My Top 10(ish) Romances of 2011

Saturday, December 31, 2011

When I sat down to compile my personal top 10 historical romances for 2011, I quickly realized it wasn't really possible to come up with a comprehensive list.

After all, my TBR pile is stacked high with releases from both well-loved and new-to-me authors. One of my favorites for 2011 could be among them, waiting to be discovered. Only I won't know it until well into 2012.

So, instead, I've settled for a Top 10ish List. Below are my favorite books of far.

Notorious Pleasures by Elizabeth Hoyt
In which our rakish hero tempts his brother's betrothed

  Midnight's Wild Passion by Anna Campbell 
Impulse buy at Target turned me onto this must-read author

   Silk is for Seduction by Loretta Chase 
Smart and sexy with a clever working-class heroine

Waking Up With the Duke by Lorraine Heath
Hero does his incapacitated best friend the favor
of impregnating his wife. Need I say more?

Captured by a Highlander by Julianne MacLean
Fierce warrior + stolen bride = one of the books I 
enjoyed reading most this year

A Wedding Wager by Jane Feather 
 2011 was the year I discovered Jane Feather
and I spent a good part of the year devouring her backlist

The Guardian by Margaret Mallory
Loved Mallory's medieval Knight series and
her foray into Scottish historicals doesn't disappoint

What I Did for a Duke by Julie Anne Long
Revenge turns to romance with Long's signature singular characterizations 

Secrets of a Proper Countess by Lecia Cornwall ...
A sexy, heartfelt debut which gets off to a shockingly sensual start

An Unlikely Countess by Jo Beverley
Because, really, this talented author isn't capable of writing a bad book

Did you have favorites this year that I totally missed? Let me know what's on your personal top 10. I'm always looking for great new titles to add to my TBR list!  

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Kendra said...

Terrific list. I'll have to try some of these authors in 2012. My favorite this year was Death Comes to Pemberley by PD James. I loved it!

Joanna Shupe said...

Great list! I haven't read a lot of these, so I'll add them to my wish list. I also want to read "Death Comes to Pemberley." So many books, so little time!

Diana Quincy said...

I want to read "Death Comes to Pemberley," too! I've heard great things about it. Another thing to add to my growing "virtual" TBR pile.

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