ARC REVIEW - Ready Set Rogue By Manda Collins


When scholarly Miss Ivy Wareham receives word that she’s one of four young ladies who have inherited Lady Celeste Beauchamp’s estate with a magnificent private library, she packs her trunks straightaway. Unfortunately, Lady Celeste’s nephew, the rakish Quill Beauchamp, Marquess of Kerr, is determined to interrupt her studies one way or another...

Bequeathing Beauchamp House to four bluestockings—no matter how lovely they are to look at—is a travesty, and Quill simply won’t have it. But Lady Celeste’s death is not quite as straightforward as it first seemed…and if Quill hopes to solve the mystery behind her demise, he’ll need Ivy’s help. Along the way, he is surprised to learn that bookish Ivy stirs a passion and longing that he has never known. This rogue believes he’s finally met his match—but can Quill convince clever, skeptical Ivy that his love is no fiction?'


The minute I heard about Ready Set Rogue I was immediately  intrigued, this is my  first  book by Manda Collins so I didn't know exactly  what to  expect. The minute I got the time to start this book I did and I Absolutely loved it . Ready Set Rogue was a fantastic historical romance

In this book we follow  Ivy and Quill and I just loved these two together. At first they did not get off on the best footing and they didn't really have warm and fuzzy feeling towards each other, but once they got to know each other and became closer things definitely  changed. The romance between  Ivy and Quill was absolutely  sexy and swoon worthy and those are two things I absolutely adore in my  romance. The main mystery in this  book was who  murdered  Lady Celeste  and the  Manda Collins wrote this book made me feel like I was   travelling along  with  Quill and Ivy looking for clues and information to find this killer. I loved every minute  of it  this book , it definitely went in direction that I did not expect and I just  loved that .There is not one thing I did not enjoy about this novel which is why it make me so  happy that this book is first  book in the Study In Scandal series . 

With a swoon worthy  romance ,  a wonderful cast of characters , the  historical setting and the plot that  had my eyes glues to page . Manda Collins has  created a fantastic book with Ready Set Rogue and I cannot  wait to get my hands on the next Study In Scandal book . If you love all these things in your books I suggest you pick up a copy when it comes out January 3, 2017.

5/5 STARS 

JOJO THE BOOKAHOLIC Top Favorite Books of 2016 Part Two

Hi Everyone Welcome part two of my favorite  book of 2016 post . I am so excited to share these with you . 

1) Empire of Storms By Sarah J.Maas

The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those don't.
As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.
Aelin's journey from assassin to queen has entranced millions across the globe, and this fifth installment will leave fans breathless. Will Aelin succeed in keeping her world from splintering, or will it all come crashing down?


I am a huge fan of both of  Sarah J Maas series . I started out with The Throne of Glass  series so these characters all have special place in my heart. The minute I could get my hands on Empire of Storms I did and just like every time when I read a Sarah J Maas book I cannot wait to get my hands on the next one .

2) Beautiful By Christina Lauren

Featuring the entire BEAUTIFUL series cast for one final hurrah!


After walking in on her boyfriend shagging another girl in their place, Pippa Bay Cox ditches London for the States to go on a drunken road trip with Ruby Miller and some of her Beautiful friends.

Scaling the career ladder is the default way to deal with heartbreak—and to just deal—for Jensen Bergstrom. Absolutely buried by his drive and workload, he rarely takes time for himself. But when his sister Hanna convinces him to join the gang on a two-week wine tour, he has a rare moment of cutting loose. Of course, it’s only once he’s committed that he realizes the strange girl he met briefly on the plane is coming along, too. She might be too much for him…or he might realize his life has become too small and needs her to make it bigger, crazier.

With this circle of friends there’s always something going on: from Chloe and Sara’s unexpected personality swaps to Will’s new domestic side to Bennett’s text message barrage and George’s own happily-ever-after. In short, their adventures in love, friendship, and hilarity are nothing short of Beautiful.


I love Christina Lauren books , they are like little pockets of happiness with all the steamy sexy times I love in my books .This book was bittersweet for me because  it was the last book in a series that Love dearly.Jensen and Pippa's story was just amazing

3)Rule Breaker By Sienna Snow


She controls a technology empire. He controls her.

At just twenty-eight years old, Arya Rey has become queen of the tech world. While she is highly respected as a philanthropist and fearless businesswoman, no one would suspect that beneath her controlled exterior simmers a private passion. A desire never spoken of in Boston’s elite social circles. A need for submission, for satisfaction, for the kind of exquisite pleasure that can only be provided by one man . . . her billionaire ex-lover Maxwell Dane.

It’s been five years since Max and Arya last met. Five years that they’ve longed for the feel of each other’s skin. Max always takes what he wants, and he wants Arya back. But it’s more than the memory of her broken heart that makes her resist. During their time apart, Arya has collected secrets of her own. She can give Max her body, but can she give him the truth?


Rule Breaker OMG  this book  was incredible. It was sexy , thrilling,  romantic and hooked me from the very first word. I was obsessed with this story when I was reading it and cannot wait to get my hands on the next book in this series .

4)Nothing More and Nothing Less By Anna Todd

New York's skyscrapers and hectic pace are a far cry from where Landon Gibson grew up, and the transition to New York University has been jarring. But he's getting the hang of things, found a job that pays (some of) the bills, enjoys school, and only occasionally runs into his ex, Dakota. You know, the one he chose NYU for...before she dumped him.

Luckily, his best friend, Tessa, shares a (terribly small) Brooklyn apartment with him. And given the ups and downs she's had with her own ex, she's a good listener when he finds himself in something of a love triangle—a love knot? Whatever it is, it's a mess. An exciting mess. Maybe an addicting mess, because beautiful girls.

Being young and finding your way in the world is hard. Landon's always been a positive person. But such a loud, demanding city so far away from home means you only get by with a little help from your friends. And a good pair of headphones.

Landon's going to be okay...but the journey sure will be fun to watch.



Book 2 of a new series featuring After worldwide fan-favorite Landon Gibson as he leaves Washington to navigate love and life in New York City. At the end of the After Ever Happy, Landon got married—but readers everywhere have been wondering who will get to call the nicest boy in the After series their forever love? Read it and find out!

“I'm so excited for everyone to get to know Landon Gibson. Whether you're just hearing about him or already know him from the After series, I know that readers are going to love his story. He's kind and fiercely loyal, and when he falls in love, he loves hard.” (Anna Todd, New York Times and #1 international bestselling author of the After series)


After reading Nothing More and Nothing Less  Anna Todd became one my Top favorite authors . This  series was just so so good !!! I devoured both of these books  and by the end of this story I didn't want to let go of these characters! I loved Landon story

5)Mr.President By Katy Evans

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans comes a sizzling new contemporary romance.

He's won the hearts of millions. But is he willing to lose his?

I met the president’s son when we were both young. Matthew Hamilton was handsome, polished, and intelligent. I’d never met a guy like him.

He promised me that he’d never run for president. I promised that if he did, I’d be by his side.

Three terms later, an invitation to join Matthew Hamilton’s campaign is the most exhilarating opportunity I’ve ever experienced. I'm determined to make a difference; he is determined to win.

Focused on his goal, Matt is steadfast, ruthless, and disarming. All eyes are on him and his popularity is surging. But soon, the next possible president of the United States is possessing me in more ways than one—and despite the risks, I'm helpless to resist.

We're stealing touches, stealing moments, and stealing away at night. But our chemical connection is quickly becoming dangerously combustive, putting not only my heart, but Matt's chance at the presidency on the line.

Winning will take everything. Walking away will be the hardest thing of all.


I am A Huge Katy Evans fan , her books are always so sexy , fun and addictive and  Mr President  delivered on all of that.I loved Matt and Charlotte's story and cannot wait to see what will happen next in Commander In Chief.

6)The Black Sheep's Secret Child By Cat Schield

A second chance with her son's secret father! 
Widow Savannah Caldwell faces the challenge of her life: begging Trent Caldwell—her former fling and late husband's brother—to save the family's ailing music business. That she's still attracted to Trent makes things hard; that Trent is her son's secret father makes things impossible! 
Trent is fiercely proud of making his own fortune, despite his controlling father. And he's always believed his brother got the girl who should have been Trent's. Now he'll have the family business, and his brother's widow in the bargain. But will their romantic reunion be waylaid by Savannah's shocking baby secret?

I love Cat Schield books and The Black Sheep's Secret Child was fantastic , there was romance , secrets and a happily ever after ending that I just loved .

7)Fire In You By Jennifer L Armentrout

From the # 1 New York Times and International bestselling author, Jennifer L. Armentrout writing as J. Lynn, comes a richly moving story about heartbreak and guilt, second chances and hope. Full of familiar, fan-favorite characters and no two people more deserving of a happy ending, Fire In You will burn bright beyond the last page…

Jillian Lima’s whole world was destroyed in a span of a few hours. The same night her childhood love, Brock ‘the Beast’ Mitchell, broke her heart, her life was irrevocably altered by the hand of a stranger with a gun. It takes six years to slowly glue together the shattered pieces of her life, but Jillian is finally ready to stop existing in a past full of pain and regret. She takes a job at her father’s martial arts Academy and she’s going out on her first date since a failed relationship that was more yuck than yum. Jillian is determined to start living.

She just never expected Brock to be a part of her life again. But he’s firmly back in her life before she knows it, and not only is he older, he’s impossibly more handsome, more teasing and more everything. And when he sees Jillian, he’s no longer capable of thinking of her as the little girl who was his shadow growing up or the daughter of the man who gave him a second chance at life. He sees the woman who’d always been there for him, the one person who believed in him no matter what.

Brock knows she’s the one he should’ve made his, and what begins as a tentative friendship quickly turns to red-hot chemistry that sparks a flame that burns brighter than lust. Falling for Brock again risks more than her heart, because when the past sorrow-filled and guilt-ridden past resurfaces, and a web of lies threatens to rip them apart, the fallout could lay waste to everything they’ve fought to build together, and destroy the dreams of those they care most about.

I Love Jennifer L Armentrout books ! Fire In you was a sexy , heartwarming , fun , beautiful story. I loved this story so much I didn't want to leave these characters at the end.

8)Lady Claire Is All That By Maya Rodale

Her Brains
Claire Cavendish is in search of a duke, but not for the usual reasons. The man she seeks is a mathematician; the man she unwittingly finds is Lord Fox: dynamic, athletic, and as bored by the equations Claire adores as she is by the social whirl upon which he thrives. As attractive as Fox is, he’s of no use to Claire . . . or is he?

Plus His Brawn
Fox’s male pride has been bruised ever since his fiancée jilted him. One way to recover: win a bet that he can transform Lady Claire, Society’s roughest diamond, into its most prized jewel. But Claire has other ideas—shockingly steamy ones. . .

Equals A Study In Seduction
By Claire’s calculations, Fox is the perfect man to satisfy her sensual curiosity. In Fox’s estimation, Claire is the perfect woman to prove his mastery of the ton. But the one thing neither of them counted on is love 


Lady Claire is all that has to be on my favorite Historical romances of this year ! I loved everything about this book! 

9)Brotherhood In Death By J.D.Robb

Sometimes brotherhood can be another word for conspiracy...

Dennis Mira just had two unpleasant surprises. First he learned that his cousin Edward was secretly meeting with a real estate agent about their late grandfather’s magnificent West Village brownstone, despite the promise they both made to keep it in the family. Then, when he went to the house to confront Edward about it, he got a blunt object to the back of the head.

Luckily Dennis is married to Charlotte Mira, the NYPSD’s top profiler and a good friend of Lieutenant Eve Dallas. When the two arrive on the scene, he explains that the last thing he saw was Edward in a chair, bruised and bloody. When he came to, his cousin was gone. With the mess cleaned up and the security disks removed, there’s nothing left behind but a few traces for forensics to analyze.

As a former lawyer, judge, and senator, Edward Mira mingled with the elite and crossed paths with criminals, making enemies on a regular basis. Like so many politicians, he also made some very close friends behind closed—and locked—doors. But a badge and a billionaire husband can get you into places 
o     thers can’t go, and Eve intends to shine some light on the dirty deals and dark motives behind the disappearance of a powerful man, the family discord over a multimillion-dollar piece of real estate . . . and a new case that no one saw coming. 


I love the In Death series . Following Eve , Roarke and the gang on another  adventure was so much fun .This book was  sexy , fun , dark  and  addictive like every In Death book ! Loved it !

10 ) Player By J.S.Scott 

         I may have moved from Texas to Colorado, but my reputation followed me--right along with my furniture. Everyone knows...I'm a player. Since I'm one of the billionaire Walker brothers, most of the world knows what I am. It's not like I ever tried to hide it. I never cared about what other people thought about me. I lived to party...or I did until I realized what I really wanted to do with my life. 

Now, I'm having one hell of a time convincing Paige Rutledge, our new attorney in the legal department at Walker Enterprises, that I'm more than willing to settle for just one woman in my bed, as long as that female is her. Unfortunately, she's not buying it, but I'm not giving up. There's never been a woman I couldn't charm into bed if I wanted to. Problem is, I've never wanted one quite this badly, and the more I get to know her, the higher the stakes are for me. Luckily, I'm a gambling kind of guy. 

Paige is uptight, driven, and totally hiding something. I want to find out her secrets, but when I do, they are nothing like I imagined. She confuses everything for me, but with her, I'm finding out that maybe I actually don't mind if things get complicated. 

What's a guy to do when one female turns my life upside down from the moment I meet her? I have no idea what other men might do, but I'm determined to get what I want, and I'm not opposed to doing anything to achieve my objective. 

Paige is mine, she doesn't realize it yet... 


I LOVE THE WALKER BROTHERS  !!! .  Player was an excellent addition to this series .It was sexy , romantic ,uplifting and I am so excited for the next book .

11) Up In The Tree House By KK Allen

I wanted to tell him all my secrets, but he became one of them instead.

Chloe Rivers never thought she would keep secrets from her best friend. Then again, she never imagined she would fall in love with him either. When she finally reveals her feelings, rejection shatters her, rendering her vulnerable and sending her straight into the destructive arms of the wrong guy. 

Gavin Rhodes never saw the betrayal coming. It crushes him. Chloe has always been his forbidden fantasy--sweet, tempting, and beautiful. But when the opportunity finally presents itself, he makes the biggest mistake of all and denies her.

Now it's too late . . .

Four years after a devastating tragedy, Chloe and Gavin find themselves crashing back into each other's lives. Haunted by the past, they're forced to come to terms with all that has transpired to find the peace they deserve. Except they can't seem to get near each other without combatting an intense emotional connection that brings them right back to where it all started . . . their childhood treehouse.

Chloe still holds her secrets close, but this time she isn't the only one with something to hide. Can their deep-rooted connection survive the destruction of innocence?


Up In the Tree house was such a beautiful story .It was sexy , heartwarming ,emotional and will definitely hit you in the 

12) Felony Ever After
***A Domino Anthology: 13 Authors ONE story***

Verity Michaels is new to New York City, but even she knows riding in a stolen cab is not a normal way to meet someone. Damn it if that tattoo-covered would-be felon isn’t everywhere now, and lighting everything on fire under her skirt.

His name is Hudson Fenn, and he’s frustratingly impossible to pin down. He works as a bike messenger, but has the manners of a prince—along with a strange tendency toward breaking and entering. As much as Verity knows he’s not her type, and likely to land her in jail, she can’t help but find her truest self when they’re together.

Can she be brave enough to give Hudson a real chance? Will he be bold enough to reveal the man beneath the ink, or will his secrecy doom their connection? Also, WTF is the deal with Verity’s boss? No less than thirteen of your favorite romance writers have teamed up to tell this sexy, wacky, snort-inducing tale. With them you’ll visit the world’s most irritating office, a VIP room of questionable cleanliness, and the fanciest apartment a bike messenger has ever inhabited, but you’ll still never see this ending coming.


I dont think I have ever laughed that much reading a book as I did when I was reading Felony Ever After These 13 authors came together and wrote sexy story  that was just so much fun to read

Well this is the end of  my top reads of 2016 post. this was wonderful reading year and I look forward to what 2017 has in store in books. I want to take this  time to say Thank you all for following this blog it means so much to me that you did . I hope you all had a happy festive  season and will have a wonderful new year. 

ARC Book Review - The Heart Of What Was Lost By Tad Williams

The Heart of What Was Lost takes place in the half-year after the end of To Green Angel Tower, and tells of the attempt by Isgrimnur and a force largely made up of Rimmersgard soldiers to destroy the remaining Norns as they flee back to their homeland and their mountain. It also answers some questions about what actually happened in the immediate aftermath of the fall of Green Angel Tower. 


I love a good  of  High Fantasy novel, so when I heard about The Hear Of What Was Lost I was immediately intrigued .I dived into  this story as soon as I got this  books and I must admit it took me a little while for me to get into the story , but once it hooked me that was it , the book was such a  fantastic read.

For most of this book  the world is in War so get to see  a lot of the effects of war . I loved that we got to see from different perspectives  , that way it created a broader  picture of  what was going on and how it affected everyone .This book is not a long  book but it manages to cover so much . I loved the magical aspects in this novel  everything was just fascinating. I felt the world building was  executed  in a way where you were not confused , you understood everything that was happening and  I loved that,so much happened in this book.

The Heart of What Was Lost was an  wonderful slow burn epic fantasy read and I cannot wait to see what will happen next . This story helps set you up for the next  book  in The Last Kings of Osten Ard series , because let just tell you  this now , I am definitely reading  The Witchwood Crown I need to know what happens next . If you love all these things in your books I suggest you pick up a copy when it comes out  January 3,2017.


ARC Book Review - Dirty Deeds By A J Nuest

An Eye for an Eye
As owner of Dirty Deeds, a tech-savvy company specializing in the age-old art of revenge, Eden Smith knows first-hand that secrecy is critical. But when a dead body washes up on the shores of Lake Michigan clutching her business card, Eden’s well-constructed world begins to fall apart. Apparently, she’s not the only one with a passion for payback, and staying alive to outsmart a killer has become her most important job of all. 

A Game for a Game
Hardened homicide detective Kelly Riordan is convinced Eden Smith is hiding more than she’s willing to admit. Years on the force have taught him that nothing is what it seems, and that couldn’t be truer than when it comes to investigating the alluring owner of a revenge-for-hire business. But revealing her past could put everything Eden has worked for in jeopardy. And trusting a man like Riordan goes against the very instincts that have kept her alive this long.


I am a huge fan of  AJ Nuest books so when I heard about  Dirty Deeds I got so excited ! I was lucky enough  to get an ARC of this book early so I dived into it as soon as I possibly could and I thoroughly enjoyed it . Dirty Deeds is another fantastic story by AJ Nuest.

In this book we follow  Kelly and Eden . At first these two are not  exactly warm and fuzzy towards each other. There  not very trusting of each of either and honestly that understandable seeing the situation and there individual pasts.In Eden line of work the police is definitely something you don't want to hang around . However due to the dead body that is found and danger that Eden is now in they have to work together. It was so entertaining seeing these two work together because of there personalities and how they react to each other. Seeing them become closer and give into the attraction  they had  towards  each other definitely created some smoking hot scenes  and It wasn't  just  the  sex  between  them that had me rooting for  them, it was also the way these two let  down there walls for each other . AJ Nuest always creates sexy ,swoony  romance in her books and that is exactly what she gave me in Dirty Deeds. 

This book definitely  kept me on my  toes, every page gave  another clue as we got closer and  closer to finding out what was going on and who was behind this, revenge and the things people are willing to do to get it  is really a big theme in this book , I just loved how everything the played out in this story everything  was connected in some way or form .Dirty Deeds was a sexy , swoon worthy , thrilling , mysterious  romantic suspense and I cannot wait to see what  AJ Nuest  has in store for the next  book in the Likely series . If you love all these things in your stories I suggest you get a copy when it comes out January 31,2017.

4.5 /5 STARS

JOJO THE BOOKAHOLIC Top Favorite Books Of 2016 Part One

Hello Everybody! can you believe how close we are to the ending 2016 !.Since  we are at the end of this year I thought It was the perfect time to share my top favorite reads of this year.  I had so much  favorites I had to split it up into two different  post lol. Here is part one

1) The Billionaire's Voice By J.S.Scott

As an extreme-sports mogul, billionaire Micah Sinclair is comfortable taking risks. But nothing—and no one—has ever challenged him like Tessa Sullivan. He’s fascinated by the woman who’s overcome so much, including the loss of her hearing. The petite blonde dynamo, a small-town restaurateur on the Maine coast, is the most courageous person he knows, and he wants her in his bed. Now all he has to do is convince Tessa to explore their desire.

After a lifetime of loss, Tessa’s finally come to terms with her limitations. Or she would, if a certain sexy businessman weren’t pushing her to want more. And to want him. All her remaining senses are clamoring for her to touch, taste, and feel. But her doubts tell her to go slow when their passion gets too hot.

Micah’s determined to prove to Tessa that she can still have everything she’s ever wanted, including his love. But will she listen to her head—or her heart?


I am a huge fan of  J.S.Scott  her books are just so amazing and I had to one of her books on this list. Tessa and Micah Story was sexy , addictive  and heartwarming  and I loved every minute of it .

2) Roman Crazy By Alice Clayton and Nina Bocci

Avery Bardot steps off the plane in Rome, looking for a fresh start. She’s left behind a soon-to-be ex-husband in Boston and plans to spend the summer with her best friend Daisy, licking her wounds—and perhaps a gelato or two. But when her American-expat friend throws her a welcome party on her first night, Avery’s thrown for a loop when she sees a man she never thought she’d see again: Italian architect Marcello Bianchi.

Marcello was the man—the one who got away. And now her past is colliding with her present, a present where she should be mourning the loss of her marriage and—hey, that fettuccine is delicious! And so is Marcello…

Slipping easily into the good life of summertime in Rome, Avery spends her days exploring a city that makes art historians swoon, and her nights swooning over her unexpected what was old is new again romance. It’s heady, it’s fevered, it’s wanton, and it’s crazy. But could this really be her new life? Or is it just a temporary reprieve before returning to the land of twin-set cardigans and crustless sandwiches?

A celebration of great friendship, passionate romance, and wonderful food, Roman Crazy is a lighthearted story of second chances and living life to the fullest.


I remember when I first heard about  Roman Crazy back when it  had no cover , no synopsis and I just  knew I had to read this book. While I was reading this book I felt like I was going on my own little mental vacation around Rome. I loved this story and I am so excited for  book in the Broad Abroad series.

3) Size Matter By Alison Bliss

The rules of (fake) engagement . . .
Leah Martin has spent her life trying to avoid temptation. But she's sick of low-fat snacks, counting calories, and her hyper-critical mom. Fortunately, her popular new bakery keeps her good and distracted. But there aren't enough éclairs in the world to distract Leah from the hotness that is Sam Cooper - or the fact that he just told her mother that they're engaged . . . which is a big, fat lie.

Sam sometime speaks before he thinks. So what started out as defending Leah's date-ability to her judgmental mother soon turned into having a fiancee! Now the plan is to keep up the fake engagement, stay "just friends," and make Leah's family loathe him enough to just call the whole thing off . But Sam has an insatiable sweet tooth, not only for Leah's decadent desserts but her decadent curves. Her full lips. Her bright green eyes. Yep, things aren't going quite according to plan. Now Sam has to convince Leah that he's for real . . . before their little lie turns into one big, sweet disaster


I am a  huge fan of Alison Bliss her books are always funny , sexy and romantic and Size Matters was  no exception. I devoured this book so quickly and I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book in the Perfect Fit Series .

4) A Court OF Mist and Fury By Sarah J Maas

Feyre survived Amarantha's clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can't forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin's people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world cleaved in two.

With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas's masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights


I am a huge fan of  Sarah J Maas  and I absolutely  love her A Court of Thorns of Roses Series . A Court of  Mist and Fury was  sexy , thrilling  , magical and addictive and I cannot wait to get my hands on A Court of Wings and Fury !!

5) The Obsession By Nora Roberts 

The riveting new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Liar.

“She stood in the deep, dark woods, breath shallow and cold prickling over her skin despite the hot, heavy air. She took a step back, then two, as the urge to run fell over her.” 

Naomi Bowes lost her innocence the night she followed her father into the woods. In freeing the girl trapped in the root cellar, Naomi revealed the horrible extent of her father’s crimes and made him infamous. No matter how close she gets to happiness, she can’t outrun the sins of Thomas David Bowes.

Now a successful photographer living under the name Naomi Carson, she has found a place that calls to her, a rambling old house in need of repair, thousands of miles away from everything she’s ever known. Naomi wants to embrace the solitude, but the kindly residents of Sunrise Cove keep forcing her to open up—especially the determined Xander Keaton. 

Naomi can feel her defenses failing, and knows that the connection her new life offers is something she’s always secretly craved. But the sins of her father can become an obsession, and, as she’s learned time and again, her past is never more than a nightmare away.

I am a HUGE Nora Roberts  Fan so I look forward to her standalone ( that I affectionately call Big Nora) Ever year The Obsession was  amazing it was sexy , dark and thrilling.

6) Cream OF The Crop By Alice Clayton

Manhattan’s It Girl, Natalie Grayson, has it all: she’s a hot exec at a leading advertising firm, known industry-wide for her challenging and edgy campaigns. She’s got a large circle of friends, a family that loves her dearly, and her dance card is always full with handsome eligible bachelors. What else could a modern gal-about-town wish for? The answer, of course, is...cheese.

Natalie’s favorite part of each week is spending Saturday morning at the Union Square Farmer’s Market, where she indulges her love of all things triple cream. Her favorite booth also indulges her love of all things handsome. Oscar Mendoza, owner of the Bailey Falls Creamery and purveyor of the finest artisanal cheeses the Hudson Valley has to offer, is tall, dark, mysterious, and a bit oblivious. Or so she thinks. But that doesn’t stop Natalie from fantasizing about the size of his, ahem, milk can.

Romance is churning, passion is burning, and something incredible is rising to the top. Could it


I Love The Hudson Valley Series !!  so when I got my hands on Cream of The Crop I was so excited !. This book was  amazing it was funny and sexy . (And I just want to add that Oscar is inspired by Jason Momoa !!!!) . I loved Natalie and Oscar's story and I cannot wait to get my hands on the next   book in this series BUNS .

7) Only For A Night By Naima Simone

Rion Ward fought hard to be free of the Irish mob life. Now, as the co-owner of Boston’s hottest aphrodisiac club, he’s traded crime for the ultimate sexual fantasy. But when the “good girl” from his past walks through Lick’s doors, he discovers that his unconsummated hunger for her never abated.

Widowed for two years from a man who felt that anything besides the missionary position was dirty, Harper Shaw is ready to move on. The first step to feeling alive again is sex. Hot, dirty, black-out-from-orgasm sex. And who better to provide it than the brooding, sexy, tatted bad boy-turned-man she’s known for years? 

Rion, however, has one stipulation: He’ll be hers only for one night. One night to explore her every fantasy. One night to push her limits. One night to introduce her to a passion that makes both doubt if it will be enough…


Only For A Night!! ( sings that in my JLO voice lol )  was just wow. This has to be one of the Steamiest book I have read   this year . It was scorching Hot ! I loved Rion and Harper's story. In fact I loved the entire Lick Series. 

8) Alexei By Roxie Rivera

Shay Sandoval has big dreams and works hard to achieve them. But her older sister likes that fast, easy money and finds herself in a hot mess of trouble when she helps her boyfriend scam Houston’s underworld. Terrified for her sister and herself, Shay turns to the only man powerful enough to save them—former prize fighter and Russian mob enforcer Alexei Sarnov.

Just as ruthless in business as he was on the streets, Alexei has built a new life as a respected, wealthy businessman. When he learns Shay’s troubled sister has invoked the wrath of Houston’s criminal elite, Alexei rushes to intercept Shay before the city’s worst men can get their hands on her.

But now that she’s under his protection—and under his hands—Alexei realizes that he wants and needs more than he’s ever dared to hope for in his harsh life. He wants Shay in his home and in his bed—but not as merely his mistress.

Earning Shay’s love and trust just might be the hardest deal he’s ever sealed…


The Russian Protector series has a special place in my heart . I literally squealed when I saw that Alexei was out .I Alexei and  Shay story was  sexy , swoon worthy and addictive and I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book in the Russian Protector series.

9) Bound To The Bounty Hunter By Hayson Manning

      Harlan Franco, Colorado's busiest bounty hunter, and security expert, lives by his rules: be in control, be detached, and never touch the asset. These rules are tested when the asset he's being paid to secretly guard is none other than his rival, sexy, unpredictable, pain in the butt, Sophie Callaghan––a woman determined to stay away from him. If she finds out he’s in her life on an assignment, he'll never get the info he needs. But those lips, those curves, that attitude, he bets he'll have her for one night where she'll play by his rules.

He didn't expect his heart to have an opinion.

Freedom loving private investigator Sophie Callaghan is on a mission. The daughter of a con-artist is not going to be used by a man again. What she doesn't need is hot, broody and controlling Harlan barging into her life and digging into her past. Her brain may say no, but her body craves this bad boy. After a night where both live their darkest desires, Sophie must fight their explosive chemistry because one wrong move could destroy her. She bets he has to stay far, far away.

As the stakes ramp up and secrets explode around them, both are determined to win the bet.

But there can only ever be one winner.


 I am A Huge fan of Hayson Manning ! her books are always wonderful!. Bound to the Bounty Hunter was sexy , thrilling , funny and has one of my favorite fictional pets in it .I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book in the Bound series.

10) Promises By Angela Verdenius 

Brought up by an abusive father, he left his old life a long time ago. He’s worked hard to be a decent man, to be in control, to make a good life for himself. Then he meets his neighbour who has her own past, and suddenly he’s very much afraid that he isn’t in as much control as he believed. 

Can he promise her forever…or will his fears get in the way? 


I love!!! Angela Verdenius books !!! I Think I have read every single one of her BBW Contemporary Romances . Promises
was just so so good  It was  sexy . fun , emotional , heartwarming ,romantic and did I mention it was set in Australia !

 That is the end of part one of my  top favorite books of 2016 of  Part one . Stay tune for  Part two tomorrow.

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