2010 Annual Reader Poll Results (for 2009 Releases)

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

Best 2009 Romance Novels

Best Romance

Honorable Mentions - tie

The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie, Jennifer Ashley

Not Quite a Husband, Sherry Thomas
Bound by Your Touch, Meredith Duran

Best Contemporary Romance

Smooth Talking Stranger, Lisa Kleypas

 

Best Romantic Suspense

Dark of Night, Suzanne Brockmann

 

Best Paranormal Romance

Honorable Mention

Branded by Fire, Nalini Singh

Lover Avenged, J.R. Ward

Best Historical Romance Set in the U.K.

Honorable Mention

The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie, Jennifer Ashley

Bound by Your Touch, Meredith Duran

 
Best Historical Romance Not Set in the U.K. Not Quite a Husband, Sherry Thomas  

Funniest Romance

What Happens in London, Julia Quinn

Biggest Tearjerker Not Quite a Husband, Sherry Thomas  
Best Love Scenes (in a Mainstream Romance) - tie

Honorable Mentions - tie

The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie, Jennifer Ashley
Smooth Talking Stranger, Lisa Kleypas

Bound by Your Touch, Meredith Duran
Branded by Fire, Nalini Singh

Best Series Romance

Honorable Mention

Marrying the Captain, Carla Kelly

The Surgeon's Lady, Carla Kelly

 

Best Chick Lit/Women's Fiction

Red's Hot Honky-Tonk Bar, Pamela Morsi

Best Erotica

Not enough votes received for any one title

Best Romance Short Story This Wicked Gift in The Heart of Christmas, Courtney Milan

Guiltiest Pleasure Romance

Lover Avenged, J.R. Ward

Best Debut Author

Tessa Dare

Best 2009 Characters
Best Romance Hero Jack Travis in Smooth Talking Stranger, Lisa Kleypas  

Best Romance Heroine

Honorable Mentions - tie

Lydia Boyce in Bound by Your Touch by Meredith Duran

Beth Ackerley in The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie by Jennifer Ashley
Bryony Asquith in Not Quite a Husband by Sherry Thomas
Zoe Lexham in Don't Tempt Me by Loretta Chase

 
Most Tortured Hero Lord Ian Mackenzie in The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie, Jennifer Ashley  
Most Kickass Heroine

Honorable Mention

Elena Deveraux in Angels' Blood by Nalini Singh

Eve Dallas in Kindred in Death and Promises in Death by J.D. Robb

 
Best Romance Couple


Honorable Mention

James Durham, Viscount Sanbourne and Lydia Boyce in Bound by Your Touch by Meredith Duran

Eve Dallas and Roarke in Kindred in Death and Promises in Death by J.D. Robb

 
Worst of 2009
Worst Romance Not enough votes received for any one title
 

 

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