FAVORITE ROMANCES of 2015

Top Favorite Romances 2015

It’s here! Donna and I spent days trying to cut down our list and we finally got it down to 30(ish) books (we each got 15 picks). These are books that stayed with us long after we turned the last page. Some are new authors and some are long time favorites. We had books we loved that didn’t make the final list. 2015 was a great year and there were so many amazing releases and it looks like 2016 is going to be great too. I have a list of 2016 PRE-ORDERS HERE you can check out. 

Check out our #TopFav2015 list below and and let us know who made your list in 2015. -Cori 

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✦Dragonbane (Dark-Hunter Novels) by Sherrilyn Kenyon ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/1KKt9Zs | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-2Pa

✦Born of Betrayal (The League Series) by Sherrilyn Kenyon AMAZON http://amzn.to/1aQFagq | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-3me

✦Kill Without Mercy by Alexandra Ivy ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/1O8PK0z | REVIEW (To Be Posted 1/11)

✦Wicked Edge (Realm Enforcers Series) by Rebecca Zanetti ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/1WHqmXu | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-3iB

✦Searing Ecstasy: A Guardians of the Realms Novel by Setta Jay ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/1KXHWO1 | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-3eM

✦Chase the Darkness (Alpha Pack) by J D Tyler ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/1P4EItk | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-2OX

✦Mate Bond (Shifters Unbound) by Jennifer Ashley ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/19Wlzek | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-2fc

✦Blood Kiss (Black Dagger Legacy) by J R Ward ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/1BlQjuG | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-3px

✦CAGED MAGIC: A Wing Slayer Novel by Jennifer Lyon ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/1e9k7qe | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-2Na

✦Burned by Karen Marie Moning ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/1xaHzH0

✦Ride Steady by Kristen Ashley ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/1DcUdLs | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-2Gx

✦The Bourbon Kings by J.R. Ward ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/1StKxmY | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-2LP

✦Reaper’s Fall by Joanna Wylde ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/1Ogc5JH | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-3ia

✦Strong Enough (Tall, Dark and Dangerous) by M. Leighton ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/1ISeWtk | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-2OE

✦I Want You To Want Me by Erika Kelly ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/1DTlBuo | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-2HN

✦The Master (The Game Maker Series, Book 2) by Kresley Cole ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/1wVLU4h | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-24a

✦Call On Me (A Loving on the Edge Novel) by Roni Loren ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/1GjSqmk | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-2Hq

✦All I Want (Animal Magnetism) by Jill Shalvis ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/1MaQOhd | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-382

✦Wicked for You (Wicked Lovers) by Shayla Black ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/1VyFJ3Y | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-37B

✦Rock Hard (Rock Kiss Series, Book 2) by Nalini Singh ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/1zsmBmT | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-2bl

✦SCANDAL NEVER SLEEPS (The Perfect Gentlemen, Book 1) by Shayla Black & Lexi Blake ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/1JcuMz4 | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-2R4

✦Hard Beat (A Driven Novel) by K. Bromberg ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/1P4J5aN | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-3fO

✦Fire Me Up (Pine Mountain Book 4) by Kimberly Kincaid ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/1BafUqV | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-20H

✦All Wrapped Up (Pine Mountain, Book 5) by Kimberly Kincaid ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/1ViHQZp | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-35Y

✦When Somebody Loves You (The Southern Belle Book Club) by Shirley Jump ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/1FS8zoL | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-3bc

✦Target Engaged (Delta Force Series) by M. L. Buchman ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/1HbzzAk | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-3lP

✦Edge of Danger (Deadly Ops) by Katie Reus ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/1E04v3l | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-3fu

✦Primal Force: A K-9 Rescue Novel, Book 3 by D.D. Ayres ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/1Eu8Ldn | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-2WP

✦Hard to Let Go: A Hard Ink Novel by Laura Kaye ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/1SVE3gb | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-2Fl

✦Bring the Heat: A Sugarland Blue Novel by Jo Davis ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/1lqEbJ5 | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-3qu

✦Too Hard To Handle by Julie Ann Walker ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/1MIo96X | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-2U9

✦Brash: The Cavanaugh Brothers, Book 3 by Laura Wright ➢ AMAZON http://amzn.to/14kRuS2 | REVIEW http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-28S

 

Spotlight, Review & Giveaway: SCANDAL NEVER SLEEPS (The Perfect Gentlemen, Book 1) by Shayla Black and Lexi Blake

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SCANDAL NEVER SLEEPS
(The Perfect Gentlemen, Book 1)
by Shayla Black and Lexi Blake

Publication Date: August 18, 2015

Genre: Contemporary Romance/ Romantic Suspense

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imageThey are the Perfect Gentlemen of Creighton Academy: privileged, wealthy, powerful friends with a wild side. But a deadly scandal is about to tear down their seemingly ideal lives…

Maddox Crawford’s sudden death sends Gabriel Bond reeling. Not only is he burying his best friend, he’s cleaning up Mad’s messes, including his troubled company. Grieving and restless, Gabe escapes his worries in the arms of a beautiful stranger. But his mind-blowing one-night stand is about to come back to haunt him…

Mad groomed Everly Parker to be a rising star in the executive world. Now that he’s gone, she’s sure her job will be the next thing she mourns, especially after she ends up accidentally sleeping with her new boss. If only their night together hadn’t been so incendiary—or Gabe like a fantasy come true…

As Gabe and Everly struggle to control the heated tension between them, they discover evidence that Mad’s death was no accident. Now they must bank their smoldering passions to hunt down a murderer—because Mad had secrets that someone was willing to kill for, and Gabe or Everly could be the next target…

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I’m hooked! Scandal Never Sleeps had everything I look for in great story! It was a sexy thrill ride with a mystery that kept me guessing. Scandal Never Sleeps is the first book in Shayla Black and Lexi Blake’s new series The Perfect Gentlemen. The series will feature a group of powerful men than met in boarding school. I love the characters and  I’m excited about all the possibilities for the future books in this series.  I can’t wait to read each Perfect Gentlemen’s story. In this first book, Scandal Never Sleep, Gabriel Bond and Everly heat up the pages and work together to uncover a mystery. I recommend this book for romantic suspense lovers that want a hot love story with the mystery. This series is a new favorite and I’ll be stalking the next release!

*Review copy provided by Penguin in exchange for an honest review. 

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“What are your plans tonight, Eve?”
That was a loaded question. Her current plan included going to a lonely apartment where she could worry about her future and try to figure out if someone had murdered her friend. She could be alone with her fear and doubt . . . but she didn’t really want to. “I was getting ready to leave. What about you?”
“So was I. I thought I’d get some dinner before I called it a night. I don’t think the food here is going to be any good. Giovanni’s is one block over. Italian might be nice. I can promise you won’t have any trouble getting a glass of wine there.”
“You’re asking me out?” It was a little surreal. She saw much more attractive women still in the bar. Why had he chosen her? Maybe he liked a curvier girl. Some guys did.
His face settled into a polite mask. “I don’t know that I would call it a date.”
“What would you call it, then?”
He stepped closer, into her personal space. “Eve, I want to be honest with you.”
Eve. She wasn’t Everly to Gabriel. Which meant that he didn’t expect her to be a good, polite girl. She didn’t have to be shy about what she wanted.
She stood a bit taller and met his beautiful blue eyes. She could see the five‑o’clock shadow darkening his jaw and wondered what it would feel like to brush her fingertips over his face, to run her thumb across that full bottom lip of his. “Honesty is good.”
She wasn’t being entirely honest with him, but it didn’t matter. They were sharing a moment out of time. She wouldn’t see him again. She didn’t even know his last name.
“I’m looking for an escape tonight. I can find it in the bottom of a bottle or I can take you out of here and try to make us both feel good. Why don’t you let me buy you dinner and plead my case?”
He was asking her to sleep with him. A one-night stand. She’d never had one. She’d slept with two men in her whole life, and they’d both been her boyfriends. Sex had been all right, but something about the look in Gabriel’s eyes told her this would be far better.
He wanted to escape. She wasn’t sure from what, but she glimpsed a world of worries and sorrow in his expression that drew her. She understood loss and longing. She knew what it meant to need a few hours of escape. Hadn’t she been wanting that herself?
A single memory pierced her in that moment. Two days before he died, Maddox had shaken his head over her nonexistent dating life. He’d tried to persuade her to let him set her up on a blind date, but she’d said she didn’t have time. She’d needed to get some reports done and go through the purchase orders on the new hard drives and security systems. He’d rolled those piercing eyes of his.
You need to live a little. Your whole life can’t be spent behind a computer screen. Life is often about taking risks. Sometimes you have to leave yourself to figure out who you really are.
She didn’t have to be herself. Not tonight.
“Kiss me.” The words were out of her mouth before she could stop them. She was never bold or brazen when it came to men. She’d never demanded anything sexually of a lover, but she wanted Gabriel to kiss her. She wanted to see if that spark she felt translated to something truly physical.
She expected some discussion, and when he hesitated, she was more than willing to admit that she’d been hasty. Everly was about to shake her head and try to laugh the incident off when he cupped her face and his body brushed hers. He tilted her head up and his mouth descended.
Soft. His lips were soft on hers. Gentle. He moved with predatory grace. His fingers sank into her hair, and her hands seemed to naturally find the lean muscles at his waist. Even through his crisp dress shirt, she could feel the heat of his body. It practically poured off him and into her, warming her skin and making her come to life.
He was gentle, but Everly knew precisely who was in charge. His lips locked onto hers, leading her. A little tug on her hair told her which way he wanted her to move.
Everything about him—scent,taste, feel—made her melt. She forgot where she was, forgot that they were in public. The noise of the bar receded until all she could hear was her own heart beating furiously in her ears. Nothing mattered at all but the feel of his body under her hands, the masterful way he moved her.
“Is that what you wanted, Eve?” He breathed the words against her mouth. “You wanted to see if I can kiss? I can give you more. I don’t simply want to kiss your lips. I want to strip you down and find out if you’re as sweet and soft everywhere as you look. I want to run my tongue over your skin until I memorize how you taste. I want to kiss you so long and hard that you’ll forget you were ever kissed before.” He lifted his head up and dragged in a breath. “So what do you say? Will you have dinner with me?”
She swallowed. His words made everything but her need fall away. “It’s not dinner I’m interested in anymore.”

Posted by arrangement with Berkley Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, A Penguin Random House Company. Copyright © Shelley Bradley, LLC and DLZ Entertainment LLC, 2015.

 

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imageShayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than forty sizzling contemporary, erotic, paranormal and historical romances. Shayla has received or been nominated for the Passionate Plume, the Holt Medallion, Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence and the National Readers Choice Award. She lives in Texas with her family. Visit her online at shaylablack.com, facebook.com/ShaylaBlackAuthor

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn’t until she started writing romance that she found success. Lexi lives in North Texas with her family. Visit her online at LexiBlack.net.

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WEEKLY RELEASE LIST 02/16-02/22

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✦Romance✦Paranormal Romance✦Erotica✦Romantic Suspense✦New Adult✦
*This list will be pinned to the top of our FB page and updates will be made throughout the week. Buy links for Amazon Global, B&N, Kobo, and Paperbacks. Genre codes included with titles. Key to codes listed at the bottom of the list.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2014
✦On The Rocks (The Last Call Series) by Sawyer Bennett #CR #NA ➢ Kindle $3.99 http://georiot.co/3AyG | Amazon Paperback $8.99 http://georiot.co/E22 | B&N $3.99 http://bit.ly/1f7COIc
✦Worth the Chance by Vi Keeland #CR Kindle $3.99 http://georiot.co/1i99 | Amazon Paperback $12.59 http://georiot.co/2tJM | Kobo $3.99 http://bit.ly/1f7DhKp
✦Escaping Destiny (The Fae Chronicles #3) by Amelia Hutchins #PNR ➢ Kindle $4.99 http://georiot.co/19zy
✦Demon by My Side by Victoria Davies #PNR ➢ Kindle $1.99 http://georiot.co/1WEC | Nook $1.99 http://bit.ly/1oCwBs0 | Kobo $1.99 http://bit.ly/1j1znDH

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2014
✦Once in a Lifetime (Lucky Harbor) by Jill Shalvis #CR (Dawn 4.5 Stars) ➢ Kindle $5.69 http://georiot.co/2skT | Amazon Paperback $5.10 http://georiot.co/XDX | B&N http://bit.ly/1cOQUx0 | iTunes http://bit.ly/KoRQ0Y | Kobo $5.99 http://bit.ly/1bBP8BG
✦Vampire Most Wanted: An Argeneau Novel by Lynsay Sands (Cori 4 Stars) ➢ Kindle $6.64 http://georiot.co/2JcQ | Amazon Paperback $6.79 http://georiot.co/1KEV | B&N (Paperback $7.99/ Nook $6.64) http://bit.ly/1hnxa8m | Kobo $6.99 http://bit.ly/1j1zVcT
✦Every Part of You: Resists Me (#2) by Megan Hart #CR #ER ➢ Kindle $1.99 http://georiot.co/3XGq | Nook $1.99 http://bit.ly/1lWUvvX | Kobo $1.99 http://bit.ly/N05iJp
✦Before You Break by Christina Lee #CR #NA ➢ Kindle $3.79 http://georiot.co/14xf | Nook $3.99 http://bit.ly/1j1BNC9 | Kobo $3.99 http://bit.ly/1gqSnLv
✦The Darkest Joy by Marata Eros #RS #CR #NA ➢ Kindle $7.59 http://georiot.co/3CwV | Amazon Paperback $11.18 http://georiot.co/34FV | B&N (Paperback $11.18/ Nook $7.99) http://bit.ly/MpCVnY | Kobo $7.99 http://bit.ly/1dWZINM
✦Dungeon Royale (Masters and Mercenaries) by Lexi Blake #ER #RS ➢ Kindle http://georiot.co/3yAs | Amazon Paperback $12.00 http://georiot.co/3cpA | Kobo $3.99 http://bit.ly/1gqQqPh
✦Flashes of Me: An Erotic Novella by Cynthia Sax #CR #ER ➢ Kindle $0.99 http://georiot.co/EPp | Nook $0.99 http://bit.ly/1bBR25e | Kobo $0.99 http://bit.ly/1dA1MzQ
✦His Obsession Next Door (In the Line of Duty) by Cathryn Fox #CR ➢ Kindle $3.44 http://georiot.co/EEk | Nook $4.49 http://bit.ly/1dA2fC2 | Kobo $3.99 http://bit.ly/1jIVrWp

✦GENRE ABBREVIATIONS✦
#CS – Contemporary Romance
#PNR – Paranormal Romance
#RS – Romantic Suspense
#NA – New Adult Romance
#ER – Erotica Romance
#YA – Young Adult Romance
#UF – Urban Fantasy Romance
#FR – Fantasy Romance
#HR – Historical Romance
#SFR – Science Fiction Romance

WEEKLY RELEASE LIST 01/19-01/25

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✦Romance✦Paranormal Romance✦Erotica✦Romantic Suspense✦New Adult✦

*This list will be pinned to the top of our FB page and updates will be made throughout the week. Buy links for Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and Paperbacks. Amazon Global links are provided. Genre codes included with titles. Key to codes listed at the bottom of the list.

MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 2013
✦The Professional: Part 3 by Kresley Cole #CR #ER (Cori 5 Stars) ➢ $1.99 Kindle http://georiot.co/3gDH | Nook http://bit.ly/1bTjc9c | iTunes http://bit.ly/18QHyz6 | Kobo http://bit.ly/1cIW8Xc
✦Embrace the Desire by Spring Stevens #PNR ➢ Kindle $3.82 http://georiot.co/162v | Nook $4.99 http://bit.ly/1ahwDSt

TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2013
✦Believe: (True Believers) by Erin McCarthy #NA #CR ➢ Kindle $3.79 http://georiot.co/FMo | Nook $3.99 http://bit.ly/19FgNjI | Kobo $3.99 http://bit.ly/KmbDxM
✦Dark Bites: A Short Story Collection (Dark-Hunter Novels) by Sherrilyn Kenyon #PNR ➢ Kindle $11.04 http://georiot.co/2DiU | Amazon Hardback $19.27 http://georiot.co/B3h | B&N (Hardback $18.88/ Nook $12.99) http://bit.ly/1eKG4Xn | Kobo $12.99 http://bit.ly/LqMdPE
✦Dirty Secrets: (InterMix) by Karen Rose #RS ➢ Kindle $2.99 http://georiot.co/F6L | Nook $2.99 http://bit.ly/1aBNVr6 | Kobo $2.99 http://bit.ly/19FmfDp
✦A Little Too Hot by Lisa Desrochers #NA #CR ➢ Kindle $2.99 http://georiot.co/1Bif | Amazon Paperback $6.28 (2/25) http://georiot.co/21bQ | B&N (Paperback $6.99/ Nook $2.99) http://bit.ly/1dJSpNu | Kobo $2.99 http://bit.ly/1dljTo3
✦Reckless by Amanda Carpenter/ Thea Harrison Re-Release #CR #RS ➢ Kindle $2.99 http://georiot.co/Ee8
✦Savor: A Billionaire Bachelors Club Novel #3 by Monica Murphy #CR ➢ Kindle $0.99 http://georiot.co/csQ | Nook $0.99 http://bit.ly/1jfA4vp | Kobo $2.99 http://bit.ly/1kNqS2Y
✦Steal the Moon (Thieves, Book 3) by Lexi Blake #PNR ➢ Kindle $4.99 http://georiot.co/3MPh
✦Betting On You by Sydney Landon #CR ➢ Kindle $3.79 http://georiot.co/14OB | Nook $3.99 http://bit.ly/1aBAAvR | Kobo $3.99 http://bit.ly/1e4haR4
✦Untouched by Maisey Yates #CR ➢ Kindle $4.27 http://georiot.co/12ac | Nook $4.99 http://bit.ly/1eWSGgh | Kobo $4.99 http://bit.ly/1ahCFlV
✦Snowed In by Melanie Shawn #CR ➢ Kindle not available yet | Nook $2.99 http://bit.ly/1eQrBt3 | Kobo $2.99 http://bit.ly/1jleN3w

✦GENRE ABBREVIATIONS✦
#CS – Contemporary Romance
#PNR – Paranormal Romance
#RS – Romantic Suspense
#NA – New Adult Romance
#ER – Erotica Romance
#YA – Young Adult Romance
#UF – Urban Fantasy Romance
#FR – Fantasy Romance
#HR – Historical Romance
#SF – Science Fiction Romance