2001 Annual Reader Poll

(For 2000 Releases)

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Favorite Romance of the Year - Winter Garden by Adele Ashworth

Honorable Mention - Welcome to Temptation by Jennifer Crusie

Favorite Funny - The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn

Honorable Mentions -
Welcome to Temptation by Jennifer Crusie
Mr. Perfect by Linda Howard

Most-Hanky Read - The Unsung Hero by Suzanne Brockmann

Honorable Mentions -
Winter Garden by Adele Ashworth
Where Dreams Begin by Lisa Kleypas

Most Luscious Love Story - A Secret Love by Stephanie Laurens

Honorable Mention - Winter Garden by Adele Ashworth

Most Tortured Hero - Michel Des Anges from Robin Schone's The Lover

Honorable Mentions -
Thomas Blackwood from Adele Ashworth's Winter Garden
Gregori from Christine Feehan's Dark Magic

Feistiest Heroine - Jaine from Linda Howards' Mr. Perfect

Favorite Hero - Roarke from J.D. Robb's Judgment In Death and Witness In Death

Favorite Heroine - Eve from J.D. Robb's Judgment In Death and Witness In Death

Honorable Mentions -
Kate Sheffield from Julia Quinn's The Viscount Who Loved Me
Syd Jameson from Suzanne Brockmann's Get Lucky

Favorite Couple - Eve and Rourke from J.D. Robb's Judgment In Death and Witness In Death

Favorite Villain - Colin from Linda Howard's Mr. Perfect

Honorable Mention - Lord Carr from Connie Brockway's McClairen's Isle: The Ravishing One

Most Annoying Lead Character - Zanita from Dara Joy's High Intensity

Favorite Cabin or Road Romance - Winter Garden by Adele Ashworth

Honorable Mentions -
A Game of Chance by Linda Howard
First Lady by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Favorite New Author - Madeline Hunter

Favorite Buried Treasure/New Discovery - Suzanne Brockmann

Honorable Mentions -
Adele Ashworth
Gaelen Foley
Kathryn Shay

Author Most Glommed (collected during 2000) - Suzanne Brockmann

Favorite Medieval Romance - By Arrangement by Madeline Hunter

Favorite Regency Romance - A tie between:
A Grand Design by Emma Jensen
Falling for Chloe by Diane Farr

Favorite European Historical Romance - Winter Garden by Adele Ashworth

Honorable Mentions -
Where Dreams Begin by Lisa Kleypas
A Secret Love by Stephanie Laurens
The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn

Favorite American or Western Historical Romance - I Do, I Do, I Do by Maggie Osborne

Honorable Mention - Never Love a Cowboy by Lorraine Heath

Favorite Contemporary Romance - Welcome to Temptation by Jennifer Crusie

Honorable Mentions
The Unsung Hero by Suzanne Brockmann
Mr. Perfect by Linda Howard

Favorite Series/Category Romance - Get Lucky by Suzanne Brockmann

Favorite Romantic Suspense - Mr. Perfect by Linda Howard

Favorite "Other" Romance - The Star King by Susan Grant

Honorable Mentions -
Dark Magic by Christine Feehan
Dark Challenge by Christine Feehan

Author You Gave Up On - Jayne Ann Krentz/Amanda Quick

(Dis-)Honorable Mention: Catherine Coulter

Author Others Love that You Don't - Nora Roberts

(Dis)-Honorable Mention:
Danielle Steel

Most Disappointing Read - High Intensity by Dara Joy

Worst Read - High Intensity by Dara Joy

Purple-est Prose - The Lover by Robin Schone




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