I'm terrible at making top 10 lists. There is no way I could even come up with a top 10 of my favorite books of the year. So instead I am going to make a list of authors I discovered and absolutely LOVED TO PIECES in 2014. Once I started reading these authors' books I could not put them down.
This list is in no particular order:
1. Rebecca Yarros
Rebecca's debut novel, Full Measures, had me crying like a baby from the very beginning. Then the moment came when I met Josh Walker and I was HOOKED. I laughed...I cried...I wanted to read it again as soon as I was done. And her second book, Eyes Turned Skyward was just as good. I read a lot of books and I sometimes find myself rereading parts of Rebecca's books because I love them so much.
Amazon buy link: http://amzn.com/B00HY03FJM
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Author's website: http://www.rebeccaelizabethyarros.com/
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/RebeccaElizabethYarros
2. Chloe Barlow
Chloe Barlow knows how to write yummy men. While reading City of Champions, I started using #wyattistheswooniest whenever I tweeted about the book...I loved him that much. She can also write a kickass heroine and if the women in her books were real I would want to be BFFs with them. I am anxiously waiting for her upcoming books. She's giving us a yummy, tattooed computer "geek" and I can't wait to know him better.
Amazon buy link: http://amzn.com/1497317924
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Author's website: http://chloetbarlow.com/
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/ChloeTBarlow
3. T.K. Leigh
You will experience a lot of emotions while reading T.K.'s book. You will laugh. You will cry sad tears. You will cry happy tears. You will yell at your e-reader. You will throw your e-reader down on your bed/couch/chair. You will want to throw your ereader at the wall, but hopefully you won't. And you WILL have book hangovers like you have never experience before and you will LOVE EVERY MINUTE OF IT.
Amazon buy link: http://amzn.com/B00LDUVA4G
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Author's website: http://tkleighauthor.com/
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/tkleighauthor
4. Claudia Connor
I read Worth the Fall after I saw the blurb posted in a FB group. The premise was a little different from what I usually read, but I gave it a chance and I freaking LOVED it. Claudia's second book Worth the Risk isn't out yet, but I was able to obtain an ARC through NetGalley. The McKinney brothers are quite the bunch...a good looking, loyal, sweet, loving group of men. Bring 'em on!!
Amazon buy link: http://amzn.com/B00J1IQX4E
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Author's website: http://claudiaconnor.com/
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/ClaudiaConnor
5. Beth Ehemann
Hockey is not a sport that I ever find myself watching, but after reading Room for You I found myself thinking "Maybe I should start watching hockey." Brody Murphy is an amazing guy and these are amazing books. All I say is that there is a scene in Room For Just a Little Bit More that had me crying like a baby, but the tears were happy tears. You definitely cannot go wrong with these books.
Amazon buy link: http://amzn.com/B00G4DIWDY
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FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/BethEhemann
6. Jamie Rae
Jamie's novel is coming out next week and I want EVERYONE to read it...it's that good. The hero in the book is a good looking, BRITISH, fighter pilot and the heroine is completely kick ass woman. She also introduces the readers to a bunch of secondary characters that I really want to know better. *fingers crossed*
Amazon pre-order link: http://amzn.com/B00OZUMI7O
Author's website: https://www.jamieraewrites.com/
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/JamieRaeAuthor
7. M.E. Carter
You know what I love more than a sports romance novel. A sports romance novel where the male main character is a stand up guy. Don't get me wrong...I like when the guy a bit of a jerk and the woman is able to reform the guy, but if you make your guy a good guy from the beginning...I will like your book even more! But the author didn't stop there. Oh no. She threw in an adorable child that I fell in love with as soon as he appeared in the book. And then the stand up guy formed an amazing bond with the adorable child and I fell in love with this book! If you love sports romances, this book is for you!
Amazon buy link: http://amzn.com/B00QZKEYSI
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/authorMECarter