2009 Annual Reader Poll Results (for 2008 Releases)

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(If there are multiple honorable mentions, they are listed in vote order unless they are a tie)

Best 2008 Romance Novels

Best Romance

The Spymaster's Lady, Joanna Bourne

 

Best Contemporary Romance

Blue-Eyed Devil, Lisa Kleypas

 

Best Romantic Suspense

Death Angel, Linda Howard

 

Best Paranormal Romance

Honorable Mentions - tie

Lover Enshrined, J.R. Ward

Mine to Possess, Nalini Singh
Dark Desires after Dusk, Kresley Cole

Best Historical Romance Set in the U.K.

Honorable Mention

The Spymaster's Lady, Joanna Bourne

Private Arrangements, Sherry Thomas

 
Best Historical Romance Not Set in the U.K. Your Scandalous Ways, Loretta Chase  

Funniest Romance

Honorable Mentions - tie

Not Another Bad Date, Rachel Gibson

Like No Other Lover, Julie Anne Long
The Lost Duke of Wyndham, Julia Quinn
Just One of the Guys, Kristan Higgins

Biggest Tearjerker

Honorable Mention

Blue-Eyed Devil, Lisa Kleypas

Broken Wing, Judith James

 
Best Love Scenes (in a Mainstream Romance) - tie

Honorable Mention

To Seduce a Sinner, Elizabeth Hoyt
Your Scandalous Ways, Loretta Chase

To Taste Temptation, Elizabeth Hoyt

Best Debut Author

Sherry Thomas

Best Series Romance

A Most Unconventional Match, Julia Justiss

Best Chick Lit/Women's Fiction

Honorable Mentions - tie

Just One of the Guys, Kristan Higgins

Queen of Babble Gets Hitched, Meg Cabot
Remember Me?, Sophie Kinsella

Best Erotica

Honorable Mention

Wicked Burn, Beth Kery

Dangerous Secrets, Lisa Marie Rice

Best Romance Short Story

Honorable Mention

From This Moment On in It Happened One Night, Candice Hern

Spellbound in It Happened One Night, Mary Balogh

Guiltiest Pleasure Romance

Lover Enshrined, J.R. Ward

Best 2008 Characters
Best Romance Hero

Honorable Mention

Hardy Cates in Blue-Eyed Devil, Lisa Kleypas

Robert Grey in The Spymaster's Lady, Joanna Bourne

 

Best Romance Heroine

Annique in The Spymaster's Lady by Joanna Bourne

 

Best Romance Couple

Annique and Grey in The Spymaster's Lady, Joanna Bourne

Worst of 2008
Author You Gave Up On

Dishonorable Mention

J.R. Ward

Julia Quinn

Worst Romance

Dishonorable Mention

Lover Enshrined, J.R. Ward

Mr. Cavendish, I Presume, Julia Quinn

 

 

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