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Melanie_Murray
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Unusual Heroes?

 

I'm reading Elizabeth Hoyt's Wicked Intentions, and the hero, as often is the case in her books, is a little strange. He's got some traits that aren't exactly heroic. The most prominent thing is that the book begins because Lazarus Huntington is searching for the murderer of his mistress. Not exactly admirable at the time, right?

 

The other thing that's not precisely dreamy in the classic romantic sense is that his hair is long and gray.

 

Now, I am loving this book. I tend to love her books, even the ones with disfigured heroes. But is there ever a point in a romance novel for you guys where you just can't look past the realistic traits in your heroes and heroines? What are the dealbreakers for you in terms of when a character isn't such an ideal? And what are your most memorable "unusual" characters?

 

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TiggerBear
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Re: Unusual Heroes?

I don't think I have a limit. I tend to search these out more than any other type.

 

Mmm LKH's Lord Slotho is kind at the top of the oh so not normal pile.

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Re: Unusual Heroes?

 


TiggerBear wrote:

I don't think I have a limit. I tend to search these out more than any other type.

 

Mmm LKH's Lord Slotho is kind at the top of the oh so not normal pile.


is that the book title, Tigger? I couldn't find it.

 

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TiggerBear
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Re: Unusual Heroes?

 


becke_davis wrote:

 


TiggerBear wrote:

I don't think I have a limit. I tend to search these out more than any other type.

 

Mmm LKH's Lord Slotho is kind at the top of the oh so not normal pile.


is that the book title, Tigger? I couldn't find it.

 


 

Apologies, tisk I even spelled it wrong.

 

 

 

A Kiss of Shadows (Meredith Gentry Series #1)  You get your first look at Lord Sholto here.

 

Fair warning none of the paramours in this series are human, but Sholto wins the prize for most extreme.

 

 

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Re: Unusual Heroes?

 


TiggerBear wrote:

 


becke_davis wrote:

 


TiggerBear wrote:

I don't think I have a limit. I tend to search these out more than any other type.

 

Mmm LKH's Lord Slotho is kind at the top of the oh so not normal pile.


is that the book title, Tigger? I couldn't find it.

 


 

Apologies, tisk I even spelled it wrong.

 

 

 

A Kiss of Shadows (Meredith Gentry Series #1)  You get your first look at Lord Sholto here.

 

Fair warning none of the paramours in this series are human, but Sholto wins the prize for most extreme.

 

 


Thanks, Tigger - I've only read one or two of her books and they weren't in this series. I'll have to check this out.

 

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Amiee_Novelnose
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Re: Unusual Heroes?

I don't think I have one either. Viking novels have some awful heroes and yet I still enjoy them. Such as Catherine Coulter novels. There were one or two that made me extremely unhappy. An abuse the book mood. That would be Island Flame. There is another one that I can't remember the title or author. The hero rapes the leading lady and leaves her with the village idiot where she then miscarries. He also pretends to be a highwayman and rapes her. It was crazy and I was ready to commit violence myself.

Island Flame

  

 

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Amiee_Novelnose
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Re: Unusual Heroes?

oh and then there was A hunger like No Other-Kresley Cole. I wanted to hate Lachlain but I couldn't. I loved the book even though he was awful to Emmaline. I guess he would be my favorite unusual one.

 

A Hunger like No Other (Immortals after Dark Series #1)