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Worst of 2016: The Books

Posted January 8, 2017 by Rowena in Features | 9 Comments


1. Moonstruck by Lauren Dane: This was my only DNF book of the year. I just couldn’t get into it, which is a shame because I love Lauren Dane.

  1. Forgotten Sins by Rebecca Zanetti: O.M.G. Not only was this a Worst Of book, but it had a TSTL heroine and an amnesia plot. God help me.

  2. Dark Promises by Christine Feehan. Please read my review. The heroine was TSTL and the hero was Feehan’s worst Carpathian to date.


Surprisingly, this was the hardest category for me this year. I didn’t read many books, which contributed, but I also didn’t read many bad books. These really weren’t terrible – in fact I think they were all 3 star or above reads – but they were the ones I enjoyed the least in 2016.


  1. Midnight Soul by Kristen Ashley: This wasn’t a bad read, really, I just found parts of it predictable and somewhat boring. It definitely isn’t the best book in the series.

  2. Fluency by Jennifer Foehner Wells: The premise of this book was interesting, but I found a the actions of the main characters to be frustrating and confusing most of the time. Plus, the romance thread wasn’t well done and it didn’t flow well.

  3. Phoenix Reborn by J.D. Tyler: Both main characters drove me crazy. Nix needed more self-confidence and Noah needed to recognize the damage he was inflicting on his mate by not accepting him as he was.

  4. Diablo Lake: Moonstruck by Lauren Dane: This wasn’t a bad read, really, but the story kept going in circles. That, combined with the unexpected cliffhanger ending, killed a lot of my goodwill toward it.

  5. Alphas: Origins by Ilona Andrews: The premise was interesting, but the story suffered for being short. There was a lot crammed into a small page count, which made the story feel rushed while also suffering from info-dumps that bogged it down. If it had been longer, or a prequel to a longer story, it may have worked better.


1. The Forbidden Temptation by Anne Mather: This book didn’t do anything for me. Besides having an okay hero, the story didn’t move me or interest me for that matter and the heroine was just blah.

  1. A Scot in the Dark by Sarah MacLean: This book pissed me off. From beginning to end, I was pissed about something. In the beginning, it was the heroine that I wanted to punch in the throat and in the end, it was the hero that I wanted to knee in the balls. It was disappointing all the way around for me and that sucks because I loved the hell out of the first book.

  2. Just One Week by Alice Gaines: I wasn’t a fan of the writing style of this book. I thought it would be good, after reading the blurb but…the book just fell flat on its face for me. Between the hero making my eyes roll all over the room and the heroine getting on my nerves in her own way, this one just wasn’t for me.

  3. Four Letter Word by J. Daniels: Gah, this book drove me crazy. The heroine’s definition of cheating made me roll my eyes and her unjustified rant against her ex-husband made me stabby and the hero’s handling of just about every damn thing under the sun bothered me and I just did not enjoy this book.

  4. Dare to Run by Jen McLaughlin: I did not like this book at all. I didn’t like it so much that I couldn’t even finish it. I got about a third into this book before I gave up on it. I’m all for a strong heroine but I’m not a fan of the strong heroines who think they know best and smart off to the very people who tried to rape and kill her. I’m not buying that shit one bit so I’m throwing the towel in on this one.

What books made your worst of list of 2016?

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