Hello ladies, gents and other human life forms! I know I haven’t posted in a while. I sincerely want to apologize for that, my emotional state has been crap lately and just a bunch of bad things ended happening during the past two weeks. Still! I feel a bit better and feel good enough to show you some of my infamous, not so secret favorites.
This list is gonna consist of New Adult books which have made me fan my face and squeal so loud, I woke my housemates right up.
Let’s start with the book the changed the game for me!
Ah yes, J. Lynn. I’d already read the first book of the Lux series when I bit into this piece of perfection. I read this along some lovely girls (including Adriana and Taylor from bibliophilegathering) and I was absolutely hooked from the very first page. Jennifer has a such an effortless way of writing plus her male characters are always so damn dreamy. I’ve read the rest in this series but Cam still holds a special place in my heart and soul. He is just so sweet and kind and flat out adorable. I’m all for the bad boys but good guys just make my heart melt into a disgusting mushy puddle.
To sum it all up, it’s a typical boy meets girl but there’s an actual development of friendship and characters and the dialogue is superb, not to mention the steamy scenes. They’re great, I promise. This book will leave you in a state of love and bliss and honestly, I couldn’t have asked for more. But I did and so I read the companion novella called Trust in Me which is written in Cam’s point of view! I definitely recommend it as well.
Nani wrote a more complete review of this baby, the link is over here!
Staying on track with the whole college scenario, I shall introduce you to the fantastic Elle Kennedy and her brand spanking new series called Off Campus.
The first two books are out and I devoured those babies in two days. The Deal is my personal favorite at the moment but The Mistake is still pretty fantastic. Let’s just take a moment and…look at the abs.
Yes, these books have hot, drool worthy men. Yes, they’re hokey players. Yes, they will knock you off your ass and make you love them. Thee books are everything I’m looking for in a New Adult book. They’re witty, they’re sexy, they’re REAL! What I loved most abut Elle’s writing is how easy she made it to believe her characters could be everyday people. They joke around, they have personalities and dreams and issues and naughty thoughts just like anyone else.
There’s sex in these books, a lot of it. And I loved it. Gosh, I loved the raunchiness of it all. They’re young and open about they’re sexuality, there’s no unnecessary slut-shaming or close-minded thinking, there’s strong female characters that aren’t stupidly annoying and really smart, cool (and also pretty nice!) guys that you can’t help but fall in love with.
10/10 Elle, kudos.
And last but not least, I bring you a gritty saga about hard rocker dudes and their girlfriends.
Say hello to Stage Dive.
Man, it took me less than a week to finish all of these and I do not regret it one bit. Kylie Scott is goddess when it comes to hilarious scenarios and steamy sex. My favorite is definitely Play; I’m weak for drummers and contagiously funny guys.
The series goes on with each member of the band respectively. Lick is about the guitarist; Lead, the lead singer and Deep, the bass player. I loved how we got to see all of the guys separately and really appreciate just how different they were from each other. It takes no effort to distinguish their personalities. The plot is always interesting; there’s drunken marriages, drug abuse, personality disorders…Just, a lot of what’s involved in the fast paced life of every rock star. Even so, the stories stay very real and so do the characters. I got emotional at times and just fell in love with this fictional band.
Yeah, there are cliches involved but you know what? We all need a little bit of sap in our lives. Even when it comes from grungy rock stars.