Favorite Reads of 2013

I really wish that I could sit here and come up with a top ten list or a top twenty but I don’t think when you’ve read so many books in one year that it is possible to narrow it down like that. Not unless you have read a great deal of clunkers. I’m happy to say that I have not read too many clunkers this year! I have read some freaking amazing books though. Some books that made me look at one topic or another from a different perspective. Some books touched me deeply. Others I connected with on a level that helped me to recognize pieces of myself that were previously hidden. Some gave me great ideas while others made me cry big ugly crying tears. In short it has been an absolutely wonderful year for me in books. I’ll try not to make too large of a list but if I told someone they had to read a book or a series these would be the ones at the top of my list. I broke it down a little as to give it some sort of structure. The Virgo in me enjoys being organized, even with my thoughts…

Overall favorite reads this year (not necessarily released this year):


Kincade’s Rose – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/682071607

Crescent Chronicles – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/397865062

Carry Your Heart – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/644615342

Creed – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/646720660

Knight – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/623020128

This Man Series – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/456187791

Metamorphosis – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/530655464

Up In the Air Trilogy – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/524328032

Epilogue – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/525505313

Original Sinners Series – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/539506380

Songs of Submission Series – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/739551637

Night Owl – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/772984039

Love Show – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/788192437

Hacker Series – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/712488315

REAL – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/571844959

Whiskey and A Gun – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/770249312

All The Pretty Lies – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/763472754

Fighting for Flight – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/543161765

Fighting to Forgive – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/549165879

Try – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/629853852

Edible – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/496838077

Blind Obsession – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/717596258

The Reed Brothers Series – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/680439595

Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/755136669

Taken By Moonlight – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/708498591

My Masters Nightmare – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/736452600

Being Delightful – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/718729199

When You Were Pixels – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/698164152

Unteachable – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/681857797

Kaleb – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/496842176

The Tied Man – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/538269971

Tangled – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/608118313

Safe Word – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/616033740

Undeniable – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/587774164

Sweet Peril – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/415028760

Edge of Never – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/432499748

Incendiary – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/374124083

She Likes It Irish – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/607194436

Beautiful Stranger – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/542103531

Willing Victim – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/584972691

Twisted Perfection – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/537425102

Release Me – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/582150236

Dark Light Series – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/551510998

Backstage Pass – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/571714905

Falling Into You – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/570225291

Made Me Tear Up And/Or Ugly Cry  and I LOVED IT This Year:


Rock Bottom by RK Lilley

Metamorphosis by Erin Noelle

Falling Into You by Jasinda Wilder

Whiskey and A Gun by Jade Eby

The Little Prince by  Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Fighting to Forgive by J.B. Salsbury

Incendiary by Amy Bartol

Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski

The Tied Man by Tabitha McGowan

Carry Your Heart by Audrey Bell

Undeniable by Madeline Sheehan

All the Pretty Lies by M. Leighton

Wait For You by J. Lynn

My Favorite Authors This Year: (In no particular order)


J.B. Salsbury – https://www.facebook.com/JBSalsburybooks

Ella Frank – https://www.facebook.com/ella.frank.31

Meredith Wild – https://www.facebook.com/meredithwild

Audrey Bell – https://www.facebook.com/audreybbell

Leah Raeder – https://www.facebook.com/leahraederbooks

M. Pierce – https://www.facebook.com/pages/M-Pierce/174553066083258

Tiffany Reisz – https://www.facebook.com/littleredridingcrop

CD Reiss – https://www.facebook.com/CDReiss.writer

RK Lilley – https://www.facebook.com/RkLilley

CJ Roberts – https://www.facebook.com/AuthorCJRoberts

Erin Noelle – https://www.facebook.com/erin.noelle.98

Marita A Hansen – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Marita-A-Hansen/113130742120676

J.A. Redmerski – https://www.facebook.com/J.A.Redmerski

SL Jennings – https://www.facebook.com/authorsljennings

Emma Chase – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Emma-Chase/203871846413267

Jodi Ellen Malpas – https://www.facebook.com/JodiEllenMalpas

Addison Moore – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Addison-Moore/140192649382294

Amy Bartol – https://www.facebook.com/authoramyabartol

Tammy Falkner – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tammy-Falkner/134765283285270

LV Lewis – https://www.facebook.com/lv.lewis.148?fref=ts

Book Boyfriends I wish were not fictional:


Cole Madison – Edible – Ella Frank

Remy – REAL – Katy Evans

Søren/Kingsley/Griffin/Daniel – Original Sinners – Tiffany Reisz

Zsadist – Lover Awakened – J. R. Ward

Creed – Creed – Kristen Ashley

Blake – Hacker Series – Meredith Wild

Jonathan – Songs of Submission – CD Reiss

Greg Cage – Cage – Harper Sloan

Flynn – Willing Victim – Cara McKenna

Jonah – Fighting for Flight – JB Salsbury

Blake – Fighting to Forgive – JB Salsbury

Max Stella – Beautiful Stranger – Christina Lauren

Tristan – Bad Things – RK Lilley

Dorian – Dark Light Series – SL Jennings

Jack Henry – Beauty From Pain – Georgia Cates

The Reed Brothers (Logan, Matt, Pete, Sam, Paul) – Reed Brothers Series – Tammy Falkner

Tristan – Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever – LV Lewis

Jack Diamond – Love Show – Audrey Bell

Matt – Night Owl – M. Pierce

Colton – Safe Word – Teresa Mummert

Conall – Taken By Moonlight – Violette Dubrinsky

Jesse Ward – This Man Series – Jodi Ellen Malpas

Honorable Mention:


Black Dagger Brotherhood Series – J. R. Ward  – I am only on book 6 but this series is hands down epic!!!

Remy Goes to Therapy – Shara Azod – If for no other reason than this line: “It was her curse; she always attracted men that needed her far more as a therapist than a girlfriend.” Also Remy was all kinds of alpha hot!

The Alpha Group Series – Maya Cross – Hot, quick, steamy, very well written!

The Druid Series – Marata Eros – On fire HOT!!! Hot isn’t even the word for it. I couldn’t read it without blushing profusely!!!

This Love’s Not For Sale – Ella Dominguez – Her writing style throws me a bit but once I get used to it her books are so good and hot!

Worst Reads This Year & Why:


Overwhelm Me – A. C. Marchman – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/514223667

Consequences – Aleatha Romig – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/542726021

Simple Perfection – Abbi Glines – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/548316606

Beck – Harper Sloan – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/673059705

Disastrous – E.L. Montes – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/579040923 – Hmm, this one doesn’t explain, so I’ll just tell you that it started out wonderfully then the plot just fell apart as the book went on.


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