Top 100 Romances Poll

November 2007

Lord of Scoundrels

Loretta Chase
European Historical
1995

Dreaming of You

Lisa Kleypas
European Historical
1994

Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen
Classic Fiction
1813

Outlander

Diana Gabaldon
Time Travel
1991

Flowers From The Storm

Laura Kinsale
European Historical
1992

Slightly Dangerous

Mary Balogh
European Historical
2004

Devil In Winter

Lisa Kleypas
European Historical
2006

Bet Me

Jennifer Crusie

Contemporary

2004

Welcome to Temptation

Jennifer Crusie
Contemporary
2000

The Viscount Who Loved Me

Julia Quinn
European Historical
2000

Lover Awakened

J.R. Ward

Paranormal

2006

Mr. Impossible

Loretta Chase
European Historical
2005

The Duke and I

Julia Quinn
European Historical
2000

It Had To Be You

Susan E. Phillips
Contemporary
1994

Lord Perfect

Loretta Chase
European Historical
2006

Romancing Mr. Bridgerton

Julia Quinn
European Historical
2002

The Bride

Julie Garwood
Medieval
1989

Mr. Perfect

Linda Howard
Romantic Suspense
2000

Naked In Death

J.D. Robb
Fut. Rom. Susp.
1995

A Summer To Remember

Mary Balogh
European Historical
2002

Nobody’s Baby But Mine

Susan E. Phillips
Contemporary
1997

Dream Man

Linda Howard
Romantic Suspense
1995

The Raven Prince

Elizabeth Hoyt
European Historical
2006

Paradise

Judith McNaught
Contemporary
1991

As You Desire

Connie Brockway
Historical
1997

MacKenzie’s Mountain

Linda Howard
Series/Category
1989

Dark Lover

J.R. Ward

Paranormal

2005

The Secret

Julie Garwood
Medieval
1992

Son Of The Morning

Linda Howard

Time Travel

1997

Lover Eternal

J.R. Ward

Paranormal

2006

Devil’s Bride

Stephanie Laurens
European Historical
1998

A Knight in Shining Armor

Jude Deveraux
Time Travel
1989

Heaven, Texas

Susan E. Phillips
Contemporary
1995

To Have and To Hold

Patricia Gaffney
European Historical
1995

Almost Heaven

Judith McNaught
European Historical
1990

Match Me If You Can

Susan E. Phillips
Contemporary
2005

The Shadow and The Star

Laura Kinsale
Historical
1991

Cry No More

Linda Howard
Romantic Suspense
2003

A Kingdom of Dreams

Judith McNaught
Medieval
1989

Over the Edge

Suzanne Brockmann

Romantic Suspense

2001

Sea Swept

Nora Roberts

Contemporary

1998

Ravished

Amanda Quick
European Historical
1992

Then Came You

Lisa Kleypas
European Historical
1993

To Die For

Linda Howard

Contemporary

2005

Something Wonderful

Judith McNaught
European Historical
1988

This Heart of Mine

Susan E. Phillips
Contemporary
2001

The Serpent Prince

Elizabeth Hoyt
European Historical
2007

Suddenly You

Lisa Kleypas
European Historical
2001

The Proposition

Judith Ivory
European Historical
1999

Honor’s Splendour

Julie Garwood
Medieval
1987

Saving Grace

Julie Garwood

Medieval

1993

Jane Eyre

Charlotte Bronte
Classic Fiction
1847

When He Was Wicked

Julia Quinn
European Historical
2004

Persuasion

Jane Austen
Classic Fiction
1818

All Through The Night

Connie Brockway
European Historical
1997

It Happened One Autumn

Lisa Kleypas
European Historical
2005

Born In Fire

Nora Roberts
Contemporary
1994

Thunder and Roses

Mary Jo Putney
European Historical
1993

Kiss An Angel

Susan E. Phillips
Contemporary
1996

Out Of Control

Suzanne Brockmann
Romantic Suspense
2002

After The Night

Linda Howard
Romantic Suspense
1995

Lady Sophia’s Lover

Lisa Kleypas
European Historical
2002

The Secret Pearl

Mary Balogh
European Historical
1991

Once and Always

Judith McNaught
European Historical
1987

More Than A Mistress

Mary Balogh
European Historical
2000

Untie My Heart

Judith Ivory
European Historical
2002

See Jane Score

Rachel Gibson
Contemporary
2003

The Rake

Mary Jo Putney
European Historical
1998

Dragonfly in Amber

Diana Gabaldon
Time Travel
1992

Perfect

Judith McNaught
Contemporary
1993

Whitney My Love

Judith McNaught
European Historical
1985

The Duke

Gaelen Foley
European Historical
2000

One Perfect Rose

Mary Jo Putney
European Historical
1997

Shattered Rainbows

Mary Jo Putney
European Historical
1996

The Windflower

Laura London
Historical/Pirate
1984

Dream A Little Dream

Susan E. Phillips
Contemporary
1998

Frederica

Georgette Heyer
Classic Fiction
1965

Passion

Lisa Valdez
European Historical
2005

Voyager

Diana Gabaldon
Time Travel
1994

The Lady’s Tutor

Robin Schone
European Historical
1999

Morning Glory

LaVyrle Spencer
Americana
1990

Worth Any Price

Lisa Kleypas
European Historical
2003

Winter Garden

Adele Ashworth
European Historical
2000/p>

My Dearest Enemy

Connie Brockway
European Historical
1998

Where Dreams Begin

Lisa Kleypas
European Historical
2000

Devil’s Cub

Georgette Heyer
Classic Fiction
1932

Gone Too Far

Suzanne Brockmann
Romantic Suspense
2003

Anyone But You

Suzanne Brockmann Romantic Suspense 2003

For My Lady’s Heart

Laura Kinsale
Medieval Romance
1993

Rising Tides

Nora Roberts
Contemporary
1998

Lover Revealed

J.R. Ward
Paranormal
2007

Open Season

Linda Howard
Romantic Suspense
2001

Born In Ice

Nora Roberts
Contemporary
1996

Ransom

Julie Garwood
Medieval
1999

Venetia

Georgette Heyer
Classic Fiction
1956

Miss Wonderful

Loretta Chase
European Historical
2004

Ain’t She Sweet

Susan E. Phillips
Contemporary
2004

The Notorious Rake

Mary Balogh
Trad Regency
1992

The Prize

Julie Garwood
Medieval
1991

Slave To Sensation

Nalini Singh
Paranormal
2006

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