2017 Shortie Awards: Michelle’s Picks

☆ ☆ ☆ 2017 SHORTIE AWARDS ☆ ☆ ☆

Before her departure with ADBL, Michelle did create her list of her absolute favorites for 2017. These truly were memorable reads for her.

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Michelle’s Picks

Tear Jerker
We all know Meghan Quinn can write some laugh out loud romantic comedies, but with Dear Life, she got a little more serious. A story of four strangers, four lives, four sets of letters.
Dear Life by Meghan Quinn
Michelle’s Review
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Special End of a Duet
You all know our love for Christine Reiss, I couldn’t wait to find out the conclusion to Adam and Diane’s story. It was even fitting that I got to buddy read and review with Yaya and Miri.
Separation Games by C.D. Reiss
Michelle’s Review
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Ashley Jade took a chance in writing her first m/m/f book and boy did she bring on the angst!
Complicated Hearts by Ashley Jade
Michelle’s Review
Amazon USAmazon UK

Complicated Hearts Book 2 by Ashley Jade
Michelle’s Review
Amazon USAmazon UK

End of a Series
Oh the Walshes, how I have come to love these fictional characters. I feel like I know these characters, but in reality I don’t. Although the Walsh Series ended with Riley, I know have a feeling we will see others from the series with their own book. This review below, was the most fun I had writing with Ivy and Rachel. The gifs, oh my Lord the gifs. I am truly going to miss writing reviews with these ladies.
Preservation by Kate Canterbary
Michelle’s Review
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Student/Teacher Romance
The Unrequited by Saffron Kent
Michelle’s Review
Amazon USAmazon UK

Holy moly this book was hot. I can’t stop thinking about Thomas and Layla.

Romantic Suspense
Coastal Elite by Kate Canterbary
Michelle’s Review
Amazon USAmazon UKiTunes

And speaking of Kate Canterbary, she took a different genre and approach to her stellar writing with Coastal Elite, which was another fun triple review with both Ivy and Rachel.

Five by J.A. Huss
Michelle’s Review
Amazon USAmazon UK

Mr. & Mrs. by J.A. Huss
Michelle’s Review
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If you’re a Julie Huss fan, and you were like me, you wanted to Five book, and boy did she not disappoint. Then she put the Misters series to a final end with Mr. & Mrs. and it was lighter and funnier than anything I have read from this author.

Best Book Hangover/Trilogy
American Prince by Sierra Simone
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American King by Sierra Simone
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I wanted to list American Queen, but that came out last year. So please, do yourself a favor, if you ever loved our recommendations, you need to read The New Camelot Trilogy by Sierra Simone. You all know my love for Tiffany Reisz right? Well Sierra Simone is closing to my heart with her words! You know when you read trilogies, they can be a hit or miss at times. Well not with this trilogy. I’m sure I am not alone, but I still have emotions after reading American King. I still get a little pang in my heart. Sierra, watch out, I’m going to be stalking you for a very long time.

New to Me Authors
Plus One by Mae Wood
Michelle’s Review
Amazon USAmazon UK

This Time is Different – Silver Fox Alert by Mae Woods
Michelle’s Review
Amazon USAmazon UK

You what I love most about this reading world, that not only do you get recommendations from all your book friends, but you also from your favorite authors. I heard about Mae Wood in Kate Canterbary’s reading group. Well when Ms. Canterbary makes a suggestion, I listen and boy, I haven’t been disappointed. Plus one has a hot #DILF and #TTID has a hot #SilverFox. Ms. Woods writes about people we as readers can relate to in our everyday lives.

Flawed (f/k/a All of Me, All of You by Claudia Burgoa
Michelle’s Review
Amazon USAmazon UK

This Latina spitfire of an author, I discovered in our reading group. She gutted me with Flawed, and I loved every angsty bit of it!

Bohemian by Kathryn Nolan
Michelle’s Review
Amazon USAmazon UK

This other “new to me” author will my book friends kept telling me I needed to read Bohemian and I did and freaking loved! Oh Dirty Nerdy Cal!

Sports Romance
The Hot Shot by Kristen Callihan
Michelle’s Review
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This is Book #4 in the Game On Series by Ms. Callihan and as you can see by my review, she never disappoints.

Pucked Off – Helena Hunting
Michelle’s Review
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We all know the shenanigans and goings on with the Pucked series, but Helena took a little different approach with Lance’s story. I truly loved this book so much!

M/M
Goodbye Paradise by Sarina Bowen 
Michelle’s Review
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This book, Lord have Mercy this book. So many emotions. Sarina Bowen is a stellar writer, whether it’s m/f, m/m, hockey or brooding alphas, she’s always a one click author for me.

Unforgiven by Ruth Clampett
Michelle’s Review
Amazon USAmazon UKiTunes

Ms. Clampett took a chance in writing her first m/m book. Yeah, you need to read this books.

Tease by Ella Frank
Michelle’s Review
Amazon USAmazon UK

Logan and Tate are back! I think Ms. Frank’s readers really wanted these boys back and boy does ever bring them back!

Tate by Ella Frank
Michelle’s Review
Amazon USAmazon UK

I am not even going to tell you much, read my review, go one click afterwards.

Why Must You Mess With My Emotions
When Life Happened by Jewel E. Ann
Michelle’s Review
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I adore Jewel E. Ann’s writing! She never ceases to amaze me, but when reading this book, I didn’t know if I wanted to kick her ass or hug her!

Young Adult
Fallen Heir by Erin Watt
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The Royals are back and finally we get Easton’s story, oh but did you think these authors would stop at one book for him?

Contemporary Romance
Bound to Me by Christy Pastore
Michelle’s Review
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I adored Ella and Alex’s story and the little twist Ms. Pastore threw in was icing on the cake.

Muscle Memory by Stylo Fantome
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Stylo has done it again with Muscle Memory, wow, did I cry reading this book.

Bountiful by Sarina Bowen
Michelle’s Review
Amazon USAmazon UKiTunes

Bountiful is part of the True North Series, and I couldn’t wait for Zara’s book.

Scandalous by L.J. Shen
Michelle’s Review
Amazon USAmazon UK

Ms. Shen sure knows how to write a bunch of assholes that you grow to love and Scandalous is no exception.

Romantic Comedy
Miss Fix It by Emma Hart
Michelle’s Review
Amazon USAmazon UKiTunes

Another new to me author, I loved the female lead add a single hot dad and you will love this book as much as I did.

Sometimes You Have to Add Your Favorite Author
Michael’s Wings by Tiffany Reisz
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Michael and Griff will always hold a special place in my heart. With this compilation of short stories, you get to fall in love with them as well.

Books and Author of Year
Sierra Simone with American Prince and American King, serious book hangovers!

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