The 1998 All About Romance Reader Awards

Favorite Romance of the YearSea Swept by Nora Roberts

    Honorable Mentions

      Dream a Little Dream by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
      Mine to Take by Dara Joy

Favorite Funny – Three way tie:

    Baby, I’m Yours by Susan Andersen
    My Man Pendleton by Elizabeth Bevarly
    To Catch an Heiress by Julia Quinn

Most-Hanky ReadDream a Little Dream by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Most Luscious Love StoryMine to Take by Dara Joy

Most Tortured Hero – Gabe Bonner from Susan Elizabeth Phillips’ Dream a Little Dream

Feistiest Heroine – Lydia Grenville from Loretta Chase’s The Last Hellion

    Honorable Mentions

      Lily Bede from Connie Brockway’s My Dearest Enemy
      Eve Dallas from J.D. Robb’s (aka Nora Roberts) Holiday in Death

Favorite Hero – Gian Ren from Dara Joy’s Mine to Take

    Honorable Mentions

      Rourke from J.D. Robb’s (aka Nora Roberts) Holiday in Death
      Devil Cynster from Stephanie Laurens’ Devil’s Bride

Favorite Heroine – Anna Spinelli from Nora Roberts’ Sea Swept

    Honorable Mentions

      Caroline from Adele Ashworth’s My Darling Caroline
      Eve Dallas from J.D. Robb’s Holiday in Death

Favorite Couple – Eve and Rourke from J.D. Robb’s Holiday in Death

Favorite Road RomanceBaby, I’m Yours by Susan Andersen

Favorite New Discovery – Susan Elizabeth Phillips

    Honorable Mentions

      Adele Ashworth
      Rachel Gibson

Author Most Glommed (collected during 1998) – Nora Roberts

    Honorable Mentions

      Linda Howard
      Mary Balogh
      Jo Beverley

Favorite Medieval RomanceLord of Midnight by Jo Beverley

    Honorable MentionWild by Jill Barnett

Favorite Regency RomanceIrresistible by Mary Balogh

    Honorable MentionBest Laid Schemes by Emma Jensen

Favorite European Historical RomanceDevil’s Bride by Stephanie Laurens

    Honorable Mentions

      My Dearest Enemy by Connie Brockway
      Forbidden Magic by Jo Beverley

Favorite American or Western Historical RomanceTexas Glory by Lorraine Heath

    Honorable Mentions

      Nobody’s Darling by Teresa Medeiros
      Cherish by Catherine Anderson

Favorite Contemporary RomanceDream a Little Dream by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

    Honorable MentionSea Swept by Nora Roberts

Favorite Romantic SuspenseKill & Tell by Linda Howard

    Honorable MentionHoliday in Death by J.D. Robb

Favorite “Other” RomanceMine to Take by Dara Joy

Author You Gave Up On – Jude Deveraux

Author Others Love that You Don’t – Danielle Steel

    (Dis)-Honorable Mentions

      Kathleen Woodiwiss
      Nora Roberts

Most Disappointing ReadAnother Chance to Dream by Lynn Kurland

    (Dis)-Honorable Mentions

      Cherish by Catherine Anderson
      With This Ring by Amanda Quick

Worst Read:An Angel for Emily by Jude Deveraux

    (Dis)-Honorable MentionThe Senator’s Wife by Karen Robards

Purple-est Prose – Two-way tie between

    Elusive Flame by Kathleen Woodiwiss
    Mine to Take by Dara Joy

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