There were so many good books this month that I read, most of them 4-5 star reviews. You can checkout all my reviews on Goodreads.
Best Hero: For the One by Brenna Aubrey
William is the best hero because he is chivalrous and intelligent. He struggles with relationships due to his previous relationship with his mother and how he is treated by others because of his Asperger’s. His struggles only make him more endearing. He was this strong and confident man, but I also wanted to put him in my pocket to protect him from the antagonist of the story. Brenna Aubrey did a fantastic job with the development of William as a character.
Best Angst: Wicked Heart by Leisa Rayven
I cannot tell you how many times my heart was ripped out during this book. So many times, I was left with a feeling an emptiness in my chest. I know this sounds bad, but you know you are reading a good book when you are so affected by words on a page. Leisa Rayven’s writing is beautiful! I can’t say enough complimentary things about her style.
Favorite Series: For the Record by K.A. Linde
This full series chronicles the relationship between Brady, a politician, and Liz, and aspiring reporter. This couple tried to stay apart for their careers, but they just couldn’t. The reader gets to see the trials and tribulations that they endure, and they sacrifices they need to make in order to stay together. On a side note, book four, Struck from the Record is releasing next week.
Releasing Soon: A Measure of Love by Sophie Jackson
This book is releasing on June 21, 2016, and I got the honor to read an ARC from Netgalley. This is my fist read by Sophie Jackson and I enjoyed it. What I loved most about this book is the character Riley. He is repentant for his crimes, kind, loving, and loyal. His dedication to his family is admirable. If you have read the previous books in the series, you get to catch up with these other characters. Additionally, I enjoyed the plot. The author doesn’t throw extra obstacles at them, which was good, as the characters have enough conflict to resolve without it. The focus on the one conflict allows the reader to focus on the relationship, thus showing the importance of learning to love and to trust again.
It is so hard to put into words how much I loved this story. Even though I loved it, I will admit that it isn’t for everyone. The main character Katie is struggling to live a normal life after a tragic experience during her childhood. She begins to live her life and meets a man, but this man is not who he seems. When his identity is revealed it rocks her world. The end of the book is filled with edge-of-your-seat suspense, and it was the perfect ending to the duet. I cannot recommend these two books enough, but, like I said, the content of the book will not be for everyone. If you are concerned, I am sure you can find some spoilers to reveal the taboo topic.
Surprise Read: I, Porn Star by Zara Cox
This is a darker romance and will not be for everyone. This book was an impulse buy for me when it popped up on my Twitter feed, and the cover and synopsis drew me into the story. It was the best .99 cents I have spent! Q is such a complex character with multiple factors motivating his actions, and Elly is just as multi-faceted. These two characters, although damaged, heal each other. The climax of this story will blow your world apart, and that is all I will say about it. I don’t want to reveal too much about this story, but it is an epic read. I can’t wait for the next book in the series, and Zara Cox is new favorite author of gritty romance.
All of these books are fantastic reads that I would recommend to other romance readers. If you have specific questions concerning one of the books, don’t hesitate to comment or e-mail me. I’ll answer any questions you have. After all, part of the reason I started this blog is to talk about books with people that share my interests.