RBS Best of Awards

RBS Best of Awards 2011

The following list are best of what
Romance Book Scene Review in 2011.
Over the year approximately 350 books were
reviewed and listed on this site.

And the winners are... 

Contemporary Main Stream Romance
1st Place — Cheri On Top by Susan Donovan
2nd Place — Secrets Everybody Knows by Charlotte McClain
3rd Place — Delaney's Sunrise by Rhonda Lee Carver
Honorary mentions:
Road Signs by MJ Fredrick
Tempting Mr. Parker by Delilah Hunt

Short Stories (Novellas, Quickies®, Shorts)
1st Place — Stone Cold Kiss by L.K. Below
2nd Place — Gypsy Moon by Dahlia Rose
3rd Place — A Kiss for Luck by Kele Moon
Honorary mentions:
The Cowgirl’s Christmas by Patricia Bates
Maggie’s Mates by Bronwyn Green

Romance Anthologies
1st Place — Primal by Lora Leigh, Michelle Rowen, Jory Strong and Ava Gray
2nd Place — Supernatural by Larissa Ione, Alexandra Ivy, Jacquelyn Frank and G.A. Aiken

Cowboy/Western Romance
1st Place — Winning Heart by Laura Browning
2nd Place — Shotgun Bride by BJ Daniels
3rd Place — The Cowboy's Homecoming by Brenda Minton

Fantasy Romance
1st Place — Dragon's Sanctary by Nicole Dennis
2nd Place — The Lianhan Shee by Erin Grace

Romantic Suspense
1st Place — Courting Disaster by Carol Stephenson
2nd Place — Sweet Possession by Maya Banks
3rd Place — Memories of You by Bobbie Cole

Erotic Romance
1st Place — Fool Me Once by Lacey Wolfe
2nd Place — The Shadow Box by Alexis Ke
3rd Place — Las Vegas by Demi Alex
Honorable mentions:
Whatnots and Doodads by Stacey Kennedy
Amber's Muse by Lacey Wolfe
The Not So Secret Baby by Amarinda Jones
Christmas Cheer: The Love Genie by Pepper Goodrich

Paranormal Romance
1st Place — Moon Cursed by Lori Handeland
2nd Place — Big Bad Beast by Shelly Laurenston
3rd Place — Slow and Sweet: A Love Story With Zombies by Stephanie Beck
Honorary mention:
In Too Deep by Jayne Ann Krentz
Hunger Untamed by Pamela Palmer
Sea’s Sorceress by Brynna Curry

Historical Romance
1st Place — Quicksilver by Amanda Quick
2nd Place — Seduction of a Highland Lass by Maya Banks
3rd Place —Seducing the Beast by Jayne Fresina

Gay (male/male) Romance
1st Place — Finding Forgiveness by Dana Marie Bell
2nd Place — Cherry Pie by Samantha Kane
3rd Place — Pretty Baby by Stormy Glenn
Honorary mention:
The O’Brien Way by Carol Lynne
His Handyman by Lexie Davis
Ghost From The Past by Carol Lynne

Werewolf/Shapeshifter Romance
1st Place — Arctic Winds by Sondrae Bennett
2nd Place — Alpha Wolf by Rebecca Royce
3rd Place — Howl by Silke Juppenlatz
Honorable mention:
Hunting Human by Amanda E. Alvarez

Best Romantic Series
1st Place — Dragon Kin Series by G.A. Aiken
2nd Place — Westervelt Wolves by Rebecca Royce
3rd Place — Toys 4 Us by Cerise Deland, Desire Holt, Nicole Austin, Brenna Zinn, Allie Standifer, Samantha Cayton and Regina Carlyse
Honorary mention:
Feral Warriors Series by Pamela Palmer
Alpine Woods Shifters Series by Sondrae Bennett
Were Chronicles Series by Crissy Smith

Best Authors Reviewed for 2011
1st Place — Lori Leigh
2nd Place — Lori Handeland
3rd Place — Sondrae Bennett
Honorary mention:
Pamela Palmer
GA Aiken/Shelly Laurenston
Jayne Ann Krentz
Susan Donovan
Stephanie Beck

2010 Awards

The following list are best of what 
Romance Book Scene Review in 2010. 
Over the year approximately 400 books were 
reviewed and listed on this site. 

And the winners are... 
Contemporary/Mainstream Books
Instant Temptation  1st PlaceInstant Temptation by Jill Shalvis

Leave Me Breathless2nd PlaceLeave Me Breathless by HelenKay Dimon

Burning Up (Hqn)3rd PlaceBurning Up by Susan Anderson

Honorable Mention
Secrets of the Lotus by Michelle Flye
A Time of Love By Barbara Cameron
Something Worth Fighting For by Lena Matthews

Short Stories Romance
Do Over1st PlaceDo Over by Mari Carr

A Taste Of Haven2nd Place A Taste of Haven by Sierra Summers

3rd PlacePicture This by Cate Masters

Honorable mentionArctic Shift by Lissa Matthews

Anthologies Romance
Nauti and Wild1st PlaceNauti and Wild by Lora Leigh and Jaci Burton

Burning Up (Berkley Sensation)2nd PlaceBurning Up by Angela Knight, Nalini Singh, Virginia Kantra and Melijean Brooke

Summer Brides: The Borrowed Bride\A Bridge to Dreams\Sister of the Bride3rd Place Summer Brides by Susan Wiggs, Sherryl Woods, Susan Mallery

Cowboy/Western Romance
Falling Fast1st PlaceFalling Fast by Cerise DeLand

Eagle's Redemption2nd PlaceEagle's Redemption by Cindy Spencer Pape

Diablo (The Texans)3rd Place Diablo by Georgina Gentry

Vampire Romance
Lover Mine. J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood Series)1st Place Lover Mine by J.R. Ward

Vampires Not Invited: A Night Tracker Novel2nd Place Vampires Not Invited Cheyenne McCray

Real Vampires Hate Their Thighs (Glory St. Claire, Book 5)3rd PlaceVampires Hate Their Thighs by Gerry Bartlett

Fantasy Romance
Last Dragon Standing1st PlaceLast Dragon Standing by G.A. Aiken

This Side of Heaven2nd Place This Side of Heaven by Fallon Blake

Cast in Chaos (Chronicles of Elantra, Book 6)3rd Place Cast In Chaos by Michelle Sagara

Romantic Suspense
Nauti Deceptions1st PlaceNauti Deceptions by Lora Leigh

Dirty Sexy Murder2nd Place Dirty Sexy Murder by Cathleen Ross

Breaking Daylight3rd PlaceBreaking Daylight by M.J. Fredrick

Honorable mention
Moving Target by Rosalie Stanton
Preja Vu by Alanna Coca
Undercover Housewife by J.J. Keller

Erotic Romance
Undercover Lover: Take Me, Lover, Book 21st PlaceUndercover Lover by Charlene Teglia

Kissing Cowboy: Men of S.W.A.T.2nd Place Kissing Cowboy by J C Wilder

All Lit Up: Pleasure Inn, Book 33rd Place All Lit Up by Cathryn Fox

Paranormal Romance
1st Place Rapture Untamed by Pamela Palmer

Hunter's Need (The Hunters)2nd Place Hunter's Need by Shiloh Walker

Lion's Heat (Breeds)3rd PlaceLion's Heat by Lora Leigh

Honorable mention
Storm Warnings by Toni Anderson
What a Demon Wants by Kathy Love
Dirty Sexy Murder by Cathleen Ross
Historical Romance
Ten Things I Love About You1st Place Ten Things I Love About You by Julia Quinn

A Kiss at Midnight2nd Place A Kiss at Midnight by Eloisa James

Wicked Intentions (Maiden Lane)3rd PlaceWicked Intentions by Elizabeth Hoyt

LGBT Romance
1st Place Jacob's Ladder by Z.A. Maxfield

2nd Place — Hayashi's Hero by Marie Hart


Saving Noah3rd PlaceSaving Noah by Carol Lynne and Cash Cole

Honorable mention —
Devlin and Garrick by Cameron Dane
Scarred by Carol Lynne

Series Romance
1st Place — The Breeds by Lora Leigh

2nd Place — The Feral Warriors by Pamela Palmer

3rd Place — Wulf's Den (also, Roxie's Protectors) by Marisa Chenery

Werewolf/Shapeshifter Romance
Born To Be Wild1st Place Born to be Wild By Christine Warren

Beast Behaving Badly2nd PlaceBeast Behaving Badly by Shelly Laurenston

3rd Place Coyote Gorgeous by Vijaya Schartz

Steampunk Romance
1st Place Scoundrel by Zoe Archer

2nd Place Clockworks and Corsets by Regina Riley

The Iron Duke (A Novel of the Iron Seas)3rd Place — The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook

Reissue Romance
Carnal Innocence1st PlaceCarnal Innocence by Nora Roberts

Dust to Dust2nd PlaceDust to Dust by Tami Hoag

Midnight Sons Volume 3: Falling for Him\Ending in Marriage\Midnight Sons and Daughters3rd PlaceMidnight Sons, Vol. 3 Falling for Him / Ending in Marriage / Midnight Sons and Daughters by Debbie Macomber

Love Inspired Books
His Holiday Bride (Granger Family Ranch Series #3) (Love Inspired #589)1st PlaceHis Holiday Bride by Jillian Hart  

Hometown Princess (Love Inspired)2nd Place
Hometown Princess by Lenora Worth

3rd PlaceTreasure Creek Dad by Terri Reed


Best Authors Review For 2010
1st Place — Pamela Palmer

2nd Place — Shelly Laurenston

3rd Place — Lora Leigh

Contemporary Main Stream Romance
1st Place — Holding Out For A Hero by HelenKay Dimon

2nd Place — Instant Attraction by Jill Shalvis

3rd Place — Reckless by Maya Banks

Short Stories (Novellas, Quickies®, Shorts)

1st Place — Red: A Seduction Tale by Maddie James

2nd Place — Hotter Than Hell by L. Shannon

3rd Place — Winning Molly by Bobbie Russell

Romance Anthologies
1st Place — Real Men Last All Night by Lora Leigh, Lori Foster, Cheyenne McCray, Heidi Betts

2nd Place — Almost Home by Debbie Macomber, Judy Duarte, Cathy Lamb, Mary Carter

3rd Place — Bad Girls Have More Fun by Arianna Hart, Jan Springer, Ann Vermont

Romantic Comedies

1st Place — What A Dragon Should Know by G.A. Aiken

2nd Place — Czech Mate by Sloane Taylor

3rd Place — Go Fetch by Shelly Laurenston

Cowboy/Western Romance
1st Place — Wyoming Bride by Debbie Macomber

2nd Place — Tame Horse Wild Heart by Alison Paige

3rd Place — His Sweet Obsession by Tess MacKall

Vampire Romance
1st Place — I Want You To Want Me by Kathy Love

2nd Place — Angel's Blood by Nailini Singh

3rd Place — Nikolai's Wolf by Zena Wynn

Fantasy Romance
1st Place — Love Never-Ending by Anny Cook

2nd Place — Jewel of Atlantis by Gena Showalter

3rd Place — Seduce Me In Black by Shayla Black

Romantic Suspense
1st Place — Dark and Deadly by Jeanne Adams

2nd Place — Hot As Sin by Bella Andre

3rd Place — Crisscross by Ericka Scott

Erotic Romance
1st Place — Giving Chase by Lauren Dane

2nd Place — Only Pleasure by Lora Leigh

3rd Place — Nauti Dreams by Lora Leigh

Paranormal Romance
1st Place — Desire Untamed by Pamela Palmer

2nd Place — The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance Edited by Trisha Telep

3rd Place — Two Sighted by Annmarie McKenna

Historical Romance
1st Place — Wanton by Noella Mack

2nd Place — A View to a Kiss by Caroline Linden

3rd Place — The Redemption of Micah by Beth Williamson

Gay (male/male) Romance
1st Place — Eye of the Beholder by Carol Lynne

2nd Place — Without Reservation by J.L. Langley
3rd Place — Seeking Redemption: Aiden and Ethan by Cameron Dane

Werewolf/Shapeshifter Romance
1st Place — Golden Eyes by Maya Banks

2nd Place — To Tempt A Cat by J. C. Wilder
3rd Place — Check Mate by Annmarie McKenna

Love Inspired of the Months Romances of the Month
1st Place — The Cowboy Next Door by Brenda Minton

2nd Place — Hometown Courtship by Diana Hunt
3rd Place — The Hero Next Door by Irene Hannon

Best Romantic Series
1st Place — The Breeds by Lora Leigh

2nd Place —
The Pride Stories by Shelly Laurenston
3rd Place — Cattle Valley by Carol Lynne

Best Authors Reviewed for 2009

1st Place — Lora Leigh

2nd Place — Lauren Dane
3rd Place — Shelly laurenston/G.A. Aiken