Its Tuesday so that means Top Ten Tuesday is here! Check out all the blogs participating over at The Broke and The Bookish. This weeks topic is “Ten books to read if you are in the mood for X”. So, I decided to give you a few of my favorites in various romantic sub genres! (click on the book titles to go to my reviews!)
Favorite Sports Romances
The Friend Zone by Kristin Callihan: Gray Grayson is probably one of my all time favorite heroes. This book shows not only a college baller making it to the NFL, but how he was friends with a girl before dating her!
All Played Out by Cora Carmack: Nell is one of the most relatable characters of all times. And Mateo is an awesome name! You can’t help but love these 2 and want them to stay together!
Favorite Paranormal Romance
My Commander by Alanea Alder: This book has so many things right about it. Hilarious and geeky heroine! Alpha hero who happens to be a soldier! Group of guys who don’t really understand ‘human’ stuff and a hilarious old man at a convenience store who tries to help! Check to all!
Under Different Stars by Amy Bartol: The Kricket series is one of those books that just stuck with me. It crawled under my skin and stayed. I love this series so much I raved about it online. This led to me meeting an awesome online book buddy who happened to be going to a signing and she got me a signed copy of Under Different Stars and Sea of Stars! (Thanks again, Bri!! You’re the best!)
Favorite Romantic Comedy
The Consequence of Loving Colton by Rachel Van Dyken: I laughed so much while reading this book. It has been a favorite reread of mine when I get into a book funk. This book relies on the extended cast of characters and it all just works!
Pucked by Helena Hunting: This book is pretty raunchy but its so stinking funny! I wasn’t sure I would enjoy it (because, if you know me at all you know I am a self proclaimed prude) but you can’t help but enjoy this book (and Pucked Up and Pucked Over!)
Favorite Dark Romance/Antihero
Equal Parts by Emma Winters: Lets be honest-if you have been following my blog for any length of time, you know this book makes it on to just about every top ten list I do. I devoured this book. I tried to stalk the author online but she really doesn’t have an online presence. So, if anyone knows anything about her, let me know!!! I’m dying to know if she will write more!
King/Tyrant/Lawless/Soulless: I am counting this as 1 book because you can’t just read one of these! King and Bear are perfect archetypes of the antihero. They are genuinely NOT good guys, but they love the heroines fiercely and you can’t help but fall for them a little.
Favorite Retelling/Spin on…
Dirty English by Ilsa Madden Mills: I really never cared for Pride and Prejudice (its true! Honestly, I don’t care much for Austen at all!) but I loved what Ilsa did with this spin.
Hearts of Blue by LH Cosway: This is a spin on Romeo and Juliet (but, you know, without the 13 year heroine, or the death). She’s a cop, he’s a criminal. They come from different worlds but love each other anyway. Its really well written and I found myself quickly falling for these characters!
What are you in the mood for this weekend? These books are just the tip of my recommendation iceberg so feel free to let me know what you are in the mood for! Or, you can check out the TBD recommends page to see my top picks in various genres!
Tell me, what is one book you always recommend to people when they ask for a good book?