Hey there everyone! How has your year been? Mine has been both good and bad. Covid really messed things up for so many of us and I hope that next year will be better!
I have awarded a few funky titles to my top reads of this year below. I have also made a list of my top reads for this year as well as a screenshot of my Goodreads wrap up which has been a whopping 300/300 books for this year . I am still shocked lol , I read like crazy. You can blame that on these crazy authors that keep me hooked so bad! I hope we get so many amazing books like this and so many more in 2023 as well!
Note - Editing this to add that some of the books below might not be released in the year 2022 , it is rather based on the fact that I read it this year and not the release date ❤
(Click on the Book Covers below to Read my Review for that book! Only applicable to the ones I have reviewed.)
WHAT IN THE WORLD JUST HAPPENED?
A deadly trio
It’s a word which conjures both intrigue and fantasy.
Many women will think I’m lucky to have a set of twins, both of whom are in love with me.
But for me, it’s a curse.
Archer and Ash…
I physically crave both, but my heart belongs to only one.
Up until now, I’ve refused to be the one who came between them—to be the one to break their brotherly bond.
Yet one drunken night will change all that ... when I decide to throw caution to the wind and give in to this incessant need to feel his body on mine.
Everything was going according to plan.
Until it didn’t.
Book that shocked me to the very core and has the best PLOT TWIST ever!
I JUST RAN OUT OF TEARS...
It all started with an ad.
"House sitter needed for the summer, free room and board."
Guess I missed the part about the cocky basketball player sleeping down the hall...
Finn Richards is hot, cruel, broken beyond repair. Oh, and did I mention hell-bent on making me quit?
Whatever. It's not like his charms work on me, anyway. I'm immune to his cold, hazel eyes, and I'm not even a little bit curious about what really happened that night.
Who cares that I let him take my first kiss?
Who cares that I'd give him all of my firsts if he just asked?
It's just two months. I can definitely go two months without giving him my heart, too...
Book that made me sob a lot because of the crazy amount of angst it has!
LONG LIVE THE QUEEN..
A twisted game gone too far. A woman on the run. Three men who won’t stop hunting.
The pageant has ended, but for us, the game has only just begun.
Konstantin, Elyah, and Kirill made my life a living hell during the pageant, and now I’m going to return the favor.
They want me and the secret I’m carrying, but they’ll have to prove they’re worthy before I let them call me their queen. It won’t be easy when their pasts come back to haunt us. Pasts that are soaked in blood.
The chase is on, and this time, the prize is more precious than diamonds.
The prize is my heart.
Author’s note: Crowned (Pageant, 2) is the second book in a mafia reverse harem duet. The heroes only have hearts and eyes for the heroine. It contains captive themes, violence, and a Why Choose romance with ruthlessly possessive men. The story is dark and potentially triggering, so please read responsibly.
Book with the most sassiest and ruthless female lead ever!
DOWN AND DOWN I GO...
I’m a prisoner in a prestigious world.
A perfect princess locked in a tower.
My father will never let me go.
Not that I could leave. I would never abandon my little sister. Hope comes in the form of a devilishly handsome man with dark eyes and darker secrets.
With each encounter, I’m lured deeper into the labyrinth. The danger lurking beneath his surface calls to me, even as it warns me away.
Except there’s a new side of him every time we meet. A different danger each time we touch. It’s as if three different men want to devour me.
He’s not just one villain. He’s three.
Book with the most ruthless cliffhanger ever
I WANT HIM TO STALK ME TOO..
My parents raised me to believe in magic.
They showered me with love and told me tales of unicorns and princesses
What they should have done is warn me about monsters.
I wanted the fairytale
And for one perfect moment, I thought I had it
But that was before my husband became a monster
Before he hurt me, before he hurt others
And then he died
Leaving me defenseless amid the chaos he created.
Escaping my cage with broken wings just left me vulnerable to predators
My innocence didn’t matter. Nobody cared that I had paid for my mistakes with blood, scars, and broken bones.
I was guilty by association, and somebody had to be held accountable
After all, every fairytale needs a villain; I just didn’t expect it to be me.
Now with nowhere else to go, I hide with the one person who can keep me safe.
They say that the enemy of my enemy is my friend.
So why do I feel like I survived a monster only to end up in the arms of the devil himself?
Triggers: This book contains scenes of violence, adult language, and sexual situations that require the reader to be 18 or over.
Best Stalker Romance for year 2021
MINDF*CK OF THE YEAR
Who am I?
I've forgotten the answer to that question long ago. Ever since I ran from that house, so desperate to escape, I left with only the clothes on my back and socks on my feet. After that day, I've only ever walked in stolen shoes.
Could I be a girl who is searching for the meaning of life in faceless men? They were all so forgettable. Until he came along. He took me under a waterfall and made me forget my name, and in return, I took his instead.
An enigmatic man that will only ever love the deep sea. Or rather the predators that inhabit it. Turns out, he's not so different than the monsters he feeds. He lured me onto his boat like a fish in the ocean, seeking vengeance for my crime. Had I realized his intentions, and that a massive storm would leave us shipwrecked, I would've ran.
Now, I'm a girl who's seeking refuge in a decrepit lighthouse with a man who loathes me almost as much as he craves me. He wants to hurt me, but the old caretaker of the abandoned island may have intentions far more sinister.
It's no longer a question of who I am, but rather, will I survive?
Series that keeps you guessing what the hell is happening till the very end!
DREAM COME TRUE...
All stars must fall.
Bloody, lost, broken. We live to fight another day. But with so much stolen from us, can the fates ever twist in our favour again?
My sister and I have been torn apart by shadows and despair, and now we each stand alone.
Our sorrow is spun like a web, trapping us tight, and I fear our enemies will soon come to feast upon our souls.
But if I have my way, the merciless sky will have dealt us its final fortune. It’s time for us to take back the power that’s been ripped from our grasp and turn the tide of this war.
All stars must fall, and all Phoenixes must rise.
Long live the Savage Queens.
Favorite Fantasy Series that I want to read again and again..
FAVORITE SERIES OF THE YEAR
She can never be his...but he's taking her anyway.
Stoic, broody, and arrogant, elite bodyguard Rhys Larsen has two rules: 1) Protect his clients at all costs 2) Do not become emotionally involved. Ever.
He has never once been tempted to break those rules…until her.
Bridget von Ascheberg. A princess with a stubborn streak that matches his own and a hidden fire that reduces his rules to ash. She’s nothing he expected and everything he never knew he needed.
Day by day, inch by inch, she breaks down his defenses until he’s faced with a truth he can no longer deny: he swore an oath to protect her, but all he wants is to ruin her. Take her.
Because she’s his.
His forbidden fruit.
His every depraved fantasy.
Regal, strong-willed, and bound by the chains of duty, Princess Bridget dreams of the freedom to live and love as she chooses.
But when her brother abdicates, she’s suddenly faced with the prospect of a loveless, politically expedient marriage and a throne she never wanted.
And as she navigates the intricacies—and treacheries—of her new role, she must also hide her desire for a man she can’t have.
Her ultimate ruin.
Unexpected and forbidden, theirs is a love that could destroy a kingdom…and doom them both.
Book/Series that kept me hooked till the very end!
FAVORITE BULLY OF ALL TIME
He could have been my hero.
He saved my life that night, a beautiful dark angel slicing through my fear and the water, dragging me from its deadly clutches.
He should have been my hero.
I thought maybe he was.
Villains aren’t supposed to win, and good should always conquer evil, but in the elite coastal town I live in, the only purpose a label has is letting you know what something—or someone—costs. Good, bad; it’s all relative, and it hardly matters. Baymont, California is a land of beautiful villains and happy-ever-afters that are just out of reach.
Especially for me.
Until Dare moves the world beneath my feet, and even though I’m afraid to trust it—to trust him—boy, am I tempted.
In more ways than one.
Being with Dare is scary, but being without him is impossible.
He makes it impossible.
Dare’s no hero, that much is clear, but maybe…
Maybe he’s mine.
My Top Bully of this year!
THAT MOUTH NEEDS TO BE WASHED WITH SOAP..
Book with the meanest hero of all time.
She can’t remember.
I won’t forget.
Two houses, both alike in indignity.
In violence, bloodshed, and tragedy.
But this rose by any other name would still be mine.
Death couldn’t take her from me.
Her running away won’t either.
I pulled her from her darkness, and wrapped her in mine.
Now I’ll turn the world to ash to find her.
My sweetest torment, and cruelest obsession.
My tale of woe.
A shattered Juliet, for the anti-Romeo.
Defiant Queen is book 2 in a duet and not a standalone book. The completed duet of Broken God and Defiant Queen is a standalone story within the Savage Heirs series, though. You do not need to have read the previous books in this series to read this duet.
I caught the attention of a monster.
I didn’t ask for it.
Didn’t even see it coming.
But the moment I do, it’s too late.
Killian Carson is a predator wrapped in sophisticated charm.
He’s cold-blooded, manipulative, and savage.
The worst part is that no one sees his devil side.
And that will cost me everything.
I run, but the thing about monsters?
They always chase.
This book is not a conventional romance and contains themes that aren't to everyone's liking. Please check the author's note before reading.
The most Psycho hero of the year!
IS IT GETTING TOO HOT IN HERE?
My hottest Read of this year
I never imagined my first trip to Italy would be to bury my father. But there I was in the beautiful cathedral, alone, with my father’s casket and a handful of soldiers to keep me safe.
It didn’t occur to me that anyone would disrupt the sanctity of the church. Would march in, weapons in hand and turn my world upside down.
But the Caballero brothers have no regard for the church and even less for my family.
They destroyed the peace of that sad occasion.
They desecrated my father’s body.
And they took me for themselves.
I’m a princess in a tower in a breathtaking villa.
My bedroom overlooks the turquoise sea but the door is locked.
And I have to contend with not one but two dragons.
THERE IS NOTHING SUCH AS "TOO TABOO"
"Be careful what you wish for, little one..."
A bit of advice: when you shoot for a king?
Don't. Bloody. Miss.
Empire of Ash is book 2 of a two-part duet which includes Burned Cinder and Empire of Ash. Both books will be released June 9th. The completed duet is a standalone story, with a HEA. This is a dark, twisted romance.