Looking back at the first half of the year, a few things stand out for me: The small-town romance is still going strong, like a brawny contractor determined to get the job done right. Billionaires and dukes remain on top (but don't mind being on the bottom either). Sports-focused romances continue to have a strong grip on readers' hearts. An increasing number of romances are using only first-person point-of-view from the heroine's side, mainly in the bit-older-than-New-Adult subgenre. And I'm seeing beards...lots more beards.
Below are ten of my picks for the best romances of of 2016 so far. I hope you find something you love!
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