Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Romances Featuring Virgin Heroes

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is a freebie week!

I tend to collect books that feature virgin heroes. This, in part, is because you can’t toss a rock without hitting 50 virgin heroines in the romance genre. So, it’s rare and rather intriguing when romance authors decide to break away from the virgin heroine/playboy hero standard. (Even though I have yet to find a book where the heroine has enjoyed a healthy sex life while the hero has remained a virgin. Typically, if the heroine has had sex, it was not enjoyable or she regretted it. Ugh.)

So, this week I’m choosing to feature 10 books where the hero is a virgin. Some of these I’ve read, while others are still sitting on my TBR pile.


Demon Angel

Demon Angel by Meljean Brook

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Recommended

Once a knight and now a Guardian, Hugh spent centuries battling demons — and the cursed, blood-drinking nosferatu. His purpose has always been to thwart the demon Lilith, even as he battles his treacherous hunger for her. But when a deadly alliance unleashes a threat to both humans and Guardians in modern-day San Francisco, angel and demon must fight together against unholy evil — and against a desire that has been too long denied


SoulBound

SoulBound by Kristen Callihan

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Recommended

When Adam’s soul mate rejected him, there was more at stake than his heart. After seven hundred years of searching, his true match would have ended the curse that keeps his spirit in chains. But beautiful, stubborn Eliza May fled—and now Adam is doomed to an eternity of anguish, his only hope for salvation gone…


caressed by ice

Caressed by Ice by Nalini Singh

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Recommended

As an Arrow, an elite soldier in the Psy Council ranks, Judd Lauren was forced to do terrible things in the name of his people. Now he is a defector, and his dark abilities have made him the most deadly of assassins – cold, pitiless, unfeeling. Until he meets Brenna…


heart of iron

Heart of Iron by Bec McMaster

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Haven’t Read Yet

Stricken with the loupe and considered little more than a slave-without-a-collar to the blue bloods, Will wants nothing to do with the Echelon or the dangerous beauty who drives him to the very edge of control. But when he finds a coded letter on Lena—a code that matches one he saw on a fire-bombing suspect—he realizes she’s in trouble. To protect her, he must seduce the truth from her.


bone deep

Bone Deep by Bonnie Dee

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Haven’t Read Yet

In the fall of 1946, grieving war widow Sarah goes to the carnival with her friends and is riveted by the tattooed man in the freak show, sporting head to toe body art. Later she discovers him hiding in her hayloft, escaped from virtual imprisonment since childhood by the carnival’s evil owner. She shelters him on her farm, fighting a powerful sexual attraction while learning about his mysterious past and gentle nature. When a local child goes missing, Tom uses his psychic gifts to locate her, but his assistance in the case doesn’t allay the town’s mistrust of such an exotic stranger in their midst. Small-town prejudice tears the lovers apart and a very real threat from carnival owner Art Reed endangers them. Can they rise above obstacles of fear and hate to create the family both have always craved?


all of you

All of You by Christina Lee

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Haven’t Read Yet

Nursing student Avery Michaels wants nothing to do with dating—she’s perfectly happy single. Privy to too many of her mother’s bad decisions and even worse taste in boyfriends, all Avery can handle is a string of uncomplicated hookups whenever the mood strikes.

When she meets smoking hot tattoo artist Bennett, she wants him—for just one night. But he won’t accept a no-strings-attached arrangement. He lives by a straight-laced code of values based on his own troubled upbringing.

Bennett sees something special in Avery and he wants more from her. Way more. As Avery wrestles with her emotions for Bennett, danger and tragedy force them to open up to each other. And Avery must face the terrifying realization that she wants more from him, too.


love hacked

Love Hacked by Penny Reid

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Haven’t Read Yet

Sandra has difficulty removing her psychotherapist hat. Of her last 30 dates, 29 have ended the same way: the man sobbing uncontrollably. After one such disaster, Sandra–near desperation and maybe a little tipsy–gives in to a seemingly harmless encounter with her hot waiter, Alex. Argumentative, secretive, and hostile Alex may be the opposite of everything Sandra knows is right for her. But now, the girl who has spent all her life helping others change for the better, must find a way to cope with falling for someone who refuses to change at all.


games of command

Games of Command by Linnea Sinclair

Genre: Sci-Fi Romance

Haven’t Read Yet

The universe isn’t what it used to be. With the new Alliance between the Triad and the United Coalition, Captain Tasha “Sass” Sebastian finds herself serving under her former nemesis, biocybe Admiral Branden Kel-Paten–and doing her best to hide a deadly past. But when an injured mercenary winds up in their ship’s sick bay–and in the hands of her best friend, Dr. Eden Fynn–Sass’s efforts may be wasted.

Wanted rebel Jace Serafino has information that could expose all of Sass’s secrets, tear the fragile Alliance apart–and end Sass’s career if Kel-Paten discovers them. But the biocybe has something to hide as well, something once thought impossible for his kind to possess: feelings . . . for Sass. Soon it’s clear that their prisoner could bring down everything they once believed was worth dying for–and everything they now have to live for.


Beyond the Rain

Beyond the Rain by Jess Granger

Genre: Sci-Fi Romance?

Haven’t Read Yet

After five years behind enemy lines, Captain Cyani has to complete one final mission before she can return to Azra-a planet ruled by a sisterhood of celibate warriors. Along the way she finds a prisoner, chained and beaten-but radiating feral power and an unbroken spirit.


desperately seeking shapeshifter

Desperately Seeking Shapeshifter by Jessica Sims

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Haven’t Read Yet

Sarah Ward, the werewolf sister of Bathsheba from Beauty Dates the Beast, and co-owner of their paranormal online dating agency, Midnight Liaisons, is voluntarily traded to a wolf clan in exchange for a kidnapped female were-cougar. Fearful of what might happen to her while with the wolf clan, she and Ramsey, a were-bear who’s part of the were-cougar alliance, pretend to be engaged so he can stay with her for protection. The last thing either of them expect is for their pretend engagement to lead to a very real love affair.


Bonus:

unleash the night

Unleash the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Recommended

An orphan with no clan that will claim him, Wren Tigarian grew to adulthood under the close scrutiny and mistrust of those around him. A forbidden blend of two animals – snow leopard and white tiger – Wren has never listened to anyone when there was something he wanted. Now he wants Marguerite.

Marguerite D’Aubert Goudeau is the daughter of a prominent U.S. senator who hates the socialite life she’s forced to live. Like her mother before her, she has strong Cajun roots that her father doesn’t understand. Still, she has no choice but to try and conform to a world where she feels like an outsider. But the world of rich and powerful humans is never to meet the world of the Were-Hunters who exist side by side with them, unseen, unknown, undetected. To break this law is to call down a wrath of the highest order.

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6 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Romances Featuring Virgin Heroes

    • LOL I like odd topics for these lists. 😛 I’ve heard a lot of great things about Outlander. Unfortunately, it’s not my cup of tea. Don’t like time travel stories. 😦

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