Thursday Thirteen: 13 of Our Favorite Romance Reads in 2014 (so far)

Thursday Thirteen

Thursday Thirteen is a weekly meme with a simple theme: each Thursday you blog a list of 13 things. What kind of things? Any kind! Just come up with a list theme and run with it.

Here are Brianna and J9’s favorite romance reads so far this year:

Shield of Winter by Nalini Singh A Better Man by Jaime Reese The Countess Conspiracy by Courtney Milan

1. Shield of Winter by Nalini Singh (J9 gave this 5 frogs) – A perfect read with a passionate and heartwarming romance and an edge-of-your-seat plot wrapped up in a captivating sci-fi world.

2. A Better Man by Jaime Reese (J9 gave this 5 frogs) – MM romance fans should read this book because of the great leads, strong relationship progression and captivating storytelling.

3. The Countess Conspiracy by Courtney Milan (J9 gave this 5 frogs) – A MUST read for historical romance fans.

Undeniable by Madeline SheehanUnbeautifully by Madeline Sheehan Snowcroft Lost by Christi Snow

4. Undeniable by Madeline Sheehan (Brianna gave this 5 frogs) – Book crack. All consuming book crack.

5. Unbeautifully by Madeline Sheehan (Brianna gave this 5 frogs) – See #3.

6. Snowcroft Lost by Christi Snow (J9 gave this 4½ frogs and Brianna gave it 4 frogs) – As an MM reader this book had exactly the kind of relationship development that I look for in my romances.

Dirty Deeds by S.E Jakes The Truth About Riley by Henrietta Clarke Just A Dream by Heather Boyd

7. Dirty Deeds by S.E Jakes (J9 gave this 4 frogs) – This is a raw and intense MM romance but readers should know this is going to be a serialized romance so be prepared for the huge cliffhanger!

8. The Truth About Riley by Henrietta Clarke (J9 gave this 4 frogs) – Uniquely told romance with very likable characters even with the tension drawn out a bit more than I would have liked.

9. Just A Dream by Heather Boyd (J9 gave this 4 frogs) – I liked this novella so well that I went back and bought the first three in the series!

Let It Ride by L.C. Chase Decker’s Wood by Kirsty Dallas

10. Let It Ride by L.C. Chase (J9 gave this 4 frogs) – Wooo…this is a delicious book!

11. Decker’s Wood by Kirsty Dallas (Brianna’s review to come) – Great rom-com. And how often do you come across a romance novel where the hero is a porn star?

Devil’s Game by Joanna Wylde In Your Corner by Sarah Castille

12. Devil’s Game by Joanna Wylde (Brianna’s review to come) – One of my favorite MC romance series.

13. In Your Corner by Sarah Castille (Brianna’s review to come) – Really good romance with an interesting secondary storyline to go along with it.



What have been some of your favorite reads of 2014 so far?

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6 comments:

  1. Courtney Milan is a master of storytelling. Read the first three of the Brothers Sinister series this year and can't wait to dig into the latest. Definitely worth the read for historical romance fans.

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  2. I greatly enjoyed Shield of Winter, as well. I've also enjoyed
    The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness
    Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews
    Sixth Grave on the Edge by Darynda Jones
    The Saint by Tiffany Reisz
    Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop
    Beyond Jealously by Kit Rocha

    I will be checking out some of the books on your list.

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    1. I've been wanting to try that series by Darynda Jones. I've also got one or two Kit Rocha books on my Kindle.

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  3. I just saw this. Wow...thanks, girls! What an incredible list to be included on...and now I have a whole list of new books I need to read. I can't believe how many of these I haven't read. But my favorites for the year so far...
    *Should've Been Home Yesterday by Inez Kelley
    *Fanning the Flames by Victoria Dahl
    *Fade In by M. Mabie
    *Training Season by Leta Blake
    *Love Like the Movies by Victoria Van Tiem
    *Bonds of Denial by Lynda Aicher
    *End Game by Samantha Wayland
    *Before and Ever Since by Shayla Lovelace
    *The Backup Boyfriend by River Jaymes

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    1. Definitely going to check out the books in your list, thanks!

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