AAR 2005 Annual Reader Poll
(For 2004 releases)

Best 2004 Romance Novels
Best 2004 Romance Characters
Worst of the Year
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Interim Results
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Best 2004 Romance Novels
Best Romance Bet Me Jennifer Crusie  
Favorite Funny
   Honorable Mention
Bet Me
   Undead and Unwed
Jennifer Crusie
   MaryJanice Davidson
 
Most-Hanky Read When He Was Wicked Julia Quinn  
Most Luscious Love Story
   Honorable Mention
Duke of Sin
   Shadowheart
Adele Ashworth
   Laura Kinsale
 
Best Cabin/Road Romance My Seduction Connie Brockway  
Best New Author Marianne Stillings    
Best Buried Treasure Under a Lucky Star Diane Farr  
Guiltiest Pleasure Night Play Sherrilyn Kenyon  
Author Most Glommed
   Honorable Mention
Sherrilyn Kenyon
   Mary Balogh
   
Best Medieval/Renaissance Shadowheart Laura Kinsale  
Best European Historical Slightly Dangerous Mary Balogh  
Best Traditional Regency Courting Trouble Nonnie St. George  
Best Amer Hist/Frontier
   Honorable Mention
Foxfire Bride
   Moon in the Water
Maggie Osborne
   Elizabeth Grayson
 
Best Contemporary Bet Me Jennifer Crusie  
Best Series Novel
   Honorable Mention
A.K.A. Goddess
   Joint Forces
Evelyn Vaughn
   Catherine Mann
 
Best Romantic Suspense
   Honorable Mention
Kiss Me While I Sleep
   Flashpoint
Linda Howard
   Suzanne Brockmann
 
Best Alternate Reality
   Honorable Mention
Undead and Unwed
   Night Play
MaryJanice Davidson
   Sherrilyn Kenyon
 
Best Chick Lit/Women's Fict Bet Me Jennifer Crusie  
Best Short Story A Hasty Marriage Wedding Belles Carla Kelly
Best 2004 Characters
Most Tortured Hero Allegretto Shadowheart Laura Kinsale
Strongest Heroine
   Honorable Mention
Lily Mansfield
   Sugar Beth Carey
Kiss Me While I Sleep
   Ain't She Sweet?
Linda Howard
   Susan E Phillips

Best Hero
   Honorable Mentions

Wulfric Bedwyn
   Cal Morrisey
   Vane Kattalakis
   Nate Burke
Slightly Dangerous
   Bet Me
   Night Play
   Northern Lights
Mary Balogh
   Jennifer Crusie
   Sherrilyn Kenyon
   Nora Roberts
Best Heroine
   Honorable Mention
Min Dobbs
   Sugar Beth Carey
Bet Me
   Ain't She Sweet?
Jennifer Crusie
   Susan E. Phillips
Best Couple
   Honorable Mention
Min & Cal
   Christine & Wulfric
Bet Me
   Slightly Dangerous
Jennifer Crusie
   Mary Balogh
Best Villain
   Honorable Mentions
(unnamed to avoid spoilers) Kiss Me While I Sleep
   Dream of Me
   Flashpoint
   My Seduction
Linda Howard
   Lisa Cach
   Suzanne Brockmann
   Connie Brockway
Worst of the Year for 2004
Most Annoying Lead
   (Dis) Honorable Mentions
Aline Marsden
   Theresa Falconetti
   Daisy Lee Monroe
Again the Magic
   Fair Play
   Daisy's Back in Town
Lisa Kleypas
   Deirdre Martin
   Rachel Gibson
Author You Gave Up On Stephanie Laurens    
Author Others Love/You Don't
   (Dis) Honorable Mention
Nora Roberts
   Suzanne Brockmann
   
Most Disappointing Read
   (Dis) Honorable Mention
Daisy's Back in Town
   When He Was Wicked
Rachel Gibson
   Julia Quinn
 
Worst Read
   (Dis) Honorable Mention
The Real Deal
  Forced Mate
Lucy Monroe
   Rowena Cherry
 
Purple-est Prose - tie Lord of Seduction
Master of Temptation
Nicole Jordan
Nicole Jordan
 

 

 




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