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Standings for category: Romance Novels

1. Beauty's Beast, Amanda Ashley, Zebra, [link] [comments]
2. Rules of Protection, Alison Bliss, Entangled, [link] [comments]
2. Athena's Oracle, J.D. Brown, Amazon, [link] [comments]
3. Irish Inheritance, Paula Martin, Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery, [link] [comments]
4. Josey's Mountain, Elle Marlow, Solstice, [link] [comments]
5. JUELLE'S LEGACY, Carol Henry, The Wild Rose Press, [link] [comments]
6. Pianissimo, Lauren Shiro, Vanilla Heart Publishing, [link] [comments]
7. Her Forever Cowboy, Donna Michaels, Amazon, [link]
8. Smolder on a Slow Burn, Lynda J Cox, The Wild Rose Press, [link] [comments]
9. Bad Intentions, Lauren Sharman, Whiskey Creek Press, [link] [comments]

10. Midnight Heat, Sarah Grimm, Sarah Grimm, [link] [comments]
10. Last Hope Alaska, Linda Trout, The Wild Rose Press, [link] [comments]
11. The Dysfunctional Test, Kelly Moran, Samhain, [link] [comments]
12. My Commander, Alanea Alder, Sacred Forest Publishing [comments]
13. Wild About Rachel, Blaire Edens, Entangled, [link] [comments]
13. Windswept Danger, Terry Odell, Terry Odell, [link] [comments]
13. Spanish Nights, Valerie Twombly, Valerie Twombly, [link] [comments]
14. Wish Upon a Star, Jim Cangany, Uncial Press, [link]
14. The Two Towers, Jamie A. Waters, MuseItUp Publishing, [link] [comments]
15. The Ulfric's Mate, Leona Bushman, Three Worlds Press, [link]
16. Pink Pucks & Power Plays, V. L. Locey, Secret Cravings, [link] [comments]
17. The Courtesan, Killarney Sheffield, Books We Love, [link] [comments]
17. Darkest Angel, Tabitha Shay, Secret Cravings Publishing, [link] [comments]
18. Words That Bind, Ash Krafton, The Wild Rose Press, [link] [comments]
19. H.I.S. Desire, Sheila Kell, Sheila Kell, [link] [comments]
19. Capturing the Pirate's Heart, Annie Seaton, Emerald Romance, [link] [comments]
19. Hot Rock, Annie Seaton, Entangled Publishing, [link] [comments]
19. When Love Happens Again, Diane Craver, Amazon, [link]
19. The Wrong Brother's Bride, Allison Merritt, Lyrical/Kensington, [link]
19. Vampire King of New York, Susan Hanniford Crowley, Soul Mate Publishing, [link]
20. The Bankrupt Viscount, Caitlyn Callery, Museitup, [link] [comments]
20. Under Texas Blue Skies, Debra Holt, Astraea Press, [link] [comments]
20. Wyne and Dine, Donna Michaels, Amazon, [link]
20. Cowgirl Fever, Dawn Brower, Hartwood, [link]
20. What Lies Within Us, Kiki Howell, Amazon, [link]
21. The Jewels of Warwick, Diana Rubino, Solstice, [link]
21. Death is the Pits, Suzanne Rossi, The Wild Rose Press, [link] [comments]
21. Jewel of Ramstone, J.M. Powers, Breathless Press, [link] [comments]
22. Wait Watchers: A Liberty Heights Novel, Elle Druskin, MuseItUp Publishing, Inc., [link] [comments]
22. Always a Bridesmaid, Jana Richards, Uncial Press, [link]
22. Play, Kylie Scott, St. Martin's Griffin, [link] [comments]
22. Mystic's Touch, Dena Garson, Ellora's Cave, [link] [comments]
22. Warrior Lord, Nancy J. Cohen, The Wild Rose Press, [link]
22. Angels In Red, Adelle Laudan, Amazon, [link] [comments]
23. A Spartan Love, Kayla Jameth, Dreamspinner Press, [link] [comments]
23. Whirlwind Romance, M. S. Spencer, Secret Cravings, [link]
23. The Hidden Heart, Linda Hays-Gibbs, Amazon , [link] [comments]
23. Sean's Sweetheart, Allie Kincheloe, Secret Cravings Publishing, [link]
23. Sinners' Obsession, Linda Nightingale, Double Dragon Publishing, [link]
24. Human Interaction Series, Cheyenne Meadows, Secret Cravings, [link]
24. My Summer With the King, Melissa Goodman, Createspace [comments]
24. Ironhearted, Cate Ashwood, Dreamspinner Press, [link]
24. Variation on the Theme of Man, Toni V. Sweeney, Class Act Books, [link]
24. Trail of Crosses, Jo Grafford, Astraea Press, [link]
24. The Unwanted Earl, Ruth J. Hartman, esKape Press, [link]
25. Return to Me, Melissa MacKinnon, esKape Press, [link] [comments]
25. Another Man's Son, Glenys O'Connell, The Wild Rose Press, [link] [comments]
25. The Perfect Shoot, Lea Bronsen, Evernight Publishing, [link]
25. The King's Gift, Kate Martyn, Uncial Press, [link] [comments]
25. First Love, Kristal McKerrington, Indie Gypsy, [link] [comments]
25. Reality Bites, Gail Koger, [link]
25. Elanessë, Julie A. D'Arcy, Secret Cravings Publishing, [link]
25. Morning Song, Susan Simone, J. Ellington Ashton Press, [link] [comments]
25. His Cemetery Doll, Brantwijn Serrah, Breathless Press, [link]
25. NELLIE, Cynthia Woolf, Cynthia Woolf, [link]
25. Housebroken: A River's Edge Romantic Suspense, Charmaine Gordon, Vanilla Heart Publishing, [link]
26. Worth the Fall, Claudia Connor, Loveswept, [link]
26. In Too Deep, Neva Squires-Rodriguez, Vanilla Heart Publishing, [link] [comments]
26. At War In The Willows, Kiki Howell, Naughty Nights Press, [link]
26. Sleeping with Santa, Debra Druzy, The Wild Rose Press, [link]
26. Rock Band, Laura Kitchell , [link]
26. The Irish Lady's Spanish Lover, Icy Snow Blackstone, Class Act Books, [link]
26. Amazon Sunset, Marie Higgins, Amazon, [link]
26. Shield of Winter, Nalini Singh [comments]
26. Protect Her, Sophia Kimble, Soul Mate Publishing, [link]
26. Secrets of Ugly Creek, Cheryel Hutton, THe Wild Rose Press, [link] [comments]
26. The Grey Curse, Krista Kelley, Breathless Press, [link]
26. Craving a Hero, Barbara Raffin, Plain Wrapper Publishing, [link]
26. Not Long Ago, Susan A. Royal, MuseItUp, [link]
26. Luna's Lovers, Honor James, Siren Bookstrand, [link] [comments]
26. Storm Clouds, Lacy Danes, Samhain Publishing, [link] [comments]
26. Ghost, John Ringo, Baen
26. Wedding Belle Blues, Mia Epsilon, Breathless Press, [link]
26. Solomon's Sieve, Victoria Danann, 7th House, [link]
26. Rumer, Angela Kay Austin, Vanilla Heart Publishing, [link] [comments]
26. The Prince Who Loved Me, Karen Hawkins
27. Without a Trace, Laurie White, Secret Cravings Publishing, [link]
27. Sicilian Engagement, Rachel Lyndhurst, Entangled, [link]
27. Starter Wife, Moriah Densley, esKape Press, [link]
27. Wishing on Buttercups, Miralee Ferrell, David C. Cook, [link]
27. Mythica, L.J. LaBarthe, Bottom Drawer Publications, [link]
27. Kept, Sally Bradley, Amazon, [link] [comments]
27. Broken Promise, Christy R. Diachenko, Dancing With Bear Publishing, [link]
27. Border Love, Alice Wootson, Prism Book group, [link] [comments]
27. Bone River, Megan Chance, Amazon, [link]
27. Not My Type, Emma Caruso , Amazon, [link]
27. Proper Attire, Danielle Thorne, Amazon, [link] [comments]
27. Hush In The Storm, Julie Cosgrove, Prism Book Group, [link]
27. Elven Obsession, Decadent Kane, Breathless Press, [link]
27. Time and Forever, Susan B. James, Soul Mate Publishing, [link]
27. Cutting Out, Meredith Shayne, Bottom Drawer Publications, [link]
27. Grieving Heart, Alina Ray, Torquere, [link]
27. Tynie's Place, Rebecca Skovgaard, Whimsical Publications, LLC, [link]
27. Drifting Into the Unknown, M.C. Holman, Eternal Press, [link]

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