I hope you’ve had a wonderful start to 2019. It certainly is going quickly. This month I thought I’d take a look back at the romances I read/re-read last year and pick some of my favourites. I discovered I’ve been reading WAY too many MM romances, due to the fact that’s what I was writing all of last year. I hope you enjoy the list. Perhaps you’ll find your next read in here somewhere!
#1 Favourite Book of 2018
Riven by Roan Parrish (MM Rock Star Romance)
I picked this one up because I was writing a MM rock star romance of my own. Theo and Caleb’s story kept me captivated from start to finish. The way Roan describes music throughout was a total revelation. I will never get over how much I love this book.
Lead by Kylie Scott – This was a re-read. Jimmy and Lena are fabulous and funny. Loved it!
Troublemaker by Deborah Bladon – Everything you could want from a friends to lovers romance.
Lord of Lies by Amy Sandas – The third book in Amy’s Fallen Ladies series, this book was full of adventure and intrigue.
It Takes Two to Tumble by Cat Sebastion – Even historicals have MM goodness, and when a sea captain falls for the local vicar cravats start to fly!
Twist of Fate series by Lucy Lennox and Sloane Kennedy – I enjoyed Book 1, but it was Books 2 and 3 that made me fall in love.
Fake Boyfriend series by Eden Finley – These are must-reads. They had me laughing out loud and awwing with happiness. I’ve just bought Book 3 (it was released a few days ago) and I intend to enjoy every sizzling page.
Mr Frosty Pants by Leta Blake – A Christmas story that will be a great read any time of the year. I laughed, cried, and raged against the injustice. I will come back to this one next December and do it all over again.
Borrowing Blue by Lucy Lennox – An instalove romance that will have you convinced. This is the first book in a series. When I discovered there are SEVEN more books I gave a heavy sigh, because now I have to read ALL OF THEM (I have no choice in this).
Bonds of Blood series by Daniel de Lorne – Not traditional romances, but full of MM romance, vampires and magic. The Bonds of Blood will have you up all night. I’ve also just bought the last book in this series (released last month). It’s in competition with the new Fake Boyfriend book for my next read. Warning: Contains some graphic violence, but not a lot of it.
A little less steamy
Something Like Summer (and the companion novel Something Like Winter) – Ben and Tim belong together. It’s going to take them years (seriously, YEARS) to get there. This on again/off again romance will have you ready to go to battle with anyone who gets in the way (I’m looking at you Jace!).
Embers and Echoes by Daniel de Lorne – Another de Lorne book, but this time a traditional (sweet) romance with more hunky firefighters and (almost) no violence.
I hope you saw something in the list that caught your fancy. If so, I’d love to know which one. What were your favourite books of 2018?