2014 Annual Reader Poll Results (for 2013 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 2013 Romance Novels

Best Romance

The Luckiest Lady in London, Sherry Thomas

Best Contemporary Romance

Love Irresistibly, Julie James

 

Best Romantic Suspense

Striking Distance, Pamela Clare

 

Best Paranormal Romance

Heart of Obsidian, Nalini Singh

Best Science Fiction/Fantasy Romance

Not enough votes received for any one title

Best Historical Romance Set in the U.K.

Honorable Mention

The Luckiest Lady in London, Sherry Thomas

The Countess Conspiracy, Courtney Milan

  Best Historical Romance Not Set in the U.K. The Lotus Palace, Jeannie Lin

Funniest Romance

Tangled, Emma Chase

Biggest Tearjerker

Honorable Mention

Snow-Kissed, Laura Florand

The Countess Conspiracy, Courtney Milan

  Best Love Scenes (in a Mainstream Romance)

Honorable Mention

The Luckiest Lady in London, Sherry Thomas

One Good Earl Deserves a Lover, Sarah MacLean

Best Category Romance The Other Side of Us, Sarah Mayberry

Best Chick Lit/Women’s Fiction

Not enough votes received for any one title

Best Erotica/Romantica

Uncommon Passion, Anne Calhoun
Best Romance Short Story First Strike, Pamela Clare

Best Debut Author

Emma Chase

Best Young Adult Eleanor & Park, Rainbow Rowell Best New Adult Foreplay, Sophie Jordan Best Novel with Strong Romantic Elements The Rosie Project, Graeme Simsion Best 2013 Characters

Best Romance Hero Sebastian Malheur in The Countess Conspiracy, Courtney Milan  

Best Romance Heroine

Honorable Mention

Violet Waterfield in The Countess Conspiracy, by Courtney Milan

Brooke Parker in Love Irresistibly, Julie James

  Most Tortured Hero Kaleb Krychek in Heart of Obsidian, by Nalini Singh

Most Kickass Heroine

Honorable Mention

Kate Daniels in Magic Rises, by Ilona Andrews

Eve Dallas in Thankless in Death and Calculated in Death, J.D. Robb

  Best Romance Couple – Tie

 

Honorable Mentions

Brooke Parker and Cade Morgan in Love Irresistibly, by Julie James
Louisa Cantwell and Felix Rivendale in The Luckiest Lady in London, by Sherry Thomas

Laura Nilsson and Javier Corbray in Striking Distance, Pamela Clare
Philippa (Pippa) Marbury and Cross in One Good Earl Deserves a Lover, Sarah MacLean
Elena and Raphael in Archangel’s Legion, Nalini Singh

 

 

 

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