Sunday, October 2, 2016

September 2016 Favorites


I have no idea how I blinked and September was over, but it happened. I always know as soon as I hit October my life is going to go in warp speed until January--between work (helping my students write major papers) and home (shopping for holidays, prepping for holidays, holiday parties) I just don't stop. So here we are, the end of September and as we look at our reads of the month, I had a hard time (once again) narrowing down my favorite reads. If you're curious about any of these or are ready to purchase one (or two..), click on the cover and it'll take you straight to Amazon.




             

          

The Retrieval Duet by Aly Martinez: HOLY COW. These two books were fantastic and addictive and our very first introduction to Aly Martinez and now I'm trying to figure out how to read every single thing she's written. Part thriller, part romance, part hilarious characters = a fantastic weekend read. 

Wilder by Rebecca Yarros: This was something totally different than we've read from Rebecca Yarros. We loved the whole scenario--a dare devil with ulterior motives and his tutor trying to reclaim her life. What's not to love? We can't wait to see which Renegade gets the next novel.

Confessed by Nicola Rendell: We thank our lucky stars every single day for Nicola Rendell. She writes smart, funny, sexy books. The characters and their Bonnie and Clyde-like adventures had us laughing our asses off, when we weren't wiping the drool off our chins (Vince is hot, yo!). 

The Goal by Elle Kennedy: Another author we've not read (unless you count her writing as half of Erin Watt) and another series we can't wait to read--which is funny since this is the 4th book in the series, right? Right. Well, I blame Elle Kennedy and her characters for my latest one-click fest--I feel compelled to know all of her characters and their back stories now; you will too, if you're new to the series. 

Rhapsody by Cecilia London: THANK YOU, Cecilia. We weren't sure we could take you torturing your characters any more than you already had and this Rhapsody (the fifth in the series of six books) offered us the relief we were looking for. This one has us very curious and (stupidly?) hopeful that there may even more relief for the characters in the final book. 

Roman Crazy by Alice Clayton and Nina Bocci: This book hits all the senses--the food, the architecture, the Italian accents, the hot bodies and the romance; it was a full sensory experience. One that still has me researching for the most authentic Italian food around; I'll gladly give up my no carb diet for a day in the life of food with the characters in this novel. I loved how seamlessly both writers created the characters and the plot and I'm crossing my fingers that they write something for Daisy. 

Until next time, here's hoping you're enjoying some fantastic reads. 

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