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    Our Top Romance Books of 2018!

    Welcome to 2019!

    Let’s look back on 2018 and the best romance books we read, shall we? We shall!

    ANGELA SPENCER Lead Contributor

    since 2015

    I read. I create. I get in trouble. That is me in a nutshell. I live in a snarky, artistic, eclectic world where I make jewelry and where BDSM and Dark Erotica are high on my reading list. I am an Alice in Wonderland freak, an Edgar Allan Poe lover and an ocean addicted mermaid. I like originality when it comes to my books. The dirtier, the better. I am here to Discover, Share and Obsess. Join me, will you?

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    Angela’s Top 3 of 2018

    #1

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    Desolate by Autumn Grey

    Autumn Grey delivers a powerful, emotional read with characters that will steal your heart and a plot that will leave you breathless.

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    #2

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    Waterfall Effect by KK Allen

    One of the most exciting books I have read all year. READ THIS NOW!

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    #3

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    Bittersweet Always by Ella Fields

    Emotionally devastating in all the right ways.

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    #Shameless19 Author Recommendation

    Breaking Benjamin

    by Haylee Thorne (#Shameless19 Author) & Michelle Windsor

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️½

    A beautiful, passion filled journey about overcoming hardships and finding love.

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    ADRIAN PERKINS Lead Contributor

    since 2013

    My romance novel obsession started when I was a kid reading my Mom's Jackie Collins novels. I’m a romance junkie and I like my men to be alpha males and my ladies to be quirky and strong. I need the HEA but it’s OK if it takes 2 or 3 or 10 books to get there. Lee Nightingale is my forever BBF. I’m a Part-time Realtor and full-time Mommy with a husband, 2 kids and 3 cats. I love to travel almost as much as I love to read.

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    Adrian’s Top 3 of 2018

    #1

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    The Lucky Ones by Tiffany Reisz

    Tiffany continues to write totally unique, troubling and beautiful stories. The Lucky Ones is no exception.

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    #2

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    Tell Me Lies by Carola Lovering

    This book is a wild ride of emotions and I loved every second of that ride. Just WOW.

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    #3

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    Getaway Girl by Tessa Bailey

    Getaway Girl is a fantastically sweet and downright dirty friends-to-lovers story. I’m in love with this book. Every. Single. Word.

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    #Shameless19 Author Recommendation

    Sins Duet

    by CD Reiss

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    This is a story about secrets, family and love. It’s raw and my heart literally hurt the entire time I was reading.

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    MARISSA VANN Contributor

    since 2013

    My first foray into the Romance genre came my freshman year in high school English, where the teacher had us all read books from several different genres. So, my first book boyfriend and PnR introduction, if you will, was Richard Merlin, from The Wizard of Seattle. Now, I am addicted to PnR, always reading at least one book a week about vamps, wolves, angels, demons, Fae, or overall magic.

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    Marissa’s Top 3 of 2018

    #1

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    The Pilot & the Puck-Up by Pippa Grant

    Pippa had me rolling again with this new couple!

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    #2

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    The Chase by Elle Kennedy

    If you love when the girl chases the guy, even though he wants her, you will not be able to put this book down.

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    #3

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    Good Time by Jana Aston

    I have so many highlights, the majority are ones that had me laughing out loud.

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    #Shameless19 Author Recommendation

    Deception

    by DB Reynolds (#Shameless19 Author) & Michelle Windsor

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    This series has not disappointed me once and I’m excited about the next books, plus the spinoff series about magic.

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    MARLENA SALINAS Contributor

    since 2018

    I'm a single mom of 2 rad AF adults and 1 super cute fur babe. Hospital administration by day, yoga instructor by night, travel junkie, shoe addict, foodie and avid reader in all the spaces in-between. I got my love of books from my mama and honestly can’t remember a time in my life where reading wasn’t a daily priority. I’m a sappy hopeless romantic who’s a sucker for 2nd chances, mature characters, and serendipitous connections.

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    Marlena’s Top 3 of 2018

    #1

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    The Wish Collector by Mia Sheridan

    It’s modern, but it’s historical, it’s mysterious, honest, sweet, endearing, simple, intense, tragic, suspenseful, spiritual, supernatural, deeply thought provoking, and basically just magically enchanting!

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    #2

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    Disgrace by Brittainy Cherry

    This is yet another beautifully heartfelt and heart wrenching story from one of my favorite authors about 2 broken people who find belonging, redemption and salvation through each other in a life and a town that wants nothing more than to keep beating them down.

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    #3

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    The Transcend Duet by Jewel E Ann

    Be prepared to swoon, to laugh, to cry, to empathize, to question and to feel your heart race as this beautifully unique and suspenseful story unfolds.

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    #Shameless19 Author Recommendation

    Love Sincerely Yours

    by Sarah Ney & Meghan Quinn

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    This book….GOOD LAWD, this book had me so worked up, I think I was more sexually frustrated than the characters themselves!

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    JEAN BACHEN Contributor

    since 2017

    Jean is a stay at home, homeschooling mom of teenage twins. She has been reading romance since high school as an everyday mini vacation. Her favorite romance book of all time is The Princess Bride. (Don’t ever watch the movie with her unless you can quote the whole thing.)

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    Jean’s Top 3 of 2018

    #1

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    Elder Bonds by Lexi C Foss

    If you are not reading this series, you need to start. Today, right now.

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    #2

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    Dreams of Darkness by Eve Langlais

    Dreams of Darkness is completely entrancing, and I simply couldn’t put it down.

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    #3

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    Moonlight Seduction by Jennifer Armentrout

    The de Vincent brothers are back in the second book of their series, and they are just as hot, dangerous, and dirty talking as they were the first time around.

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    #Shameless19 Author Recommendation

    Blood Laws

    by Lexi C Foss

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    This was an amazing story, and I cannot wait to read the next book in this series!!!

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    Malia Winger Contributor

    since 2018

    I am a Puppet for The Man and a serious smut reader! I cut my teeth on mass market romance lines when I was a teen and now I have graduated to the good stuff. I am happiest spending time with my husband and my two dogs. Normally you will find me combing the virtual bookshelves for the best of Gay Romance, but I'll never say no to a good story no matter who it features. I can't wait to share my favorites with all of you!

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    Malia’s Top 3 of 2018

    #1

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    Confessions: Robbie by Ella Frank

    A Priest, a Prick and a Princesse walk into a book and burn it down! Robbie may have started as a supporting character in Ella Frank’s Temptation series but he is now center stage where he belongs!

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    #2

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    Damage Control by Lynn Van Dorn

    This is one of the best friends to lovers stories I have read in a long time!

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    #3

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    Until the Stars Fall by Abigail Kade

    #Shameless19 Author Recommendation

    Pent Up

    by Damon Suede

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️½

    This book is pure fire (with) a slow burn with super hot, dirty-talking payoff!

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    Happy Reading & Happy 2019!

    Hi. My name is Angie, and I’m a social-media-and-smut-book-reading addict. Hi… Angie… I’ve been working hard on the magical internet since 2006 when I retired from teaching elementary school to stay at home with my two baby girls. Now, I am a smut peddler. You can follow my nonsense on Twitter and Facebook. Simply, I’m just a girl, looking at the book world, asking it to love her.

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