2015 year was a pretty average year in books for me. There were a few things I hated, lots of things I liked, and a number of things I loved. Let’s take a look at what I loved and why I loved it.

Do Not Disturb by A.L. Torre.
I’ve never read anything like Do Not Disturb. Ms. Torre has crafted an incredibly unique series with an unforgettable heroine. There’s nothing out there that compares to it.

Menagerie by Rachel Vincent
Over the past few years, urban fantasy series have grown in popularity. They’re now a dime a dozen, but Menagerie offers something different. The world building is flawless, the plot gripping, and the characters totally relatable. I can’t wait for book 2 to be released.

The Drafter by Kim Harrison
I loved the sci/fi feel to Ms. Harrison’s latest offering. The romance is only hinted at, but that didn’t take away from my enjoyment of the book.

Vision In Silver by Anne Bishop
From the moment I started reading Ms. Bishop’s work, I knew she’d be one of my auto buy authors. This book, third in her Others series, only confirmed my love for this author. This book is dark urban fantasy with the tiniest hint of sweetness thrown in. Meg and Simon are a truly remarkable couple, complimenting each other perfectly.

Closer Than You Think by Karen Rose
I love romantic suspense, and Karen Rose definitely knows how to do it right. Faith and Deacon are so good together, and the suspense plot kept me glued to my iPad until I reached the end of the book.

A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley
I love Ms. Kearsley’s ability to blend past and present seamlessly. She outdid herself with this book, telling the story of two women, centuries apart, but leading oddly similar lives.

The Bourbon Kings by J.R. Ward
When asked to choose my favorite read of 2015, I simply had to pick this one. It’s full of everything I love: scandal, family drama, forbidden love. Ms. Ward’s writing isn’t the greatest I’ve ever read, but she can write plots and characters that hook you in and refuse to let go.


AAR Shannon

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