Imperfect Women would love to welcome Jen to our team. She is an avid reader and clearly is passionate about her hobby. We look forward to hearing more from her in the future.
I have always enjoyed reading. After having kids I sort of fell off the reading wagon. My sister forced me to read the Twilight series and I loved it but still didn’t really get back into it again until she gave me the 50 Shades of Grey books. I had never read books like that before. They were amazing and I read them each twice. I found myself searching out other books in that genre which led me to find a world of indie self-published authors who are writing amazing books! I’ve become a book addict. The fact that I can buy a book with one click on Amazon has only encouraged my addiction. You don’t have to have an actual Kindle to read these. Most cell phones have free kindle apps that you can download and read from – that’s what I do.
I’ve come to realize that I am not alone in my one-click-addiction. There are Facebook pages, blogs and websites dedicated to promoting hot, cheap and sometimes free books. Here are a few of my favorites that I check daily:
I’ve compiled a list of some novels that I’ve read over the last few months that really stood out to me. I hope you enjoy them just as much as I did!!
The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski
This was one of the best books I’ve read. It made me laugh. It was a little steamy (nothing too graphic). It made me bawl my freaking face off. And it made me happy. This book would make an excellent movie! This is a must read!
Jessica recently announced that there will be a sequel to this called The Edge of Always. I am so freaking excited!
Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
If you’ve read any of Colleen Hoovers other books then you know she’s an excellent writer. Hopeless just further proves that this lady has talent! I was hooked on Hopeless from the first paragraph. I thought I had the story figured out about half way through. Boy was I wrong. Instead I got smacked upside the head with a twist I didn’t see coming. It made my brain freeze, my heart skip a beat and gave me goose bumps. I couldn’t put the book down. I had to know how it ended. And the hits still kept coming. But the whole time, the characters felt real. The story didn’t seem fake or contrived. It all felt like it fit together and was something that could have happened in real life. And the ending was perfectly imperfect… just like real life.
Colleen also has two other books that are fantastic called Slammed and Point of Retreat. I highly recommend these as well!
The Opportunist (Love me with Lies #1) by Tarryn Fisher
Originally, I wasn’t going to read this book. Something about the cover and the description just didn’t entice me. But the other reviews had me intrigued so after a few times of seeing this book being promoted on Facebook I decided to get it. I’m so glad that I did. I love that Tarryn can make you feel like you’re inside the mind of the character. Olivia is a messed up chick but Caleb… well, I can’t spoil it. You’ll have to read it.
Dirty Red (Love me with Lies #2) by Tarryn Fisher
Dirty Red is the sequel to The Opportunist. The main character’s name is Leah. I’ve never hated a book character more than I hate Leah. I want to do her harm because she’s such a despicable human being. After having said that, I LOVED this book. Tarryn really has a way of writing characters that crawl into your soul. She’s writing a 3rd book in this series and I can’t wait!
Taking Chances by Molly McAdams
Such a heartbreaking story but so well written. This book made me bawl like a baby for a good hour. I’m an emotional person and I allow myself to get sucked in to a story and this definitely sucked me and tugged at my heart strings. I’m a huge Molly McAdams fan after this book!
Wallbanger by Alice Clayton
First of all… the title of this book cracks me up but it’s so fitting to the story. Once you read it, you’ll understand. Alice Clayton has a wicked sense of humor! I loved both of the lead characters. They felt real to me. I love when I read a book and I can imagine that the story could really happen. This is one of those stories. This book was funny. Not just ha-ha funny but bust-a-gut funny. It was also a bit steamy and even those parts were funny sometimes. It’s on my list to read again.
Take This Regret by A.L. Jackson
I literally bawled my way through this book from the very beginning. I could feel the torment that Christian felt. He was haunted by his choices and the author made sure you could feel it in your bones. Elizabeth’s hurt and broken self esteem jumped off the page. You could just feel how screwed up she was and it broke my heart. Be prepared with a box of tissues and a chunk of time when you read this because you won’t be able to put it down.
Pulled by A.L. Jackson
Prepare to be gutted. I’ve never read a book before where two characters are so tormented and destined to be together and have to go through so much tragedy just to try to be together. I don’t want to give it away but you won’t regret taking the time to read this book. It’s amazing.
You can purchase all of the above books on Amazon.
About the Author:
Jen loves to read. She can’t stop herself. It’s become an obsession. She is in love with her husband, kids, iced coffee and books. Jen lives in beautiful Colorado but is originally from the West Coast.