Contemporary Romance Lit for Summer of 2012
Beautiful Disaster. I'll repeat it again for those who aren't familiar with the novel. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire! This book was my all-time favorite this summer. I’ll start by saying it was a complete obsession for me. In fact, as far as ratings go it was a 5. Yes, that’s how much I loved it. It’s not very often, we readers find a male character that we adore or better yet cleave to. Travis Maddox is that character. He’s perfectly flawed and extremely likable. No wonder all the chicks are whipping off their panties for him. All except for Abby Abernathy. She’s a reformed good girl and as much as she’s attracted to the elusive bad boy, she won’t succumb to his charm. Putting these two together made for some spectacular reading. Abby & Travis are the quintessential disaster couple, and Beautiful Disaster is about their wild roller-coaster relationship, which began as a friendship and ends up with love. I adored this book, and I can't rave about it enough. Move over Fifty Shades and make way for Beautiful Disaster. And for those of you that don't know, Jamie McGuire has just finalized Walking Disaster which is Beautiful Disaster told from Travis's perspective. OH MY GOD!!! I can't wait to read that one. God, I hope she writes a story for each of the brothers. Love you Jamie McGuire. You rock!
Marie Force’s McCarthys of Gansett Island
Like most book addicts, I got hooked on Marie Force's McCarthys of Gansett Island series from Book 1, McCarthys of Gansett Island, Book 1: Maid for Love, It’s FREE on Kindle/Amazon, so if you haven’t read this yet, check it out. I’ll admit, I thought it was going to be cheesy. Instead, it was surprisingly good. This series is filled with true-to-life female characters—which I love— and die hard men who at times were pretty darn funny. Marie Force’s bestselling McCarthy’s of Gansett Island series suck you in, making you want to explore the Island and uncover every nook and cranny about the characters that live there. I’m telling you…if I could take a one-way fairy boat ride to that place, I would in a heart beat. I’m betting you would too. There are six books total in the series and at just under $4, they are easy on your wallet. Again, the first one is free for a limited time, so download it while you can.
Cecilia Robert’s Truly.Madly.Deeply.You
Cecilia Robert’s Truly.Madly.Deeply.You
I recently read Cecilia Robert’s novella, Truly.Madly.Deeply.You and totally enjoyed it. Liese Hansfeld is determined to spend Valentine’s day and the four days leading up to it alone, reliving her tragic past. She is a lovely, kindhearted woman who has a past that suffocates her future. But her best friend, Freytag Meier, refuses to have Liese give up on love. And he won’t let another year go by with Liese torturing herself. This Valentine's Day, he’s determined to spend every waking moment with Liese. Could it be that she’s the woman of his dreams? Or is it the other way around? I won’t tell you want happens, but it was truly different. Aside from its uniqueness, what I loved best about this novella was its sweet nature. There were so many romantic gestures that I found it incredibly endearing. If you’re looking for a quick novella filled with romance, give Truly.Madly.Deeply.You a try. It’s only $1.99 on Amazon which is a total deal, right? Go get a copy.
Distraction by J.L. Campbell
I won’t go into too much detail about J.L. Campbell's Distraction since I'm planning on writing a full review next week when the Distraction tour makes its blog stop here. I will say I loved it and wanted to include it in my contemporary lit list. Distraction's only $2.99 on Amazon so get it while the price is right. Woot! In the meantime, here’s a synopsis of the book.
Three Jamaican women walk a tightrope of decisions when their lives are derailed by blackmail, deceit and infidelity. JUSTINE CHARLES, sensible and self-contained, battles an addiction which could destroy her marriage, reputation, and relationship with her daughter. DIONNE JONES, an aggressive go-getter, takes risks that cut a trail of devastation through her family and business. KYRA MILLS, struggling single mother, is crippled by debt, bad judgment and destructive choices. Can two of the long-time friends survive startling revelations involving their partners? And will the other push her obsession to the point of danger?
Game On by Kyra Lennon
Kyra Lennon recently released Game On this month and it's getting fantastic reviews. Go Kyra! This is actually one I'm reading now and so far I'm thoroughly enjoying it. I think this book had me at the beginning with all the men and soccer. Anyway, it's on sale now too for a low $2.99 so get your copy quick before the price goes up. Here's the synopsis:
That's it. That's my Buzzworthy Contemporary Romance Lit for Summer of 2012. Have you read any of these? Have any contemp lit books you'd recommend to finish off this summer?