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Initial post: Jul 5, 2012 11:40:55 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 5, 2012 11:42:56 AM PDT
Mary says:
Hey lovely's,

Looking for Heroes who felt the same love and intensity Travis felt for Abby. He has to be needy, cry for the h, and has to have jealous moments. Not as much as Travis but jealousy has to be there for the H. Would for them to be clingy to heroine. Other examples are : Gideon from "Bared to you" and Christian from "Fifty Shades Grey" also Kellan from "Thoughtless" I know there is other discussions similar to this. But I am mainly looking for the neediness and vulnerability the hero feels for the heroine. I love drama and angst so please if you know any books with the above with drama please let me know :) Thanks in advanced.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2012 8:31:45 AM PDT
Beeg Panda says:
M - I know what you mean wrt "mainly looking for the neediness and vulnerability the hero feels for the heroine."

There are many books where you find heros with other Travis-like traits: possessiveness, jealousy, etc.

Then there are books where the H is really needy, hurting and vulnerable, even actually sick at the thought of being without the h.

I have a few reccs for the ones you seems to be looking for, but they are fanfic stories. If you want I can list them - I wont list unless you specifically want them cos ff is not everyone's cuppa.

Did you read In the Bad Boy's Bed by Sophia Ryan and Where She Went (If I Stay) by Gayle Forman - I loved the heros here.

Posted on Jul 6, 2012 11:35:11 AM PDT
Mary says:
Hey there thanks for the recommendations :) Will definitely check them out. I don't mind fan fictions but who are they based on ? If its Edward and Bella then I wouldn't want it. If you could think of any other books it would be much appreciated, thanks once again

Posted on Jul 6, 2012 11:36:47 AM PDT
You could always check out one of the many threads dedicated to BD, Travis, jealous possessive heroes, etc. There are LOTS of threads for them on these boards.

Posted on Jul 6, 2012 11:38:59 AM PDT
Mary says:
I have checked them out. But sometimes it gets off topic and it mainly focuses on possessiveness. What I wants is the more emotional side of Travis. The neediness, vulnerability and such. I mean he has to be at least a little jealous, lol I love me a jealous hero. Thanks in advance

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2012 11:46:44 AM PDT
Beeg Panda says:
M - yes I definitely get what u mean, I've actually started making notes with the type of traits the H has if he's anything like travis, you know, like once I've read a book, i just scribble notes on a list, so that wen I recc it, I have all the info there, I need to go through my lists.

Most ffs are twilight yes but there's one that stands out for me: Draco and hermoine - called Water by kissherdraco - goodness that poor sod in there, lol! I really felt sorry for him. And I'm not a harry potter fan, or a magic fan, haven't read the books or seen the movies but it came so well reccd that I grilled my kids for info so at least I knew who the character were.
When I'm home, I will chk my lists.

Posted on Jul 6, 2012 11:51:06 AM PDT
Mary says:
Haha love how you went back to the children :) I love Harry Potter, watched all the movies, should be interesting. Yes please would love to see some recs. Thanks !! If I hadn't watched Twilight then I would have to told you to recommend them for me asap, but I am not a fan of Robert who play Edward, and he ruined him for me :( But if you think I could get past that because it is so good. Then please link me the twilight ones to, I might be able to read it

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 10, 2012 10:32:38 AM PDT
Mary says:
Beeg Panda you didn't get back to me :) And I've decided to read the fanfictions of Edward and Bella, so when you have the time please link me them also, much thanks

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 10, 2012 12:14:02 PM PDT
Beeg Panda says:
hey M - sorry - havent been on much - sigh - life and kids and work you know......LOL

btw - I havent read Twilight and have only watched the first movie - but I love the actors and actresses in it - why does Robert put you off? And also, funnily enough, when I "picture" Edward and Bella, while reading all these fanfics, they dont look like the actors at all - and you? Like Draco would irritate me, if I had to picture him in "Water" - ugh!

Ok, so give me 20 minutes to put my besties up here, ok? be back now now

Posted on Jul 10, 2012 1:04:46 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 9, 2013 1:42:16 PM PDT
Beeg Panda says:
ok - here's my very bestest bestest ever (so far) Ive been making notes of my reccs and notes for myself, so dont panic when you see my ramblings next to each title LOL - I just copied and pasted it here ( I have others I like, but this is theeeee best for me)

Twilight FanFic:

*Practice To Deceive by Livie79 - jerkward, best grovel, like travis needy, vulnerable - I absolutely felt his pain, fear and remorse after he was found out (actually even before then), my favourite Grovellward, I can't think of any other hero who suffers as much as he does when she breaks up with him. Oh ok, maybe Travis of BD yes. This author needs to be published - her work is brilliant. (COMPLETE)

* Breaking Trinity by VvdeadrosesvV - VERY like travis possessive, jealous - could be travis double - possessive, jealous, obssessed, protective, sexy, hero gives Travis from BD a run for his money in this one (WIP)

*Dusty - needs NO more reccs - check out all the reccs on FB, etc LOL so angsty, Ive been waiting for it to finish before I can read any further(WIP)
Updated 9 April 2013 - I didnt finish this ff. Stopped before a third of the way cos it was too intense. Had lots of issues with where the story was going as it hit quite a few of my triggers. I must say though that many readers LOVE it. On the other hand there are those that hated it.

* Clipped Wings and Inked Armor by Hunterhuntingting

*The Caged Bird by Kristen Nicole - best like Thoughless/Effortless. It actually needs to be reccd in the BD/Thoughtless discussion as well.

*Fighting to be by Free Kirsty1000 (bad boy) and awaiting sequel Ricochet

*Black Butterfly - Sienna Mynx (BEST LIKE TRAVIS) -
* Mobster's Girl by Amy Rachiele

I liked these too:
*Easy by Tammara webber - Lucas - fell in love with him - inked skin, dark hair grazing his shoulders, ex bad boy, intelligent, intense, hardworking, focused, vulnerable, fascinated by her - just like i love my heros.

*Chasing Victory by mpg - Brokenward/Sportward/Doucheward. And I mean bro.ken. Hes' an absolute womanising maleho - he has them attached to every part of his body and couldn't give a flying fig about their feelings . Has major drug and alcohol dependency issues, depression - you name it - hes suffering from it. I hated him and I loved him cos he is so utterly beyond redemption, yet so achingly vulnerable. Bella is sweet and sweet and sweet and has suffered at this man's hands but lived to tell the tale. It has a sequel, and outtakes. Her writing is very, very good.

Posted on Jul 10, 2012 6:56:19 PM PDT
Susan says:
Beeg--great list, I can't wait to explore it. I've read several of Kirsty Mosely's stories on Wattpad. Are there any other authors there that you would recommend?

Posted on Jul 10, 2012 6:59:13 PM PDT
Try Untouchable by Lindsay Delafair. There are 2 sequels also.

Posted on Jul 10, 2012 7:17:56 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 10, 2012 7:18:48 PM PDT
Reader says:
Beeg: Thanks for the list.

I really liked Easy and Black Butterfly from that list.

Is there cheating in Practice To Deceive by Livie79 ?

Is there a link that you could provide for Practice To Deceive, I can't find it.

Posted on Jul 10, 2012 8:58:27 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 10, 2012 8:58:58 PM PDT
TrishaLouise says:
I am reading "Risk it all" now by Jennifer Schmitt and it reminds me of Beautiful disaster a LOT!!

They meet in college, he is the campus "ho", they become friends, He is jealous of guys she dates, he has tattoos, rides a bike etc.....

I will let you girls know if it's any good when I finish it.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 10, 2012 9:43:34 PM PDT
CMommy says:
TrishaLouise: Is Risk It All a fanfic? I can't find it on Kindle.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 10, 2012 10:32:47 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 10, 2012 10:41:24 PM PDT
trishalouise ... I could not find "Risk it all" on amazon. Is it a fanfic?

Posted on Jul 10, 2012 10:50:03 PM PDT
I looked it up and "Risking It All" by Jennifer Schmidt doesn't come out until September 27th.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 11, 2012 3:14:36 AM PDT
Beeg Panda says:
M - There are so many, many books with heros who are similar to Travis (jealous/possessive)


The ones Ive reccd earlier (under heading NEEDY...ETC) are for the "needy/vulnerable Im-gonna-vomit-and-cry-then-cease-to-exist-if-you-dont-love-me" ex man-hos. They are the ones that got me in the gut - straight out.

My other reccs come close, very close but are not as spot on. Which is saying something cos Ive just about read every dayam Travis-like hero there is.

Do any of you remember the movie: Endless Love, with Brooke Shields in it? Well, in THAT book the hero actually goes crazy, as in mental institution crazy, I mean. Endless Love by Scott Spencer - there's no HEA and its certainly not for the faint of heart - he is worse than Travis - and there are NO boundaries when it comes to sex either. Im not talking BDSM here though but Ive never read a sex scene like there is in this one and we all know there are LOTS of OTT sex books out there. Im not sure its termed as a romance.

Susan, did you want other wattpad authors you mean? Im gonna check my wattpad favourites and get back to you.

Reader - no cheating in Practise to Deceive - in the beginning he is a dawg of note but he's too obsessed to cheat - it's JUST been completed - prob should download it before it disappears.


Posted on Jul 11, 2012 6:44:14 AM PDT
Susan says:
Yes Beeg, that's what I was asking. Thanks in advance!

Posted on Jul 11, 2012 9:04:33 AM PDT
fandb says:
Breaking Sin (Sin Series) by Teresa Mummert (Mar 12, 2012)
This one is more of a shorter story and it's sort of a rip off of BD. Meh--definitely not as good but kept my interest enough to read and finish it because it reminded me of BD so much. Only $2.99 or something.

Posted on Jul 11, 2012 9:05:20 AM PDT
Reader says:
Thanks Beeg!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 11, 2012 9:34:39 AM PDT
Mary says:
Thank you sooo much, I really appreciate it. I have read the novels you have suggested except for Mobster girl. Going to check it out now :) Im probably going to stay up all night reading these haha. Once I start I can't stop

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 11, 2012 9:35:41 AM PDT
Mary says:
I am reading the 3rd sequel right now ! Love this series, would recommend it to anyone. He is very Travis like, love it. Wish I could find more heroes like this

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 11, 2012 9:38:25 AM PDT
Mary says:
Love this one :)
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