Dirty Little Secret # 35


Dirty Little Secret is a weekly meme hosted by us at Under the Covers. Every Thursday we get to know other bloggers and our readers more intimately by asking them a question hoping to reveal their dirty little secrets.  We hope that you will all join us!

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1. Be a follower of Under the Covers.
2. Create a post in your blog taking the meme image (code above) and copy instructions.
3. Answer the question we propose! This can be done in any way you like, post a video, write a post etc.
4. Then add your link below.

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We hope you join us and let us know your Dirty Little Secrets!

This week’s question:

Heroes in historical romance like the extremes – the virgin hero or the rogue rake. Which of the two makes you shudder in pleasure?

Our Answer:

Annie: I love when an author can do a virgin hero right. But I find myself falling over the rakes more often. I want to be the one who tames the rake!

Francesca:  Although I have read some pretty good virgin heroes (like Courtney Milan’s Mark Turner in Unclaimed) I seem to LOVE the rogue rakes. There’s just something about taming the wild boy and when they fall and put all that focus and knowledge on the one girl *fans self* Perfect example: Adrian Alistair Rohan from Reckless by Anne Stuart. He can keep me happy forever. 😉

Suzanne: Oh that’s a hard one (haha pun intended!) buuuut, I think I may have to go with rake, you don’t want anyone fumbling around down there, although I do love a talented virgin who seems to have internal radar to a womans g-spot! Oh yes Fran! The Rohans, hand me Francis Rohan, the granddaddy of all rakes! 

Angela: Hmmm. I had to ask Fran what a Rogue Rake is (I honestly did not know)…she says pretty much said a “Man Whore”. Well, yeah! Any woman that can tame a Man Whore is worth a try. I mean, if he’s experienced, we can have a life time of love and pleasure! No training needed.

Now it’s your turn!

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looks like we are all in agreement that the rogue rake is panty melting! Thank you ladies for hosting Dirty Little Secret!


Ooo a bad-ass rogue wins hands down for me! 😀

Fab question as usual 🙂


AJ Carmicheal

This was a great question. Thanks for the meme.

The Blackraven

Loved the question, but I must admit that I went the opposite direction. LOL!


Total agree! The rogue it is!

Michelle Kelly

This is hard because I’ve only read 2 male virgins. Courtney Milan’s Mark Turner and Diana Gabaldon’s Jamie Fraser.
I was utterly in love with Jamie and still am. I adored Mark Turner but those are the only 2 I’ve read. Any more suggestions?

I’ve read way more rakes. Most historical men in romance tend to be rake and I have loved a bunch. So I think I am going to side with the Rakes only because of the many I have read.

Poison Rose

Got to go with the panty wetting Rogue rake..*le sigh* Oh how they know just what to do and say to turn us into compliant little puppets. *winks*

Lady D

To be honest, there’s only one virgin hero book boyfriend I’ve ever fallen for, and that’s Jamie from Outlander. Otherwise, I’m all for the rogue rake. xD

Holly Polk

Yep, the rogue. 😉



Everyone is choosing the rouge rake, and for good reason! I however had a different answer. Yes a rake has that bad boy attitude and experience, but I don’t like knowing my man has been with everyone and their moms too.

Here’s mine:



Hands down rogue rake!!!! I have to admit though I’ve never read a historical with a virgin hero!


No contest it’s the rogue rake!!


Definately no contest…virgins are fun but only an experienced man can make me…..shudder :)!!

The Librarian

I’ve only read about one virgin dude but he was a badass virgin 😀