On one hand, when I’m blowing through these series I wonder, “Why the hell did I wait so long?” but on the other hand, thank the freakin’ lord these series had so many books in them by the time I got there. Because now I can binge to my hearts content. Some of these series are even completed!
Kate Daniels by Ilona Andrews
Ilona Andrews is my Queen! Or err since it’s a wife-husband writing duo, they are my leader. I started with their Hidden Legacy series (which is also 110% amazing) but after finishing those, I rounded back to their long running Kate Daniels series. And while I felt it was a bit slow to start and straight UF, I now consider Curran Lennart one of my ALL TIME favorite book boyfriends. His ferocious love for Kate is awe-inspiring. She is such a strong, independent character and how he works his way into her life and heart is one of the most romantic journeys I’ve ever had the privilege to read.
Parasol Protectorate Series by Gail Carriger
No, but seriously. WHY DID I WAIT SO LONG??!?!?!?
I’d heard about this steampunk series for well over a decade, and I was intrigued but never committed to picking it up. Probably because I wasn’t aware of the strong romance line. To be fair, I’m still not a huge shifter fan, but broody, Scottish, wolf-pack alpha Lord Maccon definitely helped me “get it.” He and Alexia make for a fantastic pair I can’t get enough of. Between the razor-sharp witticisms, bad ass women, an irresistible romance, and the occasional cup of tea, you will also assuredly fall head over heels into this series.
Charlie Davidson Series by Darynda Jones
Charlotte “Charley” Davidson is my spirit animal. Between her coffee addiction, constant cheekiness, and the fact that she is the grim reaper, this fast became one of my fav series of all times. Add the UNHOLY HOTNESS that is Reyes Farrow, he breaks the thermometer until things boil over like lava.
When I grow up, I want to be Charley Davidson, which is perfect because this chick is *never* growing up.
Weird sidebar: I’m addicted to the chapter titles in this series.
FaeFever Series by Karen Marie Moning
Admittedly, this romance took me a minute to warm up to. Jerricho Barrens is a dark, tough, unforgiving character which left me thinking, who could possibly be attracted to this jerk? But then his motivations made more and more sense, his mystery wrapped around me like rope, tightening around me until I was desperate to know his secret. I hit up several friends who’d read the books, to ask, “WHAT THE HELL IS HE?” and each one of them kept their traps shut with knowing smile. They said they couldn’t possibly spoil the ending (traitorous bastards), but then I kept reading, and reading, until it got to the point where I was like there is absolutely no way the payout is going to be worth all this tension.
But then the big reveal finally came and holy buckets. The big reveal blew my freaking mind and I loved it when my brain melted out of my ears. TBH I only read through book 5 because the ending left me so damn satisfied, I couldn’t read another page further though I know there are several more books in the series.
The Five Orders Series by Holly Roberds
But maybe you’ve read all of these series and are all, “Duh, of course these are amazing, Holly! Where have you been?” Excellent question to which I have an even more excellent answer! I was writing my own action-packed, slow burn, steamy PNR romance series.
In the Five Orders series, Calan, is in essence, a ninja assassin who fights the forces of darkness and has been sequestered from the modern world, but when he has to protect Emma from a soul eater, all hell breaks loose. Suddenly, they are embroiled prophecy that could unleash hell. This romance has some serious end of the world stakes, and Emma and Calan are determined to make their own damn fate. I guarantee this series is unlike any you’ve ever read, and believe me when I say you will NOT want to miss the epic ending…or the demon possessed parrot with a snack cake addiction.
Extra bonus? This series is COMPLETE as well as FREE in Kindle Unlimited.
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