While I didn't read as many books in 2012 as I read in 2011, there are still a number of books I loved. I've listed those I consider amazing and awesomely good in alphabetical order.
Silk is for Seduction is the first book I've read by Ms. Chase. I first noticed it at the DABWAHA tournament. I'm so glad I took a chance!
Scandal Wears Satin was set up in Silk is for Seduction, but it was still a very good read on its own.
I've discovered I cannot go wrong with Ms. Dare. Of all her books, there have been only 3 I've felt "eh" toward. Them's good odds!! A Week to be Wicked has to be my absolute all-time favorite of hers though.
The final book of Ms. Edwards' Rising Star Chef trilogy, I was so sad to see these characters go. Beck was stand-offish yet loveable at the same time. I was thrilled when Beck discovered he was exactly the kind of man he always wanted to be.
The first book in a new series by Ms. Galen. This book was a real treat, and I'm very intrigued by the next two books.
A Lady Awakened by Cecilia Grant
Baby tropes may be my favorite guilty pleasure in romances. A Lady Awakened was recommended by Sarah at Smart Bitches, which is how I came to learn about it. I may have to reread it so I can give it a proper review.
Coming off a low point (for me) in this series with Serpent's Kiss, I was pleased that Oracle's Moon brought back what I'd originally loved: extraordinary characters.
The first in a new series by Ms. Heath. I loved every angst-y moment of this book. Unfortunately, the second book of the series doesn't measure up in my opinion. But I loved She Tempts the Duke.
Thief of Shadows was not my favorite book of Ms. Hoyt's, but I still enjoyed it enough to read it in a day. Frustrating, especially when I wanted to savor the mysterious Winter Makepeace a little longer. I am very intrigued by Ms. Hoyt's upcoming book, Lord of Darkness (February 2013).
A Kiss at Midnight by Eloisa James
When Beauty Tamed the Beast by Eloisa James
I didn't formally review either of these books, but I sped through them quickly. I'd never read Ms. James until these books. I loved her voice as well as the structure and over-the-top-ness of these books.
My main complaint about Ms. James is that she only releases one book a year. I can't help myself; I can't put it down!
I may have liked Blame it on Bath just a bit more than The Way to a Duke's Heart, though I did enjoy this entire series and the de Lacey Dilemma by Ms. Linden.
My first book by Ms. Maclean, though I have her previous trilogy on my TBR pile at home. I checked this book out from the library, and loved it! Ooh, it's so good.
The Governess Affair by Courtney Milan
There is too much I want to say about this novel(la), so I have yet to write a review. I swear almost every line of dialogue is highlighted. It's a problem, but a good problem to have, I think.
The sixth book in Ms. Shalvis's Lucky Harbor series, Forever and a Day picks up with one of the Chocoholics, Grace, and Dr. Josh Scott. It is my absolute favorite of this trilogy.
Ms. Wilde ends her Jubilee, Texas trilogy on a high note in my opinion. We've met Lisette throughout the course of the two previous novels, and she certainly shined in her own.