2016 Favorites

book-drive-1Okay, so I know I’m leaving books I liked off this list. I’m probably even forgetting to include books I LOVED on this list, but the cool kids are making lists of books they loved during the suckiest year of them all, 2016.

These are the books that have inspired me over the past years as I was getting ready to debut STROKE OF MIDNIGHT, which comes out on January 3, 2017. I should also be writing my own book right now, so it seems sensible to spend an hour doing this.

Here’s my list:

Best Dirty Talk (And Dirty Action TBH):

I don’t think I need to elaborate too much with these. Let me just say this: Tessa needs to write me a boyfriend who will actually come to life outside my head. And James, the hero in THE WEDDING PACT, is as close as I’ll get to experiencing one of those gifs of Charlie Hunnam banging someone on SoA as I’ll get in this lifetime.

TOO HOT TO HANDLE by Tessa Bailey

THE WEDDING PACT by Katee Robert

Best Slow Burn:

I’m not usually one for a slow-burn romance, but I picked up both of these books based on recommendations from Tessa Bailey, and I wasn’t sorry. Both of these books kept me up way too late. Why? It’s the voice and the heroes. Debut author, Sally Thorne, is so good that it makes me angry. Her POV is so close that you feel every iota of the heroine’s angst about loving to hate her annoying (but sexy) co-worker. And the hero is THE WALL OF WINNIPEG AND ME is a vegan football player with a protective streak as long as you have to wait until they get together.

THE HATING GAME by Sally Thorne


Best Virgin Hero

Charlotte Stein is one of the best writers out there. If you’re not reading her, I’m not sure that we can be friends. She made a former bully hero work for me, and I was bullied. She’s fucking magical. Read this book.

NEVER SWEETER by Charlotte Stein

Best Rockers and Bikers and Criminals (Oh my!)

I don’t know what it says about me that this year’s favorite books are dominated by an assortment of badass heroines, bikers, con artists, straight-up convicts, and rockers. But I would want all of these heroines on my side in a knife fight, and heroes who don’t give a fuck are really ringing my bell right now. And Molly “M.” O’Keefe could write about aliens doing butt stuff, and I would read it–the fact that she wrote about a biker kidnapped by a stripper is simply an up sell.


IDOL by Kristen Callihan


(Note: Kasey and I share an agent, but I wouldn’t put her on this list if I didn’t LURVE this book.)

DEVIL’S HONOR by Megan Crane

THE PLAYER by Kresley Cole

ALL CHAINED UP by Sophie Jordan

 Books I Forgot But Can’t Not Mention
 UNBREAK MY HEART by Nicole Jaquelyn
I met Nicole at RT and she gave me an ARC of this book. I stayed in bed reading it the next day during the conference, pretty much sobbing the whole time.
I can’t pick a favorite out of this series, so I’m including a link to the boxed set that comes out on January 3. Read all of them, no need to thank me. You’re welcome.






Are you ready to find out how hot it gets when the playboy prince of Miami meets his match?

You’ll have to wait until April 18 for Javi and Maya to steam up your e-reader, but DUSK UNTIL DAWN is available for pre-order now!

No boundaries.
Bartender and aspiring painter Maya Pascual loves turning up the heat. And dumping a vodka-and-karma chaser on the man who broke her heart is perfect Bronx girl payback. But how can she resist when Miami playboy prince Javier Hernandez begs to make it up to her. . .

No regrets.
Between his disastrous personal life and his wealthy family’s meddling, Javi needs to get back on track. The only thing that’s certain is his passion for Maya. If she’ll just let him show her how sorry he is, maybe he can move on and start fresh. But one look in her gorgeous eyes and he knows letting her go will be easier said than done.

No rules.
Maya agrees to one dinner with Javi. But as their attraction threatens to combust, she wonders if a night of no strings, no repeats surrender is the only way burn off their desire once and for all. . . Unless the light of day reveals it’s impossible to let go.




Pump Up Your Book  is hosting a cover reveal for Stroke of Midnight, the first book in the One Night in South Beach series. The book comes out on January 10, 2017, and is available for pre-order now, wherever ebooks are sold!



Andrea Manka-0047-

I’m Andie J. Christopher and I write edgy, funny, sexy contemporary romance. I grew up in a family of voracious readers, and I picked up my first Harlequin Romance novel at age twelve when I’d finished reading everything else in my grandmother’s house. It was love at first read. It wasn’t too long before I started writing my own stories — my first heroine drank Campari and wore a lot of Esprit.

Although, I set aside writing fiction for a while, my love of reading romance novels stayed with me through college, law school, and multiple cross-country moves. During one long East Coast winter, I decided writing a book would be a good excuse to avoid braving the elements. It was love at first write. My heroes are dirty-talking alphas, and my heroines traded Esprit for Free People. (None of them would turn down a Campari, though.)

I am represented by Cate Hart at the Corvisiero Literary Agency.

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