Ever wonder why finding a good Taurus representation in romance feels like searching for a mythical creature? Well, strap in for a cosmic rollercoaster ride with our Taurus reading guide! Today we are diving deep into the astrological trenches to unearth those stubborn yet sensual Taureans in romance literature. Whether you believe in astrology or just enjoy a good character hunt, this list is packed with a surprising amount of stubborn determination (much like a true Taurus). Join us as we explore why these earthy characters are rare gems in the wild landscape of paranormal and fantasy romance.

Originally posted May 28, 2021, last updated June 7, 2024

Taurus Reading Guide - Taurus Fictional Characters - Zodiac Book Recommendations

Zodiac Book Recommendations: Taurus Reading Guide

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Taurus Character Traits

April 21 – May 21 | Earth Sign | The Steadfast Guardian

Before we dive into our Taurus reading guide, let’s get to know the traits of this sign. Taureans are often seen as laid-back individuals, but beneath that serene exterior are deep thinkers who sometimes appear lazy—though this is usually just them lost in thought. Not great listeners, they’re often too busy contemplating.

Despite these quirks, Taureans are the epitome of steadfast loyalty. When a task or a person captures their interest, they pursue it with a hedonistic zeal, showcasing their legendary stubbornness. They value comfort, pleasure, and luxury, making them somewhat materialistic but deeply physical creatures. This blend of traits makes them reliable yet complex characters in stories, often pursuing goals with a relentless determination that’s as immovable as the earth itself.

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Taurus Fictional Characters

Ready to dive into the Taurus fictional book world? Let’s go through our list of matches for your sign.

Play of Passion by Nalini Singh

Play of Passion by Nalini Singh

Meet Drew Kincaid, the most charming stalker (just kidding) you’ll ever read about. In Play of Passion, Drew isn’t just chasing his love interest; he’s redefining dedication with a mix of Taurus stubbornness and sweet persistence. Think of him as that guy who remembers your coffee order by heart but also probably knows your daily schedule a little too well.

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Interested to start reading the series? Check out our Psy/Changeling Series Guide!

Silver Silence by Nalini Singh

Silver Silence by Nalini Singh

Sticking with the Psy/Changeling world we have our next hero. Valentine isn’t just any bear shifter; he’s the alpha with a soft spot for cozy dens and luxury. In Silver Silence, this big, burly leader proves that even the toughest exterior can hide a marshmallow heart, especially towards those he cares about. Ideal for readers who like their heroes strong, silent, and a tad materialistic—because who doesn’t love a guy who values comfort and luxury?

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We did a whole podcast season reviewing each of the books in this series, culminating with our author interview. Listen to the Fangover Psy/Changeling reviews and author interview with Nalini Singh here.

Lover Mine by J.R. Ward

Lover Mine by J.R. Ward

Xhex might seem like she has everything under control, but beneath that tough exterior is a Taurus who’s fiercely independent and practical. Don’t let her serious demeanor fool you; she’s as loyal and dependable as they come, with a touch of stubbornness that ensures she always gets her way. If you’re into heroines who are intense and aren’t afraid to throw a punch or two, she’s the girl for you.

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Yet another series we can’t get enough of and call ourselves experts on. We’ve got a complete series guide to reading the Black Dagger Brotherhood for you.

Barbarian Lover by Ruby Dixon

Barbarian Lover by Ruby Dixon

Aehako takes laid-back to a new level in Barbarian Lover. He’s the alien hero who crafted a gift you won’t forget—a dildo modeled after himself because he thought it was human custom! Perfect for those who appreciate a hero with a quirky sense of humor and a heart of gold, Aehako is all about comfort and pleasure.

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Go Fetch by Shelly Laurenston

Go Fetch by Shelly Laurenston

Miki is not your average genius; she’s a fiercely loyal, headstrong woman who isn’t afraid to challenge her burly Viking shifter mate. In Go Fetch, she brings brains and brawn to the table, proving that even the smartest characters can have a wild side. This one’s for readers who love a blend of intellect, loyalty, and a bit of chaos in their love stories.

Grab this book on Amazon or check out our Magnus Pack by Shelly Laurenston series guide. This is a must-read for paranormal romantic comedy fans.

What a Dragon Should Know by G.A. Aiken

What a Dragon Should Know by G.A. Aiken

And again sticking to the same author, G.A. Aiken is a pen name for Shelly Laurenston. We have Gwenvael, from the Dragon Kin series, who is a dragon shifter who takes indulgence to a new level. Known for his love of luxury and physical comfort, he brushes his hair exactly 100 strokes—every time. Gwenvael might seem like a vain, carefree playboy, but underneath, he’s a loyal schemer, always getting what he wants. His charming, humorous antics mask a deep, strategic mind. If you’re looking for a character who blends hilarity with hidden depths, Gwenvael is the dragon to swoop into your reading list.

Grab this book on Amazon or read our What a Dragon Should Know by G.A. Aiken book review

Moon Called by Patricia Briggs

Moon Called by Patricia Briggs

Mercy Thompson, the mechanic with a touch of magic, is as grounded as they come. Raised among wolves but not one herself, she’s had to be fiercely independent and resilient. Mercy embodies the Taurus traits of being stubborn, practical, and deeply loyal to her pack and loved ones. Her patience and determination see her through countless challenges, making her a heroine to root for. Plus Taurus being an Earth sign, this series gives major earthy vibes. If you’re into strong, earthy heroines who can fix cars as easily as they fix hearts and kick ass, Mercy Thompson’s adventures are a must-read.

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If you haven’t started the series, then check out our character interview with Mercy Thomspon herself and our Mercy Thompson series guide to get you started.

Don't Hex and Drive by Juliette Cross

Don’t Hex and Drive by Juliette Cross

Devraj Kumar is the suave and mysterious vampire from Don’t Hex and Drive. Known for his playboy reputation, he’s actually a deep thinker with a relentless drive to complete his missions. Devraj’s love for the finer things in life, including cooking delicious Indian food, showcases his hedonistic side. Underneath his charming exterior lies a steadfast and loyal heart, making him the perfect Taurus. If you’re looking for a hero who can cook up a storm and sweep you off your feet, Devraj is your guy.

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Devil's Cut by J.R. Ward

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Devil’s Cut by J.R. Ward

Gin from Devil’s Cut may seem like a spoiled rich girl, but don’t be fooled—there’s much more beneath the surface. Her fierce independence and loyalty to her family drive her to make tough choices, even when it means sacrificing her own happiness. Gin’s practical nature and sensuality, combined with her love for luxury, make her a classic Taurus. Despite her outwardly laid-back demeanor, she’s always strategizing and plotting for her loved ones. If you enjoy complex characters who evolve and reveal hidden depths, Gin’s story will captivate you. But be warned, this trilogy is best read in order (this is book 3).

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Castlevania - Trevor Belmont


Tired of all that reading? I mean, we never are but we wanted to include some shows as well. Trevor Belmont, the monster-hunting hero from Castlevania, is as stubborn as they come. Once a disgraced nobleman, Trevor’s life is now a relentless pursuit of defeating evil. He might enjoy a drink (or ten), but his loyalty to his mission and friends never wavers. Trevor’s laid-back, often lazy-seeming demeanor hides a strategic mind and a deep sense of duty. If you’re into heroes who balance their dark pasts with a determined spirit and a bit of humor, Trevor Belmont is your guy.

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The Umbrella Academy

The Umbrella Academy

And for another to add to your watch list we have Klaus, the wonderfully chaotic character from The Umbrella Academy. This is a Taurus with a flair for the dramatic. He’s hedonistic, embracing life’s pleasures with gusto, yet beneath his carefree exterior lies a heart of gold. Klaus’s loyalty to his dysfunctional family is unwavering, even as he grapples with his own demons. Stubborn and resilient, he’s always ready with a quip or a scheme, making him a standout character. If you love complex, hilarious, and heartwarming heroes, Klaus is a must-watch in The Umbrella Academy. Plus we love the series as a whole!

Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin

Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin

Textbook Taurus Alert right here. Reid Diggory, the steadfast hero of Serpent & Dove, starts off as a disciplined and loyal member of the church, embodying Taurus traits of stubbornness and determination. His world is turned upside down when he falls for a witch, challenging his beliefs and loyalties. Reid’s journey from rigid discipline to embracing love and independence makes him a compelling character. If you enjoy a romance where the hero evolves and fights for love against all odds, Reid Diggory’s story will enchant you. But if you ask us, maybe don’t read past book 1. You can pretend it’s an amazing standalone with us.

Grab this book on Amazon or read our Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin book review

We also did a deep dive podcast review on this book, listen to that here.

Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz

Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz

Odd Thomas is the unassuming hero who balances a laid-back demeanor with a relentless drive to do good. Despite the craziness that surrounds his life, he remains steadfast and loyal to his small town and loved ones. His unique ability to see the dead drives him to help those in need, showcasing his deep thinking and stubborn determination. While he doesn’t aspire to luxury, his contentment with what he has and his unwavering dedication make him a true Taurus. Pick this up for a blend of mystery, supernatural elements, and heartfelt moments that will keep you hooked. Plus, this was also made into a movie, making this is a read AND watch option.

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Watch the movie on Amazon or view the trailer first here.

Did you find a new book to add to your TBR?

We hope you enjoyed our deep dive into the world of Taurus-inspired fictional characters! Whether it’s the steadfast or the charmingly chaotic, these characters truly capture the essence of this earthy sign. Don’t stop here—check out our other zodiac recommendations and read the zodiac with us.

We’d love to hear your thoughts! Do you have any favorite fictional characters or books that scream Taurus to you? Drop your suggestions in the comments below and let’s keep the bookish astrology fun going.

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