The Book Worm: My Favorite 6 Romance Novels of 2015

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

My Favorite 6 Romance Novels of 2015

I read a lot of wonderful books this year, but for this post I picked only those that were actually published in 2015.

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And while I'm pretty sure there were many other books that could have been here, I had to focus on books I actually read and have an opinion on. A good opinion, in this case. So, if you enjoy romance novels, here's a list of fairly recent books that I can honestly recommend you to read.


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Evergreen Springs (Haven Point), by RaeAnne Thayne comes first on this list because it is a wonderful Holidays romance, so it's in season. 

Genre: contemporary romance
Publishing date: September 2015
Offensive content: nothing to report.

Review: 
Evergreen Springs was the first book I picked from my Christmas reading list, and is also the first book I've read from author RaeAnne Thayne, but it surely will not be the last. I liked everything about it, from the cover, to the characters, to the small town Holidays celebrations (read more).





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Despite the title, this is a wonderful book for any time of the year. Second Chance Summer (Cedar Ridge Book 1) , by Jill Shalvis, is book 1 in a brand new series by this author. Book two, My Kind of Wonderful (Cedar Ridge), was published just last week (and is already on my reading list) and book 3, Nobody But You (Cedar Ridge) , is now available for pre-order.

Genre: contemporary romance
Publishing date: June 2015
Offensive content: a few sex scenes, not too graphic and a some hot kisses; other than that, just a few nasty cuts and bruises and one hair raising rescue off the face of Dead Man's Cliff. Enough said.

Review: 
I love Jill Shalvis' books and I have read almost all of them by now. This is a Jill Shalvis classic, a romance with a strong small town and family dynamics background. Although the setting is totally different, it reminds me of the Lucky Harbor series. And, actually, this is supposed to be book one in the Cedar Ridge series, and it's a promising beginning (read more).




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Candidate: A Love Story , by Tracy Ewens, is certainly one of the best romance novels of 2015. It's a wonderful, heartwarming story that just makes you feel good. I was sad when this book ended, and I've put Tracy Ewens' other books in my reading list, though I still haven't found the time to go through them. 

Genre: contemporary romance
Publishing date: June 2015
Offensive content: Nothing to report. The main characters exchange a few kisses but there are no graphic sex scenes. It is a pretty much clean book and a lovely romance.

Review: 
Like I said above, this is probably one of the loveliest romances I've read lately. Nothing is rushed, everything happens naturally and you are drawn to characters that live pretty normal lives. This is the kind of romance that you believe can happen to you, not just the stuff you see in movies but never feels 100% real (read more).





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Suddenly One Summer (Novel) , by Julie James, brings back lots of summer memories but, overall, it's a funny, lighthearted read that you should not miss.

Genre: contemporary romance
Publishing date: June 2015
Offensive content: some hot sex scenes, all towards the end of the book.

Review:
This book is the perfect summer read, a romance with a happy ending but with a well structured story and interesting characters with real-life problems to which we all can relate, one way or another (read more).





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The Substitute: The Wedding Pact #1 (Volume 1) , by Denise Grover Swank, was one of the best contemporary romances I've read lately. There's a bit of everything in this book: humor, drama, romance...It's also book 1 in a series and I can honestly recommend the other two books. Book 2 is The Player: The Wedding Pact #2 , and book is The Gambler: The Wedding Pact #3 .


Genre: contemporary romance

Publishing date: January 2015

Offensive content: there is mature content in this book, in the form of a couple of explicit sex scenes. They are totally in context but you can skip them in full and the story still flows.

Review: 

I stumbled across this book unexpectedly, through one of those related books links over at Amazon and I'm so happy I did! Denise Grover Swank is now my mew favorite author (read more)! 







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That Chesapeake Summer (The Chesapeake Diaries), by Mariah Stewart is a very interesting read because it touches on the always sensitive issue of adoption, especially when adopted children reach adulthood with no idea of their real past. So, forget about the summery title and grab this book, you will not be disappointed. 

Genre: contemporary romance
Publishing date: June 2015
Offensive content: nothing to report other than one pretty much subdued sex scene.

Review: 
This is a light summery ready but which provides an interesting insight into the lives of adopted children - in this case, into the life of Jamie, a famous writer of self help books on how to bring honesty into people's lives and relationships and which suddenly finds out, after her parents' death, that she'd been adopted. When, for the 36 years of her life, there had been absolutely no clue (read more). 





If you have not read any of these books before, now it's a great time to add them to your reading list for 2016. 


In the meantime, I wish you a very Happy New Year!

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14 comments:

  1. Found some here from Tuesday Talk linkup that I'll be adding to my reading list. Sometimes you just need a good romantic to relax to. Thanks for linking with us.

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    1. Thank you Michelle, I hope you enjoy them! Happy 2016!

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  2. looks like some great reasons to take a moment and read

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    1. So true! We all need those moments once in a while! Happy New Year!

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  3. I am always looking for new romance authors! Thanks!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Diana! Happy New Year!

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  4. I really enjoy reading, and these books look like some I will enjoy! Making my list so I can carry it with me when I am shopping. Great list! Thanks for sharing at Celebrate It! I always look forward to hearing what you are reading!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Teri! if you pick any of these up, I hope you enjoy it as much as i did! Happy New Year!

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  5. I always appreciate the way you review books. You give just the right information for your readers to be able to decide if the book is for them without feeling guilty that they might not like the same books you do. I have much to learn from you! I'm so glad you shared this at Booknificent Thursday on Mommynificent.com this week!
    Tina

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  6. I'm more of a historical fiction fan, but I see a few titles here I'm interested in reading. I do need to take a break from non-fiction and indulge in a good fiction book. Thanks for the recommendations. I hope you'll share more great reads over at Literacy Musing Mondays this week.

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  7. Thanks for the reviews, some here I'll need to add to my reading list! Thanks for sharing with the Blog Fair.

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