Meet Reviewer Louise VanderVliet About Me Favorite Romance Novels

I taught myself to read when I was four using the Peanuts comic strips and I haven’t looked back since! My favourite thing to do is to reread an old favorite. That is why my ereader is now my most prized possession! I have all my favorites with me, all the time, and can reread whatever I’m in the mood for.

Absolute Favorites

With Every Breath by Lynn Kurland
Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward

Favorite Classic

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Emma by Jane Austen

Personal Reading Tastes Favorites by Sub-Genre

What I’m a sucker for in a book:

Humor, heroes and heroines who aren’t afraid to admit their feelings, Alpha heroes, family series where beloved characters return and we can see “where are they now”, tortured heroes who aren’t afraid to admit weakness

What I Don’t Care for in a book:

Too many steps back in the pace of the romance

What drives me absolutely nuts in a book:

When the Big Misunderstanding is the only plot device, when every book by an author follows the exact same pattern

Favorite Romance Authors

All-Time Favorite Romance Authors

Lynn Kurland
J.R. Ward

Best Discovery/Buried Treasure Authors

Thea Harrison
G.A. Aiken
C.L. Wilson

My Biggest Glom

J.R. Ward



Paradise byJudith McNaught
Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

European Historical:

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory


Kingdom of Dreams by Judith McNaught
This Is All I Ask by Lynn Kurland
The Prize by Julie Garwood

American Historical:

For the Roses by Judith McNaught
Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon

Traditional Regency:

Something Wonderful by Julie Garwood
Castles by Julie Garwood

Paranormal/Alternate Reality:

Dark Lover by J.R. Ward
Dark Magic by Christine Feehan
Storm’s Heart by Thea Harrison

Favorite Characters Favorites by Plot Type

Favorite Hero

Montgomery de Piaget, One Enchanted Evening by Lynn Kurland

Favorite Heroine

Claire Willoughby, The Duchess by Jude Deveraux

Most Tortured Hero

Zsadist, Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward
Ruith, Spellweaver by Lynn Kurland
Rydan, The Storm by Jean Johnson

Strongest Heroine

Johanna, Saving Grace by Julie Garwood

Favorite Couple

Zsadist and Bella, Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward
Travis and Abby, Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
Izzy and Èibhear, Dragon Kin Series by G.A. Aiken

Best Villain

Stephen Bonnet, Outlander series , Diana Gabaldon

Cabin or Road:

Perfect by Judith McNaught

Estranged Couple:

Private Arrangements by Sherry Thomas
Tempt Me at Twilight by Lisa Kleypas


What a Dragon Should Know G.A. Aiken
The Dragon Who Loved Me G.A. Aiken


Tairen Soul series by C.L. Wilson

Favorites by Mood

Most-Hanky Read:

Another Chance to Dream by Lynn Kurland

Comfort Reads:


The Duchess by Jude Deveraux
Castles by Julie Garwood
Much Ado in the Moonlight by Lynn Kurland

Guilty Pleasure:

The Cameron Saga by Heather Graham


Most Disappointing Books

The Very Thought of You by Lynn Kurland
Fiery Cross by Tessa Dare
What I did for Love by Diana Gabaldon


The Cat by Jean Johnson

Authors I Have Given Up On

Diana Gabaldon
Jude Deveraux
Judith McNaught

Authors Others Love That I Don’t

Diana Gabladon
Catherine Coulter

Most Annoying Lead Character

Kelly Doyle, Sons of Destiny series by Jean Johnson

Non-Romance Favorites

Favorite Author

Dan Brown
Michael Crichton

Favorite Book

Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

Favorite Mystery

The Murder of King Tut: The Plot to Kill the Child King by James Patterson

Favorite Women’s Fiction

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells

Favorite YA Book

Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan

Favorite SF/Horror/FantasyBooks

Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

Book Most Often Reread

Any of the above favorites! If it is a favorite, it has been reread at least a few times.

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