5 Star Reads (those books that won’t let us sleep at night)

180 Seconds, Jessica Park


A Bloody Kingdom, JJ McAvoy

A Place Without You, Jewel E Ann

A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire, Jennifer L Armentrout

A Thousand Boy Kisses, Tillie Cole

A Little Bit Like Desire, Brooke Blaine

A Love Letter To Whiskey, Kandi Steiner

A Love So Tragic, Stevie J Cole

All The Right Places, Jennifer Niven

All Your Perfects, Colleen Hoover

Always There, Carol Ann Albreight-Eastman

Amber to Ashes, Gail McHugh

American King, Sierra Simone

Anchor, M. Mabie

Angel, L.A. Weatherly

Angel Fire, L.A.Weatherly

Autumn Rising, Seth King

Author Anonymous, EK Blair

Avoiding Temptations, K.A. Linde 

Away from the Dark, Aleatha Romig

Axel, Harper Sloan


Bad Boy Billionaire Series, Max Monroe Tapping the Billionaire

Tapping Her

Banking the Billionaire

Banking Her

Scoring the Billionaire

Bait, M. Mabie

Bang, E.K. Blair

Barely Breathing, Rebecca Donovan

Battles of The Broken, Anne Malcom

Be The Girl, KA Tucker

Beautiful Disaster, Jamie McGuire

Beauty and The Mustache, Penny Reid

Becoming Rain, KA Tucker

Begin WIth You, Claudia Burgoa

Before We Were Strangers, Renee Carlino

Behind the Bars, Brittainy Cherry 

Bennet Mafia, Tijan

Big Girl Panties, SJ Sawyer

Bird and the Sword, Amy Harmon

Black and White Flowers, Rachel Robinson

Black Iris, Leah Raeder

Black Lies, Alessandra Torres

Black Swan Affair, KL Kreig

Blood Cure, KA Linde

Boston Underworld, A. Zaverelli

Born Sinner, SL Jennings

Bound By Lies, Rebecca Shea

Bounty, Kristen Ashley

Bourbon Sins, Meghan Quinn

Boys South of The Mason Dixon, Abby Glines

Bring Down The Stars, Emma Scott

Broken By Lies, Rebecca Shea

The Bronze Horseman, Paulina Simons


Catch Me, Claire Contreras

Cage, Harper Sloan

Capture, Penny Reid

Chameleon, Kelly Oram

Charade, Nyrae Dawn

Chasing Abby, Cassia Leo

The Choice, Nicholas Sparks

Clear, Jessica Park

Collateral, Callie Hart

Collecting the Pieces, L.A. Fiore

Come To Me Recklessly, AL Jackson

Combust, K. Bromberg

Conor, A Zaverelli

Contractual, Alice Tribue

Crave Me, M. Robinson

Crazy Sexy Love, Alison G Bailey

Crew, Tijan

Cruel Money, KA Linde

Cuffed, K. Bromberg

Current, Abby McCarthy

Cut Wide Open, Abby McCarthy


Dane’s Storm, Mia Sheridon

Danny, S.L. Scott

Dark Light, S.L. Jennings

Desolate, Autumn Grey

The Dark Light of Day, T.M. Frazier

The Dark Prince, S.L. Jennings

Darkness before Dawn, Claire Contreras

Date Me (The Keaton Chronicles #3), Jillian Dodd

Dear Juliet, Trudy Stiles

Dear Life, Meghan Quinn

Deep, Kylie Scott

Denial, The Careless Whisper Series, Lisa Renee Jones

Devastate, Pam Godwin

Diamonds, KA Linde

A Different Blue, Amy Harmon

Dirt, Cassia Leo

Dirty Filthy Rich Men, Laureline Paige

Dirty Headlines, LJ Shen

Dirty Reckless Love, Lexi Ryan

Dirty Red, Tarryn Fisher

Dirty Sexy Player, Laurelin Paige

DownShift, K Bromberg

Drowning to Breathe, AL Jackson


The Edge Of Never, J.A. Redmerski

El Diablo, M Robinson

El Santo, M Robinson

Ends Here, M. Robinson

Endurance, Georgia Cates

Epic Love, Trudy Stiles

Epic Sins, Trudy Stiles

Eternal Eden, Nicole Williams

Evermore, Corrine Michaels

Exiled, Jasinda Wilder

Exposed, Jacinda Wilder


Fall, Kristen Callihan

Fall From Grace, Christine Zolendz

Fallen to Far, Abbi Glines

Fallen Eden, Nicole Williams

Falling Into You, by Jasinda Wilder

Fear of Falling, S.L. Jennings

Fight with Me, Kristen Proby

Fight You, Abby McCarthy

Find You In The Dark, A. Meredith Walters

Finding Juniper, Sadia Ash

Finding Never, C. M. Stunich

Finding You, Jo Watson

Firestorm, Anne Malcom

Fissure, Nicole Williams

Fixed Forever, Laurelin Paige

Flat Out Love, Jessica Park

Follow Me Back, AL Jackson

Friend-Zoned, Belle Aurora

Friends Without Benefits, Penny Reid

From Sand and Ash, Amy Harmon

Fusion, Nicole Williams


Gentleman Sinner, Jodi Ellen Malpas

Ghosted, JM Darhower

Gods and Monsters, Saffron Kent

Good Kinda Crazy, Jettie Woodruff

Grand Slam, Heidi McLaughlin

Groupie, ME Carter

Guilty As Sin, Meghan March

Gus, Kim Holden


Hart Broken, Annie Arcane

Halo, Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine

Hate Notes, Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward

Hate to Love You, Tijan

Heartbreak Warfare, Heather Orgeron and Kate Stewart

Henry’s End, Julie Richman

Heres to Falling, Christine Zolendz

His Light in the Dark, LA Fiore

His True Queen, Jodi Ellen Malpas

His Uptown Guy, Felice Stevens

The Hooker and The Hermit, Penny Reid and LH Cosway

Honesty, Seth King

Honor, Jay Crownover

How it Rolls, Lila Felix

The Host, Stephanie Meyer

Hurt You, Abby McCarthy

Hush, Ek Blair

Hustle Me, Jennifer Foor


In The Fields, Willow Aster

Indebted 2, Pepper Winters

Indebted 3, Pepper Winters

It Ends With Us, Colleen Hoover


Jackel, Tarryn Fisher and Willow Aster

Jaded Hearts, Harper Sloan

Jezebel, K Larson

Jordan’s Shadow, TR Cupak


Killing Sarai, J.A. Redmerski

Kiss Me, Jillian Dodd

Kyland, Mia Sheridan

Kiss The Girl, Tara Sivec


Last Words, Sheri Ryan

Law of Moses, Amy Harmon

Let Love Live, Melissa Collins

Letters Written In White, Kathryn Perez

Lick, Kylie Scott

Life As We Know It, JD Hollyfield

Light in The Shadows, A. Meredith Walters

Lighter, Gia Riley

Logan, Jay McLean

Long Live The Beautiful Hearts, Emma Scott

Love Broken, JD Hollyfield

Love Hacked, Penny Reid

Love in English, Karina Halle

Loving the White Liar, Kate Stewart

Losing Me, Finding You, CM Stunich

Lost and Found, Nicole Williams

Lucas, Jay McLean

Lying in Wait, K Larson


Madame X, Jasinda Wilder

Magnolia Road, J. Lynn Baily

Manik, Amo Jones

Mark of the Betrayal, A.M Hudson

Maybe Someday, Colleen Hoover

Medicine Man, Saffron A. Kent

Midnight Lily, Mia Sheridan

Midnight Valentine, JT Geissinger

The Mighty Storm, Samantha Towle

Moonshot, Alessandra Torre

More Than A Feeling, Julie Richman

Most of All You, Mia Sheridan

Mr. President, Katy Evans

Must Love Otters, Eliza Gordan

My Life As A Country Album, LJ Evans

My Soul to Take, Madeline Sheehan

My Time in The Affair, Stylo Fantome

Mystery Man (Dream Man 1) Kristen Ashley


Neanderthal Seeks Human, Penny Reid

Neanderthal Marries Human, Penny Reid

Never to Far, Abbi Glines

Nightshade, Molly McAdams

Nikolai, S.L. Jennings

The Notebook, Nicholas Sparks

Nocte, Courtney Cole

No Pink Caddy, Layne Harper

No Tomorrow, Carian Cole

November 9, Colleen Hoover


One True Loves, Taylor Jenkin Reid

The Opportunist, Tarryn Fisher

Out of Breath, Rebecca Donovan

Out of the Ashes, Anne Malcolm


Panic, J.A. Huss

Peace Love Resistance, Jettie Woodruff

Perversion, TM Frazier

Peony Red, J Lynn Bailey

Phenomenal X, Michelle Valentine 

Pieces of You, Cassia Leo

Play, Kylie Scott

Play With Me, Kristen Proby

Preppy, TM Frazier

Preppy – Part Three, TM Frazier

Pretty Venom, Ella Fields

Priest, Sierra Simone


Queen of the Night, Lydia Michaels

Quiet Lies, RL Griffin


The Raven, The Shadow, Sylvain Reynard

Razorblade Kisses, RL Griffin

Real, by Katy Evans

Real Ugly, CM Stunich

Redemption, Jessica Ruben

Reason to Breathe, Rebecca Donovan

Reapers Property, Johanna Wylde

Relentless, Cassia Leo

Respect, Aleatha Romig

Restore Me (Wrecked 2), J.L. Mac

Restless Waters, Jessica Park

Revved, Samantha Towle

Ricochet, Keri Lake

Road to Nowhere, M. Robinson

Rock Rebel, Tara Leigh

Rock Chick, Kristen Ashley

Rock Chick Rescue, Kristen Ashley

Rock My Bed, Michelle Valentine

Ruin and Rule, Pepper Winters

Ryan’s Bed, Tijan



Sacrifice, Adriana Locke

 Sacrifice of the Pawn, Lydia Michaels

Sail, M. Mabie

Saving Beck, Courtney Cole

Saving Grace, Christine Zolendz

The Sea of Tranquility, Katja Millay

Seduction and Snacks, Tara Sivec

Seek, Mia Sheridan

Seize Me, Crystal Spears

Sempre, J.M.  Darhower

Sempre Redemption, J. M. Darhower

Shiver, Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine

Show Me The Way, AL Jackson

The Silent Waters, Brittainy Cherry

Sinner’s Creed, Kim Jones

Sins and Needles, Karina Halle

Sins of The Father, Maria James

Slow Burn, K Bromberg

So Much It Hurts, Melanie Dawn

So Much More, Kim Holden

The Song of David, Amy Harmon

The Soul Mate, Madeline Sheehan

Spark, SL Scott

Speed, BB Easton

Spin, CD Reiss

Standing Sideways, J. Lynn Bailey

Stinger, Mia Sheridan

Stoned, Mandi Beck

A Stone in The Sea, AL Jackson

Stronger Than This, Abby McCarthy

Stuck Up Suit, Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland

The Submission of Alistair Ingram, (Dolls and Doms 1) Kelli Maine

The Summer Remains, Seth King

Surviving Raine, Shay Savage

Swan Lake, LB Alexander

Swear On This Life, Renee Carlino

Sweet Cheeks, K. Bromberg

Sweet Gum Tree, Katherine Allred

Sweetest Venom, Mia Asher


Tainted by Crazy, Abby McCarthy

Tears of Tess, Pepper Winters

Tell Me how this Ends, Victoria de la O

The Boy I grew Up With, Tijan

The Empty Jar, M. Leighton

The Fragile Ordinary, Samantha Young

The Hard Truth About Sunshine, Sawyer Bennett

The Idea of You, Robinne Lee

The Gathering, LA Fiore

The Girl He Used To Know, Tracey Garvis Graves

The Gravity Of Us, Brittainy Cherry

The Last Letter, Rebecca Yarros

The Man in the Black Suit, Sylvain Reynard

The Marriage Pact, K. Larsen & Mara White

The Paper Swan, Leylah Attar

The Prince, Jennifer Armentrout

The Raven, Sylvain Reynard

The Shadow, Sylvain Reynard

The Simple Wild, KA Tucker

Therapy, Kathryn Perez

There Is No Light In Darkness, Claire Contreras

Three Brothers, Nicole Williams

Thief, Tarryn Fisher

Thief, A. Zavarelli

Thoughtful, SC Stephens

Too Late, Colleen Hoover

Torn, K.A. Robinson

Tortured, Nicole Williams

Touching Down, Nicole Williams

Tough Luck, C.M. Stunich

Tragic, Devney Perry

True, Ella Frank

Tru Blue, Melissa Foster

Trust The Focus, Megan Erickson

Tryst, SL Jennings 

Two: Mind Games and Murder, K.J. McGillick


Ugly Love, Colleen Hoover

Unbeautifully, Madeline Sheehan

Unbreak Me, Lexi Ryan

Undeniable, Madeline Sheehan

Undo Me, M. Robinson

Unintended, Georgia Cates

United Eden, Nicole Williams

Unloved, Katy Regnery

Unscripted, MC Decker

Until Cobi, Aurora Rose Reynolds

Until I Fall, Claudia Burgoa

Untouchables, JJ McAvoy

Up in Flames, Nicole Williams

Used, CD Reiss



Verity, Colleen Hoover

Verum, Courtney Cole

Vicious Minds, JJ McAvoy

Violent Things, Callie Hart


Warrior Undone, Jessica Ruban

We Shouldn’t, Vi Keeland

Weathering the Storm, Samantha Towle

When I Was Yours, Samantha Towle

Whore, Willow Aster

Wicked Ruin, SJ Jennings

Wild Like The Wind, Kristen Ashley

Wish You Were Here, Renee Carlino

Without Merit, Colleen Hoover

The Word Master, Jason Luke

Womanizer, Katy Evans

Wounded, Jasinda Wilder

Wreck You, Abby McCarthy




4 Responses

  1. Michelle Dunkley says:

    Hey Abby you should read Sempre by J.M. Darhower and Crow’s row by Julie Hockley

    • Abby McCarthy says:

      I loved Sempre, total 5, one of my favorites, I need to add it to the list!! My Bad, and I will check out Crows Row!

  2. Audrey Mills says:

    Hi Abby,

    I would like to recommend Rebecca Shea – Unbreakable Series, A.L. Jackson – Pulled, and L.B. Simmons -The Resurrection of Aubrey Miller, these are just a few of my favorites.

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