Best Romance 2018 — Goodreads Choice Awards
AAR’s Top 100 Romances: 2018
I came to the genre relatively late in my reading life. Even the best romance novels often get a bad rap; critics claim they're predictable, or badly written, or all the same—often without ever having actually read one. But a number of years ago, I was going through a health crisis, and the addicting fantasies of these books were the only thing that helped keep my anxiety at bay. Romance novels are wonderful at any time, but particularly when you need a distraction from the difficulties in your life. You might be a total romance novel newbie. This charming and thoughtful book is about Stella, an autistic woman who hires Michael, a male prostitute, to teach her how to be better at sex. In the process, she wows him with her brain; he wows her with his sensitivity, and their relationship reveals a lot about race and class and how people interact with one another.
The Goodreads Choice Awards have three rounds of voting open to all registered Goodreads members. Winners will be announced December 04, Voting opens to 15 official nominees, and write-in votes can be placed for any eligible book see eligibility below. Write-in votes can not be placed in this category. The top five write-in votes in each of the categories become official nominees. Additional write-ins no longer accepted. The field narrows to the top 10 books in each category, and members have one last chance to vote!
Contemporary romance is my happy place. What can I say?! Here are some of the best, rounding out the year. These are the best romance novels of She sets some important life decisions aside as she focuses on making the weekend perfect. Of course, nothing goes as planned.
When I was asked to compile a list of the best romance novels of , my first response after accepting was to completely freak out. How could I have taken on such a monumental task?
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Not only have the pickings been broad and diverse, but several titles have crossed over to mainstream, including The Wedding Date and The Kiss Quotient. This list of 50 Must-Read Contemporary Romance Novels will extend back beyond , but sticks to titles released this decade. Contemporary romance novels have always been a thing, but novels set in current times have a way of becoming outdated as time marches on. These titles are a mix of adult, new adult, and young adult. Richard Troy used to be the hottest actor in London, but the only thing firing up lately is his temper. Have the tides turned? Has English rose Lainie Graham made him into a new man?
Thanks to all who worked on this — I know it was a HUGE job and really appreciate the effort put into it. I have read 56 of the books on the list. Many are still on my keeper shelf. There are authors that are not on the list. Not so to us! The list represents books I would, for the most part, expect.