Best of 2019: The Series

Posted January 10, 2020 by Rowena in Features | 3 Comments


Guild Hunter by Nalini Singh: This series has been on my list for the last 5+ years. All the characters in the series are fascinating. The dynamic of Raphael and his Seven is fabulous. This series has layers upon layers and it’s so wonderful to discover something new. Nalini just makes this series fresh and new, I can’t help but be obsessed. Yes, obsessed.

Fight for Me by A.L. Jackson: This series was amazing. The relationships between the characters was so pleasing to read. The series started out with the parents and ended with the kids. It also went full circle and I was so satisfied when I was done reading it.

Chaos MC by Kristen Ashley: I am ever so grateful to Holly for recommending this series. Ride Steady (Joker) was so amazing. I loved every book I read in this series. It was very compelling.

Dream Man by Kristen Ashley: After reading the Chaos MC series, I had to know about the characters that were already established. Tack, Hawk, Mitch, etc. My favorite book was Tack’s. I just adore him.

The Others by Anne Bishop: Holly also recommended this series and she got a big hug for doing so. The narrator for this series is phenomenal. I love everything about the world of The Others. Everything.

Honorable Mentions: True North by Sarina Bowen, Alpha & Omega by Patricia Briggs, and Getting Some by Emma Chase.


Mystic Bayou by Molly Harper: I’m not generally one for lighter paranormals, but Molly Harper’s books are so fun I can’t help but love them. They aren’t campy or ridiculous, I always finish each book with a smile on my face. I can’t wait for the next installment.

Demigod of San Francisco by K.F. Breene: I adore K.F. Breene as a whole, but this series has a special place in my heart. The Characters, Setting and Overall Story-Arc work for me in a big way. I highly recommend these if you haven’t already tried them.

The Ravenels by Lisa Kleypas: Kleypas is a long time favorite and one of the few historical romance authors I continued to read even while I was on a years-long hiatus from the genre. I have enjoyed every book in this series and I’m looking forward to the next (Cassandra and Tom!).

The Others by Anne Bishop: Bishop has such an amazing talent for writing fully immersive novels. I get swept away each time I read one. I loved the original Others novels, and I’m anxious to see where she takes us in this new spinoff.

Getting Some by Emma Chase: Sometimes I just want a straight-forward, contemporary romance novels featuring two adults who are falling in love. Not a lot of angst, not a lot of drama or miscommunications, just two adults who act like adults. That’s what Emma Chase has given us with this series. I love it.

Honorable Mentions: The Palace of Rogues by Julie Anne Long, Innkeeper Chronicles by Ilona Andrews and Southern Eclectic by Molly Harper. I loved all of these as well, and look forward to more in the coming year.


The Hoops Series by Kennedy Ryan: This series has been hitting me in my chest real hard the past couple of years and I’m so here for it. I loved August and Iris’ story when I read it last year and I completely adored Keenan and Lotus’ story this year. I cried so much reading both books that they’ve stayed with me this entire year. Of course, this series was making this list.

The All the King’s Men Duet by Kennedy Ryan: I’ve only read the first book in this series and it fucked me up. It was everything that I’ve come to love in a Kennedy Ryan book, complete with ugly crying and a hot hero and a fierce heroine. This series is going to be the death of me and I’m here for it.

The Bridesmaids Behaving Badly Series by Jenny Holiday: I bought all of the books in this series last year, I believe at the recommendation of a few book bloggers (I believe this was Nick’s recommendation) and then I finally read them this year and boy was I glad that I did. I really enjoyed all of the books in this series but my favorites were It Takes Two, and Merrily Ever After. This was one of my favorite series of 2019.

The Ravenels Series by Lisa Kleypas: I’ve been a long time fan of Lisa Kleypas’ work and when I read West and Phoebe’s story this year, I couldn’t get enough of it. I loved it so much that I’m pretty anxious to read Cassandra and Tom’s book, Chasing Cassandra. I have it for review and I cannot wait to jump right in. My anxiousness is why this series made my top 5 list for 2019.

The Mercy Thompson Series by Patricia Briggs: This was the one series that I binged to catch up. Even though I was pissed to high heaven while reading some of the books, I couldn’t get enough of the world that Briggs created for Mercy Thompson and her friends. This series just gets me.

Honorable Mentions: The Briar U Series by Elle Kennedy, The Palace of Rogues Series by Julie Anne Long, and The Company Series by Sarina Bowen. I loved each of these series a whole bunch and I’m stoked to continue them in the new year.

What were some of your favorite series from the year? Any series that we should add to our TBR piles in 2020? Share your favorites in the comments!

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3 responses to “Best of 2019: The Series

  1. Kareni

    Anne Bishop’s The Others and Patricia Briggs’ Alpha and Omega series are amongst my favorites. I also like Sarina Bowen’s Ivy Years series.

    Other series I like are Lyn Gala’s Claimings series (alien male/male romance); Anne Cleeland’s Acton/Doyle series (mysteries with a paranormal element); and the Linesman series by SK Dunstall (science fiction with the slightest hint of romance over the trilogy).

  2. DiscoDollyDeb

    If a series can be just two books, Ella James’s On My Knees duet, WORSHIP & ADORE is my favorite of 2019. If it requires more books (and having different main characters in each book), then Jackie Ashenden’s Texas Bounty series (six books, completed in 2019) would be my favorite. I especially like the last book, BLACK SHEEP BOUNTY HUNTER, an antagonists-to-lovers story about two characters whose story has threaded through the background of the previous five books. My favorite on-going series is Kati Wilde’s Hellfire Riders MC series. I live in hope that in 2020 she will finally publish the next book in the series, the oft-postponed LOSING IT ALL.

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