AAR 2006 Annual Reader Poll

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(For 2005 releases)

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Interim Results

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Best 2005 Romance Novels

  • Best Romance :-  Mr. Impossible ,Loretta Chase
  • Favorite Funny :- Match Me If You Can ,Susan E. Phillips
  • Honorable Mention :- To Die For , Linda Howard
  • Most-Hanky Read – tie :- A Breath of Snow & Ashes, Diana Gabaldon , Till Next We Meet,  Karen Ranney
  • Honorable Mention :-Passion, Lisa Valdez 
  • Most Luscious Love Story  :- Passion Lisa Valdez
  • Best Cabin/Road Romance  :- Mr. Impossible Loretta Chase
  • Best New Author :- Lisa Valdez
  • Honorable Mention :- Lydia Joyce
  • Best Buried Treasure :- The Music of the Night, Lydia Joyce
  • Honorable Mentions :-Passion, Lisa Valdez , The Perfect Rake , Anne Gracie
  • Guiltiest Pleasure  :- Passion Lisa Valdez
  • Author Most Glommed – tie :- Anne Stuart , Mary Balogh
  • Honorable Mention :-   Loretta Chase
  • Best Medieval/Renaissance :- Return of the Warrior, Kinley MacGregor
  • Honorable Mention :- Warprize ,  Elizabeth Vaughan
  • Best European Historical :- Mr. Impossible Loretta Chase (set in Egypt)
  • Best Traditional Regency  :-Dedication Janet Mullany
  • Best Amer Hist/Frontier :- A Breath of Snow & Ashes Diana Gabaldon
  • Best Contemporary  :- Match Me If You Can Susan E. Phillips
  • Best Series Novel – tie  (Series = Category Novel) :-  The Mysterious Miss M, Diane Gaston  , With Child ,Janice Kay Johnson
  • Best Romantic Suspense :- Black Ice,  Anne Stuart
  • Honorable Mentions :-To Die For, Linda Howard  , Hot Target, Suzanne Brockmann
  • Best Alt Reality/Paranormal :- Dark Lover J.R. Ward
  • Best Chick Lit/Women’s Fict :- The Givenchy Code ,  Julie Kenner
  • Honorable Mention :- To Die For ,Linda Howard
  • Honorable Mention – Short Story  :- Falling for Anthony Hot Spell Meljean Brook

Best 2005 Characters

  • Most Tortured Hero :- Bastien Toussaint Black Ice  Anne Stuart
  • Strongest Heroine :- Eve Dallas Survivor In Death J.D. Robb
  • Honorable Mention :- Blair Mallory    To Die For  Linda Howard
  • Best Hero :- Rupert Carsington Mr. Impossible Loretta Chase
  • Best Heroine :- Blair Mallory  To Die For  Linda Howard
  • Honorable Mention :- Daphne Pembroke Mr. Impossible  Loretta Chase
  • Best Couple :- Rupert & Daphne Mr. Impossible Loretta Chase
  • Best Villain (unnamed to avoid spoilers)  :- It Happened One Autumn Lisa Kleypas

Worst of the Year for 2005

  • b Lead Blair Mallory To Die For Linda Howard
  • Author You Gave Up On :- Julie Garwood
  • (Dis) Honorable Mention :- Stephanie Laurens
  • Author Others Love/You Don’t  :- Nora Roberts
  • Most Disappointing Read :-  It Happened One Autum  Lisa Kleypas
  • (Dis) Honorable Mentions :- Breaking Point   Suzanne Brockmann , Killing Time  Linda Howard
  • Worst Read – Tie  :- Passion Lisa Valdez  , What Do You Say to a Naked Elf? Cynthia Sterling
  •  Purple-est Prose  :- Passion Lisa Valdez