This one was a tough one. I’d challenged myself to read 75 books this year, but since I wrote 6 novellas and 2 novels, I didn’t make that goal!
Thank goodness for Goodreads, though, so I can keep track of what I read and liked!
- Can’t Hurry Love by Molly O’Keefe–I was actually torn between this one and Crazy Thing Called Love. I totally glommed her books this year. Her writing is just so layered and wonderful
- Comes the Night by Norah Wilson–I don’t usually enjoy paranormal romance, but this young adult book about 3 girls at a boarding school who learn how to cast their spirits from their bodies was compelling and tense
- Out of the Night by Trish Milburn–Again, not usually a paranormal fan, but I LOVED this vampire book from my bestie.
- Cold Dish by Craig Johnson (Longmire)–I got so addicted to the show Longmire this year that I started reading the books. I liked the first two best.
- A Perfect Distraction by Anna Sugden–a debut romance by a friend, between a hockey player and a recent transplant from England who is struggling for custody of her daughter.
- Ride with Me by Ruthie Knox–a book recommended to me, different from any romance I’ve read, about two people riding bicycles across the US.
- Under the Sassafras by Hattie Mae–a debut book from ANOTHER friend, set in Louisiana. I read the original a few years ago, and was completely charmed once more. Looking forward to the sequel.
- A Better Father by Kris Fletcher–another debut book from ANOTHER friend! This one is set at a summer camp, a man struggling to be a father to his toddler, and the woman he’d left behind years ago.
- Unattainable by Leslie Garcia–ANOTHER debut from ANOTHER friend, set along the Rio Grande. I loved the guarded heroine and her house full of troubled teens.
- Ravishing the Heiress by Sherry Thomas–a richly detailed marriage-of-convenience story gone wrong. (but when do they go right?)