2011 Annual Reader Poll Results (for 2010 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 2010 Romance Novels

Best Romance

Honorable Mentions

Last Night's Scandal, Loretta Chase

The Forbidden Rose, Joanna Bourne
The Iron Duke, Meljean Brook

Best Contemporary Romance

Something About You, Julie James


Best Romantic Suspense

Naked Edge, Pamela Clare


Best Paranormal Romance

Honorable Mention

The Iron Duke, Meljean Brook

Lover Mine, J.R. Ward

Best Historical Romance Set in the U.K.

Honorable Mention

Last Night’s Scandal, Loretta Chase

Love in the Afternoon, Lisa Kleypas

Best Historical Romance Not Set in the U.K. The Forbidden Rose, Joanna Bourne  

Funniest Romance

Ten Things I Love About You, Julia Quinn

Biggest Tearjerker Love in the Afternoon, Lisa Kleypas  
Best Love Scenes (in a Mainstream Romance)

Wicked Intentions, Elizabeth Hoyt
Best Series Romance

Honorable Mention

Marrying the Royal Marine, Carla Kelly

What the Librarian Did, Karina Bliss


Best Chick Lit/Women's Fiction - tie

All I Ever Wanted, Kristan Higgins

The Bikini Car Wash, Pamela Morsi

Best Romantica

Patience, Lisa Valdez

Best Romance Short Story Here There Be Monsters in Burning Up, Meljean Brook

Guiltiest Pleasure Romance

Lover Mine, J.R. Ward

Best Debut Author

Rose Lerner

Best 2010 Characters
Best Romance Hero Leo Hathaway in Married by Morning, Lisa Kleypas  

Best Romance Heroine

Honorable Mentions

Olivia Wingate-Carsington in Last Night’s Scandal by Loretta Chase

Margeurite de Fleurignac in The Forbidden Rose by Joanna Bourne
Beatrix Hathaway in Love in the Afternoon by Lisa Kleypas

Most Tortured Hero

Honorable Mention

Captain Christopher Phelan in Love in the Afternoon, Lisa Kleypas

Malkom Slaine in Demon from the Dark, Kresley Cole

Most Kickass Heroine

Elena Deveraux in Archangel's Kiss by Nalini Singh

Best Romance Couple

Olivia Wingate-Carsington and Peregrine Dalmay, Earl of Lisle in Last Night's Scandal by Loretta Chase

Most Disappointing Romance Patience, Lisa Valdez


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