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.
I could not possibly choose one. These are some of my favorites and firsts from a variety of subgenres.
I'm not going to write about each of them. I will just point out that Baby of Shame was my first HP and I read it because the title is flat out awesome in its awfulness and because all the reviews sais, "wow, these people really hate each other." Being somewhat new to the romance genre, I was wild with curiosity to discover how that made for romance. Heh. I was a clueless newb.
A Table for Three was my first menage romance. I knew that it was menage when I bought it and was unsure about it. It sat in my tbr for months. When I finally decided to read it, I had forgotten what it was and thought it was a book about food. It was quite tasty!
Game for Love was my first sports romance and got me hooked on that subgenre. I am now an unrepentant addict though Kate Angell' s are my favorites.
Her Wildest Dreams is a good button pusher for me. It's a big-brother's-best-friend book and I am such a sucker for those and it's just crazy hot.
I am perilously close to writing about all of them, so I will stop there. I am leaving out many romances I have enjoyed very much. I'm also leaving out all of the few historicals I've read even though I enjoyed them, and of course all of Jane Austen due to my own restrictions.