1 - Taking Turns by JA Huss
Taking Turns was so fucking good. I couldn't put it down, finished it in a day good. Don't be fooled, while the book is dark, deep, and unbelievably filthy and sexy, at its core it is a love story. If you have read any of her other books (and if you haven't I HIGHLY recommend that you do), you have a bit of an idea of what you might be in for. I don't know how she does it, but every freaking time I'm hooked from start to finish. The only negative is that I have to wait for the next book in the series (it comes out in April)!
2 - November 9 by Colleen Hoover
I am noticing a theme on this month's list: three of these books are by author's that I love. I know I was a little late to the game reading this one, but it was well worth my long wait. Colleen is a master at writing beautiful, emotional, and moving stories. Her words stay with you long after you've finished the book. November 9 is no exception. Taking place on the same day over several years, I loved seeing where the years took Fallon and Ben.
3 - Fugly by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
I'm not sure what I was expecting really when I started this book, but I found it being so different than the light, easy read I thought it might be. This book isn't a comfortable read or easy read, but it is a unique, unconventional, and interesting love story. It ends on a bit of a cliffhanger, and I can't wait to see what comes next for Lily and Max.
4 - Dissonance by Tracey Ward
Two things I love: a good Rock Star romance and Tracey Ward's writing. She is so good at writing flawed yet relatable characters that you root for, and Jace and Greer are no different. In Dissonance she creates a rock star romance that I found different than others I've read. I finished this in two sittings because I found myself not being able to sleep until I found out how it would all turn out.
5 - All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood
This book is exactly what the title says: Ugly and wonderful. It is also beautifully written. While the subject matter may be dark and disturbing, I couldn't help but find myself feeling sympathetic towards certain characters and relationships in the book. That is the all due to the beautiful, vivid, and engaging writing.