Top 100 Romances Poll for 2004
As Determined by AAR's Readers in November 2004

Our Analysis of the Poll

This is AAR's third annual top 100 romances poll, conducted by Shelley Dodge. This is a weighted poll that considers both the number of votes received by book and its ranking by voters. Given that 88 of the 100 titles listed have earned DIK status, you may want to read reviews of those books.

Top 100 Romances from 2004 Poll
1. Lord of Scoundrels Loretta Chase Eur Hist Romance
2. Flowers From the Storm Laura Kinsale Eur Hist Romance
3. Welcome to Temptation Jennifer Crusie Contemp Romance
4. As You Desire Connie Brockway Hist Romance
5. Bet Me Jennifer Crusie Contemp Romance
6. Dreaming of You Lisa Kleypas Eur Hist Romance
7. Outlander Diana Gabaldon Time Travel Romance
8. Over the Edge Suzanne Brockmann Contemp Romance
9. All Through the Night Connie Brockway Eur Hist Romance
10. Sea Swept Nora Roberts Contemp Romance
11. It Had to be You Susan Elizabeth Phillips Contemp Romance
12. A Summer to Remember Mary Balogh Eur Hist Romance
13. Morning Glory LaVyrle Spencer Americana Romance
14. The Proposition Judith Ivory Eur Hist Romance
15. A Kingdom of Dreams Judith McNaught Medieval Romance
16. Ravished Amanda Quick Eur Hist Romance
17. Frederica Georgette Heyer Regency Romance
18. Mrs. Drew Plays Her Hand Carla Kelly Regency Romance
19. MacKenzie's Mountain Linda Howard Series Romance
20. Mr. Perfect Linda Howard Contemp Romance
21. The Grand Sophy Georgette Heyer Regency Romance
22. Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen Classic Fiction
23. The Bride Julie Garwood Eur Hist Romance
24. Devil's Bride Stephanie Laurens Eur Hist Romance
25. To Have and to Hold Patricia Gaffney Eur Hist Romance
26. Born in Fire Nora Roberts Contemp Romance
27. Winter Garden Adele Ashworth Eur Hist Romance
28. Gone Too Far Suzanne Brockmann Romantic Suspense
29. The Viscount Who Loved Me Julia Quinn Eur Hist Romance
30. Saving Grace Julie Garwood Medieval Romance
31. My Dearest Enemy Connie Brockway Eur Hist Romance
32. In the Midnight Rain Ruth Wind Women's Fiction
33. The Windflower Laura London Hist. Romance
34. Naked in Death J.D. Robb Fut Romantic Suspense
35. Whitney, My Love Judith McNaught Eur Hist Romance
36. Nobody's Baby but Mine Susan Elizabeth Phillips Contemp Romance
37. A Knight in Shining Armor Jude Deveraux Time Travel Romance
38. Paradise Judith McNaught Contemp Romance
39. The Shadow and the Star Laura Kinsale Eur Hist Romance
40. Dream Man Linda Howard Romantic Suspense
41. Out of Control Suzanne Brockmann Contemp Romance
42. Silk and Shadows Mary Jo Putney Eur Hist Romance
43. See Jane Score Rachel Gibson Contemp Romance
44. Shattered Rainbows Mary Jo Putney Eur Hist Romance
45. Thunder and Roses Mary Jo Putney Eur Hist Romance
46. The Duke and I Julia Quinn Eur Hist Romance
47. Heart Throb Suzanne Brockmann Contemp Romance
48. For My Lady's Heart Laura Kinsale Medieval Romance
49. Honor's Splendor Julie Garwood Medieval Romance
50. Lord Carew's Bride Mary Balogh Regency Romance
51. Untie my Heart Judith Ivory Eur Hist Romance
52. Dream a Little Dream Susan Elizabeth Phillips Contemp Romance
53. The Secret Julie Garwood Medieval Romance
54. This is All I Ask Lynn Kurland Medieval Romance
55. Slightly Dangerous Mary Balogh Eur Hist Romance
56. One Perfect Rose Mary Jo Putney Eur Hist Romance
57. To Love and to Cherish Patricia Gaffney Eur Hist Romance
58. Kiss an Angel Susan Elizabeth Phillips Contemp Romance
59. Heaven, Texas Susan Elizabeth Phillips Contemp Romance
60. Venetia Georgette Heyer Regency Romance
61. Daughter of the Game Tracy Grant Historical Mystery
62. The Prize Julie Garwood Medieval Romance
63. Reforming Lord Ragsdale Carla Kelly Regency Romance
64. Prince Joe Suzanne Brockmann Series Romance
65. The Notorious Rake Mary Balogh Regency Romance
66. Heartless Mary Balogh Eur Hist Romance
67. Son of the Morning Linda Howard Paranormal Romance
68. Sleeping Beauty Judith Ivory Eur Hist Romance
69. Where Dreams Begin Lisa Kleypas Eur Hist Romance
70. The Devil's Cub Georgette Heyer Regency Romance
71. The Bronze Horseman Paullina Simons Historical Fiction
72. The Time Traveler's Wife Audrey Niffenegar Fiction
73. With This Ring Carla Kelly Regency Romance
74. The Lion's Lady Julie Garwood Eur Hist Romance
75. The Rake Mary Jo Putney Eur Hist Romance
76. Fallen from Grace Laura Leone Contemp Romance
77. Always to Remember Lorraine Heath Amer/West Hist Romance
78. Castles Julie Garwood Eur Hist Romance
79. One Good Turn Carla Kelly Regency Romance
80. Chesapeake Blue Nora Roberts Contemp Romance
81. By Arrangement Madeline Hunter Medieval Romance
82. Perfect Judith McNaught Contemp Romance
83. My Darling Caroline Adele Ashworth Eur Hist Romance
84. The Defiant Hero Suzanne Brockmann Contemp Romance
85. The Unsung Hero Suzanne Brockmann Contemp Romance
86. Guilty Pleasures Laura Lee Guhrke Eur Hist Romance
87. Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte Classic Fiction
88. Kill and Tell Linda Howard Romantic Suspense
89. After the Night Linda Howard Contemp Romance
90. More than a Mistress Mary Balogh Eur Hist Romance
91. Born in Ice Nora Roberts Contemp Romance
92. Miss Wonderful Loretta Chase Eur Hist Romance
93. The Charm School Susan Wiggs Amer Hist Romance
94. Scoundrel Elizabeth Elliott Eur Hist Romance
95. How to Marry a Marquis Julia Quinn Eur Hist Romance
96. Angel Rogue Mary Jo Putney Eur Hist Romance
97. Trust Me Jayne Ann Krentz Contemp Romance
98. Dancing on the Wind Mary Jo Putney Eur Hist Romance
99. Once and Always Judith McNaught Eur Hist Romance
100. This Heart of Mine Susan Elizabeth Phillips Contemp Romance

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