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Avon Books Celebrates Liz Carlyle and Loretta Chase with a Vera...

Updated:  Our three winners are 

1) Connie Fischer who won the Liz Carlyle package

2) misty who won the Loretta Chase package

3) Jess who won the tech package.


Thanks to Avon for sponsoring the giveaway.

Avon is sponsoring a giveaway for the Dear Author readers to celebrate authors Loretta Chase and Liz Carlyle.  The giveaway features a red Vera Bradley tote with the entire backlist of Liz Carlyle and a purple Vera Bradley tote with the entire backlist of Loretta Chase.  For those digital readers, Avon is giving away a gift card and a purple tech case.   You can find out more about Avon romances at, “like” them onFacebook, or follow them on Twitter.  The giveaway is limited to US and Canada residents.



Loretta Chase recently hit the New York Times list with her famous, Lord of Scoundrels.  She has a recent release, Silk Is for Seduction (reviewed here), that is widely available in print and digital. Chase is one of the DA favorite authors.   Liz Carlyle’s next release, The Bride Wore Scarlet, was just released last week.  The heroine is the daughter of Max de Rohan who starred in his own book No True Gentleman.  From Carlyle’s first book, My False Heart, an entire network of families have been created and Carlyle is now writing the second generation of those families.  It’s been fascinating to watch the ebb and flow of the connections.

Chase and Carlyle have some of the richest backlists out there and this is one giveaway that I wish I could win.  To enter, leave a comment stating your favorite trope or theme in romance.  This contest will close on Friday noon CST.  Here are the titles for Liz and Loretta for the Vera Bradley promotion.  All non-Avon titles (bolded) have been provided by the authors.


Loretta Chase

  • Don’t Tempt Me
  • The Last Hellion
  • Last Night’s Scandal
  • Lord of Scoundrel’s
  • Three Times a Bride (anthology)
  • Not Quite a Lady
  • Silk is for Seduction
  • Your Scandalous Ways
  • Captives of the Night  – digital gift
  • Royal Weddings Anthology – digital gift
  • The Lion’s Daughter
  • Lord Perfect
  • Mr. Impossible
  • Miss Wonderful
  • The Sandalwood Princess and Knaves’ Wager
  • Viscount Vagabond and The Devil’s Delilah
  • Isabella and The English Witch


Liz Carlyle

  • One Touch of Scandal
  • The Bride Wore Scarlet
  • The One that Got Away (Anthology)
  • The Devil to Pay
  • Beauty Like the Night
  • No True Gentleman
  • The Devil You Know
  • Big Guns (double with Sherrilyn Kenyon)
  • The School for Heiresses (anthology)
  • Wicked All Day
  • A Woman of Virtue
  • Three Little Secrets
  • One Little Sin
  • Two Little Lies
  • Tea for Two (double with Cathy Maxwell)
  • A Woman Scorned
  • Never Deceive a Duke
  • Never Lie to a Lady
  • Never Romance a Rake
  • Tempted All Night
  • My False Heart   – digital gift
  • A Deal with the Devil




Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Jaye
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 04:15:38

    I LOVE ‘beauty and the beast’ type books!

  2. Christine
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 04:37:20

    My favorite trope is the bluestocking who finds herself falling in love with a hero who is her complete opposite. It’s just too cute!

  3. Priya
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 04:41:21

    What a fantastic competition.
    I love “second chances” – whether that’s between the two original lovers, or someone who’s getting the chance to love again. Always makes me happy reading those!

  4. Evangeline
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 04:50:38

    I love the arranged-marriage-to-true-love trope. What a great set of prizes! Thanks for the competition.

  5. Merian
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 05:05:00

    I love stories about people making a go of the hand they have been dealt and learning from their mistakes and growing along the way. These are stories which give me hope.

  6. Nadia Lee
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 05:18:15

    I love reunion stories. :-)

  7. A. Magnussen
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 05:24:42

    For me, I love the ugly duckling that the hero finally sees

  8. j3nny
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 05:26:18

    I really like the “enemy turn to lovers” trope (don’t know if that’s the correct term…) Basically when the h/h fight/disagree with each other about something and somehow they get each other :)

  9. Robin F
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 05:27:49

    I love a good road romances. The protagonists get to prove themselves under adversity!

  10. brendaC
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 05:28:24

    This is an awesome giveaway! :D
    My favourite trope is the ‘hero in pursuit’, if that’s one.

  11. Rosie
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 05:30:47

    I’m a sucker for Friends to Lovers romances.

  12. Susan
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 05:38:38

    I love “opposites” falling for each other.

  13. Lobo
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 05:39:28

    I like the opposite attracts stories.

  14. Rebecca LB
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 05:39:45

    Amazing, amazing giveaway. It’s hard to pinpoint, but I think my favorite theme in romances are those relating to “redemption” of some sort…whether it be a classic “reformed rake” romance, or something else.

  15. Carolyn
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 05:43:24

    I’d have to toss a coin between the ‘beauty and the beast’ and the ‘arranged marriage’ tropes. What a great giveaway!

  16. ms bookjunkie
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 05:49:06

    Why do you ask such difficult questions? Like I can choose just one—ONE!—favorite trope or theme in romance… Hmpf!

    Well, I like “mistaken first impression” stories. (And lots of other tropes and themes when they’re handled by talented writers.)

  17. swati
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 05:56:46

    Tortured heroes …. so sexy! … or more specifically tortured bad boys.

  18. Kim in Hawaii
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 06:11:50

    I love Regency spies!

  19. Aemelia
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 06:19:18

    I love the friends to lovers theme…and I’m also a sucker for “surprise” pregnancies…preferably when they’re upfront and have to work through those problems, and not when the baby is a secret for YEARS!

  20. Sharon
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 06:20:47

    I love the bad boy turned good theme. Great giveaway!

  21. Liza
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 06:25:41

    Some of my favorite romance books are road romances.

  22. Renee
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 06:27:49

    I have to admit I’m a sucker for the “Beauty and the Beast” trope as well. Along with brainy heroine and the rake who loves her ;)

  23. Sally Wilburn
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 06:30:58

    I love opposites attract stories.

  24. Tae
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 06:43:08

    well I’ve never read either author, so it’d be great to win one

    My favorite trope is the makeover story. I love all Ugly Duckling and Cinderella stories.

  25. Virginia C
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 06:46:08

    This has to be one of the best giveaways ever! Awesome authors, terrific titles, and bodacious “book bags” : )

    My favorite story line is a combination of “opposites attract” and “sparks fly”. A man and woman, both with guarded hearts, who begin as opposites, even opponents. A relationships that starts tenuously, and builds in passion and poignancy. Just when armored hearts are laid bare, a conflict arises which threatens a newly found love. Sacrifices are made, and a man and a woman learn about themselves as they learn what it truly means to love one another : )

  26. Booklover1335
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 06:53:16

    OK I love romances so choosing just one trope is just not possible for me :) Some of my favorites though are Friends to Lovers, Enemies to Lovers, A Rake Reformed, and the Tortured Hero…heck I might as well throw in Marriage of Convenience while I am at it :)

    Liz Carlyle is one of my favorite authors, but I’ve yet to read Loretta Chase…how that is possible I have no idea!

  27. Arloa
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 06:56:50

    I do love a good friends to lovers story.

  28. Tabs
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 06:57:06

    I’m a sucker for the “marriage of convenience” plot. I love when people are thrown together and have to learn how to work as a team.

  29. Jennifer S
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 06:58:09

    My favorite theme is opposites attract. Doesn’t matter the time period it’s set in. I will read that storyline any time!

  30. sula
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 06:59:46

    Wow, just having that list in one place makes me remember how awesome those authors are and how many great reads I’ve experienced by them.

    Favorite tropes…how to choose? I’m a sucker for the “arranged marriage that turns into true love” trope, second only to the “road romance” trope where two unlikely people are forced into proximity which leads to partnership and intimacy. If you can combine the two, I’m in romancelandia trope heaven!

  31. Eileen
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 06:59:56

    Wow, this is a great giveaway. My favorite troupe is marriage of convenience stories.

  32. jch
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 07:00:35

    Love the opposites attract stories, and the beauty and the beast stories as well.

    Great giveaway! :)

  33. jmc
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 07:00:35

    Friends to lovers. And I love heroines who rescue the hero.

  34. Las
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 07:03:41

    I love arranged marriages/marriage of convenience stories.

  35. Renda
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 07:04:00

    I was going to say friends to lovers but after reading other postings I realized it is close between f to l and opposites and ugly ducking, so basically any of the tropes work for me.

  36. HellyBelly
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 07:08:32

    I also love when there is a misunderstanding about each others characters/personality/intention and that it is resolved gradually where both characters make a journey towards a better understanding of their love interest as well as themselves. I also like it when there is a little bit of angst, but the “misunderstanding” should definitely not be to small or silly and feel contrived.
    Thanks for this chance to win a super gift!

  37. Diana
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 07:12:14

    I like fairy tale themes and people who aren’t what they seem. thanks!

  38. alicet
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 07:12:36

    I love friends to lovers especially when one falls for the best friend’s sibling. But I have a secret thrill for romances that fall on the “all in the family” category- where a twin falls for the fellow twin’s ex or two step siblings fall for each other. I know I would be horrified if this happened in real life but illicit and delicious to read in books.

  39. Danielle D
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 07:14:57

    For me it’s Opposite Attracts stories.

  40. Jen G.
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 07:22:51

    I love Friends to Lovers — mostly because I feel they have the best chance of the HEA.

  41. Patti (Caught in a FAB Romance)
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 07:24:58

    I love enemies to lovers and arranged marriages. I love when they’ve got to work at it – that moment when they realize “hey, this person’s got something special”. It always makes my heart flutter.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  42. Milena
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 07:27:05

    There are so many… recently, for some reason, I find myself enjoying the arranged marriage historicals, while opposites attract is always among my favourites. Also, tortured heroes. And rakes reformed. Is it any wonder that I’m a Loretta Chase fan?

  43. Meghan
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 07:27:19

    Thank you for this fantastic giveaway! My favorite trope is the wallflower / ugly ducking, where the hero realizes how amazing the heroine is but it takes her a while to see it. I also count many friends to lovers among my favorites!

  44. Susan Reader
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 07:28:12

    Any that involve admitting “I was wrong about this.” F-to-L is the most obvious; arranged marriages also work.

  45. Michelle W.
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 07:32:58

    These are 2 of my FAV authors!! I love the opposites attract and reformed rake stories.

  46. Heidi Cullinan
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 07:33:03

    I am a sucker for “snowed in” stories. There are not enough of them in the world.

  47. Carin
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 07:39:08

    My favorite is beauty and the beast, which is just a subset of the arranged marriage, which I also love.

  48. Katherine
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 07:39:31

    OMG – this is an amazing prize. I discovered Loretta Chase through DA and SBTB. I was already a huge Liz Carlyle fan. I am drooling over the thought of winning this amazing prize pack!

    My favourite trope these days is ‘friends to lovers’. Maybe because it mirrors my real-life romance…

  49. Jackie
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 07:58:57

    I love Road Romances. You get your action/adventure story paired with your romance (if you’re lucky you also get a little enemies/lovers trope in there too). Perfection!

  50. Natasha R
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 08:01:53

    I love stories about marriage of convenience. Reading about the couple falling for each other after they spend time together makes me happy :)

  51. PatF
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 08:05:45

    Tortured or scarred heroes are always a favorite. This may be the best giveaway ever.

  52. Jamie
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 08:08:53

    I love the opposites attract theme, especially with a big dose of humor.

  53. cawm
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 08:10:02

    Chase and Carlyle are two of my favourite authors, and I always look for “marriage of convenience” stories.

  54. Lynnd
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 08:11:55

    I love the beauty and the beast/ugly duckling tropes.

  55. kardis
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 08:18:33

    I love the friends to lovers trope. What an awesome contest!

  56. EGS
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 08:19:05

    I love fairy tale-based stories and marriages of convenience.

  57. Lil
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 08:28:41

    Great giveaway! Two of my favorite authors.

    I think my favorite trope (at the moment, anyway) may be overcoming disparities, for lack of a better term. The “I can’t marry him/her because…” or “He/she can’t marry me because…” situation.

  58. LEW
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 08:29:35

    Fantastic giveaway! Thanks, Avon Books and DA!

    There are lots of troupes I enjoy: Tortured heroes, Reformed Rake, Enemies to Lovers, I also love to see the heroine have to be saved by the hero (so un-feminist, I know).

  59. LoriD
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 08:37:59

    I love the theme of good friends falling in love.

  60. Frannie
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 08:40:26

    Reformed Rake is definitely one of my favourites, particularly in the hands of gifted authors like Carlyle and Chase.

  61. clairebear
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 08:42:46

    Oh my gosh, give me all these books before I leave for law school, PLEASE! My favorite trope is “marriage of convenience becomes something more”.

  62. Shay
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 08:46:54

    Wow, I just shorted my keyboard drooling over this giveaway!

    Favorite trope… I guess would have to be Beauty and the Alpha Beast.

  63. Linda S
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 08:47:52

    Sure it’s hokey, but I love a lost memory. Starting over with a blank slate. Also, tortured past heroes and Beauty and the Beast storylines. Love ‘em. I hate the “forced betrayal” trope.

  64. Dana
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 08:50:40

    Has to be “beauty and the beast” – and I see this is a popular one! The majority of books with this theme also include the “tortured hero” theme, which just makes it better.

  65. Chelsea
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 08:52:46

    Tortured hero redemption stories! He’s broken, he’s angsty, he’s all messed up. And then the heroine comes along…sigh. Love it!

  66. jen
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 08:54:32

    I have a thing for tortured heroes as well as stories where the hero is completely flummoxed by his attraction to the heroine.

  67. Becca
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 08:54:59

    I just discovered Loretta Chase through Lord of Scoundrels when it went on sale – love her writing. I love beauty and the beast stories, and reformed rake stories!

  68. Metal Queen
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 08:58:03

    Enemies to lovers. :)

  69. Corina
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 09:00:11

    What a great giveaway! Love beauty and the beast stories and marriage of convenience stories best. Combine the two and I’m in heaven.

  70. sandyl
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 09:03:46

    Beautiful bags. This is a great giveaway.

  71. jody
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 09:10:21

    I’ve always hearted reformed bad boys! I married one.

  72. Diane Mc.
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 09:11:04

    Reunited lovers.

  73. Suzy K
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 09:11:29

    Put me on the “opposites attract” bandwagon!

  74. Fionn Jameson
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 09:16:31

    I love friends to lovers tropes.

    On another note, those Vera bags look darn hot!

  75. Doris
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 09:18:40

    Beauty & the Beast!

  76. JMac
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 09:19:56

    Huge fan of friends to lovers.

  77. fshk
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 09:34:03

    In historicals, I’m a total sucker for the unrepentant-rake-is-tamed-by-sassy-blustocking trope.

  78. MarieC
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 09:39:00

    I love marriages of conveniences and ‘Plain Jane’ stories.

  79. Lynn S.
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 09:56:49

    That red tote is really cute. I like the friends turn into enemies then one of them gets amnesia and they become lovers then she gets knocked up so its off to altar of inconvenience then the memory comes back and that’s when the real fun begins trope. Any suggestions?

  80. Darcy
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 09:56:49

    I LOVE lovers reunited!

  81. Chris
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 09:59:43

    My favorite theme is the anti-hero, not the scum/jerk anti-hero. More like the anti-hero / social outcast from Clockwork Heart.

  82. Michelle
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 10:00:41

    I think one of my favorites is when the hero pretends to be an idiot/moron but is really brilliant. The Scarlet Pimpernal idea.

  83. Karen
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 10:02:06

    I love marriage of convenience stories. I also like stories with travelling, like an American in London or an English lord in America.

  84. srs
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 10:05:41

    This might be the best DA giveaway ever!

    My favourite trope, particularly in historicals, is the marriage of convenience/hasty marriage. I love watching the couple get to know e/o and learn how to make it work together.

  85. Cassie
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 10:08:33

    I’m a sucker for enemies to lovers stories. And bluestocking heroines – give me a woman with a brain!

  86. Karen Z
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 10:09:26

    Are werewolves a trope? ;-)

    But I really think that a lot of werewolves (as well as a lot of my other favorites) tend to fall under the tortured hero heading. :-) The HEA is that much sweeter!

  87. Lindsay
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 10:13:42

    My favorite tropes/themes are all about the heros: the rake reformed, and the “ZOMG!! I’m in love my best friend’s little sister, and I’m not good enough for her Oh NOES!!!!!”, and the Tortured Hero, and (in a nod to Georgette Heyer) the outwardly lazy/selfish/dandy-ish yet seriously competent at Getting Things Done and possessor of a bruising right hook. Many of which are covered really admirably by Loretta Chase. This is awesome :-)

  88. Julie
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 10:21:28

    I’m quite fond of bluestocking/rake and secretary/boss, myself. :D

  89. Erica H
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 10:21:54

    What agreat giveaway. One of my favorite tropes is the heroine who doesn’t really want to get married/relationship, and is pursued by the hero.

  90. Melanie J.
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 10:22:44

    It’s so difficult to pick a favorite trope. I love historical marriages of convenience, followed closely by road romances. And if there’s a wounded hero, so much the better.

  91. Bonnie L.
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 10:22:59

    I personally love the friends to lovers trope. You never know where true love may be hiding.

  92. Na
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 10:23:11

    Fantastic giveaways. Both authors are new to me, I have heard of them but haven’t read their books so this would be a great way to catch up.

    I love stories about second chances and reunions.

  93. BethanyA
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 10:23:12

    I love books that feature blue-collar heroes. Victoria Dahl’s Lead Me On is my favorite book of the year and I am loving Billy Bob Walker Got Married.

    I was an intern at S&S when they first signed Liz Caryle. She’s wonderful. Avon is lucky to have her now.

  94. Hannah
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 10:35:00

    One of my favorite tropes is the “road romance.” What a great giveaway!

  95. Kristi
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 10:36:51

    I have soft spot for angsty, Heathcliff-type heros and marriage-of-conveniences.

  96. Cady
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 10:43:05

    Going to go with a favorite – Friends to Lovers. Like someone else said, it feels real life

  97. Heather Greye
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 10:43:51

    I love the best friends to lovers trope.

    (And that purple bag. Fab!)

  98. Allison
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 10:46:00

    I love the Reformed Rake and the Bluestocking! I love them all really but Second Chance/Estranged Couple is my least favorite.

  99. Patrice
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 10:46:31

    I like Mideval, Egyptian and Viking (among others)for historicals and stories where protagonists meet in unexpected places or situations. I’m not sure because I don’t think in terms of “tropes”. Thanks for the giveaway Avon & DA!

  100. Vivian
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 10:46:43

    One of my favorite themes is former loves reunited. Fantastic giveaway, and I am thrilled about the Heyer birthday book sale too. :)

  101. misty
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 10:55:50

    I love stuffy, uptight heroes who have their lives turned upside down by the more free spirited heroines.

  102. Robin Bayne
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 10:56:09

    Definitely the reunion story!

  103. Valerie
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 10:59:38

    I love the historical ones especially the ones with the wallflower girl who gets “the” guy without realizing it…

    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:00:29

    I love reformed rakes and first loves reuniting.

  105. Audra Holtwick
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:02:48

    I love the blue stocking and the Rake story

  106. Theresa H
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:03:35

    I love when the “geek” wins

  107. ALiu
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:03:38

    I like the Friends to Lovers trope!

  108. Heather
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:04:46

    I have a secret love for secret babies. In historical’s I think I’m fondest of arranged marriages though.

  109. Gwen
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:05:20

    Love conquers all !!!!

  110. Cheryl
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:05:45

    I have 2 favs…the friends who become lovers, and the opposites attract themes. but I’ll basically read any romance ;)

  111. Carla Anderson
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:05:56

    I love hero’s and also the bad boy that is brought down to loving by a speacial lady! Something about highlander’s though really are interesting!

  112. ruth
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:07:11

    Are shifter books a trope??LOL I am always a sucker for the plain jane who gets her man. Thanks for the giveaway!

  113. Sharon Harrison
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:07:34

    I love historical stories that include damaged war hereos returning to find true love.

  114. njoireading
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:07:45

    What a wonderful giveaway. Both of these authors are among my favorites. I just finished The Bride Wore Scarlet this morning over my early coffee. Wonderful story!

    My favorite trope is the married couple who have to find their way back to each other. A close second is the “friend to lover” trope.

  115. Debbie Reed
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:07:52

    My favorite Romance genre is Paranormal. There are so many more plot line possibilities!

  116. Deb H.
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:09:25

    My fave theme in a romance is the the little girl next door grows up and the hero realizes she is now a pretty and desirable young woman.

  117. Jennifer Bell
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:10:31

    This is the best give-away ever! I love it when the bitter alpha male melts when he meets the fiery heroine.

  118. leisa prater
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:10:47

    I love bad boys become good guys….and opposites attract..what an awesome giveaway….Thank you for the chance to win!!!!

  119. Sue Klepinger
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:12:32

    Highlanders are my favorite. Especially the ones where the hero kidnaps the heroine and vows never to fall in love with her but they do and…well,you know where that’s going!

  120. Chris W
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:12:52

    My favorite is the opposites attract.

    Thanks for a great giveaway!

  121. Carey
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:13:41

    I love when there is a fiesty female who becomes irresistable to a rake, even if they start off as advesaries. Those are always a good read!

  122. Jillian
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:16:14

    What a fantastic giveaway! One of my favorite romance tropes is the Case of Mistaken Identity. Always entertaining to see the fall-out. :) Thanks for the opportunity!

  123. dayna/rowan
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:17:22

    I never planned to admit this – but I love boss/secretary romances. Also the cross-dressing trope. Oh. And marriages of convenience.

  124. Diana Leneker
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:18:42

    I love them all!!! I have absolutely fallen in love with romances where you not only love tthe characters, but also the town they live in. You get a chance to see what is right about these smaall towns with big hearts.

  125. Yolande Nichols
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:19:22

    By far, my favorite them is the reformed rogue! I love, love, love the School for Heiresses series because of the reformed rogue theme. :-)

  126. RebeLovesBooks
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:19:51

    I love the older brother’s friend romance, plus the enemy to lovers!

  127. Yolande Nichols
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:20:09

    @Yolande Nichols: I really meant theme! Sticky “e”

  128. ML Smyth
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:20:41

    I love the old marriage of convenience thing…

  129. Donna M
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:24:14

    I have no favorite theme, just favorite authors. When I find an author I like I read everything they write/wrote so getting back list titles is my favorite giveaway.

  130. Lisa Hutson
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:24:20

    I always whine at these questions. How can I possibly pick? It all depends on my mood at the time I am picking a book! Some days, I am looking for an alpha male, that takes over everything. Some days, contemporary, most times, historical. Some times, crazy brave women, some days, broken women trying to find their way back to life. How can I pick a favorite of anything?? But I love both of these authors! And I love the idea of books in a tote bag of any kind!! Great plan!

  131. Lori
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:25:04

    Great giveaway! I’m a sucker for friends to lovers.

  132. Joyce W.
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:25:28

    Love reading about bad boys w/ hearts of gold…reformed rakes. Also arranged marriages.

  133. Kathy P
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:27:03

    I love opposite attracts stories.

  134. Lynnette
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:28:42

    My fave has to be the friends to lovers theme.

    Great giveaway.

  135. KellyM
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:28:56

    Beauty and the Beast has always been my favorite fairy tale, and it’s recently become my favorite romance theme too.

  136. Kim
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:29:41

    I like the friends to lovers trope.

  137. Mina A
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:31:12

    I have a weakness for reformed rakes and tortured bad boys. They always turn out to have the sweetest stories. :)

  138. Laura P
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:33:22

    Great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity. I love historicals with a kidnapping or some type of adventure.

  139. Darla
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:33:59

    I love historicals and time travel. Especially if the hero is a highlander or viking.

  140. Julie Brannagh
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:34:30

    I love the “forced marriage” trope. It’s hours of fun for the reader!

  141. Castiron
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:35:32

    My favorite trope: woman whose brains are better than her looks finally meets the man who loves her mind (and is pretty darned happy with her body too).

  142. Scooper
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:35:34

    I love tortured bad boys.

  143. Mary Pitkin
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:35:54

    I really enjoy books where both characters help each other “heal” from emotional and/or physical scars. My favorite book like that is Mary Balogh’s “Simply Love”

  144. Ridley
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:37:51

    Oh my god. I need Liz Carlyle’s digital backlist. It’ll make re-reading Bentley’s story much easier.

    Not suprisingly, my favorite trope is the Tortured Hero. I especially love the Complicated Playboy. Deeeeeeeeelish!

  145. Kelly in Hockeytown
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:40:49

    I love Beauty & the Beast and-or May/December themed books.

  146. Jessica at Novel Reaction
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:43:02

    I love the tortured hero secluding himself in the country or the mistaken marriages, where the hero steals the girl only to realize too late that he got the wrong girl.

  147. Nita Gill
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:43:18

    Can’t decide between enemy to lovers and rogue heroes. Both are so much fun!

  148. Lynn
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:46:35

    love bad boys…and the beauty and the beast story lines work great for me !!!!

  149. Asura Cerecedes
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:46:43

    I have to say that I love the rake who finds redemption in a shy but feisty lady.

  150. Christine
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:47:06

    So hard to choose! How about “opposites” who find themselves engaged in a road trip adventure? With a cynical alpha hero, and a smart, sensible counterpart to the cynical alpha hero (male or female–I’d happily read either!).

  151. Robyn B.
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:47:09

    I like friends to lovers and tortured bad boys/rakes.

  152. Teri C@Snarkymamma
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:48:12

    I love the rake and the newly found her strength heroine.

  153. Sabrina
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:48:58

    I love beauty and the beast romances but a very close second would be the friends to lovers story. Oh, and of course the brother’s best friend who used to be her nemisis stories…:) I love them all!

  154. Kaya H
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:49:12

    I love my romances. The strong willed witty heroine who finds that she is falling for a dark yet charming ans witty man is my fav.

  155. Maria F.
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:50:12

    I’ve always loved the heroine loves the hero from afar, he never realizes it until later on. Usually the heroine is his sister’s friend, etc. :)

  156. Margaret Clark
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:50:20

    I’m a fan of Beauty & the Beast or Cinderella themed stories.

  157. naomi
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:51:41

    My favorite theme/trope in historical romance has always been reforming a rake, which I also equate with Beauty and the Beast.

    In contemporary romance, I adore second chance at love stories.

  158. Trisha
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:52:09

    I love the friends to lovers or the opposite attracts or fairy tale themes.

  159. TLC
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:52:55

    For my romance I like the heroine who is trying to find herself and move past some past problem but then finds a man instead and is carried away… yeah ;)

  160. Tammy VanScoy
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:53:08

    I am a sucker for the geek or tortured hero themes.

  161. Laurie Damron
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:54:12

    I love friends-to-lovers, even more so if there’s a bad boy involved!!

  162. Christine M.
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:55:42

    I have many favourites, plus in my top 5 there are the friend-to-lover and the best friend’s brother/sister tropes. And the just-one-of-the-guys trope too (OMG SHE HAS BREASTS! COOTIES!).

  163. Kandi Briggs
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:56:32

    I like the strong, proud and independant heroine who falls for the even stronger and independant hero. Any romance that can make me cry.

  164. bonnie rzucidlo
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:57:22

    Picking just one theme is really hard. I really enjoy when either the H/h has harbored a secret love for the other, and then something happens to open the other’s eyes. Friendship into love.

  165. vita
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 12:05:22

    Wow! Wow!! Wow!!! Throw my hat in the ring for this fabulous giveaway. My favorite trope…is…gosh…most of those listed already. I mainly look for “antagonists”, for a hero and heroine that fight their love!

  166. Elizabeth H
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 12:05:42

    I love stories where two characters are complete opposites and you just dont know how on earth they can make the romance work. I love watching the journey on how a seemingly impossible love defies everything.

  167. Erin L
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 12:09:19

    I love the smart chic awkward chic who gets the hot guy.

  168. EmilyW
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 12:09:45

    I love road romances because the good ones have it all:adventure, witty dialogue, lush descriptions of setting, and it’s a great way to develop character arcs because of the adversity faced. My favorites so far are Lord Perfect and For My Lady’s Heart. Crossing my fingers I’ll win this one!

  169. Debra Yates
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 12:11:47

    It would be like Christmas, winning the totes! Love both authors. My favorite is a man who thinks he is not good enough for the lady, especially like Bow Street Runners.

  170. Beth Kaake
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 12:12:53

    I really like pirates. I even re-read an old Julie Garwood to get a “pirate fix” the other day.

  171. Amy Kathryn
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 12:13:06

    My favorites are Marriage of Convenience or friends to lovers because the conflict is usually internal rather than external and there is a lot of focus on character development in the really good ones.

  172. Teresa Kleeman
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 12:17:34

    My favorite is when the Hero is so arrogant, broody, snarky and thinks he is the baum and no should deny him. However the heroine lets the hero knows she doesn’t need him and that she can survive without him. Well this doesn’t sit well with the hero and he goes out of his way to prove his worth and in doing this he realizes he’s head over heals in love with the heroine who has developed feelings for the man that has went out the way to grab her attention and shows her what he’s worth.
    Alot of the times my characters that I love hate each other in the beginning. So it’s great to see them work to get there happy ending.

    Teresa K.

  173. Janet
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 12:18:53

    I jump around based on my mood. Texas historicals, Scottish historicals, time travel (but only some). Themes I think all mine end with a happy ending and the good guy wins. :)

  174. Tanya S.
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 12:20:08

    I love enemies to lovers especially if it involves a family feud. Beauty and the Beast stories get me too.

  175. Sheila Mulholland
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 12:21:42

    Well since I don’t know what trope is, I’ll just say I love the governess who has to work for the rake theme. If the rake is a Highlander it’s even better…

  176. heather
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 12:25:02

    I just love nontraditional pairings of H/h. thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  177. Mary M.
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 12:26:43

    I love them all, but I guess Reformed Rake/ Bluestocking is my all time favorite!

  178. Kim J
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 12:28:44

    I love a friends to lovers theme or ugly duckling turns into a swan stories. Great giveaway!

  179. Ashley j
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 12:31:01

    Friends to lovers.

  180. Jennifer L.
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 12:32:40

    I love when the heroine/hero are enemies turned lovers. They fight it so hard and fall even harder for each other.

  181. Nicole
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 12:38:08

    Love friends to lovers. And I do adore a good fairy tale retelling.

  182. Jenifer May
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 12:46:19

    I love “opposite sides of the tracks” stories!

  183. Lynnette A.
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 12:47:17

    I love Loretta Chase but have never read Liz Carlyle – not sure how I’ve missed her. I like all of the romance tropes but especially like the wounded hero or the bluestocking. And I love an historical romantic comedy.

  184. Sue P.
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 12:53:43

    So many to choose from! Opposites attracting, hate at first sight, falling for the best friends kid sister who’s all of a sudden grown up! And I love both of these authors! Thanks for the great contest!!

  185. Connie Fischer
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 12:54:03

    Oh my word! What a wonderful contest for a lot of goodies. Some lucky winner is going to be a very happy reader! As for myself, I have always been a “sucker” for books about governesses or heroines who find themselves with little money, yet they possess the wherewithal to find a way to take care of themselves. Of course, finding a wonderful hero along the way is the icing on the cake! Thank you for offering this great giveaway. This is the type of thing that thrills your readers!
    Connie Fischer
    [email protected]

  186. Debra
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 12:57:46

    In historicals I enjoy the marriage of convenience trope and also road romances.

  187. Jocee
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 13:01:45

    I love happy ending books! I love it when they hate each other at first, but fall in love. Great website, just found it through my sister at!

  188. Michele
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 13:04:30

    My favorite theme is when people who seem like they are rogues with really bad habits really have a good motive for what they are doing, such as they are a spy and it is a front so people don’t catch on, which of course the heroine does anyway and then her life is in grave peril and he has to protect herself and his identity and so on and so forth…

  189. Brianne
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 13:04:59

    I love reunion stories and friends to lovers in general. I really liek marriage of convenience in historical, not so much in contemporary.

  190. Debbie
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 13:08:10

    Marriage of convenience theme is one of my favorites. Also the tortured hero is a close second.

  191. caressa
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 13:10:13

    Love Liz,
    My favorite books have strong females with equally strong males. An aristocrat who gets stuck with a fiery female or is found in a position with a female aristocrat and they have to marry. Best yet are the Aristocrat males who pretend to be one way but are actually heroes or brave. Though i do love the beauty and the beast theme a lot too!

  192. Val
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 13:10:53

    I’m all for the friends to lovers (especially when one has been pining away for a while) and arranged marriages evolving to true love tropes. But my number one favorite trope is tortured heroes. I’m such a sucker, I can’t ever pass up ‘love heals him’ themes.

    Hmmm, maybe that’s why I volunteer with abused dogs. All those little puppies need is a good home and tons of love, just like bitter heroes!

  193. Cindy
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 13:20:27

    I love reunion romances!

  194. erin
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 13:21:28

    OMG! What an awesome giveaway!

    I’m a sucker for the plain Jane who finds herself and her self confidence (but not necessarily thru a physical make over) and the friend/antagonist who falls in love with her.

    But I’m also a book whore who’ll read just about anything :)

  195. Lisa
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 13:23:06

    Whoo hoo! Two of my favorite authors, along with one of my favorite brands! The theme I love best in romance novels is when the H & H hate each other based on what one has heard gossiped about the other, but end up collaborating on some scheme only to find out they are each other’s true love.

  196. Emily
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 13:26:38

    I’m definitely going to have to go with Beauty and the Beast style stories, although opposites attract is a close second.

  197. Sotheara
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 13:28:56

    I had the honor of talking to both Loretta Chase and Liz Carlyle last weekend at RomCon. They are lovely ladies who are down to earth and very friendly. I’ve been reading Loretta Chase for a while so it was awesome to tell her how much I love “Lord of Scoudrels” and how I was looking forward to reading her new release “Silk is for Seduction.” I’ve only read a few Liz Carlyle books in the past, but after meeting her, I will be glomming her backlist. She is a riot! I love meeting both of them and celebrate our love of historical romance.

    My favorite trope/themes in romance is the “reformed rake” and “beauty in the beast.” Thank you for this wonderful giveaway!

  198. Kate
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 13:30:08

    Definitely marriage of convenience. I love people being forced to work out their problems at close quarters…

  199. Janet
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 13:31:22

    I love the friends to lovers. Oh, and second chance at love.

  200. Maria
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 13:31:32

    Arranged marriages are definitely my favorites. Especially ones where they hate each other first, and then fall in love. Or when two characters fall in love but dont reveal their feekings for one another and one of them thinks the other loves someone else (Which of course isn’t the case!).

  201. Carol
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 13:36:18

    My favorite stories have Cinderella themes. I loved Lisa Kleypas Sugar Daddy. Contemporary twist on the Cinderella theme.

  202. Beret
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 13:41:54

    I have to say my favorite is something Loretta Chase does amazingly well. It is the reformation of the “rake.”

  203. Susan Comtois
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 13:43:14

    I love friends to lovers–especially when there’s a duke involved.

  204. JenM
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 13:43:51

    Wow, two fantastic authors – what a great giveaway. I’ve got several tropes that I’m an absolute sucker for. The top two are probably stories where the hero or heroine have some kind of imperfection (whether mental or physical) and stories where there is a class difference between the two leads.

  205. Sarah J
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 13:47:12

    My favorite theme in romance is the second chance at love.

  206. Melissa (Books and Things)
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 14:07:13

    I love the ones where both have each others back. I also love the Beauty and Beast retellings. :)

  207. Kimberly Anne
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 14:09:30

    If I had to pick one, it would have to be friends-to-lovers. Even though I can’t imagine ever wanting to get all kissyface with any of my friends.

  208. Susan Laura
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 14:10:33

    Thank you for another great contest. I do like the “bluestocking/alpha male” trope as well as the beauty and the beast storyline. Classics!

  209. Ruth (CO)
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 14:12:46

    I love many type of stories as long as the writing works for me. One favorite not mentioned often is neighbor next door stories.

  210. Lindsey
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 14:15:53

    My favorite trope would have to be marriage of convenience. I can never get enough of those stories.

  211. Emily
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 14:20:01

    My favorite is the “marriage of convenience”. Also a fan of when the guy falls for his best friend’s sister.Good writing is the most important regardless of anything else – and no cheating!

  212. julie barrett
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 14:21:51

    thanks for having the contest, i’d be happy with anything

  213. Nancy
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 14:29:34

    I enjoy it when each of the parties learns they need to change a bit to adjust to the other.

  214. Joan
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 14:30:33

    I’m a sucker for the marriage of convenience trope. What a great contest!

  215. Maggie Robinson/Margaret Rowe
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 14:35:55

    Oh, am lusting over Loretta and Liz and probably unlucky.Friends to lovers or second chance romances are a toss-up for me.

  216. kim57
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 14:36:25

    I LOVE marriage of convenience AND beauty and the beast themes the best. Thanks for a great contest with fabulous authors!

  217. rissatoo
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 14:40:19

    Hmmm… if I have to narrow it down, it would either be marriage of convenience or ugly duckling/beauty & the beast trope(s). Really, there are many that ring my bell!

    Thanks DA & Avon, for the great giveaway! :)


  218. Annie
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 14:44:30

    I love the “in love with your best friend’s older brother” trope. The “in love with your brother’s best friend” is also perfectly acceptable too. ;)

  219. ki pha
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 14:46:27

    i love stories about a rebellious heroin and a hero that will make her swoo…<3

  220. CrystalGB
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 14:50:57

    My favorite trope is the surly, wounded hero who is saved by a feisty, determined heroine.

  221. Sara
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 14:52:05

    I love the books when the hero falls for the quiet “bookworm” type of ladies. The kind that would prefer a good book to shopping and who don’t believe they are beautiful or worth the love..Always enjoy those types of romance books..

  222. WinnieP
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 14:52:58

    I love regency spies, ugly ducklings,& arranged marriages.

  223. Beverly
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 14:55:14

    The marriage-of-convenience has always been my favorite trope. I love how it forces a couple together and makes it necessary for an author to consider how they would live and get on together.

  224. BevQB
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 15:04:11

    There’s probably a shorter name or summary for it, but I LOVE when the heroine is confidently, but quietly and unnoticed, dealing with everyone and everything around her. The confirmed bachelor/rake first dismisses her as a mouseburger until he realizes what a gem she truly is, usually after she’s expertly put him in his place.

  225. cyclops8
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 15:05:31

    I’m a huge fan of amnesia and revenge plots. I also like stories involving mistaken identities.

  226. Lora Patten
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 15:08:00

    I enjoy the bluestocking turned bride stories, and also the change from “picking her own husband to arranged marriage” themes. There is always something disheartening yet encouraging when the heroine goes from the freedom to choose to learning to adapt to her arrangement and them both learning to fall in love with one another! I am a big fan of both authors but if I had to pick, I’d choose Liz!

  227. Cathy MacDonald
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 15:12:26

    I am a sucker for the storyline of a shy Miss who grows up into a surprisingly strong and vocal woman who knows her own mind and gives the man a run for his money.

  228. Maureen
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 15:17:09

    I’m with WinnieP. I especially enjoy stories of how ugly ducklings (or the older girls, late 20s) and poor relations and governesses find love. I can relate. Liz and Loretta are on my keepers list…both have great characters.

  229. Rosie Nguy
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 15:18:57

    My favorite trope would be marriages of convenience.

  230. Jessica
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 15:29:02

    I have to admit my favorite trope is the hero has a significant trauma and the heroine has to help him overcome it/cope with it

  231. Nicole
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 15:30:15

    My favorite trope is the marriage of convenience.

  232. Chandra
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 15:41:41

    My favorite tropes are arranged marriage and marriage in trouble.

  233. Laura
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 15:42:17

    I love historical time travel romances.

  234. Elise
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 15:47:15

    I really enjoy marriage of convenience and opposites attract stories.

    Thanks for the awesome contest.

  235. Maria.Maria
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 15:54:36

    I Love Beauty and the Beast, Tortured hero and reformed rake stories! Also I Love that purple bag!

  236. Megs
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 15:57:04

    I am all about marriages of convenience, forced marriages, fake engagements… basically anything where the hero and heroine have the illusion of intimacy without actually expecting to fall in love.

  237. Sarah
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 16:01:20

    Holy cow, this giveaway rocks! My favorite trope – the marriage of convenience. I also seriously love the ugly duckling theme, Beauty & the Beast theme, Cinderella theme, best friends-into-lovers theme…I pretty much just love romances, no matter what the theme. :)

  238. May
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 16:03:23

    I love the type of stories where the hero has to work HARD to make the heroine fall in love with him. :)

  239. Leesa
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 16:18:48

    I love the beauty and the beast trope!

  240. Sandy D.
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 16:22:28

    I think my favorite lately is the road-trip trope. And I like the Pygmalian trope, too. :-)

  241. E.D. Walker
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 16:30:46

    I love the idiot hero. Which is why I love, LOVE Rupert in Mr. Impossible. And I would love, LOVE to win the Loretta Chase tote. :)

  242. Christine
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 16:40:49

    I love when the hero sees the heroine and is absolutely gobsmacked ecpecially when she does not see herself as special its stupid and unrealistic I know but I can’t resist. It’s not love at first sight because that takes a while…but lust works.

  243. Keri Ford
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 16:46:13

    just ONE? eek….Arranged marriages. love ‘em.

  244. Patti
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 16:56:41

    Without a doubt, the best friends to lovers is my favorite trope.

  245. MeganS
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 16:59:48

    Holy cats, what a giveaway! My favorite theme is the reunion story. Two people who were once together meet again, confronting past and present in one another, negotiating former intimacy and whatever caused them to separate before, and growing to love and appreciate and respect who the other person has become. Love it.

  246. Michelle in Texas
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 17:07:15

    My favorite trope is the heroine being confident in her own skin, not willing to settle for any man, but willing to wait for the RIGHT man! In either historical or contemporary, I love this confident woman!

  247. Mariee
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 17:09:22

    Enemies to lovers.

  248. Julie Hensley
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 17:15:11

    I love beauty and the beast themes!

  249. Ju Dimello
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 17:16:19


    Thanks so much to you and Avon for the fab giveaway.

    I love all the tropes as long as it’s romance ;) But the superman – ie nerd to hero theme is my favorite!!!!

  250. Pam B
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 17:22:06

    I love when the hero doesn’t want to be in a forever relationship but can’t resist the heroine. I haven’t read much of either author but love the ones I have from both.

  251. LuchaLori
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 17:23:45

    As a child of divorced parents, I’m ashamed to say I love the divorced or separated couples getting back together trope.

  252. Sabrina
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 17:26:49

    Awesome give away! My favorite trope would have to be opposites attract. If you mix in some humor and learning from eachother along the way it’s a hit for me!

  253. Sharyn L
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 17:35:57

    Thanks for this giveaway! I like the whole “friends when they were younger and now haven’t seen it other for a while and fall in love”. :)

  254. Kaye55
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 17:38:13

    That would have to be the ‘marriage of convenience’ trope. I like that the h/h come together despite their motives or differences.

  255. Chris Roberts
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 17:50:21

    I love the smart heroine whose logic confuses the hero.

  256. Karen M
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 17:54:32

    I love the alpha who meets his match when he least expects it from someone he had overlooked

  257. Jeanie Bord
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 18:04:08

    I love romance books – because they can take you away. Then if you get taken away – then you can forget your worries and enjoy a good read.

  258. jayhjay
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 18:33:47

    My favorite m/f is beauty and the beast. My favorite m/m is usually may/december.

    Great giveaway! Thanks!

  259. Barbara Elness
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 18:33:55

    My favorite theme for romance is a second chance at love. I love seeing how a couple who have given up on their relationship are able to find their love again.

  260. Diane
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 18:57:14

    I love the Amanda Quick style; the heroine is not always completely dependent on the hero!

  261. runner10
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 18:57:53

    I think opposites attract stories are great.

  262. Nahal
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 18:57:58

    My favorite types of romance is btw boss/ and employee or the lord and heiress stories….sucker for romance. :)

  263. Carrie at In the Hammock Blog
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 19:01:37

    I love the childhood friends or sweethearts being reunited theme. It’s so cute!

  264. Diana
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 19:03:34

    My favorite trope or theme in romance is former lovers who reunite.

  265. Karen F
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 19:07:16

    What an awesome giveaway!

    My fave is probably brainy/bluestocking heroine and the rake. I also love a good road romance. Put a bluestocking and rake on the road and I’m in total reading nirvana.

  266. CarrieB
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 19:10:08

    I am not certain I could ever choose just one favorite, but I love the romance that blossoms between two people who are both surprised by it, but can’t imagine life without the other once it happens. But basically I am just a hopeful romantic, so I like it all.

  267. Andra
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 19:18:13

    Wow, what a fantastic giveaway!

    My favourite trope isn’t exactly the marriage of convenience one, but a close cousin to it? The “you must marry or you’re ruined” trope (done very well in Eileen Dreyer’s Never a Gentleman) because I like watching two people who might’ve not chosen each other as spouses work around their differences and fall in love.

  268. willaful
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 19:24:23

    I think my favorite is when the couple is in love, but the hero needs to marry someone else. Though this really only works in historicals; I can’t imagine a contemporary scenario in which I’d buy it. And of course, he has to NOT actually marry the someone else!

  269. eta_o
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 19:35:31

    Friends to lovers – fav trope ever!

  270. Emily
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 19:37:40

    I love the second-chance trope. Not the “we slept together once” kind, but the, we tried and failed and now as newer better versions of ourselves, we’d like to try again.

  271. Kris
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 19:42:02

    I love the marriage-in-name-only ones, where they end up falling in love anyways. Even better if it includes friends-to-lovers!

  272. Stacy S
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 20:09:47

    I like were the bad boy redeems himself, also friends to lovers.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  273. Jeanne Wilson
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 20:38:16

    Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella are my favorites.

  274. Katie D.
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 20:39:21

    Hmmm…my favorite trope? I think the supposed “good girl” with a dark side, and bonus if she’s a librarian :D

  275. Tasnim
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 20:52:40

    My favorite themes in romance have to be about redemption, forgiveness, and regrets. All that angst and emotion that becomes resolved or is on it’s way to being resolved is my crack.

  276. Kim M
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 21:03:10

    One of my favorite romance themes is having two seemingly non-compatible people that are unable to resist each other.The tension drives me crazy – in a good way – I love it!

  277. Amber E.
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 21:09:02

    I have a couple of favorite themes in romance books. One is friends to lovers and the other is secret babies as along as to many years haven’t passed.

    Thank you for the great giveaway and for the chance to win!

  278. Teresa C
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 21:10:15

    Freiends to lovers, or survival/cabin romances? What would you call a story where it is us against nature?

  279. jubee
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 21:22:45

    Reformed rakes!

  280. peggy h
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 21:36:01

    My favorite is best/good friends to lovers. I find it more believable that the H&H could have an HEA if they already have a well-established friendship.

    What an awesome giveaway!!! Thanks, Jane and Avon!

  281. Stacie Mc
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 21:53:58

    I’ve always been a sucker for books with arranged marriages.

  282. Shannon
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 22:01:19

    I like enemies to lovers. =)

  283. LSUReader
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 22:05:19

    Friends to lovers tops my list of favorites. Thanks for a great giveaway.

  284. Carly M.
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 22:38:36

    Gotta be the brother’s best friend. I’m a sucker every time, especially in regencies.

  285. DeeCee
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 22:45:18

    The friends to lovers and reunion themes. :)

  286. Faye
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 23:35:12

    Lately my favorite trope has been wicked widows / mistresses, or experienced heroines in general. I like that they don’t fit the typical feisty or TSTL molds, and that they have richer personal histories.

    What an amazing giveaway. There are going to be two incredibly happy readers in DA land when this is over.

  287. LaurieD
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 23:47:40

    I love the beauty and the beast trope, and also the bluestocking “ugly” duckling who ends up with a smart savvy sexy man who saw beneath all the “stuff” she hides behind. Good stuff!

  288. Joopdeloop
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 23:50:18

    Drooling for either backlist, nom nom. Favorite trope: unlikely hero (Marcelline, ‘dreadful’ dressmaker; Anna, omega werewolf; Flynn, Fight Club rough trade thug w/ Boston creme center; Clare, Episcopalian priest / helo pilot; Mick, ratcatcher; ST exhighwayman w/ vertigo) with particular partiality for it-was-right-there-under-your-nose-all-along love interest (I feel like Kristine Higgins does this a bit, Alison Richardson’s Countess and her nemesis James, Sarah Mayberry’s Anything for You). I like the transformation of expectations, for me the reader as well as for the hero and love interest.

  289. Telisiane
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 23:58:22

    Fabulous giveaway!
    I love the wicked smart, jaded spy/warrior hero, similar to Dorothy Dunnett’s Lymond, who is saved from himself and his ghosts by his love for the heroine. MJ Putney wrote a great one in Angel Rogue. GG Kay wrote one in the Fionavar Tapestry, and I thought the hero of Ms. Chase’s Your Scandalous Ways was similar.

  290. SaraC
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 00:12:51

    I love a good reconciliation plot line!

  291. Stephanie K.
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 00:20:46

    I love the second chance at love trope.

  292. Melissa B
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 01:10:25

    I actually really love the forced marrigae trope in historicals, whether it’s by family or circumstances ~ but where they actually find themselves falling for oneanother!!

    GREAT contest!!

  293. Ann
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 01:22:42

    I enjoy marriage of convenience stories but without the expiration date.

  294. Ann G
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 01:27:30

    I enjoy reading about marriage of convenience stories…those that turn into love matches.

  295. Sarah_Florida
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 01:45:03

    I have lots of favs but especially the tortured hero (through an injury or disfigurement) including beauty and the beast type.

  296. BB
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 03:22:14

    My fav is what I call ‘love in waiting’. Where the H or h secretly loves while the object of affection moves on with their lives. I love the emotional ride!
    A strong second, is friends into lovers.

  297. Sally
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 03:35:13

    I love books with any of the “marriage” themes: marriage of convenience, arranged marriage, and forced marriage. (not so much troubled marriages though…)

    I’m also quite fond of stepsibling romances.

  298. Carol L
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 03:36:16

    What an amazing giveaway. Two of my favorite Authors. :)
    My favorite would be the friends to lovers and also the tortured hero who fights his feelings for the heroine only to give in in the end.Especially the Regency reads.
    Carol L

  299. Carol L
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 03:37:43

    ooops, forgot email
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  300. Rosario
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 03:46:57

    So many, but my absolute favourite is when the heroine is a lot more experienced than the hero.

  301. Kelsey
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 04:16:21

    I love when the heroine and hero are both in danger, but the heroine isn’t the one being saved all the time.

  302. Kim T.
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 06:56:34

    Friends-to-lovers and marriage of convenience works for me.

  303. Karen H in NC
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 07:08:49

    I love regency spies (male and/or female) and detectives. Shana Galen has a book coming soon called ‘Lord and Lady Spy’ with a clever cover similar to the film ‘Mr & Mrs Smith’. I also enjoy the Sebastian St. Cyr mysteries by C. S. Harris.

  304. Pimpi
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 07:36:09

    Well, I’m a sucker for spy romances, and I can’t resist any “fairy tale” retelling-kind of romance… love them both. And I love Loretta Chase’s books! :)

  305. Diane Cole
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 07:50:31

    Oh! How exciting! So many different possibilities, but my favorite is older, wiser heroines.

  306. Andrea
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 07:59:11

    Enemies to lovers and friends to lovers are my favorite romance tropes!

  307. donna ann
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 08:02:31

    it’s hard to pick a single favorite troupe but if I must choose, I’d say beauty & beast :)

  308. Kathleen Mc
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 08:47:20

    My favorite is the Cinderella trope! I love both of these wonderful authors…

  309. Serena
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 08:53:59

    I love all romance, but I absolutely adore marriages that result due to scandal. They’re so much fun to read!

  310. Jess
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 09:39:54

    My favorite, if I have to pick just 1, is the loner hero and the (usually perky, outgoing) heroine who befriends him.

  311. Maureen
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 10:08:53

    My favorite is the marriage of convenience which, as everyone knows, is an impossibility.

  312. Nancy Fornataro
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 10:20:21

    I love arranged marriage type books and bad boy type historical as well as contemporary! I love pirate stories and books with a tropical setting.

  313. hapax
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 10:42:33

    A terrific contest!

    My very favorite trope is the shy, nerdy, short beta hero who at the climax of the story reveals his inner badass.

    Alas, there are too few stories that fit that description, so I have to write my own.

  314. jcp
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 11:00:24

    marriage of convience stories

  315. Nicole
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 11:00:46

    I love stories with heroines who are just average girls, not great beauties, who land the hunky rakish hero!
    Every average girls dream!

  316. Kathleen
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 12:36:46

    I like a good oppostie attracts story.. She may be a samll town girl and he is the rich city boy and he just can’t stay away from her….Love when love triumps over money..

  317. Lynn
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 12:45:06

    Great giveaway
    My all time favorite trope is Beauty and the Beast/Tortured Hero or Heroine.
    However, I also love Bluestocking/Rake, Disguised Hero or Heroine — a la Scarlet Pimpernel or The Masqueraders, and Road Trip.

  318. Pam S (pams00)
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 13:43:48

    As a big lover of romance novels, it’s hard to pick a favorite… a few I like are the ugly duckling, beauty and the beast, the reformed rake, and the ones where the younger sybling falls for the older’s friend and the friend suddenly see the crushee as an adult.

    pams00 @

  319. Nichole Wallace
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 14:27:11

    I love the trope that involves the hero falling for the girl that doesn’t have everybody else’s idea of beauty (i.e. plus size, tomboy looks, etc.).

  320. Rebecca
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 14:34:17

    I personally like the “male friend falls for heroine but only after she gets an admirer” sort of stories.

  321. Carole
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 15:37:34

    Favorite would be western setting, marriage of convenience

  322. Kalynn
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 16:37:01

    I’m a sucker for friends first romances.

  323. char10
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 16:51:49

    The friends to lovers theme is my favorite.

  324. Elle
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 17:00:53

    I love “mistress tales” in historical romances (ones in which the aristocratic hero sets the heroine up as his mistress and then finds himself falling madly in love with her) or any romance with social class differences between the hero and heroine.

  325. Lisa H.
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 17:39:05

    Opposites attract

  326. Beena Shah
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 17:51:19

    I love the books where the heroine is an ugly duckling and gets the handsome hero :) I also love the uptight heros with the heroines that bring them to their knees.. last I love the hero and heroine that were in love as teens but then were separated some how and come back years later and rekindle their romance.. those always seem to be so intense..

  327. MaryK
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 18:18:06

    Ooooh, I have a thing for bags!

    Loretta Chase is great. I have just about all of her books. I can’t remember if I’ve read Liz Carlyle, though.

    My favorite Romance theme is Marriage of Convenience with Snowed In (Great description!) as a close runner up.

  328. gamistress66
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 18:26:38

    what great bags of books those would be to have :) I emjoy most of the troupes, which i prefer depends on my mood and the author.

  329. Anne MacFarlane
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 18:27:30

    I like the “beauty” and “beast” type story. Maybe a hero who was scarred in the war, both inside and out, as he performed heroic acts?

  330. Sandra Kingsbury
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 19:26:49

    I love the suspense romance theme. Also royalty marrying commoner

  331. mssarahb
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 20:02:43

    What a contest!
    I love a besotted hero and clueless heroine, esp. when he has to madly scheme to get the lady.
    And the bluestocking and the alpha– I like watching him get knocked down and realizing she’s worth it. And the unrepentant rake who repents (somewhat) to win the virtuous woman.

  332. Vanessa
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 20:32:45

    Wonderful giveaway! Thank you for the chance to enter. Have to pick opposites attract as a favorite theme.

  333. Nita
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 20:48:05

    I love “secret crushes/loves”…where the hero and heroine have known each other all their lives. Also, love any story as long as it involves humor!

  334. Joy
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 21:20:02

    I love stories with an “ugly duckling” trope. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  335. Erica L
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 21:52:10

    I really like road romances, especially set in unfamiliar countries. Great giveaway, thanks!

  336. Diana
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 21:56:20

    The unrequited love theme and stories of second chances are my favorites (the rich back story, the angst, and the transformation!). I also love, love, love couples who are opposites. So perfect for each other because they challenge each other and at the same time complement and balance each other. :D

  337. Elizabeth84
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 21:59:41

    I do like the basically upright (not complete rake) hero who badly misjudges the heroine. Having multiple tangles to work through, and then the big mea culpa – oh, he’d better grovel well.

  338. Craven Coward
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 22:07:24

    I didn’t see any titles that were bolded.

    One of the first romance novels I read was “These Old Shades” by Georgette Heyer, and I think it established a lot of the tropes I like: dukes (yes, we have had a LOT of them lately); age/social class differences; ladies in disguise; and of course, men who wear wigs, jewelry, and makeup (there’s just not enough of those books around!).

    But a good book is a good book regardless of the trope. For example, I can’t stand time travel romances, and I’m completely sated on Scottish romances, but I absolutely love “Son of the Morning” by Linda Howard.

  339. Sharon P
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 22:14:32

    I love the bad boy, good girl love stories.

  340. Andi
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 22:43:10

    I love a plain jane, unrequited love, and the hero in love with someone else, especially if the one he is in love with is a witch spelled with a b.

  341. Mindy Starnes
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 22:54:47

    My favorite kind of theme is wear the heroine has loved the hero for ever and he never really notices her until later on down the road. LOVE IT

  342. Laura T
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 22:59:17

    I would have a tough tough time choosing just one favorite. I really like Beauty and Beast or Mail-order Bride but my very favorite is probably Lovers Separated and then Reunited.

    What a fun contest/giveaway! Please enter my name in the drawing. I would just be delighted to win such an awesome set of books from favorite authors.



  343. Maria B
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 23:06:11

    I love a bluestocking/wallflower best, maybe because it takes a alpha male to truely appreciate them. And pretty much anything that can make me laugh and cry in the same book.

  344. Bella F.
    Aug 17, 2011 @ 00:32:05

    I like the “beauty and the beast” stories, especially when the girl is bookish like in the Disney cartoon:)

  345. ashirah
    Aug 17, 2011 @ 03:24:20

    love a combination of “friends to lovers” and “ugly duckling” (classic example is julia quinn’s “omancing mr bridgerton”. i also love marriage of convenience/estranged spouses. a combination of all of those tropes would have me swooning, as does this giveaway!!

  346. Liz
    Aug 17, 2011 @ 03:32:25

    I love a good enemy story or a bluestocking/rogue story and if you combine the two, I’m in heaven. :)

  347. Ivy
    Aug 17, 2011 @ 09:27:38

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    I can’t choose just one…I like marriage in trouble, reunited lovers, bluestockings & rakes, friends to lovers. Honestly, if all depends on my mood @ the time. I love romances, period.

  348. ljacks
    Aug 17, 2011 @ 12:58:24

    This is an incredible giveaway!

    I like so many… I would have to say my favorites are friends to lovers and reformed rakes.

  349. GirlyNerd
    Aug 17, 2011 @ 14:55:05

    My favorite formula is when the unusual/ old maid/ bluestocking / girl from the wrong side of the tracks, gets the earl/ duke/ marquess/ lord/ rich guy.

  350. Susan Omine
    Aug 17, 2011 @ 16:26:45

    I love Loretta Chase! Oh please please please!
    My favorite (Historical) romance trope involves Hero’s that are working class and aristocratic heroines. OR, hero’s that are disfigured or disabled. Can’t get enough of those.

  351. Julie VJ
    Aug 17, 2011 @ 17:06:17

    I love a good friends to lovers story. A Secret Love by Stephanie Laurens is still one of my favorites.

  352. Angie G
    Aug 17, 2011 @ 19:47:09

    What an awesome prize! Good luck to everyone.

    I love it when a bad boy is redeemed. A good example is Lisa Kleypas’s Sebastian in Devil in Winter. I’d never have thought she could make me like him after his WTF decisions in It Happened One Autumn, but she DID! I love those books!

  353. CynF
    Aug 17, 2011 @ 20:50:36

    I’m a big fan of the shared-history story, regardless of whether it is friends-to-lovers or reunited lovers or whatever. So much more interesting to see the backstory unfold rather than try to believe in the lust-at-first-sight-equals-HEA story! Of course Loretta Chase could write any theme and it would be a wonderful read–heck, she could scribble something on a cocktail napkin and I’d read it!

  354. Chelsea B.
    Aug 17, 2011 @ 21:50:10

    Beauty and the Beast is my favorite theme! Loretta Chase and Liz Carlyle– you are both fabulous!! :-)

  355. sara
    Aug 18, 2011 @ 03:10:21

    Lord of scoundrels was my first Loretta chase book. It was awesome

  356. Andrea Mullen
    Aug 18, 2011 @ 07:55:18

    I love a story about a marriage of convenience or arranged marriage, when both the hero and the heroine consider each other enemies, or just don’t know each other well. Throughout the story they continue to misunderstand and learn about each other. I also love a good Ugly Duckling or Cinderella story!

  357. Andrea Mullen
    Aug 18, 2011 @ 07:55:18

    I love a story about a marriage of convenience or arranged marriage, when both the hero and the heroine consider each other enemies, or just don’t know each other well. Throughout the story they continue to misunderstand and learn about each other. I also love a good Ugly Duckling or Cinderella story!

  358. larissa
    Aug 18, 2011 @ 10:06:00

    favorite trope? arranged marriages that turn into love matches.

  359. Audie
    Aug 18, 2011 @ 11:25:28

    I think Road Romances – I love adventure and romance combined!

  360. Amber
    Aug 18, 2011 @ 11:50:43

    I love friends to lovers romances. There’s something wonderful about watching two friends discover something “more.” And something believable about two people falling in love (and staying in love) over the course of a novel when they have a history to build upon.

  361. Sara R.
    Aug 18, 2011 @ 15:25:31

    A good author can make any trope worth reading, so I can’t pick just one! I hope I can still enter the giveaway!

  362. Dee F.
    Aug 18, 2011 @ 18:05:39

    If the blurb mentions “marriage of convenience”, I am already hooked; second fav would be imperfect heroines/heroes who change how they think of themselves (not necessarily how they look) and find their HEA. But I also love to find couples who strike sparks off of each other when they talk (Chase is great for those) and then there are….I see I have a problem here; obviously I am enchanted by more than just one kind of trope. Anyway, I would be thrilled to win either of these prizes; both authors have been on my favorites list for years.

  363. Amy H.
    Aug 18, 2011 @ 21:44:08

    I love them all. Lately reunion stories have hit well with me.

    Fantastic contest! Thanks!

  364. Van N.
    Aug 18, 2011 @ 21:53:44

    I adore “redemption” stories. Rakes make the best husbands, indeed:)

  365. Sandy Marlow
    Aug 19, 2011 @ 03:25:17

    Any type of tortured hero works for me, emotionally and/or physically.

  366. Jin
    Aug 19, 2011 @ 03:55:21

    My favorite is trope definitely has to be reunion romances. Love all that history in the relationship!

    PS. Pls let me win this! I love both these authors and can’t wait to get my hands on their backlist!

  367. Palan
    Aug 19, 2011 @ 04:39:13

    It’s so hard to chose a favorite…I’d have to go with friends-to-lover!

  368. Krissy
    Aug 19, 2011 @ 06:33:42

    I always enjoy a lovers reunited story…

  369. Elizabeth Courtney
    Aug 19, 2011 @ 06:44:05

    I love stories where the H and h are all wrong for each other but in reality they are the perfect match.

  370. Ginni
    Aug 19, 2011 @ 07:35:20

    I love strong, intelligent women who completely addle the men!

  371. Muneera N.
    Aug 19, 2011 @ 08:03:30

    I love the “friends to lovers trope”. Like Amber said above, it’s more believable to me that people with history finally see each other and can stay together after the initial “I love you’s” have been said.

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  372. Laura
    Aug 19, 2011 @ 10:19:07

    My favorite trope would have to be the bluestocking heroine with a truely smitten hero!

    Aug 19, 2011 @ 11:47:20

    Hope I’m not too late!

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