Smut Book Junkie Reviewer Robin’s 2014 Favorites

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It’s been an incredible year for the reading community. The number of quality novels released over the past year has certainly been notable, making it extremely difficult for me to choose my favorite novels for this year-end post. I have 61 books included on my 2014 Favorites bookshelf on Goodreads. Of those 61 books, there were many that were not named to my year-end list because I simply did not have room for them all. As you review the choices for my favorite books, the important thing to remember is there are many quality books I was unable to read. It’s great that we have several reviewers with Smut Book Junkie Book Reviews who read many different authors, novels and genres. Please be sure to check out their favorite choices because there are so many great books to choose from.

As of December 29, I have read 125 books of my 150 book goal for 2014. Early in the year, I realized it would be difficult for me to reach my goal due to the amount of reviews that I write. I am not quick at writing. I am also not fast at reading. Some of our reviewers are very quick at doing both, but we all work very hard to get the word out about the novels that we read. It’s a labor of love, but we all enjoy sharing our thoughts with you about each book we are scheduled to review.

 

I started the year as a reviewer for Hesperia Loves Books. Six months into 2014, Hesperia Loves Books closed. I was very excited and thankful to affiliate with Smut Book Junkie Book Reviews.

 

1797397_10202782966593068_432815673_nI traveled to several author events this year. My favorite event was the New Orleans Author Event at the beginning of February. I spent nearly a week in the Big Easy. I was a volunteer for this event, assisting event attendees and authors, alike. One of the highlights of my trip included attending a dinner with author Tarryn Fisher and my fellow Passionate Little Nutcases. Another fun highlight of my trip was to finally meet so many of my reading friends in person and spending time with them on Bourbon Street and in the French Quarter.

 

10320491_10152445385943396_2648161729619905352_nThe last event Michel and I attended as reviewers for Hesperia photoLoves Books was in June in Nashville, Tennessee. Hesperia Loves Books was actually a sponsor for this event, and we had a great time volunteering for this small gathering of quality authors. On Friday night, we were very excited to have the opportunity to attend a showing of The Fault in our Stars with the authors from the event. But the best part of the weekend was attending a concert for American Idol contestant Griffin Peterson, directly after the author signing. For those of you who are not aware, Griffin collaborated with Colleen Hoover to write a soundtrack for her New Adult novel, Maybe Someday.

 

10388117_10152413134728396_6329323221028368909_nI also attended the Cincy Author Event that took place at the Newport Aquarium in Newport, Kentucky in May, and author events in Atlanta, Georgia in August and the Rebels and Readers Author Event in Huntington, West Virginia in November.

 

 

 

 

booksMaybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon

Bright Side by Kim Holden

Dear Jon by Lori Otto

Livvy by Lori Otto

Puddle Jumping by Amber L. Johnson

53 Letters for my Lover by Leylah Attar

Push by Claire Wallis

Made by J. M. Darhower

Tied by Emma Chase

series

Choisie series by Lori Otto

Push series by Claire Wallis

Consequences series by Aleatha Romig

Monster in His Eyes series by J. M. Darhower

Tangled series by Emma Chase

Serial

Indebted by Pepper Winters

Happenstance by Jamie McGuire

new authorsKim Holden

Leylah Attar

Claire Wallis

Amber L. Johnson

Caroline Kepnes

Feel Good Books

 Livvy by Lori Otto

Puddle Jumping by Amber L. Johnson

Tied by Emma Chase

The Pact by Karina Halle

Sweet Little Thing by Renee Carlino

ugly cries

Bright Side by Kim Holden

Mud Vein by Tarryn Fisher

Dear Jon by Lori Otto

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

The Story of Us (Carnage #1) by Lesley Jones

angsty booksMaybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

53 Letters for My Lover by Leylah Attar

Bad Romeo by Leisa Rayven

The Pact by Karina Halle

The Story of Us (Carnage #1) by Lesley Jones

 

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In Her Wake by K. A. Tucker

Sweet Little Thing by Renee Carlino

Maybe Not by Colleen Hoover

Friends and Forever by J. M. Darhower

A Peek Beyond the Consequences by Aleatha Romig

dark readsPush by Claire Wallis

Pull by Claire Wallis

Nine Minutes by Beth Flynn

Insidious by Aleatha Romig

You by Caroline Kepnes

Honorable Mention Dark Reads –

 First Debt by Pepper Winters

Nocte by Courtney Cole

charactershate

Joe Goldberg from You by Caroline Kepnes

Jethro Hawk from Indebted serials by Pepper Winters

Victoria Harrington from Insidious (Tales from the Dark Side #1) by Aleatha Romig

David Calgaro from Push series by Claire Wallis

Tony Rawlings from Consequences series by Aleatha Romig

book boyfriends

Troy Heathgate from 53 Letters for My Lover by Leylah Attar

Ridge Lawson from Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

Jon Scott from Choisie series by Lori Otto

Isaac Asterholder from Mud Vein by Tarryn Fisher

Linden McGregor from The Pact by Karina Halle

other hot reads

Revealed: The Missing Years by Aleatha Romig

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

You by Caroline Kepnes

Nine Minutes by Beth Flynn

Burying Water by K. A. Tucker

Infinity + One by Amy Harmon

Maybe Maby by Willow Aster

Dust to Dust by Karina Halle

Bad Romeo by Leisa Rayven

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