Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Herding Cat's 2014 "You Need to Read This Damn Book (because it's fucking awesome)" List

Mmhm. That's right.
With the year coming to an end I thought a Read This Damn Book list was in order.
194 books were reviewed on Herding Cats in 2014.
These are the best of the whole damn lot.
Okay there are a lot of them. I just couldn't pick so I went with a bunch of my favorites :)
They're everything from mystery to full out erotica.

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Melting the Ice by Jaci Burton--she's the queen of hot sports romance
Believe by Erin McCarthy--very unique straight laced hero/heroin--NA
A Measured Risk  by Natasha Blackthorne--hot historical BDSM, heroine has PTSD
How to Master Your Marquis by Juliana Gray--heroine in hiding from assassins & playing a guy!
New York to Dallas (In Death #33) by JD Robb--It's JD Robb. Nuff said

Hidden Fire by Jo Davis--hot firefighters *rawr*
Bunny and the Bear by Eve Langlais--hysterical and fun--And it's a bunny shifter!
If I Were You by Lisa Renee Jones--edge of your seat mystery w/ a little erotic
Temporarily Yours by Jen McLaughlin--fun, sexy, fake mates set up

Spirited by Mary Behre--excellent para infused rom-suspense
Need You Tonight by Roni Loren--totally kinked out fun. LOVE
Nauti Intentions by Lora Leigh--older guy. sexy as hell
What a Woman Wants by Judi Fennell--totally fun and flirty, heroes are having to play maid for sister's cleaning service after losing poker bet
Theirs to Cherish by Shayla Black--sexy menage with some suspense

Bite Me by Shelly Laurenston--hilarious! honey badgers!!
Wild Wolf by Jennifer Ashley-- sexy hero, cutest shifter pups
Midnight Pursuits by Elle Kennedy--one of the best damn rom-sus I've read, assassins/mercs
Dash of Peril by Lori Foster--Dash! Finally! Sexy, slight power play exchange
Feel the Rush by Kelsie Levrich-- surprised the hell out of me, very fun, he'd forgotten they'd hooked up a while back, oops!

In Want of a Wife by Jo Goodman--mail order bride, some just gutted me. 
A Lady Never Surrenders by Sabrina Jeffries--what historical romance should be! fun, quirky and sexy too
Devil's Game by Joanna Wylde--omg. makes you want a bad boy!

Fair Play by Deeanne Gist--amazing historical fiction, at the Chicago World's Fair
To Command and Collar by Cherise Sinclair--everything BDSM should be
Keep Me Closer by Rhyannon Byrd--omg the mouth on this hero!
One Night with a Quarterback by Jeanette Murray--lickable! very hot and fun
Straddling the Line by Jaci Burton--loved the romance and sporty fun

The Bottom Line by Sandy James--totally sweet and gripping--teacher & handy man
Various States of Undress by Laura Simcox--SO much fun. Very light and sweet, President's daughter & her Secret Service agent...snowed in cabin
Problems in Paradise by Kelsey Browning--so funny! small town quirk
Only with You by Lauren Layne--he thinks she's a hooker, turns out she works for him
Bride of a Scottish Warrior by Adrienne Basso--best heroines ever. Seriously.

Lay It Down by Cara McKenna--sexy as hell! rough, raw, gritty (not an MC read)
Virgin River by Robyn Carr--amazing small town romance
The Homesick Texan--cookbook--a cookbook that gave me the feels
It Happened at the Fair by Deeanne Gist--More at the Chicago World Fair, heroine is a doctor, hero a Texas Ranger
Linger by Lauren Jameson--surprising as hell, heroine is a domme, totally worked

Shatter by Erin McCarthy--heart clencher, hysterical in parts, tear jerker in others
Reaper's Stand by Joanna Wylde--seriously...makes you want to do bad things with a verra bad man
Promise Me This by Christina Lee--left me utterly speechless and just gutted
SkinnyTaste Cookbook--delicious cookbook
Not Until You by Roni Loren--sexy, fun, scorching hot BDSM, characters make you just want to KNOW them.

The Haunted Vagina by Carlton Mellick lll--It's the Haunted Vagina. You must!
Broken by Laura Wright--everything a cowboy romance should be. He's a horse whisperer, amazing heroine
Darling Beast by Elizabeth Hoyt--hero is mute, heroine an actress, a little dark
Doms of Dark Haven antho--amazing antho at Dark Haven theme night
Night Shift antho--4 fabulous reads. Very fun and entertaining

Take Me, Break Me by Cari Silverwood--a little dark and twisty, heroine arranges to be kidnapped/slave
Edge of Betrayal by Shannon K Butcher--ahhhh rom suspense awesomeness. enemies to lovers thing
Night Pleasures by Sherrilyn Kenyon--Dark Hunters. Kinda vampy in NOLA. Totally fun
Wickedly Wonderful by Deborah Blake--incredibly unique ParaRom, plus...dragon-dog
In Bed with a Spy by Alyssa Alexander--AMAZING! One of my favorites this year. Spies, Intrigue, awesome characters

Alright! So those are my favorites! I had a ton more I enjoyed but if I was going to say READ THIS BOOK! It would be these. Have you read any of them? Have a favorite?

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