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Binge-Worthy: Romantic Comedies

28 September 2019

It's like a series, only shorter!
If you're not ready to commit to reading a full series, but also want your story to last longer than just one book, then duets are a perfect fit for you. Duets give you a longer story without compromising those, hard to get, extra hours of your time. 
I absolutely #LOVE duets. 
I like that they give me a little more, and that I don't have to wait forever to get to the conclusion of the overall story. I've also read some of the best cliffhangers while reading duets. I know that there's this HUGE debate on whether cliffhangers suck or not, and I'm definitely pro cliffhanger, but maybe more on that will have to happen at another time. Cliffhangers will get their proper attention later, but not right now.
Now is the time to discuss the awesomeness that is duets. I have picked five of my absolute #FAVORITE duets. Again, these may be my favorites, but they don't have to be yours. 
So with that being said-- 
Here are my top five picks!
The Interlude Duet by Auden Dar
This duet covers it all, regret, misunderstandings, twisted pasts, and possible seconds chances. I could not stop empathizing with characters as I rooted for them to find the right happy ending they deserved. You will grow to love every. single. character by the end of these two amazing books. I'm not gonna lie, and say that I'm not hoping for a couple spin-offs to happen, but overall, I was pretty happy with the way this story ended. 
 Bad. Dirty. Power. Duet by Stevie J Cole & LP Lovell
Like Dark Mafia and Cartel stories? Well, with this duet you get both! This story is rich with suspense and shock factor. Enemies become lovers, as they fight for the power to be on top. There's an intense push and pull between the hero and heroine, that you can't get enough of, and you won't be able to stop reading until you get to the end. The first book had one of the BEST, and possibly the MOST STRESSFUL cliffhangers that I have ever read. I loved it! 
I had to wait a while for the conclusion, but you won't have to because they are both available now. I would love more books to be written in this universe, but I'm also really content with how things ended up. 
 The Trust fund Duet by Skye Warren
There's a lot that I can say about this duet. It's a little taboo, it's got an insanely #HOT love triangle, and some twists that will have you both loving and hating these characters. I needed this story in my life, and so will you. Skye Warren is exceptional at weaving these twisted, steamy, and intense stories that makes your heart race. I am addicted to this author. She has yet to write a story that I don't love. You will find yourself picking sides while reading this story, and if you're like me, your alliances will change constantly as you read along. Although, the heroine ended up with exactly who I wanted her to, I still found myself wishing a happy ending for the guy she didn't choose. 
  The Hate Story Duet by Mary Catherine Gebhard
A dark, modern retelling of one of my favorite fairy tales. A tale as old as time. This duet is full of twists, turns, and betrayals. You won't know who to trust, and who the bad guy truly is, but you'll love them all. I couldn't get enough of this story. With a hero you love to hate, and a heroine that keeps him on his toes. Or is it, hate to love? 
Anyway--
This story is tragic, suspenseful, and super steamy in all the right ways. You don't want to pass this duet up!
  The Truth Duet by Aly Martinez
This is the angstiest duet on this list. A story full of heartbreak, betrayal, lies, and hope. These characters have a lot going on. A new hidden layer is revealed with each turn of the page. I instantly became addicted to this story, and I #NEEDED to know how it all turned out. These characters had a lot of reasons to give up, and a lot of questions that were left unanswered. Fueled with determination, and a thirst for revenge,  this story takes a turn into something truly unforgettable. 
So what did you think?
Do you agree or disagree with my picks?
Did you find something new to read?
What other unforgettable duets deserve to be on this list?
Feel free to let me now in the comments below!

21 September 2019

Like a little comedic relief mixed in with your Romance?
There's not a lot that I won't read as far as genres go, but I would have to say that rom-coms have that special little place inside my heart. There's just something about falling in love while stumbling through the most awkward situations that makes romantic comedies relatable. 
Rom-Coms dish up quirky heroines, Swoony Heroes that take themselves too seriously, and  steamy scenes that happen despite reluctance from one or both parties. Unfortunate shenanigans are guaranteed to ensue, as well as that very sought after Happily Ever After at the end. Romantic comedies never let you down, and that is why we are here. 
I have compiled a list of Romantic Comedy series, that I loved so much that I couldn't just stop reading at the first book. I can honestly say that I shamelessly binged every available book in each of these series, and when I couldn't, I would stalk these authors' pages relentlessly, waiting for the next book to come out. #NotSorry
While you go through my list, I hope that, first, you enjoy reading my list, but also, that maybe you discover some new reads. 
Will you agree with some of my picks? 
What Romantic Comedies are you absolutely obsessed over?
Are you a binge reader like I am?
Feel free to comment with your favorite Rom-Com series and/or authors. I am always excited to discover new books!
Note: These books are not listed by numbers, and they are not ranked.
The Wild Ones by CM Owens
Welcome to Tomohawk! A quiet, secluded little mountain town where everyone embraces their crazy, and a place where normal is weird. Visit at your own risk, because this town holds no responsibility for any accidents.
This series focuses around a quirky little town where the men have all lost their minds, and the females aren't any better. The books are about four families known as the "Wild Ones". The Wild Ones are forced to live separated to the four corners of a lake that's located at the center of the town. They are required to abide by very direct rules that were specifically engineered just for them to ensure the safety of everyone around them, for the most part. You will fall for these insane characters, as they find love. You'll root not only for the main characters, but also all of the unique side characters. You'll laugh repeatedly, and you question your own sanity, once you find yourself wishing that Tomohawk existed, and that you could live there too. 
Las Vegas Nights by Ember-Raine Winters
A Vegas one-night stand turns into an accidental marriage, and it sets of a big, messy chain of events for two brothers, and a mixed group of friends. This author doesn't typically write rom-coms, so her first go at it was something refreshing and addictive. These characters still follow the author's special brand of angst, but mixes in tons of sexy mishaps that will have you holding in your sides, as you laugh uncontrollably out loud. These men are dreamy, and their matches are feisty AF. 
The Red Lipstick Coalition by Staci Hart
This series features relatable characters that you instantly want to be friends with. I'm never disappointed when I stumble across a Staci Hart novel. You can feel everything these characters are feeling, and you fall just as hard as they do. This series makes you feel happy all the way down to your bones. You will leave these unforgettable stories with a smile on your face.
 Reality of Love by Marika Ray
This series gives you a little bit of everything. Steamy Chefs, Hot professors, and your ex's sexy brother-- Oh my!
These books are hilarious, sweet, and exactly what you need to satisfy your happily ever after cravings. I couldn't put these books down once I started them, and I guarantee that neither will you.
The Hartigans by Avery Flynn
Want something truly relatable, where the heroines aren't your stereotypical flawless beauty? This series features girls that go beyond appearances to find men that love them for exactly who they are. These books bring up, and conquer, insecurities that most women suffer, and makes it something worth embracing. These body positive heroines feel real, and their guys are every girl's dream. You will fall hard for these couples, as you root their love stories on. I laughed, I swooned, I will never forget how amazing these books are.
Carolina Connections by Sylvie Stewart
Based out of North Carolina comes these hilarious and steamy books that showcase regular people that live everyday lives. The issues are real, and the connections come on strong. The men are irresistible, and the humor is absolutely shameless. I laughed from beginning to end, and I couldn't get enough of these characters, and all of their shenanigans. You can definitely see the author's unique sense of humor shine through, loud and proud, with each turn of the page.
 
Violent Circle by SM Shade
Sex Toys, Inflatable T-rex suited strangers toting poison ivy laced water guns, a case of crabs, and a drunk guy named Barney. This is just a tiny list of things you will definitely find inside this laugh out loud series about a group of people who live in the same apartment complex. The jokes are lewd, the sex is hot, and the characters are nothing short of unforgettable. Feisty ladies and ridiculously hot dudes keep you from putting these books down, as you giggle like a weirdo at the delightfully immature things these characters do. I cannot adequately express how much I truly love these books.
Dealing with Love by Laura Lee
True love teams up with scorching hot sexy times to make up a romantic comedy series full of sex, secrets, and hilarious banter. These characters are fluent in sarcasm, and they find themselves in the best awkward situations, while being unapologetically themselves. You will laugh like a maniac while reading about these characters, so I wouldn't suggest reading these books in public, or around large groups of people. 
Neighbor From Hell by RL Mathewson
These books grab your attention immediately. Full of irresistible alpha men that are also irritating as hell. This mix sounds like it wouldn't work, but it makes you fall even harder for them in the end. The Bradford men are insatiable, they are bold, and they're banned from every buffet joint across several states. Confused? I bet you are-- you might as well read these amazing, and completely unforgettable, books to find out. 
 How to Date a Douchebag by Sara Ney
These men are douchebags. They are the absolute worst--in the beginning. Sara Ney takes these stupidly hot assholes, and pairs them with heroines that completely turn their worlds upside down. You will enjoy every moment of their fall. You will fall in love with their journeys. You will become absolutely addicted. These books were meant to be read several times.
What do you think? Do my picks correlate with some of your own? What other Romantic Comedy series do you feel belong on this list?
Let me know in the comments below, and thank you for visiting me at the Unrated Bookshelf!

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