Thursday, September 20, 2012

Best Books of 2012...

Romance Reviews Today has its Perfect 10's (click here) and everyone talks about their best books of the week, month and year. 

But what have been your best books of 2012 so far?

Post your answers and you'll be entered to win a $10 Amazon egiftcard from me.

Contest ends 9/24/12 and the winner will be chosen shortly afterwards.  Good luck!

26 comments:

Pat L. said...

Hmm, Good thing I keep a list - my memory is not always so good - here are some of my fav 2012 reads:

Susan Mallery - All Summer Long
SEP - The Great Escape
Deb Macomber - The Inn at Rose Harbor
Amanda Usen - Scrumptious

All of Shannon Stacey's Kowalski series (read first 3)

Kate Angell - Sweet Spot
Louisa Edwards - Hot Under Pressure
Jill Shalvis - Lucky in Love
Barbara Freethy - The Way Back Home

Barbara Taylor Bradford - Letter From a Stranger

Sherryl Woods - Where Azaleas Bloom
Joseph Pittman - A Christmas Wish
Kelle Hampton - Bloom

Lori Wilde - The Cowboy and the Princess

Kate McDonough - Crazy about Kate

Carly Phillips - Destiny and Serendipity

cait045 said...

I loved Tangle of Need by Nalini Singh from her Psy/Changeling series.

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Amy S. said...

Here are some of my faves for this year.

Kissin' Tell by Lorelei James
Stygian's Honor by Lora Leigh
Tiger by Laurann Dohner
Obsidian by Laurann Dohner

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Booklover1335 said...

I really loved Surrender by Pamela Clare, A Week to be Wicked by Tessa Dare, and A Rogue by Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean

Kathleen O said...

Some of my favs I have read this year:
Head Over Heels - Jill Shalvis
Hidden Summit - Robyn Carr
To Kiss a King - Maureen Child
The Ladies Room - Carolyn Brown

The Viper - Monica McCarty
Destiny - Carly Phillips
The Look of Love (The Sullivans Bk1) by Bella Andre

Rainshowdow Road - Lisa Kleypas
Last Man Standing - Cindy Gerard
Bluegrass State of Mind - Kathleen Brooks
The Witness Nora Roberts
A Perfect Storm Lori Foster
The Cowbowy takes a Bride - Lori Wilde

The Last Boyfriend - Nora Roberts
Becasue of You - Jessica Scott
A Hero in the Making - Kay Stockham

Summers Days, Summer Nights, All Summer Long - Susan Mallery

Resue Me - Rachel Gibson
Home for the Summer - Mariah Stewart

Lucky in Love, At Last, Forever and a Day - Jill Shalvis

Willow Srpings - Toni Blake
Carolina Home - Virginia Kantra.

this is just a small portion of what I read and what I love this year.

LSUReader said...

My best book list of 2012 includes these romances:

Beguiling the Beauty, Ravishing the Heiress (Sherry Thomas)

Sweet Enemy (Heather Snow)

One More Summer (Liz Flaherty)

About that Night (Julie James)

A Week to be Wicked (Tessa Dare)

Na said...

Favorite books so far:
The Witness by Nora Roberts (also a perfect 10 here!)

Sweet Dreams by Kristen Ashely

Rainshadow Road by Lisa Kleypas

and hopefully many more in the next few months :)

runner10 said...

The Good Woman by Jane Porter

Jane said...

My favorites include Jami Alden's "Run From Fear," Sarah MacLean's "A Rogue by Any Other Name," Jaci Burton's "Taking A Shot," Leslie Tentler's "Edge of Midnight" and Lisa Marie Rice's "Nightfire."

bn100 said...

Tangle of Need by Nalini Singh
Lover reborn by JR Ward

CherylR said...

Many of my favorites were listed but the one that wasn't is Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness

flchen1 said...

Some favorites from this year so far...

- Joanna Bourne's Spymaster series
- Carrie Lofty's His Very Own Girl and Starlight
- Katie Porter's Double Down, Inside Bet, and Hold 'Em
- Laura Kinsale's Flowers from the Storm (yes, I know, this is an oldie...)
- Mari Carr's Wild Irish series (I'm still getting caught up...)
- Jill Shalvis's baseball duo
- RG Alexander's Three Sinful Wishes
- Jess Dee's Office Affair
- Shelly Laurenston's Bear Meets Girl
- Ann Aguirre's Aftermath (almost time for Endgame!!!)
- Jeannie Lin's The Dragon and the Pearl

Not all those are 2012 releases... :)

Anonymous said...

o Cast in Peril by Michelle Sagara (came out Sept 18). There's a very slowly moving romance subplot, it seems, and there are shippers for character A, and shippers for character B. Which one, or perhaps both?, might win out, is not clear, it shifts from book to book
o Dragon Ship, by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller. Its the direct sequel to Ghost Ship, which is a sequel to both Saltation and I Dare, which are sequels to....
o I can't remember the name of the Elizabeth Moon novel which came out earlier thi year. If I recall correctly it had a royal wedding in it, athere are other characters who are mate-hunting.
o Skirmish by Michelle West (a pen name of Michelle Sagaara). It has three large, winged, magical cats. One is black, one is white, one is gray. The black one and the white one squabble a lot. Holly the Cat should be envious.... The author thinks that people might have a hard time getting into the book without the what-went-before material she put on her website, however a friend I hooked reading a chapter over the phone to with the three ctas, said he had not problems coming to it cold.
-- PaulaL

Pam P said...

Still have a few I didn't get to yet, but so far that I remember:

Meljean Brook - Riveted
Meljean Brook - Minna Wentworth and the Invisible City - (short)
Loretta Chase - A- Scandal Wears Satin
Sherry thomas - Ravishing the Heiress
Tessa Dare - A Week to be Wicked
Madeline Hunter- Surrender of Miss Fairbourne
Jennifer Haymore - Secrets of an Accidental Duches
Heather Snow - Sweet Enemy

Tin said...

Great Top 10! Will check out Kaki Warner's book.

My Top 10 Best Historical Romance reads for the year will definitely include:
1. Beguiling the Beauty and
2. Ravishing the Heiress by Sherry Thomas
3. Scandal Wears Satin by Loretta Chase
4. An Heir of Deception by Beverley Kendall
5. A Week to be Wicked by Tessa Dare

... the rest of the list will probably be filled with: Julie Anne Long, Sherry Thomas ... and other books that are coming out later this year. ^_^

Momof1DD said...

The Virgin Series by Robyn Carr (any and all books in this series)

A Field of Poppies by Sharon Sala

A Secret Wish by Barbara Freethy

My Lunatic Life series by Sharon Sala

Terrified by Kevin O'Brien

The Road to Grace by Richard Paul Evans

Insatiable by Opal Carew

Melt Into You by Roni Loren

Karen H in NC said...

Here’s a list of books that I’ve read in 2012 and gave a 4 or 5 star rating:

1. Untouched by Anna Campbell
2. A Woman Scorned by Liz Carlyle
3. The Hanover Square Affair by Ashley Gardner
4. When Gods Die by C. S. Harris
5. A Hellion in Her Bed by Sabrina Jeffries
6. How to Woo a Reluctant Lady by Sabrina Jeffries
7. The Truth About Lord Stoneville by Sabrina Jeffries
8. The Capture of the Earl of Glencrae by Stephanie Laurens
9. Seducing the Duchess by Ashley March
10. Some Like it Wild by Teresa Medeiros
11. A Night Like this by Julia Quinn
12. An Affair with Mr. Kennedy by Jillian Stone
13. Private Arrangements by Sherry Thomas

These are just the print books that I really enjoyed. I could add a long list of ebooks that I read and gave high ratings to as well, but I’ll stop now.

cheryl c said...

I have read a lot of good books this year. So far, some of the best ones are the following:

RAINSHADOW ROAD and DREAM LAKE by Lisa Kleypas
SOMEBODY TO LOVE by Kristan Higgins
THE LAST BOYFRIEND by Nora Roberts
THE DUKE IS MINE by Eloisa James
HEARTSTRINGS AND DIAMOND RINGS by Jane Graves
SUMMER AT SEASIDE COVE by Jacquie D'Allesandro

joye said...

I read a lot of books and the ones that stick out as rememberable were
A Gentleman Says "I Do"-AMELIA GREY
Sea Change-KAREN WHITE
It's All Greek to Me-KATIE MacALISTER
Lethal-SANDEA BROWN
and the books by thriller writers Brad Thor and Lee Child
JWIsley(at)aol(dot)com

JackieW said...

I read all genres of books but really enjoyed these stories: You Don't Want To Know by Lisa Jackson, He
ll on Wheels by Julie Ann Walker, Colorado Dawn by Kaki Warner and A Walk Across The Sun by Corban Addison.
JFWisherd(at)aol(dot)com

Caffey said...

I so look forward to this list! Its my shopping list!

I've had alot of good reads this year!

Tessa Dare - A Night To Surrender
Tessa Dare - A Week To Be Wicked
Alice Gaines - Heat Rises
Pamela Clare - Untamed (extended book)
Pamela Clare - Surrender (extended book)
Tarah Scott - Lord Keeper (Etopia Press)
Julianne MacLean - Captured By the Highlander
Eloisa James - A Kiss at Midnight
Victoria Vane - A Breach of Promise
Victoria Vane - A Wild Night's Bride

I'll stop now, there's much more. Some are not this year's releases but read this year!

cathiecaffey @ gmail. com

Cathy M said...

Lots of great stories this year. Some of my top favorites:

Third Grave Dead Ahead by Darynda Jones (whole series is fabulous)
Tangle of Need by Nalini Singh
Fury of Ice by Coreene Callahan
My Liege of Dark Haven by Cherise Sinclair
Chasing Bliss by Sophie Oak
Love The Sinner by Avril Ashton
Packing Heat by Kele Moon

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Anonymous said...

All of Jill shalvi s books
At last
Lori foster - storm
Lucky in love- Jill
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Whoo,, Ty great prize

Laurie G said...

Elizabeth Hoyt- THIEF OF SHADOWS

Karen Hawkins-A MOST DANGEROUS PROFESSION

Vickie Dreiling - How To Ravish a Rake

Kristan Higgins-Somebody To Love

Samantha James-
The Sins of Viscount Sutherland

Linda Lael Miller-A Creed In Stone Creek, Creed's Honor and Creed's Legacy

Chelsea B. said...

Anything by Sabrina Jeffries and Kerrelyn Sparks I read and loved-- isn't it awesome when that happens?? :-)

Maureen said...

Two of my favorites this year are Her Best Worst Mistake by Sarah Mayberry and About Last Night by Ruthie Knox.