This year I’ve read:
- 5 gay / male male romances
- 3 literary fiction / romantic fiction
- 1 non-fiction
There were lots of 4 and 4.5 star ones too, but here’s my 5 star reads.
Imperious hero, strong heroine to win him over. Glamorous location, buckets of sexual tension. Plot that zips along. Perfect.
Secrets, stripping, cowboys, family secrets, fun in the back of a pickup truck. This was just so damned much fun!
Not a romance, but full of glitzy wit and fun you expect from JC. So. Much. Fun.
Opposites attract. Glamour. Sizzle. Fun. Perfect.
I’ve read many of this author’s books and they never disappoint. Simply a perfect category romance.
A hospital made in a deserted village in Italy. Clever, sassy heroine. Smouldering handsome hero. Perfect unresolved sexual tension hovering throughout. Great sensuality scenes. Fabulous
Second chance love, old friends. Hurt hero. Small town. Slow burn. All. The. Romance.
I loved the city-living sparkly loud fashion stylist and how he contrasted with the gruff quite guy who lives in the middle of nowhere in the Scottish Highlands. Perfect amount of sensuality. So much humour and wit. Loved loved loved it.
Unrequited love between two men who grew up together. One turns out to be straight, the other makes a life as a gay man in the eighties. Cried buckets. Romantic, but not a romance. Sad ending. But beautiful.
Florist who knows the banker’s dating history due to providing all his first date flowers. A natural disaster throws them together. Sassy heroine. Imperious hero. I. Loved. It.
Penny is something of an institution in Mills and Boon circles. I’m trying to collect all 187 of her category romances plus her longer romantic novels. A doctor, a nurse, a large house over Christmas in Spain. Wonderful.
I hope some of these may help with your reading list in 2019. Here's to next year filled with wonderful books!
Love and light,
Liam Livings xx