I will read a book by authors whose last names are a-z this year (x may be tricky and may need modifying.)
Brook, MeljeanThe Iron Duke. A really good introduction (for me) to steampunk. Action, strong themes, romance, sex, family, friendships.
Jo Goodman, audible- Beyond a Wicked Kiss. very good ending to this historical romance series.John Grisham, The Confession. good story but more a long essay against the death penalty than a novel.
Hannah, KristinTrue Colors. Pretty good book about family, sisters, falling in love with the "bad boy".Lucinda Hawsley- Lizzie Siddalboring IMO book about a pre-rephaelite model. Kim Harrison-Good Witch, Bad Witchcute story, fun characters.
Judith Ivory- the Propositionerotic story based on the pygmalion story in reverse.
JA Jance- Desert Heatstart to a mystery series set in Az I plan to read. Good.
Lehane, DennisSacred. Really good -third in the Kenzie series right before Gone Baby Gone.
Shreve, AnitaRescue. An excellent fast read. Touching story.also 2 by Sinclaire, LineaRebels and Lovers (Ok, didn't love the characters) and Finder's Keepers, very very good. Romantic, action packed, sexy.