Yesterday on Twitter we were talking about Lothaire, and Jane asked, where are the nice guys in PNR?
There does seem to be a lot of bad boys out there. I love to see a bad boy be brought down by love. Lothaire has walked the Earth for centuries, always getting his way. I am amused by how his heroine Ellie makes him learn how to be unselfish (somewhat). Dmitri from Nalini Singh’s Archangel’s Blade is another very naughty hero. So wicked. Again, I love how he stays wicked throughout the book. Dragos from Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison is another majorly alpha hero that comes to mind.
So while the bad boys can be fun, I had a hard time thinking of the good guys. The heroes that are a little more kind, and gentle. That are still protective over their mate (duh – this is PNR we are talking about!) but might not fly completely off the handle at every little thing.
The first one that popped to mind is Tohr, in JR Ward’s upcoming Lover Reborn. He has to be nice, right?
I turned to Twitter to give me some “good guy” recs, and here is what I received:
Lillie – Southern Arcana Series by Moira Rogers, Play of Passion by Nalini Singh, Dark Melody by Christine Feehan.
Highland Hussy – Bodyguard and Wild Cat by Jennifer Ashley
Buckeyegirl31 – Succubus Series by Jill Myles, Happy Hour at Casa Dracula by Marta Acosta, Lucani Lovers series by Stephanie Julian, Size Matters by Stephanie Julian. Desmond from Something Secret Comes this Way by Sierra Dean, Time of Transition by Gabi Stevens
Jill Sorenson – Soul Gatherer Series by Annette McCleave
Karen Mahoney – Dirk & Steel Series by Marjorie M. Liu
Fiction Vixen – Acheron
Ren Puspita – Kerrlyn Sparks books
Susi M. – The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf by Molly Harper, Georgina Kincaid books by Richelle Mead (Definitely agree with this!)
Jess – Shelly Laurenston’s Pride series
Lusty Reader – Owen from Jennifer Estep’s Elemental Assassin series, Riley from Branded by Fire by Nalini Singh, Drew from Play of Passion by Nalini Singh
c2 – JL Langley’s With or Without series
Tori – Geist by Philippa Ballantine
Julie Leto – Book two and three of her Phantom series
Shiloh Walker – Rune from Serpent’s Kiss by Thea Harrison
I think that is a pretty good list!
What other books can you think of that have a “nice” PNR hero? Do you tend to lean towards the nice guys or go straight for the bad boys?