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Initial post: Apr 17, 2009 6:59:12 PM PDT
AnekaTX says:
Can you recommend some? I just finished reading "Just the way you are" by Christina Dodd, and would love to read more books with similar theme.


Posted on Apr 17, 2009 7:24:32 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 17, 2009 7:43:35 PM PDT
MelissaB says:
I have not read that book but some contemporaries with virgin heroines:

Linda Howard - Duncan's Bride, Loving Evangeline, Mackenzie's Mountain, Mackenzie's Mission, Mackenzie's Pleasure, A Game of Chance
Susan Mallory - The Sheikh's Virgin Secretary, The Sheikh and the Runaway Princess
Lori Foster - Too Much Temptation
Susan Elizabeth Philips - Heaven Texas
Anne Stuart - The Soldier and the Baby
Janet Chapman - The Seduction of His Wife
Lucy Monroe - Willing
Elizabeth Lowell - A Woman Without Lies

Posted on Apr 17, 2009 8:44:11 PM PDT
Gemma says:

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 17, 2009 10:25:39 PM PDT
Agent Scully says:
Lisa Marie Rice - Midnight Run

Posted on Apr 18, 2009 8:19:36 AM PDT
If you don't mind a little bit old-fashioned writing you might like Diana Palmer and Susan Fox. Most of their heroines are virgin.
Brenda Jackson, who writes African American romance has some virgin heroines: Fire and Desire, One Special Moment, Delaney's Desire Sheikh, Riding the Storm
Marie Rochelle has a fair number of virgin heroines; Taken by Storm, Be With You, Loving True, Dangerous Bet: Troy's Revenge
Cherry Adair has a few: The Mercenary (Melissa hated this one), Kiss and Tell, Hide and Seek, Take Me, Seducing Mr. Right
Leanne Banks When She Was Bad (I love this book)
Anne Stuart Still Lake, Special Gifts, Blue Sage, Winters Edge (this is a bit of a spoiler)
If you don't mind paranormal: Christina Dodd Scent of Darkness, Touch of Darkness (I am pretty sure she was a virgin before Rurik)
Kresley Cole A Hunger Like No Other, Dark Deeds After Dusk, Kiss of A Demon King
Couple other Susan Mallery's Marriage on Demand, The Sheikh's Kidnapped Bride

Posted on Apr 18, 2009 9:58:46 AM PDT
Ashlee says:
I second all Linda Howard, Kresley Cole and SEP recs! Also:

Perfect by Judith McNaught
Phantom Waltz by Catherine Anderson
Blue Skies by Catherine Anderson
My Sunshine by Catherine Anderson

Posted on Apr 18, 2009 11:08:09 AM PDT
Shell says:
Lora Leigh 'Nauti Intentions' (Her newest)
Temptation Ridge by Robyn Carr
Lover Revealed by JR Ward
Behind Closed Doors by Shannon McKenna has an 'almost' virgin. She only had sex one time before the hero and it was awful.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 18, 2009 3:01:17 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Feb 24, 2013 1:22:38 PM PST
JennyG. says:
KISS AN ANGEL by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Billy Bob Walker Got Married by Lisa G. Brown
No Witness by Ginna Gray

The Chicago Stars Series: (some of the heroines aren't virgin I'll note where they are, but for those that want to read them in sequence... )
1. It Had To Be You by Susan Elizabeth Phillips [NOT virgin]
2. Heaven, Texas by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (virgin)
3. Nobody's Baby But Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips [NOT virgin]
4. Dream a Little Dream by Susan Elizabeth Phillips [NOT virgin]
5. This Heart of Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (virgin)

1. This Perfect Kiss by Christie Ridgway
2. First Comes Love by Christie Ridgway

Montana Sky by Nora Roberts

The Marriage by Dallas Schulze

Separate Beds by LaVyrle Spencer

Still Lake by Anne Stuart

Jane Sullivan in One Hot Texan a Harlequin Temptation, marriage of convenience story.

Good Time Girl by Candace Schuler a Harlequin Blaze.

Smoke In Mirrors by Jayne Ann Krentz

Drive Me Wild by Julie Ortolon

Diana Palmer - The Lone Ranger

Double Standards by Judith McNaught

Patti Berg's "Something Wild" is a virgin

Suzanne Brockmann, Harvard's Education

Sandra Brown, Adam's Fall/Led Astray/Texas Lucky/Texas Sage/Best Kept Secrets

Claire King, Knight in a White Stetson

Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Heaven Texas/Lady Be Good

Christie Ridgeway, Wish You Were Here

Alicia Scott, Maggie's Man

His E-mail Order Wife" Kristi Gold

"A Worthy Heir" Pat Ballard

"The Legacy Tree" Rida Allen

"Serious Risks" Rachel Lee

"Too Much Temptation" Lori Foster

Texas! Lucky by Sandra Brown
Texas! Sage by Sandra Brown
Best Kept Secrets by Sandra Brown
The Perfect Victim by Linda Castillo

Montana Sky by Nora Roberts

The Marriage by Dallas Schulze
The Gingerbread Man by Maggie Shayne
Separate Beds by LaVyrle Spencer
Still Lake by Anne Stuart
Tallchief by Dinah McCall

JACKSON RULE by Sharon Sala/Dinah McCall
TALLCHIEF by Dinah McCall
CHANCE MCCALL by Sharon Sala/Dinah McCal
LUCKY by Sharon Sala/Dinah McCal
CHASE THE MOON by Sharon Sala/Dinah McCal

Books by Lora Leigh featuring virgin heroine:

Nauti Boys:
Nauti Boy
Nauti Nights

Tempting SEALs/Elite Ops:
Hidden Agendas
Wild Card

Shattered Legacy


P.S. Let me know if there are any mistakes.


In reply to an earlier post on Apr 18, 2009 3:38:46 PM PDT
Shell says:
I'm not sure if this is the correct title but I think its 'Edge of Twilight' ??? by Linda Howard. I cant believe I can't remember if the title is correct because I've read the book several times. Roanna is the heroine and a virgin.

Posted on Apr 18, 2009 4:08:15 PM PDT
MelissaB says:

I think you mean Shades of Twilight by Linda Howard, the heroine is a virgin

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 18, 2009 4:11:33 PM PDT
T. Ford says:
The heroine in Linda Howard's Open Season was a virgin. I really enjoyed the book. Great hero and heroine.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 18, 2009 4:19:53 PM PDT
Shell says:
Yes! thank you Melissa. I can NEVER remember that title.

Posted on Apr 18, 2009 4:28:26 PM PDT
Jin Lam says:
The heroine in Wild Card is not a virgin because she's married to the hero for a while before she thought the hero is dead.

Posted on Apr 18, 2009 4:38:56 PM PDT
DoraLady says:
I have not read "Just the way you are" by Christina Dodd.

LOVE PLAY by Rosemary Rogers.

Is a contemporary with a virgin heroine. I enjoyed the stroy, I doubt it is everyone's cup of tea.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 18, 2009 4:59:40 PM PDT
Ashlee says:
But she was a virgin when she met and married the hero, if I'm remembering the flashbacks right.

Posted on Apr 18, 2009 7:59:43 PM PDT
HMS says:
Gabriel Hawk's Lady ~ Beverly Barton
Sweet Caroline's Keeper ~ Beverly Barton
Bulletproof Bride ~ Diana Duncan
Midnight Hero ~ Diana Duncan
Double Standards ~ Judith McNaught
Cutting Edge ~ Linda Howard
Fire and Ice ~ Elizabeth Lowell
Granite Man ~ Elizabeth Lowell
Lawless ~ Diana Palmer (almost all of Palmer's heroine's are virgins)

Christine Feehan has a lot of virgin heroines ~ Drake Series, Dark series, and Ghostwalker series (paranormal)

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 18, 2009 8:22:22 PM PDT
Shell says:
Blue Skies, Phantom Waltz, and My Sunshine by Catherine Anderson

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 19, 2009 2:12:59 AM PDT
JennyG. says:
Yes, I too have been told that the heroine of WILD CARD by Lora Leigh was a virgin bride and that the hero is her one and only. My favorite theme in romance novels. :)


Posted on Apr 19, 2009 5:26:44 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 19, 2009 5:29:13 AM PDT
Most if not all of Karen Marie Moning's heroines in the Highlander books are virgins. The books are partly contempemporary with a timetravel element and simply delicious.

And I do believe Grace in Sherrilyn Kenyon's "Fantasy Lover" is a virgin too. This book is also the first in the legendary Dark Hunter series.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 19, 2009 3:30:15 PM PDT
AnekaTX says:
I would like to thank everyone for your helpful response:) I checked and found my local library carries quite a few of these titles, so I am very happy, LOL.

I am glad I stumbled on this community. You guys are awesome. Thank you!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 20, 2009 1:21:51 AM PDT
JennyG. says:
More contemporary virgins:

Man From The Half Moon Bay by Iris Johansen
Notorious by Iris Johansen
A Summer Smile by Iris Johansen
Capture The Rainbow by Iris Johansen
Touch The Horizon by Iris Johansen
And The Desert Blooms by Iris Johansen
Always by Iris Johansen
Star Light, Star Bright by Iris Johansen
Satin Ice by Iris Johansen
Matilda, the Adveturess by Iris Johansen
Strong, Hot Winds by Iris Johansen
Stormy Vows by Iris Johansen
Wicked Jake Darcy by Iris Johansen
Tender Savage by Iris Johansen
An Unexpected Song by Iris Johansen
Winter Bride by Iris Johansen
Across The River Of Yesterday by Iris Johansen
Return To Santa Flores by Iris Johansen
A Tough Man To Tame by Iris Johansen

Seducing Mr.Right by Cherry Adair


In reply to an earlier post on Apr 20, 2009 1:28:35 AM PDT
JennyG. says:
I've seen on another thread that Grace in Sherrilyn Kenyon's "Fantasy Lover" is NOT a virgin but the hero is her first lover .


Posted on Apr 22, 2009 6:50:25 PM PDT
s_kirby says:
I don't know if anybody has mentioned this one, but Susan Elizabeth Phillip's Kiss an Angel has that and it's an excellent book. I have just finished reading it for the 2nd time.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2009 1:48:12 PM PDT
LovesDarcy says:
Jenny, haven't finished reading all the posts but I'm pretty sure she's not a virgin in Nobody's Baby But Mine.
She's been with one other guy, another scientist...I think.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 26, 2009 5:10:07 PM PDT
rogue reader says:
Perfect by Judith Mcnaught
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