It hasn’t been long since I’ve crossed the bridge from YA to NA. I remember the day clearly, I was deeply engrossed in a charming YA book, eyes fluttering at the innocent love weaved within its pages. And as I neared the end, the feeling of wonder turned into hunger for more.
I wanted more than declarations of love, sneaky little kisses, and the blacked out scenes. I wanted to see into those blacked out moment and relate more to the characters I was reading. I wasn’t 15 anymore. I was a young woman who had already, in some capacity, experienced those secret kisses and shy moments.
My first real exposure to NA was through Bully by Penelope Douglas. I became enraptured, those feelings of wonder returned in full force and I soon found myself daydreaming for my very own Jared. Needless to say, I opened my first Goodreads account and began to join groups to find more books like Bully [after I had read all the other books Penelope Douglas had written by then of course].
It was a match told by the stars 😉
1. Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas
2. Wait for You by Jennifer L. Armentrout ( Under her pen name J.Lynn)
3. The Deal by Elle Kennedy
4. Under Locke by Mariana Zapata
5. Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines
What were your favorite 2018 reads? let me know in the comments below or drop the link to your own post!
Thank you so much for reading!