Hello everyone! I've been doing a lot of thinking about the best Kindle Unlimited books I've stumbled across in my time as a member. I read my fair share of them on a monthly basis and have definitely run through quite a list at this point. I will admit I mainly use KU to feed my romance addiction so most of the ones on this list will be romance.
In case you're unaware, Kindle Unlimited is a monthly subscription that gives you access to select titles within your membership without paying additionally for each one. It's $9.99 a month which is equivalent to 3 to 4 ebooks individually. I definitely find KU to be worth it most of the time because I read a good amount of books each month. If you're not reading loads of ebooks though it may not be worth it for you.
Today, I want to create another post recommending my favorite KU books. I definitely have some new favorites since I last made a post like this. I figured it was time I do a bit of an update for you all. With that, let's get into it.
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Cyclone by Janie Crouch
I read Cyclone by Janie Crouch with minimal expectations going into it. I had hit a rough patch of books that just weren't living up to my standards. I was getting a little pessimistic about finding another book I would love. I was honestly wondering if I'd read every book worth reading on the platform but Cyclone proved me wrong.
Cyclone by Janie Crouch is a romantic suspense novel which I think is severely underrated. The book follows a second chance romance that features plenty of angst and loads of mystery. I really enjoyed the book not only for a really well-done romance but for the extra layer of depth that the mystery aspect added to it. It kept me glued to my screen as I hastily tried to solve the case presented to our leading lady and love interest.
The book is the first in a standalone series so there's no serious commitment. If you hate it you can call it a one and done but you can also continue on with the series if it interests you. I really enjoyed the first book but it's definitely a standalone in every sense so you won't have to dive into each of its sequels if you don't want to.
Description: "One rule," he said against her lips.
"Anything makes you nervous, brings back bad memories--you tell me right away. You don't try to power through anything. We go as slow as you need."
Meet Zac Mackay. Military codename: Cyclone.
He's a widower, a protector, a hero.
And the person who could destroy Anne's life.
Doctor Anne Griffin is back in Oak Creek, Wyoming, only because she has no other options. Here, she was always the shy, stuttering girl, invisible to everyone.
Except Zac Mackay. The very reason she left in the first place.
Zac’s years in Special Forces taught him survival skills, and he’s created a company—Linear Tactical—to teach those skills to others, so they never have to live in fear.
Then why is Annie, the last person he’d ever want to hurt, afraid ofhim?
Zac’s determined to wipe the fear from the eyes of the woman who has never been far from his mind. And fix the mistakes—hismistakes—that put that look there in the first place.
But a predator has set his sights on Annie.And nowsurvival skillswill become much more than lessons…
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
I read Red, White & Royal Blue as a physical copy in early 2020. It was the definition of a fun, heartwarming rom-com with plenty of emotion to keep you invested. I was so excited to find a queer romance that was actually rightly hyped and stirred a buzz in the bookish community. I ended up breezing through the book in about a day which I don't often do even for books I absolutely love.
Well, imagine my surprise, when I log into my Kindle Unlimited account to find Red, White & Royal Blue as a recent addition to the subscription. I know technically I didn't read it on the platform but it was so good that if anyone has KU they should definitely take the opportunity to pick it up. Often times KU titles are more indie, which there's nothing wrong with, so to find a popular title such as RW&RB on there is almost too good to be true.
Description: What happens when America's First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales?
When his mother became President, Alex Claremont-Diaz was promptly cast as the American equivalent of a young royal. Handsome, charismatic, genius—his image is pure millennial-marketing gold for the White House. There's only one problem: Alex has a beef with the actual prince, Henry, across the pond. And when the tabloids get hold of a photo involving an Alex-Henry altercation, U.S./British relations take a turn for the worse.
Heads of family, state, and other handlers devise a plan for damage control: staging a truce between the two rivals. What at first begins as a fake, Instragramable friendship grows deeper, and more dangerous, than either Alex or Henry could have imagined. Soon Alex finds himself hurtling into a secret romance with a surprisingly unstuffy Henry that could derail the campaign and upend two nations and begs the question: Can love save the world after all? Where do we find the courage, and the power, to be the people we are meant to be? And how can we learn to let our true colors shine through? Casey McQuiston's Red, White & Royal Blue proves: true love isn't always diplomatic.
Final Serenade by N.N. Britt
I only read Final Serenade by N.N. Britt recently but it has quickly become one of my newest favorite Kindle Unlimited discoveries. It's very much a rockstar romance book so if that's not your thing I wouldn't recommend it. However, if it is your thing, then this one does it right. It is equal parts fun and hard-hitting as it documents the relationship between a rockstar and a music journalist.
I instantly fell in love with Final Serenade as it took conventional rockstar tropes and flipped them on their head. It took what could have been minimized topics and gave them the attention they deserved. The book covers difficult issues like addiction and physical health very well in a romance setting. I'm definitely someone who prefers maximum angst in my books as opposed to completely light-hearted reads and this one did it so well.
I rarely say this but, while the first book was absolutely amazing, the second book was somehow even better. The first book was more about establishing the relationship and building up the stakes. It gets you comfortable in the story before completely throwing it all out the window. Its sequel is the epitome of drama and pining with tragedy striking around every corner.
Description: A secret affair with your teenage celebrity crush? Yes, please!
Music journalist Cassy Evans believes her career is made when she snags an exclusive interview with rock singer Frankie Blade.
Once a superstar of the generation, Frankie has been a recluse since a freak motorcycle incident sent his career into a tailspin seven years ago. Now that he’s returned to claim back his crown, Cassy hopes to kill two birds with one stone—secure her magazine a top spot in the rankings and meet with the man of her adolescent dreams.
A dinner invitation isn’t what she expects to get out of this interview, but the chemistry between them is undeniable.
With paparazzi watching Frankie’s every move as the two jump into a stormy relationship, Cassy risks her career and her privacy—and possibly her heart—to be with the biggest rockstar on the planet. But is Frankie worth it? Is he the humble man she thinks he is or is he just that good at hiding his demons?
Playing With Fire by LJ Shen
LJ Shen always seems to make an appearance on these lists but I can't help it that I love her books. She is one of the most consistent authors I've encountered so I'm always up for anything she publishes. Most of the time I enjoy them immensely and then I want to share them with all of you, like with this one. There is the added bonus that all of LJ Shen's works are on Kindle Unlimited for your reading enjoyment.
Playing With Fire by LJ Shen is a relatively new release in the college romance genre. The minute I read the description I knew without a doubt that I would be diving in as soon as possible. The story is not only similar in stature and quality to her other works but also uniquely its own in the best ways as it tells the story of two broken souls mending each other.
Description: A broken boy on the path to destruction. A scarred girl without direction. A love story carved in secrets, inked with pain and sealed with a lie.
Grace Shaw and West St. Claire are arctic opposites.
She is the strange girl from the food truck.
He is the mysterious underground fighter who stormed into her sleepy Texan college town on his motorcycle one day, and has been wreaking havoc since.
She is invisible to the world.
He is the town’s beloved bad boy.
She is a reject.
He is trouble.
When West thrusts himself into Grace’s quiet life, she scrambles to figure out if he is her happily-ever-after or tragic ending. But the harder she pushes him away, the more he pulls her out of her shell.
Grace doesn’t know much about anything beyond her town’s limits, but she does know this:
She is falling in love with the hottest guy in Sheridan U.
And when you play with fire—you ought to get burned.
What is your favorite Kindle Unlimited Book?