Category Archives: Romance reading

What’s Your (Guilty) Pleasure?

As I was reading A Wedding by Dawn, a book I had to admit was pretty bad, I also noticed that I was sort of enjoying it. Not because it got better (because eventually, it kind of did), but because … Continue reading

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Romance was reviewed in the NYT…. Let’s make it happen again!

In December I interviewed historical romance author Sarah MacLean. I had contacted her because of a letter she had sent to the New York Times taking them to task for excluding romance authors and their works from a “Sex” issue … Continue reading

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TBR Challenge – Can’t Escape the Hype

This month’s TBR Challenge was to find a book that got inescapable buzz. As it turns out, I have had one sitting in my Kindle for ages, waiting for that perfect time to be read. When Carina Press launched back … Continue reading

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The Wait is Over – Here are Your 2013 Top 100 picks!

The wait is over! We are pleased to announce the results of our Top 100 AAR Romance Poll here(and we also have a more printer-friendly version.) In the past, and quite possibly right this minute, when we’ve posted the results … Continue reading

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TBR Challenge – Things That Go Bump in the Night

This month we’re reading romantic suspense and paranormals for the TBR Challenge. I’ve been gradually packing up for a move over the past month, so finding a book that (1)fit the category and (2)wasn’t boxed up posed something of a … Continue reading

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I’m Never – No, Never! Getting Married

Nick is a romance hero. He’s never – no, never! – going to get married. You can see why, of course; you need conflict to drive a plot forward, and if Nick sees Elizabeth, falls in love with Elizabeth, proposes … Continue reading

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AAR Staff Top Ten Favorites – Blythe’s Picks

I put off writing my top ten until the last possible moment for a variety of reasons. I wanted some time to think about it, but I knew even though I had lots of time I’d still be making choices … Continue reading

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TBR Challenge 2013: The Wild West

For this month’s TBR Challenge, we’re reading Westerns – contemporary or historical. Most of the Westerns in my TBR are historical, but I was in the mood for a little mystery, so I decided the Texas Ranger tie-in of Terri … Continue reading

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The Scenes That Stick With You

I was cowardly and scheduled my Top Ten Staff Picks as far out as I could, knowing the list would be difficult to compose and likely to change. As a result, I had a lot of time to ponder my … Continue reading

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AAR Staff Top Ten Favorites – Alexandra’s Picks

Although I know other reviewers and staff have had a lot of trouble deciding upon their top ten romance novels, I have to confess it was mostly easy for me. This likely has something to do with the fact that … Continue reading

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