Best of 2011

Well, Scorching Book Reviews may only be 10 month’s old, but we sure have reviewed a lot of books in that time. This post is my way of highlighting my top 5 favourites of the year in each category. Some of these aren’t released in 2011, but I did read them in 2011. I haven’t read every book and there are a wealth of similar posts from blogger’s worldwide; I’ve found books I’ve ever even heard of on some lists! I hope you enjoy this list and each picture is a link to it’s GR blurb.

Thank you to all our readers and subscribers for being so wonderful this year. You have made this blog grow in a way I couldn’t have imagined……I hope you all have a fabulous 2012

 

We all know I have a problem with Cowboys and it was blooming hard to chose just five! Whether they be sweet (Going Cowboy Crazy) , historical (The Outlaw Bride) or just straight up kinky (the rest!), I’ve loved all of these books equally and recommend them all.

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I could have filled this list twice over! All of these authors have become auto-buys for me….especially Julie James and Shannon Stacey 🙂 Wait ’til you meet Jack in Something About You…..*fans* 🙂
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One of my favourite thing about these five is the covers…*swooon* 🙂 All of these books are series books with alpha hero’s and fantastically strong heroine’s. Each has an individual quirk that drew me in; If You Hear Her has a blind heroine, Red Heat is set on a submarine and Hotter than Wildfire is about a reclusive singer. All of them have set my heart a-flutter and encouraged me to try the rest of the books in their series.

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We have Vampires, Dragons, Wolf-shifters and Horsemen of the Apocalypse in this bunch. Dante from Lost Wages of Sin gained a twitter tag of #dantetonguelove, Dragos from Dragon Bound was talked about so much on twitter that I hunted in down here in the UK and Rhiannon from Dead, Undead or Somewhere Inbetween caught my attention through quotes tweeted by reviewers. All of these PNR are a little different, a little saucy and a little bit addictive 🙂
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I had more to choose from this year due to a BDSM challenge on GR (Still not finished!!) All of these books set my pulse racing, but some were incredibly difficult to read due to past trauma for the heroine (To Command and Collar, Slave).These were my pick of an extensive list of BDSM picks from this year and I loved them all….especially the lovely Doms 🙂 They also made my Google searches rather more disturbing trying to figure out what the equipment was!
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There is something wrong with the amount I like this sub-genre…OH is worried. Sophie Oak is probably the Mistress of Menage (hence why she appears twice), but I have found a few others that have rang my bell too 🙂 Lovely Wicked was one of the books that I found most difficult to read this year (the characters literally tear strips from each other) but it’s lasting impressions have made it a favourite!
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I don’t actually care what gender my H/H are. As long as the sex is smutty and the romance is sweet, it’ll generally be something I want to read. Kim Dare is the author I ususally turn to if I want M/M (and, as she features twice, she pretty much still is) but there are a few other authors I have discovered this year that write awesome smut (M/M or otherwise). Scarlett Parrish writes with such a strong author voice, it’s impossible not to get sucked into her world and Daisy Harris is an author that delivers time and time again. Whether they be sweet or smutty, these reads all kept me turning the pages into the night

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