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Morning Glory (#25 on our Top 100 Romances List)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on March  26, 1998 So often heroes and heroines of romances are larger-than-life characters. Lords, ladies, knights, cowboys, and swashbuckling types in general. There's nothing wrong with that, we all like a little wish fulfillment and fantasy in our r ...

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Lord Perfect (#26 on our Top 100 Romances List)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on February  26, 2006 I know this is romance sacrilege, but when I read Lord of Scoundrels about ten years ago, I traded it back to the ubs. I don’t remember that I hated it, just that I didn’t particularly want to keep it. This was before I started ...

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Naked In Death (#27 on our Top 100 Romances List)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on May  10, 1998 Clever lady, Nora Roberts. With the first book of this series, she has created a world of the future, but she’s placed it only far enough away so that some of us, with the right medical care and a little luck, might live to see it. It ...

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Paradise (#28 on our Top 100 Romances List)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on February  11, 2001 Part of me is always afraid to reread an old favorite, especially if I originally read it in my pre-reviewing days. What if it doesn't measure up? What if it's not as good as I remembered? With Paradise, I needn't have worried. I s ...

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Devil's Bride (#32 on our Top 100 Romances List)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on April  18, 1998 I haven't read a really good European historical romance in a while and had heard some good things about Stephanie Laurens' new book Devil's Bride. I had read her earlier book, Captain Jack's Woman and thought it was pretty good. I ha ...

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Private Arrangements (#36 on our Top 100 Romances List)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on February 19, 2008 To put it simply, rarely have I read a debut book as accomplished and polished as this one. Private Arrangements isn’t perfect, but there is more than enough here to satisfy readers tired of formulaic romps and longing for books as ...

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Lover Awakened (#37 on our Top 100 Romances List)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on August 27, 2006 Lover Awakened is the third book in J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Those who have not read the first two books may feel a bit like the new bride at a family reunion, but eventually you'll figure out who's who. A handy gl ...

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Persuasion (#38 on our Top 100 Romances List)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on February 13, 2009 It is a truth universally acknowledged that if you love romance novels, chances are good that you also love Jane Austen’s novels. Miss Austen’s novel, Pride and Prejudice is a masterpiece and universally beloved (and my own favor ...

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A Summer to Remember (#39 on our Top 100 Romances List)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on June 17, 2002 Most romance readers think of Mary Balogh as a dark, intense writer, but she has proven in books like The Famous Heroine and Lady With A Black Umbrella that she can handle the lighter side as well. A Summer To Remember is not a farce, bu ...

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A Knight in Shining Armor (#40 on our Top 100 Romances List)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on June 8, 1997 Back when A Knight in Shining Armor first came out in hardcover, I bought it, read it, loved it, and immediately started reading it again. I was at a friend's house sitting by her pool one afternoon and was pronounced "anti-social" becaus ...