These lists were made before I started reading a lot of gay romance. So time for an update!
It occurred to me that I could publish my favorite picks of the different genres of romance. It would be too hard to pick just my top 10 books. Note that there are some books that cross over the genres (i.e. are both vampire and werewolf). I chose to pick one or the other rather than put them on both lists. Also, there might be a mix of “erotica” within each of the categories. I could not determine sometimes what would be considered “erotica” and say “Shape-Shifter”. So just beware that the content might vary within my top-ten.