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Heroes And Heroines > Authors that do the Yummiest Heroes

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message 1: by Pamela(AllHoney), Fairy Godmother (last edited May 28, 2012 10:47AM) (new)

Pamela(AllHoney) (pamelap) | 10647 comments What Authors write the best yummiest heroes?
my votes are on Lisa Kleypas, Linda Howard, Lisa Marie Rice (Elizabeth Jennings), Julie Garwood, Elizabeth Hoyt...


MK (Food actvist) (Daalmonette) I seem to gravitate towards uncommon romance but there are still great pull at your heart strings moments. I like how Jet Mykles, Evangeline Anderson and J L Langley write their m/m romance characters. Sort of the "I only have eyes for you" type of attraction. I like seeing how they deal with their feelings and the conflicts that arise.

In paranormal romance I like Jeaniene Frost, Larissa Ione and Sherrilyn Kenyon. To write about vamps, demons and "other" is easy enough [I think,lol:] but to infuse such crave worthy intensity into each book of a series. Keep you coming back, or re-reading "that one" scene. Hehe. I love that.

Carly Phillips was the first contemporary romance author I read and liked. There wasn't anything extra about her Heroes needed and I was really surprised I enjoyed her books without something extra.


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads) (Gatadelafuente) | 146 comments If you like edgy heroes: Anne Stuart rocks (I know her heroes aren't to most readers' tastes, but I love them)
I agree with Lisa Kleypas, Christina Dodd, Connie Brockway, Shara Azod, JR Ward, Susan Napier, Julie Garwood, Shana Abe, Jodi Thomas, Nalini Singh, Catherine Anderson, Stacey Kayne, Christine Feehan, Deborah Simmons, Pamela Clare


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Pamela(AllHoney) (pamelap) | 10647 comments Danielle "The Book Huntress" wrote: "If you like edgy heroes: Anne Stuart rocks (I know her heroes aren't to most readers' tastes, but I love them)
I agree with Lisa Kleypas, Christina Dodd, Connie Brockway, Shara Azod, JR Ward, Sus..."


great picks... I like/love most of them. I do like Anna Stuart but agree she is different. Her heroes have a dark aura to them. But it works with her. I don't think many ppl can accomplish what she can.


Auntee | 99 comments Another vote for Lisa Marie Rice and I'll add Shannon McKenna's heroes as a personal favorite.:)


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Pamela(AllHoney) (pamelap) | 10647 comments Auntee wrote: "Another vote for Lisa Marie Rice and I'll add Shannon McKenna's heroes as a personal favorite.:)"

yes, I do like McKenna too. Some ppl have a problem with her heroes but I loved em. I really love the uber alphas, bossy jerks in my reading but I'd hate em in real life. Can't wait for her next one!


Auntee | 99 comments I like a flawed hero as long as they realize they're flawed.:)


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads) (Gatadelafuente) | 146 comments I like flawed heroes who are self-deprecating and not too arrogant.


Julianna (AuthorJuliannaD) | 455 comments I'll second that, Danielle.;-)


Nisha (parakisu) | 7 comments oo, oo, me three, Danielle. A little bit of a weakness is a good thing.


Adrienne I have to say I think Megan Harts guys are on the whole all yummy,along with Shophie Renwicks Bryce Hot in Here. I guess they're all fairly similar 'types' not alpha or beta just great guys who know what their women want. If I'm thinking heart breaking then I can't resist a tortured hero so here we have Lyndsey Addicted. Kylemore Claiming the Courtesan and Ramiel fromThe Ladys Tutor.


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Julianna (AuthorJuliannaD) | 455 comments I'll agree with the votes for Lisa Kleypas. she writes some of the most consistently scrumptious heroes. Other authors who nearly always write heroes that I fall for: J.R. Ward, Gaelen Foley, Elizabeth Hoyt, Liz Carlyle, Catherine Anderson, Julie Garwood


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Adrienne wrote: "I have to say I think Megan Harts guys are on the whole all yummy,along with Shophie Renwicks Bryce Hot in Here. I guess they're all fairly similar 'types' not alpha or beta just gr..."

Hi Adrienne how was Addicted .. ? i just started


Adrienne Hi Rachael It's one of my favourite books. I enjoy moving emotional stories and this is definately way up there when it comes to that.


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im half way through .. and gosh what a rushhhh this book is ......


SheLove2Read (SherriH95) Patricia Briggs is my crack. I love ALL her hero's! Lisa Kleypas, Marliss Melton, Diana Gabaldon


Rhea Rhodan (Rhea_Rhodan) | 31 comments Pamela(AllHoney) wrote: "Auntee wrote: "Another vote for Lisa Marie Rice and I'll add Shannon McKenna's heroes as a personal favorite.:)"

yes, I do like McKenna too. Some ppl have a problem with her heroes but I loved em...."


Here, here! Between the covers is where they belong. Thanks for the Shannon McKenna tip. I just bumped her up on my TBR.


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Pamela(AllHoney) (pamelap) | 10647 comments lol, they are pretty awesome in my opinion.


Joanna Mikalis (joannamikalis) | 5 comments I tend to like heros with a hint of a darker side...it can be troubled past, strong passions, spy/military secrets or other. I think those are the "flaws" that make them interesting and also makes any jerky behavior forgivable without the heroing becomeing TSTL.

Anne Stuart is a great example of those types of heroes. I know I shouldn't be rooting for the hero that's a bit of a jerk, but she somehow creates their flaws in a way that I want him to overcome them (or at least try).

Too many perfect heroes can become boring...


Rhea Rhodan (Rhea_Rhodan) | 31 comments I haven't started the Anne Stuart book waiting on my iPad. I can tell I'm going to love the hero just from reading these comments, though. Thanks for the reassurance!

Many of my favorite romances feature heroes who are jerks and behave badly, then come to their senses and make up for it in a big way. I guess I just love to see those über alphas on their knees :-).


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Lisa Kay (LisaKayAliceMaria) | 15265 comments Yes, a good groveling scene is nice, Rhea! LOL!


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Pamela(AllHoney) (pamelap) | 10647 comments Hi, Lisa Kay! **waves**


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Lisa Kay (LisaKayAliceMaria) | 15265 comments Hi, Pamela! Sorry, I've been ill and also inundated with workmen and a family garage sale.


message 24: by Pamela(AllHoney), Fairy Godmother (new)

Pamela(AllHoney) (pamelap) | 10647 comments That's ok. Hope you feeling better. ☺


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Lisa Kay (LisaKayAliceMaria) | 15265 comments I feel better my house is sick, though.


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Pamela(AllHoney) (pamelap) | 10647 comments :( Get better soon, house!


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Lisa Kay (LisaKayAliceMaria) | 15265 comments Really!


Rhea Rhodan (Rhea_Rhodan) | 31 comments Just finished Anne Stuart's Ruthless, Lisa Kay. You are right, Francis is the kind of dark hero I like. The book had its flaws, but it was fascinating, really stuck with me. Thanks for the tip!


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Pamela(AllHoney) (pamelap) | 10647 comments I really need to start that series ☺


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Lisa Kay (LisaKayAliceMaria) | 15265 comments Glad you're liking it, Rhea!


Dorsey aka Wrath Lover & KA Addict Yummy Heros....Linda Howard, Kristen Ashley, Lori Foster, Julie Garwood, Pamela Clare, J.R. Ward, Lara Adrian, Jeaniene Frost, Anne Stuart, and Cynthia Eden..I am sure there are more but those I come up with automatically ;)


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Pamela(AllHoney) (pamelap) | 10647 comments Love your picks, Dorsey. I haven't read Lara Adrian or Jeaniene Frost yet. Not that into the paranormal scene but I do have some of LA's in my ereader to read.


message 33: by Dorsey aka Wrath Lover & KA Addict (last edited Jul 23, 2012 01:25PM) (new)

Dorsey aka Wrath Lover & KA Addict Thanks Pamela. I am hooked on LA's Midnight Breed series and JF's Night Huntress/NH World, and her newest spin off series Night Prince books!!


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Lisa Kay (LisaKayAliceMaria) | 15265 comments Dorsey, I've heard the Midnight Breed series gets better as it goes along.


Dorsey aka Wrath Lover & KA Addict It does Lisa Kay...however the last book (#10) there were some really huge cliff hangers...more so than normal. So I am not sure where the series is headed (I have a feeling that was the last MB book and a spin off will take over).


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Lisa Kay (LisaKayAliceMaria) | 15265 comments Cliffhangers can be tricky. I find I don't mind them as much if the next book is already out. However, if I have to wait a year, I'm not too happy.


Dorsey aka Wrath Lover & KA Addict Tell me about it!! I was actually bitching about that yesterday because Christina Dodd's next "Chosen" book #5 comes out next month.....after waiting 2 YEARS for it!!


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Lisa Kay (LisaKayAliceMaria) | 15265 comments Two! Holy Toledo!


Dorsey aka Wrath Lover & KA Addict Lisa Kay wrote: "Two! Holy Toledo!"

Tell me about it....I feel like I need to reread the others just to remember everything ...too bad there are not series cliff notes for times like this ;)


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Pamela(AllHoney) (pamelap) | 10647 comments lol @ Dorsey. Maybe we can make some hehe.


Marilyn (mbk1857) | 47 comments Pamela(AllHoney) wrote: "I really need to start that series ☺"

Me, too. I have yet to read any of Anne Stuart's books; ditto Judith Ivory's The Proposition. I do have that Laura Kinsale's book on hand that everyone is raving about.


Dorsey aka Wrath Lover & KA Addict Def need some Pamela....I have too many other books to read, don't need to spend time rereading entire series because it takes 2 YEARS for the next book to be released ;)


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Pamela(AllHoney) (pamelap) | 10647 comments lol. I like it when some of the reviews get in depth and helps me remember things. But, yeah, cliffnotes would be better.


Dorsey aka Wrath Lover & KA Addict Great idea!! I will search for book reviews (any w/spoilers would be helpful). Thanks Pamela!!


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Lisa Kay (LisaKayAliceMaria) | 15265 comments Romantic Cliff Notes! Great idea. We could start a business. LOL!


Dorsey aka Wrath Lover & KA Addict Lisa Kay wrote: "Romantic Cliff Notes! Great idea. We could start a business. LOL!"

We totally should LOL....


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Lisa Kay (LisaKayAliceMaria) | 15265 comments I think we'd be rich in not time, Dorsey!


message 48: by Pamela(AllHoney), Fairy Godmother (new)

Pamela(AllHoney) (pamelap) | 10647 comments tehe, Who gonna start a group called Romance Novels Cliffnotes?


message 49: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (new)

Lisa Kay (LisaKayAliceMaria) | 15265 comments **hee hee**


Melissa (jedisakora) | 463 comments That would be good. We could have sections: Best tragic hero (Bit Carroway is my king there), best military, best nerd. ^w^ Personally i have to say the Bridgerton brothers would win for sexiest brothers in a series.


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