Interim Results - 2001 Annual Reader Poll

Final Results

March 1, 2001:

Today we announce the winners in our fifth annual reader's poll. So why keep this set of interim results online? Our readers enjoy seeing them and comparing them with the final tally, and because many of the titles that are shown and yet didn't win or place in the final tally are damn good books. We'll leave this list online until we start the voting for next year's poll.

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Favorite Romance:

Mr. Perfect by Linda Howard
By Arrangement by Madeline Hunter
Crazy for Cornelia by Chris Gilson
Get Lucky by Suzanne Brockmann
More Than A Mistress by Mary Balogh
Welcome To Temptation by Jennifer Crusie
The Duke and I by Julia Quinn
Unsung Hero by Suzanne Brockmann
Winter Garden by Adele Ashworth
Devilish by Jo Beverley
Tears of the Moon by Nora Roberts
The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn

Favorite Funny:

Mr. Perfect by Linda Howard
The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn
Welcome To Temptation by Jennifer Crusie
The Cat’s Fancy by Julie Kenner
The Duke and I by Julia Quinn
It Must Be Love by Rachel Gibson

Most Hanky Read:

Where Dreams Begin by Lisa Kleypas
In the Midnight Rain by Ruth Wind
Unsung Hero by Suzanne Brockmann
Winter Garden by Adele Ashworth
Twelve Days by Theresa Hill
Night of Fire by Barbara Samuel

Most Luscious Love Story:

The Seduction by Nicole Jordan
Welcome To Temptation by Jennifer Crusie
After the Kiss by Karen Ranney
A Woman Scorned by Liz Carlyle
A Secret Love by Stephanie Laurens
Winter Garden by Adele Ashworth
Mr. Perfect by Linda Howard

Most Tortured Hero:

Thomas Blackwood from Winter Garden by Adele Ashworth
Cabal from Lady of Valor by Tina St. John
Matthew Hawthorne from Dove’s Way by Linda Francis Lee
Adrian Spence from The Dangerous Gentleman by Julia London
Gregori from Dark Magic by Christine Feehan
Michael Des Anges from The Love by Robin Schone
Blue Reynard from In the Midnight Rain by Ruth Wind
Prince Nicolas from My Dark Prince by Julia Ross
Rothgar from Devilish by Jo Beverley

Feistiest Heroine:

Kate Sheffield from The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn
Jaine Bright from Mr. Perfect by Linda Howard
Eve Dallas from Judgement/Witness In Death by J. D. Robb
Stephanie Plum from Hot Six by Janet Evanovich
Alathea Morwellan from A Secret Love by Stephanie Laurens
Georgina Bellwether from The Gentleman Thief by Deborah Simmons
Katherine O’Leary from The Mistress by Susan Wiggs
Maggie from The Cat’s Fancy by Julie Kenner
Troth Montgomery from The China Bride by Mary Jo Putney

Favorite Hero:

Lucky from Get Lucky by Suzanne Brockmann
Phinnias Tucker from Welcome To Temptation by Jennifer Crusie
Thomas Blackwood from Winter Garden by Adele Ashworth
Cole Amherst from A Woman Scorned by Liz Carlyle
Roark from Judgement/Witness In Death by J. D. Robb
Sam Donovan from Mr. Perfect by Linda Howard
Anthony Bridgerton from The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn
David de Abyngdon from By Arrangement by Madeline Hunter

Favorite Heroine:

Kate Sheffield from The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn
Eve Dallas from Judgement/Witness In Death by J. D. Robb
Jaine Bright from Mr. Perfect by Linda Howard
Alathea Morwellan from A Secret Love by Stephanie Laurens
Sophie Dempsey from Welcome To Temptation by Jennifer Crusie
Daphne Bridgerton from The Duke and I by Julia Quinn
Syd from Get Lucky by Suzanne Brockmann

Favorite Couple:

Stephanie Plum and Joe Morelli from Hot Six by Janet Evanovich
Eve Dallas and Roark from Judgement/Witness In Death by J. D. Robb
Jaine Bright and Sam Donovan from Mr. Perfect by Linda Howard
Holly Taylor and Zachary Bronson from Where Dreams Begin by Lisa Kleypas
Daphne Bridgerton and Simon Basset from The Duke and I by Julia Quinn
Kate Sheffield and Anthony Bridgerton from The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn
Lucky and Sydney from Get Lucky by Suzanne Brockmann
Rothgar and Diana from Devilish by Jo Beverley

Favorite Villian:

Dolph Breckenridge from The Duke by Galen Foley
Tucker Fisk from Crazy for Cornelia by Chris Gilson
Jean Jacques Villette from I Do, I Do, I Do by Maggie Osborne
Carr Merrick from The Ravishing One by Connie Brockway
Colin from Mr. Perfect by Linda Howard
Lord Grenville from The Love by Robin Schone

Most Annoying Lead Character:

Zanita from High Intensity by Dara Joy
Michael des Anges from The Lover by Robin Schone
Gwendolyn from The Bride and the Beast by Teresa Mederios
Michaela Langtry from It Happened At Midnight by Cait London
Steve and Ginny Morgan from Savage Desire by Rosemary Rogers
Daisy Parker from Baby Don’t Go by Susan Andersen

Best Cabin or Road Romance:

Winter Garden by Adele Ashworth
A Game of Chance by Linda Howard
First Lady by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
I Do, I Do, I Do by Maggie Osborne
Kiss and Tell by Cheri Adair
The Hostage by Susan Wiggs
My Lord DeBurgh by Deborah Simmons

Favorite New Author:

Madeline Hunter
Julie Kenner
Susan Grant
Karen Hawkins
Virginia Kantra

Best Discovery/Buried Treasure:

Deborah Simmons
Kathryn Shay
Suzanne Brockmann
Julie Kenner
Galen Foley
Adele Ashworth
Lorraine Heath
Madeline Hunter

Most Glommed:

Georgette Heyer
Linda Howard
Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Suzanne Brockmann
Julia Quinn
J. D. Robb
Carla Kelly
Mary Balogh
Nora Roberts
Christine Feehan

Favorite Medieval:

The Stone Maiden by Susan King
By Possession by Madeline Hunter
Lady of Valor by Tina St. John
My Lord DeBurgh by Deborah Simmons
By Arrangement by Madeline Hunter

Favorite Regency:

Falling for Chloe by Diane Farr
A Grand Design by Emma Jensen
The Major’s Mistake by Andrea Pickens
The Prodigal Hero by Nancy Butler
Lord Stanhope’s Proposal by Jessica Benson
Once Upon A Christmas by Diane Farr

Favorite European Historical:

Where Dreams Begin by Lisa Kleypas
The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn
A Secret Love by Stephanie Laurens
The Winter Garden by Adele Ashworth
The Duke and I by Julia Quinn
After the Kiss by Karen Ranney
More Than A Mistress by Mary Balogh
The Duke by Galen Foley
Devilish by Jo Beverley

Favorite American/Western Historical:

Never Love A Cowboy by Lorraine Heath
The Mistress by Susan Wiggs
Silver Linings by Maggie Osborne
The Hostage by Susan Wiggs
I Do, I Do, I Do by Maggie Osborne

Favorite Contemporary:

In the Midnight Rain by Ruth Wind
Mr. Perfect by Linda Howard
Welcome To Temptation by Jennifer Crusie
The Unsung Hero by Suzanne Brockmann
Tears of the Moon by Nora Roberts
A Great Catch by Michelle Jerrot
It Must Be Love by Rachel Gibson

Favorite Series Romance:

Nobody Does It Better by Julie Kenner
The Forth Child by C. J. Carmichael
Too Hot To Sleep by Stephanie Bond
Get Lucky by Suzanne Brockmann
A Game of Chance by Linda Howard
Mad Dog and Annie by Virginia Kantra
Beautiful Stranger by Ruth Wind

Favorite Romantic Suspense:

Mr. Perfect by Linda Howard
Heartbreaker by Julie Garwood
Kiss and Tell by Cherry Adair
The Unsung Hero by Suzanne Brockmann
Witness In Death by J. D. Robb
Judgement In Death by J. D. Robb

Favorite "Other" Romance:

Bull God by Roberta Gellis
The Cat’s Fancy by Julie Kenner
Dark Magic by Christine Feehan
Queen of Darkness by Anne Bishop
Witness In Death by J. D. Robb
The Star King by Susan Grant
A Kiss of Shadows by Laurell K. Hamilton
Dark Challenge by Christine Feehan
Of Midnight Born by Lisa Cach

Author You Gave Up On:

Catherine Coulter
Amanda Quick
Kathleen Woodiwiss
Sandra Brown
Johanna Lindsay
Jude Deveraux

Authors Others Love But You Don’t:

Robin Schone
Dara Joy
Judith McNaught
Jennifer Crusie
Diana Gabaldon
Susan Johnson
Nora Roberts
Danielle Steele
Julie Garwood

Most Disappointing Read:

High Intensity by Dara Joy
Devilish by Jo Beverley
Where Dreams Begin by Lisa Kleypas
The Lover by Robin Schone
The Burning Point by Mary Jo Putney
First Lady by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
All Smiles by Stella Cameron

Worst Read:

A Season Beyond A Kiss by Kathleen Woodiwiss
The Love by Robin Schone
The Bride and the Beast by Teresa Mederios
High Intensity by Dara Joy
Legendary Lover by Susan Johnson
Midnight Kisses by Kimberly Raye

Most Purple Prose:

High Intensity by Dara Joy
The Seduction by Nicole Jordan
A Game of Chance by Linda Howard
The Love by Robin Schone
A Season Beyond A Kiss by Kathleen Woodiwiss

 




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