(For 2006 releases)
Best Romance Novels
Accompanying ATBF Column Winners...pick up your awards here

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

Best 2006 Romance Novels

Best Romance
   Honorable Mention

Lover Awakened, J.R. Ward
   Lord Perfect, Loretta Chase

 

Favorite Funny
   Honorable Mention

Lord Perfect, Loretta Chase
   Drop Dead Gorgeous, Linda Howard      

 

Most-Hanky Read
   Honorable Mention

Lover Awakened, J.R. Ward
   Simply Love, Mary Balogh

 

Most Luscious Love Story
   Honorable Mention

The Raven Prince, Elizabeth Hoyt
   Devil in Winter, Lisa Kleypas

Best Erotic Romance

All U Can Eat, Emma Holly

 
Best Cabin/Road Romance

Lord Perfect, Loretta Chase

 

Best New Author

Elizabeth Hoyt

 

Best Buried Treasure
   Honorable Mentions

Jacob, Jacquelyn Frank
   Beauty and the Spy, Julie Anne Long
   The Raven Prince, Elizabeth Hoyt

Guiltiest Pleasure
   Honorable Mention

All U Can Eat, Emma Holly
   Devil in Winter, Lisa Kleypas

Author Most Glommed

J.R. Ward

 

Best Medieval

The Silver Rose, Susan Carroll

Best European Historical
   Honorable Mention

Devil in Winter, Lisa Kleypas
   Lord Perfect, Loretta Chase

 
Best Amer Hist/Frontier - tie A Reason To Live, Maureen McKade
The Rogue's Return, Jo Beverley
(partially set in Canadian frontier)
Best Contemporary
   Honorable Mentions
Drop Dead Gorgeous, Linda Howard
   Angels Fall, Nora Roberts
   Sex, Lies, and Online Dating, Rachel Gibson
Best Series (Category) Family at Stake, Molly O'Keefe  

Best Romantic Suspense
   Honorable Mention

Cold as Ice, Anne Stuart
   Angels Fall, Nora Roberts

 
Best Paranormal Lover Awakened, J.R. Ward  

Best Chick Lit/Wom Fict
   Honorable Mention

Hot Dish, Connie Brockway
   Summer at Willow Lake, Susan Wiggs

 
Best Short Story
   Honorable Mention
Hot Toy (Santa, Baby), Jennifer Crusie
   The Warlord Wants Forever (Playing Easy To Get), Kresley Cole
 
 
Best 2006 Characters
Most Tortured Hero Lover Awakened, J.R. Ward Zsadist

Strongest Heroine
   Honorable Mentions

Lover Awakened, J.R. Ward
   Memory in Death, J.D. Robb
   Lord Perfect, Loretta Chase

Bella
   Eve Dallas
   Bathsheba Wingate

Best Hero Devil in Winter, Lisa Kleypas Sebastian (St. Vincent)

Best Heroine
   Honorable Mentions

Devil in Winter, Lisa Kleypas
   Lord Perfect, Loretta Chase
   Drop Dead Gorgeous, Linda Howard

Evie Jenner
   Bathsheba Wingate
   Blair Mallory

Best Couple
   Honorable Mentions

Lord Perfect, Loretta Chase
   Devil in Winter, Lisa Kleypas
   Lover Awakened, J.R. Ward
    
Bathsheba/Benedict
   Evie/Sebastian
   Bella/Zsadist
Best Villain Lover Awakened, J.R. Ward (unnamed to avoid spoilers)
 
 
Worst of the Year for 2006
Most Annoying Lead Drop Dead Gorgeous, Linda Howard Blair Mallory

Author You Gave Up On
   Dishonorable Mentions

Christina Dodd
   Nora Roberts
   Julia Quinn

 

Most Disappointing Read

On the Way To the Wedding, Julia Quinn

 
Worst Read On the Way To the Wedding, Julia Quinn  
Purple-est Prose
   Dishonorable Mention
Prince of Ice, Emma Holly
   Mistral's Kiss, Laurell K. Hamilton
 

 

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