Best2015-bigSeveral readers asked for a list of the nominees in this year’s Annual Reader Poll. Here you go!

And if you’ve not yet voted, please do. Here’s the link.


Best Romance

Radiance by Grace Draven
Archangel’s Enigma by Nalini Singh
Mistress Firebrand by Donna Thorland
Rise by Karina Bliss
Seduction Game by Pamela Clare
Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh
A Seditious Affair by KJ Charles
The Legend of Lyon Redmond by Julie Anne Long
It Started With a Scandal by Julie Anne Long

Favorite Funny Romance

My Kind of Wonderful by Jill Shalvis
Suddenly One Summer by Julie James
When A Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare
The Friend Zone by Kristen Callihan
Truth or Beard by Penny Reid
Rock Hard by Nalini Singh
Dukes Prefer Blondes by Loretta Chase
Act Like It by Lucy Parker

Favorite Tear-Jerker Romance

Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh
The Duke and the Lady in Red by Lorraine Heath
The Highwayman by Kerrigan Byrne
Only a Kiss by Mary Balogh

Most Luscious Love Story

Sweetest Scoundrel by Elizabeth Hoyt
Dark Wild Night by Christina Lauren
Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh
Love in the Time of Scandal by Caroline Linden
Rock Hard by Nalini Singh

Best Erotica / Erotic Romance

Harlot by Victoria Dahl
Intimate Geography by Tamsen Parker
For Real by Alexis Hall
The Muse by Anne Calhoun

Most Tortured Romance Hero

Noah St John in Rock Redemption by Nalini Singh
Ralph Stockwood in Only a Promise by Mary Balogh
Dorian Blackwell inThe Highwayman by Kerrigan Byrne
Dominic Frey in A Seditious Affair by KJ Charles

Best Kick-Ass Heroine

Veronica Speedwell in A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn
Calico Nash in This Gun for Hire by Jo Goodman
Kate Daniels in Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews
Holly Bradshaw in Seduction Game by Pamela Clare
Zaira in Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh

Best Romance Hero

Gabriel Bishop from Rock Hard by Nalini Singh
Nick O’Shea from Luck Be a Lady by Meredith Duran
Aden from Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh
Lyon Redmond from The Legend of Lyon Redmond by Julie Anne Long

Best Romance Heroine

Clara Fairfax from Dukes Prefer Blondes by Loretta Chase
Elise from It Started with a Scandal by Julie Ann Long
Charlotte Baird from Rock Hard by Nalini Singh
Minerva Dodger from Falling into Bed with a Duke by Lorraine Heath

Best Romance Couple

Gabriel Bishop and Charlotte Baird in Rock Hard by Nalini Singh
Aden and Zaira in Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh
Phillippe and Elise in It Started With a Scandal by Julie Anne Long
Olivia Eversea and Lyon Redmond in The Legend of Lyon Redmond by Julie Anne Long
Nick and Holly in Seduction Game by Pamela Clare
Brishen and Ildiko in Radiance by Grace Draven
Calico Nash and Quill McKenna in This Gun for Hire by Jo Goodman

Best Paranormal Romance

Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh
The Other Side of Midnight by Simone St. James
Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews
Archangel’s Enigma by Nalini Singh
Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs

Best Fantasy Romance

Radiance by Grace Draven
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
Burned by Karen Marie Moning
Feel the Burn by G.A. Aiken

Best Science Fiction Romance

Dark Horse by Michelle Diener
Sirens Call by Jayne Castle

Best Historical Romance set in the U.K.

It Started With a Scandal by Julie Anne Long
Once Upon a Marquess by Courtney Milan
The Duke’s Disaster by Grace Burrowes
The Legend of Lyon Redmond by Julie Anne Long
A Seditious Affair by KJ Charles
Doing No Harm by Carla Kelly
Only a Kiss by Mary Balogh
Lady Be Good by Meredith Duran

Best Historical Romance set outside the U.K.

Bitter Springs by Laura Stone
Mistress Firebrand by Donna Thorland
This Gun for Hire by Jo Goodman

Best Contemporary Romance

If You Only Knew by Kristan Higgins
Rise by Karina Bliss
The One in My Heart by Sherry Thomas
Act Like It by Lucy Parker
Suddenly One Summer by Julie James
For Real by Alexis Hall
Rock Hard by Nalini Singh

Best Category Romance Book

Strangers at the Altar by Marguerite Kaye
Playing by the Greek’s Rules by Sarah Morgan
The Soldier’s Rebel Lover by Marguerite Kaye
Pursued by the Rogue by Kelly Hunter

Best Romantic Suspense

Seduction Game by Pamela Clare
Dead By Midnight by Pamela Clare
Consumed by Fire by Anne Stuart
Behind the Mask by Carolyn Crane
Beyond Limits by Laura Griffin
The Other Side of Midnight by Simone St. James

Best LGBT+ Romance

Lead Me Not by Ann Gallagher
For Real by Alexis Hall
A Seditious Affair by KJ Charles
Him by Elle Kennedy and Sarina Bowen
Fever Pitch by Heidi Cullinan

Best Young Adult Romance

Emmy and Oliver by Robin Benway
Manners and Mutiny by Gail Carriger
The Immortal Heights by Sherry Thomas

Best New Adult Romance

The Game Plan by Kristen Callihan
The Deal by Elle Kennedy
Elements of Chemistry by Penny Reid
Carry the Ocean by Heidi Cullinan
The Shameless Hour by Sarina Bowen
Trade Me by Courtney Milan

Best Romance Novella or Short Story

Soul Deep by Pamela Clare
The Ruin of Gabriel Ashleigh by KJ Charles
Waiting for the Flood by Alexis Hall
Lord Dashwood Missed Out by Tessa Dare

Best Novel (non-romance) with strong romantic elements

A Study in Death by Anna Lee Huber
A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
If You Only Knew by Kristan Higgins
The Sound of Glass by Karen White


 


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