This was one heck of a weird year, and yet it was filled with wonderfully smooth and solid writing. I had to do a bit of judicious trimming to get to ten favorites this year, but I managed. These books are listed in no particular order of preference and all are excellent. […]
After discovering a love of Harlequin Historical romances last year, I began really reading them this year and tried several new-to-me authors. This is reflected in my Best Of 2021 list as three of my four favorites were published under that banner.
A Nun for the Viking Warrior by Lucy Morris
I purchased this book because someone shared it as a joke in a reading group on Facebook and I found the blurb interesting. Now I’m in love with Viking romances. Gentle giants are my favorite and Jorund is one of the best: he was so sweet to Aimee the entire story. And this was packed with so much action I had trouble putting it down.
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October may be a bit too early for AAR’s “Best romance novels of 2021” columns, but knowing that those are around the corner, I always like to stop and take stock of my “Best romance novels of 2021… so far.” I see it as a time to suggest a few last-minute books for your TBRs and hopefully to get some recommendations for my own in return.
Here are the best new romance novel releases of 2021 I’ve read so far. […]
After three rounds and thousands of votes, the winner (by a landslide) is:
We are not surprised. The book got a glowing review here and our readers have raved about on the site. Congratulations, Ms. Ryan!
Tomorrow we will share the list of the other nine books that round out the top ten. It’s fabulous.
Over 1100 votes later, AAR readers have picked eleven books to compete for the Best Book of 2020. (I’d hoped for ten, but two garnered the same number of votes.) It’s a great list. All but one of the nominated romances received a DIK at AAR and the one that didn’t got a B+. This list pulls from several genres and represents authors new and old.
Now it’s time to pick just one. […]
Today is the last day of the semi-final round in the Goodreads Choice Awards and they’ve added books nominated by readers.
In our survey, based on the choices in the first round, you picked Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall (15 votes) followed by A Rogue of One’s Own by Evie Dunmore (11 votes). (This is out of 70 votes.) […]
We call this annual column The Best Romance Novels of a given year and it is, but with a caveat. Each reviewer picks a single book she thought was the best – defined as excelling all others. Thus this is a list of individual choices rather than a voted on list by the staff. […]
Like many an AAR reader, I was a child repeatedly decried as “lost in a book.” I am a swift reader and, while growing up, read a book every two days. In 2019, I read 87 books (for the first time) and reread countless others. And, fortuitously, I lost myself in many. […]