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Subject: Wounded/Scarred Hero Books
Date Posted: 8/13/2007 11:54 AM ET
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Hello All!

Can you recommend some harlequin/silhouette type books that have a physically wounded or scarred hero in them.

I've read a few and actually have enjoyed them.  I'm not talking about gruesome stuff here, just a hero hiding out and not feeling like he would find someone to love.

Thanks in advance!

Melissa B.

 

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 1:35 PM ET
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The Player - Rhonda Nelson  (emotional scars), Abbie's Outlas - Victoria Bylin, Conspiracy Game - Christine Feehan, Deadly Game - Christine Feehan, The Drifter - Lori Copeland, Married to a Marine - Cathie Linz

Sherri

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 6:45 PM ET
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sorry don't read harlequin.  Outlander (diana gabaldon) has the best wounded hero ever (Jamie Fraser)!

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 7:53 PM ET
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Oops, I'm sorry.  I didn't ask in my first post....but could you please give me a tiny idea of how the hero is wounded?  Not a long explanation...just maybe emotionally, pysically (blind, wheelchair, scars, etc.) or something like that?

Thanks again,

Melissa B.

CLAUDIA...TELL ME ABOUT OUTLANDER!

 

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 8:38 PM ET
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do you mind if I chime in and broaden to beyond harlequin/silouette?  If you'd rather not, Melissa, I completely understand.  Like the premise, wanted a bigger selection is all.

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Date Posted: 8/13/2007 9:08 PM ET
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frisco's kid by suzanne brockmann - part of a series in the silhouette line where the guy's been hurt and can't be a SEAL anymore..she did a whole series on this team but could be read alone.

Jo Leigh's blaze series..one of these is about a man who gets his hand amputated after being shot but these are a bit 'spicier' and to really enjoy this one I think it's better to read the whole series or at least that book and the last one. fo course the title's escaped me but it's in the weekly read thread...there's relentelss,reckoning and another one. and the prequet is closer...

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 9:57 PM ET
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Christine Feehan's Conspiracy Game and Deadly Game have a couple of scarred (literally) twin brothers.  They're also genetically enhanced, as are the heroines - as part of a plot to build a superior fighting force.  They're part of her Ghostwalker series. 

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 10:36 PM ET
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Harlequin Desire - Tanner Ties by Peggy Moreland (part of a series) - Hero has scars on his face and body after being burned.

Love is Blind by Lynsay Sands - Hero has a scar on his face. 

In Too Deep by Cherry Adair (book 3 of a series) - Hero lost his eye and wears an eye patch.  I can't remember if he has other scars or not.

 

Date Posted: 8/14/2007 9:16 AM ET
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SECOND HAND BRIDE by Cheryl St John...Harlequin Historical...Hero has  facial scars

TEXAS DESTINY by Lorraine Heath.......Hero  has facial scars

CHARLIE'S ANGEL by Lori Handeland...hero har damaged Larynx

THE WINTER SOLDIER by Diana Palmer...hero had damaged hand

 

Date Posted: 8/14/2007 9:17 AM ET
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Karen,

Please do expand!!!

I tend to stick to harlequin/silhouette books because they are simple mind numbing reads (and I don't mean that in a bad way, I love them!) and I can finish one in a couple of hours.

I like Diana Palmer too, but after awhile all her books seem to "feel" the same.  I've read some Cassie Edwards and they are ok, but they also are all sort of the same.

For a more serious or intense read Dee Henderson is my absolute FAVORITE...she writes romantic suspense!!!!  She is a christian and her books are amazing.  No love scenes, but the best written books I have ever come across.

Melissa B.

 

 

Date Posted: 8/14/2007 9:49 AM ET
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Melissa I agree about Dee Henderson.  Have you read her Uncommon Hero's series?  They are my favorites.

Sherri

Date Posted: 8/14/2007 9:53 AM ET
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Well if you can find this one, it's an older (1990's) harlequinn(silhouette Intimate moments) series book  " Beyond all Reason" (wide open spaces) by Judith Duncan.  The hero has some emotional scars from his teen years, he keeps to himself alot, thinking he isn't worthy of love.He also has some scars on his back from beatings he endured. I love this story it's on my KEEPER list!! If you search for it on here, you have to include the "wide open spaces" next to the title. That's how i found it. The book description does not do it justice, it's much better than the blurb on the back of the book!!



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Date Posted: 8/14/2007 10:23 AM ET
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Melissa, there's another one that I can't think of the title..think it came out last summer but it's a harleqin intrigue where the guy was in an explosion and his face is messed up..he's a sculptor and this woman is tryng to clear up the mess he's accused of being part of...people ending up dead, etc..sorta intense in places for an intrigue but I enjyed it. think it has 'beast' in the title..lemme search and see if I can find it.

ETA: beautiful beast by dani sinclair. might not be your cup of tea but he's bothered by the scars and they're on the run most of the story though 'in town'..motel scene too but mostly the intrigue!



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Tanya,  I just requested the book....you're right...the description doesn't sound very good at all...BUT YOURS DOES so I'm looking forward to getting it.

Sherri,  I love the Uncommon Heroes series by Dee Henderson BUT  The O'Malley's are my favorites!!!!  I kid you not, I have never read a series before and felt that the characters were REAL!!!!  I reread the entire 6 book O'Malley series EVERY YEAR and I still get chills!!!!!

Melissa B.

 

 

Date Posted: 8/14/2007 6:24 PM ET
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gosh dang it gotta move those books up the TBR list now! I got them a while back so mabye ti's time to start? noope, still need to finish the 'crazy' series...sigh..what to do..

Date Posted: 8/14/2007 7:04 PM ET
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Exposure by Susan Andersen.  Hero has a nasty scar on his face and a hook instead of a hand. This is such a beautiful story and has the best written child EVER.  "My name is Gwacie.  I'm fwee."  I double dog dare you not to fall for Shewiff Elbis!  LOL

A Man Like Mac (Harlequin Superromance No. 911) I don't remember WHY but he doesn't have the use of his legs.  He's in a wheelchair.

Cherokee Baby  He's missing a leg.  This one also features an older couple (late 30s) which was intriguing. 

Date Posted: 8/14/2007 7:22 PM ET
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Melissa - I've got the 1st 3 books in the O'Malley series, I just haven't read them yet.  Thanks for the tip - I may start them next.

Sherri

Date Posted: 8/14/2007 8:54 PM ET
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Another one (but I can't link to it for some reason) is Thirty Nights (Blaze #5) by JoAnn Ross.  I remember he has a hook.  I don't remember if he has any other deformities.  And I remember that it was HOT! 

Date Posted: 8/14/2007 9:08 PM ET
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Ani K....I accept your double dog dare!!!!  I requested the book!!!!

Melissa B.

Date Posted: 8/15/2007 8:14 AM ET
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Frisco's Kid by Suzanne Brockmann.  I've just finished reading this one.  The hero is a former Navy SEAL who's now permanently disabled (cannot walk without a cane or crutches) due to an injury during a firefight.

Sherri

Date Posted: 8/15/2007 9:02 AM ET
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I'm reading one now that's part of a harlequin duet and the 'hero' is an exhockey star (think it's hockey) and now a brilliant mathematician/chemist 'brainy nerdy sort' who's a hunk...not too far along but these are written as silly/funny reads so not sure if you're 'into' that...right now I'm really e njoying them for easy fun reads. it's called 'czech mate' and is the 2nd story along with 'baily's irish dream'. very cute cover with a car and kitty!(that's the other story though!) oh, he got hit with a puck or somethng and is deaf/blind on one side so he has trouble hearing and seeing on that side after numerous surgeries and feels bad about it..like he's handicapped or defective or something. ETA: in czech mate the girl wants to go to paris for fashion design. the guy wants to work at university in the US and immigration wont' let him because of a snafu so for him to be able to work and her to get her hands on her trust money both need to marry temporarily..oh and he's a hunk! (of course they all are!) she doesn't know about his handicap yet and he doesn't want her to yet he keeps 'ignoring' her because he doesnt' hear and so far she's assumed he's  brainy nerd lost in his own theories...like I said a cute light funny silly read but he is handicapped which is mentioned a lot, esp in the first few chapters I've read...

frisco's kid is great! much more serious story than czech mate...



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Date Posted: 8/15/2007 2:35 PM ET
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Melissa, if you don't like the book I'll request it from you just to get it off your shelf! 

There, putting credit where my mouth is! 

Date Posted: 8/16/2007 2:52 PM ET
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Ani,

Now, Now, don't back down from your double dog dare...it's the first one I've ever been given...LOL!!!!

I'm sure I'll love it and I'll definitely let you know once I read it.  I love PBS but sometimes it hard to wait for the books to come!!!!

Melissa B.

 

 

Date Posted: 8/16/2007 3:59 PM ET
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I wasn't backing DOWN, I was backing UP my double dog dare.  That's how convinced I am that you'll like it!

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