Susi’s Favorite Reads of 2015 @BTUArmy @AuthorKLGrayson @ColleenHoover @TheOriginalGray @TJCooper @EmmaChse @HarperSloan @_KyraDavis @KaceySheaBooks @Christina_Lee04 @AuthorAJLinnHub @KerryHeavens @sylvainreynard @annmarie_walker @amy_krogers

2015 fav reads

 

2015 was a difficult year for me personally.  Both of my parents suffered from health issues. Fortunately, they are healthy and doing remarkably well now.  I thank those of you who know me personally for your support and kind words during those rough times this past year.  Books also helped me and I have those amazing authors to thank for that.  Books are my escape and I did plenty of reading in plenty of different locations as well.  Thanks to all of my followers who support this hobby of mine.   

May “2016”  bring you all happiness, love, friendship, peace and health.

~Susi

@read_wine_blog

 

Here is my list of favorites read in 2015.

  I loved them all!


 

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Just One Lie by Kyra Davis

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A Gentleman’s Fate by AJ Linn

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There You Stand by Christina Lee

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Sustained by Emma Chase

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Overruled by Emma Chase

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Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

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My Favorite Indie/New Author Book of 2015

Faith & Hope by T.J. Cooper

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My favorite M/M/F book of 2015

Veil of Scars by J.R. Gray

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My favorite feel good book of 2015

Perfectly Imperfect by Harper Sloan

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My favorite sexy online romance book of 2015

Spencer by Kerry Heavens

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My favorite Paranormal/Romance Books of 2015

The Prince by Sylvain Reynard

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My Favorite Series for 2015

Chasing Fire Series by Ann Marie Walker & Amy K. Rogers

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My favorite co-written book of 2015

A Lover’s Lament by KL Grayson and BT Urruela
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Wow! It was quite a task to narrow it down to these books.

 I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did.

Check out all of the other amazing books I read in 2015 on my blog.

Happy 2016!

#ReleaseDay #Giveaway #Review- Uncovering Desire (Uncovering Love #2) by @KaceySheaBooks

New Release!  Uncovering Desire by Kacey Shea

 

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It’s LIVE! Uncovering Desire by Kacey Shea is now available on Kindle, iBooks, Nook, & Kobo. Pick up your copy today for Kate & Jon’s story!

Synopsis:

Jonathan Beltran is adjusting to life as a civilian after an eight year military career. With a booming private investigation business and good friends to count on, life is headed in a positive direction. Coupled with his fierce will and strength, Jon will learn if his training has prepared him for this next journey.

Life is never boring for the ever-positive, smart-mouthed, fearless Kate Bryant. When unexpected events leave her temporarily homeless, she accepts an offer of a free place to stay with Jonathan. The challenges of working with rock stars, living with Jon, and finally confronting ghosts of her past may prove to be too much.

Uncovering Desire, book two in the Uncovering Love series, is a full length, contemporary romance, and can be read as a standalone.

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My Review

 

As the wife of a US Marine, I love to read stories where one or more of the characters is or was in the military.  Of course, when I met Jonathan Beltran AKA Army, I was thrilled.

This is the first book I have read by Kacey Shea but it will definitely not be my last.  I truly enjoyed her realistic characters, plot and story.  Uncovering Desire is the second book in this series but one that I think can be read as a standalone.  I was able to follow the story along just fine.

Uncovering Desire is a love story.  The characters are fun, feisty, real and sexy.   Jon and Kate, the main characters have this love/hate friendship relationship going on.  They have known each other for many years and it is clear that although they argue and bicker, there is much more going on between them.

Jon served in the US Army and now works as a PI with his friend Evie.  Jon is sexy hot and I’ve added him to my list of book boyfriends.  His friendship with Evie is honest, relatable and enjoyable to read about.

Kate is their mutual friend.  She’s a sexy and vivacious woman.  Jon can’t keep his eyes off of her.  An asbestos incident in her building leads to a temporary housing change for Kate.  This dilemma finds her with a temporary roommate, Jon.  This arrangement turns out to be intense and “desirable. “

Both of the main characters in this story have their own back stories or traumas they are still coping with.  They both need to heal.  Learning about their past brings them closer together.  Passionate moments as well as some deep emotional moments make this story one that kept me hooked.

While some of the story was predictable, I enjoyed it immensely and recommend it.

This gem has love, passion, friendship, healing and a conclusion that left longing for the next book in the series.

As I mentioned, I started reading this series with book 2 but will go back and read book 1 for sure.

I enjoyed this realistic cast of characters and their passionate story.

I gave this book 5 stars!

5 stars

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.  

Be sure to add this series to your TBR!


About the Author

Kacey Shea is a mom of three, wife, and part-time bookkeeper who resides in sunny Arizona. She enjoys reading and writing romance novels as much as her son loves unicorns, which is a lot.

When she’s not writing you will find her playing taxi cab to her children while belting out her favorite tunes, meeting friends or family for food and to share some laughs, or sweating it out in the gym. Kacey finds that picking up heavy weights repeatedly is good for her mental health as much as it is for the physical.

She has an unhealthy obsession with firefighters. It could be the pants. It could be the fire. It’s just hot. On occasion she has been known to include them, without their knowledge, in her selfies outside the grocery store.

Kacey one day aspires to be a woman hand model in a sexy photo shoot. You know, the woman’s hand raking across the muscular back or six pack stomach of the male fitness model. Yep, that hand.

Until that day comes she will continue writing sexy, flirty romance novels in hopes to bring others joy!

Kacey enjoys interacting with her fans so please feel free to stalk her on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Author Links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kaceysheabooks

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kaceysheabooks

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/kaceysheabooks

Amazon: http://amazon.com/author/kaceyshea

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Uncovering Love by Kacey Shea is on sale for one week only! Here’s your chance to pick up book one in the Uncovering Love series for only 99 cents! Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, & Kobo.

 

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Uncovering Love Synopsis:

 

Evelyn Harper lived the perfect life. Until she was fired from her job. 

 

After a ridiculous idea devised among friends comes to existence, Evelyn finds herself part owner in a private investigation firm specializing in matters of the heart. Throughout wild antics with her best friends Jonathan and Kate, Evelyn conducts relationship background checks for a wide variety of clients. 

 

Soon it becomes clear that one case has moved beyond professional and Evelyn finds herself fighting an attraction she cannot resist.  Will Evelyn admit her feelings when she uncovers love in the most unexpected of places?

 

Uncovering Love, book one in the Uncovering Love series, is a full length, contemporary romance, and can be read as a standalone.

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Cover Reveal – Uncovering Desire by Kacey Shea @KaceySheaBooks

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Uncovering Desire by Kacey Shea

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Uncovering Desire by Kacey Shea

Release Date: October 27, 2015

Cover Model: Chase Ketron

Photographer: Golden Czermak, Furious Fotog

Cover Design: Sommer Stein, Perfect Pear Creative Covers

Synopsis:

Jonathan Beltran is adjusting to life as a civilian after an eight year military career. With a booming private investigation business and good friends to count on, life is headed in a positive direction. Coupled with his fierce will and strength, Jon will learn if his training has prepared him for this next journey.

Life is never boring for the ever-positive, smart-mouthed, fearless Kate Bryant. When unexpected events leave her temporarily homeless, she accepts an offer of a free place to stay with Jonathan. The challenges of working with rock stars, living with Jon, and finally confronting ghosts of her past may prove to be too much.

Uncovering Desire, book two in the Uncovering Love series, is a full length, contemporary romance, and can be read as a standalone.

Buy Links

Amazon Pre-Order Link http://goo.gl/yZP0YM 

Amazon UK Pre-Order Link http://goo.gl/sm7A3K

Amazon CA Pre-Order Link http://goo.gl/fhjyIW

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Author Links:

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Amazon: http://amazon.com/author/kaceyshea

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13919697.Kacey_Shea

Author Bio:

Kacey Shea is a mom of three, wife, and part-time bookkeeper who resides in sunny Arizona. She enjoys reading and writing romance novels as much as her son loves unicorns, which is a lot.

When she’s not writing you will find her playing taxi cab to her children while belting out her favorite tunes, meeting friends or family for food and to share some laughs, or sweating it out in the gym. Kacey finds that picking up heavy weights repeatedly is good for her mental health as much as it is for the physical.

She has an unhealthy obsession with firefighters. It could be the pants. It could be the fire. It’s just hot. On occasion she has been known to include them, without their knowledge, in her selfies outside the grocery store.

Kacey one day aspires be a woman hand model in a sexy photo shoot. You know, the woman’s hand raking across the muscular back or six pack stomach of the male fitness model. Yep, that hand.

Until that day comes she will continue writing sexy, flirty romance novels in hopes to bring others joy!

Kacey enjoys interacting with her fans so please feel free to stalk her on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

 

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Release Day – Uncovering Love by Kacey Shea @kaceysheabooks

 

Release Day – Uncovering Love

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Uncovering Love Synopsis:

 

Evelyn Harper lived the perfect life.  Until she was fired from her job.  After a ridiculous idea devised among friends comes to existence, Evelyn finds herself part owner in a private investigation firm specializing in matters of the heart.  Throughout wild antics with her best friends Jonathan and Kate, Evelyn conducts relationship background checks for a wide variety of clients.  Soon it becomes clear that one case has moved beyond professional and Evelyn finds herself fighting an attraction she cannot resist.  Will Evelyn admit her feelings when she uncovers love in the most unexpected of places?

 

 

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Cover Credit:

Cover Design: Perfect Pear Creative Covers

Photographer: FuriousFotog

Cover Model: Shane Williams (IG eyeball_2015_)


 

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