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 




✦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



Review: When Somebody Loves You (The Southern Belle Book Club) by Shirley Jump


When Somebody Loves You (The Southern Belle Book Club) by Shirley Jump

Publication Date: October 6, 2015

Genre: Contemporary Romance


imageFirst in a new series from the New York Times bestselling author of the hugely popular Sweetheart Sisters novels!

At heart, Elizabeth Palmer is a practical Jersey girl. And her life reflects that—until everything suddenly falls apart. In a bid to change her luck, the intrepid reporter accepts a job to write a story on a reclusive quarter horse breeder in Chatham Ridge, Georgia. To her surprise, she finds herself settling into the warm, inviting town—even joining the Southern Belle Book Club—and craving the company of the rancher she’s there to interview….

Hunter McCoy has good reason to keep his distance from the determined reporter. Tragedy has taught him to stick to things that don’t require his heart. But he can’t seem to resist the vulnerability he detects beneath Elizabeth’s tough demeanor.

But when Hunter is faced with the possibility of a terrible loss and shuts Elizabeth out, she will have to prove to Hunter that having somebody love you can heal all wounds…


I enjoyed this light romance that was only about two people, one overly cautious and the other closed off. They were each dealing with their pasts in their own way and both a bit stubborn. I liked Elizabeth and Hunter from the start and just loved their friends and family who kept at them to see what was right before their eyes. I thought the small-town hokum talk was a bit much in the beginning so I was happy to see that ease off. This is just a feel good story set on a small town ranch and I loved it.

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





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imageNew York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shirley Jump spends her days writing romance and women’s fiction to feed her shoe addiction and avoid cleaning the toilets. She cleverly finds writing time by feeding her kids junk food, allowing them to dress in the clothes they find on the floor and encouraging the dogs to double as vacuum cleaners.

Look for her Sweet and Savory Romance series, including the USA Today bestselling book, THE BRIDE WORE CHOCOLATE, on Amazon and Nook, and the debut of her Sweetheart Club series for Berkley, starting with THE SWEETHEART BARGAIN in September 2013.

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Review: Ask Me Why Anthology by Jodi Thomas, Marie Force, Shirley Jump, Virginia Kantra


Ask Me Why Anthology by Jodi Thomas, Marie Force, Shirley Jump, Virginia Kantra

Publication Date: July 7, 2015

Genre: Contemporary Romance

imageimage An anthology of all-new novellas in the Green Mountain, Harmony, Southern Belle Book Club, and Dare Island series.

From four of the hottest, New York Times bestselling stars in contemporary romance, a quartet of all-new novellas filled with first kisses, first dances, and taking a chance on happily-ever-after. Includes Midnight Bet by Jodi Thomas, You’ll Be Mine by Marie Force, Wrapped Around Your Finger by Shirley Jump, and Dare by Virginia Kantra.

image Four feel-good romances perfect for summer reading.

MIDNIGHT BET by Jodi Thomas was full of mystery and danger but the dry humor offset it perfectly. Rick and Trace had a nice romance going but Lizzie and Doc stole the show for me. A nice addition to the Harmony Series.

YOU’LL BE MINE by Marie Force is a steamy romance set around Will and Cam’s wedding. I can’t wait to read more about Cam’s dad. Fans of the Green Mountain series will enjoy this peek into their big day and those who haven’t read it will find it fun and light.

WRAPPED AROUND YOUR FINGER by Shirley Jump is a fun story about taking chances even if they scare you. I loved Nick and also how Maggie came to her senses with the help of the Southern Belle Book Club.

CAROLINA HEART by Virginia Kantra is an all-around sweet romance that shows that hopes and dreams can come true even when you think you’re too busy. It is a nice addition to the Dare Island series.

This anthology is the perfect chance for readers to get their story-fix from a favorite author or find a new one to be added to their to-be-read list.

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



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Marie Force is the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling, award-winning author of more than forty contemporary romances, including the Green Mountain series. She lives in Rhode Island with her husband, two teenagers and two feisty dogs, Brandy and Louie.

Jodi Thomas is the New York Times bestselling author of the Harmony series. She lives in Amarillo, Texas.

Shirley Jump is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Sweetheart Sisters novels and the new Southern Belle Book Club series.

A four-time Romance Writers of America RITA Award finalist, Virginia Kantra is the winner of numerous writing awards, including the Golden Heart, Holt Medallion, Maggie Award of Excellence and two National Readers’ Choice Awards. She’s the author of the North Carolina-based Dare Island romances.

AUTHOR LINKS: Jodi Thomas Website; Jodi Thomas Twitter; Jodi Thomas Facebook; Marie Force Website; Marie Force Twitter; Marie Force Facebook; Shirley Jump’s Website; Virginia Kantra’s Website; Virginia Kantra’s Facebook