What are the best Avon romance books?

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    #1The Duke and I (Bridgerton)

    The Duke and I (Bridgerton)

    The Duke and I is a historical romance novel by Julia Quinn. Set in England during the Regency era, it tells the story of Simon Bassett and his pretend courtship with Daphne Bridgerton. It is the first book in the Bridgerton series.

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    Rishika Dasgupta
    Written on March 27, 2018
    "I mean, it's a romance novel and it's set in the regency era, so it plays out pretty much exactly the way you'd expect. While it's not groundbreaking by any means, it hits all the main tentpole features you'd expect from this kind of a book, so it plays to its genre well."
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    #2Just Like Heaven (Smythe-Smith Quarter)

    Just Like Heaven (Smythe-Smith Quarter)
    Just Like Heaven is a historical romance novel by Julia Quinn. It tells the story of Marcus Holroyd as he starts to see Honoria as more than just his best friend's little sister. It is the first book in the Smythe-Smith quartet.
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    Louis Hawkins
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "If you're into Avon romance books, you might be interested in Just Like Heaven (Smythe-Smith Quarter). The book centers around Marcus Holroyd who becomes romantically interested in his best friend's little sister. The first in the series, it's quite interesting and eye-opening."
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    #3Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake (Love By Numbers)

    Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake (Love By Numbers)

    Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake is a historical romance novel by Sarah MacLean. It tells the story of Callie, a spinster, who manages to catch a marquess by being who she is. It is the first book in the Love By Numbers series.


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    Lawrence Lawrence
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "My wife loves romance books. and I needed to get her a birthday gift. Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake (Love By Numbers) got great reviews. My wife really liked this book. She said it was one of the best books I had given her. Score."
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    #4The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever (Bevelstoke)

    The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever (Bevelstoke)

    The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever is a historical romance novel by Julia Quinn. It tells the story of Miranda Cheever, who swore to herself as a child to never let love pass her by. It is the first book in the Bevelstoke series.

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    Nicolás Alonso
    Written on March 29, 2018
    "The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever is a romance book that attracts young readers. Those who are interested in romance books, especially from Julia Quinn, will absolutely love this book. It's well worth a read and well-written."
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    #5Ten Things I Love About You (Bevelstoke Series)

    Ten Things I Love About You (Bevelstoke Series)

    Ten Things I Love About You is a historical romance novel by Julia Quinn. It tells the story of Annabel Winslow, who is being courted by the elderly Lord Newbury to prevent his nephew, Sebastian Grey, from inheriting the earldom.

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    Terry Reyes
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "The story to this book isn't very unique, but it's told in a good way. I wouldn't reread it, but it was enjoyable as a one time read. The characters are likable and witty."
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    #6The Lost Duke of Wyndham (Two Dukes of Wyndham)

    The Lost Duke of Wyndham (Two Dukes of Wyndham)

    The Lost Duke of Wyndham is a historical romance novel by Julia Quinn that tells the story of Grace Eversleigh, who helps her mistress locate her long-lost grandson, Jack Audley.  It is the first book in the Two Dukes of Wyndham series.


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    Betty Butler
    Written on March 28, 2018
    "Interesting story about finding a missing relative. Political mischief is involved."
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    #7How to Marry a Marquis (Agents of the Crown)

    How to Marry a Marquis (Agents of the Crown)

    How to Marry a Marquis is a historical romance novel by Julia Quinn. It tells the story of Elizabeth Hotchkiss, who needs to marry a wealthy man to provide for her family. It is the second book in the Agents of the Crown series.

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    Larry Kelly
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "I was glued to this novel over the weekend. The story line was very interesting. "
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    #8Dancing at Midnight (Splendid Trilogy)

    Dancing at Midnight (Splendid Trilogy)

    Dancing at Midnight is a Regency romance novel by Julia Quinn. It tells the story of Arabella, who meets and falls in love with Lord John Blackwood, a war veteran who turned into a recluse. It is the second book in the Splendid trilogy.

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    Justin Hayes
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "fits topic with okay reviews"
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    #9To Sir Phillip, With Love (Bridgerton)

    To Sir Phillip, With Love (Bridgerton)

    To Sir Phillip, With Love is a historical romance novel by Julia Quinn. Set in the Regency era, it tells the story of Eloise Bridgerton as she sets off to marry a man she's never met. It is the fifth book in the Bridgerton series.

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    Rachel Stanley
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "Julia Quinn does it again with her brilliant development of characters in her stories! Eloise makes me laugh and smile throughout this novel, and I imagine we would be BFFs if we ever met. This novel stole my heart as much as Sir Phillip stole Eloise's!"
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    #10What Happens in London (Bevelstoke)

    What Happens in London (Bevelstoke)

    What Happens in London is a historical romance novel written by bestselling author Julia Quinn. It tells the story of Olivia, as she spies on her neighbor who allegedly killed his fiancée. It is the second book in the Bevelstoke series.

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    Jerry Wong
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "I love avon books, and I love avon romance books! But somehow together these happened to turn out into a huge flop. Like absolute horrid I don't even know where it went wrong."
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    #11It's In His Kiss (Bridgerton Series)

    It's In His Kiss (Bridgerton Series)

    It's In His Kiss is the seventh book in the Bridgerton series by Julia Quinn. It tells the story of the youngest of the Bridgertons, Hyacinth, as romance blooms between her and Gareth St. Clair while the two of them engage in witty banter.

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    Lisa Rivera
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "I was a fan of this series but I did not like this book. It didn't follow the storyline that well and it seemed to jump and skip between plots and actions."
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    #12Romancing Mister Bridgerton

    Romancing Mister Bridgerton

    Romancing Mister Bridgerton is a historical romance fiction novel written by Julia Quinn. This is the fourth book in the Bridgertons series. This was originally published in 2002.

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    Lawrence Banks
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "I usually don't read period piece romance novels but I was in the mood for something different than my usual fair. I found Penelope to be intriguing and the story was interesting enough to hold my attention throughout. Overall, I can recommend this book for people who want a period piece with some romance."
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    #13The Viscount Who Loved Me (Bridgerton Series)

    The Viscount Who Loved Me (Bridgerton Series)

    Anthony Bridgerton has finally decided to marry, but the woman who wants her to be his bride is none but his own sister, Kate Sheffield. She is reluctant to do so, but everything changes when his lips touch hers. 

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    Juan Hayes
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "This is exactly what I am looking for. This is a very traditional romance novel by Avon books and looks to be well reviewed. This is likely similar to most other romance stories, but will fit my needs here very well."
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    #14Fairytale of New York

    Fairytale of New York

    Fairytale of New York is a romance fiction book written by Miranda Dickinson. This chick lit novel is first published in 2009 by Avon and Harper Collins. 

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    Tyler Ross
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Bought Fairytale of New York for my wife since she's an Avon books fan. The book is just as good as the rest of them in the series, and my wife seemed to like it a lot."
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    #15Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke's Heart (Love By Numbers)

    Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke's Heart (Love By Numbers)

    Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke's Heart is a historical romance fiction and the third book in Love By Numbers series written by Sarah MacLean. It is published in 2011 by Avon. 


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    Annie Cai
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke's Heart by Sarah MacLean is book three in the Love By Numbers series. I love historical romance fiction and the characters are richly developed and I found it easy to root for their unlikely romance. If you're looking for an escape for a bit, this is a great read that will hold your attention."
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    #16Signs of Attraction

    Signs of Attraction

    Signs of Attraction is a standalone contemporary romance novel written by Laura Brown which centers on the relationship of Carli and Reed that is about self-acceptance and letting go of the past.

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    Howard Hunter
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "This book was amazing! The chemistry created between characters completely held my attention. I found myself wanting to learn more and more about how the characters would turn out as the story continued."
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    #17The Elusive Flame (Birmingham)

    The Elusive Flame is a historical romance fiction and third book in Birmingham series written by Kathleen Woodiwiss. It is published in 1998. 

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    Robert Fernandez
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "I've read my fair share romance novels, so I consider myself knowledgeable about the genre. The Birmingham Series' The Elusive Flame was the latest Avon romance book I read and I hate to say it, but it wasn't very good. The writing has gone downhill since the beginning of the series and the characters are very flat. "
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    #18To Love a Dark Lord

    To Love a Dark Lord

    To Love a Dark Lord is a historical romance fiction novel written by Anne Stuart. It is first published in 1994 by Avon Books. 

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    Carlos Zúñiga
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "To Love a Dark Lord is a rewrite of an old Georgette Heyer novel, These Old Shades. Both stories concern a dark, cynical and debauched nobleman who befriends a red-haired commoner on a whim, and then uses the red-haired waif to exact revenge upon an old enemy. In fact, the cause of the revenge is the same in both stories: both heroes, in their youth, tried to court the sister of the now-enemy and was rebuffed. In Heyer's book, the anti-hero is an Englishman living in France, while Stuart's book concerns an Irishman living in London, but the sense of being an outsider is very similar. That having been said, Stuart does a good update of the tale, describing the heartless, soulless condition of the hero at the beginning, and his gradual growth and change into a proper hero, in love with the lady he befriends. It was a good, if not original, story, well-written, with a likeable, spunky heroine and a complicated, complex antihero. If you liked Georgette Heyer's books, or Stuart's prior historical novels, then you'll probably like this one as well (although it is a bit dark for a proper romance novel - all is not roses for the heroine). All told, not a great book, but a good one"
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    #19It Had to Be You (Chicago Stars)

    It Had to Be You (Chicago Stars)

    It Had to Be You is contemporary sports romance novel written by well-known romance novelist, Susan Elizabeth Phillips. It was first published in 1994 by Avon, and it is the first book in the Chicago Stars series.

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    Zachary Day
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Phoebe Summerville is the new owner of the Chicago Stars football team in this sports romance novel written by Susan Elizabeth Phillips. This book is a part of a series of books that are sexy and heartwarming at the same time. Makes a great beach read."
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    #20It Started with a Kiss

    It Started with a Kiss

    It Started with a Kiss is a contemporary romance fiction book written by Miranda Dickinson. This chick lit novel is first published in 2011 by Avon. 

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    Adrián Franco
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "a touching story that involves the romance of a woman waiting for her blue prince on the eve of the most moving and romantic time of the year that is the eve of Christmas, you will be moved by the circumstances that the new couple in question must face and how Compatibility can be achieved through a kiss"
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    #21Nothing But Trouble (Chinooks Hockey Team)

    Nothing But Trouble (Chinooks Hockey Team)

    Nothing But Trouble is a contemporary romance fiction and the fifth book in Chinooks Hockey Team series written by Rachel Gibson. It is first published in 2010 by Avon. 

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    Debra Fernandez
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "This is a great book for light reading! Of course find the other books in the series to get caught up, but this book tells an interesting story that keeps you guessing. "
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