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Best romance book of 2012

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Initial post: Dec 5, 2012 3:55:54 AM PST
Pily S says:
Which was the best romance book of the year? Released in 2012 or maybe 2011?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 5, 2012 5:22:32 AM PST
HJ Leonard says:
Are you asking for opinions, or are you looking for some sort of contest winner?

Posted on Dec 5, 2012 5:56:42 AM PST
Pily S says:
Just for opinions, from people like us!!

Posted on Dec 5, 2012 6:07:16 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 5, 2012 7:27:20 AM PST
Jean says:
I'm going to cast my vote for either Charade or Back to You

ETA: I can't believe I forgot about On Dublin Street!!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 5, 2012 6:44:29 AM PST
Pily S says:
I loved On the Island, I haven't read Charade or Back to you, they are going up on my list!!

Posted on Dec 5, 2012 7:09:22 AM PST
Riveted by Meljean Brook. Loved that the H wasn't an alpha. I think I'm suffering from alpha fatigue. The h is fantastic too.

Posted on Dec 5, 2012 7:13:56 AM PST
Robin Wilson says:
Contemporary: Dream Lake
Tough to pick just one historical:
What I Did for a Duke

Posted on Dec 5, 2012 7:21:57 AM PST
Grey says:
Umm, let's see... According to what I put on Goodreads, these are the 2012 books I've loved:

Lothaire (Immortals After Dark) by Kresley Cole
Thief of Shadows (Maiden Lane) by Elizabeth Hoyt
A Week to Be Wicked by Tessa Dare

Posted on Dec 5, 2012 7:58:14 AM PST
read4fun says:
Ii really liked Easy and I second A Week to Be Wicked

Posted on Dec 5, 2012 8:04:52 AM PST
Breaking the Silence has my vote.

do we do categories?

for erotic i vote Sarah's Surrender (Ranchers of Chatum County)

can't think of recent pnr or historical...

Posted on Dec 5, 2012 9:02:37 AM PST
SAB says:
For me, it has to be Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire. I've read so many more just like that story that were just as good but my mind always goes back to Beautiful Disaster and it's the only story that I've gone back to re-read several times.

Posted on Dec 5, 2012 9:25:42 AM PST
A. Wan says:
Tessa Dare's A Lady by Midnight (Spindle Cove 3) (:

Posted on Dec 5, 2012 11:46:57 AM PST
Traveladdie says:
On the Island
The Sweet Gum Tree
Back to You

Posted on Dec 5, 2012 1:42:23 PM PST
D. Arnold says:
By a new author I would have to say The Unwanted Wife. Loved the writing.

As for the tried and true authors, I would have to say Never Seduce a Scot: The Montgomerys and Armstrongs. Loved everything about this one and am anxious for the next one!

Posted on Dec 5, 2012 1:51:50 PM PST
I don't think i've given any romances 5 star reviews this year - I'm really picky with those (only given out 6 so far)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 5, 2012 1:53:49 PM PST
Dog Lover says:
Same here. Couldn't think of a single title to list on this thread.


In reply to an earlier post on Dec 5, 2012 1:59:42 PM PST
I have a couple of YA that have romantic elements - Daughter of Smoke & Bone and Grave Mercy but no traditional romance

Posted on Dec 5, 2012 3:32:28 PM PST
While I rarely give 5* reviews, and I don't know that I gave any of these above a 4* or 4.5*, my favorites this year (so far - still 26 days of reading to go!) would include:
PNR: Lothaire; Oracle's Moon; How to Drive a Dragon Crazy
Contemporary:Perfection (A Neighbor From Hell); Playing For Keeps: A Neighbor From Hell Novel; Seduction and Snacks; On the Island; Blame It on Texas (Hotter in Texas, Book 2); Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain Series)
Historical: In the Thrill of the Night (The Merry Widows); A Week to Be Wicked; Defiant
RS: Whispers in the Dark; Sweet Reward: A Last Chance Rescue Novel
YA/NA: The Fault in Our Stars; Pushing the Limits (Harlequin Teen)
Erotica-ish: Chasin' Eight (Rough Riders); Liberating Lacey
Non-Romance: Gone Girl; This Is Where I Leave You; The Hypnotist
And special mention: Forbidden (sad, disturbing, really well done); and a freebie I read on GR called Into Deep Waters which was a lovely m/m story by Kaje Harper

Posted on Dec 5, 2012 3:43:54 PM PST
i did give Forbidden 5 stars; Gone Girl is going to be close...i'm still mulling it over...I need to get my review up

Posted on Dec 5, 2012 4:19:29 PM PST
I really loved Seducing Cinderella. Fun, fast passed and deliciously erotic.

Posted on Dec 5, 2012 4:34:39 PM PST
Thief of Shadows by Elizabeth Hoyt

Posted on Dec 5, 2012 4:41:33 PM PST
Annie-M says:
Hands down 'On the Island'. I have read it at least four times already and it turned me into a 'contemporary' reader after only loving historicals. I want to see more stories like this for 2013!

Posted on Dec 5, 2012 4:44:02 PM PST
ClaireS says:
Loved The Edge of Never, On Dublin Street, Law Man (Dream Man Series), and Easy.

Posted on Dec 5, 2012 5:13:45 PM PST
smess NZ says:
Hard one

Leave Me Breathless (Leather and Lace)
Motorcycle Man (The Dream Man Series)

Posted on Dec 5, 2012 8:09:26 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 5, 2012 8:17:32 PM PST
Aussie Girl says:
Firelight (Darkest London)
Kiss of Steel
Lover Reborn
Sacrificial Magic

I' ve read some great paranormals published this year above.

Not published this year but great Flowers from the Storm and I discovered Robyn Carr's perfect romancelandia town with equally perfect men in Virgin River series and Elizabeth Hoyt's smexy historicals.
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