published 2015, avg rating 3.93 — 2,946 ratings — 1,377 ratings — 3,844 ratings — Books where the hero hurts and causes the heroine to suffer (emotionally) Request I’m something of a masochist when it comes to romance novels and while I like many happy, lighter romances, I really love the ones that pull on my heartstrings and make me cry from all the pain and suffering the heroine endures thanks to the hero. published 1984, avg rating 3.27 — And boy, this book is no joke. 2,199 ratings — published, avg rating 3.81 — published 2014, avg rating 4.01 — My lists are never in any particular order. 1,212 ratings — 122 ratings — 14,889 ratings — published 2010, avg rating 4.12 — 1,821 ratings — Those are the heroes/heroines that I root for and enjoy reading about. They might be blind, have horrible scars, have a disease,or even just have very bad knees. 1,449 ratings — published 1996, avg rating 3.92 — published 2014, avg rating 3.43 — 10 MAIN HERO: Kei Takishima (Special A) Special A is a romantic comedy that has Hikari Hanazono always try and best Kei Takishima, all because she was defeated by him in a pro-wrestling match when they were six-years-old. 1. 232 ratings — Romance novels paint an ideal picture of romance that may given women the wrong idea about true relationships. Part of what makes romance novels such a sensitive social barometer is that they are acutely responsive to demand. 2,044 ratings — published 2000, avg rating 4.04 — Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #3), Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night (Immortals After Dark, #3), Dreaming of You (The Gamblers of Craven's, #2), Lover Avenged (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #7), Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1), Call Me Irresistible (Wynette, Texas, #5), The Admiral's Bride (Tall, Dark & Dangerous, #7), How to Drive a Dragon Crazy (Dragon Kin, #6), When Beauty Tamed the Beast (Fairy Tales, #2), The Truth About Lord Stoneville (Hellions of Halstead Hall, #1), Lover Reborn (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #10), Nobody's Baby But Mine (Chicago Stars, #3), The Professional: Part 1 (The Game Maker, #1a), The Spaniard's Marriage Bargain (The Marriage Bargain, #1), The Greek's Christmas Baby (Kouros Brothers Duo, #2; Greek Tycoons, #3), Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1), Talking Dirty With the Boss (Talking Dirty, #3), Fiancé by Friday (The Weekday Brides, #3), A Perfect Storm (Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor, #4), Beautiful Redemption (The Maddox Brothers, #2), Primal Pleasure (Pendragon Gargoyles, #4), The Perfect Stranger (The Merridew Sisters, #3), Bound by Duty (Born in Blood Mafia Chronicles, #2), The Rogue Hunter (Argeneau #10; Rogue Hunter #1), Goodreads Members Suggest: Favorite Winter Reads. 188 ratings — published 2014, avg rating 4.12 — published 2015, avg rating 3.59 — Coastal Properties Group International. Through her own and the hero’s eyes, the reader watches and judges the heroine . And if you read as many romance novels as I do, you soon realize that in many of those novels, the hero treats the heroine badly throughout ninety percent of the book, then he realizes he loves the heroine, and she forgives them. 734 ratings — It seems more challenging when the hero and heroine don't instantly fall for each other at the same time. I know many a reader loves a Tortured Hero by a Tortured Herione makes for a great plot too, These heroines have a lot of psychological scars by they are worth every moment. @Lizzy: I have an imaginary romance novel (surely I’m not the only one who has imaginary romance novels? Books where the broody Hero rejects Heroine/sends her away/leaves her because REASONS then they reconnect years later. published 2001, avg rating 3.56 — 582 ratings — I’ve been reading romance for decades. Saying that, there are lots of heroines in romance who also hit their heroes, and a lot of people accept that or don’t even think it’s wrong. published 2002, avg rating 3.90 — One of the first books I read was The Wolf and the Dove by Kathleen Woodiwiss. @Eva / TXBookjunkie Talking about Catherine Coulter, I’m pretty sure I can remember a book where the hero repeatedly rapes the heroine and I think later on, the heroine is gang raped. it was a historical romance, set during settlers time. Started by Gwennie Bookstore Cafe. 670 ratings — published 2015, avg rating 4.03 — published 2014, avg rating 4.05 — published 2014, avg rating 3.92 — Enjoy! 795 ratings — Daphne du Maurier made these stories wildly successful and paved the way for hundreds of romance and woman’s fiction (still considered a separate thing because you know, sexism.) 275 ratings — 7,222 ratings — Not only are both the hero and heroine of this contemporary college-set romance science nerds, but it’s also an epic example of two of my all-time favorite tropes: enemies-to-lovers and…whatever you call the trope when people are totally falling for each other but don’t know who the other is IRL because it’s the glorious age of the internet! . 333 ratings — 1,856 ratings — published 2008, avg rating 4.06 — Error rating book. Romance books where hero/heroine was a child prodigy. I don’t need to identify with the hero or heroine in order for me to like the book. It may be that they have physical/emotional scars or another physical problem or disability. published 2014, avg rating 4.05 — published 2003, avg rating 4.04 — By Leslie Wainger . published 2011, avg rating 3.99 — published 2008, avg rating 3.23 — This book was a best seller and credited for revitalizing the romance genre. published 2014, Mistress to the Merciless Millionaire (Quinn Siblings, #2), Perfect Poison (The Children of Graistan #1), Anything But Mine (Hearts of the South, #4), The Sheriff's Surrender (Heartbreak Canyon, #4), The Wedding in White (The Men of Medicine Ridge, #2), Ride With Me: (An Erotic Western Novella) (Two Spring Series Book 1), Seducing the Duchess (Mass Market Paperback), The Tycoon's Pregnant Mistress (Anetakis Tycoons, #1), Wanted by Her Lost Love (Pregnancy & Passion, #2), A Game of Brides (The Montana Millionaires #2; The Great Wedding Giveaway #6), Very Wicked Things (Briarwood Academy, #2), Quick on the Trigger (The Dirty Denim Series). published 2010, avg rating 3.89 — published 1992, avg rating 4.21 — Many decades. . published 1984, avg rating 3.89 — Villains who have been (or still are) "lovers" of a hero or heroine, whether it was true love, a sexual relationship, marriage, an affair, a one-time fling, or just a lie. 255 ratings — Allan thus seems to repeat a move that many of the earliest students of popular romance have been rightly criticized for: creating a topographical … The hero and heroine start out being quite hurtful to one another. Within the dynamics of reading a romance, the female reader is the hero, and also is the heroine-as-object-of-the-hero’s-interest. 6,729 ratings — 1,210 ratings — published 2016, avg rating 3.53 — published 2015, avg rating 3.92 — Refresh and try again. 1,350 ratings — published 2014, avg rating 3.50 — But in my next book, the hero cheated on the heroine while they were still married, and in the one after, the hero & heroine actually discuss abortion (and decide to go for it) after a one night stand ends in an unwanted pregnancy. 5,595 ratings — This book is equally engaging for both teens and adults. In the course of his article, Allan uses only a handful of books to map out the entire territory of virgin male romance hero-land. im sorry my clues arent much. 8,701 ratings — Romance novels have long been the object of derision, but Roberts has recently given the genre academic gravitas. c. Refusal of the Call: The hero or heroine (or both) refuses the call (due to their respective internal conflicts). 11,677 ratings — published 2012, avg rating 3.48 — 1,162 ratings — Janet: Lead: A Stage Dive Novel (Stage Dive Series Book 3) was great! published 1986, avg rating 3.30 — . published, avg rating 3.62 — published 2010, avg rating 3.94 — Hold Me by Courtney Milan. In romance, it is the hero who carries the book. 5,808 ratings — ... when the heroine rejects the hero… published 2015, avg rating 3.75 — The first in a bloody, dirty fantasy series that has all the expansive world building of Game of Thrones and all the grunting alpha hero and brash heroine of an old school romance. published 1995, avg rating 3.80 — Whether you are looking for a place to start on your werewolf romance books reading journey or are a die-hard fan of furry shifter heroes and heroines, here are my suggestions for the best of the best werewolf romance novels. The Coastal Difference; Exceptional Real Estate Advisors; Christie’s Affiliation Want even more to read? 350 ratings — Read 2 275 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. published 2006, avg rating 4.10 — These villains can also be the love interest of the hero or heroine and may want to make the villain or villainess switch sides. 102 ratings — list created March 22nd, 2015 . Not in romance novels. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 677 ratings — i remember the cover being very green, with a pic of the hero & heroine. 18 ratings — 9,964 ratings — Coastal Properties Florida Luxury Homes. I write category romance, where a lot of things are a definite no-no and it’s v. easy to alienate readers. published 2016, avg rating 3.17 — Most romance readers are women, and naturally, they want to see themselves reflected in their choice of reading. 2,102 ratings — published 2019, avg rating 3.31 — 86 ratings — 95 ratings — Ordinary World: The H/H (hero and heroine) are in their normal world before story begins. I read romance novels by the truckful. This one isn't for everyone, but it was definitely for me. . Romance novels with unrequited love (part 1) 3 I just love unrequited romance. published 2014, avg rating 4.20 — published, avg rating 3.89 — Like imaginary friends, but books?) ... in many novels, the heroine outright rejects a … published 1996, avg rating 4.11 — 23 ratings — Whenever someone mentions horrible, rapey, sadistic romance novel heroes, Catherine Coulter's first historical romance comes up. 1,016 ratings — 992 ratings — Deviant by Jamie Roberts has to be my #1 pick….then book 2, Redemption….well, the heroine faked her death at the end of book 1 to get away from the hero/bully/asshole so book 2 was him having a nervous breakdown about her not being around. Of course I want them to eventually get to the happily ever after in the end. Check out our list of the best gay werewolf books here. published 2016, avg rating 4.12 — published 2015, avg rating 4.02 — 450 ratings — Unrequited love, ultra-steamy, tear-jerking, funny… contains my new favorite, loved-hated-loved, flawed hot-man. published 2014, avg rating 3.52 — a. 5,870 ratings — Ever since … published 2013, avg rating 4.02 — by. So, technically it isn’t a divorced heroine but….his parents separate and we get to view this from the child’s perspective and that’s why I’ve included it. Forced seduction is a theme found frequently in Western literature (mainly romance novels and soap operas) wherein man-on-woman rape eventually turns into a genuine love affair.A popular example is Luke and Laura from the American soap opera General Hospital.. b. im looking for a book i started to read in the early-mid nineties but never got to finish. d. Because I’m a glutton for punishment I especially love it when the Heroine runs into the Hero with another woman during their time apart (UGH!). published 2014, avg rating 3.88 — 8,172 ratings — 11,175 ratings — The character of Rebecca is the other side of the coin that our heroine rejects. Luckily, there are plenty of rebellious romance novel heroines who break all the rules and still get what they want. To tell you the truth, the average romance novel hero is way too high-maintenance and has far too much emotional baggage for me to handle in real life, but I still love reading books featuring really tormented heroes. The hero rapes the heroine, who IIRC is in her early teens. published 1977, avg rating 4.01 — The publication date on this historical is … Ditto the heroine. Obviously, we had to check it out. Books Where Hero Believes Heroine Betrayed Him (cheating, secrets, etc) « on: September 10, 2012, 05:49 PM » I like books where the Hero thinks the heroine betrayed him in some kind of way. My son recommended it to me after he read it. The best werewolf romance books. Here are some great ortured Heroines in Historical Romance. 712 ratings — Lists are re-scored approximately every 5 minutes. published 2009, avg rating 3.99 — 90 ratings — Call to Adventure: The H/H learn of the problem, receive a challenge or the call to adventure that can lead to their romance. 15,497 ratings — 5,916 ratings — You must have a goodreads account to vote. The Admiral's Penniless Bride by Carla Kelly I enjoy reading romance stories where the hero/heroine is not physically perfect. However, whenever a romance nears its end, the heroine must pick someone to date. published 2013, avg rating 3.96 — avg rating 3.65 — https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/hero-cruelly-rejected-heroine And there are others—quite a … ... the heroine typically rejects the idea of a barrier between her and the hero." published 2014, avg rating 3.99 — 179 ratings — the girls family & cabin/homestead is attacked by native americans. Welcome back. The Unwanted Wife book. 8 Replies 6964 Views March 10, 2014, 11:35 AM by laaddis Books Where Hero Believes Heroine Betrayed Him (cheating, secrets, etc) Started by bookaholic1 Bookstore Cafe. 12,121 ratings — published 1989, avg rating 3.38 — published 2007, avg rating 3.78 — Things I’ve read with this vibe Drive and Flock/Exodus by Kate Stewart. 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