2001 Annual Reader Poll

(For 2000 Releases)

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Interim Results

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Best Romance Novels

  • Favorite Romance of the Year  :– Winter Garden by Adele Ashworth
  • Honorable Mention  :– Welcome to Temptation by Jennifer Crusie
  • Favorite Funny  :– The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn
  • Honorable Mentions  :–Welcome to Temptation by Jennifer Crusie , Mr. Perfect by Linda Howard
  • Most-Hanky Read  :– The Unsung Hero by Suzanne Brockmann
  • Honorable Mentions  :– Winter Garden by Adele Ashworth , Where Dreams Begin by Lisa Kleypas
  • Most Luscious Love Story  :– A Secret Love by Stephanie Laurens
  • Honorable Mention  :– Winter Garden by Adele Ashworth
  • Favorite Cabin or Road Romance  :– Winter Garden by Adele Ashworth
  • Honorable Mentions : – A Game of Chance by Linda Howard , First Lady by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Favorite Medieval Romance  :– By Arrangement by Madeline Hunter
  • Favorite Regency Romance  :– A tie between :- A Grand Design by Emma Jensen , Falling for Chloe by Diane Farr
  • Favorite European Historical Romance  :– Winter Garden by Adele Ashworth
  • Honorable Mentions  :– Where Dreams Begin by Lisa Kleypas , A Secret Love by Stephanie Laurens , The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn
  • Favorite American or Western Historical Romance  :– I Do, I Do, I Do by Maggie Osborne
  • Honorable Mention  :– Never Love a Cowboy by Lorraine Heath
  • Favorite Contemporary Romance  :– Welcome to Temptation by Jennifer Crusie
  • Honorable Mentions :- The Unsung Hero by Suzanne Brockmann , Mr. Perfect by Linda Howard
  • Favorite Series/Category Romance  :– Get Lucky by Suzanne Brockmann
  • Favorite Romantic Suspense : – Mr. Perfect by Linda Howard
  • Favorite “Other” Romance  : – The Star King by Susan Grant
  • Honorable Mentions :– Dark Magic by Christine Feehan , Dark Challenge by Christine Feehan

Best Characters

  • Most Tortured Hero :–  Michel Des Anges from Robin Schone’s The Lover
  • Honorable Mentions :–  Thomas Blackwood from Adele Ashworth’s Winter Garden , Gregori from Christine Feehan’s Dark Magic
  • Feistiest Heroine :– Jaine from Linda Howards’ Mr. Perfect
  • Favorite Hero :– Roarke from J.D. Robb’s Judgment In Death and Witness In Death
  • Favorite Heroine :– Eve from J.D. Robb’s Judgment In Death and Witness In Death
  • Honorable Mentions :–Kate Sheffield from Julia Quinn’s The Viscount Who Loved Me , Syd Jameson from Suzanne Brockmann’s Get Lucky
  • Favorite Couple :– Eve and Rourke from J.D. Robb’s Judgment In Death and Witness In Death
  • Favorite Villain :– Colin from Linda Howard’s Mr. Perfect
  • Honorable Mention :– Lord Carr from Connie Brockway’s McClairen’s Isle: The Ravishing One
  • Most Annoying Lead Character :– Zanita from Dara Joy’s High Intensity
  • Favorite New Author :– Madeline Hunter
  • Favorite Buried Treasure/New Discovery :– Suzanne Brockmann
  • Honorable Mentions :– Adele Ashworth , Gaelen Foley , Kathryn Shay
  • Author Most Glommed (collected during 2000) :– Suzanne Brockmann

Worst of the Year

  • Author You Gave Up On :– Jayne Ann Krentz/Amanda Quick
  • (Dis-)Honorable Mention :- Catherine Coulter
  • Author Others Love that You Don’t :– Nora Roberts
  • (Dis)-Honorable Mention :- Danielle Steel
  • Most Disappointing Read :– High Intensity by Dara Joy
  • Worst Read :– High Intensity by Dara Joy
  • Purple-est Prose :– The Lover by Robin Schone