Top Ten Romance of 2011

It's only halfway through September; isn't it a little early to start publishing those year-end "top ten" lists?  Not for the folks over at Booklist, who have assembled this list of the top 10 romance novels of 2011.  Titles available through your Community Library include:  
  • Animal Magnetism by Jill Shalvis. - A budding relationship between a commitment-shy former Special Forces pilot and a gutsy animal rescuer launches a new series set in Idaho’s Bitterroot Mountains.
  • Call Me Irresistible by Susan Elizabeth Phillips. - Everyone blames Meg for her best friend’s decision to leave Ted at the altar in RITA Award–winning Phillips’ irresistibly lively romantic comedy.
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Marriage by Kieran Kramer. - How can Jilly run a respectable bookshop if her neighbor, a Royal Navy captain, keeps throwing wild parties? Kramer’s devilishly clever plot makes for a laugh-out-loud, sweet Regency romance.
  • How to Marry a Duke by Vicky Dreiling. - An enchanting Regency romance debut involving a rake and a matchmaker, a tricky dilemma, and witty repartee.
  • The Lady of the Storm by Kathryne Kennedy. - Blacksmith Giles is charged with protecting Cecily, who is half elf, in this superb story of suspense, magic, and passion, the second in Kennedy’s thrilling and distinctive Elven Lords series (following The Fire Lord's Lover, available through interloan with other Suffolk County libraries).
  • Lord Langley Is Back in Town by Elizabeth Boyle. - Lord Langley has a plan to outmaneuver his enemies, if only Minerva doesn’t decide to kill him herself in RITA Award–winning Boyle’s luscious conclusion to her dazzling Widows of Standon trilogy (following How I Met My Countess and Mad About the Duke).
  • Only Mine by Susan Mallery. - Alaska pilot Finn is furious when his twin brothers drop out of college to appear on a reality-television show, True Love or Fool’s Gold, in Mallery’s witty, emotion-packed romance.
  • An Unlikely Suitor by Nancy Moser. - Christian fiction.  Italian immigrant and dressmaker Lucy Scarpelli finds herself in an unlikely friendship with a socialite, which leads to forbidden love and danger in Christy Award–winning Moser’s historical tale of resilient, uncompromising women.  

1 comment:

  1. This is an excellent romance book list. I see two of my favorites Call Me Irresistible and Lord Langley Is Back in Town. I will be checking out the other titles this weekend.