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

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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.

Rugged Defender by B.J. Daniels 

Want Me, Cowboy (Copper Ridge) by Maisey Yates

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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.

Want Me, Cowboy by Maisey Yates

ER Doc’s Forever Gift by Sue MacKay

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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.

ER Doc's Forever Gift by Sue MacKay

Family by Design (Emerald City Stories) by Callie Endicott

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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.

Family by Design by Callie Endicott 

Christmas Hideout (McKade Law) by Susan Sleeman

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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.

Christmas Hideout by Susan Sleeman

What qualities does your perfect hero embody? Let us know in the comments!

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Comments ( 3 )
  1. Marcie R
    November 16, 2018 at 10:08 am
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    My perfect hero would have to have honor and be a to laugh.

    • Marcie R
      November 16, 2018 at 10:09 am
      Reply

      Eek! I meant to type – be ABLE to laugh.

      • Elissa
        November 21, 2018 at 12:53 pm
        Reply

        That sounds like a great hero. Have any book heroes matched up with what you’re looking for?

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