Best Reads of 2014

It’s that time of year when we look back on all the books we’ve read in 2014. Some books are barely memorable and others we cannot forget. Those that stuck with us, for whatever reason,  we’d like to share with you in hopes that you will find them as memorable as we did. Here’s to a year of wonderful books, creative writers, beautiful covers and profound stories. We can’t wait to see what 2015 holds for us!

Kristy’s List:

Every year I fail miserably at narrowing my list down to ten books. I will do my best but I seriously doubt I will be successful this year as there were so many books I loved this year. I’m happy to say that a few were not only ‘new to me’ authors, but also debut authors! Always take a chance, one never knows if a gem of a book is just waiting to be discovered. Here’s my favorites from 2014 (not necessarily published in 2014, just read in 2014).

Phoenix by Melanie Tushmore: A rockin’ kind of love!
For A Reason by Jessie G: A protective kind of love!
Grif’s Toy by Joseph Lance Tonlet: An unusual kinkster finds a partner.
Tales from the Edge Series by LM Somerton: BDSM heaven!
Sinners Series by Rhys Ford: Irish men, what’s not to love??
Guarded by Cat Grant and L.A. Witt: The rocker, the bodyguard and some kink.
Spencer by JP Barnaby: BROKEN BOY Aaron’s love, enough said.
Training Season by Leta Blake: Holy hot dominance…and skates.
Bonds of Denial by Lynda Aicher: Leaving the business for love.
Maybe This Time by AM Arthur: Taming the party boy.
Summer Symphony by Brandon Shire: Moving past grief.
Fear: A Copper Horse by KA Merikan: Dystopian horse fetish at its finest.

Janette’s List:

2014 was a great year for me book wise – I’ve had the privilege to read so many amazing books! As Kristy said, there are just so many I loved, so it’s always tough to put together this list. I could’ve included so many, but I forced myself to narrow it down to just 10. Many of them are written by writers I discovered in 2014, and others are new books by old favorites.  The one thing these books seem to have in common is that each surprised me. I didn’t really expect to love them the way that I did which just goes to show that preconceived notions can be misleading. I hope you’ll take the time to check them out if you haven’t had a chance already, and if you have, let me know what you thought. Here’s to finding more great reads in 2015!

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1.  A Forbidden Rumspringa by Keira Andrews
2. Complementary Colors by Adrienne Wilder
3. In the Raw by Eileen Griffin & Nikka Michaels
4. Strain by Amelia C. Gormley
5. After Christmas Eve by Michael Rupured
6. The Immortal Crown by Richelle Mead
7. Blackbird Knitting in a Bunny’s Lair by Amy Lane
8. The Trouble with Honor by Julia London
9. Public Display of Everything by Cara Dee
10. The Rebel Pirate by Donna Thorland

Pam’s List:

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Black Dog (Hellhound Chronicles #1) by Caitlin Kittredge
Immortal Crown (Age of X #2) by Richelle Mead
Love, in English (Love in English #1) by Karina Halle
Love, in Spanish (Love in English #2) by Karina Halle
Tangled (Tangled #1) by Emma Chase
Visions (Cainsville #2) by Kelley Armstrong
Seventh Grave and No Body (Charley Davidson #7) by Darynda Jones
The Professional (Gamemaker #1) by Kresley Cole
The King (Black Dagger Brotherhood #12) JR Ward
The Book of Life (All Souls Trilogy #3) by Deborah Harkness

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