25 Best Grovel Scenes In Romance Novels

 

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It is a well guarded secret that  many women desire to see men grovel.  Even better is to see a strong man grovel, and even better a strong, handsome, sexy man groveling. Crying, on knees, begging, is best.  If he is wearing a knight’ s clothing, gladiator get-up, wears fangs, or a kilt, all the better.

When I began writing [amazon_link id=”0982500203″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ] The House on Black Lake [/amazon_link]it was clear to me that charismatic Ramey Sandeley, who had never heard the word “no”, would have to fall hard, and grovel to have any hope of seducing Alexandra Brighton, who had left a controlling husband, and made a vow at a sacred shrine to be true to her manifest destiny.  I wanted him down on his knees, in tears, begging for forgiveness, like a little boy who has gotten in big trouble. But I had created more of a challenge than I had imaged. There is nothing more sexy than a powerful man who gives over to his vulnerability. When seen raw, naked,and  stripped of the confines of power, men are such gorgeous creatures.  But, the problem is getting them there – especially for the alpha variety.  Also, be careful what you wish for – he can use “the grovel” to take you straight to his goal. Is it true emotion, or merely a tool to maintain his control? It depends on the nature of the beast.

In the process of marketing my novel [amazon_link id=”0982500203″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The House on Black Lake[/amazon_link], I have spoken with women woman about their favorite grovel scenes in novels, and have enjoyed their comments in the romance forums. Following are the most commonly mentioned novels with grovel scenes.

1. [amazon_link id=”0671880608″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Until You[/amazon_link] by  Judith McNaught ( apparently she is the master of “the grovel”)

2. [amazon_link id=”0671737635″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Something Wonderful[/amazon_link] by Judith McNaught

3. [amazon_link id=”0380791021″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Simply Love[/amazon_link] by Catherine Anderson

4. [amazon_link id=”B0032YNTP4″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Sullivan’s Woman[/amazon_link] by Nora Roberts

5. [amazon_link id=”0380790912″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]That Scandelous Evening[/amazon_link] by Christine Dodd

6.[amazon_link id=”B001PTG6O4″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]To the Ends of the Earth[/amazon_link] by Elizabeth Lowell

7. [amazon_link id=”0804119856″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The Lover[/amazon_link] by Nicole Jordan

8. [amazon_link id=”B003A02XVQ” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Heaven, Texas[/amazon_link] by Susan E. Phillips

9. [amazon_link id=”1416540946″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]If You Dare[/amazon_link] by Kresley Cole

10. [amazon_link id=”0380801213″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Truly, Madly Yours[/amazon_link] by Rachel Gibson

11. [amazon_link id=”006054175X” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]His Every Kiss[/amazon_link] by Laura Lee Guhrke

12. [amazon_link id=”0345462726″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Sinfully Sexy[/amazon_link] by Linda Frances Lee

13. [amazon_link id=”0449006360″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The Duke[/amazon_link] by  Gaelen Foley

14. [amazon_link id=”0425206319″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The Wedding Survivor[/amazon_link] by Julia London

15. [amazon_link id=”B001UPL80U” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Loving Julia[/amazon_link] by Karen Robards

16. [amazon_link id=”0373302258″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Duncan’s Bride[/amazon_link]by Linda Howard

17. [amazon_link id=”0380780747″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Splendid[/amazon_link] by Julia Quinn

18.  [amazon_link id=”1416548890″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Gone With The Wind[/amazon_link]  by Margaret Mitchell. Rhett butler is probably one of the most ideal male heroes every written, as he is decidedly alpha, yet his vulnerability is powerful when his heart is involved, and his grovel scene is very touching, indeed.

19. [amazon_link id=”0440226325″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Wicked Angel[/amazon_link] by Julie London

20. [amazon_link id=”B004DKSHOY” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The Dangerous Gentleman[/amazon_link] by Julie London

21.  [amazon_link id=”0061087122″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The Master of Seduction[/amazon_link] by Kinley MacGregor

22. [amazon_link id=”055329430X” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Lady Gallant[/amazon_link] by  Suzanne Robertson

23. [amazon_link id=”0425226336″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Coyote’s Mate[/amazon_link] by Lora Leigh

24. [amazon_link id=”0373218885″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Fire and Rain[/amazon_link] by Elizabeth Lowell

25. [amazon_link id=”0399155961″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Fired Up – Book One of the Dreamlight Trilogy[/amazon_link] by Jayne Anne Drentz

[amazon_link id=”0982500203″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]House on Black Lake[/amazon_link]  He’s beginning to losing his composure – but will he break and grovel?