Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Best Adult Romance Novels of 2016


The Top Ten of 2016 event is hosted by Jaime from Two Chicks on Books, Rachel from Fiktshun, Nancy from Tales of a Ravenous Reader, and Bridget from Dark Faerie Tales!

Today, I'm sharing my top ten favorite adult romance novels of 2016!


(In no particular order.)

(Also, the pictures link to my reviews.)

(Note that Undecided is actually New Adult romance.)

    
    
  
  


Honorable Mentions:

    
    


Check out all of my 2016 reads:



The Giveaway:


Win the six diverse/diversely written books above! Two are hardcovers, four are ARCs. All are 2016 publications with the exception of Allegedly, which publishes very soon, in January. Open internationally. Good luck!

52 comments:

  1. Ahhh I am looking forward to so many books on your list! Especially A Breath of Fire, I am loving the sound of that book.

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    1. Teresa, I hope you get the chance to read those ones! =)

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  2. Oh, I need to read Highland Spitfire now! Also Do You Want to Start a Scandal, too! I had a hard time getting into that though, but I want to!

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    1. YES! Highland Vixen is about to publish, and it's on NetGalley. I'm sorry you couldn't get into Do You Want To Start A Scandal. :/

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  3. I have not read any of these, but I love romances. Some of my tops from 2016 are: (this is really hard!)
    1. Bittersweet by Sarina Bowen
    2. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas (seriously, it's not YA)
    3. The Friend Zone by Kristen Callihan
    4. On Broken Wings by Chanel Cleeton
    5. After You by Julie Buxbaum
    6. Anything by Jill Shalivs (love her!), but this year - Sweet Little Lies
    7. Any Cold Fury book by Sawyer Bennett
    8. Truth or Beard by Penny Reid
    9. Letting in Light by Emma Davis
    10. Blurred Lines by Lauren Layne

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    1. I have The Hook-Up by Kristen Callihan! I need to read it. And omg soooooo many Shalvis and Layne books on my TBR! I need to do a romance marathon for those two authors alone. :D Great list, Sam!

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  4. Yay for Fool Me Once!!! lol! I love Tessa Bailey, Katee Robert, and HelenKay Dimon but haven't read any of the ones in your top ten yet. I'm going to add them to my TBR list now tho! Great list!

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    1. Awesome! I hope you get chance to read those - all of them are top notch!

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  5. I have read A Promise of Fire and it is one of my favorites this year as well ;)

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  6. Yay!!! A Promise of Fire!!! I've been meaning to get to The Wedding Pact books. And I really liked Fool Me Once as well.

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    1. I hope you like the rest of the O'Malley's series! Katee Robert is an amazing romance writer. =)

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  7. There are a few on your list I want to check out. I actually just finished the first book in the o Malley series and loved it.

    Megan @ reading away the days

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    1. OMG! The Marriage Contract is my favorite of the three, but I loved all of them. Hopefully you enjoy the rest of the series!

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  8. I haven't read any of these books but a few of them are familiar. I'm sure they're all amazing! :D

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    1. Any one of them would be an awesome, steamy read!

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  9. Oh my! These all look SOOO good!!

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  10. I'm not a fan of romance books so I haven't read any of these. I am considering reading A Promise of Fire though!

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    1. Oooo yes! If you want to start somewhere, A Promise of Fire is a safe bet!

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  11. I loved Do You Want to Start a Scandal and Duke of Pleasure, too! And a big yes to A Promise of Fire/Breath of Fire! I loved the Beta team! Need to check out Undecided and a few of those Brazen books!

    Fabulous list, Alyssa!

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    1. Undecided is REALLY good, Cyn. My favorite New Adult romance of all time!

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  12. Great cover picks! I have only read Undecided and loved it I can't wait for the second book! I will have to check out some of these other books.

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    1. I am SO glad that you liked Undecided! Hopefully Undeclared will be ready in the new year. Keyes' other books (her adult ones) are really good too!

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  13. I really enjoyed Duke of Pleasure and Hard Compromise. Looking forward to more from both of them :D

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    1. Same, I'm especially looking forward to reading Duke of Desire!

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  14. Alas, I have not read any of the books in the top 10.

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    1. No worries there! Adult romance is not for everyone. :D

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  15. A Promise of Fire is on my TBR. I keep hearing so many amazing things about it. I haven't read any of the others, but I love the look of the covers ;)

    Also, thanks for the great giveaway! Diverse books is where it's at, I love people who support the cause <3

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    1. You will not regret reading A Promise of Fire! I hope you get a chance to do so.

      You're very welcome! I've been meaning to do this giveaway for a while - some of these are "older" 2016 titles but very good. Gotta spread the love!

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  16. All of these books sound interesting! I'll have to check these out!


    Here’s my Best Debut Authors!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  17. I really enjoyed A Promise of Fire and Breath of Fire. I need to check out some of the other books that made your list.

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    1. Let me know if you do read some! I hope you enjoy. ^_^

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  18. Great honorable mention for Looking Inside

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    1. It was a good one, right? I need to read more by Kery!

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  19. I have not read any of them but really want to. Thanks for the post!

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  20. *bookmarks this page*

    A Promise of Fire was everything! I can be really picking about fantasy romance (there's a certain type of OTT tone that I just roll my eyes at) but Amanda Bouchet hit it out of the park. I also read the first Maiden Lane book a couple weeks ago on your recommendation and I really liked it! I do see what you mean about the, er, "odd" parts though...haha. I'm excited to read the rest of the series soon.

    Do You Want to Start a Scandal is, of course, on my TBR list! Just gotta wait (not so) patiently for my hold at the library to arrive. :)

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    1. YAY! One-stop shop for all things adult romance. ;) I'm glad you enjoyed A Promise of Fire! And Wicked Intentions, yay!

      Hopefully you enjoy the new Tessa Dare book! The Spindle Cove and Castles Ever After series are really good. :D Happy reading!

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  21. I haven't read any of these books *hides* but I remember reading your reviews, so I know they're great! I hope I can read them one day

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    1. Woohoo! Hopefully if you read some of them, you like them! <3

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  22. This is a great list! I have A Promise of Fire, Do You Want to Start a Scandal and The Protector sitting on my shelves. I've got a long TBR list for 2017 lol.

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    1. 2017 is going to be a great year in reading for you! ;)

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  23. oh yes we have some loves in common here!! There were some great books this year right? I especially love Amanda Bouchet, she is becoming a new love of mine. And I am currently listening to Duke of Sin and really liking it. I love those anti heroes. I also LOVED Highland Spitfire and Wedding Pact. Katee Robert has done a superb job with that family. I just can't get enough.

    Looks like you had some great reads in 2016 and glad to see we have some in common there. Hope you have a fabulous 2017 reading year.

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    1. So, so many! Bouchet definitely stole the spotlight - and Katee Robert too. Elizabeth Hoyt is a personal favorite of mine. I'm beyond excited about Duke of Desire!

      Happy reading to you too, Renee! ^_^

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  24. I'm bookmarking this list Alyssa! I loved Breath of Fire and I do own a few of these. Now I just need to get to them :) Some of my adult favorites this year are: Den of Wolves, Marrying Winterbourne, To Have and to Hold and Glory in Death.

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    1. Yay! I went all out, because I love adult romance. :D I still need to read Marrying Winterbourne!

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  25. I am having a hard time picking my favorite cover....or even seeing the book title yummy!

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  26. Eee, you always read and love so so many adult books :) Lovely best list sweetie. <3 Not for me.. just yet :D One day, maybe ;p So far I have no time for anything but YA and MG, lol ;p

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    1. Ha! I enjoy them. Just like you enjoy MG! =)

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