These are my favorites of 2015. They have each stayed with me for one reason or another. I love a story with damaged characters. I love the strength they possess and their ability to grow, heal, and love again.
Chance & Aubrey, Owen & Auburn, Declan & Elizabeth, Margo, and Sam & Levee are all still in my head. There were other stories that I loved but these guys, they stayed with me.
Now...2016! It should be a fun book year! I plan on attending several signings...local and out of state. There are so many books that I am looking forward too. Including The Baller by Vi Keeland, It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover, Soulless by T. M. Frazier, Never Never part 3 by Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher, and many more! Hope everyone has an amazing New Year and happy reading!!
Release Date: December 6, 2015
Series: King (Book 3)
I was selfish. I was an asshole.
I needed to fuck her more than I needed to breathe.
I waited for her to tell me no. To tell me to go the fuck to hell. To tell me she realized that letting me inside her was a big mistake and would only bring heartache and pain.
The stupid bitch did none of those things.
"Yes," she moaned, closing her eyes and arching her back into me, pushing her tits into my chest and my inner monster came alive, wanting more than to just fuck her. I wanted to possess her. Own her.
This cover...it's hot and fits Bear perfectly! If nothing else, buy it just to stare at the cover. Perfection!
Bear is the right amount of sweet and sour (yes, I compared him to a sour patch kid!). He's also my new badass book boyfriend!
Thia is funny, quirky, stubborn, and independent. I love how strong of a character she is.
T.M. Frazier is amazing...and cruel! The ending! Ahhh! Wasn't prepared for it to end. I want more...NOW!
I loved this book! Highly recommend reading the awesomeness that is Lawless!
Lawless can be read by itself but you might be a little lost about some events. If you haven't read King & Tyrant yet, you need too! Also, you may as well pre-order Soulless too because after that ending you aren't going to want to wait for another dose of Bear. All the links are below. Start one-clicking!!
Release Date: December 15, 2015
Series: The Syndicate Series (Book 2)
"I'm drawn to you, Roan. It's thrilling and frightening all in one. You make me want to open my heart and feel."
"Then feel me. Feel me everywhere. Feel me here." Right there in the middle of the overly crowded nightclub, he inclines his head, placing a kiss right over my heart. Then without a care in the world, he scoops me onto his lap and devours my aching lips, that god yes, are begging him kiss me.
First of all, lets just stare at the cover for a minute....or ten. Now, wipe the drool off your face. Okay, all better! Love this cover!!
Roan Diamond gave himself one job. He has to find and kill his brother, Royal.
Alina Solokov keeps her distance from people. Royal left her scarred and broken. But, she knows that he's watching and waiting.
This is Roan and Alina's story. It was everything I expected. Roan is a badass. Alina is a strong woman. Together they are even better.
If you enjoyed The Wrath of Cain, than you will love The Redemption of Roan.
Release Date: December 14, 2015
Series: Carrion (Book1)
"I ain't worried about La Cosa Nostra no more. I'm worried about this thing of mine. All I want is to pick up where I left off. Find Letty and pick up the pieces. The creeps that put me in here will get what's coming to them. I'll go up against Carrion. I'll wage war against the foot soldiers of South Philly. I'll rage through the five boroughs until everybody remembers my name and my face. There is just one thing that slows my stride. The mob couldn't kill me. Prison couldn't break me. Going home threatens to do both."
Miles had a jacked up upbringing.
His mother loved him.
His father tried to ruin him.
But Letty... she saved him.
Miles' story is action packed. It is complete with revenge, love, hope, deceit, and everything else you expect from the mafia. Oh, and Miles is 6 foot 6 inches of built, tattooed, bearded sexy goodness.
Letty is a strong independent woman. She has had to learn not to back down and show weakness. I admired her strength and determination to follow through with her plans.
Can't wait to see what's in store for the rest of the Capadonno family.
Release Date: December 14, 2015
Series: Pub Fiction (Book 2)
...Despite my wavering on my feelings over Shawn's suicide as the years pass, I still move through the grief stages. I fluctuate from anger to blame to understanding; I still struggle to compartmentalize my feelings toward the man I assumed was my forever. The man I thought I knew. The hardest part was getting over the final images I saw of him, ones that have plagued me over the years. But after talking it through with Hillary, I realize Shawn wasn't thinking about me finding him that way, it's not like he was being malicious. No, he was simply hurting, and not in any frame of mind to think of those around him. I just can't ever seem to stop asking why? Or how could you?
I chose this excerpt for a reason. I felt the way Gillian explains a persons emotions when someone close to them chooses to go this way was accurate. Emotions are all over the place and fluctuate daily, hourly, and sometimes by the minute. It's hard to wrap your mind around the situation...but there is no way to know what they were thinking and the answer to why?...will never come.
I loved Levi and the patience he shows Braunwyn. They are wonderful characters and their love for each other is felt throughout the entire story.
Braunwyn is a strong female. She has endured heartache and loss and survived. Braun has a good support system and is an excellent mother.
Really enjoyed On The Rocks and can't wait to read what Gillian Jones writes next!