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Sarah Frantz, Best of 2010 List

No order. If I had to give my favorite of the list…I don’t think I could. All these books are brilliant. Although No Souvenirs and Resistance would probably top my list.

Sarah F. is a literary critic, a college professor, and an avid reader of romance -- and is thrilled that these are no longer mutually exclusive. Her academic specialization is Romantic-era British women novelists, especially Jane Austen, but she is contributing to the exciting re-visioning of academic criticism of popular romance fiction. Sarah is a contributor to the academic blog about romance, Teach Me Tonight, the winner of the 2008-2009 RWA Academic Research Grant, and the founder and President of the International Association of the Study of Popular Romance (IASPR). Sarah mainly reviews BDSM romance and gay male romance and hopes to be able to beat her TBR pile into submission when she has time to think. Sarah teaches at Fayetteville State University, NC.


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  3. jayhjay
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 13:53:12

    Wow, I have read 8 out of 10 of these! (of course, many on your previous recommendations) Just ordered Not Knowing Jack, I am so excited about that one.

    Of these my favorites were Strawberries for Dessert (loved that whole series), Special Delivery, and Resistance.

  4. orannia
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 16:44:06

    Fantastic list Sarah. I’ve only read one book on the list *blushes* – All or Nothing, which I adored. (I’m a huge James Buchanan fan now and can’t wait for the Hard Fall sequels.)

    I have Force of Law on my iPhone and hope to read it over the Christmas-New Year period; Special Delivery I’m planning to start reading tonight :)

  5. Merrian
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 16:50:20

    I have read five of these, so now I know my top ten is a mixture of yours and Shuzluva’s lists. I love my urban fantasy! Thinking about this I am really going back to the discussion on author’s voice from a couple of months ago. For me there are some authors who have something to tell me that I want to listen too and that is why it intrigues me that you have doubles of some authors on this list.

    Also I finished ‘Not knowing Jack’ last night and loved it and would have it in my top 10. I agree with one of the commenters on the review that he thought of himself more than the kids. The ending leaves me worrying that Jack still has a lot of work to do on opening up. Jack’s bad communication habits which are also about control are a lifetimes default setting. I still wasn’t sure that he was working with Tony there at the end.

  6. jayhjay
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 18:00:15

    @orannia: Oh, Hard Fall sequels! Tell me more! I loved that book!

  7. Leevan Banzuelo
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 23:23:29

    Nice! I’m going to check out all of these recommendations. Thanks and more power to you! Good luck. I love your posts.

  8. orannia
    Dec 12, 2010 @ 16:24:15


    @jayhjay – Apologies for the late reply! I read somewhere that James Buchanan is currently working on not one but two</i. Hard Fall sequels. I think the first is entitled Requiem for Leather, but don't quote me on that (as my memory is shocking ATM :) There is an excerpt from it online….somewhere. Will check tonight and if it is OK with DA post the link.

  9. Sarah Frantz
    Dec 12, 2010 @ 16:29:14

    @orannia: Sure! Go right ahead. :) (Although I think that’s now going to be the second sequel (third in series, but that might be insider info :).

  10. orannia
    Dec 12, 2010 @ 18:14:17

    Thank you Sarah! Will do. Ahhh – I didn’t know that (about Requiem for Leather being the third in the series).

    A lovely Santa gave me The Good Thief for Christmas, so I will be able to continue my James Buchanan gloom :)

    And *blushes* my formatting in my previous comment is shockingly atrocious!

  11. orannia
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 02:05:56

    Here is the link to an excerpt from an upcoming sequel to Hard Fall (Note: (it’s not work safe):

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