Friday, April 30, 2010

Best Romance Novels

Welcome!

Are you looking for a great romance novel to read? This blog, in association with Best Romance Novels Today, is dedicated to posting the best romance novels we can find.

We scour the web, searching independent review sites for the best romance novels. We consider books from large publishers, and also gems from the small presses. Each book posted has earned at least one 5 star review from a respected reviewer. In addition, we check that novel's average star ranking on Amazon. If a book earns 5 stars from both sources, we post it here.

NOTE: This week, we'll take a departure from our policy and post several well deserving 5 star novels that average 4 1/2 stars on Amazon--each has over 100 customer reviews.

Enjoy!

best paranormal romance, hunting groundHunting Ground
(Alpha and Omega, Book 2)

Patricia Briggs
Ace, 2009
Paranormal romance

Mated to werewolf Charles Cornick, the son - and enforcer - of the leader of the North American werewolves, Anna Latham now knows how dangerous being a werewolf is, especially when a werewolf opposes Charles and his father is struck down. Charles's reputation makes him the prime suspect, and the penalty for the crime is execution. More...

“I’m so glad I was introduced to this series…” – Sarah, Smart Bitches, Trashy Books …full book review

Available at Amazonbest paranormal romance, hunting ground


chick lit romance, twenties girlTwenties Girl
Sophie Kinsella
Dial Press Trade Paperback, 2010
Chick Lit

Lara Lington has always had an overactive imagination, but suddenly that imagination seems to be in overdrive. Normal professional twenty-something young women don’t get visited by ghosts. Or do they?

When the spirit of Lara’s great-aunt Sadie—a feisty, demanding girl with firm ideas about fashion, love, and the right way to dance—mysteriously appears, she has one request: Lara must find a missing necklace that had been in Sadie’s possession for more than seventy-five years, because Sadie cannot rest without it. More...

“Sophie Kinsella's TWENTIES GIRL is pure fun!” – Kay James, Romance Reader at Heart …full book review

Available at Amazonchick lit romance, twenties girl

Friday, April 23, 2010

Best Romance Novels

Welcome!

Are you looking for a great romance novel to read? This blog, in association with Best Romance Novels Today, is dedicated to posting the best romance novels we can find.

We scour the web, searching independent review sites for the best romance novels. We consider books from large publishers, and also gems from the small presses. Each book posted has earned at least one 5 star review from a respected reviewer. In addition, we check that novel's average star ranking on Amazon. If a book earns 5 stars from both sources, we post it here.

We're sure you'll find some wonderful books to read. Enjoy!

best paranormal romance, in the darkest nightIn the Darkest Night
(Light Warriors, Book 4)

Patti O’Shea
Tor Books, 2010
Paranormal romance

Kel Andrews has spent the last year living with nightmares and flashbacks. Unwilling to share what happened, he's withdrawn from his family and the Gineal council has removed him from his position as a troubleshooter. But when a woman shows up asking for protection from a demon, Kel reluctantly agrees to help--and finds himself facing an unexpected adversary... More...

“O'Shea's fourth Light Warriors romance is a riveting thrill ride…” – Publishers Weekly …full book review

Available at Amazonbest paranormal romance, in the darkest night


best historical romance, most eagerly yoursMost Eagerly Yours
(Her Majesty's Secret Servants)

Allison Chase
Signet, 2010
Historical romance

Raised on their uncle's country estate, the four orphaned Sutherland sisters formed a close friendship with the young Princess Victoria. Shortly before her coronation as queen, Victoria asks the sisters to serve her in matters requiring the utmost discretion.

They are to become her secret servants. The first to serve is Laurel - who poses as a widow to uncover a traitor, and discovers instead an irresistible rogue… More...

“Together [Laurel and Aidan] were amusing and tantalizing…” – Alexandra Cenni, Romance Reader at Heart …full book review

Available at Amazonbest historical romance, most eagerly yours

Friday, April 16, 2010

Best Romance Novels

Welcome!

Are you looking for a great romance novel to read? This blog, in association with Best Romance Novels Today, is dedicated to posting the best romance novels we can find.

We scour the web, searching independent review sites for the best romance novels. We consider books from large publishers, and also gems from the small presses. Each book posted has earned at least one 5 star review from a respected reviewer. In addition, we check that novel's average star ranking on Amazon. If a book earns 5 stars from both sources, we post it here.

We're sure you'll find some wonderful books to read. Enjoy!

best paranormal romance, bound by lightBound by Light
(The Dark Crescent Sisterhood)

Anna Windsor
Ballantine Books, 2008
Paranormal romance

The night holds endless pleasures . . . and hides nameless terrors.

As the broom end of her Sybil triad, Merilee Alexander has the sacred duty as a warrior witch of taking out the trash. Lately, though, she’s been a little overwhelmed: Manhattan is a mess. And her prophetic end-of-the-world nightmares aren’t helped by the waking fantasies of love. Or the fact that the object of her affections, gorgeous Jake Lowell of NYPD’s Occult Crimes Unit, is playing it so cool. More...

“Anna Windsor never lets me down. Her books are poignant, action-filled, and sensual…” – Kristal Gorman, Romance Reader at Heart …full book review

Available at Amazonbest paranormal romance, bound by light


best contemporary fiction, chick litThe Icing on the Cupcake
Jennifer Ross
Ballantine Books, 2010
Women’s fiction/Chick lit

In this delectable novel—complete with recipes—Jennifer Ross frosts a sweet story of a young woman fulfilling her dreams, one delicious cupcake at a time.

In Ansley Waller’s world of Southern belles and gentlemen, getting a diamond ring isn’t just important—it’s the ultimate goal. So when her fiancĂ©, Parish, unceremoniously kicks her to the curb and cancels their upcoming wedding, Ansley is so ashamed that she decides to leave Dallas and make a fresh start. In a surprise move, she heads to New York City to live with her recently widowed grandmother, Vivian, whom she’s never met. In turn, Vivian gives Ansley a no-nonsense ultimatum: Rather than wallow in misery, either get a job or go home. More...

“All in all, a fabulous story of personal growth—with the added bonus of mouth-watering cupcake recipes!” – Kay James, Romance Reader at Heart …full book review

Available at Amazonbest contemporary fiction, chick lit


best regency historical romance, in for a pennyIn for a Penny
Rose Lerner
Leisure Books, 2010
Regency historical romance, hot

IN FOR A PENNY
No more drinking. No more gambling. And definitely no more mistress. Now that he's inherited a mountain of debts and responsibility, Lord Nevinstoke has no choice but to start acting respectable. Especially if he wants to find a wife--better yet, a rich wife. Penelope Brown, a manufacturing heiress, seems the perfect choice. She's pretty, rational, ladylike, and looking for a marriage based on companionship and mutual esteem.

IN FOR A POUND
But when they actually get to Nev's family estate, all the respectability and reason in the world won't be enough to deal with tenants on the edge of revolt, a menacing neighbor, and Nev's family's propensity for scandal. More...

“…the strong characterizations and wonderful tone made me love In for a Penny and consider it a treasure.” – Lynn Spencer, All About Romance …full book review

Available at Amazonbest regency historical romance, in for a penny

Friday, April 9, 2010

Best Romance Novels

Welcome!

Are you looking for a great romance novel to read? This blog, in association with Best Romance Novels Today, is dedicated to posting the best romance novels we can find.

We scour the web, searching independent review sites for the best romance novels. We consider books from large publishers, and also gems from the small presses. Each book posted has earned at least one 5 star review from a respected reviewer. In addition, we check that novel's average star ranking on Amazon. If a book earns 5 stars from both sources, we post it here.

We're sure you'll find some wonderful books to read. Enjoy!

best paranormal romance, embersEmbers
Laura Bickle
Pocket, 2010
Paranormal romance

Truth burns. Unemployment, despair, anger—visible and invisible unrest feed the undercurrent of Detroit’s unease. A city increasingly invaded by phantoms now faces a malevolent force that further stokes fear and chaos throughout the city. Anya Kalinczyk spends her days as an arson investigator with the Detroit Fire Department, and her nights pursuing malicious spirits with a team of eccentric ghost hunters. Anya—who is the rarest type of psychic medium, a Lantern—suspects a supernatural arsonist is setting blazes to summon a fiery ancient entity that will leave the city in cinders. More...

Recommended Read
“Right from the beginning I knew that this book was going to be a winner.” – Cheryl, Fallen Angel Reviews …full book review

Available at Amazonbest paranormal romance, embers


best historical romance, time travel romanceA Highlander's Homecoming
(Daughters of the Glen, Book 6)

Melissa Mayhue
Pocket, 2010
Historical/Time Travel romance

SCOTLAND, PRESENT DAY. When Faerie Magic swept Robert MacQuarrie forward in time, modern medicine saved him from a fatal wound. But he also left behind an unfulfilled vow -- to protect his friend's young daughter, Isabella. Haunted by guilt for more than a decade, he leaps at the chance to go back and keep that vow. The magic of the Fae works in its own mysterious ways, however. More...

“Action, romance, good strong characters, and many twists and turns that will keep you glued to your seat…” – Bonnie, A Romance Review …full book review

Available at Amazonbest historical romance, time travel romance


best contemporary romance, series romance, category romance, a mother’s wishA Mother's Wish
Karen Templeton
Silhouette, 2008
Contemporary/series romance

Winnie Porter just couldn't forget the child she'd given up for adoption all those years ago…or the wonderful family that had taken him in. Now it was finally time to see her son one last time.

Still reeling from his wife's untimely death, the last thing Aidan Black needed to deal with was the unwed mother who brought his beloved Robbie into the world. Especially when she was all grown up into a beautiful, vivacious young woman who'd immediately drawn his boy into her spell—not to mention Aidan himself. More...

2009 RITA Winner for Best Contemporary Series Romance

Available at Amazonbest contemporary romance, series romance, category romance, a mother’s wish