Best Romance Novels With Flawed/Scarred Heroes

Please Note: “The House on Black Lake” has been adapted to screenplay. To view provocative trailer go to Home Page.

Ramey Sandeley, the Hero of “[amazon_link id=”0982500203″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The House on Black Lake[/amazon_link]” is physically perfect, which means he has a price to pay. He is internally scarred due to the suicide of his mother, a tricked marriage, and the loss of something so dear his fate is in peril. Perfection gives him the right to anything he desires, yet he is incapable of having his deepest needs met. The man is tortured, conflicted, and lost, yet on the surface he appears to have it all.

There are other suffering heroes in novels of romance that share this curse, and others who face physical disfigurement  Each is charged with the same challenge – to find love with a woman who will overlook flaws and accept without judgment. Alexandra, the heroine of “The House on Black Lake”, says of Ramey, “If beauty is nothing without a dark river running through it, then Ramey Sandeley has more than God gave him, he now claims the greatest of God’s gifts.”

Alexandra is possibly more evolved than other women, as she has experienced life as “a freak”. The right side of her face was paralyzed after the birth of her first child. A vow at St. Joseph’s shrine, “Truth for Beauty” cured her malady but left her with a price to pay. She must seek out her rightful destiny in return for her unmarked face.

[amazon_link id=”1936594323″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The Phantom of the Opera[/amazon_link] is the quintessential story of a scarred hero, both inside and out.  I love [amazon_link id=”B0007TKNII” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]the film [/amazon_link]with Gerard Butler. The following are the top romance novels with flawed/scarred heroes. Information is culled from discussions with fans and Amazon Romance forum.

1[amazon_link id=”0821764039″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ] Exposure [/amazon_link]by Susan Anderson

2. [amazon_link id=”0671702513″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The Prize[/amazon_link] by Julie Garwood

3.[amazon_link id=”0446611808″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ] Envy[/amazon_link] by Sandra Brown

4. [amazon_link id=”0553573225″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Home Fires[/amazon_link] by Luanne Rice

5. [amazon_link id=”0440241979″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Simply Love [/amazon_link]by Mary Balogh

6. [amazon_link id=”0553293168″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Ravished[/amazon_link] by Amanda Quick

7. [amazon_link id=”1936594196″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Jane Eyre [/amazon_link]by Charlotte Bronte

8. [amazon_link id=”0743297334″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The Sun Also Rises [/amazon_link]by Ernest Hemingway

9. [amazon_link id=”0061794716″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Feral Warriors [/amazon_link]Series by Patricia Palmer

10. [amazon_link id=”067187750X” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The Fire Rose [/amazon_link]by Mercedes Lackey

11. [amazon_link id=”B0040RMFJS” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Running Hot[/amazon_link] by Jayne Ann Krentz

12. [amazon_link id=”0758204272″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The Lover[/amazon_link] by Robin Shone

13. [amazon_link id=”0373770227″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The Lord of the Desert[/amazon_link] by Diane Palmer

14. [amazon_link id=”051512866X” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Winter Garden [/amazon_link]by Adele Ashworth

16. [amazon_link id=”0440129818″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ] The Gentle Pirate[/amazon_link] by Stephanie James

17. [amazon_link id=”0061684287″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Captive of Sin[/amazon_link] by Anna Campbell

18. [amazon_link id=”0615252656″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Music Box Danseur[/amazon_link] by Marlene K. Slade – the story is about two men, but many  women seem to love this book about mismatched lovers

19. [amazon_link id=”034553087X” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Midnight Breed [/amazon_link]Series by Lara Adrian

20. [amazon_link id=”0312376871″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Dark Hunters[/amazon_link] Series by Sherilyn Kenyon

21. [amazon_link id=”1416563458″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Defeat the Darkness[/amazon_link] (Paladin Series) by A. Morgon

22. [amazon_link id=”B0044KM0ZU” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The Indian Rose [/amazon_link]by Emma Daniels

23. [amazon_link id=”0345521226″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Troubleshooter[/amazon_link] Series by Suzanne Brockman

24. [amazon_link id=”1604359064″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Beneath the Surface [/amazon_link]by Marie Rochelle

25. [amazon_link id=”0451226739″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Comanche Heart[/amazon_link] by Catherine Anderson

26. [amazon_link id=”0446406937″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]To Beguile a Beast [/amazon_link]by Elizabeth Hoyt

27. [amazon_link id=”0425229025″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Bengal’s Heart [/amazon_link]by Lora Leigh

28. [amazon_link id=”0061340294″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]When Seducing a Duke [/amazon_link]by Katherine Smyth

29. [amazon_link id=”0312938837″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Dream Warrior [/amazon_link]by Sherrilyn Kenyon

30. [amazon_link id=”0373775237″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The Darkest Kiss [/amazon_link]by Gena Showalter.

31. [amazon_link id=”0380756250″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Once a Princess[/amazon_link] by Johanna Lindsey.

 
32. [amazon_link id=”0821764039″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Exposure [/amazon_link]by Susan Anderson.

33. [amazon_link id=”0425214494″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Warriors of Poseidon[/amazon_link], Alyssa Day

34. [amazon_link id=”1568654650″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Texas Destiny [/amazon_link]by Lorraine Heath

35.[amazon_link id=”0821754858″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ] Tapestry[/amazon_link] by Karen Ranney

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