This week marks two years here at My Ever Expanding Library! I'm very thrilled to actually be celebrating this year (cause I let it just slide on by last year.) I've cooked up some guest posts, an unveiling of a new blog layout later in the week, and
Two years is pretty momentous, considering there is actually a syndrome for those who don't last called "blogger burnout" (it sounds serious but it is not fatal by any means ;). It can be a lot of pressure at times, but I think the fun totally outweighs that. These last two years, though, have made me realize how much I've been missing in the reading world. To that effect, I've asked a few of my favourite book bloggers to share with me some books that they think I should read but just haven't been able to fit in (yet).
Today's guest is Caroline from The Secret HEA Society and one of my co-bloggers at The Book Lovers Inc. Caro has been significantly influential in some of my favourite reads over the last little while, so I totally trust her recommendations now. Here are her picks for the Top 5 HEA's that I really need to get to. Take it away, Caro!:
I feel honored that Jackie asked me to come over today to share with you my Top 5 Happy Ever After romances. I love sharing books I loved with other book lovers. I'm pretty sure that I was recommended half of these at one time, so now it's time for me to forward the love *wink*. It was very hard to choose only 5 (I might have pulled a few handful of hair), so I cheated and chose 7 of them. Seven books which made me feel good and tingly, each of them with a fantastic HEA! I shouldn't be surprised that 6 of them are Historical Romances ;)
I give you now my Top 7 HEAs : (in no special order)
-All I Ever Wanted by Kristan Higgins:
This book made me feel SO good. It's funny, cute, adorable and it has cute pets and a grumpy Vet. I just loved it to pieces. One of my favorite contemporary romances. After reading this book I ordered many other books by this fantastic author.
- When Beauty Tamed the Beast by Eloisa James:I devoured this book. It has a very very sarcastic, brooding and scarred hero. It's also very funny and sexy. I just can't recommend it enough.
- The Duke and I by Julia Quinn:This is the 1st book in the Bridgerton series. It's one of the first Historical romances I read and loved. A classic!
- The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie by Jennifer Ashley:
This is THE book that started my Historical romance addiction. I was blown-away by this book. The hero's madness made him so special. <3 I'm addicted to this series now. It rocked my socks off!
- Secrets of a Summer Night by Lisa Kleypas (alright so actually it's the whole Wallflower Series)
If you've never read this book you don't know what you're missing. I LOVE this series, the best thing is that you can see the characters' HEA in all the following books. You get glimpses of their love and happy life. It was very hard to say goodbye to all of them.
- Wicked Intentions by Elizabeth Hoyt
This was one of my favorite book of 2010. I love heroes that are a bit different. This one doesn't even like to be touched! It has a lot of suspense and adventure. <3
- What I did for a Duke by Julie-Anne Long
This book has it all, it's cute, funny, romantic, intelligent, sexy. Talking about it makes me want to reread it asap! I loved both the hero and heroine. I was stuck to the pages from the 1st chapter.
Here you have it! I hope you'll give any of these books a try, they are forever in my heart. (yes see I can do cheesy epilogues too *wink*)
Thank you again for inviting me Jackie!!
Have you ever read any of these books?
What's your TOP HEA list? Any book you'd recommend me?
If you don't like HEA books, can you tell me what you don't like about them?
Thanks again, Caroline, for agreeing to come over and share these books with us! I can already here my wallet groaning at the thought of more book purchases ;) There are some great titles here that I look forward to reading.
I hope you all enjoyed Day 1 of the celebration! There's more to come tomorrow :) Thanks for stopping by.