Jacque’s Top Reads of 2017

Another year in the “books”!   There are some “new to me” authors on my list this year but most are my go to authors that I will forever 1-click their books.  I have to give a shout out to the Garden Girls this year!  A lot of my favorites were recommendations from them!

Jacque’s Top Reads of 2017

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 Fire in His Kiss by Ruby Dixon

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I am a HUGE fan of Ruby Dixon’s Ice Planet Barbarian series so trying her Fireblood Dragon series was a no brainer.  She has a talent for making the next book as good as the previous book just like in her IPB series.  Her imagination is endless!  All of Ruby’s books are available on KU.


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The Hookup by Kristen Ashley

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Amy, Jenn AND Katie recommended this one.  It is only the second book I’ve read by Kristen Ashley and I loved it.  Sometimes you want the safe, sweet, easy reads and this book falls into that category for me.  I found myself crying several times in the last 15% of the book and there were several things said that pulled on my heart strings.  I’ve been converted to a KA fan!  I can’t wait to read more!


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CowSex by Lesley Jones

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CowSex is one of the funniest books I have ever read!  You all know I’m a big fan of Lesley Jones because of her Carnage novels.  I wasn’t sure how she would do with a romcom but she hit it out of the park!  Don’t let the title fool you!  You will love Koa and Gracie!  This is one great story!!!


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Love to Hate You by Tijan

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Amy recommended this one to me and I’m so glad I read it!  I think its the best Tijan book I’ve read so far (but I haven’t read all).  I love reading college stories, it brings me back right back to those crazy days!


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Tempt the Boss by Natasha Madison

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First of all, you gotta love the man on this cover!  He is on so many covers but I don’t care!  Natasha Madison is new to me this year and this book made me a fan!!!  Check out the chemistry between these two!  It is undeniable!


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 DRUMLINE by Stacey Kestwick

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Cassie recommended this one to me and I loved it!  Having just went through 4 years of watching my son on the high school drumline, I knew a lot of the lingo in this book!  I knew as soon as I read it it was going to my fave list of 2017.  Who doesn’t love a drummer, right?  Available on KU.


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EGOmaniac by Vi Keeland

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This was on the my TBR forever but I just never got to it.  When I told the girls I was looking for a good, easy read, Jenn recommended this one to me.  You can never go wrong with a Vi Keeland book.  Give this a read and fall in love with Drew Jagger!!!


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Somebody Else’s Sky by Jessica Hawkins

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This is the 2nd book in the Something in the Way series and it felt like I waited forever for it!  It was truly heartbreaking but I still needed more!  I finished it in record time and then was left waiting a few months for Move the Stars!  Be happy the first 3 books are out now!  Read them back to back to back!!!


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Wednesday by Kendall Ryan

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Another great cover!  This is a quick read that will have you wanting more for Chloe.  She deserves so much more.  But how much can she get from Shaw…and will it be enough for her?  You’ll love it.


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 Move the Stars by Jessica Hawkins

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What can I say?  This was my favorite book (and series) of 2017!  Jessica brought us a story that I never thought we could get!  You all know I’m not a fan of angst but I could not stop reading this!  I cannot wait for Lake + Manning coming in February 2018!!!


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Scandalous by L.J. Shen

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L.J. Shen is also another new author to me this year.  I kept seeing people recommending  this one so I check out the blurb and dove right in.  Another page turner that I could not put down!  Available on KU.


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A Different Kind of December by Lesley Jones

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I know I say this all the time but I will never get enough of the Carnage novels.  And honestly, I feel that every Carnage novel that Lesley writes is necessary.  We die hard Carnage fans needed to go through this story as much as Georgia did!  If you are a true Carnage fan, you will grab onto this one and hold onto it tight!


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Bait by Jade West

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I haven’t read much from Jade West but I have become a fan this year.  Sometimes I’m in the mood for dark read and this was a good choice!!!   If you are looking for a book on the darker side, give this a try!  I was hooked right away!  Available on KU.


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If You Were Mine by Melanie Harlow

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Melanie Harlow is a favorite of mine and even if she wasn’t this cover would have persuaded me to read this book!  Feelings and emotion should not get in the mix when Claire hires Theo to escort her to a wedding and lines are crossed!  Can these two opposites make it work?  Find out for yourself!  It’s a great read!


Play On by Samantha Young

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The girls at the Garden know I’m such a big fan Samantha Young that they gave me the On Dublin Street signed paperbacks for my birthday a few years ago.   Play On was recommended by Amy and I could not put it down.  Beautifully written and my favorite since the ODS series.  Available on KU.



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Tied by Carian Cole

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Carian Cole has been a 1-click for me since I first read Storm in 2015.  I just love her books!  Torn was my favorite read of 2016 and Tied was in my top 3 reads this year.  The further along in Carian’s books I went and the more I got of Tyler, the more I couldn’t wait to read this story.  Tied did not disappoint.  Available on KU.

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46 thoughts on “Jacque’s Top Reads of 2017

  1. Somebody Else’s Sky and If You Were Mine are the only two I’ve read! Two of my faves are Mists of the Serengeti by Leylah Attar and The Ghostwriter by Alessandra Torre

  2. I am almost ashamed to say i haven’t read any of those titles. My two favorite reads of 2017 were the The Guzzi Duet: Unraveled and Entangled by Bethany- Kris. And Always You by Belle Brooks.

  3. I read Scandalous, Somebody Else’s Sky and Move The Stars from your list. It is hard to choose one read but I was impressed with History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

  4. I haven’t read any of these yet but just started the Something In The Way series by Jessica Hawkins last night

  5. I’ve read If You Were Mine, Egomaniac, Something in the Way and Love to Hate You. I’d say my top read was Mists of the Serengeti.

  6. I’ve only read Scandalous and If You Were Mine from your list. I can’t pick one book for best of 2017, so I’ll pick 3: Scandalous by LJ Shen, Ghosted by J.M. Darhower and The Unrequited by Saffron A Kent.

  7. I’ve read Egomaniac & If You Were Mine! I have Scandalous, Hate Love You & both Jessica Hawkins books on my kindle. One of my top reads of 2017 was Still by Kennedy Ryan!

  8. I’ve read 5 of those books and really I don’t wanna choose a fave cause I really loved them all!! I’ll say that my top choice is Hate to Love You!

  9. Love to Hate You
    Drumline
    Somebody else’s sky
    Move the stars
    I read in 2017, I’m now reading The HookUp and loving it!
    Happy Reading!

  10. I haven’t read any of your favorites. 😣😣 but my favorite from 2017 was Without Merit by Colleen Hoover! I really want to read The Hookup!! Looks so good.

  11. I read If You Were Min3 and I even made those crescent-roll-marahmallow things, too!! U also have Scandalous and Someone Else’s Sky to read, too. I’ve been wanting to read Drumline, I’ve heard so many good things! Thanks for the chance!

  12. Many are on my TBR list but I have read a couple of them. One of my most favorite books was Tied. That story had my heart.

  13. I read the Something in the Way series by Jessica Hawkins and Bait by Jade West!!
    My favorite of the year was the Something in the Way series.

  14. I’ve read
    Move the stars
    Somebody else’s Sky
    Scandalous
    Tied
    it’s so hard to pick because they were all great but I’d go with move the stars it was series and after each book I couldn’t wait for the next.

  15. I’ve read a few of these! My favorite out of yours that i read would probably be Drumline or Move the stars. Great set of favorites!!!

  16. I read if you were mine and the Hookup. And the Hookup was hands down my favourite read of the year!! And KA is absolute love😍😍😍😍😁😁😁

  17. Haven’t read any of your top reads however I have two of them in my TBR. 2017 is the year I got back to reading romance so I have a lot to catch up on! I’ve been wanting to try Jessica Hawkins’ series, they sound good.

  18. I read both Jessica Hawkins, Tijans and Bait. Great books! I loved Scott Hildreth’s
    Filthy F*%#ers series and Must Love Hogs by Xavier Neal

  19. I have read a few of these: Tempt the Boss, Something in the way series, Scandalous, Egomaniac, Bait, If you were mine and Play on!!! My favorites were Drive by Kate Stewart, When Life Happened by Jewel E. Ann, Scandalous and Ruckus by LJ Shen and the Something in the Way series by Jessica Hawkins! Thanks!

  20. I haven’t read any of your favorites yet. Some of my top reads from 2017 include the Illusion series by D. Kelly, the Mount trilogy by Meghan March, and The Wife Between Us.

  21. I have only read Somebody Else’s Sky & Move the Stars and If You Were Mine from this list altho I really want to read the rest! The Grip series by Kennedy Ryan, The Avenue Ink series by A.M. Johnson and Flawed by Claudia Burgoa were my favorite reads in 2017.

  22. I’ve read Hate to Love You, Scandalous, Drumline, and loved all of those. One of my favorites of 2017 was A Boy Like You by Ginger Scott.

  23. I’ve read Scandalous and the first book in Jessica Hawkins series. My favorite dark read was Animal by Marni Mann and my favorite romcom was Wardrobe Malfunction by Samantha Towle. Oh and Drive by Kate Stewart was really great!! Kennedy Ryan’s Grip series was fantastic!

  24. I’ve read EgoManiac, Bait, The Hookup and Scandalous from your list. They were great. A few additional standouts for me for 2017 would be Mr. Darkness by Hilary Storm, The Rebellion by SL Scott, Burnt Sugar by Layne Harper, Dear Everly by London Casey/Jaxson Kidman and I was a huge fan of both Fall Boys books Half Sac and Lateral Moves by Thia Finn.

  25. I’ve read Tempt the Boss, EgoManiac, and If You Were Mine. My favorite read of 2017 was Mists of Serengeti by Leylah Attar 💛💛💛

  26. I haven’t read any of these, though now I really want to read CowSex!! I don’t think I could pick just one favourite read of 2017, but here’s a few: Make Lemonade by Cassie Mae, Trust by Kylie Scott, Goodbye Paradise by Sarina Bowen, A Boy Like You by Ginger Scott, and The Opposite of You by Rachel Higginson.

  27. I havent read any of these, but Im 1.5 books away from reading the Hookup, my fav 2017 is loan shark duet by charmaine pauls

  28. I’ve only read Egomaniac out of the ones above and loved it. I’ve had several reads I loved in 2017 the one that stands out the most is The Hard Truth About Sunshine by Sawyer Bennett

  29. Thanks for all the great recommendations! I’ve read Drumline and Egomaniac and I loved both of them! My top read was Drive by Kate Stewart.

  30. I absolutely loved Hate to Love you, Tijan is a one click author for me I love all of her books. I also really enjoyed reading Drumline and Ego Maniac they were also favourite reads of mine for 2017. Thanks for the chance!!!

  31. Favorite was Wait for It by Mariana Zapata. A bunch of yours are on my TBR – have read & loved If You Were Mine.

  32. I’ve read If You Were Mine. I read both of Sarah J Maas’ series this year and they were my favorites of the year.

  33. Would love to read Somebody Else’s Sky 🙁 my favorite reads of 2017 were the books Inevitable and Altered by Chloe Walsh!

  34. I read “If You Were Mine” by Melanie Harlow. Loved it! I have a few others from your list on my TBR list. My favorite books of 2017 are “Unloved” by Katy Regnery and “Forever Right Now” by Emma Scott 🙂 Thank you for the chance 🙂

  35. Lol. I haven’t read any! I was doing a lot of rereads this year. My favorite was Dating-ish and Beard in Mind by Penny Reid, and Menace and Grievous by JM Darhower

  36. If You Were Mine by Melanie Harlow was the only book on your list that I’ve actually read. However, I did just download Egomaniac by Vi Keeland just the other day and am looking forward to reading it at some point. My favorite reads of 2017 were The Grip Series by Kennedy Ryan (Flow, Grip & Still), Lost and Found Sisters by Jill Shalvis and Secrets of the Tulip Sisters by Susan Mallery.

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