These Authors Kept Me Company in 2020


One of the best things in 2020 was how I had time to read. One of these days, I will show you a sample of my calendar that shows you my day that consisted of walking, running, cooking, washing the dishes. Rinse. Repeat. 

I signed up for Audible Escape last year that gave me access to a ton of Romance novels for free or included in my membership. Through that membership I found some of the best romance novels I've ever read. Honestly, though, most of them were from the M/M sub genre. One of those series is the Like Us series by the writing duo of Becca & Krista Ritchie. 

LIKE US Series:

This series is a spin off from the authors' Addicted & Calloway Sisters' series. Truthfully, I only read some of the books from the series mentioned. I couldn't handle the angst, so I decided to forgo them altogether and read the spin off. The characters in Like Us are the children of the Calloway sisters. So if you're a fan of that series, I highly recommend you check these out. 

  • DAMAGED LIKE US starts us off with Maximoff Hale about to lose his old bodyguard and will be replaced by his long time nemesis, Farrow Keane. These two together was like a slowly simmering pressure cooker. Farrow Keane was Lily Calloway's bodyguard who also moonlighted as a doctor. So in this book, we see their relationship make an about turn. Along with that, the pitfalls of having a clandestine relationship. It comes to a head towards the end. 
  • LOVERS LIKE US shows us Maximoff and Farrow hiding their relationship from the world. And although Maximoff's parents (Lily & Loren) have given them a tentative approval, it was tenuous at best. I absolutely loved how they came out in the end. So very millennial of them. 
  • ALPHAS LIKE US Far-Row's relationship gets tested, but they're solid as a rock. Farrow also had to decided on his original career path or to keep going as Maximoff's bodyguard. 
  • HEADSTRONG LIKE US. There's a wedding! Lol. 
Seriously, these books are the best. If you're a fan of M/M romance, you should really read them. I can't tell you how many times I've read and re-read the books. They have moments of sweetness, of hilarity, of steamy sex, and man, it's like reading a version of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, only better. 

TURBULENCE by Whitney G. I feel like I've talked about this book so many times to so many people, but I remember I wasn't really in the blogosphere last year, so not possible. Anyway, if you're looking for an absolute train wreck of a relationship, but with HEA, this book is it. I have read this one a number of times as well. I just couldn't get enough. It's angst-ridden but very tolerable. 

DAVID SEDARIS. Yes, yes. And you'll probably hear me talk about him again. Because I really can't get enough of his series of memoirs. You'd think this dude have run out of things to say already, but no. He's got words! Seriously, some of his books are short, so if you ever want to check him out, I suggest you start with Calypso. 

What about you? Did you discover any new authors last year? Which books did you go read and reread to help you cope with the dumpster fire that was 2020?


  1. I have not read any of these but I am pretty sure that I have at least one or two of Becca and Krista Richie's books on my kindle. I don't think that the types of books that I read really changed much last year. My biggest change was taking a rather long break while we moved. We were so focused on the moved for a long time so we didn't really think about all the other terrible things going on in the world.

  2. Oh I think they're all new to me but I'll take a closer look

  3. It's great when you can really enjoy reading an author's books and just read through everything that you possibly can. I love reading new adult romance and I have to admit I do read a lot of m/m simply because I adore Alexis Hall's writing. I will have to check out the Us series as I hadn't heard of it before. And I love that a series of memoirs made your list as well. ^.^

  4. I have the Like Us series on my wish list. I really need to get on those, apparently. Glad to hear you really loved them. Need to check out Turbulence too - I don't know that one.


  5. I’ve thought about trying David Sedaris, I’ve heard great things!

  6. Like keeping up with the Kardashisans? Lol, kind of fun .)

  7. I LOVED Calypso and think I've read all of Sedaris' books. I loved that he reads his own audios.


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