You can’t swing a cat in Romancelandia without hitting a virgin heroine, especially if you venture in to Historical Romance territory. They are so routine, even in contemporary romance, that I barely register the 30 year old virgins anymore. However, give me a virgin hero and all I want to do is get my filthy mitts all over him and corrupt his lily white reputation. Mine even have their very own shelf on Goodreads….a great honour I dare say! So, be prepared to swoon over our very own Top Ten Virgin Heroes!
from Born of Fury
by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Space. Vampire. Combining two of my favourite things, Sci-Fi and all things with fangs.. Dancer Hauk is fierce, protective of those he loves and a deliciously tortured soul. And did I mention a virgin?
from Dark Skye
by Kresley Cole
I may enjoy a man with fangs. But all my fetishes seem to be satisfied with Thronos, not only does he have fangs, but horns and wings as well. A horn job mid flight? I am all over it!
“The virgin was seducing the seductress!”
from Heart of Obsidian
by Nalini Singh
There’s something about the cold as ice Psy that Nalini Singh pens that makes you long to warm them up. And no one is colder than Kaleb Krychek, but once the ice cracks he’s hot as lava.
“Why are you holding me?”
Closing his hand over hers, the tanned skin of his shoulders warm in the sunlight pouring through the window, he said, “Because you belong to me.”
from Heart of Iron
by Bec McMaster
He’s growly, he’s rough, he’s a towering werewolf in a steampunk London. He’s also a pure as the driven snow… You can drool now.
” I would die for you,” he told her. “I’d kill for you. I faced down mechanical squid, rampagin’ humanist and lessons in etiquette for you. I danced at a ball for you.”
from Archer’s Voice
by Mia Sheridan
Quiet and tortured, Archer fits the bill of the virgin hero entirely. He feels so deeply that you have to wonder what it would be like to fall in love with someone like him…
“I’m afraid to love you. I’m afraid that you’ll leave and that I’ll go back to being alone again. Only it will be a hundred times worse because I’ll know what I’m missing. I can’t…”
from Love Hacked
by Penny Reid
What’s not to love about a sexy bad-boy nerd? How ’bout a sexy virgin bad-boy nerd? Hmmm, the things I could teach him…
“Alex the waiter was on my Spank Naughty list in third place, right after Henry Cavill the actor, then Henry Cavill as Superman. He was proof that God existed, and that God loved straight women.”
from Lover Enshrined
by J.R. Ward
Phury isn’t the most popular Brother from the Black Dagger Brotherhood; however, he happens to be one of my favourites. Self sacrificing to the point of destruction and hair prettier than a model’s on a shampoo advert, he plays havoc on my heart strings every time.
“For him , life was a coin that had disaster on one side and waiting for disaster on the other”
by Diane Gabaldon
One of my most all-time favourite heroes is Jamie Fraser. With a heart full of loyalty and love, who wouldn’t want to be the one to mess up all that red hair in bed for the first time?
“Oh, aye, Sassenach. I am your master . . . and you’re mine. Seems I canna possess your soul without losing my own.”
from Caressed by Ice
by Nalini Singh
The Ice Man, Judd Lauren, the first Psy that wormed his way into my affections. There’s something unbelievably sexy about being the one woman the cracks the ice encasing his heart and his pants. Go Brenna.
“Aren‘t you going to get up?”
He put a hand on the curve of her hip, a possessive gesture that had already become familiar.
“No. Let‘s have more sex.”
from Lover Mine
by J.R. Ward
I don’t think it is any surprise that John Matthew is in our top spot. Has anyone who has read the Black Dagger Brotherhood NOT fallen in love with John Matthew? Certainly not us. Our beautiful, mute JM, virgin or not holds a special place in our boyfriend dungeon.
“I would hold you up. I will ever hold you up and hold you dear, lover mine.”
Have we missed out on any of your favourite virgin heroes?
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