I'll play too -
...AAR's Top 100:

BOLD - I've read it
BLUE - in the TBR
everything else - nope

1. Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase
2. Flowers From the Storm by Laura Kinsale
3. Welcome to Temptation by Jennifer Crusie
4. As You Desire by Connie Brockway
5. Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie
6. Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas
7. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
8. Over the Edge by Suzanne Brockmann
9. All Through the Night by Connie Brockway

10. Sea Swept by Nora Roberts
11. It Had to be You by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
12. A Summer to Remember by Mary Balogh
13. Morning Glory by LaVyrle Spencer
14. The Proposition by Judith Ivory
15. A Kingdom of Dreams by Judith McNaught

16. Ravished by Amanda Quick
17. Frederica by Georgette Heyer
18. Mrs. Drew Plays Her Hand by Carla Kelly
19. MacKenzie's Mountain by Linda Howard
20. Mr. Perfect by Linda Howard
21. The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer

22. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - I've seen the mini-series, does that count??
23. The Bride by Julie Garwood
24. Devil's Bride by Stephanie Laurens

25. To Have and to Hold by Patricia Gaffney
26. Born in Fire by Nora Roberts
27. Winter Garden by Adele Ashworth
28. Gone Too Far by Suzanne Brockmann
29. The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn
30. Saving Grace by Julie Garwood
31. My Dearest Enemy by Connie Brockway

32. In the Midnight Rain by Barbara Samuel
33. The Windflower by Laura London
34. Naked in Death by J.D. Robb
35. Whitney, My Love by Judith McNaught
36. Nobody's Baby but Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
37. A Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux

38. Paradise by Judith McNaught
39. The Shadow and the Star by Laura Kinsale
40. Dream Man by Linda Howard
41. Out of Control by Suzanne Brockmann
42. Silk and Shadows by Mary Jo Putney
43. See Jane Score by Rachel Gibson
44. Shattered Rainbows by Mary Jo Putney
45. Thunder and Roses by Mary Jo Putney
46. The Duke and I by Julia Quinn
47. Heart Throb by Suzanne Brockmann

48. For My Lady's Heart by Laura Kinsale
49. Honor's Splendor by Julie Garwood
50. Lord Carew's Bride by Mary Balogh
51. Untie my Heart by Judith Ivory
52. Dream a Little Dream by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
53. The Secret by Julie Garwood
54. This is All I Ask by Lynn Kurland

55. Slightly Dangerous by Mary Balogh
56. One Perfect Rose by Mary Jo Putney
57. To Love and to Cherish by Patricia Gaffney
58. Kiss an Angel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
59. Heaven, Texas by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
60. Venetia by Georgette Heyer
61. Daughter of the Game by Tracy Grant
62. The Prize by Julie Garwood
63. Reforming Lord Ragsdale by Carla Kelly
64. Prince Joe by Suzanne Brockmann
65. The Notorious Rake by Mary Balogh
66. Heartless by Mary Balogh
67. Son of the Morning by Linda Howard
68. Sleeping Beauty by Judith Ivory
69. Where Dreams Begin by Lisa Kleypas

70. The Devil's Cub by Georgette Heyer
71. The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons
72. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegar
73. With This Ring by Carla Kelly
74. The Lion's Lady by Julie Garwood
75. The Rake by Mary Jo Putney

76. Fallen from Grace by Laura Leone
77. Always to Remember by Lorraine Heath
78. Castles by Julie Garwood
79. One Good Turn by Carla Kelly
80. Chesapeake Blue by Nora Roberts
81. By Arrangement by Madeline Hunter
82. Perfect by Judith McNaught
83. My Darling Caroline by Adele Ashworth
84. The Defiant Hero by Suzanne Brockmann
85. The Unsung Hero by Suzanne Brockmann

86. Guilty Pleasures by Laura Lee Guhrke
87. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
88. Kill and Tell by Linda Howard
89. After the Night by Linda Howard

90. More than a Mistress by Mary Balogh
91. Born in Ice by Nora Roberts
92. Miss Wonderful by Loretta Chase
93. The Charm School by Susan Wiggs

94. Scoundrel by Elizabeth Elliott
95. How to Marry a Marquis by Julia Quinn
96. Angel Rogue by Mary Jo Putney
97. Trust Me by Jayne Ann Krentz
98. Dancing on the Wind by Mary Jo Putney
99. Once and Always by Judith McNaught
100. This Heart of Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

If I counted correctly, I've read 64 of the top 100 - yikes! Go me!!

Also, because Kristie did it, I will too:

My top 25 with only one book allowed per author (in alphabetical order):

1. Kiss and Tell by Cherry Adair
2. Bewitching by Jill Barnett
3. Devilish by Jo Beverely
4. Hot Target by Suzanne Brockmann
5. Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase
6. Welcome to Temptation by Jennifer Crusie
7. The Windflower by Sharon and Tom Curtis
8. The Morning Side of Dawn by Justine Davis
9. A Well Favored Gentleman by Christina Dodd
10. Princess by Gaelen Foley
11. True Confessions by Rachel Gibson
12. After the Night by Linda Howard
13. The Proposition by Judith Ivory
14. Mine to Take by Dara Joy
15. Dance with the Devil by Sherrilyn Kenyon
16. Flowers from the Storm by Laura Kinsale
17. Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas
18. Stardust of Yesterday by Lynn Kurland
19. Born in Sin by Kinley MacGregor (hey, if she can write under two names, I can pick two books)
20. Breath of Magic by Teresa Medeiros
21. The Dark Highlander by Karen Marie Moning
22. Heart Thief by Robin D. Owens
23. Heaven Texas by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
24. Romancing Mr. Bridgerton by Julia Quinn (it was this or The Duke and I but I LOVE Colin!)
25. Dark Lover by JR Ward

Anybody else wanna play??

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At 7:58 AM, Blogger Kristie (J)

Now I've done pretty good with your top 25 list! The only ones I haven't read are Hot Target and The Dark Highlander (which I have TBR). I've enjoyed all the ones on you list (except those I haven't read)(well and Romancing Mr. Bridgerton. That was my least fave of her books I've read) One nice on to see is the Justine Davis book. She wrote some terrrific series book didn't she?
And of your top 100 - I've been telling everyone they have to read Fallen from Grace and In the Midnight Rain. Very good books they are!


At 6:02 PM, Blogger C2


You MUST read Hot Target (well, if you like Suz's books) - the WWII subplot works much better than they sometimes do and Jules has a much larger role than usual. :o)

And I used to LOVE Justine Davis' category books...now, not so much, really. I wish she would do more sci-fi. Lord of the Storm (which almost made my list) and The Skypirate were excellent!

As far as the Bridgerton book, I don't remember much about it, specifically - I just love Colin so I picked his book.

I'll have to be on the lookout for Fallen from Grace and In the Midnight Rain - I actually thought I had that one in the TBR because so many people were raving about it but it wasn't there. My mom may have it.


At 4:28 AM, Blogger CindyS

I'm playing but it's like picking your favourite kitten out of hundreds!! I want them all ;)

I think I told you already but if not, I got a new song stuck in my head before I went to bed and I decided to try your thing and started with 'shave and a haircut, two bits' but it didn't work. So then I decided to sign 'you are my sunshine' out loud both verses and WHAM it was gone! My brain tried to replay you are my sunshine but somehow I was able to keep it from latching on. So BIG thank you for that one!



At 2:20 PM, Blogger C2

I am so glad you found your "hook" to get rid of the stuck songs! :o) I was only the messenger but I will gladly accept all thanks.
Picking the top 25 was hard! I'm still not sure I made the best decisions...


At 12:16 AM, Blogger ReneeW

I loved Devilish (another author I forgot on my list). I'm another Justine Davis fan. I have several of her series in my keepers.

Fallen from Grace is a must read along with P&P (no, watching the mini-series doesn't count :). But I see you don't read many regencies so I guess you're excused. In the Midnight Rain is wonderful too.