Anne kindly gave us a free space to make up our own Top Ten List. She mentioned Debut Authors and I thought that sounded like a good one and I loved trying a few and several new to me authors. I wanted to share some real dazzlers and I can’t wait to read more of their stuff.
Sweet on You by Carla de Guzman, Contemporary Holiday Romance
This was set in the Philippines during the holiday season when a baker and a barista clash and then sparks fly. Fun pranks and light romance with a great depiction of Filipino culture.
Evidence of the Affair by Taylor Jenkins Reid, fiction
I’ve always wanted to try her books and this was a free Prime audio. Four narrators in a novella told in epistoic format between the pair of non-cheating spouses.
Bonds of Brass by Emily Skatske, M/M Sci Fi Romance
Introduces two academy students who get caught up in political intrigue and must flee for their lives. Saw the twist coming and still enjoyed the build of this relationship and their adventures.
Suzy Spitfire Kills Everybody by Joe Canzano, Sci-Fi
Adrenaline rush and an unexpected colorful heroine who just might be a little crazy with revenge. Suzy cracked me up and won me over right away.
Slippery Creatures by KJ Charles, m/m historical mystery
Post WWI era, a pugnacious and engaging grumpy hero and a suave secretive hero clash and work together to outwit a criminal organization. The sparks between this pair made the exciting adventure secondary.
Murder in Old Bombay by Nev March, historical mystery
An Anglo-Indian Sherlock wannabe who has an amazing adventure as he solves a Victorian era, based on true story, mystery. Great historical backdrop and engaging lead character.
An Everyday Hero by Laura Trentham, contemporary romance
A disabled cranky vet comes to life again when a dedicated community volunteer won’t give up on him or a troubled teen in a music therapy program. Tough comeback situations that I enjoyed rooting for.
All Stirred Up by Brianne Moore, women’s fiction crossover contemporary romance
A second chance foodie romance set in Scotland. Heroine had a failing restaurant to save and is wistful about what might have been.
Single Mom’s Second Chance by Kathy Douglass, contemporary romance
A woman fighting cancer reaches out to her first love desperate for help with her children and they might find a way to make good with the past. I fell in love with the whole family and their uncle who came to the rescue.
Marriage by Arrangement by Sophia Singh Sasson, contemporary romance
She needs to keep things strictly business to advance her career and he has an arrangement marriage waiting for him back in India. Lush with Indian culture and tender romance moments.
Did you get the chance to try a first-time author or perhaps an author new to you? Do Tell!
My thanks to Anne @ Books Are My Heart for hosting the Top Ten week-long event. You can visit her site and see the schedule here: https://booksofmyheart.net/2020/11/29/top-10-of-2020/
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