by Nicole Williams
It starts off as a young adult romance novel in the first book but by the last one it's gone into the new adult genre. It's the classic bad boy meets good girl story but right from the beginning, the story is so much more than that. Their journey together was a rocky one and they experience so much pain and heartache, I couldn't help but feel for them. It's not all like that though, they have their sweet and loving moments that make me want a bad boy like Jude myself too.
by Jay Crownover
Good girl Shaw Landon has always loved rebel Rule Archer but they both know they’re not right for each other. But after a lot of birthday cocktails and a drunken birthday confession, one thing led to another and now they have to figure out how a girl like her and a guy like him could possibly be together. But these two are perfect for each other!! They may have had their ups and downs together trying to figure out who they are and how they fit in in the world. You’ll read a lot of really hot, scorching moments mixed in with really sweet, swoon-worthy moments. You should definitely check out the rest of the Marked Men series too!!
SAY THE WORD
by Julie Johnson
Lux and Sebastian fell in love in high school and their love wasn’t just the puppy kind of love but the forever kind. Circumstances caused them to break up on bad terms and they didn’t expect to see each other 7 years later, much less have to work together. There’s so much drama, heartache, and emotion that you can’t but get sucked into the story and feel for the characters. The writing is absolutely fantastic and the way the writer weaves the story between past and present to put together the puzzle pieces of their story was perfect.
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Sydney and Kyler are best friends. Sydney is in love with Kyler but the problem is Kyler’s a 'manwhore' who’s not known to stay in relationships. But after getting stuck together in a ski resort because of a storm, things gets real steamy between them. I love this because I’m a sucker for the best-friends-turned-lovers stories and JLA writes swoon-worthy jerks that you can’t help but fall in love with too.
COME AWAY WITH ME
by Kristen Proby
This one is actually a nine book series about nine different people who are all part of one massive family. It all starts with the story of how Nat and Luke met in Come Away With Me, followed by a glimpse of Stacy and Isaac's married life in Under The Mistletoe With Me. Jules and Nate's steamy romance follow in the Fight With Me and Meg and Will's story comes in Play With Me. Samantha and Leo's intense chemistry is narrated in Rock With Me while Nic and Matt's quirky tastes are chronicled in Tied With Me. Brynna and Caleb face a difficult problem in Safe With Me and Meridith and Mark rekindle old flames in Breathe With Me. The series wraps up with Alecia and Dominic's Forever With Me and an epilogue that will summarize everything in the series. This is what I would consider an easy read and it's something I would definitely suggest you check out when you just want to relax and swoon with the characters.
BECAUSE OF LOW
by Abbi Glines
Because of Low is the second book in the Sea Breeze Series which narrates the stories of a big group of friends and how they all met their one true love. The rest of the series is well written with their own special plots that you should check out but personally, my favorite is the story of Low and Marcus and their incredibly messed up situation. Another good book that you should check out when you want a calm, heart-tugging, romantic story that won't leave you in tears.
by Molly McAdams
Harper is finally out from her military father’s thumb and gets to experience a whole new world filled with things she never got to experience mainly: boyfriends. She’s in love with her boyfriend Brandon BUT she also loves her roommate’s brother, Chase. But this book isn’t just a love triangle because Taking Chances is the kind of book that will take your heart and rip it to itty-bitty pieces. Not kidding.
by Krista & Becca Ritchie
Lily is a sex addict, Loren is an alcoholic, and this is their story. I know that sounds pretty twisted (and it is, actually) but Addicted is a really good series that takes us on a journey with Lily and Lo and their road to recovery. Addicted To You is the first book in the 3 part series with books 1.5 and 2.5 to make things clearer and a spin-off series called the Calloway Sisters that is also a must-read if you really want to understand what they're going through. Not to mention the spin-off series talks about the lives of Rose and Daisy, Lily's sisters, and their own struggles in life which will definitely capture your hearts and make you fall in love with all of them.
MORE THAN SERIES
by Jay McLean
This series broke my heart several times and made me shed actual tears while I was reading it. A five-part series talking about the lives of a group of friends and their stories about life, love, and loss, Jay McLean captured our hearts and we weren't able to put the books down until we actually finished it. Kayla and Jake and their heart breaking story happened in More Than This; Amanda and Logan's complicated relationship was narrated in More Than Her and More Than Him; Lucy and Cam shared the love most of us just dream of in More Than Forever; and hopefully, Heidi and Dylan will finally clear things up in the last book, More Than Enough, which will be released sometime in the middle of this year.
Ten Tiny Breaths
by K. A. Tucker
Kacey's whole life changed after one drunk driving accident killed both of her parents. After years of putting up with her just bearable relatives, one incident involving her uncle and her sister finally pushes her to move out and start somewhere new. There she meets the alluring Trent and Kacey might have finally found someone who might just make her feel again. But apparently Trent has some secrets of his own that might just shatter everything Kacey believes in.
Ten Tiny Breaths is the first book in the five-part series and the rest of the series is just as good as the first one. This one is definitely a must-read.
- Marian Plaza and Ana Matti
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