Top Ten Tuesday: Ten New Adult Book Series to Binge Read

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Ten book recommendations for __________.  My choice for the week is Ten New Adult Book Series to Binge Read. These are some of my favorite new adult series and why I love them. You can click on the series name and author to be taken to the Goodreads series page.


1.Falling Series by Ginger Scott


Ginger Scott has a way with words. Her romances are more than just romances. There’s always something more to be learned from her stories.

2.Bright Side Series by Kim Holden

This series is very near and dear to my heart. It’s about living every day to the fullest, grief and love. Bright Side is probably my most recommended read.

3.Alabama Summer Series by J. Daniels


J. Daniels is really good at weaving humor into her love stories. I can always count on her to make me smile or laugh.

4.The Ivy Years Series by Sarina Bowen


I love what Sarina Bowen has done with her Ivy Years series. It starts out following a group of hockey players and their friends as they fall in love, but it also digs into deeper social issues young adults that age deal with. I love the diverse characters from all walks of life that Bowen created. Each of their stories are important.

5.Nine Minutes Series by Beth Flynn


The Nine Minutes series can be categorized as either a psychological thriller or maybe a romantic suspense. I would say psychological thriller. There’s some romance to it, but the meat of the story is in the set up. This series has so many twists and turns. It’s dark and probably isn’t for everyone, but it’s my favorite thriller ever. This is probably my second most recommended series.

6.Ten Tiny Breaths Series by K.A. Tucker


I love the Ten Tiny Breaths series because it deals with rebounding from the pain life can sometimes deal out. All of the characters evolve so much throughout the series. I enjoyed the way finding love helped them through their struggles.

7.Kick Push Series by Jay McLean

Where the Road Takes Me isn’t technically part of the series, but it does kind of start it out. What I loved about Kick Push was the pure emotion of the story. Both characters have had some major obstacles in their short lives. How they find love, comfort and family in each other was so special. Jay McLean is a great writer.

8.Hearts Series by Claire Contreras


The Hearts series is one of the first NA series I read. I loved the depth of the characters and the love stories.

9. WAGS Series by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy

Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy are my author dream team. They write some of the funniest books together. Their characters are so amazing and I always fall in love with them falling in love.

10. Addicted / Calloway Sisters Series by Krista & Becca Ritchie




The Addicted / Calloway Sisters books are a journey. There’s some hard truths in their pages and it’s nice sometimes to read about characters who are flawed.

 


Have you read any of these? Do you want to?

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books I’ve Read In 2017 So Far

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is Best Books I’ve Read In 2017 So FarI’ve read so many amazing books this year, but here are ten of the best books/series I’ve read that so far. Click on the book cover to be taken to the Goodreads page for that book.


1. A Boy Like You / A Girl Like Me
Like Us Duet
Ginger Scott

2. The Queen and the Cure
The Bird and the Sword Chronicles, #2
Amy Harmon

3. What I Need
Alabama Summer, #4

4. Bad Mommy
Tarryn Fisher

5. When It’s Real
Erin Watt

6. 180 Seconds
Jessica Park

7. Co-Wrecker
Meghan Quinn

8. First & Then
Emma Mills

9. The Last Thing You Said
Sara Biren

10. Stay
Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Series I’ve Been Meaning To Start But Haven’t

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is Top Ten Series I’ve Been Meaning To Start But Haven’tSo here are the series I should have read by now. You can click on the series title to be taken to the Goodreads page.


1. Love Me With Lies
Tarryn Fisher

2. The Winston Brothers
Penny Reid

3. Grip
Kennedy Ryan

4. Contracts and Deceptions
Claire Contreras

5. Aerial Ethereal
Krista & Becca Ritchie

6. Briarwood Academy
Ilsa Madden-Mills

7. Lotus House
Audrey Carlan

8. Between the Lines
Tammara Webber

9. Saints of Denver
Jay Crownover

10. Redhead
Alice Clayton

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Favorite Fictional Fathers

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is Father’s Day related Freebie:  favorite dads in literature, best father/daughter or son relationships, books to buy your dad, worst dads in literature, etc. etc..  My topic is Ten Favorite Fictional Fathers. You can click on the cover to be taken to the Goodreads page.


1. Josh
Kick Push by Jay McLean

2. Ben
Where I Belong by J. Daniels

3. Simon
The Sexy One by Lauren Blakely

4. Kolton
My Perfect Mistake by Kelly Siskind

5. Seamus
So Much More by Kim Holden

6. Mr. Garrett
My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

7. Tucker
The Goal by Elle Kennedy

8. Mike
Pipe Dreams by Sarina Bowen

9. Luke
Carolina Man by Virgina Kantra

10. Keller
Bright Side by Kim Holden

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books From The NA Genre That I’ve Recently Added To My TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is Ten Book from the New Adult Genre That I’ve Recently Added to My TBR List. You can click on the cover to be taken to the Goodreads page. Pretty self-explanatory, so here we go.


1. Fraternize (Players Game, #1)
Rachel Van Dyken

2. Forget You, Ethan
Whitney G.

3. Royally Endowed (Royally, #3)
Emma Chase

4. Damaged Like Us (Like Us, #1)
Krista & Becca Ritchie

5. Sugar & Gold
Emma Scott

6. Rocked Up
Karina Halle & Scott MacKenzie

7. The Last Guy
Ilsa Madden-Mills & Tia Louise

8. The Foxe & The Hound
R.S. Grey

9. Roommates with Benefits
Nicole Williams

10. My Roommate’s Girl
Julianna Keyes

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Most Anticipated Books For The Second Half of 2017

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is Top Ten Most Anticipated Books For The Second Half of 2017This list could have been WAY larger than 10.


1. Damaged Like Us (Like Us, #1)
Krista & Becca Ritchie

Don’t date your bodyguard.
It was the one rule he had to break.

Maximoff Hale is a force of nature. A ship unwilling to be steered. Headstrong, resilient, and wholly responsible — the twenty-two-year-old alpha billionaire can handle his unconventional life. By noon, lunch can turn into a mob of screaming fans. By two, his face is all over the internet.

Born into one of the most famous families in the country, his celebrity status began at birth.

He is certified American royalty.

When he’s assigned a new 24/7 bodyguard, he comes face-to-face with the worst case scenario: being attached to the tattooed, MMA-trained, Yale graduate who’s known for “going rogue” in the security team — and who fills 1/3 of Maximoff’s sexual fantasies.

Twenty-seven-year-old Farrow Keene has one job: protect Maximoff Hale. Flirting, dating, and hot sex falls far, far out of the boundary of his bodyguard duties and into “termination” territory. But when feelings surface, protecting the sexy-as-sin, stubborn celebrity becomes increasingly complicated.

Together, boundaries blur, and being exposed could mean catastrophic consequences for both.

The Like Us series is true series, one continuous timeline, that follows a family of wealthy celebrities and the people that protect them. Damaged Like Us can be read and enjoyed without reading any of Krista & Becca’s other novels.


2. Stay (WAGS, #2)
Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy

Can you fall in love with someone you’ve never even met?

Hailey Taylor Emery has a hunch that her favorite client at Fetch—an anonymous virtual assistant service—is actually hockey star Matt Eriksson.

Although it’s against the rules for her to check his file, she’s 95% sure she spends at least part of each day texting with her lifelong crush and catering to his every need. Still nursing a wounded heart thanks to her recent breakup, Hailey is perfectly content with some harmless online flirting… until she has to meet her client. Face to face. Cue: utter panic.

Matt Eriksson is no stranger to heartbreak. He’s still not over the destruction of his marriage, and it sucks to be the only guy on the team who knows the truth—that hockey and long-term relationships are a toxic mix. He barely sees his kids, and dealing with his ex makes him feel insane. The only person in his life who seems to understand is someone who won’t show her pretty face.

But it’s nothing that a pair of fourth row hockey seats can’t fix. Hailey can’t resist the offer. Matt can’t resist Hailey. Good thing he doesn’t have to. Fire up the kiss cam!

Warning: Contains rabid hockey fans, misunderstood dick pics, hockey players at the opera and exploding ovaries.


3. I Knew You Were Trouble (Oxford, #4)
Lauren Layne

New York City’s hottest bachelors are stirring up trouble in this fun, flirty Oxford Novel, as a love triangle forces a feisty beauty to choose between winning back Mr. Right or giving in to Mr. Wrong.

Taylor Carr has it all—a sleek job in advertising, a stunning Manhattan apartment, and the perfect man to share it with: Bradley Calloway. Even after Bradley dumps her for a co-worker on move-in day, Taylor isn’t worried. She’ll get her man eventually. In the meantime, she needs a new roommate. Enter Nick Ballantine, career bartender, freelance writer—and longtime pain in Taylor’s ass. Sexy in a permanent five-o’clock-shadow kind of way, Nick knows how to push Taylor’s buttons, as if he could see right through to the real her.

Nick’s always trying to fix people, and nobody could use a good fixing more than Taylor. Sure, she’s gorgeous, with mesmerizing silver eyes, but it’s her vulnerability that kills him. Now that they’re shacking up together, the chemistry is out of control. Soon they’re putting every part of their two-bedroom apartment to good use. Then Taylor’s ex comes crawling back to her, and Nick figures she’ll jump at the chance to go back to her old life—unless he fights for the best thing that ever happened to him.


4. Dr. ER (St. Luke’s Docuseries, #2)
Max Monroe

The word ‘serious’ isn’t in Dr. Shepard’s vocabulary—at least not when it comes to relationships. He has all of the serious and drama he needs on the floor of the Emergency Department at St. Luke’s Hospital.

But when feisty, first-class flirt Harlow Paige comes into his ER, he might contract something he’s never encountered.

Look out, Scott…

Love is contagious.


5. Lucky in Love
Kasie West

In this new contemporary from YA star Kasie West, a girl who wins the lottery learns that money can cause more problems than it solves, especially when love comes into the picture.

Maddie doesn’t believe in luck. She’s all about hard work and planning ahead. But one night, on a whim, she buys a lottery ticket. And then, to her astonishment —

She wins!

In a flash, Maddie’s life is unrecognizable. No more stressing about college scholarships. Suddenly, she’s talking about renting a yacht. And being in the spotlight at school is fun… until rumors start flying, and random people ask her for loans. Now, Maddie isn’t sure who she can trust.

Except for Seth Nguyen, her funny, charming coworker at the local zoo. Seth doesn’t seem aware of Maddie’s big news. And, for some reason, she doesn’t want to tell him. But what will happen if he learns her secret?

With tons of humor and heart, Kasie West delivers a million-dollar tale of winning, losing, and falling in love.


6. Hear Me Now
Lisa De Jong

If you’re reading this letter, I’m already gone.

He told me he was going to do it, and I didn’t believe him.

I told him I would follow, but he left anyway.

Sometimes, you love someone so much that living without them isn’t an option. Ty Wise was that person for me.

Maybe this is selfish.

Maybe I should’ve stayed away when he asked.

Maybe he should’ve listened to what I told him.

Life is full of maybes.

Do you think he can hear me now?


7. Fraternize (Players Game, #1)
Rachel Van Dyken

New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken kicks off a brand-new series in which romance is a game and love is a touchdown.

Emerson just made her dream come true as a professional cheerleader for her favorite pro football team. But even though the plus-size athlete is breaking down boundaries, she still has to contend with the massive rulebook. Carbs? Nope. Chocolate? Definitely not. Still, Emerson loves her curves, and she’ll rock the hell out of this job even if it kills her. Except for one mandate that is easier read than done…

No fraternizing with the players.

Problem one is Miller Quinton: Emerson’s first love, first sex, and the guy who still ignites her daydreams and R-rated fantasies. Thrown back together, Miller and Emerson feel the undeniable pull of passion again, even if the conflict that tore them apart seems insurmountable. Then there’s way-too-sexy Grant Sanchez. He has a serious reputation with the ladies, and when it comes to winning someone he wants, he doesn’t let anyone stand in his way.

Now Emerson is breaking every rule in the manual. But what she doesn’t know is that she’s part of a wicked little game—one that could steal both her dream and her heart


8. Genuine Fraud
E. Lockhart

The story of a young woman whose diabolical smarts are her ticket into a charmed life. But how many times can someone reinvent themselves? You be the judge.

Imogen is a runaway heiress, an orphan, a cook, and a cheat.
Jule is a fighter, a social chameleon, and an athlete.
An intense friendship. A disappearance. A murder, or maybe two.
A bad romance, or maybe three.
Blunt objects, disguises, blood, and chocolate. The American dream, superheroes, spies, and villains.
A girl who refuses to give people what they want from her.
A girl who refuses to be the person she once was.


9. Forget You, Ethan
Whitney G.

From the New York Times bestselling author of ‘Sincerely, Carter’ comes another sexy summer romance that features life-long friendships, steamy first kisses, and never-ending nights at the beach.

 

 


10. Fallen Heir
Erin Watt

Senior Easton Royal struggles with personal demons and the reappearance of someone he’s been trying to forget for the past three years.

Top Ten Tuesday: Summer Lovin’

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is Summer Reads Freebie: In preparation for Memorial Day (which is always the unofficial summer kickoff for me), let’s rec some summer/beach reads: books to go in your beach bag, best books set in summer, books with summer-y covers, best beach reads for people who don’t enjoy contemporary/realistic reads, best beach reads for fans of X genre, etc. etc. 

My list is going to be full of books set in the summer. These are favorites of mine, hence the title Summer Lovin’. I could have chosen several books by many of these authors, so I limited it to one book per author. This list includes both YA and NA books. All covers link to the book’s Goodreads page.


1. Since You’ve Been Gone
Morgan Matson

It was Sloane who yanked Emily out of her shell and made life 100% interesting. But right before what should have been the most epic summer, Sloane just…disappears. All she leaves behind is a to-do list.

On it, thirteen Sloane-inspired tasks that Emily would normally never try. But what if they could bring her best friend back?

Apple picking at night? Okay, easy enough.

Dance until dawn? Sure. Why not?

Kiss a stranger? Um…

Emily now has this unexpected summer, and the help of Frank Porter (totally unexpected), to check things off Sloane’s list. Who knows what she’ll find?

Go skinny-dipping? Wait…what?


2. Co-Wrecker
Meghan Quinn

What do ice cream and Sadie Montgomery have in common? They’re both ice cold, but one taste is never enough.

I wanted to be friends — I would have even settled for her seeing me as anything but a nerd — but there was no getting through. So just like any hard-headed, red-blooded man out there, I made up my mind.

I’d make my coworker fall for me.

I’d like to say it was simple, but like every other epic love story, all it took was one drunken night and a lot of naked courage to get the girl. For a moment, at least.

Love with a coworker is never simple, especially since Sadie’s trying to keep us on the low. Not to mention her persistent ex-boyfriend who won’t leave her alone. But I’ve never been good at giving up, and I don’t plan to start now.

The whole thing is a recipe for a rocky road, but I plan to eat the whole gallon, no matter how bad the brain freeze.


3. The Last Thing You Said
Sara Biren

Last summer, Lucy’s and Ben’s lives changed in an instant. One moment, they were shyly flirting on a lake raft, finally about to admit their feelings to each other after years of yearning. In the next, Trixie—Lucy’s best friend and Ben’s sister—was gone, her heart giving out during a routine swim. And just like that, the idyllic world they knew turned upside down, and the would-be couple drifted apart, swallowed up by their grief. Now it’s a year later in their small lake town, and as the anniversary of Trixie’s death looms, Lucy and Ben’s undeniable connection pulls them back together. They can’t change what happened the day they lost Trixie, but the summer might finally bring them closer to healing—and to each other.


4. What I Need (Alabama Summer, #4)
J. Daniels

Riley Tennyson has made a huge mistake.

At least, that’s what she keeps telling herself.

Showing up to her brother’s wedding pissed off and newly single, Riley seeks comfort in solitude and an open bar, until the gorgeous and irresistibly charming CJ Tully makes her a better offer―a wild night with the master of smooth-talking where nothing is off limits.

Riley does what any single woman would do, and a connection is made. One neither one of them can ignore. But when she comes home to the boyfriend she no longer thought she had, Riley buries her secret and begs CJ to do the same.

Forget about each other. It was a mistake. That’s all it was… right?

Desires are hidden. Distance is kept. Until one night CJ makes the ultimate sacrifice, and Riley can no longer avoid the man she can’t stop thinking about.

Not with him sleeping down the hall…


5. Pasadena
Sherri L. Smith

Bad things happen everywhere. Even in the land of sun and roses.

When Jude’s best friend is found dead in a swimming pool, her family calls it an accident. Her friends call it suicide. But Jude calls it what it is: murder. And someone has to pay.

Now everyone is a suspect—family and friends alike. And Jude is digging up the past like bones from a shallow grave. Anything to get closer to the truth. But that’s the thing about secrets. Once they start turning up, nothing is sacred. And Jude’s got a few skeletons of her own.


6. Settling the Score (The Summer Games, #1)
R.S. Grey

As an Olympic rookie, Andie Foster has spent far more time in her cleats than between the sheets. For 21 years, her Friday nights have consisted of blocking shots rather than taking them. But now that she’s landed in Rio, she’s ready to see for herself if the rumors about the Olympic Village are true:

• The athletes are all sex-crazed maniacs…
• The committee passes out condoms like candy…
• The games continue long after the medals have been handed out…

As Andie walks the line between rumor and reality, she’s forced into the path of Frederick Archibald, a decorated Olympic swimmer and owner of a sexy British accent–too bad he’s unavailable in a way that “it’s complicated” doesn’t even begin to explain.

In other words: off limits.

It doesn’t matter that he has abs that could bring peace to the Middle East and a smile that makes even the Queen blush; Andie fully intends on keeping her focus on the soccer field. But the Village is small. Suffocating. Everywhere Andie goes, Freddie happens to be there–shirtless, wet from the pool, and determined to show her a whole new meaning of the phrase “international affairs”.


7. When We Collided
Emery Lord

We are seventeen and shattered and still dancing. We have messy, throbbing hearts, and we are stronger than anyone could ever know…

Jonah never thought a girl like Vivi would come along.

Vivi didn’t know Jonah would light up her world.

Neither of them expected a summer like this…a summer that would rewrite their futures.

In an unflinching story about new love, old wounds, and forces beyond our control, two teens find that when you collide with the right person at just the right time, it will change you forever.


8. The Year We Fell Apart
Emily Martin

Few things come as naturally to Harper as epic mistakes. In the past year she was kicked off the swim team, earned a reputation as Carson High’s easiest hook-up, and officially became the black sheep of her family. But her worst mistake was destroying her relationship with her best friend, Declan.

Now, after two semesters of silence, Declan is home from boarding school for the summer. Everything about him is different—he’s taller, stronger…more handsome. Harper has changed, too, especially in the wake of her mom’s cancer diagnosis.

While Declan wants nothing to do with Harper, he’s still Declan, her Declan, and the only person she wants to talk to about what’s really going on. But he’s also the one person she’s lost the right to seek comfort from.

As their mutual friends and shared histories draw them together again, Harper and Declan must decide which parts of their past are still salvageable, and which parts they’ll have to let go of once and for all.


9. On the Fence
Kasie West

For sixteen-year-old Charlotte Reynolds, aka Charlie, being raised by a single dad and three older brothers has its perks. She can outrun, outscore, and outwit every boy she knows—including her longtime neighbor and honorary fourth brother, Braden. But when it comes to being a girl, Charlie doesn’t know the first thing about anything. So when she starts working at chichi boutique to pay off a speeding ticket, she finds herself in a strange new world of makeup, lacy skirts, and BeDazzlers. Even stranger, she’s spending time with a boy who has never seen her tear it up in a pickup game.

To cope with the stress of faking her way through this new reality, Charlie seeks late-night refuge in her backyard, talking out her problems with Braden by the fence that separates them. But their Fence Chats can’t solve Charlie’s biggest problem: she’s falling for Braden. Hard. She knows what it means to go for the win, but if spilling her secret means losing him for good, the stakes just got too high.


10. Along for the Rise
Sarah Dessen

It’s been so long since Auden slept at night. Ever since her parents’ divorce—or since the fighting started. Now she has the chance to spend a carefree summer with her dad and his new family in the charming beach town where they live.

A job in a clothes boutique introduces Auden to the world of girls: their talk, their friendship, their crushes. She missed out on all that, too busy being the perfect daughter to her demanding mother. Then she meets Eli, an intriguing loner and a fellow insomniac who becomes her guide to the nocturnal world of the town. Together they embark on parallel quests: for Auden, to experience the carefree teenage life she’s been denied; for Eli, to come to terms with the guilt he feels for the death of a friend.