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Liz Loves Books

I love to read and to talk about books. I review many of the books I read. I do not accept any author/publisher submissions for reviews. I do not read or review ARCs. I do not enter any giveaways or contests. I obtain the books I review by purchasing them at the same price they are offered to the general public at the time of purchase. My reviews are intended for the use of my fellow readers. They are not advertising or promotion. They are not beta reads or constructive criticism or editing or advice to the author. My only obligation to the author is to pay the price charged for the book at the time of purchase. My reviews are sometimes critical and I will not stop posting critical reviews just to spare delicate authors' feelings. I am happy to make new friends, but friend requests from authors or promoters who have few or no books (and/or friends) in common with me and write or promote categories I do not read (especially new adult) will be ignored. I used to read more self-published books. After recent meltdowns by self-published authors, I now only read self-published authors I've previously read or who have been recommended to me by fellow readers I trust. I also used to read young adult/new adult books but rarely do so now.

30 Day Book Challenge - Day 1, Best Book I Read Last Year

Hour of the Lion: The Wild Hunt Legacy: 1 - Cherise Sinclair If You Were Mine - Bella Andre

I'm having a tough time with this challenge.  I did not start keeping track of the date I finished reading books until the summer of 2012, so I only have half that year to pull from with certainty.  Also, I really did not read very many good books in 2012.  I read a lot of books I really enjoyed but I just can't say they were great books.  My top two are:

 

 

1. Hour of the Lion: The Wild Hunt Legacy (Volume 1) - Cherise Sinclair  and

 

2. If You Were Mine: The Sullivans, Book 5 (Contemporary Romance) - Bella Andre 

 

Not in order.  And while I loved both of them and had a great time reading them and would recommend them without reservation, neither one of them is a book I would recommend to people who don't read romance and neither one of these is a book I think I'll read many times over the years.  They're not particularly thought provoking and I haven't spent much time thinking about either of them since I read them.  That could be partly because we are almost through with 2013 and I've read a lot of books since the summer and fall of 2012, but usually great books stick with me and leave me with questions to ponder.  That is not the case here.  And note, I really can't choose between them.  Hour of the Lion is one of the best PNRs I've read and If You Were Mine surprised me by the way I was able to connect emotionally with both the hero and heroine.