Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Between the Pages - Books I Read in 2012



According to my book database's stats I read 210 books in 2012, whereas my Goodreads Challenge total was 218. Although, with all of the re-reads my actual total was nearer to 250! 

To further show my love to the remarkable romance books I read (that were published in 2012) I've designated my  favorites in the following personally selected categories. 

Favorite Mainstream - The Witness by Nora Roberts (reviewed here)
Favorite Contemporary Romance - The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski (reviewed here)
Favorite Historical Romance - Defiant by Pamela Clare
Favorite Romantic Suspense - Fatal Deception by Marie Force 
Favorite Inspirational Romance - Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
Favorite Paranormal Romance - (tie) The Force of Wind and A Fall of Water by Elizabeth Hunter
Favorite Celebrity Romance - Love Unrehearsed by Tina Reber
Favorite Mature Teen Romance - Easy by Tammara Webber (reviewed here)
Favorite Young Adult Romance - The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (reviewed here)
Favorite Romantic Novella - Naked (The Blackstone Affair #1) by Raine Miller

Favorite Romantic Hero - Chace Keaton - Breathe by Kristen Ashley (read THREE TIMES!)
Favorite Romantic Heroine - Faye Goodknight - Breathe by Kristen Ashley
Favorite Romantic Couple - Sam Holland and Nick Cappuano - Fatal Deception by Marie Force  
Favorite Debut Author -  J.A. Redmerski for The Edge of Never (reviewed here)

Most Luscious - Gabriel's Rapture by Sylvain Reynard (reviewed here)
Most Erotic - This Man by Jodi Ellen Malpas
Most Heartrending - The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (reviewed here
Most Humorous - Seduction and Snacks by Tara Sivec
Most Tormented Hero - Gabriel Emerson - Gabriel's Rapture by Sylvain Reynard (reviewed here)
Most "Kick Ass" Heroine - Sam Holland - Fatal Deception by Marie Force
Most Guilty Pleasure - Fifty Shades Freed by E.L. James {which I read SEVEN TIMES!} (reviewed here)

Very Honorable Mentions (those I've designated BEYOND AMAZING!)

Motorcycle Man (Dream Man #4) by Kristen Ashley (read THREE TIMES!)
Bared to You and Reflected in You by Sylvia Day (read TWICE each!)
Barely Breathing by Rebecca Donovan 
Coming Home (Treading Water Series #4) by Marie Force
Slammed and Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover
If I Were You (Inside Out Trilogy #1) by Lisa Renee Jones (read TWICE!)
Leave Me Breathless (Ross Siblings #3) by Cherrie Lynn
All In (The Blackstone Affair #2) by Raine Miller (read TWICE!) 
Come Away With Me (With Me in Seattle #1) and Fight With Me (With Me in Seattle #2) by Kristen Proby 

ALL the Books I Read in 2012
Author Title Publication Year My Rating Reading Date
Dee J. Adams Dangerous Race 2011 8 8/9/2012
Dee J. Adams Danger Zone 2012 8 8/11/2012
Dee J. Adams Dangerously Close 2012 8 8/8/2012
Kristen Ashley Play It Safe 2012 6 9/18/2012
Kristen Ashley Heaven and Hell 2011 4 11/15/2012
Kristen Ashley The Gamble 2011 8 8/23/2012
Kristen Ashley Sweet Dreams 2011 8 8/25/2012
Kristen Ashley Lady Luck 2011 6 8/26/2012
Kristen Ashley Breathe 2012 10 7/30/2012
Kristen Ashley Mystery Man 2011 8 9/9/2012
Kristen Ashley Wild Man 2011 8 9/10/2012
Kristen Ashley Law Man 2012 8 9/13/2012
Kristen Ashley Motorcycle Man 2012 10 9/16/2012
Kristen Ashley Rock Chick 2011 10 11/25/2012
Kristen Ashley Rock Chick Rescue 2011 8 11/27/2012
Kristen Ashley Rock Chick Redemption 2011 10 12/4/2012
Kristen Ashley Rock Chick Renegade 2011 8 12/6/2012
Kristen Ashley Rock Chick Revenge 2011 6 12/17/2012
Kristen Ashley Rock Chick Reckoning 2011 8 12/20/2012
Kristen Ashley Rock Chick Regret 2011 8 12/27/2012
Kristen Ashley Knight 2012 8 11/9/2012
Miranda Baker Solo Play 2011 6 12/1/2012
Rhys Bowen Hush Now, Don't You Cry 2012 8 3/16/2012
Sandra Brown Low Pressure 2012 8 9/24/2012
Chelsea M. Cameron My Favorite Mistake 2012 8 11/19/2012
Steph Campbell; Liz Reinhardt Lengths 2012 8 9/1/2012
Robyn Carr Virgin River 2008 8 3/13/2012
Robyn Carr Shelter Mountain 2010 6 3/18/2012
Robyn Carr Whispering Rock 2010 6 3/19/2012
Robyn Carr A Virgin River Christmas 2010 6 3/19/2012
Robyn Carr Second Chance Pass 2010 8 3/22/2012
Robyn Carr Temptation Ridge 2010 8 3/23/2012
Robyn Carr Paradise Valley 2010 8 3/24/2012
Robyn Carr Angel's Peak 2010 6 5/5/2012
Robyn Carr Moonlight Road 2010 6 5/25/2012
Robyn Carr Sheltering Hearts 2010 4 6/15/2012
Robyn Carr Promise Canyon 2010 6 6/16/2012
Robyn Carr Wild Man Creek 2011 8 6/20/2012
Robyn Carr Harvest Moon 2011 8 6/21/2012
Robyn Carr Redwood Bend 2012 8 8/16/2012
Robyn Carr Sunrise Point 2012 6 8/19/2012
Robyn Carr My Kind of Christmas 2012 8 12/5/2012
Pamela Clare Extreme Exposure 2005 8 5/21/2012
Pamela Clare Heaven Can't Wait 2010 10 6/21/2012
Pamela Clare Hard Evidence 2006 8 6/7/2012
Pamela Clare Unlawful Contact 2008 8 6/9/2012
Pamela Clare Naked Edge 2011 8 6/13/2012
Pamela Clare Breaking Point 2011 8 6/14/2012
Pamela Clare Skin Deep 2012 6 6/22/2012
Pamela Clare Sweet Release 2011 8 7/9/2012
Pamela Clare Carnal Gift 2011 8 7/11/2012
Pamela Clare Surrender 2011 10 7/6/2012
Pamela Clare Untamed 2012 10 7/7/2012
Pamela Clare Defiant 2012 10 7/8/2012
Alice Clayton Wallbanger 2012 8 12/18/2012
Suzanne Collins The Hunger Games Trilogy 2011 9 3/11/2012
Michael Connelly The Black Ice 2002 8 2/28/2012
Olivia Cunning Try Me 2012 6 11/23/2012
Olivia Cunning Backstage Pass 2010 10 12/19/2012
Sylvia Day Bared to You 2012 10 7/12/2012
Sylvia Day Reflected in You 2012 10 10/2/2012
Rebecca Donovan Reason to Breathe 2011 10 10/1/2012
Rebecca Donovan Barely Breathing 2012 8 10/3/2012
Janet Evanovich Explosive Eighteen 2011 6 1/6/2012
Linda Fairstein Night Watch 2012 8 10/7/2012
Gillian Flynn Gone Girl 2012 8 8/14/2012
Marie Force True North 2010 6 2/4/2012
Marie Force Georgia on My Mind 2011 6 2/5/2012
Marie Force Love at First Flight 2009 8 2/4/2012
Marie Force Line of Scrimmage 2008 8 2/22/2012
Marie Force Everyone Loves a Hero 2011 8 2/23/2012
Marie Force The Fall 2010 6 2/23/2012
Marie Force Fatal Affair 2010 10 2/14/2012
Marie Force Fatal Justice 2011 10 2/17/2012
Marie Force Fatal Consequences 2011 10 2/19/2012
Marie Force Fatal Destiny 2011 10 2/19/2012
Marie Force Fatal Flaw 2012 10 2/20/2012
Marie Force Fatal Deception 2012 10 11/12/2012
Marie Force Maid for Love 2011 6 1/24/2012
Marie Force Fool for Love 2011 6 2012
Marie Force Ready for Love 2011 6 1/27/2012
Marie Force Falling for Love 2012 6 1/28/2012
Marie Force Hoping for Love 2012 8 3/9/2012
Marie Force Season for Love 2012 6 6/8/2012
Marie Force Season for Love 2012 6 6/8/2012
Marie Force Longing for Love 2012 8 10/4/2012
Marie Force Treading Water 2011 10 1/30/2012
Marie Force Marking Time 2011 8 1/31/2012
Marie Force Starting Over 2011 10 2/2/2012
Marie Force Coming Home 2012 10 12/13/2012
Marie Force The Wreck 2011 8 2/12/2012
Lori Foster Caught In The Act 2001 4 4/24/2012
Earlene Fowler Spider Web 2011 8 8/7/2012
Elizabeth Gaskell North and South 2006 8 7/3/2012
Tess Gerritsen Freaks 2011 6 2/2/2012
Tess Gerritsen Last to Die 2012 8 9/7/2012
Abbi Glines Fallen Too Far 2012 8 12/28/2012
Abbi Glines Breathe 2011 4 8/26/2012
Abbi Glines Because of Low 2012 4 8/28/2012
Abbi Glines While It Lasts 2012 6 8/29/2012
John Green The Fault in Our Stars 2012 10 8/16/2012
S.R. Grey Harbour Falls 2012 6 11/11/2012
Shannon Hale Austenland 2010 6 2/24/2012
Thomas Hardy Tess of the d'Urbervilles 2003 10 5/27/2012
Megan Hart Broken 2012 8 10/14/2012
Megan Hart Dirty 2012 10 10/11/2012
Megan Hart Reason Enough 2008 8 10/12/2012
Colleen Hoover Hopeless 2012 10 12/21/2012
Colleen Hoover Slammed 2012 10 10/24/2012
Colleen Hoover Point of Retreat 2012 10 10/24/2012
Linda Howard Prey 2011 6 11/28/2012
Elizabeth Hunter A Hidden Fire 2011 10 12/29/2012
Elizabeth Hunter This Same Earth 2012 10 12/29/2012
Elizabeth Hunter The Force of Wind 2012 10 12/30/2012
Elizabeth Hunter A Fall of Water 2012 10 12/31/2012
E.L. James Fifty Shades of Grey 2011 10 3/24/2012
E.L. James Fifty Shades Darker 2011 10 3/25/2012
E.L. James Fifty Shades Freed 2012 10 3/26/2012
Julie James Something About You 2010 6 4/23/2012
P.D. James Death Comes to Pemberley 2011 4 1/21/2012
Lisa Renee Jones If I Were You 2012 10 9/28/2012
Lisa Renee Jones Secrets Exposed 2011 6 10/16/2012
Lisa Renee Jones Hot Secrets 2012 8 10/17/2012
Lisa Renee Jones Dangerous Secrets 2012 8 10/19/2012
Lisa Renee Jones One Dangerous Night 2012 6 10/19/2012
Laura Kaye Her Forbidden Hero 2012 6 11/10/2012
Laura Kaye One Night With a Hero 2012 10 11/9/2012
Beth Kery Wicked Burn 2008 6 10/10/2012
Beth Kery Exposed to You 2012 8 11/8/2012
Stephen King 11/22/63 2011 8 4/5/2012
Lisa Kleypas Sugar Daddy 2007 8 1/22/2012
Lisa Kleypas Blue-Eyed Devil 2009 8 1/22/2012
Lisa Kleypas Smooth Talking Stranger 2010 8 1/23/2012
M. Leighton Down to You 2012 8 10/7/2012
M. Leighton The Wild Ones 2012 8 8/15/2012
Cherrie Lynn Unleashed 2009 6 8/2/2012
Cherrie Lynn Rock Me 2010 10 7/30/2012
Cherrie Lynn Leave Me Breathless 2012 10 11/7/2012
Susan Mallery Chasing Perfect 2010 8 8/18/2012
Susan Mallery Almost Perfect 2010 8 9/12/2012
Susan Mallery Finding Perfect 2010 8 9/12/2012
Susan Mallery Only Mine 2011 8 9/12/2012
Susan Mallery Only Yours 2011 8 9/17/2012
Susan Mallery Only His 2011 6 9/20/2012
Susan Mallery Only Us 2012 8 9/20/2012
Susan Mallery Almost Summer 2012 6 9/20/2012
Susan Mallery Summer Days 2012 4 9/20/2012
Susan Mallery Summer Nights 2012 6 9/22/2012
Susan Mallery All Summer Long 2012 8 9/22/2012
Susan Mallery A Fool's Gold Christmas 2012 8 9/29/2012
Jodi Ellen Malpas This Man 2012 10 11/17/2012
R.L. Mathewson Playing For Keeps 2011 6 12/23/2012
Gina L. Maxwell Seducing Cinderella 2012 8 10/13/2012
Jamie McGuire Beautiful Disaster 2012 8 7/27/2012
Shannon McKenna Return To Me 2005 8 7/26/2012
Shannon McKenna Behind Closed Doors 2004 8 7/15/2012
Shannon McKenna Standing in the Shadows 2004 8 7/17/2012
Shannon McKenna Out of Control 2006 8 7/17/2012
Shannon McKenna Edge of Midnight 2009 8 7/19/2012
Shannon McKenna Extreme Danger 2010 8 7/20/2012
Shannon McKenna Ultimate Weapon 2011 8 7/21/2012
Shannon McKenna Fade to Midnight 2011 6 7/23/2012
Raine Miller Naked 2012 10 9/27/2012
Raine Miller All In 2012 10 11/9/2012
James Patterson; Andrew Gross 2nd Chance 2005 8 4/20/2012
James Patterson; Andrew Gross 3rd Degree 2005 8 4/25/2012
James Patterson; Maxine Paetro 4th of July 2005 8 4/25/2012
Susan Elizabeth Phillips The Great Escape 2012 6 7/14/2012
Jennifer Probst The Marriage Bargain 2012 6 8/12/2012
Kristen Proby Come Away With Me 2012 10 11/15/2012
Tina Reber Love Unscripted 2011 10 7/24/2012
Tina Reber Love Unrehearsed 2012 10 9/15/2012
J.A. Redmerski The Edge of Never 2012 10 12/2/2012
Kathy Reichs Bones are Forever 2012 8 8/31/2012
Liz Reinhardt Fall Guy 2012 6 10/9/2012
Sylvain Reynard Gabriel's Inferno 2011 10 7/28/2012
Sylvain Reynard Gabriel's Rapture 2012 10 7/29/2012
Nora Roberts The Art of Deception 2011 6 6/19/2012
Nora Roberts The Last Boyfriend 2012 8 5/3/2012
Nora Roberts The Perfect Hope 2012 10 11/6/2012
Nora Roberts The Witness 2012 10 4/19/2012
Kate Roth The Low Notes 2012 8 10/21/2012
Kendall Ryan Unravel Me 2012 6 10/10/2012
Kendall Ryan Make Me Yours 2012 8 11/18/2012
Madeline Sheehan Undeniable 2012 6 11/18/2012
Cherise Sinclair Club Shadowlands 2009 4 6/22/2012
Cherise Sinclair Dark Citadel 2009 4 6/23/2012
Cherise Sinclair Breaking Free 2009 4 8/3/2012
Cherise Sinclair Lean on Me 2010 3 8/5/2012
Cherise Sinclair Make Me, Sir 2011 4 8/19/2012
Cherise Sinclair To Command and Collar 2011 3 8/20/2012
Tara Sivec Seduction and Snacks 2012 8 8/13/2012
Emily Snow Tidal 2012 8 12/24/2012
Emily Snow Devoured 2012 8 11/22/2012
M.L. Stedman The Light Between Oceans 2012 8 8/22/2012
Amanda Stevens The Abandoned 2012 8 2/15/2012
Amanda Stevens The Kingdom 2012 6 4/3/2012
Amanda Stevens The Prophet 2012 8 6/11/2012
Adriana Trigiani The Shoemaker's Wife 2012 10 4/22/2012
Rachelle Vaughn Submersed 2012 8 11/14/2012
Mark Cotta Vaz The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 1: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion 2011 8 1/14/2012
J.R. Ward Dark Lover 2005 6 9/26/2012
J.R. Ward Lover Eternal 2006 6 9/30/2012
J.R. Ward Lover Awakened 2007 6 10/27/2012
J.R. Ward Lover Revealed 2008 6 12/1/2012
Tammara Webber Easy 2012 10 7/30/2012
Tammara Webber Between the Lines 2011 6 7/31/2012
Tammara Webber Where You Are 2011 6 8/2/2012
Tammara Webber Good For You 2011 8 8/3/2012
Samantha Young On Dublin Street 2012 8 9/27/2012

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