Each month we’ll be sharing our best reads from the previous month. Theses books won’t be limited to new releases, but they will be books we loved and want you guys to know about. So here are our June recommendations.

CAROLYN

glitterlandI may be late to the party but my first foray into the world of Kristen Ashley came in the form of Motorcycle Man, book one in the Dream Man contemporary romance series. I really enjoyed this book. The writing is so addictive, and the hero is a huge ball of testosterone, alpha male goodness. If you love hot, sexy contemporaries with a solid heroine and an totally alpha hero then this book is for you.

Changing genres completely I moved on to Skin by Kylie Scott. This is the second book in her Flesh series (I reviewed book one, Flesh, a few weeks ago). The writing was even tighter in this instalment and I absolutely loved it. The zombie infested world is a scary place, combine this with a sizzling romance makes this book just fab. I will say that the premise did have me concerned before I read it as it deals with a woman being sold by supposed friends and bought by the hero. She’s then chained up in his cabin. But due to the writing and the way the story evolves, this becomes second to the romance. Just read it and you’ll see what I mean ;D

Coming from the warm glow of Skin I decided to read another from Scott, her latest release Lick. This is a new adult contemporary romance and I really enjoyed it. A romance between an ordinary girl and a rock star. I thought this sounded like a fun read, and although it started out fun it turned into something deeper. It’s a really good read. If you love NA romance, then definitely add this to the top of your TBR pile.

My final rec for this month is a m/m romance that literally blew me away. I just LOVED it. Glitterland by Alexis Hall is a smart, witty read with unconventional characters and a romance that will melt your heart. Ash is bipolar and suffers from anxiety and depression; Darian is a carefree, flamboyant Essex boy, who doesn’t let much get to him. They are like chalk and cheese but compliment each other so well. One of the best reads of the year for me and I’d recommend it to anyone who loves m/m romance.

CARRIE

15803757I’ve been in the mood to read Urban Fantasy lately, but after indulging a little too much, I needed something different to cleanse my reading palate. In that spirit, I’m keen as a bean to recommend The Best Man by Kristan Higgins. Initially the name was a huge turn off, making me think of a book in the $2 paperback bin at the pharmacy. How wrong I was – once again proving that I need to be less judgemental when it comes to titles and covers.

The first person Faith Holland sees when goes back to her hometown to visit her family is Police Chief Levi Cooper, much to Faith’s chagrin. She holds him responsible for breaking up her relationship and ruining her wedding – after all, he was the one who convinced her fiancé to dump her.  The Chief clearly has a stick up his arse, but even Faith can’t deny that he makes her lady parts sing. Could this be a case of opposites attract?

This was the first of Higgins’ books I’ve ever picked up, but it certainly won’t be the last. It was an excellent read after a hard day – leaving me with warm fuzzies before going to sleep.

STEPHANIE

I have not had the best month for reading. I have a TBR pile that is about to make the Kindle explode but I have two I can not recommend enough. The first is Werewolves Be Damned by Stacey Kennedy. It was the first book I read that I gave a 5 star rating. I hope that you pop on over, read the full review and pick up the book. Nexi’s character is just hilarious and I really think you will enjoy it.

The next book, I just finished a few days ago is Clockwork Mafia by Seleste Delaney. This is the second book in the Badlands series and I liked it even more than the first one. This book is the story of Henrietta Mason, a name you  might recognize from the first book Badlands. I ask you to give Henri a chance. I hated her character in the first book but soon came to love her in this book. My full review on this book will be out in July.

Carolyn

Carolyn created Book Chick City in July 2009 due to her love of books. A Brit chick obsessed with zombies, kick-arse chicks and sexy heroes. She's also seriously addicted to chocolate, shopping, and coffee. Her favourite genres are Urban Fantasy, Romance and Zombie Lit... Brrraaaaiiinnnnsss!

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Carolyn July 4, 2013 at 6:38 am

Carrie – I think I have about 9 books by Kristan Higgins on my iPad (they were on sale – couldn’t resist) but haven’t read any yet. Glad to see you enjoyed The Best Man.

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Carrie July 4, 2013 at 11:56 am

I’ve read a few of Higgins’ books now but The Best Man was definitely the best.

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