Reader Favorites – Paige’s Top Favorite Books List:

by Maryse on November 14, 2015 · 9 comments

in Book Recommendations

It’s time for a reader favorite’s list and today, Paige is up!She’s been with us since 2014 and is a HUGE Colleen Hoover fan!

Wanna see what other books are her absolute favorites?  She has thirteen favorites she wants to share with us! So many that we absolutely LOVED, and a few that I’ve never heard of but that sound so profound.

She didn’t give us personal details as to why these are her favorites but these little bits from the blurbs make it obvious. And I’ve read and loved so many of ‘em, that I included links to my own reviews next to those I’ve read. :D

1. Undeniable by Madeline Sheehan <— “When she’s a young girl, Eva meets the reason for her existence. Deuce West is the sexy, biker bad-ass of the Hell’s Horsemen Motorcycle Club. Like Eva, he was born and raised in the club—but that’s where the similarities end. Their first meeting is innocent, but as Eva matures into a woman, their chance reunions evolve into a fit of lust and love…” (Maryse’s Book Review)

2. Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover <— She did comment about this one in a past post! “That book bowled me over and I had a book hangover for weeks. I still get misty eyed when I think about it. There was no one in that book I didn’t like which led to it being such a beautifully heartbreaking book.” and “i have a love affair with Maybe Someday. That book blew me away…” (Maryse’s Book Review)

3. The Bronze Horseman (The Bronze Horseman Trilogy Book 1) by Paulina Simons <— “Their world is turned upside down when Hitler’s armies attack Russia and begin their unstoppable blitz to Leningrad. Yet there is light in the darkness. Tatiana meets Alexander, a brave young officer in the Red Army. Strong and self-confident, yet guarding a mysterious and troubled past, he is drawn to Tatiana—and she to him.” (Maryse’s Book Review)

4. Seduction and Snacks (Chocolate Lovers #1) by Tara Sivec <— “With Carter’s undisguised shock at suddenly finding out he has a four-year-old son and Claire’s panic that her stretch marks and slim to none bedroom experience will send the man of her dreams heading for the hills, the pair will do whatever they can to get their happily ever after…” (Maryse’s Book Review)

5. Wallbanger (The Cocktail Series Book 1) by Alice Clayton <— “When the wallbanging threatens to literally bounce her out of bed, Caroline, clad in sexual frustration and a pink baby-doll nightie, confronts her heard-but-never-seen neighbor. Their late-night hallway encounter has…well…mixed results.” (Maryse’s Book Review)

6. Redeeming Love: A Novel by Francine Rivers <— “Sold into prostitution as a child, she survives by keeping her hatred alive. And what she hates most are the men who use her, leaving her empty and dead inside. Then she meets Michael Hosea, a man who seeks his Father’s heart in everything. Michael obeys God’s call to marry Angel and to love her unconditionally. Slowly, day by day, he defies Angel’s every bitter expectation, until despite her resistance, her frozen heart begins to thaw…”

7. Poughkeepsie (The Poughkeepsie Brotherhood Series Book 1) by Debra Anastasia <— “He counts her smiles every day and night at the train station. And morning and evening, the beautiful commuter acknowledges him-just like she does everyone else on the platform. But Blake Hartt is not like the others . . . he’s homeless…” (Maryse’s Book Review)

8. Addicted to You (Addicted Series) by Becca and Krista Ritchie <— “Her compulsion leads her to one-night stands, steamy hookups and events she shamefully regrets. The only person who knows her secret happens to have one of his own. Loren Hale’s best friend is his bottle of bourbon. Lily comes at a close second. For three years, they’ve pretended to be in a real relationship, hiding their addictions from their families. They’ve mastered the art of concealing flasks and random guys that filter in and out of their apartment.” (Maryse’s Book Review)

9. Beyond Shame (Beyond, Book 1) by Kit Rocha <— “The sectors surrounding Eden house the corrupt, the criminal-men like Jasper McCray, bootlegger and cage fighter. Jas clawed his way up from nothing to stand at the right hand of Sector Four’s ruthless leader, and he’ll defend the O’Kane gang with his life. But no fight ever prepared him for the exiled City girl who falls at his feet…” (Maryse’s Book Review)

10. The Immortal Highlander by Karen Marie Moning <— “Adam Black is Trouble with a capital T. Immortal, arrogant, and intensely sensual, he is the consummate seducer, free to roam across time and continents in pursuit of his insatiable desires. That is, until a curse strips him of his immortality and makes him invisible, a cruel fate for so irresistible a man. With his very life at stake, Adam’s only hope for survival is in the hands of the one woman who can actually see him…”

11. The Red Tent: A Novel by Anita Diamont <— “Her name is Dinah. In the Bible, her life is only hinted at in a brief and violent detour within the more familiar chapters of the Book of Genesis that are about her father, Jacob, and his dozen sons. Told in Dinah’s voice, this novel reveals the traditions and turmoils of ancient womanhood-the world of the red tent…”

12. The Giver (Giver Quartet, Book 1) by Lois Lowry <— “The haunting story centers on twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community.”

13. My Name Is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok <— “Asher Lev, the religious boy with an overwhelming need to draw, to paint, to render the world he knows and the pain he feels, on canvas for everyone to see. A loner, Asher has an extroardinary God-given gift that possesses a spirit all its own. It is this force that must learn to master…”


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Lisa November 14, 2015 at 8:47 PM

Another great readers faves list. I remember reading a review for poughkeepsie and wanting to read it…then forgetting to download it and then forgetting the name if the book…SO thankyou Paige, for the reminder. Its now in my the list.

Lisa November 14, 2015 at 8:48 PM

*tbr list*

MichelleS November 14, 2015 at 8:58 PM

Nice to see Adam Black getting some love. Love that guy!! Him & the MacKeltars in one room? Swoon.

Awesome list. Some of my faves & a few new to me. Yay.

sparklygoddess November 15, 2015 at 6:11 AM

I love the Giver and I feel that is different from all other dystopia books out there. Maybe someday sounds like something I would go for, definitely will check it out :)

fabi November 15, 2015 at 10:34 AM

Hi Paige. Thank you for sharing your favorites with us. Maybe Someday is also on my all time favorites list. I’ve read, and loved, about half of the ones on your list. I’m intrigued by the others and will be adding them to my 2016 reading list. (2015 is full to bursting)

Jennifer November 15, 2015 at 1:31 PM

I loved The Red Tent…great fictional take to fill in the details of a biblical mention. Also loved Tara Sivec’s sense of humor. Great list!

Michelle November 15, 2015 at 4:25 PM

Oh Redeeming Love I’ve eyed for what feels like forever but I always talk myself out of it because of the religious aspect. I know others that do not like too much religion steering a story and they loved it though…seeing it on a favorites list may have convinced me :)

Tessa November 15, 2015 at 7:06 PM

This list deserves some major loves. There is either awesome books, books that are probably awesome, but scare me, or just books on my tbr. However, three I’ve never heard of. Yeah! Those look good. Redeeming Love sounds so sweet, but Red Tent…. That sounds insane.

Cheryl November 15, 2015 at 9:05 PM

Paige- great list. Several I have read and a few I now want to check out. ;)

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