– 2016 –

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The Player by Kresley Cole

It’s been a while since I read  this book but as I look at the books I’ve read this year, I realize I couldn’t remember any specific sex scenes   However, I did a quick video review that said “it was so hot, I had to fan myself”.  Cole does have a way to writing these kind of books.  The Game Maker books has all been in my previous Best Of, including The Player.   And according to my review, this has been one of the best of  2016.

EROTIC ROMANCE | BEST SEX

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The Curse of Tenth Grave by Darynda Jones

I picked Charley and Reyes to be my best couple because despite how powerful they both are, they manage to stay grounded and together. From book one to the current release, this couple has yet to disappoint. When it comes to romance, they excel in keeping it strong.

URBAN FANTASY | BEST COUPLE

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The Beast by J.R. Ward

It’s Rhage, Need I say more?

PARANORMAL ROMANCE| FAVE HERO

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The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson

I looked through my TBR list and I realized that there are a few Young Adult books I’ve read with heroines that  deserved to be in this category.  But this year, I pick Lia from The Remnant Chroncles.  I loved this girl from the beginning and until the end of this trilogy.   Pearson did a wonderful job keeping her identity yet maturing to strong willed woman.

YOUNG ADULT

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Arcana Rising by Kresley Cole

Okay, so not quite a new series but definitely a “new to me” series with the last book released this year.   I devoured the books in this series in just a matter of a couple weeks.   Cole not only mastered the area of writing paranormal romance, contemporary  and wow…young adult as well.   I can’t believe I waited to long to read this series   It was damn good!

YOUNG ADULT

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He Will Be My Ruin by K.A. Tucker

I only read this book because Fran and Suzanne were raving about this book and it was one of the instances that their text just about blew up my phone.   Surely, I wouldn’t have picked it up by its cover .  They’re discussion on how good it was persuaded me to jump right in.  Boy, they were right, it was non stop suspense and the author kept me needing to read each page after the next

THRILLER

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Mercury Striking by Rebecca Zanetti

I was utterly blown away with the post apocalyptic aspect of the story in this book and the romance softened the suspenseful edge just the right amount. Looking for an extraordinary romantic suspense read? This is the one for you!

POST APOCALYPTIC | SUSPENSEFUL

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