Tall, Dark and Dangerous vs. Boy Next Door Quiz

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Here at Harlequin, editors Pippa Roscoe and Dana Grimaldi are dying to know whether your heart races for a bad boy hero or if you’re pining for the good guy! Take our quiz and find your next great read—whether you go for Tall, Dark and Dangerous or the Boy Next Door!

1. It’s 9:00 a.m. on Monday morning and you’re ALREADY tired of the week! But you can’t stop thinking about the perfect Friday night date your man has set up…

A. Candlelight dinner and a walk on the beach.
B. Candlelight dinner that never gets to dessert!

2. Your favorite romance films have found their target! You look for a guy who is…

A. Strong and gloriously dependable.
B. Strong and deliciously unpredictable.

3. For your anniversary you’d like your guy to surprise you with…

A. A ridiculously cute puppy.
B. Impossibly expensive and indecently sexy lingerie.

4. In your wildest dreams you’d like him to whisk you away for…

A. A romantic drive through the countryside.
B. An overnight trip to Paris on his private jet.

5. Your ideal guy would earn a living…

A. Selflessly protecting others, like a firefighter, doctor or policeman
B. Ruthlessly pushing himself to the very limit, like an MMA fighter, racing car driver, or thrill-seeking adventurer.

6. Now to a really important question…! In the bedroom, your guy would…

A. Bring you breakfast in bed.
B. Bring you out-of-this-world pleasure.

7. When you’re feeling down, your guy says…

A. The sweetest things to make you smile.
B. The hottest things to make you forget.

8. You just can’t resist your man when he’s….

A. Showing off his good boy self in his favorite pair of jeans and a T-shirt.
B. Hiding his bad boy self in a tailor-made suit and shades.

If you chose mostly A’s, you prefer the boy next door! Just like Harlequin Editor Dana Grimaldi, who has four heroes you won’t be able to resist…

“I have to confess, I love good guy heroes! Whether he’s a small-town firefighter like Daniel from Man of His Word, or a big city lawyer like Ford from A Wife in Wyoming, the boy next door is dependable. He’ll always be there for you, and he always knows how to make you smile. Check out some of our recommended reads and take a chance on the good guy!”
—Dana Grimaldi, Assistant Editor/Editorial Assistant, Harlequin Heartwarming

If you chose mostly B’s, you’re looking for a bad boy! Just like Harlequin Editor Pippa Roscoe, who has four of her favorites—but be careful, she doesn’t like sharing!

“I have no shame in confessing that it’s the bad boys that draw me in! Whether he’s an martial arts fighter like Denver in Holding Strong or Dmitri in His Diamond of Convenience, or a stock car driver like Brody in Rock Solid, taming the bad boy is really the only way to go. He’ll be unpredictable, he’ll be brooding and impossible, but no one will make your heart beat faster, or make you feel more like a woman than a bad boy!”
—Pippa Roscoe, Associate Editor, Harlequin Presents

How about you, readers? Do you prefer bad boys/alpha heroes, or the boy next door?

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Comments ( 189 )
  1. betty
    May 1, 2015 at 4:04 pm
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    tall dark and dangerous

  2. Lisa B
    May 1, 2015 at 9:22 pm
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    I loke them both but if I have to pick it would be the boy next door.

  3. Iranlowo
    May 2, 2015 at 5:23 am
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    I loooove bad boys they are fun and challenging to tame i love challenges p.s add to them a spitfire girl nd gotcha u av them

  4. Carey
    May 5, 2015 at 1:27 am
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    I’m married to a romantic, good guy doctor who I love very much, but I’ll confess it’s the bad boys in romance novels that get my heart pounding!

  5. jackie woodland
    May 5, 2015 at 12:49 pm
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    I would have to say bad boy… 🙂

  6. Jessica Call
    May 5, 2015 at 1:06 pm
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    Bad boys and alpha dogs!!

  7. candace
    May 5, 2015 at 1:08 pm
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    I love bad boys

  8. Anthonia
    July 4, 2015 at 4:57 am
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    I love the boy next door

  9. tonia
    July 4, 2015 at 5:02 am
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    Boy next door because they are sweet to be with and every moment spent with him will be memorable

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