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FROZEN READS: Top 5 List of Books to Curl Up with on a Cold Winter's Day
And it dawned on me, it really depends on where you live as to whether you have a COLD winter's day or a warm one. Here in Virginia Beach, it's a smooth 39 F as I write this at 9am. And that's on the warm side of average for this time of year. For New Year's I was in the Poconos and it was SIX DEGREES! But in a month or so, I'm headed to Guam and it'll be around 80-85 so... it's all relative.
But no matter where I am, I will still curl up with a good book!
So, here's my list.
1. Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck
I first heard about this book last year from my good friend and fabulous author, Tiffany King. She was raving about it and how it was one book she'd read over and over again. As you can see, my TBR pile is wayyyy too backed up. I just read it in paperback during my Christmas vacation. Needless to say, once I got going, I couldn't put it down and was so disappointed to find the series wasn't available on Kindle (still not sure why.) and I had to wait until arriving home from vacay in the mountains to get book 2 and 3. Reading book 3 now and let's just say, all I want for Christmas THIS year is a tiger-prince from India. For real. I now have a picture of a tiger hanging in my bedroom--it's officially been added to the bucketlist to go to India and see a tiger. Awesome series!
2. Cross Country Christmas, A Woodfalls Girls Novella by Tiffany King
This one is a novella so don't get TOO cozy because it will leave you wanting more, which is the point of a good novella. It's a story between stories in this series by Tiffany King and it's all about being snowed in wtih the hottie of your dreams. So, perfect winter read!
3. Wicked Thing by Angeline Kace
If you're looking for a story to keep you not just warm but HAWT on a cold day, this is IT! Dallas is a motorcycle-riding, bicep-bulging, smartass HOTTIE. If you don't believe me, read for yourself. And let me just say this: my blood boiled. #YUM **This one is New Adult and NOT intended for readers under 18.
4. Must Love Otters by Eliza Gordon
If you want to laugh so hard you forget what season it is, this is the one. It's hilariously relatable--there's a man waiting in the bedroom. To shave or not to shave??--and romantic and REAL. Such a fun and outrageous story about love and life and choices that shape both. It's the first of many great releases for Eliza Gordon (which is by the way a pen name. If you MUST know who the woman behind the mask is, email me and maybe I'll tell).
5. Because of Low by Abbi Glines
This one is an oldie but goodie in my opinion. It's the FIRST indie contemp I read--and could probably be considered New Adult, although the genre didn't really exist yet when this came out--and it's why I fell in love with the genre! It's so fun and warm-blooded. No chills while reading this. You're too busy going "awwww" or "ohhhh" to notice the cold nipping at your doorstep. Not that you'll leave your house. This one won't be put down.