The All-Time Reader Favorites

(Our lists are presented in alphabetical order)
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  • Favorite Romance: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Favorite Romance Author: Suzanne Brockmann
  • Favorite Funny: Heaven, Texas by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Most-Hanky Read: Always to Remember by Lorraine Heath
  • Most Luscious Love Story: Son of the Morning by Linda Howard
  • Favorite Hero: Luke “Lucky” O’Donlon in Suzanne Brockmann’s Get Lucky
  • Favorite Heroine: Elizabeth Bennett in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice
  • Favorite Couple: Gertrude and Mikolai in Pamela Morsi’s Something Shady
  • Favorite Family: MacKade family by Nora Roberts
  • Most Annoying Lead Character: anyone from an early Linda Howard title!
  • Favorite Cabin or Road Romance: Diamond Bay by Linda Howard
  • Best Discovery/Buried Treasure: Dinah McCall aka Sharon Sala
  • Biggest Glom: Linda Howard
  • Favorite Medieval Romance: Lord of Midnight by Jo Beverley
  • Favorite Regency Romance: The Notorious Rake by Mary Balogh
  • Favorite European Historical Romance:The Lady’s Tutor by Robin Schone
  • Favorite American/Western Historical Romance: Texas Glory by Lorraine Heath
  • Favorite Contemporary Romance: Heartthrob by Suzanne Brockmann
  • Favorite Series Romance: Get Lucky by Suzanne Brockmann
  • Favorite Romantic Suspense: Shades of Twilight by Linda Howard
  • Favorite “Other” Romance: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
  • Author You Gave Up On: Nora Roberts
  • Author Others Love that You Don’t:
    • Julie Garwood
    • Laura Kinsale
  • Most Disappointing Read: Bodyguard by Suzanne Brockmann
  • Worst Read: Hellion by Bertrice Small
  • Most Purple Prose: The Lady’s Tutor by Robin Schone
  • Favorite Romance:The Masqueraders by Georgette Heyer
  • Favorite Romance Author: Georgette Heyer
  • Favorite Funny: Mr. Perfect Linda Howard
  • Most Luscious Love Story: Devil’s Bride Stephanie Laurens
  • Most Tortured Hero: Nicholas from Julia Ross’s My Dark Prince
  • Feistiest Heroine: Lydia Granville from Loretta Chase’s The Last Hellion
  • Favorite Hero: Roarke from J.D. Robb’s In Death series
  • Favorite Heroine: Eve Dallas J.D. Robb’s from In Death series
  • Favorite Couple: Eve and Roarke from J.D. Robb’s In Death series
  • Favorite Family: Cynsters by Stephanie Laurens
  • Most Annoying Hero or Heroine: Peachy McGhee from Rebecca Paisley’s Midnight and Magnolia
  • Best Discovery/Buried Treasure: Sandra Kitt
  • Your Biggest Glom:
    • Julie Garwood
    • Suzanne Robinson
  • Favorite Medieval: By Arrangement by Madeline Hunter
  • Favorite Regency: Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer
  • Favorite European Historical: Reckless Angel by Jane Feather
  • Favorite American/Western Historical Romance: Wild Oats by Pamela Morsi
  • Favorite Contemporary Romance: It Had to Be You by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Favorite Romantic Suspense: Dream Man by Linda Howard
  • Favorite “Other” Romance: In Death series by J.D. Robb
  • Author You Gave Up On: Catherine Coulter
  • Author Others Love That You Don’t: Jo Beverly
  • Most Disappointing Read: High Intensity by Dara Joy
  • Worst Read: High Intensity by Dara Joy
  • Favorite Romance: Cool Shade by Theresa Weir
  • Favorite Romance Author: Mary Balogh
  • Favorite Funny: Best-Laid Schemes by Emma Jensen
  • Most-Hanky Read: The Temporary Wife by Mary Balogh
  • Most Luscious Love Story: Cool Shade by Theresa Weir
  • Most Tortured Hero: Damien from Megan McKinney’s Gentle from the Night
  • Feistest Heroine: Sariana from Jayne Ann Krentz’s Shield’s Lady
  • Favorite Hero: Eddie Berlin from Theresa Weir’s Cool Shade
  • Favorite Heroine: Cleo from Theresa Weir’s Bad Karma
  • Favorite Couple: Samantha and Hartley from Mary Balogh’s Lord Carew’s Bride
  • Best Villain: Lionel Kersey from Mary Balogh’s Dark Angel and Lord Carew’s Bride
  • Most Annoying Lead Character: Sierra of Nirvahda from Stobie Piel’s The White Sun
  • Favorite Cabin or Road Romance: To Love a Dark Lord by Anne Stuart
  • Best Discovery/Buried Treasure: Theresa Weir
  • Your Biggest Glom: Mary Balogh
  • Favorite Regency Romance: Lord Carew’s Bride by Mary Balogh
  • Favorite European Historical Romance: My Darling Caroline by Adele Ashworth
  • Favorite Contemporary Romance: Cool Shade by Theresa Weir
  • Favorite Series Romance: Crazy Like a Fox by Anne Stuart
  • Favorite Romantic Suspense: Nightfall by Anne Stuart
  • Favorite “Other” Romance: Compass of the Soul by Sean Russell (not a romance)
  • Author You Gave Up On: Catherine Coulter
  • Author Others Love That You Don’t:Danielle Steel
  • Most Disappointing Read: Mirror, Mirror by Donna Julian
  • Worst Read: Sea Fire by Karen Robards
  • Most Purple Prose: anything by Bertrice Small
  • Favorite Romance:One Perfect Rose by Mary Jo Putney
  • Favorite Romance Author: Suzanne Brockmann
  • Favorite Funny: Baby I’m Yours by Susan Andersen
  • Most-Hanky Read: One Perfect Rose by Mary Jo Putney
  • Most Luscious Love Story: Welcome to Temptation by Jennifer Crusie
  • Most Tortured Hero: Alan “Frisco” Francisco from Suzanne Brockmann’s Frisco’s Kid
  • Feistiest Heroine: Anita Blake from Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series
  • Favorite Hero: “Joe Cat” from Suzanne Brockmann’s Prince Joe
  • Favorite Heroine: Bridget Jones from Helen Fielding’s Bridget Jones Diary by
  • Favorite Couple: Amy and Jack from Emlyn Rees and Josie Lloyd’s Come Together
  • Favorite Family: The Montgomerys from Jude Deveraux’s Velvet series
  • Best Villain: The evil old father from Christina Dodd’s A Well Favored Gentleman
  • Most Annoying Hero or Heroine: Georgina Witherspoon in Spirit of Love by Rachel Wilson
  • Favorite Cabin or Road Romance: Baby, I’m Yours by Susan Andersen
  • Best Discovery/Buried Treasure: The Maiden and the Unicorn by Isolde Martyn
  • Your Biggest Glom: Suzanne Brockmann
  • Favorite Medieval: The Maiden and the Unicorn by Isolde Martyn
  • Favorite Regency: My False Heart by Liz Carlyle
  • Favorite European Historical: The Lady’s Tutor by Robin Schone
  • Favorite American/Western Historical Romance: A Stranger’s Wife by Maggie Osborne
  • Favorite Contemporary Romance: Skin Deep by Kathleen Cross
  • Favorite Series Romance: The Wallflower by Jan Freed
  • Favorite Romantic Suspense: Dream Man by Linda Howard
  • Favorite “Other” Romance: Infinity and Eternity by Maggie Shayne
  • Author You Gave Up On: Jude Deveraux
  • Author Others Love That You Don’t: Diana Palmer
  • Most Disappointing Read: The Stargazer by Michelle Jaffe
  • Worst Read: Emily’s Angel by Jude Deveraux
  • Most Purple Prose: The Countess Misbehaves by Nan Ryan
  • Favorite Romance: Shattered Rainbows by Mary Jo Putney
  • Favorite Romance Author: Mary Jo Putney
  • Favorite Funny: The Mad Miss Mathley by Michelle Martin
  • Most-Hanky Read: A Promise of Love by Karen Ranney
  • Most Luscious Love Story: My Darling Caroline by Adele Ashworth
  • Most Tortured Hero: Michael from Mary Jo Putney’s Shattered Rainbows
  • Feistest Heroine: Tessa from Karen Ranney’s Upon a Wicked Time
  • Favorite Hero: Major Reed from Carla Kelly’s With This Ring
  • Favorite Heroine: Lydia from Carla Kelly’s With This Ring
  • Favorite Couple: Eve and Roarke from J.D. Robb’s In Death series
  • Best Villain: Lionel from Mary Balogh’s Lord Carew’s Bride
  • Most Annoying Lead Character: Ash from Connie Brockway’s McClaren’s Isle: The Passionate One
  • Favorite Cabin or Road Romance: Angel Rogue by Mary Jo Putney
  • Best Discovery/Buried Treasure: Jean Ross Ewing
  • Your Biggest Glom: Jo Beverley
  • Favorite Medieval Romance: The Bride by Julie Garwood
  • Favorite Regency Romance: With This Ring by Carla Kelly
  • Favorite European Historical Romance: Shattered Rainbows by Mary Jo Putney
  • Favorite American/Western Historical Romance: The Beloved One by Danelle Harmon
  • Favorite Contemporary Romance: Isn’t It Romantic by Ronda Thompson
  • Favorite Series Romance: Reckless by Ruth Wind
  • Favorite “Other” Romance: Lord of The Storm by Justine Davis
  • Author You Gave Up On: Diane Palmer
  • Author Others Love That You Don’t: Christina Dodd
  • Most Disappointing Read: McClairen’s Isle: The Passionate One by Connie Brockway
  • Worst Read: Savage Fires by Cassie Edwards
  • Most Purple Prose: A Season Beyond a Kiss by Kathleen Woodiwiss

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