(For 2006 releases)

 

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(If there is more than one honorable mention, they are generally listed in vote order – ie, the first h.m. earned more votes than the second)

Best 2006 Romance Novels

Best Romance
   Honorable Mention

Lover Awakened, J.R. Ward
   Lord Perfect, Loretta Chase

 

Favorite Funny
   Honorable Mention

Drop Dead Gorgeous, Linda Howard
   Lord Perfect, Loretta Chase  

 

Most-Hanky Read

Lover Awakened, J.R. Ward

 

Most Luscious Love Story
   Honorable Mentions

The Raven Prince, Elizabeth Hoyt
   The Devil in Winter, Lisa Kleypas
   Lover Awakened, J.R. Ward

Best Erotic Romance All U Can Eat, Emma Holly   Best Cabin/Road Romance Lord Perfect, Loretta Chase  

Best New Author

Elizabeth Hoyt

 

Best Buried Treasure

Jacob, Jacqueline Frank

Guiltiest Pleasure
   Honorable Mentions – tie The Devil in Winter, Lisa Kleypas
   A Hunger Like No Other, Kresley Cole
   All U Can Eat, Emma Holly

Author Most Glommed

J.R. Ward

 

Best Medieval/Renaissance
   Honorable Mention

The Silver Rose, Susan Carroll
   Knight of Darkness, Kinley MacGregor

Best European Historical
   Honorable Mention The Devil in Winter, Lisa Kleypas
   Lord Perfect, Loretta Chase  

Best Amer Hist/Frontier – tie

   Honorable Mention

The Rogue’s Return, Jo Beverley
A Reason To Live, Maureen McKade
   Summer Breeze, Catherine Anderson Best Contemporary
   Honorable Mentions Drop Dead Gorgeous, Linda Howard
   Angels Fall, Nora Roberts
   Sex, Lies, and Online Dating   Honorable Mention Series/Category Novel Family at Stake, Molly O’Keefe  

Best Romantic Suspense
   Honorable Mention

Angels Fall, Nora Roberts
   Cold as Ice, Anne Stuart

  Best Alternate Reality/Paranormal Lover Awakened, J.R. Ward  

Best Chick Lit/Wom Fict
   Honorable Mention

Hot Dish, Connie Brockway
   Queen of Babble, Meg Cabot

  Short Story – tie

   Honorable Mention Hot Toy, Jennifer Crusie
The Warlord Wants Forever, Kresley Cole
   A Soldier’s Heart, Elizabeth Rolls Santa, Baby
Playing Easy To Get
   Mistletoe Kisses   Best 2006 Characters Most Tortured Hero Lover Awakened, J.R. Ward Zsadist

Strongest Heroine

Lover Awakened, J.R. Ward

Bella

Best Hero The Devil in Winter, Lisa Kleypas Sebastian

Best Heroine

The Devil in Winter, Lisa Kleypas

Evie

Best Couple – tie

   Honorable Mention

The Devil in Winter, Lisa Kleypas
Lover Awakened, J.R. Ward   
   Lord Perfect, Loretta Chase Evie/Sebastian
Bella/Zsadist
   Bathsheba/Benedict Best Villain Lover Awakened, J.R. Ward (unnamed to avoid spoilers)  
Worst of the Year for 2006 Most Annoying Lead Drop Dead Gorgeous, Linda Howard Blair Mallory

Author You Gave Up On – tie

   Dishonorable Mention

Nora Roberts
Christina Dodd
   Julia Quinn

 

Most Disappointing Read

On the Way To the Wedding, Julia Quinn

  Worst Read
   Dishonorable Mention On the Way To the Wedding, Julia Quinn
   From London With Love, Jenna Peterson  
Purple-est Prose Mistral’s Kiss, Laurell K. Hamilton   Search our reviews database by Title or Author by Titleby Author’s Last Nameby Author’s First Name Do a more in-depth review search via Power Search

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