(For 2007 releases)

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(If there are multiple honorable mentions, they are listed in vote order unless they are a tie)

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Best 2007 Romance Novels

  • Best Romance – tie :- If His Kiss Is Wicked, Jo Goodman
  • Honorable Mention :- The Serpent Prince, Elizabeth Hoyt  ,  Natural Born Charmer, Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Favorite Funny :- Natural Born Charmer, SEP
  • Most-Hanky Read :- Beau Crusoe, Carla Kelly
  • Most Luscious Love Story :- The Serpent Prince, Elizabeth Hoyt
  • Honorable Mentions – tie :- Mine Till Midnight, Lisa Kleypas , Dangerous Lover, Lisa Marie Rice
  • Best Erotic Romance :- Fairyville, Emma Holly
  • Best Cabin/Road Romance – tie :- Up Close and Dangerous, Linda Howard , Driven, Eve Kenin
  • Best New Author :- Anna Campbell
  • Best Buried Treasure :- If His Kiss Is Wicked, Jo Goodman
  • Guiltiest Pleasure Honorable Mentions – tie  :- Lover Revealed, J. R. Ward  , Claiming the Courtesan, Anna Campbell, Lover Unbound, J.R. Ward
  • Author Most Glommed :- J.R. Ward
  • Best Medieval/Renaissance :- Laird of the Mist, Paula Quinn
  • Best European Historical :- Honorable Mention If His Kiss Is Wicked, Jo Goodman , The Serpent Prince, Elizabeth Hoyt
  • Best Amer Hist/Frontier :-Caine’s Reckoning, Sarah McCarty
  • Best Contemporary  :- Natural Born Charmer, SEP   Series/Category Novel The Billionaire Next Door, Jessica Bird
  • Best Romantic Suspense :- High Noon, Nora Roberts
  • Best SF/F & Futuristic :- Honorable Mention Games of Command, Linnea Sinclair , Driven, Eve Kenin   Best Paranormal & Time Travel Caressed by Ice, Nalini Singh
  • Best Chick Lit/Woman’s Fiction :- Sugar Daddy, Lisa Kleypas
  • Best Short Story :- Beat of Temptation, Nalini Singh An Enchanted Season
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Best 2007 Characters

  • Most Tortured Hero :- Lover Unbound, J.R. Ward , Vishous
  • Honorable Mention :-Beau Crusoe, Carla Kelly , James
  • Strongest Heroine :- Creation in Death, J.D. Robb , Eve
  • Best Hero :- If His Kiss Is Wicked, Jo Goodman ,Restell
  • Honorable Mention :-Mine Till Midnight, Lisa Kleypas ,Cam
  • Best Heroine :- And Then He Kissed Her, Laura Lee Guhrke , Emmaline
  • Honorable Mention :- Not Quite a Lady, Loretta Chase , Charlotte
  • Best Couple :- Creation in Death, J.D. Robb Eve/Roarke
  • Best Villain :- Innocent in Death, J.D. Robb (unnamed to avoid spoilers)
  • Honorable Mention :- Die for Me, Karen Rose
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Worst of the Year for 2007

  • Most Annoying Lead  :- Lover Revealed, J.R. Ward , Marissa
  • Author You Gave Up On :- Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Dishonorable Mentions :- Julie Garwood, J.R. Ward
  • Most Disappointing Read :- Lover Unbound, J.R. Ward
  • Least Believable HEA :- Lover Unbound, J.R. Ward
  • Biggest Wallbanger or “I Tried, I Really Did” :-  Lover Unbound, J.R. Ward
  • Purple-est Prose  :- Gideon, Jacquelyn Frank

ATBF column on these results

Interim Results