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Subject: Any other heroes like...
Date Posted: 9/1/2012 4:27 PM ET
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I finished The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie, and I loved him. I want more heroes like him! Anyone know of any other books like it?

Date Posted: 9/1/2012 7:06 PM ET
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I haven't read the book so I don'tknow what kind of hero he is. Why did he stand out for you?

I have the book, just haven't gotten to it yet.

GAil

Date Posted: 9/4/2012 9:09 AM ET
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Oooh - good suggestion Claudia.  I really liked that one!

Date Posted: 9/4/2012 9:21 AM ET
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Gail, you haven't read that yet??? You are in for such a treat! Ian is the sweetest bomb! My suggestion is Elizabeth Hoyt's To Beguile a Beast or to Desire a Devil, Lydia Joyce's The Veil of Night or Laura Kinsale's Flowers from the Storm, an oldie but a goodie.



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Date Posted: 9/4/2012 9:54 PM ET
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What is the name of that website that lists different categories of books...like Heroes with disabilities.  I remember seeing a thread about it before and there were several books mentioned that were similar to Lord Ian.  The list gives the book, author and a few words about how it fits the category.  The Heroes with Disabilities category had books with heroes with physical and/or mental disabilities.  Some perceived at first but later resolved, others battle injuries (including PTSD) and other ailments.

Date Posted: 9/5/2012 9:07 AM ET
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I think AAR has something like that.

Date Posted: 9/5/2012 6:48 PM ET
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I checked that site, but most were historical or they were just physical disabilities...the historicals I know next to nothing about, so I don't know whats good lol

Thanks for the suggestions everyone.

Date Posted: 9/5/2012 10:46 PM ET
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Madeline Hunter's series of the Rothwell Brothers that starts with The Rules of Seduction ends with a book you are looking for.  The Sins of Lord Easterbrook has a main character who has a disability.  He appears thoughout this excellent series and only the last book explains him to the reader. I would read the series in order.  I loved all the books in the series but especially The Secret of Surrender and The Sins of Lord Easterbrook..

Also, Simply Jess by Pamela Morsi,  another great romance with a disabled hero.



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Date Posted: 9/6/2012 9:39 AM ET
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Ohh I didn't even think about Simple Jess another awesome read. The Sins of Lord E was good as well. Christine Feehan's Waterbound is a really good one, but the heroine is autistic not the hero.

Date Posted: 9/8/2012 9:50 AM ET
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Hey I don't see too many disabled heroes books, but I know a few scarred heroes if you're interested in those.

Date Posted: 9/8/2012 1:23 PM ET
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Sure!

Date Posted: 9/8/2012 6:50 PM ET
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ok I'll pm you with a few =)

Date Posted: 9/8/2012 8:48 PM ET
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While browsing today, I came across this book that might fit your search

The Portrait by Megan Chance

It is set in the early 1900's but is about a hero with bi-polar disorder.  It got lots of good reviews.  Unfortunately it's not available here right now.

Date Posted: 9/9/2012 7:07 AM ET
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Heather that book looks good,I'm puttingit on my wishlist

Date Posted: 9/17/2012 10:47 PM ET
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The Portrait is INCREDIBLE.  I would suggest Linda Howard's Cry No More for a sexy autistic hero although its a contemporary.

Date Posted: 9/18/2012 8:19 PM ET
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I read Cry No More several years ago, but don't remember the hero being autistic.  I'll have to check it out again. 

I pulled Waterbound off my TBR and finally read it.  While not the greatest book on the whole,  I LOVED Feehan's characterization of the heroine (who has an autistic spectrum disorder).  I work with adults with developmental disabilities, many of whom also have an ASD.  Feehan was spot on in many of the mannerisms and routines, even though she took a little poetic license in some places--almost a must with the paranormal elements.  That character affected me pretty deeply.  And I just LOVED the way he accepted her "quirks."  Everyone else around her was trying to make her fit into their world and work with their rules.  He was the only one that said, what is OK for you--and then went with it.  If she didn't want to eat something, he made her a peanut butter sandwich.  If she doesn't want to use the "good china" he says, OK we'll use paper until we can get a regular set of dishes.  When she starts to unravel, he wraps her weighted blanket around her, without thinking anything of it.  So many of the things she thought made it impossible for her to have a relationship, were complete non-issues for him.  I wish more people were this accepting of the needs of people with sensory processing difficulties and other autistic characteristics--or even just day to day quirks that everyone has.

eta:  Sorry, just realized I turned this into a book review.  copying and pasteing now.



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