Thank you to all–the thousands of you–who voted in the AAR Top 100 Romances poll. This is a reader determined poll and we are thrilled so many participated. (All totaled, we had well over 5000 votes!)

Later this week, we will be releasing the final Top 100 Romances List which will NOT be ranked. Today, we share the Top Ten Romances which are ranked.

There are four romances on this list that have never appeared in this poll before, one of which we’ve never reviewed. Five were in the top ten in our last poll. Five are historical romances, three are contemporary romances, two many claim aren’t truly romances but have nonetheless shown up in the top ten again and again.

And, shocker, we have a new number one. After holding the top spot for the past 18 years (polls done in 2000, 2004, 2007, 2010, and 2013), Lord of Scoundrels dropped a notch down to number two. The readers have spoken and the new #1 is Lisa Kleypas’ Devil in Winter(It was #2 in our last poll.)

Here, then, are the top ten romances in decreasing order:

  1. Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas (review here)
  2. Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase (review here)
  3. Beard Science by Penny Reid (review here)
  4. Flowers from the Storm by Laura Kinsale (review here)
  5. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (review here)
  6. The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata
  7. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne (review here)
  8. A Seditious Affair by K.J. Charles (review here)
  9. Not Quite a Husband by Sherry Thomas (review here)
  10. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (review here)