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.
Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you had a great one. Isn’t it amazing how fast the year has gone? I’m kind of bummed but at the same time excited for what 2015 has in store for all of us. In just a few days, we’re going to say goodbye to 2014 and say hello to 2015. So before the year ends, and before I reveal my top reads for 2014, I thought I’m going to post a teaser and cover for two of my highly anticipated books for 2015.
More than a month ago, I read a book called Bad Romeo by Leisa Rayven. (Don’t ask me how to pronounce her name ’cause I wouldn’t know how.) Anyway, this is Rayven’s debut novel. Prior to my reading it, it had been getting a lot of good buzz from the book blogging community. That got me excited. Plus, the blurb promised a very angsty read.