DGR Favorites of 2014 & #GIVEAWAY

2014 has been a great year for me. It’s been a year of more amazing books from some of my favorite authors and finding more authors to add to my favorites shelf. Suffice it to say that my favorites list for this year is anything but short. There’s been dark, suspenseful, angsty, gritty, BDSM-y (I’m making that a word), and so much delicious dirty talk.

So here’s my list of my all time favorite books for the year of 2014. I’ve listed all my 4 stars and up reads in the collages, but I’m going to tell you my VERY favorites below…so keep scrolling 😉

Some you may have read, some you may have heard of, and some may already be on your TBRs. And all of them need to be read. And I’m going to help you with that. How, you ask? By giving away up to $75 in Amazon gift cards, that’s how! Why? Because you guys rock, and I wouldn’t be here today writing about my favorites if it wasn’t for my amazing followers. So thank YOU guys. Don’t forget to enter the rafflecopter at the end of the post for a chance to win! <3

 

ROCKSTARS

Jimmy! Gah! My favorite book in the series so far and they just continue to get even better

 

 I cannot recommend this sexy and angsty and even a little gritty series enough! These books are best read in order, and as much as I loved book 1, Rocked, Twisted is my favorite in the series so far. Gray <3

BIKERS

If I could I’d put the entire series on here, but I have to say that Hunt was my absolute favorite, closely followed by Picnic (below). And considering I’ve 5 starred the entire series, that’s saying something.
This is another one of those where I wish I can include the entire series, because it’s THAT good. But I have to say that of them all Move the Sun and Into the Storm were my absolute favorites. If you want gritty and sexy, incredibly written, and gripping MC romance…look no further

DARK & GRITTY 

This book. Oh my GAWD. THIS BOOK. It gutted me! Absolutely gutted me! And I loved every hair ripping and ugly crying moment of it!
It’s no secret that I love all things Nashoda Rose. The woman is incapable of writing a book that I don’t absolutely love the fuck out of. Overwhelemed by You was probably my very favorite in her Tear Asunder series, but Deck? Deck was EVERYTHING. Perfect Chaos is the spin off from Tear Asunder and both of these series are forever on my auto buy list.
I have to tell you a secret. This book? I felt like I needed to go to confessional after I finished. I felt hot and bothered, disturbed, and just a little dirty. OK a lot dirty. But sweet baby jebus I won’t be forgetting it any time soon! If it’s not on your TBR, it needs to be!
I was blown away by this book. It had probably one of the most intense first meetings between the MCs that I have ever read. It was incredible! If you haven’t read it yet, I highly recommend. This is book 1 of a new series but is a finished story of the couple and a HEA.
Does this even need an introduction? I mean it’s Jethro and Nila, people! If you don’t know, you NEED to know. And that’s all I’ll say on this subject.
It’s definitely no secret that I have a huge fangirling woman crush on Pam Godwin. I love everything the woman writes, and I’ve 5 starred every book by her I’ve read. But this one? Hands down my favorite. Van is one anti-hero you need to meet to believe.
If I could list this entire series here, I would. I’m not typically a fan of serials, but OMG did I get obsessed with this one. Incredible, gut wrenching, dark, and fucked up are just a few ways to describe it. Revenge never looked so good!
It’s been described as The Sopranos meet Mr and Mrs. Smith. That’s a hell of statement, and also so spot on for this ruthless (pun intended) book. Holy HOLY shit! Oh and did I mention that the heroine is a badass of epic proportions? Oh yeah!
What can I say? The woman knows how to write a dark and twisted tale. Although this one is described as a Gray Romance, don’t get it twisted, it will still grip you by the throat the second you pick it up. It wouldn’t be a Pepper Winters book otherwise.

BDSM

Hands down. Not only one of my favorite BDSM romances but one of my favorite MM Romances. EVER.

deVries. *dreamy sigh* Oh but the man can turn you on and terrify you all in the same erotic beat. Admittedly, sadists aren’t really my cuppa (and I’m talking the hard core kind here), but I couldn’t get enough of this one. I’ll always make an exception for deVries.

A sexy British spy that’s also a Dom? Sign me the hell up! I’m addicted to this series and never want it to end.

 

NEW ADULT

Hands down, bar none, my absolute favorite book in the series. The snark, the humor, the steam! I loved everything about it!
Hello! Tessa Bailey wrote it. Do you need another reason? Oh you do? How about a dirty talking Irish race car driver and a sassy heroine? Don’t be greedy, that’s all you’ll get 😉
A modern day Beauty and the Beast story that only Lauren Layne is capable of writing. Loved this one HARD.
I have loved each book in this series, and I absolutely love Linda Kage. But she truly outdid herself with this one. A tatted up bad boy with a heart of gold and throw in some fate, and you’ve got yourself a recipe for New Adult brilliance!
Sizzling hot, humorous, angsty, and completely unputdownable! I’m practically panting for book 2 in this fantastic series already!
Harder is book 2 in the Caroline & West duet and is NOT to be read out of order. But man oh man what a ride this story was. One of my favorite angsty NA romances to date, and not just this year. Simply amazing.
The end of an era. I cried reading it simply because Sea Breeze was like crack for me. I dunno what to do with myself now that it’s over. But Abbi couldn’t have ended it with a better book.

ANGST ME

KKF! Keira and Kona forever! Simply unforgettable. I don’t know how else to describe this tumultuous love story. One of the best 2nd chance romances I have ever read. Period.
The feels! Oh the feels! I loved book 1, I barely survived book 2, and I’m pretty sure I ugly cried through this one. Words can’t describe how much I loved it.
You want a guilty pleasure read with so much angst you’ll want to beat your head against your kindle while secretly gobbling up every word? Read this series!

FIGHTERS

Lets see here, a dirty talking Puerto Rican bad boy who loves spending time down under…and I’m not talking Australia here. If I could put every book from Kele’s Battered Hearts series here, I would. The Viper is book 1 in her spin off series, Untamed Hearts. And I gotta say, I think this one was my favorite by her yet <3
Not often you’ll find a book about BOTH a hero and heroine being MMA fighters. Make it sexy and gritty and I’m so sold it’s not even funny. I’ve been (im)patiently waiting for book 2 in this series to come out because the teaser at the end of this one? So. delicious.
A woman in hiding, a bad boy boxer trying to save her. A little action, a little suspense, and a whole lot of sexy.
Dirty talking fighters by Vi Keeland. It just doesn’t get any better than that. Add in a second chance romance and you’ve got yourself a winner.

PNR

 

I discovered this incredible series this year and absolutely binged on it. I do NOT recommend reading them out of order since the story develops through each book. Every book in the series has been a huge winner for me, but Gavin’s book was hands down my very favorite. If you haven’t discovered this author yet, you need to. Trust me.

 

PNR by one of my all time favorite authors EVER. Do you need even more reason than that?
I’ve been a huge fan of this series since book 1, and 12 books later it’s still going strong.
Warning: Steel ovaries needed to survive this pervy goodness of a series. Luckily this seasoned pervert has that so I had no issues. So much sexy deliciousness and a great story to boot!
YEARS. Years I have been waiting for Torin to get his book. I had some high hopes for his story and Gena blew them out of the water. It was everything I’d hoped it would be and MORE.

Romantic Suspense

Hot military brothers trying to take down a mysterious  military operation. There’s suspense, action, and so much sexiness it should be illegal but thank gawd it’s not.
This series quickly became one of my go-to Rom Suspense books. I literary binged on them and as much as I wish I can include each of them on my list

SPARE PANTIES REQUIRED

Andrew and his hungry cock. If you don’t know, you need to find out. That’s all I’ll say on this subject.
As much as I didn’t think anyone can beat Jax and his dirty mouth, I gotta say I loved Ryker even more. If you haven’t read this series yet, you really need to get better acquainted with the Renegade boys.
How can Tessa Bailey make her dirty talkers even better? Make him a Dom dirty talker. I mean…GAH! I can’t even *pants*
Oh man. You will never be able to keep a straight face if you get pulled over by a cop again. Seriously. Detective Rafe Davenport has absolutely ruined me.
I have two words for you: Forest. Scene. I sweat just thinking about it. *fans self*
Elle Kennedy may write some sexy and dirty talking SEALs, but this new series of hers? Lawd help me. If your ovaries survive it, you’ll get a virtual high five from me.
There’s a good reason I want to move to the town of Bluelick, and a dirty talking Fire Chief happens to be one of them.
Ghost. I was late to the party in reading this book and boy am I kicking myself for it now. The man sure knows how to dirty up a GTO. Don’t let the somewhat meh cover fool you. This book is SIZZLING!
The series that inspired multiple panty changes across the world. if Tate and Logan don’t make you hot an bothered within the first 2 chapters, I don’t even know what to tell you. Ella Frank is the queen of steam and her Temptation series is simply in a league of its own.

CONTEMPORARY

It’s Kristen Ashley. Do you need more reasons? How about JAKE SPEARS. If you’ve read it, you know exactly what I’m talking about. And if you haven’t, you NEED to.
I adore this author’s writing style and her unconventional HFN ending books. Beautifully written, erotically charged, and just pure perfection. If the letters in this book don’t make you utterly swoon, I don’t know what will. Did I mention the hero is a bad boy convict unlike any you’ve read before?
If you’re looking for a light hearted and laugh out loud romance, look no further. I accidentally stumbled onto this book and this new to me author earlier this year and couldn’t believe it took me so long to discover her. I absolutely adored this book. A huge GIANT rec from me.

IN A CATEGORY OF THEIR OWN

Two words: Mind. Fuck. Of epic proportions. The way only the brilliant mind of Alessandra Torre can write it.
Part 1 of a trilogy and it will absolutely Blow. Your. Mind. I don’t even have words for this book other than to tell you to READ IT!
Tabboo student/teacher romance by the genius that is Ella Frank. There’s a reason that she’s on my auto-buy list and this book is just one of them!
Giveaway
Grand Prize: $50 Amazon gift card (1 winner)
$25 Amazon gift card (1 winner)
Any (1) ebook from my list (2 winners)

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Comments

  1. Perfect Chaos is what in looking fwd to reading

  2. I've read Surviving Raine, Masked Innocence and Tears of Tess. All excellent books!!

  3. I've read Reasonable Doubt and Baiting the Maid of Honor

  4. Love your list! And I'm most excited for Chained by Night by Larissa Ione and The Darkest Touch by Gena Showalter.

  5. I LOVE your list! I've been working on mine too and we have several of the same books 🙂 Black Lies, One Night of Scandal, Ricochet and I could go on….

  6. My favorite are Tears of Tess, Perfect Chaos and Nocte, thank you for the giveaway!!!

    Raffle name: Artemis Giote

  7. My favorite that I have read so far Tears of Tess, Love Pepper so anything she writes. I want to read Perfect Chaos, The Darkest Touch and Chained by Night. Thanks for the chance to win!

  8. The Will and Broken Dove were my #1 read, LOVE anything Kristen Ashley, and of course, Black Lies is another book I loved! I'd love to read NOCTE <3 Thank you! Awesome list and giveaway!

  9. I loved the Reaper's books by Joanna Wylde…..Devil's Game is my favorite of the series! Thanks for the Giveaway!!

  10. Hi
    This is a really good list. I agree with you "Rough canvas" is one of my favorite books. Marcus and Thomas' suffering is so well written that I want to hug them.

    I LOVE Kele Moon's books, so it's good to see that The Viper is on your list of favorites.

    I've read really good reviews about "Debt" by NIna Jones, so if I win one of the prizes, I guess I ask for that book 😉

  11. Omg! Deck…. I love all Nashoda Rose books, but Deck! And Nashoda, which guy is mine to keep?

  12. I have read Reapers Stand and have many of these books on my TBR list. But really looking forward to Debt, Black Ties, and Prisoner.

  13. would love to read prisoner

  14. I've read and loved Veiled Innocence, Light Her Fire, Owned By Fate, Shadowboxer, The Viper, Crossing The Line, The Hookup, Tempted By The Soldier, Dare To Resist, Falling For The Enemy, Baiting The Maid Of Honor and Exposed By Fate. I'm really looking forward to reading Blind Faith, Hard Time, Prisoner, The Will, Reaper's Legacy, Devil's Game and Reaper's Stand

  15. I've read Indebted 1 & 2 I'm looking forward to Tears of Tess and Quintessentially Q

  16. I have read many on the list, Black Lies, Veiled Innocence…. I love them all!

  17. I loved Black Lies, Until the End, Take, The Reaper's books, and One Night of Scandal. There are many that I look forward to reading, like Nocte, The Will, The Hookup and anything by Tessa Bailey.

  18. I read Black Lies and ADORED so I read it all over again <3

  19. I'll admit I haven't read any, but would love to start. Any one book would be good to start on

  20. Oh wow so many great reads here, black lies was a 6 star for me, the will, the hook up, Andrew Hamilton, ricochet oh I could go on! I still have to read Nocte!! Xx

  21. havent read many of those, but the list looks great definitely added some to my tbr 😀

  22. Black lies is on my TBR list that I want to read next. I have several others on my kindle too tbr

  23. so many good books!

  24. Haven't read any of these, but desperately want to get a copy of Nocte…sounds amazeballs.

  25. be my hero gahhhhhhhhhhh pickkkkkkkkkkkk

  26. Thanks for the giveaways.

  27. Lots of great books- some I have and lots I want! Thanks for a fantastic contest!

  28. It's crazy that I've only read two books off this list: Black Lies by Alessandra Torre and Prisoner by Skye Warren. I've got some serious catching up to do! Thanks for the giveaway and happy holidays!

  29. Okay – I've read and loved Two Roads by Lili Saint Germain and the entire series and am now waiting eagerly for the finale. I've also read The Will by Kristen Ashley and all of her other books. She does hot alphas so well! Many of the books on your list are waiting to be read on my cloud but there are many others on my TBR list.

  30. I have not read any of these yet but I do have some on my list and now I will be adding more!!!

  31. So many awesome titles!
    I love Reaper's MC Series by Joanna Wylde,simply adore this series,Tessa Bailey books,book by Gena Showalter,etc… 😀

    Thank you for the amazing giveaway! 🙂

  32. I love Nocte and Black Lies. One of my fave read this year 😀

  33. Adore Tessa Baily`s books 🙂

  34. I love Danika and Tristan!!!

  35. thanks for the chance. i have not read any of your favorites soon but will read broken shortly.

  36. I have read a few on these books on your list, and have many of the others on my Kindle waiting to be read. However, the book on your list that stands out the most to me is Black Lies by Alessandra Torre because that book absolutely blew my mind! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

  37. I loved Black Lies and Veiled Innocence.

  38. I have read quite a few of these, and have many others on my kindle. A couple that were my favorite was Devil's Game and Reaper's Stand.

  39. The Devils Game was super good!!! Thank you for the amazing giveaway 🙂
    Happy Holidays!!

  40. Black lies, Tristan and Danika series, reasonable doubt series, tears of tessellation series, reapers series, stage dive series……..that's about it .

  41. I haven't read any of these yet but I do own some in paperbacks and some as ebooks – they are waiing for their turn.

  42. LOVED Bright Side by Kim Holden, Archers Voice by Mia Sheridan, Stepbrother Dearest by Penelope Ward and Raw by Belle Aurora!

  43. There are so many I want to read…. Five Ways to Fall is at the top of my list though 🙂

  44. SO many to mention!! I really loved Ruthless People and Lead. I read all genres so in everyone there is a book that I still have to read or loved reading –> gena showalter is one of my fav PNR author

  45. (Alisha S in rafflecopter)

    I haven't read any of these books yet but I really want to read The Darkest Touch and Nocte.

  46. I have read Among The Echos and several of them are on my TBR, Broken Course and All I Want. Thanks!

  47. Loved Leave Me Breathless! Great book!

  48. I have read quite a few of your favorites. On my TBR is Kylie Scott's Stage Dive series, that's next on my list!

  49. I have read several on your list as well. Some stand outs were Tears of Tess, Quintessentially Q and Debt. LOVE Nina! The Will is one that I have wanted to read since it was released

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