Monthly Ratings

MONTHLY RATINGS: September 2017 Ratings

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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Disorderly Conduct  Tessa Bailey  Avon
Lost With You  Ella Linden   Linden 
Dirty Dancing at Devil's Leap  Julie Anne Long  Avon  (5G)
You Say It First  Susan Mallery  HQN
Irresistible You  Kate Meader  Pocket
Holiday in the Hamptons  Sarah Morgan  HQN
Wild Ride Cowboy  Maisey Yates  HQN
 

EROTICA

The Billionaires: The Bosses  Calista Fox  St. Martin's Griffin

HISTORICAL FICTION

A Strange Scottish Shore  Julianna Gray  Berkley 

HISTORICAL ROMANCE

The Last Outlaw  Rosanne Bittner  Sourcebooks
Beauty Like the Night  Joanna Bourne  Berkley
Say Yes to the Scot  Lecia Cornwall, Anna Harrington, May McGoldrick & Sabrina York  Berkley
When the Scoundrel Sins  Anna Harrington  Forever 
Releasing Henry  Sarah Hegger  Lyrical 
My Fair Lover  Nicole Jordan  Ballantine
 

INSPIRATIONAL

Crown of Souls  Ronie Kendig  Bethany House
The Space Between Words  Michele Phoenix  Thomas Nelson
 

MAINSTREAM FICTION

The Trick  Emanuel Bergmann  Atria
Keep You Safe   Melissa Hill  Mira
A Mother’s Sacrifice  Kitty Neale  Avon
 

MYSTERY, SUSPENSE & THRILLER

A Knit before Dying  Sadie Hartwell  Kensington
An Echo of Murder  Anne Perry  Ballantine
Pretty, Nasty, Lovely  Rosalind Noonan  Kensington
 

PARANORMAL

Bring the Heat  G.A. Aiken  Zebra
Dark Legacy  Christine Feehan  Berkley
Dragonsworn  Sherrilyn Kenyon  St. Martin's
 

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

Binding Hope  May Bridges  Swerve
The Woman Who Couldn't Scream  Christina Dodd  St. Martin's
 

SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY

Sea of Rust  C. Robert Cargill  Harper Voyager
The Twilight Pariah  Jeffrey Ford  Tor.com
The Stone Sky  N. K. Jemisin  Orbit (5G!)
 

URBAN FANTASY

The Brightest Fell  Seanan McGuire  DAW

YOUNG ADULT

One Dark Throne  Kendare Blake  HarperTeen
Madness  Zac Brewer  HarperTeen
The Thing with Feathers  McCall Hoyle  Blink
Warcross  Marie Lu  Putnam
The Big F  Maggie Ann Martin  Swoon
Shadowhouse Fall  Daniel José Older  Scholastic
White Trash Zombie Unchained  Diana Rowland  DAW
 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE RATINGS

4Rochelle AlersBreakfast In Bed9781496707321Dafina
4 1/2 TPTessa BaileyDisorderly Conduct9780062467089Avon
3Jaci BurtonThe Final Score9780399585142Berkley
3Andie J. ChrisptopherBreak of Day9781516100224Lyrical
4Rebecca CrowleyDefending Hearts 9781516102648Lyrical Shine
4Mackenzie CrowneTo Win Her SmileB01M4MRZ92Lyrical Shine**
4Janet DaileyTexas Fierce9781496709578Kensington
3Melissa FosterThe Real Thing9781542045810Montlake
4Santino HasselIllegal Contact B06W2P5N55Intermix
4Laura HeffernanSweet Reality B01N1R8PV6Lyrical Shine
4Nicole HelmMess with Me9781420142785Zebra
4K.M. JacksonThe Betting Vow9781496705723Dafina
4 1/2 TPElla LindenLost With YouB071ZSMM7TLinden
5GJulie Anne LongDirty Dancing at Devil's Leap9780062672889Avon
4 1/2 TPSusan MalleryYou Say It First9780373799336HQN
4Nicole McLaughlinMaybe I Do9781250139986St. Martin's
4 1/2 TPKate MeaderIrresistible You9781501180880Pocket
4 1/2 TPSarah MorganHoliday in the Hamptons9780373803996HQN
4Hope RamsayHere Comes the Bride9781455564880Forever
4Isabelle RoninChasing Red9781492658450Sourcebooks
4Jennifer RyanEscape to You9780062645258Avon
4Gena ShowalterCan't Hardly Breathe9780373789924HQN
3Mariah StewartThe Chesapeake Bride9781501154355Pocket
3Rachel Van DykenThe Playboy Bachelor9781455598731Forever
4 1/2 TPMaisey YatesWild Ride Cowboy9780373803644HQN

EROTICA RATINGS

4 1/2 TPCalista FoxThe Billionaires: The Bosses9781250096425St. Martin's Griffin
4Carrie Ann RyanHope Restored9781943123582Carrie Ann Ryan

HISTORICAL ROMANCE RATINGS

4Nancy Campbell AllenThe Secret of the India Orchid9781629722931Shadow Mountain
4Jane AshfordLast Gentleman Standing9781492655275Sourcebooks
4Lisa BerneThe Laird Takes a Bride9780062451811Avon
4 1/2 TPRosanne BittnerThe Last Outlaw9781492652069Sourcebooks
4 1/2 TPJoanna BourneBeauty Like the Night9780425260838Berkley
4Anna BradleyLady Eleanor's Seventh Suitor9781516105168Lyrical
3Annie BurrowsThe Major Meets His Match9780373299454Harlequin Historical
4 1/2 TPLecia Cornwall, Anna Harrington, May McGoldrick & Sabrina YorkSay Yes to the ScotB06XFTN88NBerkley**
4Isabel CooperHighland Dragon Warrior9781492632030Sourcebooks
4Maeve GreysonSadie's HighlanderB01MZ18FVSLoveswept
4 1/2 TPAnna HarringtonWhen the Scoundrel Sins9781455597284Forever
4 1/2 TPSarah HeggerReleasing Henry9781601839152Lyrical
2Martha HixHis High-Stakes Bride9781601839398Lyrical
3Elisabeth HobbesRedeeming the Rogue Knight9780373299461Harlequin Historical
4Joan JohnstonBlackthorne's Bride9780399177743Dell
4 1/2 TPNicole JordanMy Fair Lover9780553392579Ballantine
3Julia JustissSecret Lessons with the Rake9780373629701Harlequin Historical
3Sarah MalloryPursued for the Viscount's Vengeance9780373629718Harlequin Historical
3Christine MerrillA Convenient Bride for the Soldier9780373299447Harlequin Historical
4Mary Jo PutneyOnce a Rebel9781420140941Zebra
4Lauri RobinsonWinning the Mail-Order Bride9780373299430Harlequin Historical
4Mary WineHighland Flame9781492602538Sourcebooks
 Historical Fiction   
4Betsy CarterWe Were Strangers Once9781455571437Grand Central
4Hazel GaynorThe Cottingly Secret9780062690487William Morrow*
4 1/2 TPJulianna GrayA Strange Scottish Shore9780425277089Berkley
3Elise HooperThe Other Alcott9780062645333William Morrow
4Hannah KentThe Good People9780316243964Little, Brown*
4Sharyn McCrumbThe Unquiet Grave9781476772875Atria*
4Sarah MillerCaroline: Little House, Revisited9780062685346William Morrow*
4Alix RickloffThe Way to London9780062433206William Morrow

PARANORMAL ROMANCE RATINGS

4 1/2 TPG.A. AikenBring the Heat9781420131635Zebra
3Taylor BrookeFortitude Smashed978-1-945053-36-8Interlude Press
4 1/2 TPChristine FeehanDark Legacy9780399583995Berkley*
4Jacquelyn FrankHungerB01M5C3TNVLoveswept**
4 1/2 TPSherrilyn KenyonDragonsworn9781250102652St. Martin's*
4Kerrelyn SparksSo I Married a Sorcerer9781250108234St. Martin's

INSPIRATIONAL RATINGS

4Gina Welborn/Becca WithamThe Promise Bride9781420143973Zebra
4Laura HiltonThe Christmas Admirer9781629118949Whitaker House
4Jerry EicherMary's Home9780736969345Harvest House
4Vannetta ChapmanWhen the Bishop Needs an Alibi9780736966498Harvest House
4Brandilyn CollinsPlummet9780996961172Stonewater Books
4Randy SingerRule of Law9781496418166Tyndale
4Lindsey BrackettStill Waters9781946016232Lighthouse Publishing
3Tracie PetersonCherished Mercy9780764213298Bethany House
4 1/2 TPRonie KendigCrown of Souls9780764217661Bethany House
4Rachel DylanDeadly Proof9780764219801Bethany House
4Kristi Ann HunterAn Inconvenient Beauty9780764218279Bethany House
4Jane KirkpatrickAll She Left Behind9780800727000Revell
4Andrea BoeshaarMy Heart Belongs in Shenandoah Valley9781683222224Shiloh Run
4Ann GabhartThese Healing Hills9780800723637Revell
4Patricia BradleyJustice Buried9780800727123Revell
4Alison PittmanLoving Luther9781414390451Tyndale
4Janice CantoreCrisis Shot9781496423702Tyndale
4Patricia LeeAn Anchor on Her Heart9781943959303Mountain Brook Ink
4Michelle Griep12 Days at Bleakly Manor9781683222583Shiloh Run
3Kim Vogel SawyerBringing Maggie Home9780735290037Waterbrook Multnomah
4Lori BentonMany Sparrows9781601429940Waterbrook Multnomah
4 1/2 TPMichele PhoenixThe Space Between Words9780718086442Thomas Nelson
4Wiseman/Clipston/Irvin/ReidAn Amish Christmas Love9780529118707Thomas Nelson
4Robert WhitlowA Time to Stand9780718083038Thomas Nelson

MAINSTREAM FICTION RATINGS

4 1/2 TPEmanuel BergmannThe Trick9781501155826Atria*
4Nina DarntonRisking It All9781250075253Griffin
4 1/2 TPMelissa HillKeep You Safe9780778330462Mira
4Cathy LambNo Place I'd Rather Be9781496709813Kensington
3Marc LevyP.S. From Paris9781477820285AmazonCrossing
4 1/2 TPKitty NealeA Mother’s Sacrifice9780008252335Avon
4Ella Joy OlsenWhere the Sweet Bird Sings9781496705648Kensington
4Nancy PearlGeorge and Lizzie9781501162893Touchstone*
3Janet PeeryThe Exact Nature of Our Wrongs9781250125088St. Martin's*
4Sharon StruthThe Sweet Life9781-5161-0355-3Lyrical
3Kiki Swinson & SaundraDirty Tricks9781617739453Dafina
4Marin ThomasThe Future She Left Behind9780451476302Berkley
4Marybeth Mayhew WhalenWhen We Were Worthy9681503941601Lake Union
3Zoe WhittalThe Best Kind of People9780399182211Ballantine*
4Eva WoodsSomething Like Happy9781525811357Graydon House*

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE RATINGS

4 1/2 TPMay BridgesBinding HopeB0727TPKZTSwerve
4 1/2 TPChristina DoddThe Woman Who Couldn't Scream9781250028488St. Martin's*
3Vanessa FewingsThe Game9780373804122HQN
4April HuntHard Justice9781455539529Forever
4Alexandra IvyPretend You're Safe9781420143775Zebra
4Susan MannA Covert Affair9781420143317Zebra
4Monica McCartyGoing Dark9780399587702Berkley
4Carla NeggersThief's Mark9780778330318MIRA
4Karen RoseMonster in the Closet9780399586767Berkley
4Katie RuggleOn the Chase9781492643074Sourcebooks
3Dawn RyderTake to the Limit9781250132703St. Martin's
4Paige TylerHer Dark Half9781492642404Sourcebooks
4L.A. Witt & Cari ZSuspicious Behavior9781626496309Riptide
3Tracy WolffRoyal PainB01AERZS78Loveswept**

SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY RATINGS

 Science Fiction   
4Hassan BlasimIraq + 1009781250161321Tor
4 1/2 TPC. Robert CargillSea of Rust9780062405838Harper Voyager*
4Sarah GaileyTaste of Marrow9780765395252Tor.com
3Holly Goddard JonesThe Salt Line9780735214316Putnam*
3Dave HutchinsonAcadie9780765398260Tor.com
3Annalee NewitzAutonomous9780765392077Tor*
4 1/2 TPMalka OlderNull States9780765393388Tor.com*
4Maggie Shen KingAn Excess Male9780062662552Harper Voyager
3Sage WalkerThe Man in the Tree9780765379924Tor*
 Fantasy   
4Curtis CraddockAn Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors9780765389596Tor*
4 1/2 TPJeffrey FordThe Twilight Pariah9780765397348Tor.com
5GN. K. JemisinThe Stone Sky9780316229241Orbit

URBAN FANTASY REVIEWS

2Keri ArthurAshes Reborn9780451477910Berkley
4Max GladstoneThe Ruin of Angels9780765395894Tor.com
4Cassandra KhawA Song for Quiet9780765397409Tor.com
4 1/2 TPSeanan McGuireThe Brightest Fell9780756413316DAW*
4 1/2 TPDiana RowlandWhite Trash Zombie Unchained9780756408244DAW

YOUNG ADULT REVIEWS

4Jennifer L. ArmentroutIf There's No Tomorrow9780373212224Harlequin Teen*
4.5 TPKendare BlakeOne Dark Throne9780062385468HarperTeen*
4Alexandra BrackenThe Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding: A Fiendish Arrangement9781484778173Hyperion/Disney*
4.5 TPZac BrewerMadness9780062457851HarperTeen*
4Jessica BrodyIn Some Other Life9780374380762Farrar, Straus and Giroux*
3Kristin CashoreJane Unlimited9780803741492Kathy Dawson Books*
4Jessica CluessA Poison Dark and Drowning9780553535945Random House*
2Spellbook of the Lost and FoundMoïra Fowley-Doyle9780525429494Kathy Dawson Books
4Alison Hughes"Hit the Ground Running "9781459815445Orca
4.5 TPMcCall HoyleThe Thing with Feathers9780310758518Blink*
4Christina LaurenAutoboyography9781481481687Simon & Schuster*
4E LockhartGeniune Fraud9780385744775Delacorte*
4.5 TPMarie LuWarcross9780399547966Putnam*
4Jennifer MathieuMoxie9781626726352Roaring Brook*
4.5 TPMaggie Ann MartinThe Big F9781250123213Swoon
4Jodi MeadowsBefore She Ignites9780062469403Katherine Tegen*
4.5 TPDaniel José OlderShadowhouse Fall9780545952828Scholastic*
4Mitali PerkinsYou Bring the Distant Near9780374304904Farrar, Straus and Giroux*
4Rachel Van DykenFraternize9781477809204Skyscape
4Emma YoungShe, Myself, and I9781419725708Amulet*

MYSTERY/SUSPENSE/TRILLER RATINGS

 Mystery   
4Mary AngelaPassport to Murder9781603816533Camel
4Sharon BoltonDead Woman Walking9781250103444Minotaur*
4Julia BuckleyPudding Up With Murder9780425275979Berkley
4Mollie Cox BryanMacramé Murder9781496704689Kensington
4Stephanie GayleIdyll Fears9781633883574Seventh Street
4 1/2 TPSadie HartwellA Knit before Dying9781617737206Kensington
4J. A. JanceProof of Life9780062657541William Morrow
4Roger JohnsDark River Rising9781250110091Minotaur*
3Meera LesterThe Murder of a Queen Bee9781617739156Kensington
4Sharyn McCrumbThe Unquiet Grave9781476772875Atria*
4Louise PennyGlass Houses9781250066190Minotaur*
4 1/2 TPAnne PerryAn Echo of Murder9780425285015Ballantine*
 Suspense   
3Emily BleekerWorking Fire9781542045728Lake Union
4Sam CarringtonSaving Sophie9780008244224Avon
4Catherine CoulterEnigma9781501138065Gallery*
4J.T. EllisonLie to Me9780778330950MIRA
4Cate HalohanLies She Told9781683312956Crooked Lane
4Andrea KaneA Face To Die For9781682320105Bonnie Meadow
4Laura MarshallFriend Request9781478948513Grand Central*
4 1/2 TPRosalind NoonanPretty, Nasty, Lovely9781496708021Kensington
2Amanda RobsonObsession9780008248833Avon
 Thriller   
4Andrew GrossThe Saboteur9781250079510Minotaur*

SERIES RATINGS

 Desire   
4Catherine MannTaking Home the Tycoon9780373838677Desire
 Heartwarming   
4Betina KrahnSoldier's Rescue9780373368518Heartwarming
 Kimani   
2Deborah Fletcher MelloSweet Stallion9780373865130Kimani
 Nocturne   
4Kristal HollisCharmed by the Wolf9780373139941Nocturne
 Presents   
4Michelle SmartClaiming His One-Night Baby9780373060955Presents
 Romantic Suspense   
4Lisa ChildsSingle Mom's Bodyguard9781335474537Romantic Suspense
 Intrigue   
3B.J. DanielsDead Ringer9781335721198Intrigue
 Western Romance   
4Christine WengerThe Cowboy and the Cop9780373757763Western Romance
 H Special Edition   
4Kathy DouglassThe Waitress's Secret9780373623730H Special Edition
 Medical   
4Caroline AndersonThe Midwife's Longed-For Baby9780373215522Medical
 Love Inspired Historical   
3Angie DickenThe Outlaw's Second Chance9780373425419Love Inspired Historical
 Love Inspired Suspense   
4Liz ShoafBetrayed Birthright9780373457335Love Inspired Suspense
 Love Inspired   
3Annie HembyHealing the Widowed Heart9780373623013Love Inspired

 

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