41. To Catch a Bride by Anne Gracie. Rafe goes on the hunt to find a grand daughter of a friend, and is she who he thinks she is? One of my favourite tropes in historical romances where the heroine dresses as a boy. Favourite scene: Alisha taking care of Rafe when he has a fever.
42. Crossed Wires by Rosy Thornton. This is very British but I love the method of the putting the two people together. Peter and Mina meet through a insurance claim over the phone and the two soon become more. Favourite scene: where Mina explains her roast dinner.
43. An Offer from a Gentleman by Julia Quinn. It's honestly a tie with this book and Penelope's and I love that she starts each chapter with an except from Whistledown. Sophie meets Benedict while in costume. They soon meet again, but will he remember the woman in the masquerade now she is a servant? Favourite scene: Sophie and Benedict in the prison.
44. Gargoyles and Port by Mary Selby. This would be super hard to get hold of outside the UK and the romance between the main characters isn't the whole of the book. Still it's perfect to me. It's also hard for me to give this book justice what with a missing deed, choirs, teddy bear shops. I'd say go with it, and if the tone grabs you, you won't be disappointed. Favourite scene: Where Serena reunites with Will at the very end.
45. Duchess by night by Eloisa James. Harriet decides to give being a man a try at the house of Lord Strange. How long will her disguise fall him? Favourite book with a woman dressed as a boy. Such a good book. Favourite scene: Where they first fence. So good.
46. Night Watch by Suzanne Brockmann. Britney and Wes are stuck together and it get's hard when Britney knows he is in love with someone else. Another trope that I like in romance where one person starts off being unrequited but falls for someone else. Favourite scene: the one in the fog on the beach, it made me cry and laugh.
47. The Ex-Wife's Survival Guide by Debby Holt. Sarah's husband decides to leave her for a much younger woman. Sarah then goes on a journey of being in the play Rebecca. This is also super British but for me the humour is what makes it a fantastic book. Favourite scene: Sarah, Martin and his brother eating sausages.
48. True by Erin McCarthy. This is one of the first New Adult novels I read so it holds a little nostalgia for me. Rory finds herself involved with a bad boy, with a bet involved. I'm not a fan of secrets but when done well and there being a reason it pulls it off. Bet Me is one of my all time favourite novels and that deals with it beautifully. Favourite scene: Rory and all of her friends going snow sledding.
49. Smiley by Laurann Dohner. I am not a big paranormal reader but I do really like Dohner. Varnie gets drugged accidently but it leads her to a New Species who is ready to fight for her. Favourite scene: them shopping together in the mall.
50. Crashed Out by Tessa Bailey. It is hard to pick a favourite with that author for me. I love how she writes sex and this one is really good. Favourite scene: the first time they have sex.
51. Hotter than Ever by Elle Kennedy. One of the best threesome romances that I've read. It helps that everyone is super hot. Favourite scene: Adam finally admitting that he loves Dylan.
52. Cowgirls Don't Cry by Lorelei James. I am a sucker for James's cowboy erotica and I picked my favourite couple. Favourite scene: At the very end them being a couple.
53. Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry. I love Echo and Noah as a couple. This is another New Adult that I was first introduced to and it made me realise how well done the genre can be. Favourite scene: them playing pool together.
54. Thank You Mrs. M by Kate Rothwell. A retelling of Daddy Long Legs with the genders swapped. It really made me happy. Favourite scene: where he explains all the things that he likes about her.
55. Roping the Wind by Kate Pearce. Erotica is hard to do well. This does it well. Favourite scene: where the heroine talks about her past relationships, and she is not ashamed and nor will she allow him to make her feel bad either.
56. Up Close and Dangerous by Linda Howard. I was really into Howard as a teenager and it's a close call between this and Prey but I loved the survival process in this book. Favourite scene: Bailey and Cam first sleeping together in their make shift shelter.
57. Be My Baby by Susan Andersen. Beauregard it turns out really does need to guard Juliet as accidents become more and more threatening. Favourite scene: Them fighting over their first kiss. It sizzles that scene.
58. Living Dangerously by Katie Fforde. Polly yearns to become a professional Potter and David keeps showing up in her life can she give him a chance? Favourite scene: Polly's awful dinner party. It just makes me laugh way too hard.
59. Head Over Heels by Jill Mansell. I wanted to include a Mansell on a romance list, and she writes about a lot of characters. This is the one that I like the most. I tend to actually like the romance subplots more. Favourite scene: the couple in the park and that first kiss.
60. Hubble Bubble by Christina Jones. Sometimes I like a romance that is sweet and with a little magic in it. I like that this happens to have an older woman and a younger man. Favourite scene: their first kiss.
61. Chloe by Freya North. When her godmother dies it sends Chloe on a trip around the UK. Who wouldn't love a book about their own name? Not me. Favourite scene: Chloe sniffing the pots, both times.
62. Mistress of the Groom by Susan Napier. My first ever introduction into romance was Mills and Boon. This is one of those books that I still love. Jane and Rafe were enemies and now they seem to be lovers, will it last? Favourite scene: Jane coping in the house with Rafe as company.
63. Fall With Me by Jennifer L Armentraut. This is New Adult and deals with some pretty intense themes. I think it is my favourite of that series. Favourite scene: The heroine explaining to her parents that she has a stalker, it still makes me laugh.
64. Blue Eyed Devil by Lisa Kleypas. This also deals with some intense stuff but for the couple at the centre of this book is worth it. Favourite scene: the first time they have sex. So good.
65. Beautiful Stranger by Ruth Wind. Marissa and Red Dog sigh. I just love the couple. Favourite scene: when they go out to dinner at the Mexican restaurant.
66. The Ugly Duchess by Eloisa James. James did a series of books rewriting fairy tales. I really like the whole series but this book I thought did such a great job of overturning expectations. Favourite scene: James coming back after being presumed dead.
67. The Good Debutante's Guide to Ruin by Sophie James. I really like historicals and this one was a new one to me and made me happy. Favourite scene: The heroine getting out of the tree with her hero's help.
68. Carolina Moon by Nora Roberts. I also have another favourite trope which is novels involving mind reading. I just really like this book. Deals with intense stuff too. Favourite scene: The couple setting up her bed.
69. Midnight Run by Lisa Marie Rice. A very sexy book and it shows poetry can be sexy too. Favourite scene: them fucking while reciting poetry. It's a hot scene.
70. Dr. Devastating by Christine Rimmer. What I thought was great about this book is that it goes through the female fantasy and a lot of them. Favourite scene: Acting out one of her fantasies.
71. Sense and Sensibility by Joanna Trollope. I wanted to include a book that updates a classic. It's really hard to do well, but this pulls it off beautifully. Favourite scene: Ellie and Marianne in that bathroom.
72. Bachelor Boys by Kate Saunders. Again this is hard to find even in the UK. Worth it for how deftly Saunders writes it. Favourite scene: Rufa on the train trying to understand the shambles her life has become.
73. Deep by Kylie Scott. I am very tempted to put her whole series on here, but I still love Lizzie and Ben more. This has pregnancy in it, a trope that I am not overly keen on, but Scott makes it work for me. Favourite scene: them in the bathtub.
74. Forever and a Day by Jill Shalvis. Grace find that she can hold down a nanny job with an over worked doctor, he seems to be a hunk too. I love the couple in this book, particularly Grace. Favourite scene: the mix up with her phone, makes me giggle.
75. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. You can never go wrong with a classic. My favourite scene has always been the confrontation between her and Lady Catherine. It is so good in every version that I have seen.
76. Singled Out by Trisha Ashley. I think this is the one that I re-read the most often of her work. It is in many ways a dark book, and that is on both sides of hero and heroine. Favourite scene: The heroine reading the hero's book.
77. Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer. Enough said. Favourite scene: Agnes and Shane waking up on the day of the wedding.
78. Too Much Temptation by Lori Foster. Another book I read when I was young. It holds up and is very sex heavy. Favourite scene: Grace translating for Enirico.
79. His Secretary Undone by Melanie Marchande. Secretaries and their bosses seem to be the longest trope of all. This is done with so many twists. It is definitely erotica but the couple captured me. Favourite scene: how he gets the ring. It makes me smile every time.
80. Three Fates by Nora Roberts. I love the three relationships in this book. It also is about stealing and mystery, I am sold! Favourite scene: Carrie changing in on Tia naked. Still makes me smile.
Remind me never to make another list. I am all listed out!