Top Ten: Best Adult Books of 2016

This year I have decided to join in Top Ten of 2016 hosted by Dark Faerie Tales , Two Chicks On BooksFitktshun and Tales Of The Ravenous Reader.

Today's Topic:

 Best ________ Of 2016 (Readers/Bloggers choice. Please fill in the blank with ONE of these topics – Villains, Contemporaries, Dual POV’s, Novellas, Adult titles, New Adult titles, Love Triangles, Couples, Bad Boys or Debuts. REMEMBER – this list MUST be from books you’ve READ in 2016)

This year has been all about adult reads for me and I have really enjoyed reading adult books. I want to mention five rather that ten as these are all series of which I read them all this year. Here are my favourite adult reads of 2016;

Lover Awakened ( Black Dagger Brotherhood #3)

Links to book one in the series: Goodreads

I discovered and fell in love with JR Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood Series this year. Its an adult urban fantasy with vampires. I love a good urban fantasy, my top two favorite book series of all time being in the Urban Fantasy genre. These books are massive, the seventh book I am currently making my way though is over 700 pages so if  you stay away from big books I would think before heading into this series. However I flew though them. My favourite out of the seven I have read so far is Lover Awakened all about Zsadist. Each book is a different characters story but still focusing on the overall main arc of the storyline. If you love vampires and a different take on vampires at that, with swoon worthy guys and great romantic relationships you will love JR Wards Black Daggerhood Brother Series.

Kane{ Slater Brothers #3)

Link to book one in the series: Goodreads

The Slater Brothers series is a new adult/adult series and each book focuses on a different Slater Brother and their romantic interests and each book still connects and deals with an under lining story arc. There are currently four full lengths and three novellas in this series all of which I read this year. My favorite brother is definitely Kane and his book was my favourite. 

Gabriel's Inferno is a New Adult/Adult contemporary romance with a little Erotica thrown into the mix. Now I read this whole trilogy one after the other so I can't decide on a fave as the series merged as a whole for me. But I really enjoyed reading it as a whole. I read this on the recommendation of author E L James, my queen and I am so glad I did. Its a forbidden romance story, with historical fiction thrown in, the writing is fantastic and it's kinda whimsical in a way am not sure if that's even the right word, at the beginning I wasn't sure if I was reading a contemporary book or a magical realism story. Check out the blurb and see if you will be adding it to your TBR.

Enigmatic and sexy, Professor Gabriel Emerson is a well respected Dante specialist by day, but by night he devotes himself to an uninhibited life of pleasure. He uses his notorious good looks and sophisticated charm to gratify his every whim, but is secretly tortured by his dark past and consumed by the profound belief that he is beyond all hope of redemption.

When the sweet and innocent Julia Mitchell enrolls as his graduate student, his attraction and mysterious connection to her not only jeopardizes his career, but sends him on a journey in which his past and his present collide.

An intriguing and sinful exploration of seduction, forbidden love and redemption, "Gabriel's Inferno" is a captivating and wildly passionate tale of one man's escape from his own personal hell as he tries to earn the impossible...forgiveness and love.

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This is a series I have wanted to talk about for a while but I had to build my nerves up. My sister annoyed me so much I gave in and read Fifty Shades Of Grey back in early 2015, I put it of for ages then when I picked it up I fell in love with it and needed more of the same type of books. Hence my sister suggested Tiffany Reisz. Now this series scared me. Its a adult dark contemporary romance with erotica and BDSM and if you think Fifty Shades is wild and just out there you haven't read this series yet. So what is it all about:

The series is told in two parts the first being this series The Red Years Quartet (The Adventures of Nora Sutherlin, Dominant and erotica writer and this is four books long. Let's just say Nora has some really dysfunctional relationships and the "main" love interest is not conventional and the relationships in this book are anything but tame. There is a big theme of Dominance and submissive characters, we have male/male relationships, really strange relationships it has it all but I have to say I was hooked. I fell in love with alot of the characters. I kinda understood some of the relationships and some took me a while to see but overall I loved the series as a whole, again I read these one after the other so the story kinda merged, that gets me onto the next series.

So this is the The White Years Quartet {The Adventures of Eleanor Schrieber, the submissive} and there is four books that continue the series. Now these are prequels which I don't think is a spoiler,  I would definitely recommend you read the above series first. And I actually preferred this series as it is kinda an origin story because after reading the red years you will want to know how it all begin let me tell you. Even though I did enjoy this series more I was a little disappointed with the ending as I don't think a certain characters story was wrapped up and it was one of my favourites at that so I am hoping there is another spin off series. Overall I loved this series as a whole it definitely isn't for the faint hearted, I know alot of people with read it and be like WTF but I loved it and it is a series that had to make a top ten list.

What was one of your favourite adult reads this year?

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  1. I really need to check out the Black Dagger Brotherhood! Great list!

    1. You really do its so so good :) Thanks for stopping by

  2. JR Ward and Tiffany Reisz both look so great! They're definitely authors I'm hoping to try soon.

  3. I haven't read all BDB books yet but so far Lover Awakened is my favorite as well!

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  4. Great choices! Black Dagger Brotherhood is one I've been meaning to start for a long time!

  5. One of these days I need to start the Black Dagger Brotherhood books! They sound like my kind of reads. Great list!

    1. I hope you get the chance to read them some day soon.

  6. Awesome list! I've heard a lot of good things about J.R. Ward's Lover series. I need to get started on that series!

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    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

    1. It's really good I hope you get a chance to 'read them some day.

  7. Awwww yeah! Adult novels for the win! I haven't read any of these but that's okay because that means I can add them to my TBR and read them for the first time, in the future! Fantastic list, Megan. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  8. I haven't read any of these books, but I'll make sure to read them next year!
    Great list!

    1. I hope you get a chance to read them someday. Thanks for stopping by :)

  9. I need to read the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. I finally read one of JR Ward's books and loved it. Great list!

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