Category Archives: Lee AAR

The Ideal Romantic Hero

Every once in a while I will fall in love with a hero. Kit from Mary Balogh’s A Summer to Remember comes to mind. I loved his laughing eyes. I loved his sunny nature. As I typed this half a … Continue reading

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AAR’s Buried Treasure Picks for 2014

Each year, the AAR staff picks their favorite Buried Treasure–a book that ran under the radar or that we think many readers may have missed. Last year’s list–which you may read here–featured books by Tessa Bailey, Caroline Linden, and Jay … Continue reading

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The annual AAR Reader Poll is open!

With the blush of the New Year still hovering in the air, we are pleased to announce, for the 18th year in a row, the AAR Annual Reader Poll is now open! We hope you will help us take a … Continue reading

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AAR Picks the Best of 2014

(This column will not be the only piece we run on the best books of 2014. We will still run a separate Buried Treasures piece and several staff members will be sharing their lists of the best books they read … Continue reading

Posted in AAR Jenna, AAR Shannon, Anne Marble, Best of List, Caz AAR, Dabney AAR, Haley AAR, Heather AAR, Lee AAR, LinnieGayl AAR, Lynn AAR, Maggie AAR, Melanie AAR, Rike AAR | Tagged | 33 Comments

AAR Mini-Polls: Which Should We Do Next?

AAR reader response to the re-opening of the Mini-polls was robust and we are thrilled with the updated Western/Frontier romances.  With renewed spirits we turned our attention to the rest of the Mini-polls (see all the results here under “Top Ten … Continue reading

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And the results of your favorite Western/Frontier romances are in!

Thanks to the many readers who voted for their favorite Western/Frontier Romances in our Mini-Poll.  We can definitely say that Ellen O’Connell is very popular with AAR readers and receives top honors for capturing the top three spots with a … Continue reading

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Reviving the AAR Mini-Polls: Your Top 10 Favorite Frontier/Western Romances

Back last fall when we were feeling inundated with the Top 100 Poll, several readers asked if we would consider reviving the AAR Mini-Polls, or “Top Ten Polls.” Our rather quick response was, “we’ll think about it, but need to … Continue reading

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Roses are red, violets are blue. Like love poems? Here a few.

Before romance novels there were love poems. Sometimes sweet, sometimes tender, sometimes raunchy but always intimate and direct. Most love poems are from the author to a specific lover, a genuine communication that wasn’t necessarily intended for commercial  consumption.  That … Continue reading

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The Annual Poll results for books published in 2013 are now in!

We added several new categories this year:  New Adult, Young Adult, Best Novel with Strong Romantic Elements and Best Sci-fi/Fantasy Romance. We are pleased to see that the new categories also resulted in some new authors winning some of the categories for … Continue reading

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It’s time for the annual AAR Reader Poll!

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year may be a song about the Christmas season and, in the last many years, that day when kids finally go back to school after summer break, but it is just as relevant … Continue reading

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