Thursday, April 10, 2014

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List of Sci-Fi Romance Non-Jerk Heroes



A few days ago, author Ros Clarke fielded the idea of putting out a call "for suggestions of books with non-jerk heroes to read next" (contemporary/historical romances). I'm guessing this was for a book club. 

At any rate, seeing her tweet reminded me of just how many non-jerk heroes I encounter in science fiction romance. In my experience, non-jerk heroes are the default in SFR. Therefore, I culled a list of non-jerk heroes from the books I've read!

Here are some titles to start us off. It's by no means inclusive and is in random order. 

HOPE'S FOLLY – Linnea Sinclair
UNNACCEPTABLE RISK – Jeanette Grey
IN ENEMY HANDS – K.S. Augustin
BEYOND THE RAIN – Jess Granger
BODY ELECTRIC – Susan Squires
CAUGHT IN AMBER – Cathy Pegau
HER CYBORG AWAKES – Melisse Aires
SOMATESTHESIA – Ann Somerville
METAL REIGN – Nathalie Gray
STEAMROLLED – Pauline Baird Jones
RIVETED – Meljean Brooks
FIRESTORM ON E'TERRA – Ella Drake
SUNRISE ALLEY – Catherine Asaro
CONTACT – Susan Grant
SKIES OF GOLD – Zoe Archer
TAKEN TO THE LIMIT – Nico Rosso
MECHMAN – L.J. Garland
GHOST PLANET – Sharon Lynn Fisher
KEIR – Pippa Jay
TOUCHED BY AN ALIEN – Gini Koch
KILTS & KRAKEN – Cindy Spencer Pape
A GIFT FOR BOGGLE – P.J. Schnyder
ESCAPE FROM ZULAIRE – Veronica Scott
THE SPIRAL PATH – Lisa Paitz Spindler
PARAGON – Aubrey Watt
DISCOVERY: A FAR OUT ROMANCE – T.M. Moffat
BREATH OF LIFE – Christine Pope
MORE THAN A MAN – Emily Ryan-Davis and Elise Logan
TASTE OF PASSION – Renae Jones
ONCE UPON A TIME IN SPACE – Heather Massey (that's me!)
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Which titles would you suggest? Also, why do you think SFR has so many non-jerk heroes?
Joyfully yours,
Heather