Sandy M’s Best of 2008Sunday, January 11, 2009 11:58
I liked C2′s idea of a Best of 2008 list. Then Liv got into the action, so thought I’d give it a try too.
(Of course, mine are the best of the bunch.) I was never one to keep track of my reads, and 2008 was the first time I’ve done that; therefore, this list, though difficult to choose just a few in the long run, was easy for me since I didn’t have to rely on a twelve-month memory.
So here’s my Best of 2008, in no particular order.
Blue-Eyed Devil by Lisa Kleypas
Contemporary Romance Audiobook released by Brilliance Audio 25 Mar 08
Actually, I drooled over Hardy Cates while listening to him with the audiobook of Blue-Eyed Devil. My first foray (including Sugar Daddy) into Kleypas books and I loved every darned minute of it!
I never thought I would fall in love with a hero who’s a sympathy puker. Don’t wrinkle your nose! Read the book, it’s hilarious! Christie Craig is making a huge name for herself and her wonderful humor.
Double Enchantment by Kathryne Kennedy
Historical Paranormal Romance released by Love Spell 26 Aug 08
A breath of fresh air with a new take on the English social castes. Fun, intriguing, and very romantic. And loads of magic along with shapeshifting, both of which give readers a different look at old favorites.
Really, you can interchange any one of the three Sexy books in here. Just love those Sky High Men! Ms. Shalvis has a way with humor, romance, mystery, and fun.
I enjoyed all three books about the Darling family, but it’s the hero of this one that gave it top honors for me in 2008. I’ll definitely be reading more of Ms. Stillings.
With just one more book to go, this series is now my favorite of all time. Ms. Wilson has created a world that is just absolutely fantastic and she’s giving us a love story like no other.
I’ve loved every book in this series. They’re all incredible. But Dorian has always been my favorite from the very first book and I’d anticipated his story for so long. Ms. Singh did not disappoint!
Barbara Pierce has become an all-time favorite historical author for me. This book she gave readers a darker side of her writing and Everod is her best hero yet.
Beautiful writing, sweeping Scottish vistas, love and romance that crosses time boundaries, and characters you’ll love forever. What’s not to love?
As I said in my review of this book, Ms. Walker has outdone herself with this one. Absolutely mesmerizing. If you haven’t read it, you should. You’re missing out, big time.
Ms. Dee is a first-time author for me and I enjoyed her writing and storytelling immensely. I have a feeling she’s really going to go places!
Another first-time author for me. Had to love the idea of the Hot Line, firefighters just waiting to help a lady out. And those boys know what they’re doing!