Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Top Ten of 2013!!!!


If you have been following me for a while you know I did a top ten in June, well now it is the end of the year and I have more books under my belt and I gotta say, the list has changed a bit.  Also I am going to share a few of my favorite novellas, my favorite new series books, & a few of the books that broke my heart because they were disappointing.  The criteria is easy, the book had to be published in 2013 and I had to have reviewed it.  Please feel free to comment below...


Top 10 Novels of 2013

10.  
Blind Obsession by Ella Frank:  It's dark, deep, and intense from start to finish.  I loved it.  You can find my review here:  http://bbeautyandbooks.blogspot.com/2013/04/blind-obsession-review.html

9.  
Seize Me by Crystal Spears:  This MC gem was a surprise hit for me and one of my favorite MC books all year long.  You can read my full review here:  http://bbeautyandbooks.blogspot.com/2013/09/seize-me-breakneck-1-book-review.html

8.  
Wicked Cravings by Suzanne Wright:  Honest to god, this woman can write anything and I will love it.  It was hard to pick just one book.  Here is my review: http://bbeautyandbooks.blogspot.com/2013/05/wicked-cravings-phoenix-pack-2-review.html

7.  
Chase by Chantal Fernando & Dawn Martens:  This was their debut novel, and it was awesome.  It lead to a pretty solid series and both ladies have even ventured off and done their own things with similar success.  Here is my review for Chase:  http://bbeautyandbooks.blogspot.com/2013/06/chase-resisting-love-review.html

6.  
Surviving Raine by Shay Savage:  I hadn't read anything of hers prior to this, and I gotta say, WOW!  It was a kick in the ass kind of novel!  I highly recommend getting your hands on this book!  Here is my review:  http://bbeautyandbooks.blogspot.com/2013/04/surviving-raine-arc-review.html

5.  
In Too Deep (The Others of Edenton #1) by Brandy L Rivers:  This story brought me into the world of Edenton, where mystical creatures of every possible nature come together and do battle.  Oh and they are usually lead by strong as hell sassy women!  There have been stories in the series I have loved more, but this one holds a soft spot because it was first.  Here is my review:  http://bbeautyandbooks.blogspot.com/2013/05/in-too-deep-book-1-others-of-edenton.html

4.  
Beyond Repair by Chelsea Camaron:  I waited for this book since the moment Harrison's character was introduced, and I was thrilled with the results!  This series used to be called the Daddy's Girl Series, and I miss that, but the Love and Repair series works too.  Here is my review:  http://bbeautyandbooks.blogspot.com/2013/08/beyond-repair.html

3.  
Reaper's Property by Joanna Wylde:  To me this was the best gritty, dirty, not so happily ever after MC book of the year.  I thought it was amazing, and the better news is we will have the second book in the series very very soon!  My review:  http://bbeautyandbooks.blogspot.com/2013/04/reapers-property-review.html

2.  
Rock Chick Revolution by Kristen Ashley:  This one is bittersweet because I LOVE this series.  Although Ally was never my favorite character, I do love that group and to see what happened next was super exciting.  Not to mention we find out we are going to LA with Mace and Darius!!!  My review:  http://bbeautyandbooks.blogspot.com/2013/08/rock-chick-revolution-review.html

1.  
Tears of Tess by Pepper Winters:  This list was so hard because how do you rank different books from different types of authors and sub-genres and put them all in one list?  I did it based on how a book made me feel.  This fucking book gutted me.  It is dark, scary, and quite frankly the most devastating book I read all year, and if you have been following me, you know that is saying something.  Here is my review:  http://bbeautyandbooks.blogspot.com/2013/09/tears-of-tess-review-and-tour.html



Other Favorites of 2013:


A few novellas I loved this year that  you should check out:

Hearts in Darkness by Laura Kaye:  It's brilliant what you can feel for someone when you have to use conversation and not judge by appearance.  http://bbeautyandbooks.blogspot.com/2013/04/hearts-in-darkness-review.html

Sin at Sea by Emma Nichols:  This novella is sexy as hell!!!  http://bbeautyandbooks.blogspot.com/2013/07/sin-at-sea-sinful-novella-review.html



Some Series' you should be reading!  Like yesterday!!!!

Brandy L Rivers - The Others of Edenton:  This series is amazing for those who love paranormal love stories but also those who love visually striking stories!  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17825874-in-too-deep?from_search=true

Kristen Ashley - The Chaos MC Series:  So far we have met Shy & Hop, and they are both the sex!  KA has done it again!  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16163690-own-the-wind?from_search=true

Chelsea Camaron - Love & Repair Series:  It's sweet and awesome and yeah....get on that!  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18585483-restore-my-heart

Sarah M. Cradit - House of Crimson and Clover:  Unbelievably good!  Another para series that I put my full support behind!  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18754093-st-charles-at-dusk?from_search=true

Marie Wathen - ALL Series:  It is a killer series and you should be reading it!  Plus her cover art is some of my favorite of all time!  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17879758-be-all



A few Misses Which Made Me Sad and Angry

Katy Evans -  Mine & Remy:  I fucking loved Real!  It was one of my favorite books in June.  I pulled it off my favorites list this time because, quite frankly, the two follow up books ruined it for me.  Mine made me nuts and Remy I couldn't even finish.  And that was the story I wanted to read the most.  Very disappointed.

Jamie McGuire - Walking Disaster:  I wanted to love it.  I couldn't because it was the same damn book as Beautiful Disaster.  It was told from Travis' POV but it was almost the exact same as Abby's.  The only reason I didn't lose it completely is because the epilogue was great.  Wish the rest of the book had been. This one pissed me off.


So there you have them, my favorites of 2013!  Keep in mind that this is my person list of favorites and not everyone will agree.  But hey, you are more than welcome to leave your list below!!!


Have a Safe & Happy New Year!!!!



~B~









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