Monthly Ratings

MONTHLY RATINGS: October 2017 Ratings

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TOP PICKS!

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Holiday Spice  Samantha Chase  Sourcebooks
No Time to Explain  Kate Angell  Kensington
Second Chance Girl  Susan Mallery  HQN
Barking Up the Wrong Tree  Jenn McKinlay  Berkley
New Tricks  Kelly Moran  Lyrical**
Chasing Christmas Eve  Jill Shalvis  Avon
Most of All You  Mia Sheridan  Forever (5G!)
 

HISTORICAL FICTION

I, Eliza Hamilton  Susan Holloway Scott  Kensington
Unforgivable Love  Sophfronia Scott  William Morrow 
 

HISTORICAL ROMANCE

An Unsuitable Heir  KJ Charles  Loveswept
Duke of Desire  Elizabeth Hoyt  Grand Central
The Reunion  Sara Portman  Lyrical 
The Ruin of a Rake  Cat Sebastian  Avon Impulse**
 

INSPIRATIONAL

Lady Jayne Disappears  Joanna Politano  Revell
Dangerous Illusions  Irene Hannon  Revell
The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck  Bethany Turner  Revell
 

MAINSTREAM FICTION

Without Merit  Colleen Hoover  Atria (5G!)
Fairytale  Danielle Steel  Delacorte*
 

MYSTERY, SUSPENSE & THRILLER

A Place in the Wind  Suzanne Chazin  Kensington*
The Orphan of Florence  Jeanne Kalogridis  St. Martin's Griffin
Deep Freeze  John Sandford  Putnam*
A Room with a Brew  Joyce Tremel  Berkley
Killing Season  Faye Kellerman  William Morrow (5G!)
 

PARANORMAL

Calling the Change  Michelle Diener  Diener
The Silent  Elizabeth Hunter  Elizabeth Hunter
Immortally Yours  Lynsay Sands  Avon
Archangel's Viper  Nalini Singh  Berkley
 

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

Such a Pretty Girl  Tess Diamond  Avon

SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY

Victorious Dead  Marie Andreas  Andreas
The Long Past  Ginn Hale  Blind Eye Books

URBAN FANTASY

Danger's Halo  Amanda Carlson  Carlson
Volatile Bonds  Jaye Wells  Indie 
Godkiller   Colleen Vanderlinden  Vanderlinden
 

YOUNG ADULT

Akata Warrior  Nnedi Okorafor  Viking*
An Enchantment of Ravens  Margaret Rogerson  Margaret K. McElderry*
All the Crooked Saints  Maggie Stiefvater  Scholastic*
 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE RATINGS

4Rochelle Allers, Cheris Hodges & Pamela YayeThe Perfect Present9781496710185Zebra
4Jackie AshendenThe Wicked Billionaire9781250122810St. Martin's
4Catherine AndersonThe Christmas Room9780399586316Berkley*
4 1/2 TPKate AngellNo Time to Explain9781496703682Kensington
4Tessa BaileyToo Beautiful to Break9781455594221Forever
4 1/2 TPSamantha ChaseHoliday Spice9781492616375Sourcebooks
3Janet DaileyJust a Little Christmas9781420140088Zebra
4Alexis DariaTake the LeadB0746MGC72Swerve**
3Jennifer DawsonHead over Heels9781420140156Zebra
4Sierra DonovanDo Not Open til Christmas9781420141528Zebra
4Emma DouglasA Season of You9781250111005St. Martin's
4Chantal FernandoBreaching the ContractB01N199JK4Pocket Star**
4Sarah HeggerBecoming Bella9781420142457Zebra
4Kieran KramerChristmas at Two Love Lane9781250111043St. Martin's
3Jessica LemmonArm CandyB01N9VWXZTLoveswept
4Sharla LovelaceOnce a Charmer9781516101276Lyrical Shine**
4Debbie MacomberMerry and Bright9780399181221Ballantine*
3AM MaddenShock Jock9781635761160EverAfter Romance
4 1/2 TPSusan MallerySecond Chance Girl9780373799350HQN
4 1/2 TPJenn McKinlayBarking Up the Wrong Tree9780399584749Berkley
3Kelly MoranBenediction9781546763550Moran
4 1/2 TPKelly MoranNew Tricks9781516102785Lyrical**
3Nancy NaigleHope at Christmas9781250108678St. Martin's Griffin
4Priscilla OliverasHis Perfect Partner9781420144284Zebra
4Diana Palmer, Lindsay McKenna & Margaret WayChristmas with My Cowboy9781420144697Zebra
4Caridad PineiroOne Summer Night9781492649649Sourcebooks
4Kim RedfordA Very Cowboy Christmas9781492621539Sourcebooks
4Lia RileyThe Corner of Forever and Always9781455568727Forever
4Joya RyanPlaying with Danger9781542048224Montlake
4 1/2 TPJill ShalvisChasing Christmas Eve9780062448088Avon
5 GOLDMia SheridanMost of All You9781538727348Forever
4Jennifer SnowMaybe This Christmas9781455594924Forever
4Candis TerryTangled Up in Tinsel9780062471864Avon
4RaeAnne ThayneSugar Pine Trail9780373803682HQN
4L.A. WittRank & File 9781626496064Riptide
3Sherryl WoodsLilac Lane9780778331339MIRA*

EROTICA RATINGS

4Calista FoxAddictionB0722LWTP6Swerve**
3Stacey LynnLong for MeB072V9TDJGCarina**
3Tara Sue MeThe Flirtation9781101989333Berkley
2Charmaine PaulsDubious9782956103103Charmaine Pauls**
4Devon ScottCommitments9781496702456Dafina

HISTORICAL ROMANCE RATINGS

4 1/2 TPKatharine AsheThe Duke9780062641724Avon
4Anna BradleyLady Charlotte's First Love9781516105182Lyrical**
4 1/2 TPKerrigan ByrneThe Scot Beds His Wife9781250122544St. Martin's
4 1/2 TPKJ CharlesAn Unsuitable HeirB01MZ7SF83Loveswept
3Wilma CountsMy Fair Lord978-601839077Lyrical**
4Leigh Greenwood, et alChristmas in a Cowboy's Arms9781492656777Sourcebooks
4Karen HawkinsCaught by the Scot9781476786032Pocket
4Virginia HeathHis Mistletoe Wager9780373629732Harlequin Historical
4Heather HiestandLady Be Good9781516102129Lyrical
4Hannah HowellThe Scotsman Who Saved Me9781420143034Kensington
4 1/2 TPElizabeth HoytDuke of Desire9781455539147Grand Central
4Lisa Kleypas, Lorraine Heath, Megan Frampton & Vivienne LorretA Christmas to Remember9780062747235Avon
4Georgie LeeCourting Danger with Mr. Dyer9780373299485Harlequin Historical
3Ann LethbridgeAn Innocent Maid for the Duke9780373299492Harlequin Historical
4Mimi MatthewsThe Lost LetterB071XM55YFPerfectly Proper Press**
4Alyson McLayneHighland Promise9781492654506Sourcebooks
4 1/2 TPSara PortmanThe Reunion9781516100521Lyrical
3Janice PrestonScandal and Miss Markham9780373629749Harlequin Historical
3Lauri Robinson, Lynna Banning & Carol ArensWestern Christmas Brides9780373299478Harlequin Historical
4 1/2 TPCat SebastianThe Ruin of a Rake 9780062642523Avon Impulse**
3Harper St. GeorgeThe Viking Warrior's Bride9780373299508Harlequin Historical
 Historical Fiction   
4Maria DuenasThe Vineyard9781501124532Atria*
4Hazel Gaynor & Heather WebbLast Christmas in Paris9780062562685William Morrow
4 1/2 TPSusan Holloway ScottI, Eliza Hamilton9781496712523Kensington
4 1/2 TPSophfronia ScottUnforgivable Love: A Retelling of Dangerous Liaisons9780062655653William Morrow
4Wiley CashThe Last Ballad9780062313119William Morrow

PARANORMAL ROMANCE RATINGS

4 1/2 TPMichelle DienerCalling the ChangeB071K6JGL8Diener
4Lexi GeorgeDemon Hunting with a Sexy Ex9781601831804Lyrical
4 1/2 TPElizabeth HunterThe Silent9781548895426Elizabeth Hunter
3Juliet LyonsDrop Dead Gorgeous9781492645337Sourcebooks
4 1/2 TPLynsay SandsImmortally Yours9780062468956Avon
4 1/2 TPNalini SinghArchangel's Viper9780451488244Berkley
4Terry SpearDreaming of a White Wolf Christmas9781492645177Sourcebooks

INSPIRATIONAL RATINGS

4Tamera AlexanderChristmas at Carnton9780310293248Thomas Nelson
4Lynn AustinWhere We Belong9780764217623Bethany House
4Wanda Brunstetter and familyThe Beloved Christmas Quilt9781683222255Shiloh Run
4Elizabeth CamdenA Dangerous Legacy9780764218811Bethany House
4Melody CarlsonThe Christmas Blessing9780800722708Revell
4Mary ConnealyToo Far Down9780764211836Bethany House
4Leslie GouldA Plain Leaving9780764219696Bethany House
4Shelley Shepard GrayLove Held Captive9780310345473Zondervan
4 1/2 TPIrene HannonDangerous Illusions9780800727673Revell
4Gayla HissDangerous Ground9781943959310Mountain Brook Ink
3Charlotte HubbardA Simple Wish9781420138719Zebra
4Beverly LewisThe Proving9780764219665Bethany House
4Kelly Long, Jennifer Beckstrand & Lisa Jones BakerThe Amish Christmas Candle9781496710154Kensington
4Ane MulliganLife in Chapel Springs9781946016133Kensington
3Olivia NewportColors of Christmas9781683223351Shiloh Run
4Dani PettreyBlind Spot9780764212963Bethany House
4 1/2 TPJoanna PolitanoLady Jayne Disappears9780800728755Revell
4Toni ShilohReturning Home CreateSpace
4 1/2 TPBethany TurnerThe Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck9780800727666Revell
4Courtney WalshHometown Girl9781542045636Waterfall
4Beth WisemanHome All Along9781401685973Thomas Nelson

MAINSTREAM FICTION RATINGS

4Tyrone BentleyPearl Tongue9781496715180Dafina
4Robyn CarrThe Summer That Made Us9780778330868MIRA
4Jenny ColganChristmas at the Little Beach Street Bakery9780062662996William Morrow
4Melissa De La CruzPride and Prejudice and Mistletoe9781250141392St. Martin's*
4Joshua Max FeldmanStart Without Me9780062668721William Morrow
3Lisi HarrisonThe Dirty Book Club9781451695977Gallery*
4Elin HilderbrandWinter Solstice9780316435451Little, Brown*
5GColleen HooverWithout Merit9781501170621Atria
4Francesca HornakSeven Days of Us9780451488756Berkley*
2Anita HughesChristmas in London9781250145796St. Martin's Griffin
3K'wanThe Diamond Empire9781250102638St. Martin's Griffin
3Kayti McGeeThat Thing You Do9781250086501St. Martin's
4Fern MichaelsHolly and Ivy9781496703170Kensington*
4Olivia MilesThe Winter Wedding Plan9781455567263Forever
2Paige RobertsVirtually Perfect9781496710093Kensington
4 1/2 TPDanielle SteelFairytale9781101884065Delacorte*
4Danielle WongSwearing Off Stars9781631522840She Writes Press

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE RATINGS

3Jade ChandlerBail Out9781488030581Carina**
4 1/2 TPTess DiamondSuch a Pretty Girl9780062655820Avon
4Heather GrahamWicked Deeds9780778330363MIRA
4Desiree HoltHide and Seek9781516103676Lyrical Liason
4Brenda Novak Hello Again 9781250076571 St. Martin's
4Sharon SalaLife of Lies9780778330356MIRA
4Milly TaidenMating NeedsB06XZQ4FVFIntermix**

SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY RATINGS

 Science Fiction   
4 1/2 TPMarie AndreasVictorious DeadB0717929PBAndreas
2Jacey BedfordNimbus9780756411893DAW
3Elizabeth BonesteelBreach of Containment9780062413680Harper Voyager
4Orson Scott CardChildren of the Fleet9780765377043Tor
3Ann LeckieProvenance9780316388672Orbit*
3D. Nolan ClarkForbidden Suns9780316355810Orbit
 Fantasy   
4Elizabeth BearThe Stone in the Skull9780765380135Tor
4Steven BrustVallista9780765324450Tor*
4Gardner Dozois ed., George R.R. Martin, Robin Hobb & Scott LynchThe Book of Swords9780399593765Bantam*
4 1/2 TPGinn HaleThe Long Past: & Other Stories 9781935560517Blind Eye Books
4Kevin HearneA Plague of Giants9780345548603Del Rey*
3Ed McDonaldBlackwing9780399587795Ace
3Emma NewmanWeaver's Lament9780765394118Tor.com
3K. J. ParkerThe Two of Swords: Volume One9780316177726Orbit
4Ausma Zehanat KhanThe Bloodprint9780062459190Harper Voyager

URBAN FANTASY REVIEWS

4 1/2 TPAmanda CarlsonDanger's Halo9781944431020Carlson
4Chloe NeillThe Hunt9780451473363Berkley
4Yasmine GalenornFury AwakenedB071KLX73LNightQueen
4 1/2 TPJaye WellsVolatile BondsB074SDK39KSelf-Pubbed**
4 1/2 TPColleen VanderlindenGodkiller9781521911495Vanderlinden

YOUNG ADULT REVIEWS

4Libba BrayBefore the Devil Breaks You9780316126069Little Brown*
3PC CastSun Warriors9781250100757Wednesday Books*
4Julie C. DaoForest of a Thousand Lanterns9781524738297Philomel*
4Lauren DeStefanoThe Glass Spare9780062491282Balzer + Bray*
3EK JohnstonThat Inevitable Victorian Thing9781101994979Dutton*
4Jen LancasterThe Gatekeepers9780373212613Harlequin Teen*
3Malinda LoA Line in the Dark978073522724Dutton*
2Carmela MartinoPlaying by Heart9781546799450Vinspire
2Anna-Marie McLemoreWild Beauty9781250124555Feiwel & Friends*
4 1/2 TPNnedi OkoraforAkata Warrior9780670785612Viking*
4Tochi OnyebuchiBeasts Made of Night9780448493909Razorbill*
3Stephanie PerkinsThere's Someone Inside Your House9780525426011Dutton*
4Rebecca PodosLike Water9780062373373Balzer + Bray*
4 1/2 TPMargaret RogersonAn Enchantment of Ravens9781481497589Margaret K. McElderberry*
4Erika L. SánchezI am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter9781524700485Knopf*
4Nic StoneDear Martin9781101939499Crown*
4 1/2 TPMaggie StiefvaterAll the Crooked Saints9780545930802Scholastic*
 New Adult   
4Nicole Blanchard Toxic 9781635762280 EverAfter Romance

MYSTERY/SUSPENSE/TRILLER RATINGS

 Mystery   
4Ellie AlexanderDeath on Tap9781250108630Minotaur*
3Laurien BerensonWagging through the Snow9781496712981Kensington*
4Diane ChamberlainThe Stolen Marriage9781250087270St. Martin's*
4 1/2 TPSuzanne ChazinA Place in the Wind9781496705211Kensington*
4Sara DriscollBefore It's Too Late9781496704436Kensington*
4Charlaine HarrisSleep Like a Baby9781250090065Minotaur*
4Anna Lee HuberThis Side of Murder9781496713155Kensington
4 1/2 TPJeanne KalogridisThe Orphan of Florence9780312675479St. Martin's Griffin
4Gilly MacmillanOdd Child Out9780062476821William Morrow
4 1/2 TPJohn SandfordDeep Freeze9780399176067Putnam*
4 1/2 TPJoyce TremelA Room with a Brew9780425277713Berkley
4Eileen WatkinsThe Persian Always Meows Twice9781496710567Kensington
4Rich ZahradnikLights Out Summer9781603812139Camel
 Suspense   
3Michelle AdamsIf You Knew My Sister9781250126702St. Martin's
3Jenny BlackhurstHow I Lost You9781501168826Atria
4Liv ConstantineThe Last Mrs. Parrish9780062667571Harper*
4E. C. DiskinDepth of Lies9781542045735Thomas & Mercer
5GFaye KellermanKilling Season9780062270245William Morrow
4Kate MorettiThe Blackbird Season9781501118456Atria
4Anna SnoekstraLittle Secrets9780778331094MIRA
 Thriller   
3Claire KendalThe Second Sister9780062297648Harper

SERIES RATINGS

 Desire   
4 1/2 TPMaureen ChildFiancé in Name Only9780373838752Desire
 Heartwarming   
4Amie DenmanUntil the Ride Stops9780373368563Heartwarming
 Kimani   
4Jamie PopeTempted at Twilight9780373865185Kimani
 Nocturne   
4 1/2 TPMichele HaufThe Witch's Quest9780373139965Nocturne
 Presents   
4Maisey YatesThe Italian's Pregnant Prisoner9780373061020Presents
 Romantic Suspense   
4Karen AndersThe Agent's Covert Affair9780373402304Romantic Suspense
 H Romance   
4Rebecca WintersWhisked Away by Her Sicilian Boss9780373744527H Romance
 Intrigue   
4Amanda StevensPine Lake9781335721266Intrigue
 Western Romance   
4Mary LeoA Baby for the Sheriff9780373757800Western Romance
 H Special Edition   
4Kerri CarpenterBidding on the Bachelor9780373623792H Special Edition
 Medical   
4Marion LennoxReunited with Her Surgeon Prince9780373215591Medical
 Love Inspired Historical   
4Whitney BaileyA Mistaken Match9780373425457Love Inspired Historical
 Love Inspired Suspense   
4Debby GiustiUndercover Amish9780373457359Love Inspired Suspense
4Jordyn RedwoodTaken Hostage9780373678495Love Inspired Suspense
 Love Inspired   
3Belle CalhouneAn Alaskan Christmas9780373623044Love Inspired

 

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