~Wendy’s Top 10 Favorites Books of 2017!~

 

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So far, this year, I have read 410 books and I am pretty sure I will be adding some before 2017 comes to an end. I still wanted to do this now, because with all the books I still want to read, reviews I still have to write, and Christmas shopping I still have to do…I might forget. 😉

For me, 2017 was filled with lots of awesome books.

Unfortunately, I can’t name them all right now, so I decided on a top 10 for my favorite MF books, and a top 15 for my favorite MM books, since I read those most.

My top 10 MF books …

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Like I said…there were plenty more I loved but these ones really stood out for me.

I especially loved “Logan” by Jay McLean, which had me sobbing like a little baby. The “Grip” series by Kennedy Ryan changed my life! Absolutely heartbreaking and wonderful!

I have waited a long time for the release of “Give me Hell” by Kate McCarthy, but this book was definitely worth the wait!! Nashoda Rose always knows how to blow me away and “Kept from you” was no exception. 😉

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Now, on to my favorite MM books of 2017…

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There were so many great MM books this year…it was very very hard to pick my favorites.

I was blown away by “Shelter the Sea”. I just love Jeremey and Emmet so much! I hope we will hear from them again soon…TJ Klune used a lot of his magic this year, I can’t wait to see what he has in store for us next!

Sloane Kennedy made me cry my eyes out with “Finding hope”. So far this is my favorite out of all of her books, which is saying something because there are many. What’s also surprising, is that it’s an MMM book. I have never been a huge fan of menages, but Sloane really changed my mind on those. ;)…

Hailey Turner introduced me to Sci-Fi and actually got me to love it!!…Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliott made me fall in love with Hollis Banner ❤ !!!! So of course “Devour” is on my list. This book gets extra credit from me, because Hollis really is my favorite character of 2017 !! Damn how I love that man!!!

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Krista and Becca showed me again, why they are my favorite authors, by not only writing awesome MF books but MM ones as well!! I love the “Like Us” series.

So as you can see…plenty of awesome books to pick from and if you haven’t read these yet, I highly recommend them!!!


I also want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas and an amazing 2018, with lots of awesome books to read!!!

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~Release Blitz~Deal Maker by Lily Morton~

 

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Check out this fantastic new release, read the Excerpt, Wendy’s and Judith’s Reviews…and grab your copy today.
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36801370Title: Deal Maker
Author: Lily Morton
Cover Design: Natasha Snow
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: December 22, 2017

~Synopsis~

Sometimes your mouth makes deals that your heart can’t honour.
Jude is a highly successful model, but a very reluctant one. His life is full of casual hook-ups with pretty men in glamorous locations, but it’s still empty. However, circumstances decreed a long time ago that this was his path, so he’s resolutely stayed on it and accepted his fate with good grace. He made a deal with himself and his hook-ups. Get in, get out and no ties with anyone.
However, an accident at home one night leads to him making a new deal and accepting the offer of help from an unlikely source. It leads to an unexpected summer of falling in love with a larger than life man and his child.
But by the end of the summer his reasons for not staying are still valid. Will he turn away? Can he?
Asa is a talented actor who has spent time away from the scene to look after his son. But now he’s back, and the last thing he needs are complications from the gorgeous man who is staying with him. Scarred from too many betrayals, he has no intention of forming a lasting tie with anyone. However, he can’t resist the beautiful man with secrets, and to his horror he develops feelings.
But a deal’s a deal and they said it was just for the summer. What can Asa do with a man who has forever in his eyes and goodbye on his lips?


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~Pre-Release Review~Rebel (415 Ink #1) by Rhys Ford~

 

35491759Title: Rebel
Author: Rhys Ford
Series: 415 Ink #1
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page Count: 220 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: December 29, 2017
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

The hardest thing a rebel can do isn’t standing up for something — it’s standing up for himself.
Life takes delight in stabbing Gus Scott in the back when he least expects it. After years of running from his past, present and the dismal future every social worker predicted for him, Karma delivers the one thing Gus could never—would never—turn his back on; a son from a one-night stand he’d had after a devastating break-up three years ago.
Returning to San Francisco and to 415 Ink, his family’s tattoo shop, gave him the perfect shelter to battle his personal demons and get himself together… until the firefighter who’d broken him walked back into Gus’s life.
For Rey Montenegro, tattoo artist Gus Scott was an elusive brass ring, a glittering prize he hadn’t the strength or flexibility to hold onto. Severing his relationship with the mercurial tattoo artist hurt but Gus hadn’t wanted the kind of domestic life Rey craved, leaving Rey with an aching chasm in his soul.
When Gus’s life and world starts to unravel, Rey helps him pick up the pieces, and Gus wonders if that forever Rey wants is more than just a dream.


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This is a “second chance” story, in every sense of the word, and I myself am a huge fan of second chances. 😉

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Gus and Rey used to be a couple 3 years ago…until miscommunication causes them to break up. This, in turn, causes Gus to go out and get drunk off his ass and change his future forever. He doesn’t know about this big change until 2,5 years later though…when he is told about his son Chris.

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~Release Day Review~Deal Maker by Lily Morton~

 

36801370Title: Deal Maker
Author: Lily Morton
Page Count: 335 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: December 22, 2017
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 5 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

Sometimes your mouth makes deals that your heart can’t honour.
Jude is a highly successful model, but a very reluctant one. His life is full of casual hook-ups with pretty men in glamorous locations, but it’s still empty. However, circumstances decreed a long time ago that this was his path, so he’s resolutely stayed on it and accepted his fate with good grace. He made a deal with himself and his hook-ups. Get in, get out and no ties with anyone.
However, an accident at home one night leads to him making a new deal and accepting the offer of help from an unlikely source. It leads to an unexpected summer of falling in love with a larger than life man and his child.
But by the end of the summer his reasons for not staying are still valid. Will he turn away? Can he?
Asa is a talented actor who has spent time away from the scene to look after his son. But now he’s back, and the last thing he needs are complications from the gorgeous man who is staying with him. Scarred from too many betrayals, he has no intention of forming a lasting tie with anyone. However, he can’t resist the beautiful man with secrets, and to his horror he develops feelings.
But a deal’s a deal and they said it was just for the summer. What can Asa do with a man who has forever in his eyes and goodbye on his lips?


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I absolutely loved the previous book… ❤ 

So I could not wait to get my grabby hands on this one! I finished it in one go…I don’t even think I took a pee break, that’s how much I enjoyed this one. 😀

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Now for those of you haven’t read Rule Breaker, no worries, this one can be read as a stand-alone. 😉 I don’t know why you would want to do this…but it’s possible.

Jude was introduced in the previous book as Dylan’s best friend. He’s a model, but other than that we didn’t get to know a lot about it. Well, beauty is only skin deep, but there is much more to Jude than meets the eye!!

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~Review~ Just a Bit Shameless (Straight Guys #8) by Alessandra Hazard~

 

37533173Title: Just a Bit Shameless
Author: Alessandra Hazard
Series: Straight Guys #8
Page Count: 271 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: December 13, 2017
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

Sam Landon is a homeless eighteen-year-old thief who is desperate for a different life. When his skills attract the attention of the Secret Intelligence Service, Sam eagerly grabs the chance.
Sam’s determined to prove himself when he gets his first mission–to steal a flash drive from a paranoid crime lord–and is sent undercover as another agent’s sugar baby.
Dominic Bommer, his “sugar daddy,” is outrageously handsome, charming, rich, and pretty much perfect. Dominic is kind, generous, and protective of him.
Except “Dominic Bommer” is nothing but a role performed by a cynical MI6 agent, who is actually straight, aloof, and manipulative.
Sam is perfectly aware that everything Dominic does is carefully calculated, every emotion faked. He knows that men actually do nothing for Dominic and he doesn’t really want Sam.
But despite knowing all of this, Sam still finds himself falling hard for a man who doesn’t exist.
Or does he?


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I am a huge fan of this series…

And, except for Gabriel’s book, I loved every single one of them. Reading the blurb got me very curious to see where Alessandra was going with this one.

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Sam is a 18 year old “master” thief, living with a gang. His stealing buys him the protection he needs. Sam has been homeless for a very very long time. He ran away from home when he was just a little boy. This felt a bit unbelievable to me…but I just went with it.

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Dominic is a 27 year old agent for MI6, he’s agent 11 to be precise. He has been with MI6 for some time now. He is one of the best agents they have and he’s known for impeccable skills.

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