About Falling Away Jaxon is the guy she’s supposed to avoid. K.C. is the girl he won’t let get away…. K. C. Carter has always followed the rules—until this year, when a mistake leaves her the talk of her college campus and her carefully arranged life comes crashing to a halt. Now she’s stuck in her small hometown for the summer to complete her court-ordered community service, and to make matters worse, trouble is living right next door. Jaxon Trent is the worst kind of temptation and exactly what K.C. was supposed to stay away from in high school. But he never forgot her. She was the one girl who wouldn’t give him the time of day and the only one to ever say no. Fate has brought K.C. back into his life—except what he thought was a great twist of luck turns out to be too close for comfort. As the bond between them grows, he discovers that convincing K.C. to get out from her mother’s shadow is hard, but revealing the darkest parts of his soul is nearly impossible.…
I have a soft spot for Harlequin Presents. They got me started on my romance reading journey. Well, specifically, it was my aunt’s secret stash of HPs that got me started on reading romances back when I was 12 years old. I have since moved on and read other types of books in the genre but from time to time, I still go out of my way and read a couple of HP books.
The Pact was my last book for 2014. It was marketed or tagged as a standalone, friends-to-lovers romance. Here’s the thing: I love the friends-to-lovers trope. It’s my catnip. No lie. Just look at my Goodreads read shelf and you’ll know how much I love them. Three of my favorite books last year involved characters who were friends first before becoming lovers. I usually devour them and they always — well, almost always work for me. It’s fairly hard for me to dislike a book with this trope because no matter how silly or improbable the situations are, I’d always end up liking them. In other words, I don’t think I could ever dislike a book with this trope. It’s almost impossible. I was wrong. The Pact just proved it.
Before anything else, let me just say happy new year to everyone! 2014 has been a great year for books, and 2015 promises to be even better. Because of that, I’ve compiled a list of books that are coming out this year that we so badly want to read. This isn’t a general list, so you might not see every title releasing this year. What this list includes are books are either part of a series that I loved and looking forward to finishing; books from fave or auto-buy authors, and books about a character that I liked from a previous book or series.
Here it is! The best and the brightest books for 2014 — according to me, of course. This year alone, I’ve read about 352 books–356!! Out of that 356, there were a handful that were truly unforgettable to me. Take note: Not all of the books I’m going to list here are 5 stars. There are a few 4 and 4.5 star reads, but I’ve included them because a), they were unforgettable; b), they pulled out all kinds of emotions from me. Also note that a few favorites might have been published before 2014 but since I’ve read them this year, I think they should have a place on my list.
Kristan Higgins is somewhat of a new-ish author to me, but I enjoyed the fourth book in this series, In Your Dreams, that I immediately listened the audio version of this book on Scribd. Best decision ever! Anyway, before I get carried away, here’s the book synopsis for Waiting on You.
Now I know why this book is considered a classic in the romance genre. I was utterly charmed by the unconventional love story between Lord Dain and Jessica Trent. Dain was described as somewhat less than an appealing hero, physically with a countenance of a brute. But boy, did he won me over in the end not by changing into someone unrecognizable but just by being him and falling in love with Jessica.