AAR 2006 Annual Reader Poll
(For 2005 releases)

Best 2005 Romance Novels
Best 2005 Romance Characters
Worst of the Year
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Interim Results
We invite the winners to pick up their awards here

 

Best 2005 Romance Novels
Best Romance Mr. Impossible Loretta Chase  
Favorite Funny
   Honorable Mention
Match Me If You Can
   To Die For
Susan E. Phillips
   Linda Howard
 
Most-Hanky Read - tie

   Honorable Mention
A Breath of Snow & Ashes
Till Next We Meet

  Passion
Diana Gabaldon
Karen Ranney

  Lisa Valdez
 
Most Luscious Love Story Passion Lisa Valdez  
Best Cabin/Road Romance Mr. Impossible Loretta Chase  
Best New Author
   Honorable Mention
Lisa Valdez
   Lydia Joyce
   
Best Buried Treasure
   Honorable Mentions
The Music of the Night
   Passion
   The Perfect Rake
Lydia Joyce
   Lisa Valdez
   Anne Gracie
 
Guiltiest Pleasure Passion Lisa Valdez  
Author Most Glommed - tie

   Honorable Mention
Anne Stuart
Mary Balogh

  Loretta Chase
   
Best Medieval/Renaissance
   Honorable Mention
Return of the Warrior
   Warprize
Kinley MacGregor
   Elizabeth Vaughan
 
Best European Historical Mr. Impossible Loretta Chase (set in Egypt)
Best Traditional Regency Dedication Janet Mullany  
Best Amer Hist/Frontier A Breath of Snow & Ashes Diana Gabaldon  
Best Contemporary Match Me If You Can Susan E. Phillips  
Best Series Novel - tie
   (Series = Category Novel)
The Mysterious Miss M
With Child
Diane Gaston
Janice Kay Johnson
 
Best Romantic Suspense
   Honorable Mentions
Black Ice
   To Die For
   Hot Target
Anne Stuart
   Linda Howard
   Suzanne Brockmann
 
Best Alt Reality/Paranormal Dark Lover J.R. Ward  
Best Chick Lit/Women's Fict
   Honorable Mention
The Givenchy Code
   To Die For
Julie Kenner
   Linda Howard
 
Honorable Mention - Short Story Falling for Anthony Hot Spell Meljean Brook
Best 2005 Characters
Most Tortured Hero Bastien Toussaint Black Ice Anne Stuart
Strongest Heroine
   Honorable Mention
Eve Dallas
   Blair Mallory
Survivor In Death
   To Die For
J.D. Robb
   Linda Howard
Best Hero Rupert Carsington Mr. Impossible Loretta Chase
Best Heroine
   Honorable Mention
Blair Mallory
   Daphne Pembroke
To Die For
   Mr. Impossible
Linda Howard
   Loretta Chase
Best Couple Rupert & Daphne Mr. Impossible Loretta Chase
Best Villain (unnamed to avoid spoilers) It Happened One Autumn Lisa Kleypas
Worst of the Year for 2005
Most Annoying Lead Blair Mallory To Die For Linda Howard
Author You Gave Up On
   (Dis) Honorable Mention
Julie Garwood
   Stephanie Laurens
   
Author Others Love/You Don't Nora Roberts    
Most Disappointing Read
   (Dis) Honorable Mentions
It Happened One Autum
   Breaking Point
   Killing Time
Lisa Kleypas
   Suzanne Brockmann
   Linda Howard
 
Worst Read - Tie Passion
What Do You Say to a Naked Elf?
Lisa Valdez
Cynthia Sterling
 
Purple-est Prose Passion Lisa Valdez  



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