20 Best Bad Boys in Romance Novels

Scene from "The House on Black Lake" trailer

Please Note:  The House on Black Lake has been adapted to screenplay. Go to Home Page to view cinematic trailer.

[amazon_link id=”0982500203″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The House on Black Lake[/amazon_link] has three bad boys who push the boundaries of “good girl” Alexandra Brighton. Preternaturally good looking Ramey Sandeleywas  born to wealth and power, rides a horse like a native, shoots wild game like a professional, and seduces every creature that crosses his path. He has never heard the word “No”. Georgie La Pointe, Ramey’s cousin, is a tanned and  muscle bound Canadian rock star who has never dated the same woman more than once and grooms his hair in the eyes of his admirers. Andra Labat is a seductive French Canadian artist who woos conservative Alexandra Brighton to his bed within hours of meeting her, and remains charming and seductive as he lures her into a web of deadly intensions.

Most women have loved a bad boy at least once in their lives. My personal favorite bad boy boyfriend was a 6’7″ New Zealander with wavy dark hair to his shoulders. The perfect man to date after a messy divorce.  He was utterly primitive, an outlaw, and untamable. One day I plan to hunt him back down and write a non fiction account of our reunion. But until then… here is my list.

I have chosen the top twenty best bad boys in romance novels based in input from fans and forums (thanks to Amazon community).

1. [amazon_link id=”0553385712″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Lucky’s Lady [/amazon_link]by Tami Hoag – Lucky Loucet is a diamond in the rough Cajun
2. [amazon_link id=”0440208297″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]One Summer[/amazon_link] by Karen Robards – Johnny accused of murder as student, gets involved with teacher when on parole
3.  [amazon_link id=”0425232700″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Coming Undone[/amazon_link] by Lauren Dane – Brody is tattoo artist drives motorcycle
4. [amazon_link id=”0739462989″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Crazy series[/amazon_link] by Tara Jantzen -Creed Rivera is surfer/pick pocket turned SDF agent
5. [amazon_link id=”0312942303″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Born of Night [/amazon_link]by Sherrilyn Kenyon – Nykyrion is human/alien assassin
6. [amazon_link id=”0451233166″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Black Dagger Brotherhood [/amazon_link] by J.R. Ward – Wrath is vampire warrior
7. [amazon_link id=”0758203195″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Behind Closed Doors[/amazon_link] by Shannon McKenna – Seth Mackey is sexy detective
8. [amazon_link id=”0778325008″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Ice series [/amazon_link]by Anne Stuart – Serafin is a mercenary, assassin, and the most dangerous man in the world
9. [amazon_link id=”0425209644″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Breeds series[/amazon_link] by Lora Leigh – Callen is a genetic experiment – half man/half lion
10. [amazon_link id=”0312992424″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Night Play [/amazon_link]by Sherrilyn Kenyon – Vane is a werewolf with magical powers
11. [amazon_link id=”B001VEQ6K2″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Demonica series [/amazon_link]by Larissa Ione – Wraith is a Seminous demon with a death wish
12. [amazon_link id=”0425226921″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Guild Hunter series[/amazon_link] by Nalini Singh – Raphael is intense archangel
13. [amazon_link id=”1551665743″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Mackenzie’s Mountain[/amazon_link] by Linda Howard – Wolf is powerful, mysterious, sensuous, flawed Vietnam vet
14, [amazon_link id=”0440237564″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Immortal Highlander [/amazon_link]by Karen Marie Moning – Adam Black is immortal, arrogant, and  an intensely sensual seducer
14. [amazon_link id=”006056251X” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Devil in Winter[/amazon_link] by Lisa Kleypas – 30 seconds alone with Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent, will ruin any girl’s reputation
15, [amazon_link id=”1453617221″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Heart of Fire[/amazon_link] by Linda Howard
16.Midnight Man by Lisa Marie Rice – John Huntington is sexy ex Navy Seal
17. Jeannine Frost – [amazon_link id=”0061783161″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Night Huntress Series[/amazon_link] – Bones is sexy ancient vampire with agenda
18. Midnight Breed, Lara Adrian – Lucan is detective/leader of elite vampire warriors
19.[amazon_link id=”0380801213″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Truly, Madly Yours [/amazon_link]by Rachel Gibson – Nick is a motorcycle riding love ’em and leave ’em kind of guy – second chance love with bb
20. [amazon_link id=”0061032093″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Breathing Room[/amazon_link] by Susan Elizabeth Philips – Ren is movie star/playboy
 
In a series of interviews author Anastasia Blackwell talks about bad boys. Here is an excerpt:
 
 

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