Plain Jane and Hot Stud Romance Novels
romance novels (contemporary romance, historical romance, romantic suspense, chicklit) in which an average-looking heroine meets Prince Charming.
1 Devil in Winter (Wallflower...
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2 Romancing Mister Bridgerton...
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3 Heaven, Texas (Chicago Star...
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4 Nobody's Baby But Mine (Chi...
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5 Dreaming of You (Gamblers, #2)
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6 Nine Rules to Break When Ro...
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7 The Viscount Who Loved Me (...
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8 Match Me If You Can (Chicag...
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9 Bet Me
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10 The Duke and I (Bridgertons...
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11 Mine Till Midnight (The Hat...
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12 Smooth Talking Stranger (Tr...
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13 Perfection (Neighbor from H...
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14 The Secret Diaries of Miss ...
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15 See Jane Score (Chinooks Ho...
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16 Lover Eternal (Black Dagger...
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17 A Wallflower Christmas (Wal...
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18 Ravished
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19 Silver Lining
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20 Mackenzie's Mountain (Macke...
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21 The Perfect Rake (The Merri...
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22 Guilty Pleasures (Guilty, #1)
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23 Any Man of Mine (Chinooks H...
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24 Slightly Dangerous (Bedwyn ...
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25 Devil's Cub (Alastair, #2)
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26 Lord of the Abyss (Royal Ho...
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27 Flowers from the Storm
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28 He Loves Lucy
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29 To Seduce a Sinner (Legend ...
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30 Open Season
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31 Courting Miss Hattie
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32 And Then He Kissed Her (Gir...
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33 Seduction
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34 At the Bride Hunt Ball (Dev...
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35 Sinful (Addicted #2)
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36 More Than a Mistress (Mistr...
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37 Dangerous
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38 Lover Unbound (Black Dagger...
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39 The Ugly Duchess (Fairy Tal...
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40 Reckless
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41 Not Another Bad Date (Write...
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42 What a Dragon Should Know (...
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43 My Darling Caroline
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44 The Charm School (Calhoun C...
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45 Reckless (The House of Roha...
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46 Christmas Eve at Friday Har...
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47 Never a Gentleman (The Drak...
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48 The Grand Sophy
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49 Wanting What You Get (Stepp...
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50 Ruthless (The House of Roha...
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51 To Desire a Devil (Legend o...
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52 The Duke (Knight Miscellany...
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53 The Lover (The Lover, #1)
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54 A Week to Be Wicked (Spindl...
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55 The Temporary Wife
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56 Hummingbird
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57 The Duchess War (Brothers S...
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58 The Shadow and the Star (Vi...
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59 Slightly Scandalous (Bedwyn...
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60 The Perfect Wife
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61 The Sherbrooke Bride (Bride...
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62 First Comes Marriage (Huxta...
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63 A Rogue by Any Other Name (...
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64 Scandal
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65 Epic Fail
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66 Hester Waring's Marriage
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67 The Abduction of Julia (Rog...
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68 When He Was Bad (Magnus Pac...
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69 Lord Ruin
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70 Morning Comes Softly
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71 Eye of the Beholder (Nebras...
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72 Seduced By His Touch (The B...
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73 The Reluctant Widow
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74 The Convenient Marriage
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75 With Seduction in Mind (Gir...
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76 Neanderthal Seeks Human: A ...
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77 The Lord Next Door (Willow ...
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78 What Price Paradise
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79 My Sweet Folly
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80 His Teddy Bear
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81 Tall Tales and Wedding Veils
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82 Ms. Match (Harlequin Blaze,...
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82 Tallie's Knight
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84 Nobody's Angel
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85 Ella Enchanted
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86 How the Marquess Was Won (P...
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87 Slightly Wicked (Bedwyn Sag...
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87 The Taming of Billy Jones (...
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89 The Undead Next Door (Love ...
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90 An Unwilling Bride (Company...
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91 Cold Night, Warm Stranger
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92 Simply Sinful (House of Ple...
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93 Gabe (Buckhorn Brothers, #3)
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94 The Countess Conspiracy (Br...
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95 Romancing the Duke (Castles...
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96 The Duke of Shadows
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97 The Dragon Who Loved Me (Dr...
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98 The Last Rogue (Regency Qua...
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99 Heather and Velvet
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99 Hard and Fast (Fast Track, #2)
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210 books · 235 voters · list created October 11th, 2011 by Hanae (votes) .
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namericanwordcat Lord of Fire (Knight Miscellany Series #2). I didn't think of her as plain. Her sister in law is jealous of her. She is uptight but plain?


message 2: by Hanae (new)

Hanae you are absolutely right!


message 3: by Silver (new)

Silver namericanwordcat wrote: "Lord of Fire (Knight Miscellany Series #2). I didn't think of her as plain. Her sister in law is jealous of her. She is uptight but plain?"

I think her sister-in-law is jealous of her when hero shows interest in her.


Themis-Athena (Does not and never will own a Kindle) Removed Lord of Fire.

Btw, I suppose Jane Eyre wouldn't qualify, either, on the grounds that Rochester isn't exactly Prince Charming himself?


message 5: by Hanae (last edited Jul 05, 2012 08:26AM) (new)

Hanae nope :-) The Stud in question has to be ridiculously attractive, sizzling hot, etc. As much as I love Rochester, he wasn't exactly a stud material (unless he looked like Michael Fassbender)


message 6: by Hanae (new)

Hanae removed books by Elizabeth Gaskell, Jane Austen, Louisa May Alcott and Anne Bishop - these are not "romance novels".
This list is about contemporary romance books, may it be modern or historicals. Austen, Alcott and Gaskell are 19th century classics; Bishop writes fantasy.


message 7: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Hanae wrote: "removed books by Elizabeth Gaskell, Jane Austen, Louisa May Alcott and Anne Bishop - these are not "romance novels".
This list is about contemporary romance books, may it be modern or historicals...."


Love this list - I'm using it to search out new authors and then hassle my local library :)


message 8: by Hanae (new)

Hanae I'm happy to hear it and I'm constantly adding new books to our list.


message 9: by Hanae (last edited Jan 15, 2014 04:50AM) (new)

Hanae I had to remove four books by Amanda Quick and three by Cassie Edwards - the heroines were clearly described as beauties, there was nothing plain about them


message 10: by Hanae (new)

Hanae I have read "Wicked Intentions" and the heroine was no plain Jane - she had been even described as the "beauty of the family". Since ten people voted for this book, I want to ask you if I should remove the book or not. Technically, it does not qualify for our list. What do you think?


message 11: by Sarah (new)

Sarah I haven't read it but I would assume that Plain jane = Plain Jane? I would vote for it being taken off :)


message 12: by Hanae (new)

Hanae done and done!


message 13: by Hanae (last edited Jan 31, 2014 10:12AM) (new)

Hanae a useful tip: check out the new historicals from no. 100 upwards - I'm constantly adding new releases which haven't been rated that often but there is plenty of good stuff waiting for you on the second paige of this list!
I strongly recommend books by Julie Anne Long, Melody Thomas (the title is very misleading), Sherry Thomas, Meredith Duran, Tessa Dare and Elizabeth Hoyt. Read them, love them, vote for them!


message 14: by Jemma (new)

Jemma Gutierrez 'Can you keep a Secret' should NOT be here. She's not plain!


message 15: by Hanae (new)

Hanae let's remove her then :-)


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