Under Appreciated Heroes
We all have heroes we love. Heroes that stand proud in Romance Land as the most beloved: John Matthew, Zsadist, Hawke Snow, Sebastian St Vincent, Acheron, Bones, Curran …..and the list could go on!
But what about those heroes that people overlook? Whose appeal is quieter, the ones that are misunderstood, overlooked and under appreciated? We thought we would revive these heroes, bring them to the light again and tell you why we get our knickers in a twist just thinking about them…. Maidens, we give you Under the Covers top Under Appreciated heroes!
Phury from the Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward
If you have visited us before you will probably know that we are HUGE fans of the JR Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series and all the sexy Brothers, especially our man Phury. Often thought of the dud of the bunch, I am here to try and change your mind and open your heart to the wonder that is Phury!
Phury is selfless, beautiful, brave, loyal and a whole lot of fucked up. With his whole life centered around protecting his brother to the point he drowns out his own wants, this noble vampire deserves our love.
But he isn’t infallible, he makes big mistakes, but he also makes sacrifices as well. Without Phury, Vishous and Jane wouldn’t be together and Zsadist wouldn’t even be alive! So sweet Maidens, give the tarnished white knight of the Black Dagger Brotherhood a chance…he deserves it!
Lucas Hunter from the Psy/Changeling series by Nalini Singh
When a series is as large and long as Nalini Singh’s Psy Changeling series, it is sometimes hard to remember the heroes from the distant past, especially the first book. But I believe Lucas Hunter, the hero of Slave to Sensation should be remembered.
Although an alpha of the RiverDancer pack, he is often forgotten in the wake of Hawke Snow, the alpha of his neighboring pack and allies the SnowDancers. But Lucas started this series off with a bang! His sleek seductiveness and marred beauty lured me to the Psy Changeling series and I have been addicted ever since. His warmth and charisma broke the ice around a robotic Psy’s heart; I never stood a chance.
John McKenna from Again the Magic by Lisa Kleypas
You might be wondering….who the hell is John McKenna? If you are then you are missing out! Again the Magic is a prequel to the wildly popular series Wallflowers by Lisa Kleypas, and McKenna is the hero in it. Often eclipsed by St Vincent or Westcliff, he is just as delicious! Dark and intense, he is filled with an undying passion for his heroine:
Aline was his curse, his fate, his consuming desire. He would never stop wanting her, no matter what she did, no matter how many oceans and continents he managed to put between them.
I defy you not to love him! He brims with barely suppressed emotion and his character has leaped out of the pages and straight into my heart. If you haven’t read this book, I recommend you try it immediately! McKenna is waiting.
Adrian Ivashkov from the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead
Adrian Ivashkov from Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy series is another hero is who often underappreciated. Adrian has it all – he’s rich, good-looking, has the bad boy devil-may-cry thing going on, he has some flaws (like his smoking and drinking habit) that make female reader’s ovaries work overtime for. But all that is overshadowed by one thing – the Russian warrior god aka Dimitri Belikov!
Richelle Mead really handed Adrian the short stick. Not only does he not get the girl in the end, but he is also used in the process. Adrian gives himself completely to Rose, but he gets a broken heart in return. The poor guy needs a break! He’s got a good heart underneath all that arrogance and no one deserves a HEA more than Adrian does! I’m STILL waiting for the moment he gets what he deserves. Time is ticking, Mead!