A smart, badass heroine with a core of hope and kindness meets a jaded, honorable, super-soldier who is so very, very conflicted. Delicious in every way, I adored this one!

Want more super-soldier goodness? Check out Ashwin.

Full disclosure: The duo behind Kit Rocha and I are friends, but that doesn’t make their books any less awesome. :)

A delightful science fiction romance with a prickly assassin heroine and a sweet, badass hero. She takes him hostage after a botched assassination, but the political ramifications go much deeper. Balanced on the edge of war, they must find trust enough to work together.

A clever, powerful woman and the man who is willing to risk losing her so she can forge her own path. Love, love, love this book. Start with Burn for Me.

A coyote shapeshifter gets kidnapped by powerful vampire enemies. She must escape before her werewolf husband starts a war to get her back.

Another favorite, start with Moon Called if you’re new to the series.

A kickass heroine, the lion shapeshifter who loves her, and a whole host of awesome side character. This is the conclusion to one of my all-time favorite series. If you haven’t read any of the books, start with Magic Bites.

Full disclosure: Ilona and I are friends, but that doesn’t make her books any less awesome. :)