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Posted on Oct 29, 2011 7:32:59 AM PDT
Kate Barley says:
Can any of you ladies who read HPs regularly give me a list of books with heros who are un-PC (the more un-PC, the better) jealous, possessive, and madly in love with the heroines. I want the older HPs like Charlotte Lamb, Lynne Graham, Michelle Reid etc. Thanks for any help.

Posted on Oct 29, 2011 7:38:04 AM PDT
B.E. Love says:
has anyone read The Jock. Does anyone have any info. about it.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 29, 2011 7:40:23 AM PDT
Kate Barley says:
I haven't read it but those pecs looks very wierd on the cover.

Posted on Oct 29, 2011 7:41:38 AM PDT
B.E. Love says:
ha ha it reminds me of an ape, I agree it's creepy but It actually sounds pretty good.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 29, 2011 7:54:57 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 29, 2011 7:58:01 AM PDT
JennyG. says:
Katherine, here is my list of HPs featuring jealous, possessive hero that I keep on goodreads HP group.

The Long Surrender by Charlotte Lamb
Dark Dominion by Charlotte Lamb
Sensation by Charlotte Lamb
Forbidden Fire by Charlotte Lamb
Spanish Groom by Lynne Graham
Savage Betrayal by Lynne Graham
The Veranchetti Marriage by Lynne Graham
The Vengeful Husband by Lynne Graham
Deadly Angel by Sarah Holland
Shattered Trust by Jacqueline Baird
THE GREEK'S BLACKMAILED WIFE by Sarah Morgan

Morning After by Michelle Reid
House of Glass by Michelle Reid
The Ultimate Betrayal by Michelle Reid
Bellini Bride by Michelle Reid
The Markonos Bride by Michelle Reid

Raul's Revenge by Jacqueline Baird
Giordanni's Proposal by Jacqueline Baird
Reluctant Fiancee by Jacqueline Baird

Golden Fever by Carole Mortimer
Subtle Revenge by Carole Mortimer
Deceit of a Pagan by Carole Mortimer
Brand of Possession by Carole Mortimer
Love Unspoken by Carole Mortimer
A Rogue and a Pirate by Carole Mortimer

My Only Love by Lee Wilkinson
Bond of Vengeance by Jessica Steele
Dark Summer Dawn by Sara Craven

Captive Of Fate by Margaret Pargeter
Chains of Regret by Margaret Pargeter
Not Far Enough by Margaret Pargeter

Jilted by Sally Wentworth
Shattered Dreams by Sally Wentworth
Say Hello to Yesterday by Sally Wentworth
Echoes of the Past by Sally Wentworth

Sweet Poison by Angela Wells

You are welcome. :)

The Final Price by Patricia Wilson
Bond Of Destiny by Patricia Wilson
Passionate Enemy by Patricia Wilson
Guardian Angel by Patricia Wilson
Lingering Melody by Patricia Wilson
Intangible Dream by Patricia Wilson

Best Man to Wed? by Penny Jordan
You Owe Me by Penny Jordan
A Savage Adoration by Penny Jordan
Levelling the Score by Penny Jordan
Marriage Without Love by Penny Jordan
What You Made Me by Penny Jordan
The Flawed Marriage by Penny Jordan
Phantom Marriageby Penny Jordan
The Six-Month Marriage by Penny Jordan
Blackmail by Penny Jordan
Wanting by Penny Jordan
Forgotten Passion by Penny Jordan

Here is another one:

Reluctant Relative by Jessica Steele
No Holds Barred by Jessica Steele

Here are some more:

TEMPTATION by Charlotte Lamb
DESPERATION by Charlotte Lamb
DEVIL'S ARMS by Charlotte Lamb

Also the following three but they are not HP!

NEVADA SILVER by Joan Hohl
THORNE'S WAY and it's sequel THORNE'S WIFE by Joan Hohl

Also: MORGAN WADE'S WOMAN by Joan Hohl/ Amii Lorin

There are more suggestions by other readers, link:

http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/305307-jealous-possessive-heroes

I hope this helps.

Happy reading.

Jenny

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 29, 2011 7:56:29 AM PDT
Kate Barley says:
Jenny -- You're the best. Thanks. That list will definitely keep me busy.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 29, 2011 7:57:24 AM PDT
JennyG. says:
You are welcome. I hope you enjoy them. :)

Happy reading.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 29, 2011 8:05:09 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 29, 2011 8:05:57 AM PDT
JennyG. says:
I keep another list of jealous hero in mostly historicals here:

http://forums.rtbookreviews.com/viewtopic.php?t=8243

I've read some of them but not all. What I would really like to do, is create a list of jealous heroes by genre and also grade their jealousy. For example if a hero is consistently jealous or if it is just a scene or two. That kind of thing. Whether the book is light or emotionally intense. Also add any necessary warnings next to the book. Maybe some day when I have more time on my hands.

Posted on Oct 29, 2011 8:47:47 AM PDT
Reader says:
Katherine: I wouldn't recommend it. I just got a hard core virus on my lap top that almost wiped all my hard drive off. The tech. guy said it was really bad. It was on a similar site.

I had an issue with Temptaion. I didn't make sense to me why the h would agree to marry the H if she still had such issues with him and it made NO SENSE at all that they agree to this as quickly as they did. I know that those books are short but, jeeze really, that was just rediculous. Good grovel though. I just read two books where the HEA was wrapped up in a grovel-less quickie ending and am desperately in need of a good grovel book like that one.

Can we have more spoilers on ROMERO? That sounds promising.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 29, 2011 8:51:32 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 29, 2011 8:54:27 AM PDT
Kate Barley says:
In Temptation, she wanted revenge on the H and she wanted to see him grovel so that's why she married him. She certainly did that. I love that book. I am reading the Long Surrender by CL and the hero is psycho jealous. Sandra, you would love this one.

Reader -- did your virus come from 4shared or scribd downloads?

Posted on Oct 29, 2011 9:01:11 AM PDT
Reader says:
Re: Temptaion
I got the entire revenge thing but it didn't make sense to me to marry someone you hate, it is cutting off your nose to spite you face makes no sense to me. Don't get me wrong, loved the grovel but would have prefered it to be more realistic. Didn't they agree to get married the same day (a few hours) of their reunion? Who does that? I might have to go back and read that book.

I'm sorry, Katherine, I don't remeber which it was. It happened really fast after I had down loaded and it shut my entire functioning programs down. Maybe it was just my bad luck but now I am pretty wary of going though anything other than Amazon or the other major sites.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 29, 2011 9:09:03 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 29, 2011 9:19:25 AM PDT
Sandra says:
ambrosia- you have nothing to worry about with the H and the OW in Can't Lose You, even though the herione and the OW are identical, the H could care less about the OW- she is a very cruel and mean person, and she thinks that the H and her are a perfect fit because they are both cruel... slight Spoilers: the heroine's twin is the daughter of a prestigious family and she is being targeted for murder, the twin (the OW) sees the heroine and seeing that she looks identical, she pays the heroine to masquerade as her for safety precautions.

Meanwhile the Hero is already engaged to the heroine's twin (the OW) and doesn't want to be, he pretty much can't stand her- when the heroine starts masquerading as her, he notices the difference and starts to fall in love with her, he thinks he is falling with the OW, but trust me that when the OW comes on the scene later, he can definitely tell the difference between them and only wants the heroine and could care less about the OW. Trust me, if I recommend something, the hero is not going to care about the OW at all, lol

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 29, 2011 9:11:30 AM PDT
Purse Monkey says:
B.E. Love, that actually sounds pretty good. I'll read it and let you guys know if I like if. The pecs look like boobs.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 29, 2011 9:14:47 AM PDT
Purse Monkey says:
Love The Long Surrender! The H is so jealous and crazy about the h.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 29, 2011 9:16:22 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 29, 2011 10:08:31 AM PDT
Sandra says:
Hui Chi- I thought Down with Love was very cute too and I loved how obsessed Jerry became with Ella, he loved her so much, I didn't really care about the OW b/c I felt like he loved Ella way more- I love the scene where she finds that secret cabinet filled with candy, he had been filling it for a while and was meaning to give it to her, but couldn't- it showed how much he loved her and thought of her- I loved how possessive he was too, they actually got into a fight about his jealous behavior, which was so good! The jealousy of a hero is hardly ever actually fought over by the h and H in a drama, the hero is usually jealous and the heroine might say to him that he is jealous, but they don't really fight over how jealous he is and how annoying it is to the heroine. Down with Love was the first drama I saw where this happened and I liked it, the more possessive and jealous the hero the better :)

I never saw Princess Returning Pearl, thanks so much for recommending it, I'm always looking for new dramas to watch and if you liked it, I'm sure I will too. I'll check it out :)

Posted on Oct 29, 2011 9:20:59 AM PDT
Reader says:
Who is the author of Can't Lose You?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 29, 2011 9:21:09 AM PDT
Purse Monkey says:
I agree that it was fast in Temptations but it doesn't bother me enough to care about it. I just love the groveling. Katherine also rec A Past Revenge and I'm totally going to read it next! She said it's like Temptation with the h hellbent on revenge. Love a good revenge story where the h actually has the guts to go through with it. I think that's why I love Linden. H did her wrong and hell have no fury like a scorned woman!

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 29, 2011 9:22:55 AM PDT
Sandra says:
Reader- Can't Lose You is a manga and Wann is the author. It is available to read online.

Posted on Oct 29, 2011 9:26:22 AM PDT
B.E. Love says:
PurseMonkey I'll be waiting to hear your opinion on The Jock.

Posted on Oct 29, 2011 9:28:45 AM PDT
Reader says:
Thanks, Sandra!

Purse Monkey and Katherine: Just read some of the reviews for A Past Revenge and it sounds AWESOME!!!! I'm excited but there was no kindle edition on that so I'm going to have to wait a few days to read that one. :(

I love your recommendations, Katherine! Thanks! :)

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 29, 2011 9:30:43 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 29, 2011 9:41:59 AM PDT
Kate Barley says:
Reader, I downloaded the book A Past Revenge on pdf and scanned it for viruses. If you want it, give me your email. It's a good book -- I loved it. The hero in this book does fit this thread as well.

ETA: Another good revenge story is the Judas Kiss by Sally Wentworth but I liked A Past Revenge better.

Posted on Oct 29, 2011 9:54:34 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 29, 2011 9:59:02 AM PDT
Sandra says:
Since everyone loves HPs so much I was just wondering if anyone watched Thai Lakorns. They are Thailand dramas and there is a certain genre called slap kiss where there is revenge involved and I swear, watching them is like reading a HP. The hero is usually incredibly mean to the heroine and manipulative in getting her; there is even raping going on (I know, weird, but it is like a HP come to life) The hero is also usually incredibly jealous/ possessive and crazy in love.
The ones I've watched and liked- revenge themed:
Tomorrow, I'll Still Love You-
the hero and heroine are about to get married, when the hero's sister kills the heroine's sister and the heroine breaks up with the hero, saying she doesn't love him anymore (she really does but can't be with him b/c of what his sister did.) The hero is CRUSHED by it and they meet a few years later when he is a powerful CEO of a company and she is applying for a job there. Of course, he makes her his own personal secretary, acts like a jealous beast and tries to make her jealous of OW. All the while, he is still madly in love but angry that she abandoned him like that. Do you see how Harlequin Presents it is, it's almost funny..

Sawan Biang- the hero hates the heroine's sister, she was always after him and then she got married to his father to be close to him. The heroine lives in the same house and the hero decides to use the heroine for his revenge against her sister. It gets so Un-PC after this, the hero kidnaps the heroine, ruins her, and keeps her at his vacation house- the heroine fights and hates him but he ends up falling in love with her and even likes the idea of them playing house together. He eventually has to bring her back to the main house because her family is worried, but he still torments her after that and tells her that she will never get away from him. He is also a very jealous/ possessive man and he is very mad that the heroine isn't sweet to him but she is sweet to OM, its like duh, you raped her and you are horrible to her. This is sort of a villain falling in love story, which is why I like it- even though there is raping, the hero grovels nicely in the last part of the drama.

The Red Mansion (Kehas See Daeng)-
this is by far my favorite lakorn because it has a cold, unfeeling hero who becomes possessive and a sweet heroine, which is my favorite mix. At the beginning the hero thinks he is in love with the evil OW, but I ignored that. The heroine is the daughter of the woman who remarried the hero's father. The hero thinks that the heroine's mother was a cheater and a liar. After he comes back to the house after being away for years while becoming a doctor, he sees the heroine again (both her mother and his father have died.) He thinks he hates the heroine and is very cold to her- he is like her guardian (I love this). They later get to know each other more and he realizes how sweet the heroine is, but him hating her mother gets in the way of him admitting that he actually doesn't hater her. The OM comes around a lot and the hero is incredibly jealous, when he gets sick and the heroine cares for him, he really falls hard and then gets very very jealous- the OW comes around, but he doesn't care about her anymore...there is still more to the story, tell me if you want more spoilers..

You won't be disappointed with these dramas if you love really jealous/ possessive heroes who are very Un-PC (it is like an HPs coming to life). It was very satisfying to actually see some heroes being jealous crazy beasts, without me having to imagine it, lol- If anyone has trouble finding these dramas, tell me. They are all available online with english subtitles...enjoy!

Posted on Oct 29, 2011 10:26:41 AM PDT
ambrosia says:
Sandra: thanks for the reassurance and recommendations for Thai Lakorns! Between those and JennyG's HP list, I can see that I'll be really busy for a while!

Posted on Oct 29, 2011 10:29:49 AM PDT
ambrosia says:
I would add Savage Interlude by Carole Mortimer to JennyG's HP list. I can tell that I'm going to love the books on that list because I've loved the ones that I've already read for years (decades, actuaaly, if I'm being honest about my age. . . . !)

Posted on Oct 29, 2011 2:02:36 PM PDT
Reader says:
Katherine: Thanks but I already purchased it might as well wait for it (still prefer holding a book than the ebooks, weird I know). I wanted to ask you if you read/liked Effortless? Is it worth the read? Sounds like h is more possessive than the H.
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