Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme sponsored by The Broke and the Bookish and this week's Top Ten list is all about our favorite books that we read in 2013.
I spent a lot of time reading in 2013 and finished over 250 books (Some great, some ok and a few not so good) so narrowing it down to just 10 is not an easy task for me. But to help me make my choices, I'm going to choose my 10 from the New Adult romance genre. So here we go, in no particular order, because ranking them by which I loved most would be impossible to do.
The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski I loved Camryn and especially loved Andrew Parrish!! I think I went through an entire box of tissues at the end of this one!!! I have not read The Edge of Always yet but that's high on my list of must reads for 2014!
Deeper We Fall by Chelsea M. Camerson I received this to review and I absolutely could not put the book down to the extent that I think my kids had cereal for dinner that night. I loved Lottie but I really loved Zan. Once I found out the secret he was keeping, I loved him even more. Faster We Burn (book 2) is another one of my must reads for 2014!
Where I End and You Begin by Andra Brynn Another read for a review book that blew me away. Bianca was just so broken and Daniel was just so lost and even when I thought I knew what was going on, there was just so much more!
Omission by Taryn Plendl (has been retitled as Lies of Omission I had gotten this as a freebie on my Kindle and just chose it to read at random but it was well worth the read. It's a shorter story but packed so much emotion. This book has one of my favorite quotes that has stuck with me, even months after reading it. "Sometimes walls aren't built to keep people out... sometimes they are built to see who is strong enough to bring them down."
Pieces of Me by Ann Garner Another book that I'd gotten as a read for a review and another book that had me ignoring all else until I was finished with it. My heart broke for Delaney but I loved Cole and how badly he wanted Delaney to let him in.
One Week Girlfriend by Monica Murphy One of my favorite romance themes is a pretend 'relationship' and this one did not disappoint. Drew's secret was heartbreaking and combined with Fable's own issues made for an interesting journey. I'm behind on reading book 2 (Second Chance Boyfriend) and book 3 (Three Broken Promises) just went live this week and book 4 (Four Years Later) is due out in February so I will be finishing up this series soon!
Off Sides by Sawyer Bennett As a romance fan and also a bigtime hockey fan, chances are if you throw the two together into a book, I'm going to love it. I loved Danny and her issues and I loved Ryan and how he ultimately didn't let his friends' and family's opinions influence his decisions. This was a quick read and I've reread it already at least 2 more times beyond my original read!
Lost & Found by Nadia Simonenko I was given both books to review together, so counting this as one book. Another heartbreaking tale that required lots of tissues. I was lucky enough to read this pair this summer during a heatwave where my sons wanted to go to the pool everyday where there's lifeguards on duty, so I could read read read to my heart's content while they splashed around. Maria and Owen were each carrying so much baggage but it gave me so much hope to watch each of them become stronger on their own and work towards healing each other.
Wow! That was definitely hard to decide which 10 would be at the top of my list. How many of my favorites did you read and were any of them in your top ten? Inquiring minds want to know!
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