2003 Annual Reader Poll

(For 2002 Releases)

Best 2002 Romance Novels
Best 2002 Romance Characters
Worst of the Year
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Interim Results

 

Best 2002 Romance Novels
Best Romance
   Honorable Mention
Out of Control
   A Summer To Remember
Suzanne Brockmann
   Mary Balogh
 
Favorite Funny
   Honorable Mentions
Faking It
   Romancing Mister Bridgerton
   Bridal Favors
   Lola Carlyle Reveals All
Jennifer Crusie
   Julia Quinn
   Connie Brockway
   Rachel Gibson
 
Most-Hanky Read
   Honorable Mention
No Place Like Home
   The Spiral Path
Barbara Samuel
   Mary Jo Putney
 
Most Luscious Love Story
   Honorable Mention
Beyond Seduction
   Untie My Heart
Emma Holly
   Judith Ivory
 
Best Cabin/Road Romance
   Honorable Mention
Out of Control
   The Wedding Journey
Suzanne Brockmann
   Carla Kelly
 
Best New Author Shannon McKenna    
Best Buried Treasure
   Honorable Mention
No True Gentleman
   The Seduction
Liz Carlyle
   Julia Ross
 
Guiltiest Pleasure
   Honorable Mention
Too Much Temptation
   Fantasy Lover
Lori Foster
   Sherrilyn Kenyon
 
Author Most Glommed
   Honorable Mentions
Mary Balogh
   Suzanne Brockmann
   Laurell K Hamilton
   Carla Kelly
   Lisa Kleypas
 
Best Medieval
   Honorable Mention
Stealing Heaven
   Claiming the Highlander
Madeline Hunter
   Kinley MacGregor
 
Best European Historical
   Honorable Mentions
Untie My Heart
   Romancing Mister Bridgerton
   A Summer To Remember
Judith Ivory
   Julia Quinn
   Mary Balogh
 
Best Traditional Regency The Wedding Journey Carla Kelly  
Best Amer Hist/Frontier Prairie Moon Maggie Osborne  
Best Contemporary
   Honorable Mention
Out of Control
   Chesapeake Blue
Suzanne Brockmann
   Nora Roberts
 
Best Series Romance
   Honorable Mention
The Older Woman
   All A Man Can Do
Cheryl Reavis
   Virginia Kantra
 
Best Romantic Suspense
   Honorable Mentions
Out of Control
   Daughter of the Game
   Dying To Please
Suzanne Brockmann
   Tracy Grant
   Linda Howard
 
Best Alternate Reality Contact Susan Grant  

Best Short Story
   Honorable Mentions

No Room at the Inn
   Dragonswan
   The Bed Is Made
A Regency Christmas
   Tapestry
   Once Upon a Pillow
Carla Kelly
   Sherrilyn Kenyon
   Connie Brockway
Best 2002 Characters
Most Tortured Hero The Spiral Path Kenzie Mary Jo Putney

Strongest Heroine
   Honorable Mention

Contact
   Reunion/Purity In Death
Jordan
   Eve
Susan Grant
   J.D. Robb

Best Hero
   Honorable Mention

Out of Control
   Untie My Heart
Kenny
   Stuart
Suzanne Brockmann
   Judith Ivory
Best Heroine Romancing Mister Bridgerton Penelope Julia Quinn

Best Couple
   Honorable Mention

Romancing Mister Bridgerton
   Reunion/Purity In Death
Colin & Penelope
   Roarke & Eve
Julia Quinn
   J.D. Robb
Best Villain Lady Sophia's Lover (unnamed to avoid spoilers) Lisa Kleypas
Worst of the Year for 2002
Most Annoying Lead On a Wild Night Amanda Stephanie Laurens
Author You Gave Up On Stephanie Laurens    
Author Others Love
But You Don't (Tie)

   (Dis) Honorable Mention
Suzanne Brockmann
Nora Roberts

   Catherine Coulter
   
Most Disappointing Read
   (Dis) Honorable Mention
Hard Eight
  Into the Night
Janet Evanovich
   Suzanne Brockmann
 
Worst Read
   (Dis) Honorable Mention
Hot Rain
  The Mating Game
Kat Martin
   Melanie George
 
Purple-est Prose
   (Dis) Honorable Mentions
Total Surrender
   Beyond Seduction
   On a Wild Night
Cheryl Holt
   Emma Holly
   Stephanie Laurens
 

 

 




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