Top Reads 2016 - Standalone

In case you haven't figured it out yet, 2016 was an EPIC year for books.  Both in the indie world and the traditional world.  As a reader (and blogger) we had so many phenomenal options from a multitude of places.  Beth, Lana and I attempted to narrow down our choices for a Top 10 list or something similar and that didn't happen because we loved so many books this year.  So we've broken our lists up into categories and we will post them in individual posts.  Which means more book love for everyone!! 

I believe books come to us when we need them.  This year I'm so thankful for the books that came to me during the year when I needed them most.  The year was up and down and all around for me, but one thing is true, the words that these authors shared with me (and Lana and Beth) touched us each in such a way that they became our Top Reads of 2016 for a reason!  

After We Fall – Melanie Harlow --- Beth totally loved After We Fall!  
US: http://amzn.to/2het3Bm
UK: http://amzn.to/2icEmu3

Big Rock- Lauren Blakely --- I'm not sure if Beth was so much in love with Big Rock of if he had a 'big rock'... but that cover is smokin' hot!! 
US: http://amzn.to/2hJaOD1
UK: http://amzn.to/2i2JjSN

Black Swan Affair - KL Kreig --- This one was easy!  We all agreed on the super awesomeness that was Black Swan Affair! 
US: http://amzn.to/2h0s2gc
UK: http://amzn.to/2dX0qUZ

Blended - Sasha Brummer --- This book is simply amazing!  There is so much goodness here that Beth and I both L.O.V.E.D!!!
US: http://amzn.to/2i492th
UK: http://amzn.to/2cJe7X5

Bossman - Vi Keeland --- Not only was the cover extremely memorable but so were the words in this book!  
US: http://amzn.to/2hJz3BE
UK: http://amzn.to/2hOniqF

Chandler by Laurelin Paige--- Beth fell head over heels in love with Chandler, definitely book boyfriend material!  
US: http://amzn.to/2hbH3dz
UK: http://amzn.to/2icyBwj

Crowned Jewels- Ella James --- Beth totally swooned over the Hollywood Princess and the Prince.  <3
US: http://amzn.to/2hewAiZ
UK: http://amzn.to/2icuAbp

Endurance - Georgia Cates --- Lana says: Endurance has a super sexy cover and you finally get the questions answered about Jaime and Ellison's love story. 
US: http://amzn.to/2gZOeWl
UK: http://amzn.to/2eQ2aO9

Fleeting Moments - Bella Jewel --- This is extremely different for Bella Jewel but it's one of my favorites this year.  Full of emotion and love! 
US: http://amzn.to/2i4aVWG
UK: http://amzn.to/2aCmLYF

F*ck Love - Tarryn Fisher --- This was my first read of 2016 and still one I think about almost a whole year later.  I don't know what to say except this book gave me ALL.THE.FEELS!  It touched me in a place I didn't think could be touched.  My soul.   
US: http://amzn.to/2i4aETE
UL: http://amzn.to/2d9P3Z8

Into the Nothing- BT Urruela --- Into the Nothing is a smokin' hot story filled with twists and turns, said Beth.  
US: http://amzn.to/2hbHqEZ
UK: http://amzn.to/2i2QAlr

It Ends With Us - Colleen Hoover --- Don't read the spoilers.  Just breath through and accept it for what it is.  Because what it is, is an all consuming, life changing, hope filled, story of life.  
US: http://amzn.to/2gZHQ1a

Perfectly Imperfect- Harper Sloan --- Beth loved this one!  A story for the imperfect person inside of each of us.  <3
US: http://amzn.to/2hV9KtS
UK: http://amzn.to/2i2PUfS

Room Hate - Penelope Ward --- This was my first solo Penelope book.  It was what I needed when I needed it!  
US: http://amzn.to/2gPIavY
UK: http://amzn.to/2hOr5Es

Stoned- Mandi Beck --- Stoned is a heart throb, second chance rocker story.  Beth says it's H.O.T!!!! 
US: http://amzn.to/2h3QOr2
UK: http://amzn.to/2i2Pwy4

Sweet Cheeks - K. Bromberg --- K. Bromberg is the kind of writer who can make you cry and snort with laughter in the same chapter.  Her characters are like best friends you don't want to share with others because they're so perfect, but yet you can't stop talking about them so everyone else wants them too!
US: http://amzn.to/2howN1B
UK: http://amzn.to/2hiflIQ

Sweet Talk- SL Scott --- Beth couldn't put this one down.  The sweet but dirty talk was perfect!! 
US: http://amzn.to/2heniUh
UK: http://amzn.to/2i2PtT5

The Empty Jar - M Leighton --- Tissues.  Before you attempt this make sure your box of tissues is fresh and your ice cream supply is full.  You'll love me  because your heart will be full just like your belly!   
US: http://amzn.to/2hJo3Sg
UK: http://amzn.to/2hOopXE

The Pawn - Skye Warren ---  The Pawn cover was PER-FECT for this book!  And Gabriel, is awesome!  Lana can't wait for The Knight!! 
US: http://amzn.to/2i4Lnsv
UK: http://amzn.to/2hbXiZj

Torrid Affair - Callie Anderson --- I am so in love with the ay Callie Anderson tells a story.  Her words pierce my heart and soul.  They make me think, feel and breathe differently.  They make me realize I want.  I love having Lana to talk too about books, and especially this one!  
US: http://amzn.to/2gZLb0b
UK: http://amzn.to/2ciyKJk

Unseen Messages - Pepper Winters --- Do you believe that there are messages al around you?  Do you believe that there is hope in this life?  Do you believe that things happen for a reason?  No matter the answer, open your mind to the story that could change you.  
US: http://amzn.to/2gZGfbI
UK: http://amzn.to/2gPz7LB

Where Lightning Strikes - AL Jackson --- Where Lightning Strikes was my first AL Jackson book and I promise, it will NOT be my last!  
US: http://amzn.to/2gZO4Op
UK: http://amzn.to/2blkT4B

Written in the Scars- Adriana Locke--- Written in the Scars totally wrecked Beth.  But yet, she was on the edge of her seat the whole time she was reading and couldn't put it down.  
US: http://amzn.to/2ihtrLx
UK: http://amzn.to/2h3VPzF