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35+ of Your Favorite Romance Heroes

This post is sponsored by The Madness of Lord Ian MacKenzie by Jennifer Ashley, Master of the Highlands by Veronica Wolff, and Rising Fire by Terri Brisbin.

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The Madness of Lord Ian MacKenzie  

Not even an unsolved murder and family drama can keep the supposedly mad, but brilliant Lord Ian Mackenzie and the charming and daring Beth Ackerley apart. An addictive read that balances the sweet and the sexy.

Master of the Highlands

Travel back to seventeenth century Scotland, where a modern woman finds true love across the ocean—and across time.

Rising Fire  

While on a dangerous mission, Sir William de Brus meets Brienne—a village girl with the unworldly ability to manipulate fire, which obviously means things start heating up. Get it?


We asked you to tell us who your favorite heroes in romance were — the kinds of characters who make the story interesting — and you responded. Here’s the round-up. Any others missing? Share ’em in the comments!

Christopher from This Is All I Ask by Lynn Kurland

Cal from Bet Me

Simon in Wallbanger by Alice Clayton

Jamie Fraser from Outlander

Ethan Dexter from Kristen Callihan’s The Game Plan

John Moray of The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley

Temple from No Good Duke Goes Unpunished by Sarah MacLean

James Malory from Gentle Rogue by Johanna Lindsey

Wrath from “Black Dagger Brotherhood” series by JR Ward

Robert Knight, Duke of Hawkescliffe from The Duke by Gaelen Foley

Percy Blakeney from The Scarlet Pimpernel

Alistair, the Duke of Avon from These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer

Gabriel Fairchild from Teresa Medeiros’s Yours Until Dawn

Sin from Born In Sin by Kinley MacGregor

Dash from Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn

Sebastian Grey from Julia Quinn’s Ten Things I Love About You

Rix from Beneath These Lies by Meghan March

Alexander from “The Bronze Horseman” series

Wesley from The Princess Bride

Michael Kenyon in Shattered Rainbows by MJ Putney

Gabriel St. John, Marquess of Ralston, from Sarah MacLean’s Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake

Matt Dean from Rebecca Zanetti’s Sweet Revenge

Hardy Cates from Lisa Kleypas’ Blue Eyed Devil

Erik MacSorley from The Hawk by Monica McCarty (second book in the Highland Guard series)

Capt. Wentworth from Jane Austen’s Persuasion

Jason Cummings, Duke of Rayne, from Kate Noble’s Follow My Lead

Jericho Barons from the “Fever” series by Karen Marie Moning

Bourne, Cross, Temple and Duncan from Sarah MacLean’s “Rules of Scoundrels” series

Levi from Fangirl

Christopher “Seton” Stuart Saxton from A Rose in Winter by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss

Tanner McBride from Nora Roberts Land

Erik Northman from True Blood

and of course . . .

Mr. Darcy