Another year over, and what a year it was! 2015 saw 23 fantastic 5 star reads for me, and of those 23, I whittled them down to just 15. It was such a hard choice to make as they all deserved a spot as my favourite reads, so I’ve also listed them below as “honoury mentions.” That’s not cheating, right? 😉 I’ve also sneaked in a few 4.5 star reads that are definitely worthy of a mention for various reasons, so you have plenty of books to choose from when making your decision for your next read! So let’s bring on the books!!!
In no particular order, my Top 15 Reads of 2015 are…
First Touch by Laurelin Paige
This book!! It was my last read of 2015 but it was one of the very best. The suspense, the intrigue, the anxiety, the sex! I was gripped from the opening scene and right up until the very last page. What. A. Book.
Warning: this is a duo and not to be read as a standalone. The sequel releases in June 2016.
November 9 by Colleen Hoover
Colleen Hoover has never, ever failed to make me fall head over heals in love, and Novemeber 9 is in lead with Losing Hope, and Maybe Someday, to be my favourite CoHo novel to date. How could I possibly choose between them? Sit back, relax, and enjoy everything this author has to offer with this beautiful book.
Oh, River. Of all the KA Tucker men, I love the Irish charmer, River, the most. This book was highly addictive, and not just because of my love for the hero. KA knows how to have a reader constantly wanting and coming back for more. Chasing River was everything I needed and more.
My love of Monica Murphy has never been a secret, and Slow Play took my #1 spot out of all this author’s books. I hated Tristan (our hero) throughout both previous books in this series, but he certainly won me over in Slow Play. I would LOVE another book from this retired playboy.
Walk Through Fire by Kristen Ashley
WOW! This book took me on one hell of an emotional rollercoaster. KA books usually follow the same structure, but Walk Through Fire took a completely different route, with the first 30% being intensely heartbreaking. I can still feel it now! A definite must read for all fans of MC romances and powerful reads!
If you haven’t heard of this book then where have you been??? I finally dared to pick it up this year and it was heartbreaking perfection. One of my Top 5 books of the year, easily!
Warning: tissues, tissues, tissues!! You will need them!
This was probably my biggest surprise of the year. I picked it up because of the cover, and I just devoured it. It was sweet and funny, and just when I was thinking, “well where’s this heartbreak the front cover blurb mentions?” BOOM! It hit me. Ugh. I loved it so hard! Perfect 5 star read.
Dirty Rowdy Thing by Christina Lauren
#FinnForTheWin!!!! This man had me in a spin for WEEKS after I finished reading this book. Hot. Damn. I fell hook, line and sinker for sexy fisherman Finn. Prepare to swoooooon for this Dirty, Rowdy Thing 😉
*dreamy sigh* Jake Becker. Another book boyfriend who had my heart fluttering. It was impossible to resist this guy. Between Jake and Finn, I was in book boyfriend heaven in 2015!!! Two of my favourite ever heroes!!! I could re-read this book over and over.
I had decided that 2015 would be the year I’d read the classics. I only ended up reading 1… But oh my, it was a goodie. This book became an instant favourite, not just of 2015, but out of every book I’d ever read. I don’t even have the words. You just need to read it! #AtticusForLife
I finally picked up this book one Sunday morning, and I became completely lost inside the world this author had created. I read it from beginning to end in about an hour and a half (it’s only around 120 pages). It isn’t your typical love story, and Colton definitely isn’t your typical book boyfriend, but oh how I loved it.
Asa, Asa, Asa… My new favourite of all the Marked Men. I cried before I even reached the first chapter of this series finale. I have loved these books for a very long time, and to say goodbye was hard, but it was the most perfect ending to one of my favourite ever series. A must read!!
And while on the subject of favourite ever series coming to an end… I never thought I’d love a series like this, but Nazarea Andrews’ writing grabbed hold of me and refused to let go until the very last instalment. Wow! This book was everything I wanted for the last chapter of Finn and Nurrin’s story, and I really hope more people give it a chance.
We first met Dornan Ross in the Gypsy Brothers series, and though he’s a vile, horrendous human being, I was always so intrigued by him. Lili St Germain took us way back to the beginning for this new series focused on a much younger Dornan, and it’s easily the authors best work to date. Dark, gritty and tempting. I loved it!!
This book!!! My heart!!! I had a headache for days after all the crying I did during this read, and I’m not a cryer!! Bright Side was heartbreaking and beautiful, all wrapped in to one package. I’ll never be able to see the word “epic” without thinking of Kate, Gus and Keller. *sniff sniff*
And now for the 8 other 5 star reads, which didn’t quite make the cut, but still need a mention…
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And finally, there were 3 (kinda sorta – I’m totally cheating, Rock Chick is the entire series) standout 4.5 star reads which also deserve some attention. These are books that have stayed with me even though they just missed out on the 5 star mark…
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