Anne’s Best Books of 2012

My Top Ten of 2012 list includes books I read this year. Not all of them were originally published this year;  these are the books that stand out in my memory.  Clearly contemporary is my favorite genre.

1.  Willing Victim by Cara McKenna  (contemporary)

2. Beyond Shame by Kit Rocha  (contemporary)

3. Celebrity in Death by J.D. Robb (audio, futuristic, mystery)

4.Deep Desires by Charlotte Stein (contemporary, novella)

5. Tigers and Devils by Sean Kennedy (contemporary, m/m)

6. Delicious (in Cherished) by Lauren Dane (contemporary, novella)

7. Tart by Lauren Dane (contemporary)

8. Lover Reborn by J.R. Ward (paranormal)

9. Riveted by Meljean Brook  (steampunk)

10.Beguilement (The Sharing Knife #1) by Lois McMaster Bujold (audio, fantasy)



Adrien English series by Josh Lanyon (contemporary, mystery, m/m)

The Witness by Nora Roberts (audio, contemporary)

All He Ever Needed and All He Ever Desired by Shannon Stacey (contemporary)

Slow Summer Kisses by Shannon Stacey (contemporary, novella)

Playing for Keeps by R.L. Mathewson (contemporary)

Bear Meets Girl and Howl for It (novella) by Shelly Laurenston (paranormal)

Forever and a Day (Lucky Harbor #6) by Jill Shalvis (contemporary)

The Theory of Attraction by Delphine Dryden (contemporary, novella)

Never Have I Ever by Alisha Rai (contemporary/paranormal, novella)

Kate’s Best Books of 2012

When putting my list together, I realized that my favorites came from all sorts of genres. And how can I pick just one to be number one? How can you compare a shifter to a m/m to a historical? You see my dilemma, right? So here is my top ten list of books I’ve read this year, by genre, in no particular order.

Sci-fi: To the Princess Bound by Sara King

Contemporary: Sweet Inspiration (Klaus Brothers #1) by Penny Watson (a holiday story)

Alternative (m/m): No Souvenirs by K.A. Mitchell

Pirate/Seafaring: Castaway Dreams by Darlene Marshall

Menage: Southern Seduction (Bride Train #8) by Reece Butler

BDSM: To Command and Collar (Shadowlands #6) by Cherise Sinclair

Paranormal/Shifter: Bear Meets Girl by Shelly Laurenston

Historical: Marry Me by Jo Goodman

Short Story: Tales from the Hotel Bentmoore by Shelby Cross (BDSM short stories)

YA Romance: Wrecked by Elle Casey

Honorable Mention: Kissin’ Tell (Rough Riders #13) by Lorelei James for the creative-and unforgettable-use of a trampoline


Kay’s Best Books of 2012 List

I tried, I really did try to get in to 10 books but i just couldn’t do it. Sorry.  (They are listed starting with #1 as most favorite.)

1. The Girl’s Guide To Manhunting-Jessica Clare

2. Lover Reborn-J.R.Ward

3.Howl For It- Shelly Laurenston

4.Never Seduce A Scot-Maya Banks

5.All Afternoon With A Scandalous Marquess-Alexandra Hawkins

6.All Summer Long-Susan Mallery

7.Lucky In Love- Jill Shalvis

8.Forever And A Day-Jill Shalvis

9.Lothaire-Kresley Cole

10.Infamous-Sherrilyn Kenyon

11.Caden’s Vow-Sarah McCarty

12.Playing For Keeps-R.L. Mathewson

13.Perfection-R.L. Mathewson


Honorable mentions:

Darker After Midnight-Lara Adrian

The Darkest Seduction-Gena Showalter

Meandros-Sasha White

Hot As Hades-Alisha Rai

Try Me-Olivia Cunning

The Care And Feeding Of An Alpha Male-Jessica Clare

Bared To You-Sylvia Day

Reflected In You-Sylvia Day