My latest TBR List – These just might rock my world, and I want to read them SO bad!

by Maryse on July 13, 2014 · 100 comments

in Book Recommendations

Time for me to organize my own personal TBR list, but I’m gonna share it with y’all in case anyone wants to follow along with me, or pipe up about their favs that are listed (or not listed). :D

In theory, making this list is supposed to help keep me at least somewhat organized in my upcoming reading, and re-”find” those older treasures that I keep losing in the book-finds-frey. ;) I say in “theory”, ’cause we already know all about my *squirreling* issues.

But these are the books that I absolutely want to read, and I didn’t skip, on purpose. They simply got “lost” in my Kindle app. And/or… these are the new ones that have blurb-jolted me in recent “new release/bargain finds lists” and again… I’ve since “lost” them in the mix of new “finds”. So I’m backtracking through my Kindle app and through all of my recent “finds” lists and I’m pullin’ ‘em back up, here.

These, to me, I *think* (fingers crossed) have the potential to be “the best of the best” in my TBR list. Whether it be the honest sounding, heartfelt recommendations I’ve received, that super-promising crazy-catchy blurb, or the author already has that great track record, I have a feeling I will be in reading-heaven with these.

P.S. They aren’t officially “in order” as I choose depending on my reading mood: ;) And luckily for me, there are a bunch of different genres to choose from below. But most importantly? They all appear to have a strong romance theme which is VERY important to me.

P.P.S. Some of these are from my past “published  TBR lists” (like this one and this one) but I’m actually thrilled to say, I put a really big dent in those! I read the majority of ‘em, so these actually DO keep me in line! :D In fact, I’m just finished “Neanderthal Seeks Human” by Penny Reid, Rainfall by Melissa Delport and will be finishing up “The Promise” by Kristen Ashley (and all were on my TBR list!).

P.P.P.S. Of course, in all actuality, I’ve easily got closer to 50… maybe even more like 100 books on my TBR list. ;) , so this is just a sample of the ones that I just feel like I HAVE to read for my own reading-needs.

Coming Home by Priscilla Glenn <—  SLOW BURN ALERT!! Perfect example of one that I ABSOLUTELY am dying to read, and yet it keeps getting lost in my Kindle downloads. With that many awesome reviews, and no bad reviews, what the heck am I waiting for, right? And then… I received comments like these: Jennifer: “Just read Coming Home, beautiful story loved every minute of it. 5 star read.” Jean: “… did want to mention just finishing up Coming Home…..ahhh……what a great book!  It’s got that nice slow build-up we love, and the characters in this book are just so real and loveable….highly recommend it when you find the time to squeeze it in!! You should really read Coming Home after this one because it will make you feel much better….seriously….I am not kidding!“, Cindy: “Coming Home was such a good book! You will like this one! I got the charge… the jolt!! woo hoo! You will love him! Seriously swooning over Danny!” and Kristina: “A total 5 star read for me. I would rate it up there with Asher’s Voice & Left Drowning. I laugh, smiled & ugly cried my way through the whole damn thing! Ooh, and it has a major secret / twist that kind of propels the first half of the book. Seriously, for me this book was perfection.” <— *shakes head* Yep. This is next. READ!! My Book Review

After I Do: A Novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid <— ANGSTY MARRIAGE ALERT!! The blurb alone had my attention. “They decide to take a year off in the hopes of finding a way to fall in love again. One year apart, and only one rule: they cannot contact each other. Aside from that, anything goes.” And even though it’s not bargain priced, I couldn’t help but one-click it when my fellow readers started piping up: Jules says: “Loved! This book has a real feel to it. A must read if you’ve been married for a long time. Made me think about my own marriage.” Sadie: “I just finished After I Do and cried multiple times! So good.” READ!! My Book Review

Eversea (Eversea #1) by Natasha Boyd <— FAMOUS ACTOR ALERT!!! Have been wanting to read this one for months!! Maybe even a year now? In fact, I believe the series is complete, and I can dive in with glee! You know me, I love falling in love with a famous actor and being the “normal” girl, so this is gonna be right up my alley. “Suddenly face to face with the man who played the movie role of her favorite fictional character, Jack has Keri Ann yearning for everything she has previously avoided …“ Plus… the reviews!!! THE. REVIEWS!!!!! Awesomeness! Cheryl: “ I LOVED movie star Jack!!!  So got me out of my book rut!!!” and Teresa: “Eversea was one of my favorites this year.” and Day: “It was like an out of body experience for me reading that book.” and Ashley: “OMGeeeee!!! I just finished Eversea and what an amazing read!!! Maryse, please tell me you know when the sequel is coming out-I don’t know how long I can wait! I need to know what happens…and soon! What a love story that I cannot get enough of! Highly recommended and now I am searching for more reads like this” <— LOL! Pooooor Ashley (but lucky me that I don’t have to wait!!). :D READ!! My Book Review

Heat by R. Lee Smith <— DARK ALERT!!! This one comes up sporadically. It’s almost kind of, “unknownish” but when I get a recommendation for it? OH. EM. GEE!!!! I think this’ll freak me out! Mag: “Did you read HEAT by R. Lee Smith yet?  The darkest.  Unbelievable. The darkest book I’ve ever read:  This features 2 stories; a criminal alien who comes to earth to kill humans to harvest them for drugs and the alien cop who is chasing him down. Each kidnaps  a woman to help them meet their goal.  The relationship between the criminal and his captive is un-freaking believable.  It is BAD!.  He is the most evil thing ever…and yet, I find myself rooting for him.  And the cop, I’m rooting for him too.  This book is not for the faint of heart.  It is plot  driven and it is long!  I stayed up night after night until 3am even though I had to get up in 2 hours to go to work.  When I finished it, I started it again immediately.  It is cracktastic!” <— WHOA!! Right? And then Allgiff said: “It is so dark that it is not a book for everyone. After I read it, I started it over immediately. I have yet to find a book that can stand next to it in the dark/horror erotic/romance. Everyone, stop what you are doing and check it out. If you are a dark read fan, you won’t regret it.”

Bastian’s Storm: Surviving Raine Book 2 by Shay Savage <— ALPHA-MALES/FIGHTER ALERT!! YES but of COURSE!!! I missed it’s release (at least, the ability to read it) ’cause I was in the midst of a Book Bash frenzy, but I *did* get to hang out with the Savage boys (“Bastian” & “Evan”) at Book Bash, so it was like I was “living the book, live”. LOL!! Nahhhh not really, ’cause they were just sweethearts (and not so much bad-asses). *giggle* But now I’m home, getting back into my routine and finally able to get to this book! It was one of my most highly anticipated reads this year considering how much I loved Surviving Raine. The reviews so far are awesome!

Unbeloved (Undeniable Book 4) by Madeline Sheehan<— BAD-ASS BIKER ALERT!!! Another one of my highly anticipated upcoming reads this year that I missed out on, upon its release ’cause of my wonderful Book Bash frenzy. I was reallllly curious about how this trio was going to work out (I’ve always been a Jase girl as bad as that sounds, so I’m already on a “team”) ;) and now I finally get to read it. And Jean loved it! “Oh and I finished Unbeloved today…..sigh….just love this series and Madeline Sheehan! Best MC series ever! So sad that I’m done now and have to wait for the next one!”

Scoring Wilder by R.S. Grey <— TEACHER-STUDENT ALERT!!! And I’m hearing not tooooo crazy, but just enough of everything to make it a fun, sweet, perfect read!!! Sounds just right for me! “He’s a professional soccer player, America’s favorite bad-boy, and has all the qualities of a skilled panty-dropper. … Not to mention Liam is strictly off limits. Forbidden. Her coaches have made that perfectly clear.” Anna recommended it! “I just finished Scoring Wilder and totally loved it!  Just a straight-up good college romance with a super sexy hot guy and a pretty kick-ass main character.  Good stuff!”and Dee said: “66% into Scoring Wilder and LOVING IT :P

Frenched by Melanie Harlow <— JUST PLAIN AWESOME LOVE STORY ALERT!! ’Cause come on. I’ve been told it’s not too… “anything-crazy”, but just has that awesome romance feel. I already know it’s a “conventional” contemporary romance-winner! Cheryl: “Just finished reading Frenched and it’s novella Yanked. Beautifully written love story that was sweet with some angst thrown in there!!” and Julie: “Sweet, sexy, fluffy fun – just what I needed!… there is a sequel… called Yanked and the blurb has me worried but I can’t wait to read it!” and Candy says: “Frenched was great. Yanked made me want to junk-punch Lucas.” <— well, I’m sorry but THAT just makes me even more excited to read it. :D !!! Means he was an idiot and I love when that happens!!! READ!! My Book Review

The Life You Left by Carmel Harrington <— ANGSTY MARRIAGE ISSUES ALERT!! Marriage angst with sort of… a paranormal twist? Married mother is suddenly left by her husband… ‘Sarah, I’m not coming home tonight. If you love me, you will give me the space I need… Tell the children I love them.’ but then… “… it turns out she isn’t quite as alone as she thought she was. When her beloved childhood friend, Edward, comes back into her life, Sarah thinks she’s finally been thrown a life line. There’s just one problem with Edward: no one else can see him.” <— eek Comfort form a ghost? A memory? What!?? YES!!

Lock & Key (The One-Eyed Jacks MC Book 1) by Cat Porter <— BIKER BOOK ALERT and it’s got great reviews so far! “I was allegedly South Dakota’s most famous Old Lady. Fifteen years ago I had survived my Old Man’s murder and swore to myself never again. Never again surrender my heart. Never again sacrifice to the Club. But that all changed in one night. I came home and crashed into him, and my past and present blew up in my face.” <— Yep! Sounds goooood and Peju recommends it! “…another one that is similar and really good is lock and key by cat porter”

Letters Home by Rebecca Brooke <— MILITARY MAN ALERT!! He enlists in the army right out of college and she’s all alone… and then something happens? “… she’d been floored when her boyfriend, Nate Lewis, enlisted during their sophomore year of college. At the time, she’d been concerned with what that meant for them as a couple, but in the years that followed, they’d learned to adapt to the logistics of an army relationship. But when life throws her a curve ball, how will she cope?“<– GAH! These are already so angsty right from the start with that heart wrenching long-distance love, laden in danger and loneliness. Totally one-clicked that one!

Breathe by Kristen Ashley <— UNREQUITED LOVE ALERT!! I’m a sucker for a girl pining for a “hero” for years, and this one IS that. She’s a librarian and he’s a cop and she’s got a BIG crush. “For years, Faye has had a crush on Chace Keaton, but the gorgeous cop has always been unattainable. She’s resigned to live contentedly with only her books for company-until Faye suddenly meets Chace alone in the woods . . .“ Mariel says: “OMG Maryse!!!! Breathe is soooo goood.. :’) I’m crying.. I’m usually hard to crack but it’s amazing!!!” and Kristin agrees: “Breathe by Kristen Ashley will rock your socks off!!! So good!!!READ! My Book Review

Too Consumed (Consumed Series Book 2) by Skyla Madi <— MMA FIGHTER ALERT!!! I LOVED book #1, and this one has a TON of great reviews, too soooooooo??? Why haven’t I read it yet? *sigh* Jodi loved it! “Maryse, I just finished the newly released Too Consumed from Skyla Madi. It’s the follow up novel to Consumed and I loved it!!” Nikee, too! “My favorite MMA fighter after Travis! I loved this series! I even have Seth’s shirt.” I’m craving a bad boy fighter, big time, too. P.S. Book #3 (Forever Consumed (Consumed Series Book 3)) is out too. I need to catch up!

In Your Corner (Redemption) by Sarah Castille <— MMA FIGHTER ALERT!!! And while I’m at it, I need to read book #2 after “Against The Ropes” which I consider one of my all-time FAVORITE MMA fighter books. Intense alpha, but kind of hilarious, too. I think ’cause he’s such a grump, and kind of clueless but I LOVE HIM!!!! LOL!!!

God Shaped Hole: A Novel by Tiffany DeBartolo <— INTENSE READ ALERT!!! Bought this one back in November 2013 and I still can’t believe I have’t read it yet. This is an all-time emotional-read favorite, and considering how much I loved this author’s other standalone book, (and I mean LOVE!!) I really need to get on this! Why haven’t I read it yet? Julie is in the sam boat as me! “I immediately purchased God-Shaped Hole in and out of print paperback but I still haven’t read it. Dunno. After being gutted by HTKARS I’m a little terrified of this author. Will eagerly wait for your review and then I’ll dive in, emotions and tear ducts be damned.” <— LOL Julie, sorry I haven’t helped ya out yet. ;) BUT!! Marina loves it: “So I’m at the 55% mark and wow, I LOVE this author! There is something about her characters. They are witty and quirky and so interesting. And I agree her books are like art. I bookmark pages just because I love her descriptions or dialogue… I fear that I will need to be scraped off the floor in the end. I need her to write more books!!” Elizabeth: “The characters and story have stuck with me – months later – a sign of a good book :) ” and Alicia loves it, too: “Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on this one, Maryse! I read it a while back and it was SO GOOD!!!”

Ugly Love: A Novel by Colleen Hoover <— CASUAL SEX & HEARTBREAK ALERT!! I’m hearing angsty but MUCH more adult than her past books, and I can’t wait to see what twisted road this awesome author leads us on. It’s not out yet, but it will be in the next few weeks (August 5th!!) “Never ask about the past. Don’t expect a future. They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they can’t handle it at all. Hearts get infiltrated. Promises get broken. Rules get shattered. Love gets ugly.” <—- Oooooooooh!! Goosebumps!! READ!! My Book Review

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green <— CRY ALERT!!!! Yep. I know. *pok pok* ME <— CHICKEN. I’ve said it before and I’m still right there. There have been tooooooo many sobby faces after this one and I’m scared! And now the movie’s out, and I’m officially the one that will have only read it after the movie. BUT! I haven’t watched the movie yet, either, ’cause, you know. Crying. ;) Jordyn cried: “I’ve only ever cried about one book, and when i did, i was bawling! i couldn’t help myself and it was so realistic too. I’m just… baah! so heartbreaking….” and Anonymous did, too: “This book is so moving, it’s one of the few books I’ve cried over, this is in my top 10, hands down.” And Anna loved it! “The Fault in Our Stars is the first book I’ve ever read that can elicit a physical reaction from me any time I just think about it. Augustus Waters will always feel like a real person in my life.”

Accidentally on Purpose by L.D. Davis <—OFFICE ROMANCE/ALPHA-JERK ALERT!! Sounds like the ultimate tumultuous love triangle and I hear HE (her boss) is an absolute alpha-jerk. Almost unforgivable so, so that means… for ME!!!! This is an old one, but has had consecutive releases since (here’s the Accidentally Series Reading Order), and I think it’s a complete series now. Lindsay says: “ This series will give you major anxiety but it is so worth it. I’m reading the third book of Accidentally on Purpose.  This is a fantastic read!  It’s giving me the feeling I had when I read the first book.” and Amy says: “*oomph* Ovary puncher, that first book…” <— *snort!!!* Yep. For me. Sara says: “Oh my gawd! Accidentally on purpose kept me up reading until 5am. It was sooooooo good. Had me all twisted up inside. It’s a must read!” and Corrie agrees: “I can’t believe there is a sequel to Accidentally on Purpose!!  If you have not read it yet, do it!!  If it’s anything like the first book, you will not see the twists and turns coming and when they happen you’ll think, “what in the heck?”" and then Tracy: “a huge surprise with a twist that knocked me on my ass” <— so I like that kind of *ooomph*. What the heck am I waiting for??

Monster in His Eyes by J.M. Darhower <— MAFIA ALERT!!! I ALREADY love this author, and it almost sounds like this might be her best one, yet!”He’s a monster, wrapped up in a pretty package, and what I find when I unmask him changes everything. I want to hate him. Sometimes, I do. But it doesn’t stop me from loving him, too.” Rebecka says: “I love the Mafia/Alpha suspense thriller passion filled story that J.M. Darhower writes. Can’t wait for more Naz in book 2.” and Juliane agrees: “I just finished this book last night and can’t stop thinking about it, so when I saw this I flipped out with excitement. It was almost torture reading this because I want to read the second book sooo bad. Definitely one of my favorite books I’ve read this year.” Tessa: “First off, Monster in his eyes was Omg good.  I read it and it’s intense.  I had one complaint, but won’t say what due to spoilerage.  It ends in a cliff hanger and I think my complaint will feel better after the second book… I think?” and Melissa: “ I read Monster in his Eyes in one sitting.  It was amazing!  She writes the mafia like no one else!” <— Yeah. For me!!!

Bullet to the Heart (No Mercy) by Lea Griffith <— DARK READ ALERT!!! From one of my past lists and still, I haven’t reached it yet, but WANT to read it badly. She’s a trained killer and he lost it all. “Everything was taken from Rand the day a bullet ended the lives of his beloved wife and daughter. He has searched for their killer seven long years and may have her in his hands. Rand has suffered, but now the time has come to make The Collective pay or die trying.” Oh!!!! Jessica is quite convincing! “My ALL-Time favorite Book is Bullet to the Heart. I’m dying for you to get to it. … You will Love this book. It has all your favorite things. An Alpha hero,  kick ass heroine, angst, heartbreak, darkness and light. Promise you will have serious gooseys. The prologue alone will destroy you. Patiently waiting to read your review.” and Victoria agrees: “Bullet to the Heart made me realize as much as I love a damsel in distress, reading about a heroine that kicks serious ass totally ROCKS!” and Drea, too: “Just finished  Bullet to the Heart by Lea Griffith. WOW! This story was amazing and I am obsessed with this series. I can’t wait to read the next one.” (Plus!! Book #2 was just recently released: Arrow to the Soul (No Mercy Book 2))

Years by LaVyrle Spencer <— MOODY HERO ALERT!! Back on the list (it’s been on there for a year or two). My aunt and mom says it’s one of their absolute favorites. My aunt says: “My best book, the one that I wait for years to forget most of it so I can read it again, and again…made me laugh AND sob…”YEARS” by LavyrleSpencer.  Had you mom crying too Maryse.” It’s a historical is probably what keeps me floating when it comes to this book, but then again, every time I’ve read a historical, I’ve loved it. *sigh* Bridget recommends it, too! “Favorite book ever!” and Gracie loved it, too: “Marysee….Years by Lavyrle Spencer is one of my favorite books.  Very good writing and romantic.  I think you will like it.  Sometimes it is nice to read a book of romance without all the explicit scenes.  Please give it a try.” The blurb certainly calls to me. He’s moody, and she’s a a new schoolteacher in town. “… her train is met by a cantankerous wheat farmer named Theodore Westgaard who doesn’t bother to hide his displeasure when he discovers that L.I. Brandenborg is a woman and not the man he was expecting. Westgaard thinks twice about bringing Linnea home to live with him, but he soon realizes that he has no choice.” <— WHOA! That there already seems right up our alley.

Fighting Destiny (The Fae Chronicles) by Amelia Hutchins <— SUPER-AMAZING PARANORMAL ALPHA-FAE BEST SERIES (I think?) EVER ALERT!! LOL!!!! There is someone out there (or  few I should say) that want to beat me right now for still not having read this one, and re-reading these recommendations, I wanna kick my own butt, too!! WOW, how could I delay these any longer? ;) Check out what Lili said: “Can’t believe you haven’t read Fighting Destiny yet!! Shame on you Maryse! (Just kidding. :D ) But seriously, READ IT!! It’s sooooo good.” and Rebecka loves it! “Another that stays in my thoughts…Escaping Destiny by Amelia Hutchins….Abdolutely lovin this whole series!!” and Jamie, too: “This series is fantastic and one of my favs! Anyone who hasn’t read should buy right now. Amelia Hutchins is awesome!” Kristina compares it to some of my FAVS! “Synthia &amp; Ryder are quick becoming one of my fave paranormal couples up there with Mac/Barrons &amp; Kat/Bones :) ” and Cynthia says: “I have just finished the third instalment of the fae chronicles couldn’t put them down from book 1. I think it has got to be one of the most amazing series of books I have read yet. It has everything EVERYTHING and more you could possibly want and has left me wanting book number 4 badly. Such a fantastic series the author has just outdid herself with these amazing books I just hope book 4 will be just as amazing. It’s one that you should definitely drop the book your reading now and one click. I think I have developed a girl crush on synthia maybe just a little…. I can’t even compare it to anything I have read before the characters and their relationships with each other forever changing and so complex and all thehot steamy scenes thrown in for good measure. Think that it’s one that you should consider I hope that you love it and the characters as much as I have and do. Think I might go start book 1 again….. —> Here is The Fae Chronicles Series Reading Order READ!!! My Book Review

The Mystic Series Set: Books 1-3 by B.C. Burgess <— PARANORMAL ROMANCE ALERT!! I’m hearing the ULTIMATE in a paranormal romance/urban fantasy series. Sherry says: “Read Descension by B.C.Burgess. Made me bawl like a baby. Box of tissue bawl!!!” <— YES PLEASE!!! :D and Jodi agrees: “Love the epic Mystic Series by B C Burgess - book 4 has just been released! Full of magic and intrigue – start with book 1 – Descension.” and Aimee loved it, too: “Finished ‘Descension’ by B.C. Burgess last night and have to say I was surprised at how quickly it drew me into the story. Appears to have at least 4 books in the series and all of them are rated 4.5 stars or better. The story starts out with a girl, Layla, who discovers a secret her mother kept from her until her mother’s death; she was a adopted. She is left clues that lead her to a small town in Portland, Oregon to visit a coffee shop – Cinnia Cannon Cafe to ‘try the best coffee there is.’ In comes Quinn, who happens to know who she is and why she is there. Secrets, villains, sole mates – Oh MY! Although the book left you wondering what’s next, the ending was well done and left the opening for more. Would definitely recommend if you are a lover of paranormal.”

First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson Book 1) by Darynda Jones <— SEXY ALPHA PARANORMAL BAD BOY ALERT!!! I’m hearing this is one of the best funny/sexy paranormal/urban fantasy series EVER!! This has been on my list since back in 2011, and STILL to this day, the ENTIRE series comes highly recommended! Susan says: “Amazingly fun and intriguing, I thought ahh another supernatural series, I’ll give it a try… omg I wasn’t prepared for the complete and total awesomeness this series is. Its SOOO funny, has such a great story, characters, plot, intrigue and sexiness that is Reyes  yumm,! The most bad boy in alpha maleness .seriously  the son of satan! He’s met his match! I laughed, even had tears…. the characters and heart are sooo close…. and the story line is just…. unstoppable! Love it! Can’t wait for more from Darrynda Jones!” and Katie says: “Love love love these books.  Especially since it is book number 6 and she is still keeping the series going well.  It isn’t the same thing over and over like some series can become.” How can I possibly resist this one any longer!!??? Here is the Charley Davidson Series Reading Order

The Bastard (Baddest Boys in History Book 1) by Inez Kelly <— BDB-FEEL ALERT!!! Well… someone used a magic word with me, for this one. And that is “BDB-feel”. Michelle loved it: “Just finished The Bastard.  It’s a great start to a new series by Inez Kelley.  It definitely had that Black Dagger Brotherhood feel with a little Lords Of Deliverance, Fallen Angels, and Lords Of The Underworld series feel as well.  I really like that Kelley has taken figures from history that we should despise but makes us see the men and their stories.  These alphas are going to be all kinds of fun to get to know!  I will absolutely be buying the next book. :D ” and  Fabi says: “I read The Bastard last week and also thought it was really good.  I’ve been shying away from the supernatural books but this one is good.  Can’t wait for the next one.”

The Rosie Project: A Novel by Graeme Simsion <— COMEDY-ROMANCE ALERT!! I hear it’s HILARIOUS, and perfect for a palette-cleanser! Kristen says: “I cannot recommend The Rosie Project enough! Although I love stories riddled with angst and steam, sometimes I just need a break from the roller coaster yah know? :)  This book is every bit a satisfying as a bad boy/tear jerker/love triangle, but in a superbly written and refreshingly different way. This should be your next read when you’re craving something different and need a palate cleanser!” and Michelle agrees: “I second the praise for The Rosie Project. I love the drama & angst right sling with all of you, but in between I need some humor or just plain ole’ snarky or something. This fit the bill. If you read the sample &amp; aren’t hooked, I’d be surprised. I seriously peed myself reading the totally new take on romantic comedy. One of my faves this year, so far, and I’m typically a alpha male, biker, rocker, good chemistry girl.. But this worked for me.READ!! My Book Review

Somebody Like You: A Novel by Beth K. Vogt <— DECEASED MILITARY HERO ALERT!!! And then… while she’s mourning her deceased soldier husband, she suddenly comes face to face with his estranged twin… *gasp* RIGHT!!??? The cover doesn’t do much for me, but with that blurb, and those great-looking reviews already, I think this one might really do something to my heart!

Liberating Lacey by Anne Calhoun <— SHE’S OLDER THAN HIM ALERT!! Not hugely popular, but adamantly recommended by those that have read it. Rebecca says: “Absolutely loved, and He is the sexiest Cop I’ve ever read in a book. And the Uniform and the Handcuffs do make an appearance in some of the sexiest sex scenes that I’ve ever read! Very well written too, there is a Lot of emotional depth to these characters, a lot of Angst, and I felt a very real and honest depiction of feelings.” and Kim, too: “…she knows what she wants unti he shows her more might be possible, in a hot alpha cop kinda way, and she might make him want more too.  Sooo good,” and Stacey recommends it, too: “I have a rec. for a very nice, very sweet, very hot, very non wordy romance!  Liberating Lacey by Anne Calhoun.  This was just a very character driven book, no outside drama, just two people falling in love.  Did I mention it is very hot!?READ!! My Book Review

Broken Pieces by Riley Hart <— INTENSE M/M ROMANCE ALERT!! I really enjoyed another book by this author and can’t help but want to read THIS one. There are THREE, telling their story and I hear it gets angsty. “Three men who couldn’t be more different…and yet, as their lives intersect they find an uncommon balance that calms the storms inside each of them, and ignites fires hotter than they ever thought imaginable.“ Jeanie loved it: “Broken Pieces by Riley Hart is sooo good too!  It doesn’t end with a cliffhanger but there is a part 2 (continuation) in the works.” Melinda, too: “Broken Pieces was SO good. OMG. Highly recommend.” and Jill says a key-word! “I’m 60% into Broken Pieces by Riley Hart (m/m/m) and basically all of the men – two of them especially – fit your description of a ‘hermit’. They all have dark backgrounds and are closed off emotionally and are struggling to open up to the ones they hold close or want to hold close.” <— OH YES! SOLD!!!!

Hot Head by Damon Suede <— <— SUPER-STEAMY M/M ROMANCE ALERT!! SO many in our M/M-loving group appear to L-O-V-E this one!!! Raelene recommends it! “”Hot Head”  by Damon Suede is SOOOOooo hot and a gorgeous love story! Read it now!” “Since 9/11, Brooklyn firefighter Griff Muir has wrestled with impossible feelings for his best friend and partner at Ladder 181, Dante Anastagio. Unfortunately, Dante is strictly a ladies’ man, and the FDNY isn’t exactly gay-friendly. For ten years, Griff has hidden his heart in a half-life of public heroics and private anguish.

Faith & Fidelity (Faith, Love and Devotion) by Tere Michaels <— M/M ROMANCE FOR NEWBIES ALERT!! Yet another m/m romance that is calling me like crazy and that also seems to have our fellow readers falling head-over-heels. I hear this one is GREAT for m/m newbies (kind of like me, although I can take it… LOL!), but I hear it’s more romance and extreme emotional connection.

Just a few other books on my TBR list (new-ish to me, but these sound SO good and suit all of my reading-moods. This list could easily be another 30 books ;) ):

  • Room 212 by Kate Stewart <— my reading buddy Amy LOVED it, saying: “Room 212. Oh wow. It’s sooo much more than what the blurb shows. The only thing I can compare the feels to is Avoiding Commitment but not as angsty and – obviously – a different storyline. This was a 4.5 pushing 5 star for me. And I don’t throw 5 stars around often. ;) READ!! My Book Review
  • Trapped by Beverley Kendall <— broke her heart, left her pregnant and eventually comes back to be a father to his child… (no real recs on this one yet, but it’s calling me).
  • Still Missing by Chevy Stevens <— not romance but definitely kidnappy-scary sounding! Almost 1000 reviews and they are GOOD! So many 5-stars! READ!! My Book Review
  • Move the Sun (Signal Bend Series Book 1) by Susan Fanetti <— I keep hearing how awesome this ENTIRE (and complete) MC biker series is. Jeanie says: “Susan Fanetti’s Signal Bend series is awesome! LOVED Behold The Stars – it’s my favorite of the series.  :)” and Sasha, too! “Thanks to whoever recommended Susan Fanetti’s series. Isaac is my first ever biker book boyfriend!! Am already starting book 3. The books have a Kristen Ashley vibe”
  • Sweet Destruction by Paige Weaver <— hearing verrrrry bad boy angsty!!! “He was a criminal. A thief. He brought hell and damnation with him wherever he went. He hurt and destroyed. He took and gave nothing in return. He was heartache and despair wrapped up in a perfect gorgeous package. Fast cars and fast women were his hobbies. His vices. But he had many. I was one of them.
  • Sound Advice (Sensations Collection Book 1) by L.B. Dunbar <— By the blurb, gives me that Kristen Ashley feel… “Calling Jess Carter’s clenched jaw and denim-colored eyes part of his standoffish manner was an understatement. His brooding exterior bordered on being downright rude. From the moment I bumped into him, quite literally, our lives began to intertwine in a way that made me question what I wanted.”
  • Love In Rewind (Audio Fools Book 1) by Tali Alexander <— I’m hearing serious Kristen Ashley feel, and from that blurb, I can imagine it! “But when Louis mysteriously starts pushing Emily away, becoming distant and secretive, she is forced to search for the truth among the lies, scandal and heartbreak of his past that threaten to shatter her world. What she finds out will test the strength of her love and her vows to the man of her dreams.

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Erin M July 13, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Hold up…you haven’t read KA Breathe…read!! Maybe it’s because I love her books…read. I am reading The Promise now…not that far in but as always love it…. READ BOTH!

Jill July 13, 2014 at 8:26 PM

Seriously I’m gonna keep throwing this book at you in hopes that maybe one day it’ll make you top 30 tbr list, but Try (m/m) by Ella Frank should be somewhere on your list! :) Great writing, witty and sexy dialogue, and two hot alpha males! They both start out thinking it’ll just be a little fun – Logan with teaching a ‘straight’ man some things ;) and Tate experimenting – but of course things never go as you think they will! The second book Take just came out and it was just as good as the first! Anyway, maybe it can make your top 50 tbr list? ;)

Maryse July 13, 2014 at 8:26 PM

I know right!!?? CRAZY!!! Especially that I love that series, and I couldn’t WAIT to here about the librarian and the gorgeous alpha-cop (considering how that one book ended) so the fact that I haven’t read it yet? *slaps hands* BAD MARYSE!!! :P

Maryse July 13, 2014 at 8:27 PM



*rubs head* :P Er… thanks Jill!!! LOL! I’ll definitely take a look! ;)

Cindy July 13, 2014 at 8:35 PM

Coming Home…. Good choice!!! ….I also have to mention that I devoured the entire Kathleen Turner series… Each book gets better and better and builds. (And she gets herself into quite the situations) The two leading men are OMG wow! Enjoy your summer reads :)

Cindy July 13, 2014 at 8:37 PM

…ps great TBR list! Eversea looks good.

Jeanie V. July 13, 2014 at 8:41 PM

I’ve read 6 books on your list (Bastian’s Storm, Lock & Key, The Fault In Our Stars, Accidentally On Purpose, Broken Pieces & Move The Sun, who has Isaac who is my favorite book biker boyfriend ever lol!). You can’t go wrong with any – it’s just whatever you’re in the mood for. :)

Bastian’s Storm was the latest one I read and ohemgee, Bastian AND Evan are in the book!!! Unbeloved is next for me but I’m scared to start it too!

Katherine July 13, 2014 at 8:42 PM

Out of all those books I would definitely say read The Fault in Our Stars first! I was scared to read it and now can’t believe it took me so long to read it! Enjoy!

Lisa K. July 13, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Monster in His Eyes was AMAZEBALLS!!!! The second book is supposed to be coming out this fall and I hope it does!! I felt like it was forever for Sempre Redemption to be published (though COMPLETELY worth the wait!!) Happy reading!!

Jill July 13, 2014 at 8:52 PM

Lol!!! Okay… next time I’ll just toss it lightly towards you. ;)

Maryse July 13, 2014 at 9:07 PM

LOL!!!! I’m reeeeeallly bad at catch, but a toss will work just perfect! ;)

Maryse July 13, 2014 at 9:08 PM

Oh I am SO excited! You guys’s feedback is really helpful!!! (LOL! I said “guy’s'”) *snort* That’s bad. :P

Aly Martinez July 13, 2014 at 9:37 PM

MARYSE!!! I absolutely can NOT believe you have not read Accidentally on Purpose yet. One of my top 10 favorite books….EVER! Seriously so freaking amazing. And while it’s a series, the second book is different characters. READ IT. Like now. It’s angsty and funny, you will throw your kindle at least twelve times (buy a good case before you read) EEEEKKKKK!! <3

Amy July 13, 2014 at 9:43 PM

Um, did you take a snapshot of *my* iPad? ‘Cause that list sure looks a lot like mine. ;)

I can’t wait for Ugly Love! I plan on starting Trapped soon (*plan* being the operative word – I’m already ducking from the peanut gallery), and I’ll let you know what I think. Because my opinion is so vital around here, right? *snort* *ducking again* :P

Oh, and “you guys’s”? Yeah, your Book Dom called again…he’s bringing in his buddy, the Grammar Dom. *snicker*

Lynne July 13, 2014 at 10:06 PM

PLEASE don’t forget Rough Canvas by Joey Hill. It used to be on your list. She’s my All Time Favorite author :)

Kate July 13, 2014 at 10:11 PM

I just finished Trapped and its so good. You find yourself really rooting for the two of them. Its a better read if you read the prequel novella first, The Trap.

bev July 13, 2014 at 10:14 PM

A lot of these are on my own tbr so looking forward to your upcoming reviews to help me decide myself.
I’ve put Promise down for now, but adore Chace and Faye. First Grave on the Right is really funny. Some how I read the second and not the first faith and fidelity book. Still it was a good read. Bastian’s storm I liked but not like the first.
Right now I’m reading Ruined by Tracy Wolff. 67% in and really digging it. Not a bok daze but a good solid read. First person and I like the heroines voice a lot. Apparently ends on a doozy of a cliff hanger and the conclusion is out Tuesday. Maybe that one will bump it up that notch into the daze.
Ok so have to mention this one. Written in Red by Anne Bishop. This was a book daze. Do you ever feel like a part of you was left and is still living in the book? That was this one for me for a couple weeks after. So if feeling paranormal maybe look it up. Ok done with my ramble.

Andee July 13, 2014 at 10:21 PM

OMG – Now I have sooooo much more reading to do!! Monster in his eyes was AWESOME, BUT there is a second book coming out in September so if you hate waiting, then you should wait. The AOP series was really good too… I had a few late nights with that series. ;)

Thanks for your TBR list… I just added quite a few to mine, thanks to you!

Maryse July 13, 2014 at 11:00 PM

LOL Amy you just killed me!! That was priceless. The grammar Dom. Better than the grammer police. Wait. Both are pretty sexy. *snort* :P

Maryse July 13, 2014 at 11:01 PM

I’m on it, Aly!! I’ll tether my iPad to my wrist. That should help. ;)

Tessa July 13, 2014 at 11:01 PM

OMG you have so many goodies in here. Accidently on Purpose was good, Monster in his Eyes was a definite mind trip, and First Grave on the Right makes me grin. However, read Fae Chronicles. It is that good! Oh, and put Fallen Crest High back on here! Free and just that good of a story.

Maryse July 13, 2014 at 11:03 PM

Bev oooooooh! I’m always looking to be in a book daze. I’m putting your suggestion in! :D

Tessa July 13, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Oh and Up in the Air. You must read the ultimate Dom that made Christian Grey seem weak and whiny. :-P

Jennifer July 14, 2014 at 1:04 AM

Heat looks intriguing…on my list now. Currently reading scoring wilder…great, fun read, enjoying it.Bullet to the Heart GREAT BOOK! Kick a$$ heroine great story…Fighting Destiny, First Grave on the Left…great books! Get on them! hot Head was good as well…happy reading!

vicky July 14, 2014 at 7:02 AM

You HAVE to read Liberating Lacy. It is SO good! I add my vote to moving that up your list. I’ve actually read it several times!

Missy July 14, 2014 at 8:03 AM

Fighting-Destiny-The-Fae-Chronicles – was really good series! This is a must read.

Don’t bother with Letters Home it was horrible.

Peju Garraway July 14, 2014 at 8:24 AM

Great TBR list! Just finished reading Trapped started a little slow but I couldn’t put It down and once it got started I loved it, a great read!

Drea July 14, 2014 at 8:32 AM

You MUST read Frenched and Sweet Destruction!!!! Paige Weaver’s books are awesome, and I actually cried during Frenched.

Ashley July 14, 2014 at 9:33 AM

Oh Maryse…you certainly have a LOT of great reading to do!! Frenched was awesome, Breathe (of course KA is always amazing), Monster in his Eyes (start here is my rec.) AND Unbeloved….oh geez I cried for these people. You are also inspiring me to go back through my TBR list as well as I think some of mine is ‘lost’ in there as well. I had mixed feelings about the Consumed series that I will share after you have read.

Michelle July 14, 2014 at 9:34 AM

Oh. Em. Gee. Cannot believe The Fae Chronicles is sitting on your Kindle untouched. The horror!!! I know, I know… you’re worried it’s too paranormal and “fae” and you need to be in the mood for that…. I am here to tell you it is absolutely NOT… the over-the-top hot-hot chemistry and fantastic dialogue is what I loved about this series. Yes, it has the fantasy element, but who cares? How else could these characters be as wicked as they are? Great story. One fantastic hot-as-heck alpha male. Do it. Do it. Do it. Can’t wait to hear if you liked it as much as I did.

Michelle July 14, 2014 at 9:43 AM

And next on THAT list I would recommend The Rosie Project. So dang funny. But I was invested 100% in the outcome and fell in love with the characters, so I read it without stopping. I could not finish First Grave on the Right… can’t remember a thing about the chapters I did read. ??? Eversea was okay for me… just ok. And instead of Breathe, by KA, I would read Play it Safe – it’s a complete stand alone and I would reread that one… if you’re in a mood of KA… my two-and-a-half-cents :-) .

Maryse July 14, 2014 at 10:06 AM

I love ALL of your two-and-a-half-cents. You guys are really helping me choose. :D For the vast majority of this list, I think can’t go wrong. ;)

Keep ‘em coming! :D

jen July 14, 2014 at 10:10 AM

If you enjoy a mind trip, Shari Ryan’s the Schasm series book 1 and 2 are out, and book 3 is coming out at the end of this month. Will have your mind spinning in all the good ways.

Michelle July 14, 2014 at 10:20 AM

Jill, YES YES YES… I agree… Ella Frank’s Try and the follow up Take are must reads if you are in the mood for steamy hot romance. And I figured out why two guys could make me so over-heated…. because if one super hot guy in a book can do it for me, then two will just me double the heat… and sure enough, it does. Don’t miss a “heroine” at all. They are extremely hot romances. Loved these books.

Candy July 14, 2014 at 11:58 AM

HOW HAVE YOU NOT READ BREATHE???!!?! Oh my god, so amazingly good! You also HAVE to read Coming Home (absolutely amazing!) and Monster In His Eyes. Both are sooooo good! Seriously. Drop whatever you’re doing and read these three books ASAP!

Rebecka July 14, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Ok Maryse I won’t kick your butt for STILL not reading the FREAKING FANTASTIC FAE CHRONICLES. Only cause I’d have to kick my own since I have so many great reads still on my TBR too (he he)….. BUT……. for just the fact that Ryder is freaking HOT as HELL and that there is an OPI factory involved.
I can’t say more with out spoiling it……S’All I’m gonna say.

Georgia July 14, 2014 at 12:48 PM

BREATHE is an awesome read … and Kristen knows how to do it best. It falls in line with the rest of the series. You’ll love it. Just started Bullet to the Heart and it already has me pulled in that I stopped reading another book it is absolutely amazing… Enjoy!

Grey July 14, 2014 at 1:36 PM

Ohhh! Fighting Destiny, definitely gets my vote for what should be your first pick!! Mmm, that Ryder, he can … rats, I can’t say anything else here or I’d spoil it for you! However, he’s right up there with V and Barrons as one of my favorite supernatural beings…

Bastian’s Storm was a really good one too! Made me hold my breath, barely put it down!

Monster in His Eyes is next in my queue…

Michelle July 14, 2014 at 2:34 PM

I’ve lost count of how many people said Fae Chronicles should be at the TOP of that list…. so have we convinced you? And to all my fellow readers who loved it, have you read the Black Swan series? Rammel Hawking is now one of my “favorite supernatural beings” as Grey put it!!! Wowza. Have a stupid grin on my face just writing his name.

Ana July 14, 2014 at 2:35 PM

I have a few of these books on my TBR! But out of this list I have read Frenched (very recently), Accidentally on Purpose (a while back) and Eversea (about a month or so ago) and I LOVED all of them! Frenched was sweet, funny and steamy, AOP was angsty and crazy and will leave you guessing until the end, and Eversea is lovely, not much steam but just enough and I love the Actor/Famous Rockstars with “normal girl” romances!! I recommend them all!! :)

bev July 14, 2014 at 4:03 PM

I love how excited everyone is and passionate about the books. Since I have a lot of these makes me happy to think I have such good reads ahead of me. Please let us know which one you choose to read.

Nasha Lama July 14, 2014 at 4:12 PM

Evesea is GOOD!

Nasha Lama July 14, 2014 at 4:24 PM

Eversea is SO GOOD! I LOVED IT!!! <3

Fabi July 14, 2014 at 5:04 PM

There are so many great ones on your list that mine just expanded. Ha! It’s like gaining weight by watching someone else eat chocolate.

But I gotta tell you, I’m putting everything else on hold, even the one I’m currently reading because today is the day. I’ve been holding my breath for this one.

Released today – Word Play. Its $0.99 on Amazon.

I hope it’s as good as I think it will be. I’ve built it up so much in my mind waiting for it. :-)

Lisa Wilhelm July 14, 2014 at 6:02 PM

EVERSEA!!!! One of my absolute favorites!!! Perfect for summer!!!

Rebecka July 14, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Michelle- Thanks for the recommend on Black Swan Series. Haven’t read that one yet!!

Amelia Hutchins has a new book coming out….Darkest Before Dawn supposed to be this summer according to her news letter and the blurb Sweet Mother of God….talk about WOWZA. She also stated there will be spin offs too for the men of the Fae Chronicles.

Sasha July 14, 2014 at 9:08 PM

Have you read ‘All of Me’ by Gina Sorelle??!!?!! OMG that book snapped me out of my reading funk…. Gorgeous tortured uptight police officer hero, and a heroine that didn’t piss me off, for once! Angst, tenderness and drama…. I liked the story so much that I’ve already re-read it!
Would love some recommendations on similar storylines, if anyone has read this…


Michelle M July 14, 2014 at 10:33 PM

Maryse ~ Move that Fae Chronicles right on up to the top of your list. Each book in that series just gets better and better. Ryder is seriously H-O-T. Then follow those books with Bullet To The Heart because it has a seriously kick ass heroine. Then follow that with Breath just because I can’t believe you haven’t read Faye and Chace’s story yet and you’ll need something sweet about now. Then you can dive right in to Bastian’s Storm and enjoy all that is Bastian AND Evan. Then try out The Bastard, you already know I loved it. :-) I’m going to borrow a few from your list to add to me ever-growing TBR list, including Monster In His Eyes and Years. Thanks for sharing!

Lee C July 15, 2014 at 12:54 AM

1st. OMFG OMFG .. i can NOT believe you havent read Breathe by KA.. WTH Maryse?? STOP doin whatever you are doin an get crankyy!!! Chase is OMG .. yummy cop!! and Holy Avengers i would chase him Forever!!!!!!! we even get a few members of Rock chick gang there.. say WHAT ?? yess GOO!!! :D :D :D

2nd.. OMG OMG OMG oh EHMMM geeeee!! you have LOVE IN REWIND there!!! ARGHHH!! i have been stalking you to read it sinceee fooo-EVAA.. ( white lie because it went live -2months ago.. but it feels like forever) ..this book is AWESOMESAUCE!! and the clinky links LAAWWD.. you click and you hear the song THERE in the middle of the book.. <3 <3
you MUST meet LOUIS BRUEL..because sweet lord baby jesus that man is sex on legs!!! Holy THOR this book is HOTTT AS ALL HELLLL!!!!
like my fellow LiR reader said in her review.. "who needs a Red Room when you can have an "indoor treehouse"
in the VERY end.. YOU will say i know the end and BAAM 7.21 babyyy!!!

thanks for sharing added 4 to my own TBr!! :*

Shawna July 15, 2014 at 1:10 AM

You must read the FAE Chronicles!!!! The series is so good and you will not be able to put it down! The Afterlife series is also amazing, not on you list but it should be. A quick read and full of angst is Accidentally on Purpose. You will not be disappointed! My all time favorite series is Undeniable, however although the 4th book is a must read, it wasn’t as good as the others.

Laura July 15, 2014 at 3:14 AM

Ok just finished the bastard and freaking loved it!! Total bdb feel (which I usually shy away from cause nothing beats bdb) BUT it was so good it’s like bdb but it’s not does that make sense? Lol anyways u should all read it I cannot wait for the next installment! I has all the same sort of characters as bdb but they are their own in their own way like there’s a v – computer tech, a rhage – ahem manwhore lol and also maryse there is a z!! – broody and weird in his ways oh just please read it it’s so good!!

vicci July 15, 2014 at 5:44 AM

“you’ve gotta read Saving Abel, by Gina Whitney. It’s a BDSM rock romance and hot hot hot, honestly he’s one to get your pulse racing and sure to make your panties combust ;)

Marcia July 15, 2014 at 10:25 AM

I just finished Lock & Key and it was good! Thank you for sharing your TBR Maryse. I always find gems!

Tali Alexander July 15, 2014 at 1:40 PM

Hi Maryse, thank you for including LOVE IN REWIND on your TBR list… Can’t wait for you to read it. You put a big smile on my face :)

Many Thanks

Mariann July 15, 2014 at 2:03 PM

You gotta read Love in Rewind by Tali Alexander! What an amazing read!! I couldn’t put it down!! Oh and Louis…OMG HE IS HOT!! 7-21!!!

Julie July 15, 2014 at 2:43 PM

OMG you have to read Eversea and Forever,Jack!!!

Amber S July 15, 2014 at 2:49 PM

I read Love in Rewind and loved it! I would go with that book!!

Fabi July 15, 2014 at 3:51 PM

My mouth is just hanging wide open here with so many recommendations to books that are not even on my huge TBR list yet. I’m paralysed with the huge amount of choices and want to start them all at the same time.

Cheryl July 15, 2014 at 5:28 PM

Can’t wait for Ugly Love. Trapped looks good. Maybe I need to try Accidentally On Purpose again-stopped reading it before. Three books about marriages going bad, but sound good, hmmm…. God Shaped Hole scares me too, may have to wait for your review.

Looking at reviews had questions about these 2 books:
Bullet to the Heart- book 2 is about different characters??
Love In Rewind says it is book 1- ?cliffhanger or book 2 about different characters??

Was just on a sports theme read-a-thon- True Love Trilogy by Harper Bentley, The Winning Season and Catching Heat by Alison Packard. Enjoyable! ;)

Thanks for sharing your TBR list!!

MichelleS July 15, 2014 at 6:48 PM

Laura, I wasn’t going to read The Bastard, but with that endorsement, I might just put it on my TBR list… a BDB feel? You mentioned V, Z, and Rhage in one review, so I’m gonna give you props for that – cause those are my favorite guys… so I am trusting in you. So, I go look it up on Amazon, and there are several books with that title (figures…) is the one by Inez Kelley?

Maryse July 15, 2014 at 7:09 PM

Michelle, it’s linked up there in my TBR list… one of the books I want to read badly (because of the whole BDB-feel). I hope that helps!! I can’t wait to try it!

MichelleS July 15, 2014 at 8:56 PM

UPDATE on The Bastard, Maryse…. I went to buy it and amazon tells me I purchased it on May 31st (what the?)… so…. I do the searchy-thingy on my kindle, and, low-and-behold… there it is… apparently I read 13% of it and stopped… so there you go…. trying like heck to figure out what it was about. Does it get better because I am having a dementia moment and can’t remember a thing. I’m going to try and tackle it tonight, but I’m here perusing your website, so I must not be too excited about it….

Brenda Cody July 16, 2014 at 9:53 AM

So many books to read and so little time… May I recommend Evan Tyler’s “A Happy Accident” and “Block 24″. Also – all books by Jillian Dodd, especially the Keatyn Chronicles – they are a terrific summer read. Love your blog! I can’t wait for the release of Halle’s “Dust to Dust”, but I am ok with the delay, I don’t want EIT to end – love, love, love Dex & Perry!

Sorry one last recommendation – all Kendall Grey books! They are feckin’ awesome! I am reading “Hot Blooded” right now.

Laura July 16, 2014 at 4:20 PM

Oh Michelle keep going to help – their boss sela is kinda the bdb equivalent of scribe virgin/wrath but better then the scribe virgin and basically sela is an angel and has been givin the power to bring back to life certain warriors to help fight the battle against I guess u would say satan cause he totally wants into heaven so she decides to pick not the honorable warriors but the like dirtiest of fighters but also this other angel names Michael has also been given the same thing and he’s chose all the goodie to shoes and sela hates him cause he thinks he’s all that and stuff so that’s kinda the low down but at the start it’s a bit confusing cause the don’t really know what’s going on but it does explain it more and u get the hang of it I hope I haven’t given away anything to spoilerish ….. No don’t think I have but honestly keep with it it’s well worth it I’m a big bdb fan and these are the closest to that I’ve found!!

liz July 23, 2014 at 11:40 PM

i just finished Bang the black lotus book #1by E.K. Blair, this book was freaking awesome!!!! it was an emotional book and of course it ends with a cliff hanger. i cant wait for the second book. it had romance, extreme tragedies. vengeance, heart breaks, and definitely wild sex

Stacey Grice July 24, 2014 at 1:13 AM

Maryse, I would love if Totaled made it onto your TBR list. It is getting great reviews but I would love your opinion. <3

Lisa July 26, 2014 at 4:36 AM

I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, The Charley Davidson books! I’ve read them all! I’m trying to find more books like it. These books had EVERYTHING! A gal would want! Now my only prob is I can’t get into any other books!
I’ve already read… 1.Vampire Academy series, 2.Mortal Instruments series, 3.The Twilight series, 4.Divergent series, 5.Shadow Falls series, 6.Lux series (CANT WAIT FOR BOOK FIVE), 7.Revenants series (FABULOUS SERIES not YA), 8.Heart of Stone series (SEXY not YA), 9.All Souls Series (HAS EVERYTHING not YA)
I’m 36 and would love a lil more romance in my books! All the books I end up reading are Y.A. With the exception of the last 3 I listed! I feel like I have readers block! LOL…
I reall don’t know what to read next! Nothing is goons be as good as the Charley Davidson series or any of my list of books ya or not!
I love the story line of the ya books that I listed but I can’t find the same storyline in an adult book with more romance! I don’t want a book just about sex….just a lil romance!
So if ya know of any adult version of these kinds of books, PLEASE LET ME KNOW. I would greatly appreciate it!

Lisa July 27, 2014 at 7:06 PM

Please help!

Lisa July 27, 2014 at 7:07 PM

Forgot to leave my e-mail address!

bev July 27, 2014 at 11:41 PM

ok so for humor I really liked Katie McAlister’s Aisling Grey series. One of my favorite side kicks ever. I just read the first of Kresley Cole’s paranormal series. I really liked it and plan on going on with it. JC Daniel’s has three out in a series. I’ve read the first two and enjoyed them. Mercy Thompson series I highly rec, I love Mercy as a heroine. With the Daniel & Briggs’ books I do want to give a trigger warning as the heroines are raped during the series.
oh oh if haven’t you have to read the Fever series.
Anne Bishop’s the others novels highly rec also. The first Written in Red was so so good. I haven’t read them yet but if on this blog you know the Experiment in Terror series is well loved. I have most of them just have to start. Another one I have heard great things about is Stacia Kane’s Downsider series. I plan at some point to read these. People seem to love Terrible, the hero though different than the usual.

Lisa August 12, 2014 at 5:31 AM

Thank-You so much for pointing me in the right direction! Now I have a lot of reading to do!! Right now I’m reading The Premonition Series by Amy Bartol. There are four books in the series, I’m on the second book and so far so good!
I was wondering if you or anyone else has read the Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon? It sounds like a heavy read but the other night I watch the first episode on TV and I was hooked! I didn’t even know it was made into a TV Series!!! Anyway after watching the show I was wondering if the books where as good. Please let me know!
And Thank-You so much for the list sounds like they are just what I was looking for!!

Ashley August 12, 2014 at 1:14 PM

Lisa ~ I am halfway through the 5th book in the Outlander series and am in LOVE with these characters! Claire and Jamie I believe are two of my all-time favorite book characters almost surpassing Elizabeth Bennett & Mr. Darcy which I never thought anyone would do that in my estimation :) The books are long and some of the content is very detailed so I had to read a little slower than I normally do but it is well worth it. There is a little bit of everything for everyone in this series.

Blythe Kuykendall August 17, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Finding Solace and Fearing Regret both by Barbara Speak! They are like no other book I read and I LOVE them. I think you would really enjoy them!

Ashley S. September 4, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Maryse and all of the Ladies – you should add Silent Whisper by Andrea Smith to the top of your lists! It is an erotic/paranormal book with a really unique storyline. Also has lots of twists and turns – a great read you will not be disappointed with!

Lynne September 6, 2014 at 9:00 PM

PLEASE don’t forget about Rough Canvas by Joey Hill!!! I know it was on your TBR list a while ago. If you read it & don’t like it, I won’t bother you any more, lol. This is an M/M book that is just so Beautiful. Please read it & give Joey a chance, I just know she will become a favorite author & the good news is that she has so many books that are already out!!

Sandi October 30, 2014 at 10:16 PM

I love, love, love the charley davidson series, so funny and Reyes Farrow? Yum!! If you loved the Lux series then you’ll probably love the covenant series by Armentrout as well. It’s YA, but so good!

Jennifer November 18, 2014 at 12:32 AM

I recommend reading The Dark Heroine. I stayed up until 3 in the morning, just to wake up at 7 in the morning to finish it. It was intense. Really loved it!

Maria November 21, 2014 at 12:47 PM

I recommend the Team Red series from T. Hammond. Very unique, funny and sexy story. The fifth book Blind Rage (this one is a novella though) was just released. The first book in the series Blind Seduction is available for free right now. Totally in love with this series, can’t wait for the last book release date May 2015.

Maria November 21, 2014 at 4:36 PM

Sorry about a mistake, Blind Rage is the fourth book of the series and Blind Sided is the fifth book (novella). My bad :(

Robin January 22, 2015 at 5:35 PM

Oh my goodness! Maryse I just read Love In Rewind by Tali Alexander! You need to move this up on your TBR. I LOVED It! I’m on a total book hangover right now!!!

Joanne 112 January 27, 2015 at 4:05 PM

I have read “Years” by LaVyrle Spencer about 20 years ago. That book still pops into my head ever so often. The story takes place in the 1800′s in the Dakotas. I have read many of her books, but this and Morning Glory were my favorites.

Heidi July 30, 2015 at 5:23 PM

Please please update your TBR list! This is from last year. Thanks, Maryse! Reading Jezebel now. It’s beyond AWESOME!!!!!!!!

Maryse July 30, 2015 at 9:01 PM
Heidi July 31, 2015 at 5:08 AM

Thank you!!!! You have the BEST book review blog out there! And your team of readers are FANTASTIC! Whenever I am in a book slump, I know I can just come to your blog and WHAM…..the book reviews and excitement that goes into the reviews are amazing!

Thank you again, Maryse!

Maryse July 31, 2015 at 11:31 AM

YAY!! I’m so happy you like it here, Heidi. You just made me day! :D

Chrissy October 12, 2015 at 1:19 PM

OMG! I have to agree with you 100% Maryse. Heat by r Lee Smith is
sooo good and cannot find anything like it. It is a long book and it is not for everyone! but I loved it. I seriously could not put it down. I wonder because of the way it ended if there will be a second book? R Lee Smith is an amazing author I am reading a book now by him called The The last hour of Gann, not alot of sexual content like Heat by a great story. :)

fabi October 12, 2015 at 6:46 PM

I read Heat and have had The Last Hour of Gann on my tbr forever…thanks for the reminder.

Ana Liaci October 22, 2015 at 12:25 PM

Broken Pieces by Riley Hart is so good that I wish I hadn’t already read it so I could read it again for the first time. Beautiful story, nothing like it from any other m/m books I’ve read.

Fabi October 22, 2015 at 12:44 PM

Thank you Ana. I’m always on the lookout for good m/m books.

SweetT November 8, 2015 at 1:50 AM

I agree with Chrissy. Heat is not for everyone (may have triggers for some), but I loved it!! I hope there will be a sequel. So many things I wanna know about the characters after it ended…although, it doesn’t end in a cliffhanger (for those who hate them like I do LOL). Also, Chrissy, The Last Hour of Gann is phenomenal! It’s more of scifi with a romance in it, but that book made me bawl with sadness, scream with anger, and so many other emotions I couldn’t stop reading even though it was very long book. The characters were so well-developed. I would love a sequel for that one too even though it had an air of finality to it.

Skye Warren March 16, 2016 at 10:14 AM

Years is good but Morning Glory by Spencer is my favorite book ever. Ex-con, reclusive woman, marriage of convenience, so epic!!

Liberating Lacey is definitely worth a read too <3 And Uncommon Passion by Calhoun also with a cop hero and a girl who's left a commune.

Marci Ayres March 25, 2016 at 9:56 AM

I just finished this series and wanted to recommend it to you. I love your site and use it to find other books to read, as well as making sure I am reading a series in the correct order. This series is a cross between Stephanie Plum and Mercy Thompson. It is a great series.

Marci Ayres March 25, 2016 at 9:57 AM

I just finished this series and wanted to recommend it to you. I love your site and use it to find other books to read, as well as making sure I am reading a series in the correct order. This series is a cross between Stephanie Plum and Mercy Thompson. It is a great series.

It is the Charley Davidson series.

Fabi March 25, 2016 at 10:08 AM

Marci, there’s a lot of love around heee for that series.

fiona liston May 4, 2016 at 5:29 PM

Suzanne Halliday – Wilde Sisters Series 3 books AWESOME
Justice Brothers series I can not say enough about these books they truly changed me for life

Sheryl October 19, 2016 at 8:05 PM

The Five Stages of Falling in Love by Rachel Higginson on Kindle for $0.99
5 stars

Patrice Simon January 27, 2017 at 8:00 PM

How do you get so much reading and blogging time in?

Malin March 23, 2017 at 6:18 PM

The Compound series by Melissa Brown. A six star series.

HEIDI SZOCH June 19, 2017 at 10:54 AM


Why is your TBR list from 7/2014? Can you please update this! Thanks so much! I love your website, as I am an avid book worm, but please UPDATE:))))

HEIDI April 4, 2018 at 6:02 AM

Do you have a 2018 TBR List? This one is four years old. Thanks so much!

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