One of the best things I did this year was sign up to NetGalley, a website dedicated to providing lovers of literature with advanced copies of books for free, all in exchange for fair, and honest reviews. Some of them have been big hits for me, and others, not so much. Below are the top 10 ARCS I have received this past year.
10 (Enjoyable) to 1 (Loved it!)
10. Brimstone Inc. Novellas by Abigail Owen
Some of these have been "meh", others have been great, but one thing is for sure; If you like urban fantasy, romance and hot, steamy scenes, you will enjoy Abigail Owen's.
9. Crushing It by Lorelei Parker
While Crushing It started out slow, I ended up falling for Sierra and Alfie. Crushing It is a modern urban romance for the female video game lovers out there <3
8. Love Me Like You Do by Aimee Brown
Love Me Like You Do was a sweet rom-com that reminded me of the romance movies of the 90's.
7. Storybound by Emily McKay
Storybound was a book lovers fantasy come true, and I can't wait for Emily McKay to release the second book to what is expected to be a trilogy in this urban fantasy.
6. The Five-Year Plan by Carla Burgess
I very quickly fell in love with Aiden and Orla, and this rom-com that spans five years.
5. Can't Hurry Love by Melinda Curtis
You can't help but fall for Can't Hurry Love, and rooting for recent widow Lola, who while coming to terms with some new knowledge of her husband, becomes friendly with the town sheriff, Drew ... when she isn't getting arrested by him.
4.The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa
This Rom-Com will make you laugh out loud, while rooting for the guy who unintentionally ruins his brother's wedding.
3. Ghosting: A Love Story by Tash Skilton
Two millennials. Two unconventional jobs. Enemies to lovers. This book will make you laugh, make you cry, and hoping that these two authors work together again.
2. The Queen by Jennifer L Armentrout
The conclusion to The Summer King novellas would have been the winner, if the story felt finished. For that alone, it gets second place ... but Caden and Brighton are wonderful in this final chapter.
10. Of Flame & Fury AND Touch of Evil
by Cecy Robson
Cecy Robson gave us not just Taran's final novel this year ... but also Emme's first novel in the Weird Girls series! These books had be laughing, crying, and reminded me of all the reasons why I love Cecy Robson's Weird Girl series.