Hey y’all…welcome to DAY 21 (<– Holy Crap!) of BLOGMAS: BEST BOOKS OF 2018! The very awesome and wonderful blogger, Sophie, over at Beware of the Reader is hosting this challenge where I will attempt to post about the BEST OF THE BEST in contemporary romance every day this month (already messed that up, ooops! 😳). Go check out her blog!!😊
Guys, we only have 10 more BEST OF days after today…how crazy is that?? Today’s post is about the books that gave me the BEST BOOK HANGOVER (aka. Bangover). I picked 2 books today and I’ve already named both before in other BEST OFs but what can I say? They’re super fabulous!😍
*Read and reviewed on April 24, 2018
Excerpt From My Review:
“Besides the wonderful writing (that I’ve already harped about) the characters are just AWESOME, unique and interesting. Even the secondary characters add an exciting extra layer to the book! SIGH…I had a huge book hangover from this one. “
Ex-hustler Javier Landes is asking for his third chance at love. The third time proves to be the charm when he meets a Manhattan art therapist named Steffen Finch. What starts as casual and curious deepens into a passionate, soulful relationship—everything Jav has ever wanted, and everything he fears losing.
Stef’s business card reads Curator & Sailor. His creativity and insightful nature have made him into a talented therapist, the one to call for tough cases. His professional success can’t conceal a deep need to connect with someone, but Javier Landes is the last person Stef expected.
Geronimo “Geno” Caan is Stef’s most challenging case. To cope with his ordeal, he’s allowed an alter-ego called Mos to make decisions, and now lives a double life within a web of lies. Under Stef’s navigation, Geno uses art to express what Mos forbids to be spoken aloud. But as Geno’s attachment to Stef gradually extends to Jav, the boundaries between professional and personal begin to blur.
Over the course of a year, Jav, Stef and Geno form an unexpected and unconventional triangle, revealing how men make love in times of war and how love is a great wisdom made up of small understandings. The long-awaited second book of the Veneryseries, A Charm of Finches is an epic tale of survival and secrets guaranteed to make you think and feel and remember.
Goodreads: Gods & Monsters by Saffron A. Kent
*Read and reviewed on February 22, 2018
Excerpt From My Review:
“I totally have a huge bangover right now (book hangover) so forgive me if this rambles a bit. I’m the type of reader that’s all about the character love, usually. But I have to say that I was absolutely enamored by the PLOT and the premise as well as the characters in this book.”
He was an artist. She was his muse.
To everyone in town, Abel Adams was the devil’s spawn, a boy who never should have been born. A monster.
To twelve year-old Evie Hart, he was just a boy with golden hair, soft t-shirts and a camera. A boy who loved taking her picture and sneaking her chocolates before dinner. A boy who made her feel special.
Despite her family’s warnings, she loved him in secret for six years. They met in empty classrooms and kissed in darkened church closets. Until they couldn’t.
Until the time came to choose between love and family, and Evie chose Abel.
Because their love was worth the risk. Their love was the stuff of legend.
But the thing about legends is that they are cautionary tales. They are made of choices and mistakes. And for Abel and Evie, the artist and the muse, those mistakes come in the form of lights, camera, sex.
NOTE: This is NOT a paranormal or a priest romance.
Merry Blogmas y’all!🎅