Jan 29 2015 6:05pm

New Year, New Beginnings: New Adult Best Bets for January 2015

Never Never by Colleen HooverThis month’s releases in New Adult bring us characters making some major decisions. Whether it be new relationships or changing the direction of old ones, they aren’t afraid to grab life by the horns to make it bigger and better. 

Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fischer collaborate on the novella, Never Never, the first in a new series. Never Never it sets up what is bound to be an epic mystery—I had questions going in and came out with even more. I can’t wait to see what these two cook up in the rest of the series.

One Night Stand by JS Cooper is about a quickie that was anything but that. Hilarity ensues when the guy that was supposed to be a fun hook up shows up in your living room and you realize he’s actually more than just a stranger.

Raze by Tillie Cole is a no holds barred tale of two twisted individuals. Kisa is the daughter of the head of a Russian crime mob, while the hero Raze has had to fight to survive or for almost his entire life. When Raze and Kisa meet, it’s explosive. A tale of survival, Raze and Kisa tell a dark, love story.

Once Loved by Cecy Robson is the second in her Shattered Pasts series. Following Lety and Brody, this is a heart-wrenching look of a girl realizing her self-worth.

‘Til Death Part 2 by Bella Aurora is the conclusion to the series. Catch up with Katia and Marcus a couple of years down the line and see the consequences of his betrayal. A roller coaster of emotions, this short read is a satisfying end for Marcus and Katia.

KC Lynn’s Beautifully Insightful is a second-chance romance for Ryder and Emily. Torn apart by politics and greed, their reunion is rife with secrets and betrayal. When Ryder returns to bring her father down, he’ll find Emily isn’t the same girl he left behind.

The Mason List by SD Hendrickson follows Alex and Jess from the age of eight to twenty-six. Bonded together when young Alex is at a breaking point, Jess becomes his pillar of strength. A poignant, friends-to-lovers story, it’s a raw journey of self-discovery, love and friendship.

Falling Away by Penelope DouglasPenelope Douglas delivers a sizzling chemistry in Falling Away. Jax and K.C are two opposites who find a connection to one another. Their journey is not easy and the road to a relationship is filled with many potholes. An enthralling read, Jax and K.C must conquer their inner demons before finally coming together.

Dead of Winter by Kresley Cole straddles the YA/NA line. The third in the series (and this series must be read in order), Dead of Winter presents a unique, electrifying storyline. Follow the rest of the Arcana as Kresley delivers another spell-binding tale.

Stepbrother Untouchable by Colleen Masters is an entertaining, forbidden romance. When Brynn meets Nate, opposites attract, but these stepsiblings try to keep their distance from this taboo attraction. When things heat up secrets will be revealed. 

The Line Between by Tamsyn Bester illustrates how thin the line between love and hate is. Dare has tortured Kennedy since they were in high school, due to ingrained hate between their families for centuries. The tables have turned in college and Kennedy is not the victim anymore. A modern Romeo and Juliet story, it takes many twists and turns as their lives intertwine. 

Allie Juliette Mousseau’s Dare is the start to the Brothers of Ink and Steel series. Josh North, a firefighter and renowned MMA fighter, meets massage therapist Sophie after a heroic rescue. A known commit-phobe, Josh has his hands full trying to crack Sophie. She hides many secrets and is a match for Josh’s tenacity. When sparks fly, Sophie finds it hard to keep him at an arms' length butwill her past ruin everything?

#hater by Cambria Hebert continues from #nerd. Romeo and Rimmel are working on their relationship, but someone is hiding in the background and will do everything to tear them apart.

Gable by Harper Bentley begins a new series filled with alpha males and witty heroines. Gable's reputation precedes him but he has some surprises up his sleeve. Scout is the new girl in town, but she’s more than just a farm girl, she’s fierce and sassy. These hotheads butt heads, but where there’s smoke there’s fire and their passion runs red hot.

Ruin Me by Jessica SorensenRuin Me by Jessica Sorensen is a novella set in the Nova world. Clara doesn’t have time for relationships. She agrees to friends with benefits with Jax, but he’s looking for more. A spur of the moment road trip might change it all.

Dylan by Jo Raven is the fourth installment in the Inked Brotherhood series. Tessa and Dylan have always been friends, when their relationship changes, will their friendship survive?

Mayhem by Jamie Shaw reads like a rock star fantasy. College freshman Rowan Michaels shared a kiss with up and coming rock star, Adam. Thinking she’ll never see him again she marks it off as a wild weekend. Much to her surprise, who is in her French class? Adam. Failing grades brings them together again when Adam shows her he’s more than just a pretty face.

Nicole Williams's Three Brothers is a story of family and growth. Scout was raised with three brothers, not bound by blood but still a family. Scout finds herself falling for one of the brothers. When he breaks her heart, she cuts off the whole family but was he really the right one? When she returns years later, she realizes she may have picked the wrong brother.

Cora Brent’s Fall is the fourth in Gentry Boys series, but can be read as a standalone. Jenny, a former child bride, was rescued from a cult. Now in college, she’s coping with the adjustment when she meets Deck. Deck is the epitome of a mysterious bad boy. Travel with them as they make the journey to new beginnings together.

What new books will you start off your year with?

Learn more about the books mentioned in this post:

Never Never by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fischer  
One Night Stand by JS Cooper  
Raze by Tillie Cole  
Once Loved by Cecy Robson  
‘Til Death, Part 2 by Bella Aurora  
Beautifully Insightful by KC Lynn  
The Mason List by SD Hendrickson  
Falling Away by Penelope Douglas  
Dead of Winter by Kresley Cole  
Stepbrother Untouchable by Colleen Masters  
The Line Between by Tamsyn Bester  
Dare by Allie Juliette Mousseau  
#hater by Cambria Hebert  
Gable by Harper Bentley  
Ruin Me by Jessica Sorensen  
Dylan by Jo Raven  
Mayhem by Jamie Shaw  
Three Brothers by Nicole Williams  
Fall by Cora Brent  



















Jessica spends her time daydreaming about a life within the pages of her favorite books, hoping to meet her own alpha male in an amazing meet cute. Living in Miami, she breaks the stereotype of the tanned appearance; being the palest amongst her friends takes a lot of work and it's all owed to the aforementioned books. She works all day but dreams of the day she can get paid to devour romance books all day and night. An avid reader since she could sound out words, you can find her reviewing at where she lets her reading freak flag fly!

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