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20 Best Bad Boys in Romance Novels

Scene from "The House on Black Lake" trailer

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The House on Black Lake 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. Lucky's Lady by Tami Hoag - Lucky Loucet is a diamond in the rough Cajun
2. One Summer by Karen Robards - Johnny accused of murder as student, gets involved with teacher when on parole
3.  Coming Undone by Lauren Dane - Brody is tattoo artist drives motorcycle
4. Crazy series by Tara Jantzen -Creed Rivera is surfer/pick pocket turned SDF agent
5. Born of Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon - Nykyrion is human/alien assassin
6. Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward - Wrath is vampire warrior
7. Behind Closed Doors by Shannon McKenna - Seth Mackey is sexy detective
8. Ice series by Anne Stuart - Serafin is a mercenary, assassin, and the most dangerous man in the world
9. Breeds series by Lora Leigh - Callen is a genetic experiment - half man/half lion
10. Night Play by Sherrilyn Kenyon - Vane is a werewolf with magical powers
11. Demonica series by Larissa Ione - Wraith is a Seminous demon with a death wish
12. Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh - Raphael is intense archangel
13. Mackenzie's Mountain by Linda Howard - Wolf is powerful, mysterious, sensuous, flawed Vietnam vet
14, Immortal Highlander by Karen Marie Moning - Adam Black is immortal, arrogant, and  an intensely sensual seducer
14. Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas - 30 seconds alone with Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent, will ruin any girl's reputation
15, Heart of Fire by Linda Howard
16.Midnight Man by Lisa Marie Rice - John Huntington is sexy ex Navy Seal
17. Jeannine Frost - Night Huntress Series - Bones is sexy ancient vampire with agenda
18. Midnight Breed, Lara Adrian - Lucan is detective/leader of elite vampire warriors
19.Truly, Madly Yours by Rachel Gibson - Nick is a motorcycle riding love 'em and leave 'em kind of guy - second chance love with bb
20. Breathing Room 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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