Top Reads of 2020!

I read 387 books this year, so narrowing it down was more difficult than ever! And it is always difficult because I am the most indecisive person ever. So here are some books I didn’t mention in that stood out when I was going back through my reading challenge this week.

Favorite from a Favorite Author

I knew I was going to like this one, I love Ilsa Madden-Mills’ books, BUT this one blew me away. It was so freakin’ good!

Check out my The Revenge Pact review here!



This taboo read was a little outside my comfort zone, so I actually stopped reading. But then I couldn’t stop thinking about it and had to pick it back up. It wrecked me in THE BEST way!

I still haven’t written my Credence review because the book hangover was real.


Absolutely hilarious, but with a ton of depth. I definitely recommend this Sunshine/Grump story!

Check out my review here!


I’ve really enjoyed Rebecca Jenshak’s sport romances, but this one was so damn good! I’m really looking forward to the rest of this series.

Check out my Secret Puck review here!


This is taboo and absolutely wonderful. The support and love between the characters in for sure #RelationshipGoals

Check out my Torn & Bound Duet review here!

Him by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy it so heartfelt. I have read and reread it this year, because I loved it so much!


Kennedy Fox really pulled at my heartstrings with this enemies-to-lovers story. Forced proximity due to the pandemic and all the anxieties that felt so familiar. I sincerely loved every moment of this one.

Check out my The Two of Us review here!


This one is what I like to call Trope-tastic. Enemies-to-Lovers, Single-Dad, Sibling’s Ex. It’s got ALL the damn feels and I was here for it.

Check out my Stirred review here!


This series is adult fiction the way I want it. I sincerely fell in love with these characters and their world.

Check out my reviews here!

The books in this series are short, but written so well. So much damn angst. I adored them!

I haven’t written reviews yet, so check out the whole Flawed Love series here.

I read all of Devney Perry’s backlist this year and I love her writing. The Runaway series is definitely something special, with the final book coming March 2, 2021.

Check out my Forsaken Trail review here!

Piper Rayne is another favorite writing duo of mine and I’m working my way through their extensive backlist! The Rooftop Crew is a new series this past year and I am LOVING it. The Rival Roomies holds a special place for me, but every book is great!

Check out my Rooftop Crew reviews here!

The Voyeur Series by Fiona Cole had tropes I wouldn’t normally pick up. It is a sexy and taboo series that I ended up falling in love with.

Check out my review of Teacher here!

When I need a good laugh, Sara Ney is one of my go-to authors, specifically Books 1-3 of the How to Date a Douchebag series! Her newest series, Trophy Boyfriends, has very similar vibes and I am loving these characters!

Check out my Trophy Boyfriends reviews here!

Need a little rockstar romance in your life? Well, let me introduce you to the Hush Note Series from three AMAZING authors. This series gets better with each book!

Check out my Hush Note reviews here!

The Revenge Pact by Ilsa Madden-Mills


Release Date: December 3, 2020

SYNOPSIS: River Tate is a god on campus. The king of football. A tattooed bad boy with gunmetal eyes that see right through you. The only chink in his armor is her, the girl he pretends doesn’t exist, the forbidden one with the shy smile and lavender hair. 

Anastasia Bailey is a nobody. The queen of nothing. An outsider with the face of an angel and a body made for sin. The only chink in her armor is him, her boyfriend’s frat brother, the football player who hates her.  But when Anastasia’s life crashes down, River’s the one who sweeps in and picks up the pieces. Torn between loyalty, lies, and secrets, he battles the temptation to take everything from her when they make their revenge pact. He can’t tell her no. Because revenge (or love) is sweet, and once you get a taste, the craving never ends.

The Revenge Pact kicks off an all-new series, The Kings of Football, with an enemies to lovers standalone romance from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills, coming December 3rd!

REVIEW: I honestly cannot put into words what I felt about this book, it was that amazing. I’m an avid Ilsa Madden-Mills fan, but this one absolutely blew me away. I stayed up into the morning hours on a work night to finish it (I love sleep so damn much, so this is kind of a big of a deal. haha). I was so enraptured by these characters. I needed to know how they figured it all out. I needed to see them get the HEA I knew they deserved. Seriously, I was obsessed with them. Anastasia is just her own person and I love it. I wish I could be friends with her. And then there is River. River is at the top of my ever growing book boyfriend list, that’s for sure. The depth and layers there, damn. AND let’s not forget about the chemistry *fans self* it is burning hot. I want to say so much more, but I also don’t want to spoil it for anyone. So I’m here if you want to talk all the details (seriously hit me up on Bookstagram @ireadergosum)! I sincerely hope you read this one and fall madly in love with the characters like I did!!

Thank you to Ilsa Madden- Mills and Social Butterfly PR for an eARC in exchange for an honest review!

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Best-selling authors Ilsa Madden-Mills, Meghan Quinn and Adriana Locke, deliver three stand-alone romances about college football players finding true love while on the verge of losing everything.  

The Romantic Pact by Meghan Quinn

The Relationship Pact by Adriana Locke

About Ilsa Madden-Mills 

Wall Street Journal, New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills is best known for her angsty new adult romances and romantic comedies. Eight of her eleven novels have placed in the Amazon Top 10 Best-seller List: Dirty English #1; Fake Fiancée and I Dare You #2; I Bet You, Filthy English, and Very Bad Things #6; Boyfriend Bargain #8; The Last Guy, her collaboration with Tia Louise, #4.  A former high school English teacher, she adores all things Pride and Prejudice, and of course, Mr. Darcy is her ultimate hero.  She’s addicted to frothy coffee beverages, cheesy magnets, and any book featuring unicorns and sword-wielding females. Feel free to stalk her online.

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