18 and Over Book Blogger Follow: January Favorites

Question of the Week: What are your top five favorite reads for the month of January? If you’ve reviewed them, make sure to link it up so others can check them out!

I read a ton of great books in January, so picking my 5 favorites wasn’t so easy, but here we go…

That’s what seventeen-year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before. He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of just one encounter, and something about the way he makes her feel sparks buried memories from a past that she wishes could just stay buried.

Sky struggles to keep him at a distance knowing he’s nothing but trouble, but Holder insists on learning everything about her. After finally caving to his unwavering pursuit, Sky soon finds that Holder isn’t at all who he’s been claiming to be. When the secrets he’s been keeping are finally revealed, every single facet of Sky’s life will change forever.

My review of Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

Young interior designer Ava O’Shea has an appointment for a first consultation at The Manor with the owner, Mr Jesse Ward. She is expecting nothing more than an overweight, cravat wearing, well-to-do countryman, and on arrival, nothing would suggest otherwise. How wrong could she be? This Man is devastatingly handsome, charming and confident. He is also a conceited, hedonistic playboy, who knows no boundaries. Ava desperately does not want to be attracted to him, but she can’t control the overwhelming affect he has on her. Every instinct is telling her to run, so she does, but Jesse Ward is not so willing to let her go. He wants her and is determined to have her. She knows she is heading for heartbreak, but how can she run when he won’t let her?

My review of This Man by Jodi Ellen Malpas

She knew she was heading towards disaster. Every instinct told her to run, but Jesse Ward was a hard man to escape.

It has been five days’ since Ava O’Shea left Jesse drunk and raging at Lusso – left behind a man who drowned her in his intensity and blindsided her with his touch. Getting over this man was never going to be easy. And now he’s back in her life.

She has questions she needs answering, but her determination to get these answers will give the pleasure-seeking playboy the power to destroy her again. She needs to keep her eyes wide open and caution at the forefront of her mind, an ambitious intention when Jesse Ward is within touching distance. And he plans to be.

He’s dark, he’s broken – Ava knows this, but the only way to find out how dark and how broken is to get beneath the steely exterior of this man.

I haven’t reviewed Beneath This Man yet, but I loved it even more than the first book.

Gabe, Jace, and Ash: three of the wealthiest, most powerful men in the country. They’re accustomed to getting anything they want. Anything at all. For Gabe, it’s making one particular fantasy come true with a woman who was forbidden fruit. Now she’s ripe for the picking…

When Gabe Hamilton saw Mia Crestwell walk into the ballroom for his hotel’s grand opening, he knew he was going to hell for what he had planned. After all, Mia is his best friend’s little sister. Except she’s not so little anymore. And Gabe has waited a long time to act on his desires.

Gabe has starred in Mia’s fantasies more than once, ever since she was a teenager with a huge crush on her brother’s best friend. So what if Gabe’s fourteen years older? Mia knows he’s way out of her league, but her attraction has only grown stronger with time. She’s an adult now, and there’s no reason not to act on her most secret desires.

As Gabe pulls her into his provocative world, she realizes there’s a lot she doesn’t know about him or how exacting his demands can be. Their relationship is intense and obsessive, but as they cross the line from secret sexual odyssey to something deeper, their affair runs the risk of being exposed—and vulnerable to a betrayal far more intimate than either expected.

My review of Rush by Maya Banks

Twenty-year-old Camryn Bennett had always been one to think out-of-the-box, who knew she wanted something more in life than following the same repetitive patterns and growing old with the same repetitive life story. And she thought that her life was going in the right direction until everything fell apart.

Determined not to dwell on the negative and push forward, Camryn is set to move in with her best friend and plans to start a new job. But after an unexpected night at the hottest club in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, she makes the ultimate decision to leave the only life she’s ever known, far behind.

With a purse, a cell phone and a small bag with a few necessities, Camryn, with absolutely no direction or purpose boards a Greyhound bus alone and sets out to find herself. What she finds is a guy named Andrew Parrish, someone not so very different from her and who harbors his own dark secrets. But Camryn swore never to let down her walls again. And she vowed never to fall in love.

But with Andrew, Camryn finds herself doing a lot of things she never thought she’d do. He shows her what it’s really like to live out-of-the-box and to give in to her deepest, darkest desires. On their sporadic road-trip he becomes the center of her exciting and daring new life, pulling love and lust and emotion out of her in ways she never imagined possible. But will Andrew’s dark secret push them inseparably together, or tear them completely apart?

My review of The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski

Kacey Cleary’s whole life imploded four years ago in a drunk-driving accident. Now she’s working hard to bury the pieces left behind—all but one. Her little sister, Livie. Kacey can swallow the constant disapproval from her born-again aunt Darla over her self-destructive lifestyle; she can stop herself from going kick-boxer crazy on Uncle Raymond when he loses the girls’ college funds at a blackjack table. She just needs to keep it together until Livie is no longer a minor, and then they can get the hell out of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

But when Uncle Raymond slides into bed next to Livie one night, Kacey decides it’s time to run. Armed with two bus tickets and dreams of living near the coast, Kacey and Livie start their new lives in a Miami apartment complex, complete with a grumpy landlord, a pervert upstairs, and a neighbor with a stage name perfectly matched to her chosen “profession.” But Kacey’s not worried. She can handle all of them. What she can’t handle is Trent Emerson in apartment 1D.

Kacey doesn’t want to feel. She doesn’t. It’s safer that way. For everyone. But sexy Trent finds a way into her numb heart, reigniting her ability to love again. She starts to believe that maybe she can leave the past where it belongs and start over. Maybe she’s not beyond repair.

But Kacey isn’t the only one who’s broken. Seemingly perfect Trent has an unforgiveable past of his own; one that, when discovered, will shatter Kacey’s newly constructed life and send her back into suffocating darkness.

I will be reviewing Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker later this week.


Nope…you didn’t count wrong…I listed six books instead of five…had to do it tho 🙂

So…what were your 5 or 6 favorite books in the month of January?

Tamie Xo

10 thoughts on “18 and Over Book Blogger Follow: January Favorites

  1. Is Rush out yet? I can’t find it on Amazon 😦


  2. katiebirdie says:

    I don’t really have 5 favorites, but I do have three worth mentioning. I adored this books.

    Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren
    Losing It by Cora Carmack
    Shades of Blood by Samantha Young

    All of your favorites have been added to my reading list. 🙂


    • Tamie says:

      Yeah…tell me what you think as you read them.
      Argh…I can’t wait til Hopeless comes out in print…I need to have that book in print…like now!


  3. Mary Jo Toth says:

    This Man, Beneath this Man – read each twice, devoured the first time then savored to really enjoy the subtleties of the relationship. Sharing Hailey was a fun read. Beautiful Scars by Shiloh Walker. Your other suggestions are on my TBR list. Thanks.


  4. maureen says:

    HOPELESS by Colleen Hoover is amazing… I am still rereading it! All the reviews I saw were so good, that I tried it, even tho I don’t do YA reads. SOOOO glad I did. When it comes in print I am buying it for a few friends!!


  5. I haven’t read any of these though my p.i.c. read RUSH and loved it. Glad to see you liked it too! Hope you had a great weekend and thanks for joining in the follow!


  6. now as I have previously discussed on this page I am a huge Nora Roberts fan and have read 10 of her stories since the beginning of the year, but I have read two books by Kristan Higgins, one, Catch of the Day was terrific and I enjoyed reading every page, the second, not so much, it seemed a little bogged down and I wasn’t so impressed. Another story that was fabulous was A Stranger in my Street by Deborah Burrows, an Aussie story set in the second world war. So counting up thats a lot of books…about 1/2 of the ones read this month.


  7. Theresa says:

    Well, Collide by Gail Mchugh. I reviewed that for smibookclub.com and it’s also on goodreads. Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren and I just reviewed that today and its up on goodreads too! Im currently finishing a reread of FSOG and on freed now. I will read This man next. I like your site! Thanks, Theresa PS: are you on instagram?


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