Aug 14 2017 1:00pm

34 Romance Authors Nominate the Best Reads of 2017... So Far

Team H&H's Heather Waters and Jennifer Proffitt were at the Romance Writers of America conference in Orlando, Florida and the hottest topic—as usual when you get a bunch of book lovers into one room—was what was the best book of 2017... so far! These writers have landed on many of our lists for the best read of the year, so dive in and see what books they were loving! 

Sabrina Jeffries, author of The Pleasures of Passion
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Sabrina Jeffries nominated A Lady's Code of Misconduct by Meredith Duran

Jenna Bayley-Burke, author of The Billionaire's Private Scandal
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Jenna Bayley-Burke nominated The List by Clare James

Kate Meader, author of Irresistible You
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Kate Meader nominated Ready to Run by Lauren Layne

Addison Fox, author of Forever Yours
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Addison Fox nominated Duke with Benefits by Manda Collins

Weina Dai Randell, author of The Moon in the Palace
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Weina Dai Randel nominated The Lotus Palace by Jeannie Lin

Terry Spear, author of S.E.A.L. Wolf Undercover
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Terry Spear nominated The Princess Bride by William Goldman

Kristin Cast, author of Loved
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Kristin Cast nominated Never Trust a Pirate by Valerie Bowman

Tamsen Parker, author of The Cartographer
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Tamsen Parker nominated An Unseen Attraction by KJ Charles

Robin Covington, author of Third
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Robin Covington nominated Off Base by Annabeth Albert

Nicole Helm, author of Need You Now
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Nicole Helm nominated An Affair with a Notorious Heiress by Lorraine Heath

Maisey Yates, author of Down Home Cowboy
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Maisey Yates nominated Need You Now by Nicole Helm

Julia Kelly, author of The Governess Was Wicked
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Julia Kelly nominated His Runaway Campfire Princess by Gwen Hayes

Janna MacGregor, author of The Bride Who Got Lucky
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Janna Macgregor nominated Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas

Anna Zabo, author of Daily Grind
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Anna Zabo nominated Barrel Proof by Layla Reyne

Cat Sebastian, author of Ruin of a Rake
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Cat Sebastian nominated Seven Summer Nights by Harper Fox.

Nancy Robards Thompson, author of A Bride, a Barn, and a Baby
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Nancy Robards Thompson nominated Serenity Harbor by RaeAnne Thayne.

Valerie Bowman, author of Never Trust a Pirate
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Valerie Bowman nominated The Duke by Kerrigan Byrne.

Winter Austin, author of Sins of the Father
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Winter Austin nominated Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet.

Nancy C. Weeks, author of The Eyewitness
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Nancy C. Weeks nominated Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Shana Galen, author of Traitor in Her Arms
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Shana Galen nominated Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet.

Katana Collins, author of Enforcer
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Katana Collins nominated Bitch Slap by J. Kenner.

Shari Mikels, author of Drawn to the Wolves
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Shari Mikels nominated What It Takes by Shannon Stacey.

Suzanne Brockmann, author of Some Kind of Hero
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Suzanne Brockmann nominated The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.

Robin Lovett, author of Stranger
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Robin Lovett nominated Barbarian's Tease by Ruby Dixon

(Note: Robin said “whichever one came out most recently”)

Lauren Layne, author of To Have and to Hold
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Lauren Layne nominated The Fox and the Hound by R.S. Grey. 

Stina Lindenblatt, author of I Need You Tonight
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Lina Stindenblatt nominated Accidentally on Purpose by Jill Shalvis.

Samantha Chase, author of A Sky Full of Stars
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Samantha Chase nominated Going in Deep by Carly Phillips.

Amanda Bouchet, author of Heart on Fire
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Amanda Bouchet nominated The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband by Julia Quinn.

Christy Carlyle, author of A Study in Scoundrels
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Christy Carlyle nominated The Viscount and the Vixen by Lorraine Heath. 

Debbie Burns, author of A New Leash on Love
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Debbie Burns nominated A Bollywood Affair by Sonali Dev. 

Holley Trent, author of The Alpha's Claim
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Holly Trent nominated Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas.

Alexis Daria, author of Take the Lead
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Alexis Daria nominated Barbarian's Rescue by Ruby Dixon.

Lavinia Kent, author of Tangled in Sin
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Lavinia Kent nominated Dating-ish by Penny Reid.

Lexi Blake, author of Love Another Day
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Lexi Blake nominated Razr by Larissa Ione.


Learn more about or order a copy of the books these authors suggested:

A Lady's Code of Misconduct by Meredith Duran
The List by Clare James
Ready to Run by Lauren Layne
Duke with Benefits by Manda Collins
The Lotus Palace by Jeannie Lin
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
Never Trust a Pirate by Valerie Bowman
An Unseen Attraction by KJ Charles
Off Base by Annabeth Albert
An Affair with a Notorious Heiress by Lorraine Heath
Need You Now by Nicole Helm
His Runaway Campfire Princess by Gwen Hayes
Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas
Barrel Proof by Layla Reyne
Seven Summer Nights by Harper Fox
Serenity Harbor by RaeAnne Thayne
The Duke by Kerrigan Byrne
Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
Bitch Slap by J. Kenner
What It Takes by Shannon Stacey
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
 Barbarian's Tease by Ruby Dixon  
The Fox and the Hound by R.S. Grey  
Accidentally on Purpose by Jill Shalvis
Going in Deep by Carly Phillips
The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband by Julia Quinn
The Viscount and the Vixen by Lorraine Heath
A Bollywood Affair by Sonali Dev
Barbarian's Rescue by Ruby Dixon  
Dating-ish by Penny Reid
Razr by Larissa Ione

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