About

Bracket but make it romance.

Readers will submit nominations for the top 64 romance novels from 2021. The books with the most nominations will advance to the first round.

Books will then be paired up to be voted on. Winners from each round will advance to the next round to compete again. The book that gets the most votes will be declared the champion.

Books must meet the requirements of romance genre- Love story is central to the plot and story must end with an optimistic ending, HEA (happily ever after) or HFN (happy for now). All sub-genres, heat levels, and pairings welcome as long as the story meets the genre conventions. Books must have been published from January 1, 2021- December 31, 2021. All forms of publication are welcome- traditionally published, small press, self-published.

There is no place for hate in this bracket. There can be no HEA for characters who participate in any forms of discrimination. Administrator will review entries to the best of their ability. Administrator reserves the right to disqualify any book at any time.

Rules and Schedule

February 19- February 28, 2022.

Submit nominations. No limit on the number of books you can nominate, however only nominate a specific book once. Nominations must meet rules set forth on the nomination page.  

Adult Romance = central love story AND optimistic ending (happy ever after or happy for now). 

Must have been published in 2021

Any sub-genre as long as it meets the above criteria

Self pubbed, indie pubbed, traditional pubbed are eligible

**There can be no HEA for characters who participate in any forms of discrimination. Save us all the trouble and don’t nominate them.**

Nominations will be collected and reviewed for seeding. Goal is to move the top 64 to the bracket. 

Administrator reserves the right to create smaller brackets as needed if there are too many or not enough entries.

March 6-9, 2022

Predictions, ie, build your bracket! Guess what books you think will advance to the next round. You only get one chance to pick your favorites. Once the predictions phase closes you can not change your picks. You have to give your email address in order to play. 

March 10-13, 2022

Round 1 Voting-

Each person will be allowed 1 vote, per game, per round. 

March 17-20, 2022

Quarter Finals Voting

March 22-24, 2022

Semi Finals Voting

March 26 & 27

Finals Voting

March 29-31

Final 4

April 2 & 3 Championship

April 4

A winner will be declared