Friday, 20 December 2013

Top Books of 2013

My top books for 2013... Well this is going to be tough. But I decided to go onto my Goodreads page and went to my 5 star list which believe it or not there isn't that many on it 27/103. And I decided to pick a few of them. This year I've read nearly twice as many books as I did last year. I put this down to the fact I got a kindle for Christmas last year and I find it easier to read on it, I bring it everywhere with me and also I find it easier and cheaper to buy books online now with the kindle where as before i would had have to go searching high and low for a lot of authors and paid high prices for postage. So yeah my kindle has worked out great for me. I've also gotten a lot of my family into it this year ha ha

Rock Chick Revolution (Rock Chick #8) Kristen Ashley

Ally Nightingale has secrets. Secrets she doesn't even share with the Rock Chicks. But two men know what she's up to. One has her back. The other has her heart, but he doesn't know it.

As Ally rewinds the last year of her life, she knows two things. One, she’s never going to get what every Rock Chick should have—her own Hot Bunch guy. And two, she’s a Nightingale through and through. She just isn’t sure what to do about that.
But as her secrets are revealed, the men in her life react. Darius Tucker, a lifelong friend, as usual takes her back. Ren Zano, the man she loves, isn’t quite so sure. The Rock Chicks, Hot Bunch and the entire gang at Fortnum’s weigh in, and a Rock Chick Revolution starts brewing.
It’s up to Ally to control it and prove what she knows down to her bones.
She’s a Rock Chick, she deserves her hot guy and she’s going to keep the one she wants…
Because she’s a Nightingale.

Ah I loved this series and reading this last one after reading ever single one of them in a row it was sad to finish up. I only discovered Kristen Ashley this year and Its a pity it had taken me so long to find her. She is Amaz-Balls sooo good!

Controlling the Dead (The Famished Trilogy #2) Annie Walls

With the help of her new companions, the path Kansas follows leads to more knowledge of the ever adapting famished.

The team finds help in unlikely places, meeting more survivors, and discovers the possibility of a new beginning.

When the team experiences a devastating loss, Kansas struggles to keep her humanity from fading and distorting like that of the surviving society around her. It begins with knowing who to trust and who to leave behind. First, she must trust herself – she won't make the same mistakes twice.

As the answers to her questions are revealed, Kansas begins to understand the knowledge comes with a heavy price and great responsibility of controlling the dead. 

In a trilogy plot thick with twists and turns, this adult dark fantasy is as emotional as it is horrifyingly gripping.

Was waiting for this second installment to come out for ages and ages first it was supposed to be released in August then September, Eventually it was released the end of October. I dove into it with bated breath. i was dying to see what Kan was going to do next. There where some twists and turns but this second book in the Famished Trilogy was not a let down it was brilliant and next year can't come soon enough to see how this trilogy finishes.

 Unbreakable (Unraveling #2) Elizabeth Norris

Four months after Ben disappeared through the portal to his home universe, Janelle believes she’ll never see him again. Her world is still devastated, but life is finally starting to resume some kind of normalcy. Until Interverse Agent Taylor Barclay shows up. Somebody from an alternate universe is running a human trafficking ring, kidnapping people and selling them on different Earths—and Ben is the prime suspect. Now his family has been imprisoned and will be executed if Ben doesn’t turn himself over within five days.

And when Janelle learns that someone she cares about—someone from her own world—has become one of the missing, she knows that she has to help Barclay, regardless of the danger. Now Janelle has five days to track down the real culprit. Five days to locate the missing people before they’re lost forever. Five days to reunite with the boy who stole her heart. But as the clues begin to add up, Janelle realizes that she’s in way over her head—and that she may not have known Ben as well as she thought. Can she uncover the truth before everyone she cares about is killed?

I read the first one in this series in March so I hadn't got long to wait to read this brilliant second installment which was great for me because I really hate waiting for the next book the series haha Anyway I liked that fact that this was a 2 book series with a little novella in the middle. Sometimes these days authors get carried away with series and stories and drag this out. I loved Janelle's character and her never give up attitude! I would highly recommend giving this series a go.

Blue Lines (Assassins #4) Toni Aleo

Opposites do more than just attract in Toni Aleo’s latest Nashville Assassins novel about a very bad boy and the good girl he can’t resist.

The instant Piper Allen sees Erik Titov, she wants him—wants his rock-hard body, sure, but the strength and mystery that lies behind that superstar hockey jock demeanor, too. So when he sidles up to her at a bar and slinks his arm around her waist, she’s lost. What follows is the wildest night of her life . . . followed by inevitable heartbreak the next morning. And then, a few weeks later, a very big surprise: two blue lines on a pregnancy test.

Only a check to the head could make Erik fall for a nice girl like Piper. But since their crazy-sexy night together, he’s been trying to forget about her alluring body by falling into bed with every woman in Nashville, and it’s not working. So when Piper shows up at his house with a baby-bomb to drop, it doesn’t take much for Erik to suggest the nuclear option: marriage. While it’s supposed to be all for show, the second they say “I do,” the ice between them starts to melt into sizzling steam. 

Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Taking Shots, Trying to Score, and Empty Net.

Let me just say out right I love Toni Aleo she is that bomb! I came accross her last year on Netgalley and I got a ARc of her first book in this series Taking Shots. I read the firs 3 books in her series so fast. They are so enjoyable that you start reading them you don't want to put them down. This 4th installment was no different. Although I wanted to Box Erik in the face at times :) From the first Chapter I had an ache in my heart reading this. I think this was by far my favourite so far! Can't wait for the next one :)

Own the Wind (Chaos #1) Kristen Ashley

Tabitha Allen grew up in the thick of Chaos--the Chaos Motorcycle Club, that is. Her father is Chaos' leader, and the club has always had her back. But one rider was different from the start. When Tabby was running wild, Shy Cage was there. When tragedy tore her life apart, he helped her piece it back together. And now, Tabby's thinking about much more than friendship...

Tabby is everything Shy's ever wanted, but everything he thinks he can't have. She's beautiful, smart, and as his friend's daughter, untouchable. Shy never expected more than friendship, so when Tabby indicates she wants more--much more--he feels like the luckiest man alive. But even lucky men can crash and burn...

Well you can probably tell from my Goodreads shelf that I found and fell in love with Kristen Ashley books this year. How and why it took me so long to find her is anyone's guess. This was the first one of her books I picked up and I loved it. I probably should have read Motorcycle Man first with Tyra and Tack's story but it was fine I was not lost. Reading Kristen Ashley is an experience you wont forget and will want more. Tabby and Shy's story was heart breaking at times but I loved ever minute of this book and thinking back at it makes me want to read it all over again.

The Rocker that Holds me (The Rocker #1) Terri Anne Browning

Touring with four rockers is the thing of dreams…

At least that is what people tell me. To me those four rockers are my family. They have watched over me from the time I was five years old. Protecting me from my mother and her drunken, drug addict rages. When they made it big they still watched over me. And when my monster of a mother died they took over as my guardians.

In the six years since that happened I have watched over the four men that 
mean everything to me. I take care of them just as they once took care of me. I handle all the dirty work behind the scenes of a rockers life. It isn’t always pretty. At times it came be damn near disgusting, especially when I have to get rid of their one night stands. Ugh!

Taking care of them doesn’t bother me though. I mean it’s not like I’m in love with one of them. That would be crazy. Falling for a rocker is NOT smart. 

Okay, so I’m not smart. I love my guys, and one of them kind of holds my heart in his big old rocker hand. But I’m dealing. I’ve been able to keep it my little secret for years now. 
I’m not, however, dealing with this bug that I seem to have caught. It scares the hell out of me. I hate doctors, but I’m suddenly more worried about finding out what is wrong with me than what the doctor might do to me. 

When I get my test results back my life will never be the same again…

I also came upon this lady this year as well. It was a year of first haha The Rocker Series well jeez hot under the collar doesn't described this at all. I read this book within a night and had a crap book handover in work the next day. But it was worth it. By the end of the first chapter I just couldn't put it down. If your looking for a quick great read I'd pick up any of Terri's Books up.

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