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The Iron Duke (#80 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on October 15, 2010 This is the first book I have read by this author, and for the first half or so, I read it with rather mixed feelings, mostly delighted but thoroughly exasperated at certain passages. Fortunately it turned out to be an excellent read ...

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To Beguile a Beast (#81 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on February 23, 1999 Yes, it’s now six in a row. All of Elizabeth Hoyt’s historical romances have received DIK status here at AAR. As with many readers, I have followed the author since she appeared on the scene in 2006 and read each book as it was p ...

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Dream a Little Dream (#82 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on February 23, 1999 Dream A Little Dream is my very first Susan Elizabeth Phillips. Have I been living under a rock somewhere? In a manner of speaking, I guess I have, but it's pretty comfy under here, with no controversy to speak of. Which brings me wh ...

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Suddenly You (#83 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on June 30, 2001 Though her family expected her to retire into a genteel spinsterhood, Amanda Briars has instead created a new life for herself as one of the most popular novelists in bustling London. But while a content Amanda cherishes her independence ...

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Something Wonderful (#84 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on March 27, 2008 Like most romance readers, I have read many books by Judith McNaught and have loved several of them. When I think of the author, Paradise, Perfect, and A Kingdom of Dreams instantly pop into my mind as beloved favorites, yet I rarely t ...

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The Secret Pearl (#85 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on August 15, 2000 The Secret Pearl is a book that grips you by the throat from the very first scene, and never lets you go until the end. The first chapter of this book is utterly shocking. A man we have barely met hires a prostitute we know nothing abo ...

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An Offer From a Gentleman (#84 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on June 8, 2001   I've said it before: I'm a sucker for Cinderella stories. An Offer From a Gentleman definitely takes its inspiration from Cinderella. Sophie Beckett is the bastard daughter of the Earl of Penwood. She knows it, and she lives ...

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Sugar Daddy (#83 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on March 5, 2007 I bow to no one in my love of Lisa Kleypas’ historical romances. I love her style, her characters, and her wonderful sense of time and place, so when she announced her move to the contemporary arena, I’ll admit I shuddered. When I go ...

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Secrets of a Summer Night (#84 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on October 3, 2004 Though I only recently discovered her books, Lisa Kleypas has quickly become one of my favorite authors. After enjoying her superb storytelling and meeting great heroes like Derek Craven and Sir Ross Cannon (my personal favorite), I th ...

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The Shadow and the Star (#85 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on September 30, 1997 When I read Laura Kinsale's unique and startling first novel, I remember thinking either it was a fluke or I had just come across one of the best writers in the history of the romance genre. Her subsequent works proved that she was ...