Find Your Harlequin Hero, Just In Time for the Holidays
by Karen Green
Do you like a man in uniform or do you prefer a rough and dusty cowboy? Maybe your perfect Harlequin hero is somebody who runs into danger while others are running away from it or maybe your kind of hero is a less-obvious archetype: the family man who will do anything to keep his loved ones together.
Whether your ideal protagonist is the strong, silent type or the bold, outspoken alpha, the perfect hero will capture your heart and your imagination—just like the heroes you’ll find in the pages of these six contemporary romance novels.
Rugged Defender (Whitehorse, Montana: The Clementine Sisters) by B.J. Daniels
Hero qualities: intense, simmering, loyal, cowboy
Justin Calhoun hasn’t been back to Whitehorse in years—but when he hears that Chloe Clementine, his old sweetheart is there, he’s ready to ride back in. He has unfinished business in his hometown and it’s finally time for Justin and Chloe to uncover the truth.
Want Me, Cowboy (Copper Ridge) by Maisey Yates
Hero qualities: successful, confident, alpha, cowboy
Isaiah Grayson is a rich, successful rancher who seems to have everything he ever wanted—except a wife. Poppy Sinclair is tasked with the job of finding him a life partner, even as she knows the perfect woman for him is closer than he thinks.
ER Doc’s Forever Gift by Sue MacKay
Hero qualities: alpha, capable, vulnerable, doctor
When his neighbor bangs on his door asking for the music to be turned down, Harry Frost assures the beautiful Sienna Burch that he won’t be around to bother her for long. But when they realize they are both doctors working at the local hospital, their unexpected attraction starts to turn into something that could become much more permanent.
Family by Design (Emerald City Stories) by Callie Endicott
Hero qualities: brooding, determined, vulnerable, father
Widower Simon Kessler may seem gruff but he wants to do the right thing—by his daughter and increasingly, by Rachel Clarion, the woman he hires to revive his late wife’s fashion line. Simon wants to keep things professional, but he soon realizes that Rachel might be the perfect fit for the family and the family business.
Christmas Hideout (McKade Law) by Susan Sleeman
Hero qualities: faithful, dependable, strong, lawman
When Deputy Matt McKade finds the beautiful Nicole Dyer and her young daughter taking refuge in an unused cabin on his family’s ranch, he can see something isn’t right. Matt knows it is his job to protect Nicole—but soon it becomes much more than a duty to keep her safe.
What qualities does your perfect hero embody? Let us know in the comments!