Category Archives: Romance

31 Awesome Queer Romances You Should Read

I owe Alexis Hall a huge favor. I thought it would be lovley if we ended our Queer Romance Month Friday series with a list of LGBTQ+ books everyone should read. I also had this thought this past Tuesday night. I then asked Alexis if he … Continue reading

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Queer Regency romance: a chat with Ava March and KJ Charles

Today’s post is by queer Regency romance authors KJ Charles and Ava March. Ms. Charles’s latest book, A Fashionable Indulgence, is a DIK at AAR (review here). Ms. March’s The Viscount’s Wager was released by Carina yesterday. Thanks to both! … Continue reading

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Searching for the Past in Present Day London

My imagination is a fickle thing. You would think that, as a voracious reader, it would be well developed and up to the task of imagining character’s faces, clothing, and homes. Sadly, no matter that I’ve spent most of my … Continue reading

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AAR Poll Winners and the Test of Time

Commenters in the forums posed an interesting question: How do AAR Annual Poll results hold up over time? I went back to explore the winners and honorable mentions for Favorite Romance for the first five years, figuring those gave enough … Continue reading

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Our Favorite Romantic Films

There’s an obscure little film called Fifty Shades of Grey out for Valentine’s Day–today!– this year. Maybe you’ve already bought your tickets. Maybe you’re waiting to see it on Netflix. Maybe you’re waiting until hell freezes over. While we do have … Continue reading

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Dabney’s Best of 2014 List

My romance reading in 2014 can be summed up in one word: Contemporary. When I look at the almost 200 romances I read last year, only a quarter of them were historical romances. In previous years, that number would have … Continue reading

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Haley’s Best of 2014 List

This past year was a slow one for reading for me. I didn’t get to nearly as many books as I did in 2013 and the ones I did read weren’t as good as I would have liked. I guess … Continue reading

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It’s the 20th Anniversary of Lord of Scoundrels!

AAR feels old! We can’t believe many of us first read Loretta Chase’s classic romance Lord of Scoundrels 20 years ago! We first reviewed the historical romance in 1997. The review was written by a reader who gave the book … Continue reading

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Rose Lerner on her latest hero, being Jewish in Regency England, and an interesting bit about Ivanhoe

Ash, the hero of my Regency romance True Pretenses, is a Jewish con artist who grew up in a London rookery and has been passing as a Gentile for a number of years. The heroine Lydia is the daughter of … 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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