1. Game Changers: Heated Rivalry – Rachel Reid
The ultimate enemies-to-lovers, sports rivalry book. Changed the way I felt about sports romance.
2. Green Creek: Heartsong – T.J. Klune
“I see you.“
3. Leo Loves Aries – Anyta Sunday
Slow-burn at its finest. The zing nearly killed me.
4. Mnevermind Trilogy – Jordan Castillo Price
Gritty realism. Rollercoaster feels. One of JCP’s best works.
5. The Vampire’s Club Books 3 & 4 – X. Aratare
Vampire romance of my dreams.
6. Left Hand of Calvus – L.A. Witt/Ann Gallagher
I said it before, I’ll say it again. INTENSE.
7. Song of the Navigator – Astrid Amara
To say this is a gutwrenching, highly emotional sci-fi love story is an understatement.
8. Falling Sky – L.A. Witt
Gritty, unforgettable, cyberpunk romance between a human and a vampire.
9. Flesh and Bone: Bleed – Joel Abernathy
Another shifter romance that tore my heart to pieces.
10. Soulbound: All Souls Near and Nigh – Hailey Turner
Epic! Because this series doesn’t do low-key.
Green Creek: Heartsong – T.J. Klune
All Robbie Fontaine ever wanted was a place to belong. After the death of his mother, he bounces around from pack to pack, forming temporary bonds to keep from turning feral. It’s enough—until he receives a summons from the wolf stronghold in Caswell, Maine.
Life as the trusted second to Michelle Hughes—the Alpha of all—and the cherished friend of a gentle old witch teaches Robbie what it means to be pack, to have a home.
But when a mission from Michelle sends Robbie into the field, he finds himself questioning where he belongs and everything he’s been told. Whispers of traitorous wolves and wild magic abound—but who are the traitors and who the betrayed?
More than anything, Robbie hungers for answers, because one of those alleged traitors is Kelly Bennett—the wolf who may be his mate.
The truth has a way of coming out. And when it does, everything will shatter.
My soft, soft boys…
At first, I thought it was a flashback.
Then I thought Ezra and his liverspots was a nice old man.
He’s so much more than that.
Oh, no. No no no!
Heartsong was a fight to survive. To find the mate who was stolen. To take back the memories that were erased. To restore bonds that were shattered. To heal hearts that were broken. To have a place to belong to and peace and love and happiness even just for now.
I howl for you.
Heartsong is packed with FEELS. It was fluffy and awesome and bittersweet and funny, also painful and shitshitshit I can’t look and oh my fucking gad how can you do that to them, TJ!!!
Heartsong is the third book of the mind-blowing Green Creek series. The books are best read in order because you’ll howl for them too.
T.J. Klune books here.
Happy Asexual Awareness Week, everyone!
Carter as mayor is gold tho.
5 Stars – absolutely perfect
Hexworld: Hexmaker – Jordan L. Hawk
A straight-laced policeman. A lighthearted thief. A murdered millionaire.
Fox shifter Malachi steals for one of the biggest crime rings in New York City. But when he witnesses the murder of a millionaire, the only person who can keep him safe is Dr. Owen Yates, forensic hexman for the Metropolitan Witch Police—and Malachi’s witch.
Owen is horrified to discover his familiar is an uneducated thief. Even worse, Malachi threatens to unleash Owen’s deepest desires…desires Owen can’t act upon, as he’s destined for an arranged marriage to secure the Yates family fortune
Their agreement: Malachi will be Owen’s lover as well as his partner, until the day of the wedding. But as their hunt for the murderer carries them from teeming slums to Fifth Avenue mansions, Owens begins to realize Malachi commands his heart as well as his body.
With dark forces drawing ever closer around them, Owen must decide whether to bow to the demands of duty, or to risk everything for the man he loves.
In the Hexworld universe, New York is full of magic, witches and familiars. In book two, Hexmaker, we have Owen Yates whom we met in Hexbreaker, as the forensic hexman of the MWP and his familiar, the thief or should we say the reformed thief and fox Malachi. I took an instant liking to the MCs as they are both beautiful skinny men and that they are both well-developed characters and Mal’s a ginger. The romance happened fast but was believable with some kinky bedroom play involved. The story was a fast-paced, finished-in-one sitting variety. It’s a mix bag of mystery, family drama and class conflict that also picked up threads from the theriarchy plot from the first book. All of these on top of a deftly written, well-conceived world run by hexes. Overall, a solid addition to the series.
4 Stars – minor quibbles but I loved it to bits
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