Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Book Series I Walked Away From

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is supposed to be Places in Books I’d Love to Live, but I’m not very imaginative and honestly love living in the Pacific Northwest. Instead you’re getting:

Ten Book Series I Walked Away From**

**This isn’t a topic I thought of myself. I borrowed the idea from Annemieke of A Dance With Books. She posted this topic last week and I loved the idea of it. If you would like to read her original post from last week with this topic, you can find it here

1. Vino & Veritas – World of True North

I didn’t walk away because this series was bad. I actually adored three out of the eight books I read in it. The rest were good, too. I just don’t know think I’m going to read more unless I already know and love the author(s). Too many books, too little time and all that.

2. Busy Bean – World of True North

It’s pretty much the same for this series. I enjoyed the two books I read, but there’s going to be a ton of them. Unless I’m called to a book by the author or the blurb, I’m going to skip them. I am going to focus on the Moo U series from this world instead.

3. Silver Springs – Brenda Novak

I used to read all of Novak’s books. I especially loved her Whiskey Creek series. I wanted to dive back into her books, so I tried A California Christmas. I think I might have outgrown her books or just like to read a different style of writing now because I had a hard time with that book. I don’t think I’ll be reading more of the series.

4. Frisky Business – Kendall Ryan

I was on a Kendall Ryan binge last year. I read the first book in the Frisky Business series and it was cute. It just wasn’t what I was expecting, though. And for some reason it kind of put me off Ryan’s books…at least for now.

5. The Club – Lauren Rowe

This one might not be forever. I read the first book because it was free and I had read and loved many of her current related books. Problem is I read the next related series and it kind of spoiled this one for me. I still might go back and read it, but not for now.

6. Donner Bakery – Smarty Pants Romance

I read three books in this series. Only two worked for me — both by Karla Sorensen. Since her books became a spin-off series of their own, I probably won’t go back to this series.

7. Only One – Natasha Madison

I was really into a couple of Madison’s series, but they seem to have gone downhill for me. Some of the books work and some don’t. Unless I see someone that I trust raving about a book in this series, I won’t continue it.

8. Lost Boys – Emma Scott

I love me some Emma Scott books, but the angst level in the first Lost Boys series got me bad. I don’t think I can continue the series unless I know it’s not going to be as angsty.

9. The Brown Sisters – Talia Hibbert

I say this now, but it will probably change. I liked the first book, but didn’t love it enough to continue. That said, every time I see someone raving about the next two books in the series I’m tempted to try them again. So this might just be another for now. Maybe if I can get them on audio form my library…

10. Brayshaw – Meagan Brandy

I read the first three books in this series because I thought it had a similar vibe to Fallen Crest High by Tijan. It did and it didn’t. By the third book, I was like WHAT THE HECK IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE??? and THAT’S FREAKING CRAZY! I saw reviews that were not so good for book four, so I decided I was definitely DONE.

51 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Book Series I Walked Away From”

  1. Interesting list Deanna. I picked up the first Brown Sisters book, but maybe it is my age, I could not deal with the swearing and crass comments, it was not for me. I only recently started to read Brenda Novak’s books, but did enjoy the ones I have read. I may feel different after reading more. If I did this list, it would have to be The Vigilantes by Fern MIchaels. I find her characters very rude and obnoxious towards one another. I don’t speak to my friends that way and don’t enjoy reading about it.

    1. I don’t think I’ve read that Fern Michaels series. I loved her Texas series back in the day.

      1. Her Texas series was the first I read and loved it. I think she has written so many that I will not read them all, and am no longer trying.

  2. I love where I live, too, so I changed the prompt to places I’d love to visit instead of live. I love your take on the prompt this week! I definitely have some series I couldn’t continue, either.

    1. I guess I just didn’t want to think of places to visit with all the junk going on this year.

  3. I also liked the first Brown sisters series, but not so much that I wanted to continue. But I think for me it had a lot to do with the audiobook (I did not like the narrator), and I may still try the other books in written format, because seeing people hype them also makes me want to try again 🙂

  4. I was born and raised in the PNW and I love it so much. I would move back in a heartbeat! Lucky you that you get to live there 🙂

    Bummer. I’ve heard lots of good things about the Brown Sisters books. I’m not a big romance reader, but I have been tempted to pick up that series.

    Happy TTT!

    Susan
    http://www.blogginboutbooks.com

    1. I feel lucky to live here every day. 🙂

      Everyone but me seems to be into the Brown Sisters. Give it a try!

  5. I don’t know why, but I have such a hard time saying I’ll never go back to a book or series. I have a million unfinished series, so I’m really good at putting them off, though! LOL!

  6. The PAcific Northwest does look beautiful. And Haha Brayshaw- some books just cause us to have that reaction, right? Like what is going ON???

  7. I am sad you didn’t fall in love with Chloe. I loved all three books, but I also jibe well with HIbbert’s humor. I listened to the first Only One book. I went 3.5/5, but you know, it had two epilogues, and that’s something I love. I am not rushing to continue, but it was entertaining, and I give my audiobooks more leeway than my reading books.

  8. I actually really enjoy this topic. I think I need to re-think some of the series I’m in and figure out if I need to walk away too.

  9. Interesting topic. I don’t always find something that TTT suggests but this week I had no trouble. We all have different reading habits. I like your subject but I think I might have had trouble with that since I read very few series.

    Thanks for visiting my TTT earlier.

    1. I borrowed the topic from another blogger because she did it last week and I knew I had a bunch of them. The topic for yesterday just wasn’t one I connected with.

      1. I’ve had that before. Some topcs speak to others, others remain “shtum”. Good that we can change it and do something else. Always nice to read what others come up with.

  10. Even though you’ve given up the Silver Springs series, Brenda Novak has said the next in the series will feature characters from Whiskey Creek. Plus, she’s teased that it will help wrap up a mystery/issue from the Whiskey Creek series, which I assume means the whole icky baby situation. Thought you might like to know. I find the Silver Springs series to read a bit more like women’s fiction than romance, although they all have an HEA. Just the tone, though.

    1. Oh really??? I don’t even remember what the mystery was! It’s been SO LONG since I read them. Maybe I will have to read that one then. Thanks for letting me know!

      1. It wasn’t in Cheyenne’s book, but she did something terrible (in my opinion) in a later book. I think it was Come Home to Me. If I remember correctly, the issue is touched upon briefly in multiple books after that. The last Whiskey Creek book I read was like 5 years ago so I could be wrong on which books. It’s always stuck with me, though.

          1. Well, if you don’t mind spoilers I’ll tell you and save you the trouble. If you do mind spoiler, stop reading…

            Cheyenne secretly has her husband’s sperm tested since they haven’t gotten pregnant yet, finds out he’s sterile, doesn’t tell him, convinces his brother (her sister’s boyfriend) to give her sperm so she can get pregnant and her husband will never know he’s sterile. What?!? I keep waiting for karma to get her because it was really something I don’t feel a character can EVER come back from. It’s like a bad soap opera plot and really beneath this author.

          2. THAT’s RIGHT!!! I forgot about that!!! SO SCANDELOUS! Did the brother give her the goods? I can’t remember if he went through with it.

          3. Yep. And it worked. I even think there is a baby by the last book that’s published from this series.

  11. Oooh, did not expect to the see the Brown sisters on here. I hope, should you decide to continue with them after all, because there really are a TON of rave reviews out there, you’ll enjoy them more than the first book 😀

  12. I’m kind of feeling the same about the World of True North books. There are several that sound so good, but they’re not Sarina Bowen and the fact is that I have so many books that I am truly excited to read without adding extra (unknowns) to the list.

    1. I can tell you that I LOVED the first 3 Moo U books. I would recommend them. I also liked books 2,3 and 5 of Vino & Veritas. Those are my recommendations to you. 😉

    1. I’m going to have to live vicariously through everyone’s reviews on those books. I don’t know if I can handle the angst level again.

  13. I like the topic you decided to go with more than the original topic, too! I liked the first book in that Emma Scott series more than you did, I think, and I planned on reading the rest of the series, but then they came out and just don’t even look a little bit interesting to me, so I’ll probably never read them. I also gave up on the Brayshaw series after the first book.

    1. Thanks! I wasn’t sure that Brayshaw series would be for you anyways. Too nutty or overly sexy.

    1. Thanks! I stopped feeling obligated a while back. If it doesn’t get better, it doesn’t get better. I would rather not finish and read something else.

  14. It’s great that you are able to walk away from series that aren’t working for you. That’s something I struggle with. I’m sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy The Brown Sisters. It’s one of my favorites but even though I really enjoyed all three books, I definitely preferred Dani and Eve’s books to Chloe’s.

  15. There are too many series that I have abandoned. Sometimes one book is enough, isn’t it?! I have heard a few other reviewers say The Brown Sisters series wasn’t worth the hype, but I am still intrigued. Trying it on audio sounds like a great idea! 🙂

  16. You know I’m not much a contemporary reader but I did read Take a hint Dani Brown recently and really liked it! I never did read the first book but I did hear some say they certainly preferred the second book over that one.

    1. That’s what people keep telling me! I might just have to give it a try even though I put it on this list!

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