December 28, 2015

Our 2015 Ultimate Favourite Books + Giveaway

2015 was a special year for us. Not only did we read so many amazing books and got to experience so many different lives. Sandy and I joined forces and started blogging together. And what a lot of fun it has been. To celebrate the reading year, our favourite books and authors, as well as out little coffee obsessed blog we have a big list of books for you and when you go to our FACEBOOK page you can even win two of them in ebook format.

Without further ado, here they are.

Flo's favourite 10 books of 2015!

1. Beauty and the Mustache by Penny Reid

"I laughed, I cried, I had a stupid grin on my face even when I wanted bawl my eyes out. I was so moved, it made me think and in the end I'm just so happy. I honestly just love this book. Starting with my favourite Winston brothers, a kick-ass non annoying heroine, a silent type slightly grumpy hero. And of course knitting, bear and raccoon attacks, oh and not to forget bathroom schedules. If you want to find out what that means, I suggest you pick it up.

2. Ricochet by Keri Lake

"Oh, how I love it when a book lives up to the hype. I've had a lot of luck with my reads this year, but Ricochet takes the cake. For me personally, this one has it all. A seriously messed up anti-hero, a resilient heroine, suspense, angst, copious amounts of violence and danger, and on top of that sizzling chemistry.

3. The Deal by Elle Kennedy

"Don't you just love it when a book lives up to the big hype? This one hit the mark and then some. Honestly, if you haven't read The Deal yet, I really don't know what you're doing. It's simply a good book, with a great story and two very lovable main characters.

4. Souls Unfractured by Tillie Cole

"Flame and Maddie stole my heart. But when you consider how invested I already was in both characters before I even started reading the book, falling in love with them all over again was no surprise at all. What I couldn’t have anticipated was the care and sensitivity with which Ms. Cole developed this love story. Souls Unfractured was the most beautiful and yet gut wrenching read I had all year. The level of emotion was so high it made me cry. It made me cry a lot.

5. Affairytale by C.J. English

"Colour me surprised, but this book was one of my absolute favourite reads in a long time, quite possibly the last few years. And it's non-fiction, a memoir. Everything is real and it just makes it all so much more wonderful. I laughed, I was heart broken, I got angry and I wanted to scream and I cried tears of joy. Stunning book - about a woman who had an affair and the consequences that came with it.

6. The Sect by Courtney Lane

"I can honestly say I have never ever read anything like this before. A complete mind trip, so perfectly done, layered and brilliantly executed. Chapeau, Ms. Lane! You have made me a fan this year. At this point I am addicted to her particular taste of unconventional.

7. Killing Sarai by J.A. Redmerski

"My kind of book. I can't even begin to tell you how right this read was for me. Killing Sarai is one of those stories that just clicked with me from the first page. Angst, action, edge of the seat suspense and a subtly developed romance story. None of that insta-lust nonsense.

8. American Savages by J.J, McAvoy

"Once more with feeling. Suspend your disbelieve, buy those interfering morals a one way ticked to Aruba and get the booze ready. Mel and Liam are back, and they are here to wrack havoc, seek revenge and basically take over the world. All the marks for a wonderfully wrong read. The Ruthless People series is a mob story that pushes so many limits, there are none left when you are done reading. I love it!

9. King by T.M. Frazier

"King and Doe. What can I say? They completely took me by surprise this year. So many twists and turns. A true whirlwind of emotions - I cried, I was happy, I was frustrated, I was confused, I was scared, I was mad beyond measure and the wait for Tyrant was torture to say the least. By the way book 2 was just as good if not better. A very strong series by Ms. Frazier.

10. Coda by C.D. Reiss

"There really are no words to describe how much I loved this gift of a book. It was beyond beautiful, heartbreaking and at the end life affirming. The Songs of Submission series has been a favourite for years now and every new addition is always a welcome surprise. Monika and Jonathan have my heart and that will never change.

Sandy's favourite 10 books of 2015!

1. Corrupt by Penelope Douglas

"When I first read that blurb which sounds like a revengeful storyline with shady characters. Well, call me a glutton to misery but I had to, had to read this tale of vengeance. And trust me, it was totally worth it! This book broke me, made it hard to breathe, left me palpitating and mostly gave a huge book hangover. Get ready to meet the twisted characters whom you would love to hate and get tangled in the web of emotions making you question everything you know about love and romance. Are you ready to be CORRUPTED yet??

2. Reap by Tillie Cole

"Gripping, gut wrenching, soul crushing yet soothing love story-If you think Raze had it all, wait until you read Reap. It’s no secret I love Tillie Cole’s books, and she has not disappointed me with her story or writing so far. With Reap she delivers yet again a twisted, dark and disturbing tale of scarred souls which will leave you utterly spent and emotionally drained but ultimately brings peace to your aching heart.

3. Grayson's Vow by Mia Sheridan

"I don’t usually give away 5 stars easily, unless any book leaves a lasting impression on me. Reading Grayson Vow’s made me feel happy and content for a long while after finishing it. It’s a kind of story you have read before but the way this author has put together the real life characters with their emotional struggle towards the path of love and life was both beautiful and full of hope. Mia’s books have a power to uplift your mood and snatch you away to a magical land of colourful life, which you never EVER want to leave!

4. Bury Me by Tara Sivec

"This story is engrossing right from the beginning, there are so many twists and turns all along and gives a haunted experience. You will be both amazed and shocked to see how well the author played us.

5. Paper Swan by Leylah Attar

"Told from dual POV The Paper Swan is a heart-gripping story of vengeance, loss, healing, friendship, love and redemption. I LOVED everything about this one, be it the complex characters, the time leap or the constant transition between the past and present, childhood journey-everything was perfectly blended together to give a soul-touching, deep-feeling, passionate love story of a captive and her captor.

6. Art and Soul by Brittainy C. Cherry

"Art & Soul is a type of story you want to be part of, with realistic characters, romantic dialogues and swoon worthy moments it makes you want to finish it in one sitting. Writing was subtle yet engaging, slow paced but loved every moment of it, author totally justified the title of this story with beautiful description of art and music. This is my first book from this author so I didn’t know what to expect from her but with just few pages in, I just couldn’t put it down! Brittiany C. Cherry is one amazing storyteller. Period!

7. Fighting Silence by Aly Martinez

"This is a kind of story which will suck you in from the beginning and brings characters to life. The way she weaved the story between the past, present and the beautiful description of the setting made it unbelievably real. The very emotion and dynamic between the characters, truly made me part of their lives, and that my dear friends is sign of an amazing writer.

8. Withering Hope by Layla Hagen

"Withering Hope is an inspiring story of finding love in the darkest place, a story of healing and discovering oneself in time of distress, living and loving every small thing you are grateful in life. A beautiful story which had me crying for hours after I read it and the one to always remain close to my heart.


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9. Sloth by Ella James

"Ella James is one of the most gifted writers I've come across, her words are heartfelt. Not only her story is compelling also she has given very descriptive narration of every scenario, it’s like everything is happening right in front of you. Story is said from dual POV and this woman knows, scratch that lives/breathes her characters, they are very much real and endearing though at times you feel like slapping some sense into them. I'm at awe that this same author who in first half wrote one of dirtiest hottest orgasmic sex scenes, makes the second half an emotional whiplash!

10. Devious Minds by K.F. Germaine

"It rarely happens that you stumble upon a book which just flew under the radar or author you have never heard of, brings you such joy and laughter. Devious minds is one such book which surprised me with its quirky characters, smart and funny story. I devoured this baby in just one day! Plot is simple and reused, basically a enemies to lover’s troop, but what made it lively was the humor and the ever so vibrant characters. With its easy flow in story, charming characters and laugh out loud dialogues, Devious Minds makes an hell of a refreshing entertaining read.


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1 comment

  1. Amazing lists ladies...There are so many books in your list that I haven't read and need to catch up!