best 20142014 has been a year for the record books. For me anyway. In 2014, I became a published author, not once but three times. I’m still a bit stunned by that. In 2014, I met three of the best friends a girl could ask for—all related to this genre in one way or another. In 2014, I attended my very first GRL (with BFFs). In 2014, I also found time to read. A lot. As you well know.

I love to read. We all do, or we wouldn’t be here, sharing what we love so dearly with you. And I love a really great book. There are so many components that come together to create that kind of book—wonderful characters, gripping storylines, impeccable worlds, etc. That’s when we’re lucky. When an author really understands a character and a reader enough to entrap them and hold their attention until the very end.

In 2014, our feature week was Men in Uniform and who doesn’t love a man in uniform, let alone two (or three)? And we also started Throwback Thursday, which is probably one of my favorite features as I’ve had the opportunity to reread some of the books that made me fall in love with this genre to begin with. So, without further ado, here is my favorite books list of 2014 (in no particular order):

 

Overall Book:
Fever Pitch by Heidi Cullinan
Beneath the Stain by Amy Lane
All Kinds of Tied Down by Mary Calmes

Contemporary:
(Watch Me) Body You by Avril Ashton
Love and the Real Boy by J.K. Hogan
An Immoveable Solitude by S.A. McAuley
The Half of Us by Cardeno C

Paranormal:
In Your Eyes by Cardeno C
Shift In Time by Mercy Celeste

Fantasy:
Of Last Resort by Megan Derr
Americana Fairytale by Lex Chase

Sci-fi:
Striker by Lexi Ander
Prince of Faith by Belinda McBride

Established Couple:
Blackbird Knitting in a Bunny’s Lair by Amy Lane

Friends to Lovers:
Walk With Me by Cardeno C

Enemies to Lovers:
In Despair by Megan Derr

Ménage:
Bound to Please by Kimberly Gardner

Mystery:
Tequila Mockingbird by Rhys Ford

Series:
Run This Town series by Avril Ashton
Playing for Keeps series by Kimberly Gardner
Princes of the Blood series by Megan Derr
Holmes & Moriarity series by Josh Lanyon

Men in Uniform:
Private Eye by S.E. Culpepper
Collison Course by K.A. Mitchell

Throwback Thursday:
What Can Be by Mary Calmes
Prisoner by Megan Derr

Favorite New-to-Me Authors:
J.K. Hogan
Renae Kaye

Cover Art:
Perfect Imperfections by Cardeno C; Cover Art by Reese Dante

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