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    • Dabney Grinnan
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      Kay asked that we start this thread. Enjoy!

    • Kay
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      What are your favorite books of 2017?
      Mine are:
      Dating-ish by Penny Reid
      Between the Devil and the Duke, Kelly Bowen
      A Lady’s Code of Misconduct by Meredith Duran
      A Duke in Shining Armor, Loretta Chase
      The Girl Who Knew Too Much by Amanda Quick
      Seven Minutes of Heaven by Eloisa James
      When Its Real by Erin Watt
      Royally Endowed, Emma Chase
      The Love Experiment, Ainslee Paton
      Madly Ruthie Knox
      A Good Girlfriends Guide to Getting Even by Anna Bell
      No Other Duke Will Do, Grace Burrowes
      Someone to Wed, Mary Balogh

    • library addict
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      alphabetically by author:
      My 5 star reads for 2017: any year published

      • Relaunch Mission by Robyn Bachar Apr 2017* (The Galactic Cold War #1)
      • Contingency Plan by Robyn Bachar July 2017* (The Galactic Cold War #2)
      • Riveted by Meljean Brook Sept 2012 (Iron Seas #3)
      • The Kraken King by Meljean Brook Nov 2014 (Iron Seas #4)
      • Down Outback Roads by Alissa Callen May 2014 (Outback Dust #1)
      • All I Am by Nicole Helm Feb 2016 (Farmers’ Market #2)
      • Need You Now by Nicole Helm Mar 2017* (Mile High Adventures #1)
      • So Wrong It Must Be Right by Nicole Helm Mar 2017* (Gallagher & Ivy #1)
      • True-Blue Cowboy Christmas by Nicole Helm Oct 2016 (Big Sky Cowboys #3)
      • The Girl in the Steel-Capped Boots by Loretta Hill Aug 2012 (Pilbara/Barnes Inc #1)
      • The Mark of the Tala by Jeffe Kennedy June 2014 (The Twelve Kingdoms #1)
      • The Talon of the Hawk by Jeffe Kennedy June 2015 (The Twelve Kingdoms #3)
      • Soft Target by Mia Kay Nov 2015 (Agents Undercover #1)
      • Red Clover Inn by Carla Neggers Apr 2017* (Swift River Valley #7)
      • Ashwin by Kit Rocha Mar 2017* (Gideon’s Riders #1)
      • Fighting Kat by PJ Schnyder Jan 2014 (The Triton Experiment #2)
      • Wreck of the Nebula Dream by Veronica Scott Mar 2012 (Sectors #1)
      • Star Cruise: Outbreak by Veronica Scott Apr 2016 (Sectors #5)
      • Danger in the Stars by Veronica Scott Apr 2017* (Sectors #10)
      • Aydarr by Veronica Scott Dec 2017* (Sectors New Allies #1)
      • Accidentally on Purpose by Jill Shalvis Jan 2017* (Heartbreaker Bay #3)
      • Silver Silence by Nalini Singh June 2017* (Psy/Changeling Trinity #1)
    • Anonymous
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      My Something Wonderful by Jill Barnett
      Between the Devil and the Duke by Kelly Bowen
      A Duke in Shining Armor by Loretta Chase
      Air Kiss by L.H. Cosway
      Hearts on Air by L.H. Cosway
      The Cad and the Co-ed by L.H. Cosway & Penny Reid
      The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare
      A Lady’s Code of Misconduct by Meredith Duran
      Seven Minutes in Heaven by Eloisa James
      Eleventh Grave in Moonlight by Darynda Jones
      The Trouble with Twelfth Grave by Darynda Jones
      My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella
      Veil of Mists by Diana Marik
      Beard in Mind by Penny Reid
      Dating-ish by Penny Reid
      Silver Silence by Nalini Singh

    • Blackjack
      Post count: 48

      I only included books published in 2017:

      Penny Reid’s Dating-ish is my hands down favorite romance of the year.

      Sherry Thomas’s A Conspiracy in Belgravia and Lucy Parker’s Pretty Face are runners-up.

      Also of note:

      Meredith Duran’s A Lady’s Code of Misconduct
      Ainslie Paton’s The Love Experiment
      Loretta Chase’s A Duke in Shining Armor

    • Keira Soleore
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      Looks like, I need to add Dating-ish to my list.

      • Blackjack
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        Yes, do read Dating-ish. It’s funny, but it is also so sweet, romantic and sexy too. I’ve reread it three times already.

    • Sandlynn
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      My favorite romance read of 2017 was actually published in 2015: The Vintage Guide to Love and Romance by Kirsty Greenwood. It was a hoot. I laughed out loud a number of times and immediately looked for other books by the author. Hope those I found live up to that one.

      I also thought The Bourbon Thief by Tiffany Reisz was well-written but kind of disturbing. It was published in 2016.

      As for the stories published in 2017, I liked Pretty Face by Lucy Parker

      • Blackjack
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        I thought Pretty Face was wonderful too. I actually liked it even more than Act Like It from the previous year. Lucy Parker is definitely one of my favorite authors now.

    • stl-reader
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      Though they were not published this year, my favorite reads in 2017 were KJ Charles’ M/M romances A Gentleman’s Position and A Seditious Affair. Nothing else came close for me.

      I did like Pretty Face, though, now that you mention it. Also, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, while sort of pseudo-historical and draggy in parts, was a pretty fun read. Not 100% sold on the book cover font, but I guess you could say it’s cheeky like the main character.

      I’m adding Dating-ish to my TBR list.

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