This blog post is going to be weird coming from Creepy Shelby, I know. I get it, even I admittedly feel weird writing it.
Truthfully, in the past, I hated reading happy-ending romance books. Maybe it was a self-esteem issue. Maybe I didn’t like reading about the perfect husband or boyfriend because I was sensitive and didn’t like putting those ideals in my head as I thought I would never be able to have that guy. So I am just really getting on the romance thing. I mean it is a thing, right? It is a thingy. XD
For some strange reason, people like to sniffle or drool over sexy boys or put themselves into Anastasia Steele’s shoes. Strange, I know.
Okay, it is time to confess something. I might be becoming one of those strange people. I am a horror chick at heart but there is something deeply satisfying about my latest fascination: ROMANCE BOOKS. Both reading and writing them I am guiltily having a lot of fun.
I don’t want to be a sell-out. And believe me, my brand Creepy Shelby will always be that. I will always write horror or at least weird books. But there is definitely something to say about romance.
Let’s face it, reading in itself is already a romantic thing. That shy girl by the river, knees folded, holding a book in her hand while the wind stirs her hair. The local heartthrob, joking around with his buddies until he’s caught off guard at seeing this mystical “unworldly” creature in the distance. He comes up. Askes what book she’s reading… That book will be displayed at their wedding. The name of that book’s author will be the name of their child. 😀 okay, I think you get my point.
So in saying that. There is a hit list of books I need to devour this year and that I think you might like. They just seem like awesome books and it helps that I already have them on my Kindle, hot and ready to be read.
Firstly, obviously, you must read Her. I had hesitations about sneaking my book in but seriously if you want both that happy ending but something that is true to life with a character you want to root for, then I do suggest this little bullet.
Tinsley had always been a free spirit, until one side of her face and body got badly disfigured in an accident that killed her best friend. She has always blamed herself for Becky’s death, as she had been the one behind the wheel. Now twenty-five, she’s down and out, most of her past friends are married or engaged, and she hardly leaves the house.
Then everything changes when she meets Jax.
Jax is sexy, tall, dark and handsome, and a dream all wrapped in one. He fills her with more hope than she’d ever imagined. But Tinsley is not used to feeling so close to someone and she’s going to need all of Becky’s help to be true to her heart.
Luckily, Becky is all around. She’s in the trees, the grass, the earth. Becky is the only outside love Tinsley’s ever known, and she’s saying it’s time to discover something new.
But can and should Tinsley really let go of her?
I have heard only good things about this book. I think it is time I get with the program and give it a try.
The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University’s Walking One-Night Stand.
Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby wants—and needs—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his appeal, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’s apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.
This is not a romance novel in the old fashion sense but more of a memoir from a reality tv-star turn socialite. Still, I read her first book Drinking and Tweeting and it was phenomenal. She is hilarious and so raw, honest, and personal. And she loves drinking which is a plus. I am a wine-aholic myself and I can remember what I loved most about reading her work was sipping champagne with it, and how it felt like we were just two old friends gossiping over drinks. Because crazy chicks understand each other!
America’s favorite hashtagger has gone through hell, but now she’s back, hilariously sharing what she’s learned—why a man would wear his hat during sex, why you should close your legs when you get out of a car, and why yes is the new no.
It should be illegal that I haven’t read this book yet. Enough said.
Charlotte Brontë’s impassioned novel is the love story of Jane Eyre, a plain yet spirited governess, and her employer, the arrogant, brooding Mr. Rochester. Published in 1847 under the pseudonym Currer Bell, the book heralded a new kind of heroine—one whose virtuous integrity, keen intellect, and tireless perseverance broke through class barriers to win equal stature with the man she loved. Hailed by William Makepeace Thackeray as “the masterwork of a great genius,” Jane Eyre is still regarded, over a century later, as one of the finest novels in English literature.
Okay, I know what you are thinking, this is so yesterday right? But there are seriously people out there who have not read the Christian Grey books yet. Or who have just watched the movies. Personally, I feel like they should be better written but since they’ve basically exploded the industry ever since they hit the shelves, there is a level of respect I have for them. I have yet to read the third one but have seen all the movies. I am definitely going to try to be normal and finish the 3rd in the series. Isn’t reading them a kind of rite of passage now? No?
You know what the ducking blurb is!