2012 Annual Reader Poll Results (for 2011 Releases)

Please click the accompanying article for comments from the winning authors and our short commentary on this year's poll.

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

Best 2011 Romance Novels

Best Romance

Honorable Mention

The Black Hawk, Joanna Bourne

What I Did for a Duke, Julie Anne Long

Best Contemporary Romance

A Lot Like Love, Julie James

 

Best Romantic Suspense

Breaking Point, Pamela Clare

 

Best Paranormal Romance

Dragon Bound, Thea Harrison

Best Historical Romance Set in the U.K. What I Did for a Duke, Julie Anne Long


 
Best Historical Romance Not Set in the U.K.

Honorable Mention

The Black Hawk, Joanna Bourne


The Other Guy's Bride, Connie Brockway

 

Funniest Romance - tie


Honorable Mentions

A Lot Like Love, Julie James
Call Me Irresistible, Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Just Like Heaven, Julia Quinn
Yours To Keep, Shannon Stacey

Biggest Tearjerker - tie


Honorable Mention

The Black Hawk, Joanna Bourne
When Beauty Tamed the Beast, Eloisa James

Seduction of a Highland Lass, Maya Banks

 
Best Love Scenes (in a Mainstream Romance)

Honorable Mention

What I Did for a Duke, Julie Anne Long


Notorious Pleasures, Elizabeth Hoyt

Best Category Romance

Honorable Mentions

Stranded With Her Ex, Jill Sorenson

All They Need, Sarah Mayberry
The Admiral's Penniless Bride, Carla Kelly

 

Best Chick Lit/Women's Fiction

Honorable Mention

To The Moon and Back, Jill Mansell

My One and Only, Kristan Higgins

Best Erotica/Romantica - tie


Honorable Mention

Fifty Shades of Grey, E.L. James
The Perfect Play, Jaci Burton

Curio, Cara McKenna

Best Romance Short Story Unlocked, Courtney Milan

Guiltiest Pleasure Romance

Lover Unleashed, J.R. Ward

Best Debut Author

Honorable Mention

Jessica Scott

Tawna Fenske
Darynda Jones
Best 2011 Characters
Best Romance Hero Sir Adrian Hawkhurst in The Black Hawk, Joanna Bourne  

Best Romance Heroine

Honorable Mention

Justine DeCabrillac in The Black Hawk by Joanna Bourne

Marcelline Noirot in Silk is for Seduction by Loretta Chase

 
Most Tortured Hero

Honorable Mention

Dmitri in Archangel's Blade, by Nalini Singh

Smite Turner in Unraveled, by Courtney Milan

 
Most Kickass Heroine - tie


Honorable Mention

Kate Daniels in Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews
Justine DeCabrillac in The Black Hawk by Joanna Bourne

Eve Dallas in Treachery In Death and New York to Dallas by J.D. Robb
 
Best Romance Couple

Sir Adrian Hawkhurst and Justine DeCabrillac in The Black Hawk by Joanna Bourne

 
Most Disappointing Romance - tie Just Like Heaven, Julia Quinn
Lover Unleashed, J.R. Ward
 

 

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