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Subject: A little strange ,but.......Lookin for>>>>>>>
Date Posted: 7/20/2010 2:30 PM ET
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Storys were the hero is short ! Can be from any genre and an y time period. My cousin is only 5'6" ( he is a he) and is always complaning that girls only want tall men so i want to suprise him with a stack of short heroed romance books for his B-Day! Thanks!!! 

Date Posted: 7/20/2010 2:35 PM ET
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Wow...let me think about this one.... very intriguing!

Date Posted: 7/20/2010 3:10 PM ET
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The Bastard-John Jakes

Suzanne Brockman has written some short heroes-Night Watch, Into the Storm and Out of Control

Date Posted: 7/20/2010 3:30 PM ET
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My dad stand 5'6" but looked like Clark Gable when he was younger. I'm 5'3" and my ex-husband was 5'2" (but buff with red hair and red beard). I once dated a guy who was 6'5". Trust me. I doesn't work the way they describe in novels. The top of my head was about level with his chest and my hips hit him mid-thigh. Dancing cheek to cheek? Not! I had a much better time with an English professor (5'7") that I dated for several months. Then there was the country singer (5'8") whose voice and eyes made him lethal. Damn, I miss being young. LOL

I recall reading a few books where the hero was of average height (5'10" or so), but for the life of me, I can't remember which ones.

There are lots of pocket venuses out there who would think 5'6" is perfect. How well he takes care of himself and well he treats women can make all the difference. Does he work out? We do like buff. Does he dress to impress? I'm still trying to figure what planet guys are on where pants falling off or that I-just-waxed-my-car look is hot.

Also, where is he looking to meet girls? Signing up for a college class where girls are somewhat cerebral can get him a lot further than bar-hopping.


Date Posted: 7/20/2010 3:50 PM ET
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Suzanne Brockmann has one but for the life of me I can't remember the name of it.

Date Posted: 7/20/2010 3:51 PM ET
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the following blog list some books with short heroes-


Date Posted: 7/20/2010 6:37 PM ET
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I just read this one:  http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780515135107-Ride+the+Wind+Home

It's a historical, and he's a short guy.

Date Posted: 7/20/2010 8:14 PM ET
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Interesting Blog but those seem to be mostly sci-fi.  Although that might be a better  choice for a young guy.  I know I've read more than a few where ther hero was only 5'10 or so.  I know not "short" especially to me because I'm only 5'2.  But short compared to most romance heroes who are usually 6'3 or there abouts.  

My dad is only about 5'6 and he looked like Elvis when he was younger. 

Date Posted: 7/20/2010 8:32 PM ET
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UNCOMMON VOWS - Mary Jo Putney. It's a medieval.

Date Posted: 7/20/2010 9:51 PM ET
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I'm 5' tall and someone 5'6"-5'8" is the ideal. I've imagine what it would be like to do all the things the heroine does with a 6'+ hero and for me it isn't romantic. It's a logistical thing. Slow dancing when my head is even with his breastbone isn't romantic, and that's just the first step in doing more interesting things. Gotta be comfortable with it.


Date Posted: 7/20/2010 10:57 PM ET
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If I remember correctly, the hero in this one is short (but it may have only been in comparison with his brothers):

Highland Promise (Murray Family, Bk 3) (Mass Market Paperback)

Date Posted: 7/21/2010 5:11 PM ET
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you are correct Ani, Eric is short and so is his son Tormand in Highland Sinner

Date Posted: 7/21/2010 8:22 PM ET
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Thank you for all of these books i will be ordering like crazy! if you have any more ideas keepum comin!! I keep telling him that being tall isn't what important but so far he hasn't listened to me. He is a great guy and usually not that hung up on things it's just that he has been burned a few times.

Date Posted: 7/22/2010 8:36 AM ET
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I've never considered my DH short and he is about 5'6". Just right for me, I am 5'4".  We are sure our boys will both be a lot taller than us. We are both the shortest in our families. But we don't think of ourselves as short!

Date Posted: 7/22/2010 9:52 AM ET
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I too just finished Kingston's Ride the Wind Home.  Adored the hero in that one.  And Brockmann writes good heros-no matter their stature-Jules too is short. 

Don't think the hero in Mary Jo Putney's "Loving a Lost Lord" was tall either-Adam.

Mary Balogh has done several-but the only one I can remember off the top of my head is Gerald Stapleton from A Precious Jewel. Outstanding book btw. 


Date Posted: 7/22/2010 10:53 AM ET
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Luke Turner in the oldie but goodie The Rainbow Season wasn't very tall, by Lisa Gregory.

Date Posted: 7/23/2010 7:07 PM ET
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YES!  The link went to the Miles series by Lois McMaster Bujold.  A sci-fi series that's great fun!