The Romance Writers of America (RITA) announce every summer the best of the best, one winner in each of several popular romance sub-genres. And as one of the few library staff members who admits to reading romance novels, I feel it's my duty to share the list with you. Sorry, 50 Shades fans. Your books didn't make the list.
Best Paranormal Romance:
Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison
Best Romance Novella:
I Love the Earl by Caroline Linden
Best Novel with Strong Romantic Elements:
How to Bake a Perfect Life by Barbara O'Neal
Best First Book:
First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones
Best Historical Romance:
The Black Hawk by Joanna Bourne
Best Regency Historical Romance:
A Night to Surrender by Tessa Dare
Best Young Adult Romance:
Enclave by Ann Aguirre
Best Romantic Suspense:
New York to Dallas by J.D. Robb
Best Inspirational Romance:
The Measure of Katie Calloway by Serena Miller
Best Contemporary Series Romance: Suspense/Adventure:
Soldier's Last Stand by Cindy Dees
Best Contemporary Series Romance:
Doukakis's Apprentice by Sarah Morgan
Best Contemporary Single Title Romance:
Boomerang Bride by Fiona Lowe
In preparing this blog post I ended up putting a few titles on hold--they sounded too good to pass up! You'll notice that the library hasn't purchased some of these yet. If you're interested, feel free to let a librarian know that it's an award winner and that Carol sent ya.
PS: If you'd like some more great romance suggestions, try flipping through an issue of Romantic Times. You're sure to find some real page-turners any time of the year.
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