Hello friends and fellow book lovers! For this week’s Friday post, I wanted to talk about some of the series I’ve finished in 2022 because that was one of my goals so I’m going to be talking about the series I’ve finished within the first six months of this year. Of course, my goal was to finish 4 so let’s see how I’m doing. 🙂
1. If You Can series
The first series I finished in 2022 was Christina C Jones’ If You Can series. This is a three-book series following multiple different characters and their romances. It’s full of twists and turns and honestly, I really enjoyed it. I don’t read much romantic suspense, but it was just incredible. Plus it’s CCJ so how could I not enjoy it?
2. Bloodline Vampires series
The next series I finished was The Bloodline Vampires series by Katee Robert. I’d been eagerly anticipating this one and I really enjoyed it. This series is about vampires and it’s basically them getting it on, falling in love, and trying to kill the MC’s father. It’s a wild time and is probably one of my favorite Katee Robert series.
3. The Serendipitous Love series
The next series I finished was CCJ’s Serenditpious Love series and it’s basically following the business owners in Mahogany Heights and their romances. Each book follows a different couple and my favorite books were the final two. These are all Black love stories which a plethora of different tropes and they all just made me so happy. I don’t want to talk too much about them because it’s best to go in, not knowing much.
4. The Fallen series
The next series I finished was Nicola Davidson’s Fallen series. This is a historical romance series about three men who all own a sex club together and it’s the romances they have with the women in their lives. Of all the books, the second one is my favorite as it’s a marriage-in-trouble story and it features a submissive hero. Honestly, that book was just excellence but I finally got caught up and read the final book in 2022.
5. Written In the Stars series
This next one is the Written in the Stars series by Alexandra Bellefleur. This is the final book in the series and it’s a second-chance f/f romance. This one was probably my least favorite of the bunch but I still adored it. As for the series, my favorite easily books two which is Hang the Moon.
6. Clarke Brothers series
Keeping with the CCJ theme, I finally read the rest of her Clarke Brothers series which is a series set in Vegas, following three brothers who all work in business. All of these books are fabulous and I’d recommend them all because they’re all short and extremely steamy.
7. The Tudor series
The next series I read is only two books and I don’t believe there’s going to be more so I’m including it. The Tudor series by Nicola Davidson and the first book is a second-chance romance while the other is an age-gap romance. These are SUPER short and incredibly steamy so if you’re looking for historicals with steam, I highly recommend them.
8. The Dumplin series
The next series I finished was The Dumplin series by Julie Murphy. This is a series that I enjoyed but didn’t absolutely love. The final book follows a new character and it’s basically a coming-of-age story mixed with some romance. It was so delightful and fun. The perfect way to cap off the series.
9. Friends and Lovers
As far as I know, this series is complete with the two books as this final one was released back in 2014. However, I really did enjoy this series as it juxtaposed two different couples in each of the books. The stories were still amazing though and I’m really happy I decided to read this duet as it might be a new favorite of mine.
10. Sweet Heat
The next series I finished was CCJ’s Sweet Heat series which is a series of three novellas following a character we met in the Connecticut Kings series and side characters who all have romances. I’m not gonna lie, this is another CCJ series that I absolutely loved. These were super quick and really steamy, but I loved all of them.
11. The Off-Campus series
The next series I finished was the Off-Campus series. While I enjoyed a few of the books in this series, this one was an absolute waste and I can’t believe she even published it. It honestly felt like the world’s biggest cash grab and I wish the series had ended where it had originally.
12. The Cowboys of California series
The next series I finished this year was the Cowboys of California series by Rebekah Weatherspoon. The only book I had left to read was the final one which was Jesse’s book. However, I ended up not enjoying it, and honestly, I’d say that book 2 which is If The Boot Fits is easily my favorite. While I didn’t love this series as a whole, it’s one of the few cowboy romances I’ve actually read.
13. The Eternally Tethered series
This is CCJ’s paranormal romance series and frankly, this final book felt weak in comparison to the others. Nevertheless, it was nice to see her try her hand at paranormal romance and I can’t wait to see if she goes back. Personally, I enjoyed the first two books but this one, not so much. Either way, it’s a fun Black love paranormal romance series.
14. The Trouble series
Once again, this is another CCJ series that I’ve finished. This is her Trouble series and it follows the Sugar and Spice magazine founders and some of the side characters from that series having their own romances. Honestly, I enjoyed all of these books so if you’re looking for some Black Love romances with MAJOR drama, then these are a good place to start. I also feel like these books are super quick and fun reads, too.
15. Equilibrium Series
This is the final CCJ series I finished this year and it was the Equilibrium series. This one follows more of the business owners in the Heights and the romances they have. These books are absolutely delightful and I couldn’t get enough of these couples or their stories. I’d read 100 more books in this world, so I’m excited to see if she ends up writing more books set in this city. Once again, these are all Black love romances and it’s CCJ so you know I’ll recommend it.
Currently, those are all of the series I’ve read to their completion this year. As far as I know, all of these series are completed, but with someone like CCJ, you never know if she’s going to revisit that world. Either way, I’m happy that I managed to get caught up and finish 15 series, but I’d still like to finish a lot more. 🙂