Meet Reviewer Shannon Dyer
About Me Favorite Romance Novels

I’m Shannon, 33 from Michigan. I share a very peaceful home with my life partner, two dogs, and a very feisty feline, who does her best to keep us all in line. I’ve been a reader all my life, and I doubt that will ever change.

Absolute Favorite

Annie’s Song by Catherine Anderson
Skye O’Mally by Bertrice Small
Running Barefoot by Amy Harmon
Forbidden by Jo Beverley
Heartbreaker by Julie Garwood
Blaze of Memory by Nalini Singh
The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden by Jessica Sorrensen

Favorite Classic

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Personal Reading Tastes Favorites by Sub-Genre

What I’m a sucker for in a book: Strong heroines who aren’t afraid to stand up for what they believe in. Shapeshifters, of any kind. Men who aren’t afraid to show their sensitive sides.

What I don’t particularly care for in a book: Men who go way over the line as alpha males, weak heroines who give into everything just because it pleases their man. Suspense that is over the top and far from believable.

What drives me absolutely nuts in a book: Plots that simply don’t make sense. Characters who never change or grow. Paranormal elements that aren’t fully developed.

Favorite Romance Authors

All-Time Favorite Romance Authors

Yasmine Galenorn
Catherine Anderson
Jo Beverley
Courtney Milan
Nalini Singh
Mary Jo Putney
Bertrice Small

 

Frontier or American Historical:

Heart of the West by Penelope Williamson

Medieval:

The Prize by Julie Garwood

Traditional Regency:

The Sherbrooke Bride by Catherine Coulter

European Historical:

The Heiress Effect by Courtney Milan

Contemporary:

Baby Love by Catherine Anderson

Least-Favorites

Most Disappointing Books

Faerie by Delle Jacobs

Worst Book

Foreplay by Sophie Jordan

Non-Romance Favorites

Favorite Book:

White Lines by Tracy Brown

Favorite Author:

Pat Conroy

Favorite Mystery:

The Program by Gregg Hurwitz

Favorite Women’s Fiction:

Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah

Favorite Young Adult:

Identical by Ellen Hopkins

Favorite SF/Horror/Fantasy:

The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley

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