Best Of 2017

BEST LOCAL ROMANCE WRITER: Wendy Wax

BEST LOCAL ROMANCE WRITER

I read romance novels and am not ashamed. Locally, Wendy Wax writes the kind I love to read: well-written (duh), Florida-focused, and intelligent. There’s no “swooning over his manhood” sentences in her books, and she combines strong women with local flavor and a bit of wit in each one. I suggest you start with Ten Beach Road. —Cathy Salustri