2004 Annual Reader Poll

(For 2003 Releases)

Best 2003 Romance Novels
Best 2003 Romance Characters
Worst of the Year
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Interim Results

 

Best 2003 Romance Novels
Best Romance
   Honorable Mention
Gone Too Far
   Cry No More
Suzanne Brockmann
   Linda Howard
 
Favorite Funny Take a Chance On Me Susan Donovan  
Most-Hanky Read Cry No More Linda Howard  
Most Luscious Love Story Worth Any Price Lisa Kleypas  
Best Cabin/Road Romance
   Honorable Mention
Beyond Sunrise
   Gone Too Far
Candice Proctor
   Suzanne Brockmann
 
Best New Author
   Honorable Mention
Deidre Martin
   Nonnie St. George
   
Best Buried Treasure
   Honorable Mention
Fallen From Grace
   Still Life With Murder
Laura Leone
   P.B. Ryan
 
Guiltiest Pleasure Standing in the Shadows Shannon McKenna  
Author Most Glommed Mary Balogh    
Best Medieval Born in Sin Kinley MacGregor  
Best European Historical
   Honorable Mentions
Slightly Married
   Worth Any Price
   To Sir Philip, With Love
Mary Balogh
   Lisa Kleypas
   Julia Quinn
 
Best Traditional Regency The Ideal Bride Nonnie St. George  
Best Amer Hist/Frontier Here's to the Ladies Carla Kelly  
Best Contemporary
   Honorable Mention
See Jane Score
   Fallen From Grace
Rachel Gibson
   Laura Leone
 
Best Series Romance
   Honorable Mention
Night Watch
   Some Men's Dreams
Suzanne Brockmann
   Kathleen Korbel
 
Best Romantic Suspense Cry No More Linda Howard  
Best Alternate Reality
   Honorable Mention
Portrait In Death
   The Time Traveler's Wife
J.D. Robb
   Audrey Niffenenger
 
Best Chick Lit/Women's Fict The Last of the Honky Tonk Angels Marsha Moyer  

Best Short Story
   Honorable Mentions

A Tale of Two Sisters
   Only Human
   Kathleen Flaherty's Long Winter
   A Family Christmas
Where's My Hero?
   Lover Beware
   Here's to the Ladies
   Under the Mistletoe
Julia Quinn
   Eileen Wilks
   Carla Kelly
   Mary Balogh
Best 2003 Characters

Most Tortured Hero (tie)
 
  Honorable Mentions

Dance With the Devil
Fallen From Grace

   Born in Sin
   The Devil You Know
   Bad Moon Rising
Zarek
Ryan

   Sin
   Bentley
   J.D.
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Laura Leone

   Kinley MacGregor
   Liz Carlyle
   Katherine Sutcliffe
Strongest Heroine Cry No More Milla Linda Howard

Best Hero
   Honorable Mention

Portrait In Death
   Cry No More
Roarke
   Diaz
J.D. Robb
   Linda Howard
Best Heroine
   Honorable Mentions
Cry No More
   Portrait In Death
   See Jane Score
Milla
   Eve
   Jane
Linda Howard
   J.D. Robb
   Rachel Gibson

Best Couple
   Honorable Mention

Gone Too Far
   Portrait In Death
Alyssa & Sam
   Eve & Roarke
Suzanne Brockmann
   J.D. Robb

Best Villain
   Honorable Mention

Standing in the Shadows
   Slightly Scandalous
(unnamed to avoid spoilers) Shannon McKenna
   Mary Balogh
Worst of the Year for 2003
Most Annoying Lead
   (Dis) Honorable Mention
Genevive
   Charlotte
Nerd in Shining Armor
   Destiny
Vicky Lewis Thompson
   Katie MacAllister
Author You Gave Up On Stephanie Laurens    
Author Others Love/You Don't
   (Dis) Honorable Mention
Nora Roberts
   Suzanne Brockmann
   
Most Disappointing Read Nerd in Shining Armor Vicky Lewis Thompson  
Worst Read
   (Dis) Honorable Mention
Gone Too Far
  Into the Fire
Suzanne Brockmann
   Anne Stuart
 
Purple-est Prose The Prince of Pleasure Nicole Jordan  

 

 




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