic by Stacia Kane (reviewed)
  33. Grounding Quinn by Stephanie Campbell (YA good, touching, kind of deep at times, but wished there was more to the romance aspect. Mostly about a girl’s growth and acceptance) – review to follow… 3.75 to 4 stars
  34. Love is Darkness by Caroline Hanson (reviewed)
  35. Love is Fear by Caroline Hanson (reviewed)
  36. Knight (The Unfinished Hero Series by Kristen Ashley – Unfortunately I didn’t fall in love because I didn’t really feel it. While I was curious as to where it was going, I didn’t fully connected to the characters. I felt like something was missing. I think it simply went too fast for the immensity of the issues at hand. It had potential to be big in terms of the story and commotion, but it was so quick (even the initial attraction) that I missed out on feeling excited or tense. I feel odd saying this considering this circumstances in the novel, but I’d almost say… not enough drama. And maybe missing that personal, emotional contemplation that I need, for me to love both of them with my whole heart. I also struggled with some of the dialogue, and a “pet name” that was repeated throughout. Good, but not my kind of “great”. Epilogue however was great! (3 to 3.5 stars)
  37. Bared to You: A Crossfire Novel by Sylvia Day (reviewed – 5 stars)
  38. Blood Law – by Karin Tabke (still reading… I got distracted, and put it down but intend to start up again. I hear this one is an intense awesome love triangle)
  39. Sugar Daddy by Lisa Kleypas (reviewed – 3.75 to 4 stars)
  40. Stolen by Lucy Christopher (reviewed – 4.5 stars)
  41. Coming of Age - Ciana Stone – actually really good short story, although the theme was uncomfortable and made me nervous. Overall pretty good. 3.5 stars
  42. From Rags by Suzanne Wright (still reading – not yet finished, after 35% I’m still having trouble connecting to “her” but so many fellow readers absolutely loved it…)
  43. Her Russian Billionaire by Theodora Taylor (not yet finished – good but not wowing me enough to the point of not being able to put it down.)
  44. Connected (Twists of Fate) by Jolyn Pallata (fantastic short story. Very steamy and heartwarming. It had just enough of everything to satisfy my reading “sweet tooth” – especially the rock star angle!! 4 stars!)
  45. Seithe (Pravus) by Poppet (reviewed – 4 stars)
  46. Venix (Pravus) by Poppet – unfortunately, this one didn’t have the same impact on me as book #1 did. I felt as if it jumped in too quickly and moved so fast I didn’t have time to decide on a favorite or *hope* for anything really. That magical attention to detail in the first book appeared to be missing in this one and the speed at which the story was told prevented me from truly bonding with the characters. I think there was simply too much going on, for the short length of the book, to fully explore all of the possibilities and the reader, or at least I, was unable to form any real attachment. Three seemingly wonderful men, but not enough time allocated to any of them and their potential and I struggled somewhat, with the heroine. However the underlying themes and lore, still had profound messages and I did enjoy taking them in. Eyeopeners for sure! (3 stars)
  47. It’s All Relative by S.C Stephens4 stars. Somewhat repetitive at times but I still couldn’t put it down. The romantic tension and “eeeeek” factor was high, and at times, reminiscent of her “Thoughtless” characters and some of those intense scenes. Considering the circumstances and theme of the book, I felt bad for enjoying it so much, but I loved it. LOL!
  48. Sheltered by Charlotte Stein (reviewed) 4.5 stars
  49. Eden by Jamie McGuire (reviewed – 4 stars)
  50. Reason to Breathe by Rebecca Donovan (reviewed – 4 stars)
  51. Beyond Eden by Kele Moon (reviewed – 4 stars)
  52. Barely Breathing by Rebecca Donovan (reviewed – 4 stars)
  53. The Siren (The Original Sinners) by Tiffany Reid (reviewed – 3.5 stars)
  54. Slade (New Species, Book Two) by Laurann Dohner (4 stars review to come) – a relief after the dark book I had just read. Old school alpha-romance-erotica. Light read, nothing too serious or heartbreaking (but still had it’s angst misunderstandings and “mine” qualities) and plenty of steam.
  55. The Opportunist by Tarryn Fisher  (reviewed 4.5 stars)
  56. Bear, Otter, and the Kid by TJ Klune (reviewed – 4.5 stars)
  57. Who We Are by TJ Klune (4.5 stars – reviewed)
  58. Motorcycle Man by Kristen Ashley (reviewed 5 stars)
  59. Easy by Tammara Webber (reviewed 4.5 stars)
  60. Law Man by Kristen Ashley (not yet finished.. not connecting as much as I’d like to with Mitch. I think I prefer Kristen’s all-out bad-boys to her good-guys. ;) )
  61. Gio by Elizabeth Reyes (review to come 3.5 stars – good! Had a slight “Thoughtless” feel to it, but there was something about it that held me at a distance. I mostly felt what I needed to feel while reading it… anxious and worried about the drama that was to come, but I didn’t quite fall for them as I would have liked to. Not sure why… maybe I’ll work it out in the review. I think the “miscommunication and misunderstandings” towards the end were a bit over the top and lost me at some point…)
  62. Damaged Goods by Lauren Gallagher (reviewed – 4 stars)
  63. Dark House by Karina Hall (reviewed – 4 stars)
  64. Red Fox by Karine Hall (reviewed, 4 stars)
  65. Dead Sky Morning by Karina Halle (reviewed - 4 stars)
  66. Lying Season by Karina Halle (reviewed - 5 stars)
  67. On Demon Wings by Karina Halle (reviewed - 4 stars)
  68. Sound Bites: A Rock & Roll Love Story by Rachel K. Burke (reviewed - 3 stars)
  69. Butterfly Tattoo by Deidre Knight (reviewed - 4.5 stars)
  70. Avoiding Commitment by K.A. Linde (reviewed – 3.75 stars to 4 stars)
  71. Avoiding Responsibility by K.A. Linde (4 stars – very fun read!! Actually a bit more soothing than the first one – super-angsty, too, but easier to take)
  72. Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost (reviewed – 3.5 stars)
  73. Bone Deep by Bonnie Dee (reviewed – 4.5 stars)
  74. Chasing Magic by Stacia Kane (reviewed – 4 stars)
  75. About Last Night by Ruthie Knox (reviewed – 4 stars)
  76. Curio by Cara McKenna (reviewed 4.5 stars)
  77. Star-Crossed (Battered Hearts 2) by Kele Moon (reviewed - 4 stars)
  78. Going too Far by Jennifer Echols (reviewed - 4 stars)
  79. Untouchable By Lindsay Delagair (unfinished… this one might not be my thing. I found myself too uncomfortable with the characters. Due to a few “issues” & circumstances regarding the hero, and the heroine’s easy acceptance of it all, at a certain point, I gasped, *squinched* my nose, and had to walk away. It was too much for me & I unfortunately, did not forge a bond with the book.)
  80. Unidentified Redhead by Alice Clayton  (reviewed - 4 stars)
  81. Redhead Revealed by Alice Clayton (reviewed - 4.5 stars)
  82. Slave by Sherri Hayes  (reviewed - 3.5 stars)
  83. Need by Sherri Hayes (reviewed – 3.75 stars)
  84. Crash by Nicole Williams (reviewed – 4 stars)
  85. Abduction by Varian Krylov – not finished (I felt like the sex was bogging down the story and I started skimming too much). The story however, seems like it would be very good, if it wasn’t for that.
  86. The Winemaker’s Dinner by Everly Drummond & Dr. Ivan Rusilko (not finished - I’m about 50% in and it appears to be steamy intimate romance so far without much conflict. Nice if you’re just in the mood to read two people falling for each other (sex, dates, sex, dates, sex… dates… hehe ;) mostly without issue) although I like more angst and resistance in my romance reads. Hero seems too perfect for my reading pleasure. But then again I’m only 50% in, so maybe something is coming up?)
  87. Fall From Grace by Christine Zolendz (reviewed – 4 stars)
  88. Tender Mercies by Kitty Thomas (reviewed – 4 stars)
  89. Judgment by Denise Hall (reviewed – 4 stars)
  90. Cutters Vs. Jocks, A Prequel Novella to Binding Arbitration by Elizabeth Marx (great short story/intro to her full length book – 4 stars – review to come – two people from different sides of town reluctantly become friends against the odds, and… fall for each other? But they both have different plans for their futures and that’s where book #2 is going to bring us.)
  91. Evelyn Vine Be Mine by Chelle Mitchiter – 4 stars (review to come… fun read, slightly angsty, and full of romantic tension. It had all of my favorite things… “friends” that sleep in the same bed together (and do only that – keeping it sweet and platonic). A hot bad-boy rock star drummer that is tough as nails and nobody will mess with (and all of the girls want). He doesn’t speak much but that’s part of his charm, because when he does speak… *sigh*. Loved it overall, very very steamy, and sweet as anything, misunderstandings, jealousy issues, the works. But… I just wish “she” was at least 18 considering the intensity and detail of what I read. In fact I was under the impression that she was an “adult” and that I must have missed her birthday or something, only to realize that wasn’t the case. And that is my only complaint. The book could have worked just as well if they were both adults (considering they were both in university).
  92. Dead, Undead, or Somewhere in Between (Rhiannon’s Law) by J.A. Saare (reviewed – 4 stars)
  93. The Renfield Syndrome by J.A. Saare (reviewed – 4 stars)
  94. Seducing Cinderella by Gina L. Maxwell (reviewed – 4 stars)
  95. Giving It Up by Amber Lin (reviewed – 4 stars)
  96. Taken by Kelli Maine (reviewed – 4 stars)
  97. Seduction and Snacks by Tara Sivek (reviewed – 4.5 stars)
  98. No Takebacks by Kelli Maine <— 4 stars – LOVED! Although it really messes with the ending of book #1. Now I’m all antsy for the next one!
  99. The Dom of My Dreams by M.F. Sinclair (reviewed – 4.5 stars)
  100. Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry <— still reading. I’m at 75% but for some reason I put it down. I connected more with the first half… was a bit exhausted by it, at this part.
  101. Onyx by Jennifer Amrentrout (reviewed – 5 stars)
  102. The Mighty Storm by Samantha Towle (reviewed – 5 stars)
  103. If I Were You by Lisa Renee Jones (reviewed – 4 stars)
  104. Seduced in the Dark by CJ Roberts (reviewed – 4.5 stars)
  105. On Dublin Street By Samantha Young (reviewed – 4.5 stars)
  106. Taking Chances by Molly McAdams  (reviewed – 3 stars)
  107. Love Unrehearsed by Tina Reber  (reviewed – 4 stars)
  108. Old Blood by Karina Halle (reviewed – 4 stars)
  109. The Dex-Files by Karina Halle  (reviewed – 5 stars)
  110. Naked by Raine Miller  (reviewed – 4 stars)
  111. An Early Spring by Anne Lister (reviewed - 3.5 stars)
  112. Falling Stars by Sadie Grubor (review to come – 3.5 stars)
  113. The Devil’s Metal by Karina Halle  (reviewed – 4.5 stars)
  114. Risking It All by Jennifer Schmidt (reviewed – 4 stars)
  115. Knight In Black Leather Leather by Gail Dayton – (still reading – I’m 35% in, but I’m having a hard time imagining the characters. Enjoyed the premise of the book hero, but I’m not “seeing” him as I think a street/gang guy would be, and heroine portrayed as much older, but really she’s only 39, so again, having trouble connecting to them). I’m having a hard time “seeing” them in my head.
  116. Beyond Shame by Kit Rocha (reviewed – 4 stars)
  117. Consequences by Althea Roming – still reading… 40-something % in and I chickened out (for now). Fellow readers insist no matter how dark it gets, it is worth the read, so I intend to pick this one back up once book #2 (Truth (Consequences) is released,  in November, in case of horrible scary cliffhanger in this one. I’m dying to finish this…but *bok bok* <— me, bein’ a chicken. ;)
  118. Down to You by M. Leighton (reviewed – 4 stars)
  119. My Favorite Mistake by Chelsea M. Cameron – 22% in, was enjoying it but struggling with heroine. She says and calls potential hero bad names, but I found myself thinking those things about her. For now I gave it a rest, until I’m in the mood for that kind of push and pull. She has her reasons, but I found myself too irritated with her to understand her…
  120. The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay (reviewed – 5 stars)
  121. Reflected in You by Sylvia Day (reviewed – 4.5 stars)
  122. Love Left Behind by S.H. Kolee (reviewed – 4 stars)
  123. Hear Me by Skye Warren (reviewed – 4 stars)
  124. The Perfect Game by J. Sterling (reviewed – 3 stars)
  125. MADversary By Jade C Jamison (3 stars) – good enough short read but not enough emotion, detail or length for me to get worked up. Still, I read it in one sitting, so not bad.
  126. Losing It by Cora Cormack (reviewed – 5 stars)
  127. Exquisite (Exquisite Series) - by Ella Frank – still reading… I’m 40% in and I put it down temporarily. Good, but not giving me an “unputtdownable” need. I like “him” but struggling with “her”. After a couple of days of reading it and only just getting to the half mark, I decided to hold off for now. Many fellow readers seem to love it.
  128. Butterfly Weeds by Laura Miller (reviewed – 4.5 stars)
  129. Paradise Hops by Liz Crowe (reviewed – 3.5 to 4 stars)
  130. The Secret of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen – (I wasn’t completely connecting yet, even though it seems like a book I might like, so at 30% I put it down, for now. Another that is very popular amongst our group, so maybe it was just my mood…)
  131. Flesh by Kylie Scott (reviewed – 4 stars)
  132. Undeniable by Madeline Sheehan <—-  (reviewed – 4.5 stars)
  133. Happy Hour by Shay Stahl <— (reviewed – 4.5 stars)
  134. Down & Dirty by Reese Madison <— 3 stars. Had an interesting start, promising “biker gang” story but too many different “things” happened that never really went anywhere big (but totally could have). The “biker life” and the biker/claiming of his old lady and all of that. Respect… etc. Thing is, I found it too rushed and had so much “stuff” happening that had a lot of potential for really good big drama, but kind of fell flat. Too fast for me to get excited or really connect. Still though, I was craving more “biker gang/club” action, and it had some of that. I was still inclined to finish it.
  135. Groupie by Ginger Voight  (reviewed – 4.5 stars)
  136. Rock Star by Ginger Voight (reviewed – 3.5 stars)
  137. Leave Me Breathless by Cherrie Lynn (reviewed – 4.5 stars)
  138. Charade by Nyrae Dawn (reviewed – 4 stars)
  139. Just Remember to Breathe by Charles Sheehan-Miles (reviewed – 4 stars)
  140. Into the Hollow by Karina Halle (reviewed – 5 stars)
  141. The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski (reviewed – 5 stars)
  142. Rock the Heart by Michelle Valentine (3 to 3.5 stars) –> Good enough, but I found that a lot of the “feeling” was rushed. The angst-y stuff was there in principle, but it never seemed to reach it’s potential (for me to really feel it). A certain emotional depth was lacking. The hero went from hot to cold (loving to moody and angry) in the blink of an eye. A good in-between quick read, but I didn’t connect wholeheartedly.
  143. Back to You by Priscilla Glenn (reviewed – 4 stars)
  144. With Everything I Am (The Three Series) by Kristen Ashley – 4 stars (very good! A little lengthy in detail, and thought processes, and I did put it down a  few times, but so romantically intense that I overall, really enjoyed it. Review to come).
  145. Lexi, Baby (This Can’t Be Happening) by Lynda Leeanne  - I’ve put it down temporarily… Interesting angsty story so far, but find it’s moving too fast for me, and at 30% I still hadn’t really connected. I felt as if momentous moments and conversations were somewhat glossed over. Maybe it’s just the build-up, so I’ll pick it back up later.
  146. The Submissive by Tara Sue Me – Enjoyed the writing style, but at 30% I put it down thinking that it seemed too familiar. Too many similar moments that reminded me of “Fifty Shades”. Maybe later, when I’m looking for a Fifty-fix.
  147. Embracing My Submission (The Doms Of Genesis) by Jenna Jacob – 3.5 stars –> review to come. (gave me my BDSM club masters “fix” with some angst and drama. I liked the heroine, but struggled to connect to some of the character reactions, and dialogue. I liked the “Master” sometimes and other times I found him just too… wordy. ;) But overall, good!)
  148. Wallbanger by Alice Clayton – 5 stars (reviewed)
  149. In Flight (Up in the Air) By R.K. Lilley – 4 stars (reviewed)
  150. Hopeless by Colleen Hoover 4.5 stars (reviewed)
  151. Letting Go by Michele Zurlo - 3.5 stars (reviewed)
  152. A Song for Julia by Charles Sheehan-Miles - 4 stars (reviewed)
  153. Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker - 4.5 stars (reviewed)
  154. Razing Kayne By Julieanne Reeves - 3.5 stars (reviewed)
  155. Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines - 4.5 stars (reviewed)
  156. The Final Piece by Maggi Myers – 4 stars (writing is 5 stars and more, but I was lacking a certain something. I think I needed more time in respect to the romantic angle, for me to give it 5 stars. Also the detail in a few of the “bad” scenes was almost too much for me to handle The shock of them kept me at arms length and didn’t allow me to fully connect. I would have “understood” the initial premise of her horrible background, without the intense detail.
  157. Dirty Red by Tarryn Fisher – 5 stars (reviewed)
  158. Me Before You by JoJo Moyes – 4.5 stars <— almost perfect and made me cry. I wished for something… more… but still. The writing, and depth and growth of the characters was incredible. Amazing story. But I cried and cried. (review to come)
  159. Bad Rep by A. Meredith Walters - 4 stars (reviewed)
  160. Painted Faces by L.H. Cosway  4 stars – maybe even 4.5 stars when I think about it…. (reviewed)
  161. Forged by Becky Banks (currently reading… good so far. Not blowing my mind (yet!) but he reminds me of a Kristen Ashley alpha and I’m loving it ’cause of him!)
  162. Opal by Jennifer L Armentrout –  reading…

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Jackie January 11, 2012 at 11:42 AM

My list is similar to yours so far…
* Falling Star (yay -I finally got around to it)
* On the Island (loved it!)
* Wild Man
* Mystery Man – both good but I preferred the second
* Shadow Heir (loved it, but not the end!)
* Obsidian (loved it – can’t wait for the brothers story.)
* Willing Victim (ick – but I read it all, so….)

And tonight I will be starting succubus Blues….
Jack xxx

Maria January 11, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Hey Maryse! I did a “Book Album” on FB last year…I didn’t include a few that I read on your recommendation (ahem…Fifty…) since my FB page is a “family” page – LOL!!! But I had a lot of fun with it…just thought I’d share. :-) I love reading your lists and recs…our tastes intersect in many places, though I am a bit heavier on the YA front. :-) I am surprised to see that I read more books than you last year…how is that possible?? You read so fast…perhapse some of mine were shorter!

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~Maria

Maryse January 11, 2012 at 12:35 PM

haha Jackie!! I forgot that you don’t read my reviews until after you read the book I loved. Hee hee! Flynn in Willing Victim, he’s … well… his “preferences” are … yeah. No. I wouldn’t have necessarily thought he would have been your thing, especially after our last conversation ;) LOL!!

Maryse January 11, 2012 at 12:38 PM

Hi Maria!

I totally get you about the “family” thing. I nearly died when I found out my aunt picked up the Grey books because of how much I was going on about ‘em! Woops I forgot, my family follows me too!!! But she enjoyed ‘em well enough, it seems (minus a few scenes). LOL!

Back before I reviewed, I easily almost read a book a day, but now I don’t go to the “next one” as quickly as I used to, since I try and review almost everything I read. Try is the operative word here. ;)

Ah well. I’m still having a blast!!

Jackie January 11, 2012 at 1:05 PM

Maryse,
Yeah fighting and ‘preferences’ all wrapped up in 100 pages! *raises eyebrows and shakes head*! I try to only read the first couple of lines of a review, unless I’m really not sure. teach me to pay more attention. xxx

Sandra January 11, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Callum & Harper – I totally agree with you on this book. Some parts of the books I was like awwww….other parts I just wanted to kick or shake the characters.

Maryse January 11, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Sandra, right!!? I’ve discussed it with a few others that had the same impression as I did. Awesome reviews online, and yet… I had to put it down few times (it took me almost a week to finish) because they were exhausting me. I usually love angst in books but… I was too exasperated with them, and I just… grrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!

*shrug*

hehe
but then again… sometimes I wanted to hug poor Callum. He needed lots of cuddles!

DebLI January 11, 2012 at 2:58 PM

Doing the same thing. So far I’ve got
Rock Chick
Flat Out Love
Dark Needs at Nights Edge
Sunfire
Mystery Man
Wild Man
Love Unscripted
and just started Rock Chick Rescue.
Going to have to fit in my book club reading somewhere here too!

Maryse January 11, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Deb! How was Sunfire?? I’ve downloaded it too.

DebLI January 11, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Hi Maryse! Sunfire was not bad. Paranormal/rock star with some hot scenes and an interesting story. I didn’t go crazy for it but definitely held my interest.

Sandra January 11, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Here is my list:

Existence Abbi Glines
Obsidian Jennifer Armentrout
Whispers in the Woods TJ Wells
Callum & Harper Fisher Amelie
At Peace (Burg Series) Kristen Ashely

Jessica January 11, 2012 at 10:49 PM

OK I’ll keep track too, but I’m afraid you all are already smokin me! So far I’ve read:
Mystery Man
Wild Man
Golden Trail, all Kristen Ashley & all really good!
Just started Lothaire by Kresley Cole

Patricia January 12, 2012 at 8:21 AM

Comfort Object……( shamefuly enjoyed it )
Significance
Nothing to Lose ( wasted time)
Breathe ( YA but it was sweet…..)
Some Girls Bite ( 4th time yes I know but man yall should see who she picked for her “ethan” aka Golden Goodie Trail uhmmmmm Mr. Beckham the younger Beckham with longer hair……..yeah…..)

Maria January 17, 2012 at 4:41 PM

MARYSE!!!! I just FINALLY read Rock Me and Oh. My. Word!!!!! How did I take so long to get to Brian??? I have been working my way through your “best summer reads” list but got sidtracked with Fifty (can’t seem to stop re-reading!!) so I just finally got to Brian….he is right up there with Travis and Kellen!!! <3

Side note – I also read Willing Victim and…ick…to much sex not enough love for me! Hot, but not my thing. So…is comfort object closer to Fifty or Willing Victim..trying to decide if I want to read it…

Just had to share my love for Brian – thanks a million for introducing me to these Alphas!!! <3

Maryse March 4, 2012 at 4:09 PM

Marie. Brian. *sigh*. I ADORE HIM!!!

Comfort Object is closer to Willing Victim in terms of EEEEEK factor. In fact, I’d almost says it’s worse ;)

Melissa Lepp March 4, 2012 at 5:32 PM

ok finally someone who has read A Modern Love Story! I sent an email on this one because it affected me so much. I was devastated!! U don’t just up and move on after that and accept it! I’m still angry and I needed HER to be as angry as me! I am still not over this……… ugh!

Kara March 4, 2012 at 7:12 PM

My 2012 so far list (in order of when I read them)

Rock Chick Reconing – Kristen Ashley
Fifty Shades of Grey – EL James
Fifty Shades Darker – EL James
Rock Chick Reconing – Kristen Ashley
Willing Victim – Cara McKenna (I actually shamefully enjoyed this one very much…for me there is safety in fiction – in real life no way, but then again most of our favorite alpha heros in real life would not be okay..so again safety in fiction for me, I liked it)
Heaven and Hell – Kristen Ashley
Lothaire – Kresley Cole
Fifty Shades Freed – EL James
Behind Closed Doors – Shannon McKenna
Standing In The Shadows – Shannon McKenna
Darker After Midnight – Lara Adrian
Lawe’s Justice – Lora Leigh
The Perfect Play – Jaci Burton
Changing the Game – Jaci Burton
Law Man – Kristen Ashley
Riding Wild – Jaci Burton
Riding Temptation – Jaci Burton
Riding on Instinct – Jaci Burton
Riding the Night -Jaci Burton
Playing for Keeps – RL Mathewson
Perfection – RL Mathewson
Tall Dark and Lonely – RL Mathewson
Play it Safe – Kristen Ashley
Until the Sun Falls From the Sky – Kristen Ashley
Causing Havoc – Lori Foster
The Darkest Seduction – Gena Showalter

Thanks Maryse…I found every single ones of these books/series from you!! You are the queen of finding these amazing reads for all of us and I can’t tell you how much I appreciate everything you do!

Sarah Taylor April 25, 2012 at 10:38 PM

Hi Maryse,

I have read so many books thanks to you! I think every book you have read I have as well. I live in New Zealand, where some of the books I can’t even download on Kindle, so I try and get them in paperback from the UK and the US. Anyway just love all of the vampire books especially Black Dagger Brotherhood and Argeneau books. I loved Beautiful Diaster, fell in love with Travis myself. Then when you first posted fifty I read all of them, I can’t believe how popular it is now, but it is super good to see E J James doing so well I even went out and brought all three books in paperback so they could sit on my book case! Keep up the good work! oh I just finished Lover Reborn, very good for those that like this series and Tohr! Also I read those Morganville vampire series, thought I would hate them it being YA but couldn’t put them down and now a big Shane fan!

Nicole June 19, 2012 at 4:23 PM

116 books and short stories so far this year.
Anya Bast (Seasonal of Pleasure 1)- Winter Pleasure The Training
Anya Bast (Seasonal of Pleasure 2)- Spring Pleasures The Capture
Anya Bast (Seasonal of Pleasure 3)- Summer Pleasures The Capture
Anya Bast (Seasonal of Pleasure 4)- Autumn Pleasures The Union
Anya Bast (Seasonal of Pleasure 5)- A Change of Season
Anya Bast- Edge of Sweetness
Anya Bast- Ordinary Charm
Anya Bast- Seduced at Twilight
Anya Bast- Taken
Anya Bast- Tempted by Two
Anya Bast- Water Crystal
Anya Bast- Whisper of the Blade
Carrie Ann Ryan- A Taste for a Mate #2
Carrie Ann Ryan- An Alpha’s Path #1
Charlaine Harris- Death’s Excellent Vacation
Cheyenne McCray (Night Tracker 1)- Demon’s Not Included
Cheyenne McCray (Night Tracker 2)- No Werewolves Allowed
Cheyenne McCray (Night Tracker 3)- Vampires Not Invited
Cheyenne McCray (Taboo 1)- Taking Instruction
Cheyenne McCray (Taboo 3)- Taking it Personal
Cheyenne McCray (Taboo 4)- Taking the Job
Cheyenne McCray (Taboo2)- Taking on the Law
Cheyenne McCray- Tales from the Temple III
Christina Dodd (The Chosen Ones 1)- Storm of Visions
Christina Dodd (The Chosen Ones 2)- Storm of Shadows
Christina Dodd (The Chosen Ones 3)- Chains of Ice
Christina Dodd (The Chosen Ones 4)- Chains of Fire
Christine Warren (A Novel of The Others 1)- Wolf at the Door
Christine Warren (Fixed Series 1)-Fantasy Fixed
Christine Warren (Fixed Series 2)- Fur Factory
Christine Warren (Fixed Series 3)- Faer Fetched
Christine Warren (Fixed Series 4)- Fighting Faer
Christine Warren (Fixed Series 5)- Fur for All
Christine Warren (Fixed Series 6)- Fur Play
Christine Warren- Gideon’s Bargain
Christine Warren- The Bargain
Christine Warren- the Offering
Dakota Cassidy (Accidental Series 1)- Accidentally Werewolf
Dakota Cassidy (Accidental Series 2)- Accidentally Dead
Dakota Cassidy (Accidental Series 3)- Accidentally Human
Dakota Cassidy (Accidental Series 4)- Accidentally Demonic
Deirdre Martin- Ice Breaker
EL James (Fifty Shades Trilogy 1)- Fifty Shades of Grey
EL James (Fifty Shades Trilogy 2)- Fifty Shades Darker
EL James (Fifty Shades Trilogy 3)- Fifty Shades Freed
Erin McCarthy- Bad Boys Online
Gerry Bartlett (Real Vampires 1)- Real Vampires Have Curves
Gerry Bartlett (Real Vampires 2)- Ral Vampires Live Large
HP Mallory (Dulcie O’Neil 1) To Kill a Warlock
HP Mallory (Dulcie O’Neil 2)- A Tale of Two Goblins
HP Mallory (Dulcie O’Neil 3)- Great Hexpectations
HP Mallory (Jolie Wilkins 1)- Fire Burn & Cauldron Bubble
HP Mallory (Jolie Wilkins 2)- Toil and Trouble
HP Mallory (Jolie Wilkins 2.5)- Be Witched
J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood 10)- Lover Reborn
J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood 9)- Lover Unleashed
Jaime Rush- Unforgivable
Jayne Rylon & Mari Carr (Compass Brothers 1)- Northern Exposure
Jeaniene Frost- One Grave at a Time
Jeaniene Frost- The Bite Before Christmas
Johanna Lindsey (Mallory 6)- The Present
Johanna Lindsey (Wyoming Series)- Angel
Johanna Lindsey (Wyoming Series)- Brave the Wild Wind
Johanna Lindsey (Wyoming Series)- Brave Thunder
Katie MacAlister (Dark Ones 1)- A Girl’s Guide to Vampire
Katie MacAlister (Dark Ones 2)- Sex and the Single Vampire
Katie MacAlister (Dark Ones 3)- Sex, Lies and Vampires
Katie MacAlister (Dark Ones 4)- Even Vampires Get the Blues
Katie MacAlister (Dark Ones 4.5) Just One Sip
Katie MacAlister (Dark Ones 6)- The Last of the Red Hot Vampires
Katie MacAlister (Dark Ones 7)- Zen and the Art of Vampire
Katie MacAlister (Dark Ones 8)- Crouching Vampire, Hidden Fang
Katie MacAlister (Dark Ones 9)- In the Company of Vampires
Kresley Cole (MacCarrick Brothers 1)- If You Dare
Kresley Cole (MacCarrick Brothers 2)- If You Desire
Kresley Cole (MacCarrick Brothers 3)- If You Decieve
Kresley Cole (The Immortals After Dark 12)- Lothaire
Lara Adrian (Midnight Breeds 10)- Darker After Midnight
Lara Adrian (Midnight Breeds 9.5)- A Taste of Midnight
Lauren Dane (Brown Siblings 1)- Laid Bare
Lauren Dane (Brown Siblings 2)- Coming Undone
Lauren Dane (Brown Siblings 3)- Inside Out
Lauren Dane (Brown Siblings 4)- Never Enough
Lauren Dane (Casadia Wolves 1)- Enforcer
Lauren Dane (Casadia Wolves 2)- Reluctant
Lauren Dane (Casadia Wolves 3)- Tri-Mates
Lauren Dane (Casadia Wolves 4)- Wolf Unbound
Lauren Dane (Casadia Wolves 5)- Stand Off
Lauren Dane (Casadia Wolves 6)- Fated
Linda Thomas Sunstrom- Veronica and the Vampire
Lora Leigh (Elite Ops 4)- Black Jack
Lora Leigh (Elite Ops 5)- Rengade
Lora Leigh (Elite Ops 6)- Live Wire
Lori Foster (Men Who Walk on the Edge of Honor 3)- A Perfect Storm
Lynsay Sands (Argeneau Vampires 16)- Under A Vampire Moon
Madelaine Montague- Feline Heat
Madelaine Montague- Hunger of the Wolf
Madelaine Montague- Savage Destiny
Maryjanice Davidson- Really Unusal Bad Boys
Molly Harper (Jane Jameson 1)- Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs
Molly Harper (Jane Jameson 2)- Nice Girls Don’t Date
Molly Harper (Jane Jameson 3)- Nice Girls Don’t Live Forever
Molly Harper (Naked Werewolf 1) How to Flirt With a Naked Werewolf
Molly Harper (Naked Werewolf 2)- How to Fall for A Naked Werewolf
Molly Harper- And One Last Thing…
Patricia Briggs (Alpha & Omega 3)- Fair Game
Patricia Kay- For Services Rendered
Pose Pressey- Rylie Cruz #1- How to Date a Werewolf
Sherrilyn Kenyon (B.A.D. 1)- Bad Attitude
Sunny (Monere)- Mona Lisa Eclipsing
Susan Elizabeth Phillips (Chicago All Stars 1)- It Had to Be You
Susan Elizabeth Phillips (Chicago All Stars 2)- Heaven Texas
Susan Elizabeth Phillips (Chicago All Stars 3)-Nobody’s Baby But Mine
Susan Elizabeth Phillips (Chicago All Stars 4)- Dream A Little Dream
Susan Elizabeth Phillips (Chicago All Stars 5)-This Heart of Mine
Susan Elizabeth Phillips (Chicago All Stars 6)- Match Me If You Can

Takisha July 4, 2012 at 2:04 AM

I just started back reading May 23rd after a long time. Here is my 2012 list so far:
Fifty Shades of Grey – E.L. James
Fifty Shades Darker
Fifty Shades Freed
Bared to You – Sylvia Day (waiting on 2nd book)
Beautiful Disaster – Jamie Mcguire
The Marriage Bargain – Jennifer Probst
Floor Time -Liz Crowe
Sweat Equity
Closing Cost (Not interested in 4th book Essence of Time, I pass)
Gabriel’s Inferno – Sylvain Reynard
Gabriel’s Rapture
Slammed – Colleen Hoover
Point of Retreat
Love Unscripted – Tina Reber
Wicked Ties – Shayla Black (found out this was a series on your blog Maryse, thanks!)
The Future of our Past (The Remembrance Trilogy) – Kahlen Aymes (waiting on the next book)
Thoughtless – S.C. Stephens
Effortless (Im in love with this series, waiting on the next book)
Decadent – Shayla Black (2nd book in series)
Strangers – Barbara Elsborg
Collision Course – S.C.Stephens

And Im still on a roll :)

Takisha July 4, 2012 at 2:07 AM

*forgot to mention..also waiting on 2nd book for Love Unscripted

Jeanette August 6, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Maryse,
I read The Haze by Janine Olsson and loved it. It is a paranormal romance and I hadn’t read anything paranormal in a while. You should check it out IN 2011!!! I am on reading hiatus again since I get nothing done when I read and unlike you I don’t have a blog to permit me to do it!!!!! Maybe I should pretend!!! I am only joking, I fully understand how much time and effort it takes to do a blog like this and honestly, I commend you. I could NEVER do it! ROCK ON SISTER! xo J

Kristina T August 6, 2012 at 4:09 PM

Yay! I’m glad you put this up because it kind of gives me an idea on which books to look into & which books to wait on. You forgot Evelyn Vine Be Mine on your list lol. I’d post my list but I think I’m well into as many books as you, eek lol! I just recently organized my “reading folder” on my laptop for Romance, Adult YA, Erotica, Paranormal, TBR NOW, TBR Later, & 5star must recommend lol.. I had to start keeping track cus I’d catch myself sometimes accidently reading a story I’ve already read.. plus I also have a whole bunch I’d read halfway & then mehhh .. Anyhow, I hope you finish the Tatiana & Alexander series.. book #2 although good sorta drags in the sense that you take a back seat & view what the two go through etc but book #3 ” The Summer Garden ” was my absolute fave & omg.. it was freakin amazing & is up your alley in angst, love etc.. I know you gotta wait to get into one of your moods though so can’t wait when you do get to it :) Also I def recommend H.P. Mallory’s Dulcie & Jolie series.. but her recent book in the Dulcie series HOLY CRAP!! It was so FREAKIN GOOD!! Let’s just say that it had this moment (remember when Kellan chases Keira in the rain & drags her into the car & they’re both angry with eachother & the hot angry almost cough….) yeah.. well let’s just say that the hero in this series is JUST LIKE THAT (major Alpha/dark/shmexy) & the most recent book had that moment but AHHHHHH I’m just dying for the next installment in this series.. it can’t come soon enough.. :) Back to readjusting my TBR now file haha.. thanks for continuing to supply us with great reads <3

Maryse August 6, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Omg Kristina yes! Evelyn Vine I have to put that up! Thanks for reminding me, and I love how you “exampled” the Dulcie hero, ’cause that sure helps me make a decision. Now THAT convinced me!

And I keep hearing about #3 for Tatiana, and I know I’m bound for some serious heartbreak there. I really do need to backtrack and get back to that one, ’cause it IS great.

Let me know if you have anymore must-read recommendations and I’ll add them to my TBR.

Maryse August 6, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Thanks Jeanette, I’m going to check it out right now. I remember ou mentioning it on my Facebook page, so now I have to see it!

Christina September 3, 2012 at 10:29 PM

I just hit book 332 of 2012 :/

Anita October 7, 2012 at 7:55 AM

Hi Maryse,

I was wondering when will you post your review on no 112 Falling stars?
I loved the book but would love to know your view :o )

Jasmine December 4, 2012 at 10:44 PM

ok… my reading list for 2012 so far is (& i have just started reading again.. literally, after taking too long of a break) :

E.L. James- Fifty Shades of Grey
E.L. James- Fifty Shades Darker
E.L. James- Fifty Shades Freed
Bella Andre- Ecstasy
Bella Andre- Love Me
S.C. Stephens- Thoughtless
S.C. Stephens- Effortless
Cherrie Lynn- Sweet Disgrace
Cherrie Lynn- Far from Heaven
Cherrie Lynn- Barely Leashed (free)
Cherrie Lynn- Unleashed
Cherrie Lynn- Rock Me
Cherrie Lynn- Leave me Breathless
Sylvia Day- A Dark kiss of Rapture
Sylvia Day- A touch of Crimson
Sylvia Day- A Caress of Wings
Sylvia Day- A Hunger so Wild
Light me up found in “A very naughty xmas anthology”
Alice Clayton- Wallbanger
Jamie Mcguire- Beautiful Disaster (reading)

With so many on my to read list…

Any suggestions you may have would be great! :)

Jan December 31, 2012 at 12:50 AM

I love you to death by Natalie ward..just finished…wow

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