Hey y’all… Day 25 and 26!!
I’m linking up with my blogger buddy, Sophie @Beware of the Reader to bring you another round of my BEST READS OF 2020! I’ve done this before and its so much fun! Go check out her blog if you get a chance, she’s fabulous!
OH! And just FYI: these are books that I read THIS year though they may have been PUBLISHED before 2020!
*From Sophie’s blog:
If you follow me for some years you know that at the end of each year , in December, I give you my best reads of the year.
Daily posts looking back into 2020 and gushing about my favorites.
Well this is happening again!
It’s been launched on Instagram already with other bloggers cohosting with me, some of whom are on WordPress like @sophiesreadingcorner others not like @pavlinamich ; @eliz_white and @utcabookblog .
I will post on Instagram, the blog and facebook.
If you too want to show your favorites this year, I’d be very happy to see you join us.
We’ll used #bestreadsof2020 as hashtag on social media (I confess that I will follow on Instagram with an eagle eye LOL).
Here below are the topics.
I gave myself Christmas day off so I’m combining Friday’s and Saturday’s posts!!😜
And the award for the Best Book(s) Out of my Comfort Zone go to…
Both of these books are older but have been hanging on my TBR for awhile and this year, I managed to scratch several off from my list!🙄
Priest (Priest #1) by Sierra Simone
I had a firm theological belief in the importance of human sexuality. Almost every variation of Christianity had been in the business of suppressing sex and its enjoyment, but suppressed desires didn’t just disappear. They festered. They created guilt and shame and, in the worst cases, deviancy. We weren’t ashamed to enjoy food and alcohol in moderation—why were we so afraid of sex?
Birthday Girl by Penelope DouglasBirthday Girl by Penelope Douglas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Birthday Girl is a standalone. It’s an angsty, steamy, opposites attract story. Oh…and it’s completely taboo!
Jordan has been dating her best friend turned boyfriend, Cole, for awhile. However, when they get evicted because of Cole’s carelessness, they have no choice but to move in with Cole’s estranged dad, Pike Lawson. Pike loves his son and has no problem with Jordan and Cole moving in with him. But who knew that Jordan would turn out to be his dream girl?
Ok, I already warned you that this is a forbidden romance!
Yes, Jordan is the girlfriend of Pike’s son.
Yes, she’s a whole lot younger than him.
No, these things didn’t bother me because Penelope Douglas did a fab job of making this story more than just about erotic sex. It’s about that sweet connection you feel with another person. It’s about a father trying to find a place in his son’s life. It’s about a woman trying to find love and acceptance, something most of us yearn for. The book was written so well…I laughed a bit, cried a few tears and my heart cracked just a little for Pike and Jordan! (Not Cole, he was a dumb ass!) Who can say that ANY kind of love is wrong or right? That’s the important point that I took from this story.
I realize that many people don’t like to read these types of taboo books but this is one that I urge you to try. It’ll find a place on my READ AGAIN E-SHELF! Told from dual POVs with a delightfully happy ending. I voluntarily read and reviewed this book.
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And the award for my Most Read Authors goes to…
Kristen Ashley= 17
And J.R. Ward= 12 (this pic is missing my last read)
If you know me at all, my most read authors is NOT a surprise!!😏 Have a marvelous day y’all!💜
Loved Priest but am still yet to read Birthday Girl (although it is on my tbr!)
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If you can put aside the father/son dynamic, its a good read!🥰
I’ve heard a few things and read some dodgy reviews but I think that makes me want to read more 😂