I haven't read a true "romance" novel in a while. My boss brought me one to read: Knight of Darkness by Kinley MacGregor. It took me a while to get into but wasn't bad. I do have to say that i have read better Harry Potter fan fiction. I believe it is part of a series and is not the first as it definitely has the feeling when you start it that you've missed something.
Also read The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers. It was for one of my yahoo groups and i didn't particularly like it. It was another one from multiple points of view. Also another where some of the "twists" are pretty visible far out. I did at least like the main character. One thing i thought was weird was the jacket copy for the volume i had. I got it from the library here so it is an older copy. The jacket copy just goes on and on about what an outstanding book this is, how it is "a lasting achievement in American Literature" and other hyperbole. that type of thing just primes me to NOT like a book. if i had just been browsing and read that i would not have checked it out.