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Subject: AAR annual readers poll
Date Posted: 1/21/2010 3:27 AM ET
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Vote on the best books/characters from 2009. I didn't finish most of this years big contenders, so Not Quite a Husband featured largely on my ballot.

 

http://likesbooks.com/ballot09.html

Date Posted: 1/21/2010 8:26 AM ET
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Oh goody.  I love these polls!

Date Posted: 1/21/2010 9:05 PM ET
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Also, you can vote for favorite paranormals here, the Pearls, but have to register to nominate and then vote after:

http://www.paranormalromance.org/pearl/

Date Posted: 1/22/2010 10:16 AM ET
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This is how I voted... on the categories I actually voted in.  There were several I had to skip - and the choices were a lot harder than I thought they would be.  I had a hard time making up my mind, but this is what I finally went with:

  • Best Romance (title and author):  What a Scoundrel Wants by Carrie Lofty
  • Best Historical Romance set in the U.K.(title and author) :  Don't Tempt Me by Loretta Chase
  • Best Historical Romance NOT Set in the U.K. (title and author):  Not Quite a Husband by Sherry Thomas
     
  • Funniest Romance (title and author):  Since the Surrender by Julie Anne Long
  • Biggest Tearjerker (title and author):  Not Quite a Husband by Sherry Thomas
  • Best Love Scenes (Mainstream romance with the best love scenes - title and author):  What a Scoundrel Wants Carrie Lofty
  • Guiltiest Pleasure Romance (title and author):  Highland Rebel by Judith James
  • 2009's Best Debut Romance Author (name):  Carrie Lofty - What a Scoundrel Wants
  • Best Romance Hero (name, title, and author):  Chase Eversea - Since the Surrender by Julie Anne Long
  • Best Romance Heroine (name, title, and author):  Zoe Lexham - Don't Tempt Me by Loretta Chase
  • Most Tortured Hero (name, title, and author):  Will Scarlett - What a Scoundrel Wants by Carrie Lofty
  • Best Kick-Ass Heroine (name, title, and author):  Sophia Hathaway - Surrender of a Siren by Tessa Dare
  • Best Romance Couple (names, title, and author):  Meg of Keyworth and Will Scarlett - What a Scoundrel Wants Carrie Lofty
  • Worst Romance Novel:  Captive of Sin by Anna Campbell

 

I gave Sophia from Surrender of a Siren by Tessa Dare "Best Kick Ass" heroine, not because she actually kicked any ass, but because she had the best character development from an apparently brainless bit of fluff to a strong & capable female lead.  On the others - several of them are almost interchangable, but these are my favorite books & characters from 2009, so...



Last Edited on: 1/27/10 12:42 AM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 1/26/2010 8:55 PM ET
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Thanks for that! I love polls! I completed it, badly, because the rules say you can only use books published in 2009...and only 3 books on my "books I've read" shelf were. But it was fun anyway!

Date Posted: 1/26/2010 10:54 PM ET
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Well, you are certainly encouraging me to finally read What a Scoundrel Wants, Kim!

Date Posted: 1/27/2010 12:39 AM ET
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I got those screwed up some how when I was transcribing them to here, but all of the ones that say To Seduce a Sinner by Elizabeth Hoyt should be Since the Surrender by Julie Anne Long. I think I typo'd one & then copied & pasted the others in. Duh:P 

You really should read it, Willa.  In fact, everybody read it - lol.  I finished her new one, btw, and I haven't been able to write the review yet.  Her books are so hard to do justice to in a review.  I really liked it.  I didn't think it was as good as the 1st one, but it's still an A-.  She's a super-talented writer.  A bit of polish, and she could be like the next Kinsale or Williamson.  She's not nearly as focused, but she has the raw talent.  I strongly suggest keeping an eye on her, because I really think she's gonna be one of the greats.