It’s that time of year again people. The time where we, the voracious and obsessive readers of LGBTQ romance, look back and reflect on what an amazing year of books it’s been. If you’re anything like us then you’re already compiling your 2018 “To Read” list, but first, let’s share some of our favourite books from the year just gone.
Over the next few weeks we’ll be posting our top reads of the year. Please feel free to tell us your own favourites, or simply comment on our choices.
One commenter from each of these posts will win a $5 store credit with Dreamspinner Press.
Fantastic ending to a more than fabulous series. R.J Scott rocked it out of the park with this one and brought the most wonderful ending to this series. (and lets face it, Riley and Jack, you know)
I discovered this author this year and read all there was from her hand. This series is fantastic as it continues from the former series. I loved to read the story of Kyle and Chaz finally and I loved how the author intertwined the other characters from the Curl Up and Dye series in this one also.
What a story. One of the best books of 2017 IMOP. It made me search and read for other stories by this author. Great storytelling, great writing. Book hangover after finishing it.
What is not to love about this one? As a big fan of the author and of the Made Marian series, this brought everything together. So incredable to read about all the Marian brothers and their significant others. Cheer and happiness reading this.
Another book hangover book for me. Everything in this story just got to me. The writing, the charaters, the story (while it definitely isn’t my favorite trope). I kind of begged the author to have the second book in the series asap
Series at its best. I love me a good series and this one has it all. I love the fact the author (Brandon Witt writing as Rosalind Abel) stepped out of his comfort zone and brought us readers this wonderful contemporary series.
This book is really like, wow. It hit me completely out of the blue , I didn’t expect anything like that as I picked it up kind of by accident. This story is incredibly good, well written , slaps you in the face and picks you up again, breaks your heart and puts the pieces back together.
I also recommend this author’s Snowcroft Men series, which is also fabulous.
I love this series this author made it to my auto buy list after reading this series (and by now all her m/m books). Great series to read for every contemporary series lover.
This is a story that stays with you. It draws you in and makes you realize and think about serious life issues. An emotional rollercoaster which also speaks about hidden strength in both main and side characters. (and I liked seeing a contemporary story from this author)
It would be crazy not to include this author in my best of list. This author alone gave me so many hours of reading pleasure in the past year with all her series. This story is everything you can ask for in a Sloane Kennedy story. Great premise, great characters and great writing. A fabulous start to a new series.
I am quoting my review here, because that kind of says it all:
If I could give more than 5 stars I would give it. This book totally blew me away
Miss Via has outdone herself on this piece of art. What a great addition and what a great stor .
Combining Steele and Tech their story together with Day and God. (and the whole team present) Amazing! It was a series lovers wet dream and more.
So unlike any other story by this author. What a magnificent read and story. The Chemistry, the romance, the drama – different from his gritty sexy stories, yet with a huge impact and a lasting impression. As a fan of this author I was sincerely worried when I heard about this one and kind of hesitant. I couldn’t have been more wrong. This is as good as you can get, plain and simple. (on a personal note I can only hope this won’t be the last story I’m able to read from this author)
Is there anything this author writes that isn’t fabulous? For me she is an auto buy and this story tells you exactly why. Brillant story telling, great writing, strong characters, I could have listed any other story that came out this year by this author but I chose this one.
As I already cheated and have more then 10 or 11 or 12 I guess I can just as well make 2 recommendations here also…
This was the final part of the Mary Boys series and is a book that lets you say – this is how you want a series to end.
Author Devon McCormack at his best! What a great story – strong characters, a good plot, sexiness and great portrayal in total. I absolutely think this is one of his best stories.
Let me add that both Devon and Riley Hart (mentioned above) are also co writing together, the Metropolis series, for example was released this year and is absolutely worth reading!