Top Contemporary Reads of 2014


It’s hard to believe it’s that time of year already when we have to compile a list of the top contemporary reads of the year. I don’t know about the other gals here but this was freaking hard for me to do. I did it though and I have to say I think some of you are going to be surprised by the books we’ve chosen.

Heather’s Top Reads

  1. Hard Time by Cara McKenna
  2. Dare to Desire by Carly Phillips
  3. Hard to Hold On To by Laura Kaye
  4. Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh
  5. Getting Dirty by Erin Nicholas

Sarah’s Top Reads

  1. Lock and Key by Cat Porter
  2. The Space Between by Kate Caterbary
  3. Once Perfect by Cecy Robson
  4. Hillbilly Rockstar by Lorelei James
  5. Going For Four by Erin Nicholas

Nathifa’s Top Reads

  1. Gentlemen Prefers Curves y Sugar Jamison
  2. Then Came you by Jill Shalvis
  3. The Glass Kitchen by Lisa Francis Lee
  4. A September Bride by Kathryn Springer
  5. Bare Essentials by Jill Shalvis and Leslie Kelly

Danita’s Top Reads

  1. Come Home to Me by Brenda Novak
  2. Giving in by Maya Banks
  3. The Heart of Christmas by Brenda Novak

Jeananna’s Top Reads *this has been edited. I originally put in Jeananna’s top reads of the year instead of her top Contemporary reads.*

  1. Wynn in Doubt by Emily Hemmer
  2. Three Weeks with a Bull Rider by Cat Johnson
  3. Hell’s Hilltop by JA Dennam
  4. Getting Off by Abby Green
  5. Tamed by Emma Chase

Now that we’ve shared our favorite contemporary books of the year we want to know yours.



  1. Pat L.

    Oooh, Contemporary. My Favorite! Surprise Surprise. LOL. The only 2 I have read from your list were the 2 Novak’s. Some of my favorites were:

    Jennifer Dawson – Take a Chance on Me – I dialogue in this series is great. Currently reading her The Winner Takes it All.

    Marie Force – I Want to Hold Your Hand

    Alison Kent – Second Chance Cafe

    Kevin Alan Milne – The One Good Thing (an older book)

    Sarah Arden – Return to Glory

    Carolyn Brown – How to Marry a Cowboy

    Alexis Morgan – A Reason to Love

    Susan Mallery – The Christmas Wedding Ring

    I could go on and on.

  2. aquariandancer

    My Top Five are (in no particular order):
    The Professional Kresley Cole
    Waiting On You Kristan Higgins
    Rebel Skye Jordan
    Hard as You Can Laura Kaye
    Seducing Cinderella Gina L.Maxwell

  3. Jeananna

    oh man!! how did I forget Rock Addiction?? I cannot wait for more of that series!!

  4. Audrey Carlan

    Wow! I’m so honored to have made your list. Thank you so much. I’ve only read two of the entire list and one of them was mine! Looks like I’ve got some reading to do!

    My top favorites are:

    Wynn in Doubt by Emily Hemmer
    Where I Belong by J. Daniels
    Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren
    Vital Sign by JL Mac
    Body by Audrey Carlan – I’m listing my own because it’s the best thing I’ve ever written and I’m damn proud of it! 🙂

  5. Karen T.

    Rev it Up – Julie Ann Walker
    Dirty Shame – Liliana Hart
    Susan Mallery – Evening Stars

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