Top 10ish romances for 2011.
The ish is because there were still so many 2011 titles in my TBR pile that I couldn't come up with a comprehensive list.
Much less my favorite book of the year.
But now I have. One hundred percent. Hands down.
I don't have to read anything else to know The Blawk Hawk by Joanna Bourne is the best book of 2011 for me.
Bourne is a new-to-me author. I'd seen her name on best-of lists and decided to give The Black Hawk a try. Boy, am I glad I did.
The Black Hawk is not only the best romance I've read this year, it's the best book I've read - in any genre - in quite a while.
Why? For so many reasons. But let's start with the fact that it's a complex, intelligent read with the most memorable heroine I've encountered in some time. And everyone would want to be the object of the complicated hero's single-minded affection.
So much is going on in this spy story, that I had to slow down at times to savor it all. To let it sink in.
I usually hate stories that go back and forth in time. In this case, it worked beautifully. Not only did I not mind it, I loved the way it heightened the intensity of the writing.
I checked The Black Hawk out from the library, but I plan to buy it because I want it for my keeper shelf. I know I'll be reading it again.
It's a masterful work. If you haven't already read The Black Hawk, you should.