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{Meme} Top 10 Books I’ve Read So Far This Year

I have being reading other book bloggers’ Top Ten lists before for I even started my own blog/ However I have never attempted one til now. So here goes the first of many… I hope.

My top ten books that I’ve read so far this year will be based on their rating and not when I read them.

1) Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful 1)
I read this book last year and just had to read it again. There is nothing to fault with this novel. I think I just feel in love with it more the second time around.

2) Tangled (Tangled 1)
Male POV novel. Need I say more?

3) This Man (This Man 1)
The Lord is in the house.  This story had some strong theme, but I’m glad I saw it through

4) Deviant (Blood & Roses 1)
This is my first dark romance novel. Therefore I will always remember it.

5) Beg (Songs of Submission 1)
The introduction to a beautiful addiction and CD Reiss. Brilliant author.

6) Murder of Crows (The Others 2)
Everything Anne Bishop does is perfect. I just love the fantasy world that she creates. Nothing can beat them

7) What He Wants
My first M/M novel. Ya this was a bit of an eye opener. But it didn’t turn me off. The writing, characters and the story were so pure, that it only made me want to read more m/m novels. It really has opened me up to a new category.

8) Lick (Stage Dive 1)
When reading romance novel, I tend to lead towards the hero being a business man of some sort. But when I found out this was by an Aussie author, I just had to read. Glad I did. Will be reading the rest of the series.

9) Night After Night (Seductive Nights 1)
Addictive and pure bliss.

10) After This Night (Seductive Nights 2)
Even more addictive and more bliss.

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{Review} Kate & Sam -The First Encounter (This Man #1.8)

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Kate & Sam – The First Encounter by Jodi Ellen Malpas
This Man #1.8
Read Feburary 2014
5 stars

Series Reading Order

#1 This Man ~ my review
#1.5 Jesse’s POV – When Jesse Met Ava ~ my review
#1.6 Jesse’s POV – When Jesse Cornered Ava ~ my review
#1.7 Jesse’s POV – When Jesse Turned Up At Ava’s ~ my review
#1.8 Kate & Sam – The First Encounter
#2 Beneath This Man
#2.1 Jesse’s POV – The Age Reveal
#3 This Man Confessed

Review

Not Jesse’s POV this time, but still an exciting read. It was good to read more about the other characters. This one focuses on how Kate and Sam meet. And a quick warning, this one will definitely get the heart racing.

Original Link:

http://totallybookedblog.com/2014/02/03/kate-sam-bonus-scene-the-first-encounter-from-this-man-trilogy-by-jodi-ellen-malpas/

{Review} When Jesse Turned Up At Ava’s (This Man #1.7)

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Jesse’s POV – When Jesse Turned Up At Ava’a by Jodi Ellen Malpas
This Man #1.7
Read February 2014
5 stars

Series Reading Order

#1 This Man ~ my review
#1.5 Jesse’s POV – When Jesse Met Ava ~ my review
#1.6 Jesse’s POV – When Jesse Cornered Ava ~ my review
#1.7 Jesse’s POV – When Jesse Turned Up At Ava’s
#1.8 Kate & Sam – The First Encounter
#2 Beneath This Man
#2.1 Jesse’s POV – The Age Reveal
#3 This Man Confessed

Review

Jesse’s point of view just keeps getting better and better the more short stories I read. I really wish there was a book in his point of view now.

Original link:

http://totallybookedblog.com/2013/05/04/exclusive-jesse-ward-pov-when-jesse-turned-up-at-avas-and-giveaway/

{Review} When Jesse Cornered Ava (This Man #1.6)

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Jesse’s POV – When Jesse Cornered Ava by Jodi Ellen Malpas
This Man #1.6
Read February 2014
5 stars

Series Reading Order

#1 This Man ~ my review
#1.5 Jesse’s POV – When Jesse Met Ava ~ my review
#1.6 Jesse’s POV – When Jesse Cornered Ava
#1.7 Jesse’s POV – When Jesse Turned Up At Ava’s
#1.8 Kate & Sam – The First Encounter
#2 Beneath This Man
#2.1 Jesse’s POV – The Age Reveal
#3 This Man Confessed

Review

This one was a bit longer than the last point of view from Jesse, but still just as good.

Original story found here:

http://totallybookedblog.com/2013/02/11/exclusive-jesse-ward-pov-2-thats-right-we-have-another-one-just-for-you/

{Review} When Jesse Meet Ava (This Man #1.5)

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Jesse’s POV – When Jesse Met Ava by Jodi Ellen Malpas
This Man #1.5
Read Feburary 2014
5 stars

Series Reading Order

#1 This Man ~ my review
#1.5 Jesse’s POV – When Jesse Met Ava
#1.6 Jesse’s POV – When Jesse Cornered Ava
#1.7 Jesse’s POV – When Jesse Turned Up At Ava’s
#1.8 Kate & Sam – The First Encounter
#2 Beneath This Man
#2.1 Jesse’s POV – The Age Reveal
#3 This Man Confessed

Review

Loving everything about this series and anything I can get from Jesse’s POV is juts great.

Link for the story can be found below:

http://totallybookedblog.com/2013/01/16/exclusive-when-jesse-met-ava-read-from-jesses-pov-plus-an-interview-with-jodi-ellen-malpas-plus-release-day-giveaway-2-ebooks-to-be-won/

{Review} This Man (This Man #1)

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This Man by Jodi Ellen Malpas
This Man #1
Read Feburary 2014
5 stars

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Synopsis

Welcome to the sensual world of This Man…

Young interior designer Ava O’Shea has no idea what awaits her at the Manor. A run-of-the-mill consultation with a stodgy country gent seems likely, but what Ava finds instead is Jesse Ward – a devastatingly handsome, utterly confident, pleasure-seeking playboy who knows no boundaries.

Ava doesn’t want to be attracted to this man, and yet she can’t control the overwhelming desire he stirs in her. She knows that her heart will never survive him and her instinct is telling her to run, but Jesse is not willing to let her go. He wants her and is determined to have her.

Series Reading Order

#1 This Man
#1.5 Jesse’s POV – When Jesse Met Ava
#1.6 Jesse’s POV – When Jesse Cornered Ava
#1.7 Jesse’s POV – When Jesse Turned Up At Ava’s
#1.8 Kate & Sam – The First Encounter
#2 Beneath This Man
#2.1 Jesse’s POV – The Age Reveal
#3 This Man Confessed

Review

This Man is Jesse Ward and he is one smoking hot Lord of the Manor. He also needs the extension to the manor redecorated.

Enter Ava, a young interior designer who thinks that the manor is not really her thing and thinks it would be better for one of the more traditional designers from the company she works for. However she has been specially requested. Thinking she is off to meet some stuck-up old country gentlemen, she is surprised instead to find a handsome, no boundaries playboy running the ‘hotel’.
Their attraction is undeniable. But what starts as a bit of fun, so becomes something much more. Ava is way in over her hand, and must escape to save her mind and her heart. Yet this becomes harder and harder as Jesse is determined to have her and will stop at nothing to pose her.

Loved Ava so much, but loved Jesse even who. They just seems to click really well. The other characters in the book are a delight too.

Also liked reading the bonus scene from Jesse’s point of view. Very enlightening. Wasn’t sure if I would at first, but glad I did. I love reading into the mind of the leading men. It good to know what they are thinking for a change