Feb 17 2010
Keishon is running her To Be Read challenge in which you search your TBR pile to rediscover hidden gems (or so you hope). This month’s selection was “hero in pursuit or virginal hero”. The virgin hero is like the unicorn, a myth spoke of in awed hushed tones, but never seen.
I can recall only a couple of virgin hero books I’ve ever read and both were category romances. To name one of them would be to give away a big secret of the story so I’ll refrain from spoiling everyone but I will give you the author – Anne MacAllister. The other author is Susan Napier. The book is Secret Admirer and it also contains an older woman/younger man dynamic. Ah, those HPs, so repressed!
Patricia Gaffney’s Wild at Heart has a virgin hero as does Caressed by Ice by Nalini Singh. We need to start compiling these rare sightings in order to have documented proof that the virgin hero in romance indeed exists. Go forth and recommend!
(As a side note, I think this post is a bit antithetical to the purposes of Keishon’s TBR challenge which is designed to decrease the TBR pile while I suspect this thread will only increase the TBR pile).