Top 10 Adult Romance Books I Read in 2015

Posted December 21, 2015 by Zeee in Events, Top Ten Tuesday | 3 Comments

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Hi everyone!  We have now come to the last full week of the year and it now time for us to share our top 10 lists of 2015.  Because I already posted a Top Ten list of Books read in 2015, I decided to focus more on my favorite adult books I read in 2015.

I mainly read adult books in 2 major genres: historical romance and paranormal romance.  I also read a sub-genre of historical romance: erotic.  The book covers shown are PG 13, so you don’t have to worry about seeing something R-rated.

Now, on to the books:

Top 10 Adult Romance Books I Read in 2015

FIRST READS

Four Nights with the Duke by Eloisa James – historical romance

Four Nights with the Duke is the very first Eloisa James book that I ever read and I was blown away!  This book really spoke to me and I could not help but root for her and Vander.

Forbidden by Jess Michaels – historical erotic romance

I love romance between classes and this one is a perfect example of a beautifully executed romance.  Jess Michaels has a way of writing beautiful romance stories in the erotic genre and it isn’t smutty at all!

Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost – paranormal romance

Cat. Bones. BONES! This was the second book that I read by Jeaniene Frost and it was amazing!  This was in audiobook and the narrator is outstanding!  Of course, this book is full of female badassery that it just blew me away!  Oh and did I mention there are vampires here?

When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare – historical romance

When a Scot Ties the Knot is the third book in the Castles Ever After series and it is my fave.  Picture this: a shy lady makes up her own fiance and ultimate kills him off and liver her life as a spinster in a castle she inherited from her godfather.  Unbeknownst to her, there IS an actual Captain MacKenzie and he has come to claim his fiancee!  I fell in love with Madeline from the start but it took me a while to warm up to Logan (who I thought was a jerk of the first order) but I ultimately fell in love with them both!

Forever Your Earl by Eva Leigh – historical romance

Another bluestocking historical romance story that I fell in love with!  And also a love between classes!  The heroine is a newspaper editor and the hero is an Earl!  This is also the first book I read by Eva Leigh (who also writes historical steampunk paranormal as Zoe Archer) and this won’t be my last!

Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost – paranormal romance

Jeaniene Frost makes my list a second time because VLAD!  Once Burned is the first book I read by her and this is a spin-off of her Night Huntress series and is about Vlad the Impaler!  So yes, vampires!

The Duke and the Lady in Red by Lorraine Heath – historical romance

Lorraine Heath does it again!  This is another one of my faves written by her (and I have another on this list) and the heroine is a con artist!  So yes, this is another love between the classes romance.

RE-READS

Nine Rules to Break when Romancing a Rake by Sarah MacLean – historical romance

I can’t make a list without mentioning this book by Sarah MacLean.  Of course, this was a re-read this year twice!

My Fair Mistress by Tracy Anne Warren – historical romance

An illicit romance between a lady and a rich financier.  One amazing read!  Also another re-read this year, and I have read this multiple times over the past years and it still remains one of my favorites.

Waking Up with the Duke by Lorraine Heath – historical romance

This is the second book of Lorraine Heath’s on my list and another book that I have read multiple times.  It does feature themes that is not to my liking but the story redeems itself in the end.

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Did any of these books make your list?  Do you have any other books to recommend?


3 responses to “Top 10 Adult Romance Books I Read in 2015

  1. Great list of books you have here!! I love Lorraine Heath. And Yay for the mention of VLAD!! Love this series so much. I can’t wait for the 4th book though. Glad to see you enjoyed Eloisa James. I usually like Tessa Dare, but her lattest book had too much of a contemporary feel for a historical. But it was still a likable book.

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