Recommending New Adult Books: Part 1

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Hi guys! If you were following my in the beginning of last year you might know that I used to recommend some of my favorite books. I stopped that for a while because I was starting to talk about the same books over and over again but it has been over a year and I’ve read a lot of books since then so Book Recommendations are back. Today I decided to recommend you a few of my Favorite New Adult books. As you might know I read a lot of new adult and I love to read new adult so why not recommend some of my favorite books to you right? Also, I love new adult so much that this is only part 1 of who knows how many parts XD. But anyway, let’s see which books made to this list 🙂 .

A Different Blue by Amy Harmon

A Different BlueGoodreads Blurb:

Blue Echohawk doesn’t know who she is. She doesn’t know her real name or when she was born. Abandoned at two and raised by a drifter, she didn’t attend school until she was ten years old. At nineteen, when most kids her age are attending college or moving on with life, she is just a senior in high school. With no mother, no father, no faith, and no future, Blue Echohawk is a difficult student, to say the least. Tough, hard and overtly sexy, she is the complete opposite of the young British teacher who decides he is up for the challenge, and takes the troublemaker under his wing.

This is the story of a nobody who becomes somebody. It is the story of an unlikely friendship, where hope fosters healing and redemption becomes love. But falling in love can be hard when you don’t know who you are. Falling in love with someone who knows exactly who they are and exactly why they can’t love you back might be impossible.

I keep hearing about how amazing Amy Harmon’s books are so it’s a surprise it took me so long to read one of them. A couple of months ago I read A Different Blue here(review ) and I loved it so much. It was such a beautiful and inspiring story and Blue is such a strong girl. I obviously had to recommend this one because you’ll love it and I really need to get around to read Making Faces.


Smut by Karina Halle

SmutGoodreads Blurb:

What happens when the kink between the pages leads to heat between the sheets

All Blake Crawford wants is to pass his creative writing course, get his university degree, and take over his dad’s ailing family business. What Amanda Newland wants is to graduate at the top of her class, as well as finally finish her novel and prove to her family that writing is a respectful career.

What Blake and Amanda don’t want is to be paired up with each other for their final project, but that’s exactly what they both get when they’re forced to collaborate on a writing piece. Since Amanda thinks Blake is a pushy asshole (with a panty-melting smirk and British accent) and Blake thinks Amanda has a stick up her ass (though it’s a brilliant ass), they fight tooth and nail until they discover they write well together. They also may find each other really attractive, but that’s neither here nor there.

When their writing project turns out to be a success, the two of them decide to start-up a secret partnership using a pen name, infiltrating the self-publishing market in the lucrative genre of erotica. Naturally, with so much heat and passion between the pages, it’s not long before their dirty words become a dirty reality. Sure, they still fight a lot, but at least there’s make-up sex now.

But even as they start to fall hard for each other, will their burgeoning relationship survive if their scandalous secret is exposed? Or are happily-ever-afters just a work of fiction?

I just finished this one and I’m so in love. First of all, I loved Amanda and Blake. They were the best. Secondly, this book is all about books. Both Amanda and Blake want to be writers and they end up writing smut together. Can you tell how amazing this had to be?? Seeing these two writing smut together is one of the funniest (and hottest) things ever. Also, let’s acknowledge how great it is to have books that are so focused in books and bookstores.


Hold My Breath by Ginger Scott

Hold My BreathGoodreads Blurb:

Fractions of seconds can do lots of damage. One decision can ruin lives. A blink can be tragic. And loving a Hollister…can hurt like hell.

I would know.

They say the average person can hold their breath under water for two full minutes when pushed to the extremes. Will Hollister has been holding his for years. The oldest of two elite swimming brothers, Will was always a dominant force in the water. But in life, he preferred to let his younger brother Evan be the one to shine.

Evan got the girl, and Will…he got to bury all of the secrets. A brother’s burden, the weight of it all nearly left him to drown.

The daughter of two Olympians, my path was set the day my fingertips first touched water. My future was as crystal clear as the lane I dominated in the pool—swim hard, win big, love a Hollister.

My life with Evan burned bright. He gave me arms to come home to, and a smile that fooled the world into believing everything was perfect. But it was Will who pushed me. Will…who really knew me.

And when all of the pieces fell, it was Will who started to pick them up.

In the end, the only thing that matters are those few precious seconds—and what we decide to do while we still have them in our grasp.

By now I’m pretty sure everyone knows how much I love Ginger Scott’s books. I especially love her mature YA books (and Wes and Nico are my babies) but she’s also so amazing writing new adult. Hold My Breath is one of those books that makes you think about life and it’s so emotional and heartbreaking. Also, Will and Maddy such amazing characters. You can read my review here.


The Butterfly Project by Emma Scott

The Butterfly ProjectGoodreads Blurb:

“Where you are is home…”

At age fourteen, Zelda Rossi witnessed the unthinkable, and has spent the last ten years hardening her heart against the guilt and grief. She channels her pain into her art: a dystopian graphic novel where vigilantes travel back in time to stop heinous crimes—like child abduction—before they happen. Zelda pitches her graphic novel to several big-time comic book publishers in New York City, only to have her hopes crash and burn. Circumstances leave her stranded in an unfamiliar city, and in an embarrassing moment of weakness, she meets a guarded young man with a past he’d do anything to change…

Beckett Copeland spent two years in prison for armed robbery, and is now struggling to keep his head above water. A bike messenger by day, he speeds around New York City, riding fast and hard but going nowhere, his criminal record holding him back almost as much as the guilt of his crime.

Zelda and Beckett form a grudging alliance of survival, and in between their stubborn clash of wills, they slowly begin to provide each other with the warmth of forgiveness, healing, and maybe even love. But when Zelda and Beckett come face to face with their pasts, they must choose to hold on to the guilt and regret that bind them, or let go and open their hearts for a shot at happiness.

The Butterfly Project is a novel that reveals the power of forgiveness, and how even the smallest decisions of the heart can—like the flutter of a butterfly’s wings—create currents that strengthen into gale winds, altering the course of a life forever.

I don’t know if you can see the trend in here but today I decided I wanted to talk about emotional and heartbreaking books for some reason because this is another of those. The Butterfly Project is not only beautifully written but also has such an amazing story. Zelda and Beckett are so broken but they help each other so much. I love them and their relationship. You can read my review about this book here.


My Best Friend’s Ex by Meghan Quinn

My Best Friend's ExGoodreads Blurb:

When I found an eviction notice taped on my apartment door, I had two options: find a comfortable cardboard box to call home, or move in with Tucker Jameson. 

Seeing that cardboard makes me feel itchy, I chose the latter. Which shouldn’t be that big of a deal Tucker is one of my good friends. And because he’s still pining after his ex-girlfriend and I’m trying to finish my nursing degree, there is nothing to worry about in the romance department, making my last semester an easy one to conquer.

Boy, was I wrong. 

Rules are set, dinners are made, conversations are had, and a shirtless, swoony roommate walks around in nothing but a pair of black briefs, ruining me for every other man. 

Before I know it, I turn into a panting, lust-filled woman begging for Tucker to kiss me, touch me, and show me exactly what is hiding under those briefs. 

But with great orgasms, comes great consequences. 

Tucker might be my friend and roommate but he’s also my best friend’s ex-boyfriend, making him completely off-limits. At least that’s what my brain is telling me, my heart is speaking an entirely different language.

Okay, I already talked about one of my favorite authors today so it’s only fair I talk about another one and that author is Meghan Quinn. I always love all of her books. She normally writes stories that not only are funny (and I can promise you will be laughing out loud with all of her books) but also emotional and heartbreaking. My Best Friend’s Ex was the last Meghan Quinn book I read (review here) but it’s also my favorite not only because Emma and Tucker are amazing but also because it’s such a heartbreaking and beautiful book. Please go read it because you won’t regret it.


So these are a few more books that I want to recommend. Have you read any of these books or would you read any? Which New Adult books should I read? If you have any recommendations tell me in the comments 🙂 .

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