2013 Annual Reader Poll Results (for 2012 Releases)

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Best Romance Novels Best Romance Characters


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


Best 2012 Romance Novels

Best Romance

A Notorious Countess Confesses, Julie Anne Long

Best Contemporary Romance

About That Night, Julie James


Best Romantic Suspense

The Witness, Nora Roberts


Best Paranormal Romance

Honorable Mention

Lothaire, Kresley Cole

Riveted, Meljean Brook

Best Historical Romance Set in the U.K.

Honorable Mention

A Week to Be Wicked, Tessa Dare

Ravishing the Heiress , Sherry Thomas
A Notorious Countess Confesses , Julie Anne Long

Best Historical Romance Not Set in the U.K. Defiant, Pamela Clare

Funniest Romance

A Week to Be Wicked , Tessa Dare

Biggest Tearjerker Ravishing the Heiress, Sherry Thomas   Best Love Scenes (in a Mainstream Romance) Thief of Shadows, Elizabeth Hoyt


Best Category Romance Suddenly You , Sarah Mayberry

Best Chick Lit/Women’s Fiction

I’ve Got Your Number , Sophie Kinsella

Best Erotica/Romantica

Bared to You, Sylvia Day
Best Romance Short Story The Governess Affair, Courtney Milan

Best Debut Author

Cecilia Grant

Best 2012 Characters



Best Romance Hero Adam Sylvaine in A Notorious Countess Confesses, Julie Anne Long

Best Romance Heroine

Minerva Highwood in A Week to Be Wicked, by Tessa Dare


Most Tortured Hero Gideon Cross in Bared To You, by Sylvia Day


Most Kickass Heroine Andrea Nash in Gunmetal Magic, by Ilona Andrews   Best Romance Couple


Lord Colin Payne and Minerva Highwood in A Week to Be Wicked, by Tessa Dare







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