It’s no secret that I read a lot. According to Goodreads, I’ve read 37 books so far this year. (my goal is 250–will I make it? We’ll see!) Most of those have been M/M romance, though I have read some M/F romance and some mysteries and such as well. I thought that, rather than talk about my own books this week (with the exception of letting you Hostile Beauty fans know that Levi and Andrew are smuttin’ it up in a free short over on my blog), I’d share some of my favorites out of those 37 books I’ve read so far this year–and ask for your recommendations for what to read next!
Yesterday, I read Strain by Amelia C. Gormley. Strain is a post-apocalyptic adventure with zombies, religious zealotry, group sex, dubious consent, and lots of HGOGA. (hot guy on guy action, for those of you not familiar with Vanessa’s long list of filthy acronyms) It was FANTASTIC. One of the best books I’ve read this year, one of the best zombie dystopian stories I’ve ever read, and just smokin’ hot all over. Seriously a 5-star, highly recommended read from me.
A few days before that, I read Tailor Made by Josephine Myles. Tailor Made is a hot little contemporary novella about an art student who enlists the help of a fashion student on his final project–and seduces the shy virgin in the process. This book is adorable. It’s so fun, and so very hot, and so sweet, I just want to hug it and love it forever. The first book to make it to my oh-so-exclusive “favorites” shelf this year.
The first week in February, the AMAZING Heidi Cullinan re-released Special Delivery. I had never read the original and was therefore chomping at the bit to get my hands on it when the new edition released. The tagline is “when your deepest darkest fantasy shows up, get on board.” Many of you know that Heidi’s book Nowhere Ranch is one of my most favorite books ever–and Special Delivery is in that same vein of kink. Humiliation, BDSM, voyeurism, multiple partners… in other words? More fun than you can shake a stick at. But what really got me in this on was the FEELZ. I was a happy, teary mess at the end of this book. So good. So, so good.
Okay… well, I could go on and on. I’ve read some amazing books already this year. So, what do you think I should read next? Something sweet? Something kinky? Have a rec? Let me know in the comments!