MONTHLY RATINGS: December 2017 Ratings

Monthly Edition: 

TOP PICKS!

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Moonlight Over Manhattan  Sarah Morgan  HQN
Wrong to Need You  Alisha Rai  Avon
Cherish Hard  Nalini Singh  Singh  
 

EROTICA

Sharing Body Heat  Lexie Davis  Carina

HISTORICAL FICTION

The Lady Traveler’s Guide to Larceny With a Dashing Stranger  Victoria Alexander  HQN
A Duke in Shining Armor  Loretta Chase  Avon
A Hope Divided  Alyssa Cole  Kensington (5G!)
 

HISTORICAL ROMANCE

A Column of Fire  Ken Follet  Viking

INSPIRATIONAL

The Esther Paradigm  Sarah Monzon  Radiant Publications
All This Time   Melissa Tagg  Larkspur Publishing
 

MYSTERY, SUSPENSE & THRILLER

Murder in the Lincoln White House  C. M. Gleason  Kensington
The Demon Crown  James Rollins  William Morrow
The Vanishing Season  Joanna Schaffhausen  Minotaur
 

MAINSTREAM

The Sisters of Glass Ferry  Kim Michele Richardson Kensington
 

PARANORMAL

The Kingpin of Camelot  Cassandra Gannon  Star Turtle Publishing
The Dreamer's Song  Lynn Kurland  Berkley
Heart Sight  Robin Owens  Berkley
 

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

The Chameleon  Michele Hauf  Lyrical

SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY

The Will to Battle  Ada Palmer  Tor (5G!)
God's Last Breath  Sam Syke  Orbit
 

URBAN FANTASY

Danger’s Vice  Amanda Carlson  Carlson
Midnight Labyrinth  Elizabeth Hunter  Hunter
 

YOUNG ADULT

Prince in Disguise  Stephanie Kate Strohm  Disney
 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE RATINGS

4Annabeth AlbertWheels Up 9781335906946Carina
4Kristen AshleyThe Time in Between9781545505489Ashley
4B.J. DanielsCowboy's Legacy9780373803705HQN
4A.R. BarleyOn Duty B076B1GDXHCarina
4Victoria DenaultSlammed9781455597680Forever
4Emma DouglasNo Place Like You9781250111029St. Martin's
4Anne ElizabethThe Power of a SEAL9781492650928Sourcebooks
4Lori FosterClose Contact9780373789979HQN
4Melissa FosterOnly for You9781542049016Montlake
4Jen GilroyBack Home at Firefly Lake9781455569618Forever
4Jennifer GracenBetween You and Me9781420145281Zebra
4Andrew GreyTaming the Beast 9781640800052Dreamspinner
4Denise Grover SwankAlways You9781455539819Forever
4Nicole HelmWant You More9781420142808Zebra
4Sandra HillCajun Crazy9780062566393Avon
4Christina LaurenRoomies9781501165832Gallery
4Rachel LaceyCan't Forget You9781455537587Forever
3Garrett LeighJunkyard Heart9781626495494Riptide
4Mary Ann MarloweA Crazy Kind of Love9781496708083Kensington
3Louisa MastersThe Bunny and the Billionaire 9781635338751Dreamspinner
4Kate MeaderSo Over You9781501180897Pocket
4Rhenna MorganTempted & Taken9781335006059Carina
4 1/2 TPSarah MorganMoonlight Over Manhattan9780373804030HQN
4RadclyffeLove After Hours 9781635550900Bold Strokes Books
4 1/2 TPAlisha RaiWrong to Need You9780062566751Avon
4Aurora ReySummer's Cove9781626399716Bold Strokes Books
4Katee RobertUndercover Attraction9781455597079Forever
4 1/2 TPNalini SinghCherish Hard9781942356615Singh
3Harper SloanCowboy Up9781501155277Pocket
4Roxanne SnopekSunset Bay Sanctuary9781420144222Zebra Shout
3Rachel Van DykenThe Bachelor Contract9781455542130Forever
4Kristin VaydenHeart of a Cowboy9781516105625Lyrical Caress**
2Paris WyntersHearts Unleashed9781507206492Crimson
3Anna ZaboOutside the Lines 9781626496538Riptide
3Lindy ZartThe Map to You9781516105809Lyrical Shine**

EROTICA RATINGS

3Chelle BlissMergerN/ASelf-Published
4CairoPassion Island9781593096984Strebor
4 1/2 TPLexie DavisSharing Body HeatN/ACarina**
3Daaimah S. PooleMy BooB06ZZ1YD8K Pocket Star**
4Brenda L. ThomasEvery New YearB071RBPGCSPocket Star**

HISTORICAL ROMANCE RATINGS

4 1/2 TPVictoria AlexanderThe Lady Traveler’s Guide to Larceny With a Dashing Stranger9780373804009HQN
3Rue AllynThe French Duchess9781507206485Crimson
4Carol ArensThe Rancher's Inconvenient Bride9780373299553Harlequin Historical
4Jane AshfordThe Duke Knows Best9781492621683Sourcebooks
3Mary BrendanRescued by the Forbidden Rake9780373631971Harlequin Historical
4Terri Brisbin, Lecia Cornwall, Bronwen Evans, Lavinia Kent & May McGoldrickChristmas in KiltsB0746M7X9WSwerve
4 1/2 TPLoretta ChaseA Duke in Shining Armor9780062457387Avon
5GAlyssa ColeA Hope Divided9781496707468Kensington
4Gina ConkleThe Lord Meets His Lady9781492651901Sourcebooks
4Pema DonyoStars in Their Eyes9781507206461Crimson
3Jenni FletcherBesieged and Betrothed9780373299584Harlequin Historical
4Amelia GreyTo the Duke, With Love9781250102515St. Martin's
4Sophia JamesA Secret Consequence for the Viscount9780373299560Harlequin Historical
4Marguerite Kaye & Bronwyn ScottScandal at the Christmas Ball9780373299577Harlequin Historical
4Betina KrahnA Good Day to Marry a Duke9781420143478Zebra
4Licie LaineMy Fair Baron9781507206096Crimson
3Laura MartinAn Unlikely Debutante9780373631964Harlequin Historical
4Sarah McCartyLuke's Cut9780373804238HQN
4Rachael MilesEnchanting Ophelia9781420146554Zebra**
4Maya RodaleIt's Hard Out Here for a Duke9780062386816Avon
3Sabrina YorkThe Highlander is All ThatB0746MVRWNSwerve**
 Historical Fiction   
4Jennifer ChiveriniEnchantress of Numbers9781101985205Dutton*
4 1/2 TPKen FolletA Column of Fire9780525954972Viking*
4Jamie FordLove and Other Consolation Prizes9780804176750Ballantine*
4Maria RivaThere You Were Before My Eyes9781681775074Pegasus*

PARANORMAL ROMANCE RATINGS

3Kate BaxterThe Wicked Vampire9781250125439St. Martin's
4Deborah BlakeDangerously Divine9781101987186Berkley
4Anna ButlerThe Jackal's House978-1-63533-943-7Dreamspinner
4Catherine CervenyThe Chaos of Luck9780316510554Orbit
4Jeaniene FrostThe Brightest Embers9780373789429HQN
5GCassandra GannonThe Kingpin of CamelotB074G5XRRJStar Turtle Publishing
1Mikea HowardSoul Song Soul Mate Publishing
4 1/2 TPLynn KurlandThe Dreamer's Song9780425282199Berkley
4 1/2 TPRobin OwensHeart Sight9780451488176Berkley

INSPIRATIONAL RATINGS

4Rick AckerGuilty Blood9781503942936Waterfall 
3Andrea BoydHearts Desire9781975708627**Dreamer Publishing
4Barbara CameronSeeds of Hope9781683700555Gilead Publishing
4Tanya EavensonTo Gain a Bodyguard9781945961012All Roads Publishing
3Miralee FerrellRunaway Romance9781943959419Mountain Brook Ink
4Linda Hanna & Deborah J. DulworthThe Promise of Spring9781943959178Mountain Brook Ink
4Robin Lee HatcherYou're Gonna Love Me9780718085971Thomas Nelson
4Regina JenningsHolding the Fort9780764231193Bethany House*
4Julie KlassenThe Ladies of Ivy Cottage9780764218163Bethany House*
4Kelly LongAn Amish Courtship on Ice Mountain 9781420141252Kensington
4Bill Myers, Frank Peretti, Angela Hunt & Alton GanskyProbing9780764219764Bethany House
4 1/2 TPSarah MonzonThe Esther Paradigm9781944638054Radiant Publications
3Golden Keyes ParsonsThe Gift of the Inn9781939023872WhiteFire Publishing
4Cara PutmanImperfect Justice9780718083489Thomas Nelson
3Amy K. RognlieMake Haste Slowly9781943959334Mountain Brook Ink
4 1/2 TPMelissa TaggAll This Time9780997964219Larkspur Publishing
3Jamie Jo WrightThe House on Foster Hill9780764231209Bethany House*

MAINSTREAM FICTION RATINGS

4Pino CorriasWe'll Sleep When We're Old9781501144950Atria*
4Shelly EllisTo Love & Betray9781496708816Dafina
4Ashley HayA Hundred Small Lessons9781501165139Atria*
4Ashton LeeBook Club Babies9781496705808Kensington
4Savannah PageEverything the Heart Wants9781542046039Lake Union
4 1/2 TPKim Michele RichardsonThe Sisters of Glass Ferry9781496709554Kensington

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE RATINGS

4Elizabeth DyerDefenseless9781542048637Montlake
4 1/2 TPMichele HaufThe Chameleon9781516102006Lyrical
4Cordelia KingsbridgeKill Game9781626496200Riptide
4Kari LemorFatal Evidence9781516100743Lyrical Underground
4Paige TylerWolf Hunger9781492642374Sourcebooks

SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY RATINGS

 Science Fiction   
4Ian DouglasDarkness Falling9780062379221Harper Voyager
3Spencer EllsworthShadow Sun Seven9780765395757Tor.com
3Kristin LandonWindhome9781936460793Candlemark & Gleam
4Kari MaarenWeave a Circle Round9780765386281Tor
5GAda PalmerThe Will to Battle97807653780409780765378040
3Ken ScholesHymn9780765321312Tor*
 Fantasy   
4Katherine ArdenThe Girl in the Tower9781101885963Del Rey*
4Ellen Datlow, ed.Mad Hatters and March Hares 9780765391063Tor*
4Francesca HaigThe Forever Ship9781476767208Gallery*
4Alex MarshallA War in Crimson Embers9780316340724Orbit
3K. J. ParkerThe Two of Swords: Volume Three9780316270908Orbit
4 1/2 TPSam SykeGod's Last Breath9780316374934Orbit

URBAN FANTASY REVIEWS

4 1/2 TPAmanda CarlsonDanger’s Vice9781944431037Carlson
4Yasmine GalenornFury Calling Galenorn
4Faith HunterFlame in the Dark9780451473332Ace
4 1/2 TPElizabeth HunterMidnight LabyrinthB07583KBQPHunter
4Steven SavileGlass Town9781250077837St. Martin's*
4Jon SkovronBlood and Tempest9780316268202Orbit

YOUNG ADULT REVIEWS

4Laura CreedleThe Love Letters of Abelard and Lily9780544932050HMH*
3Christine Hurley DerisoAll the Wrong Chords9781635830101Flux
4Julie Durango & Tyler TerronesHere, There, Everywhere9780062314031HarperTeen*
4Marissa MeyerRenegades9781250044662Feiwel & Friends*
4Emma MillsFoolish Hearts9781627799379Henry Holt*
3Norah OlsonBefore Now9780062347077Katherine Tegen*
4Marcella PixleyReady to Fall9780374303587Farrar Straus Giroux*
3Amanda SearcyThe Truth Beneath the Lies9781524700898Delacorte*
4Leah ScheierRules of Rain9781492654261Sourcebooks Fire
4 1/2 TPStephanie Kate StrohmPrince in Disguise9781484768174Disney*
4Kasie WestLove, Life and the List9780062675774HarperTeen*
3Natalie C. Parker, ed.Three Sides of a Heart9780062424471HarperTeen*

MYSTERY/SUSPENSE/TRILLER RATINGS

 Mystery   
4Casey BarrettUnder Water9781496709684Kensington
3Christine E. BlumFull Bodied Murder9781496712103Kensington
4V.M. BurnsThe Plot Is Murder9781496711816Kensington
4Harry DolanThe Man in the Crooked Hat9780399157974Putnam*
3J.C. EatonDitched 4 Murder9781496708571Kensington
4 1/2 TPC. M. GleasonMurder in the Lincoln White House9781496710192Kensington
3Lene KaaberbølA Lady in Shadows9781476731421Atria
4Gayle LeesonHoney-Baked Homicide9781101990827Berkley
3Olivia MatthewsMayhem & Mass9781496709387Kensington
4Peter RobinsonNot Safe After Dark9780062673893William Morrow
4Clover TateLive and Let Fly9780425283554Berkley
3Adi TantimedhHer Beautiful Monster9781501130601Atria/Leopoldo*
 Suspense   
4John MarrsThe Good Samaritan9781542046633Thomas & Mercer
 Thriller   
4Kjell ErikssonStone Coffin9781250025517Minotaur*
4Nicholas GuildThe Macedonian9780765378460Forge*
4 1/2 TPJames RollinsThe Demon Crown9780062381736William Morrow*
4 1/2 TPJoanna SchaffhausenThe Vanishing Season9781250126047Minotaur*

SERIES RATINGS

 Desire   
4Brenda JacksonHis Secret Son9780373838844Desire
 Heartwarming   
4Rula SinaraEvery Serengeti Sunrise9780373368648Heartwarming
 Kimani   
3Kianna AlexanderA Love Like This9780373865260Kimani
 Medical   
2Carol MarinelliChristmas Bride for the Sheikh9780373215706Medical
 Nocturne   
4Deborah LeBlancThe Witch's Thirst Nocturne
 Presents   
4Julia JamesCarrying His Scandalous Heir9780373061204Presents
 Romantic Suspense   
4Karen WhiddonWyoming Undercover9780373402380Romantic Suspense
 Intrigue   
4Delores FossenAlways a Lawman9781335721372Intrigue
 Western Romance   
4Patricia JohnsMontana Mistletoe Baby9780373757886Western Romance
 H Romance   
4Nina SinghSnowed in with the Reluctant Tycoon9780373744602H Romance
 H Special Edition   
4Helen LaceyA Fortunes of Texas Christmas9780373623907H Special Edition
 Love Inspired   
3Carrie LighteAmish Triplets for Christmas9780373623167Love Inspired
 Love Inspired Historical   
3Winnie GriggsOnce Upon a Texas Christmas9780373425518Love Inspired Historical
 Love Inspired Suspense   
4Susan SleemanHoliday Secrets9780373457496Love Inspired Suspense