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Top Ten Tuesday: The Last Ten Books That Gave Me a Hangover

This is my first post of the year, and what better post than to talk about the last ten books that gave me a hangover? This list was surprisingly easy to put together – I think I had all the titles listed down in about five minutes! I read a lot of books, a lot of them good, but it’s not everyday I read a book that I can’t stop thinking about. Here’s my list, and of course, I had explain in a few sentences why I loved these books so much, and why they gave me a hangover!

His Royal Highness by RS Grey
Every time I need a smile, I always pick up an RS Grey book. And without fail, after reading a few pages, I had the hugest smile on my face after reading His Royal Highness. This book is so fun and charming, and with it being set in a theme park, I just wanted to go on vacation ASAP!

The Affair by Nicole Strycharz
This book is by far one of my best ever reads, and it deals with cheating, something I don’t usually like reading in romance. That alone should tell you how amazing this book is. It’s about two characters who find out that their spouses are cheating on each other, and they eventually become friends because of it. I think you now have an idea of what’s going to happen next… but things aren’t that simple either.

Happy Go Lucky by LH Cosway
I have been wanting to read about a gruff and moody hero, and an office romance for ages, and this book delivers on both fronts! Throw in a mystery, and well, suffice to say that I was hooked. I also may have binged LH Cosway’s backlist after reading Happy Go Lucky because the hangover was just too intense.

Lies by Kylie Scott
Kylie’s books are always outside the box and very original, but Lies is in just another level entirely. I genuine don’t think I’ve ever seen a book like it. The book opens with the heroine deciding to leave her fiancee, and just as she steps outside their house, it explodes. I had the best time reading this book, because I had no idea what was going to happen next.

Letters to Molly by Devney Perry
I love second chance romances, and Letters to Molly is a great example of why I read so much second chance stories. This starts as a very angsty and heartbreaking read, and it gradually morphs into a heartwarming and hopeful story. It may not happen immediately, but love does trump all.

Better than This by Beth Flynn
This book. THIS BOOK. While set in the Nine Minutes world, this works as a standalone, and doesn’t really have much to do with the original trilogy but my goodness the twists! The first one wasn’t really surprising but the second one shocked me! As I’m writing this the feeling of shock is coming back and I just want to know what happens next!

Bad Influence by Stefanie London
The reason Bad Influence gave me a pretty bad hangover (well, other than it being a five star read) is pretty simple – when reading second chance romances, at least one of the main characters realizes early on that they want the other person back. NOT FOR THIS BOOK. The angst was intense!

Amour Amour by Krista and Becca Ritchie
The characters, the setting, the story itself… Everything about this book is exquisite. The book from start to finish explored how much the heroine wanted to fulfill her dream, and how everything else had to settle for second place. The heroine’s drive and determination was inspiring, and the payoff at the end of the book was incredible!

The Simple Wild by KA Tucker
I read almost 150 books a year, but I seldom cry over a book. However, next thing I know, while reading the last pages of The Simple Wild, I was crying. And after closing the book, I started full out sobbing. This book was amazing, and in delving into Calla’s different relationships, we start to see her grow as a person. I just have so much love for this book, and I recommend it every chance I get.

Pestilence by Laura Thalassa
Here’s another book that I just adored! I don’t see a lot of paranormal or dystopian New Adult, so of course I jumped at the chance to read it first chance I got, and of course it quickly became of one my favorite books. What I especially loved in Pestilence is how Pestilence was portrayed as an ‘other’ because he is in no aspect human. It gave the book a more realistic feel. Also, the slow burn romance? A+.


Well this turned into a long post! How about you? Which books gave you a hangover?

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8 Comments

  • Reply lydiaschoch

    Pestilence has such an eye-catching cover. Wow!

    My TTT .

    February 18, 2020 at 4:13 pm
  • Reply Patrick Prescott

    Glad you found these books captivating. https://pmprescott.blogspot.com/2020/02/ttt-021820.html

    February 18, 2020 at 5:21 pm
  • Reply Lois @ My Midnight Musing

    I’ve yet to read a KA Tucker book, but every time I read a review of one of her books I keep getting the urge to pick them up. I love the sound of The Simple Wild, I’ll just have to prepare myself for the emotional rollercoaster.

    February 18, 2020 at 6:52 pm
  • Reply anovelglimpse

    So, so many good books on this list! Beth Flynn’s books always leave me in hangovers. I just need to know what’s next! Same with Krista & Becca Ritchie’s books. And that Letters to Molly was AMAZING! So was The Simple Wild.

    February 18, 2020 at 9:15 pm
  • Reply Kyla @ Kyla's Library

    I’ve heard a lot of great things about The Simple Wild, it sounds like it will be an emotional read!

    February 18, 2020 at 9:57 pm
  • Reply Beatrice @ Confessions of a Pinay Bookaholic

    Omg Lyra! So many great books on your list. I had a book hangover on Pestilence. So frickin’ good and I have to read the rest.

    February 19, 2020 at 12:49 am
  • Reply Dedra @ A Book Wanderer

    Oh man, I want to read The Simple Wild so bad. I need to pick that one up soon! Great list!

    My Top Ten Tuesday

    February 20, 2020 at 11:40 pm
  • Reply Beth

    Thank you for reading Better Than Thisl! I’m honored..xoxo

    March 16, 2020 at 3:03 am
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