Top 5 Heroes and Heroines of 2013

It’s that time to tell you our favorite heroes and heroines of the year. This year we saw a lot and I mean A LOT of awesome heroes and heroines. I don’t know about the rest but I had a hard time narrowing my list down. Even more than I did with the books because there were just SO MANY. But whittled it I did, and I’m happy to say I love my list.

Heather:

Heroes:

  1. Cole from Perfect Fling by Carly Phillips
  2. Tyler from Diamond Dust by Vivian Arend
  3. Kaleb from Heart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh
  4. Bren from Beyond Pain by Kit Rocha
  5. Zach from Wrecked by Shiloh Walker

I do have to add that Styxx, Cam from Wait for You by J. Lynn and Ryder from The Taming of Ryder of Ryder Cavanough by Stephanie Laurens deserve to be on this list, but I made everyone limit themselves to 5. 

Heroines:

  1. Sahara from heart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh
  2. Raven from Drawn Together by Lauren Dane
  3. Rio from Cursed by Alyssa Day
  4. Avery from Unbreakable by Stephanie Tyler
  5. Peyton Lockhart from Hotshot by Julie Garwood

Danita:

Heroes:

  1. Levi McCloud from When Summer comes by Brenda Novak
  2. Noah Rackham from Home to Whiskey Creek Brenda Novak
  3. Ted Dixon from Take Me Home For Christmas Brenda Novak
  4. Walker from When I Find You by Dixie Lee Brown
  5. Lucas from Living on the Edge by Shannon K. Butcher

Heroines:

  1. Callie Vanetta from When Summer Comes by Brenda Novak
  2. Adelaide Davies from Home to Whiskey Creek by Brenda Novak
  3. Sophie DeBussi from Take Me Home For Christmas by Brenda Novak
  4. Darcy Maddox from When I Find You by Dixie Lee Brown
  5. Amy Benson from Infinite Possibilites by Lisa Renee Jones

Jeananna

Heroes

  1. Parker (Shy) Cage from Own the Wind by Kristen Ashley
  2. Dallas O’Kane from Beyond Control by Kit Rocha
  3. Logan Hunt from Two Times as Hot by Cat Johnson
  4. Gabe Hamilton from Rush by Maya Banks
  5. Jace Crestwell from Fever by Maya Banks

Heroines

  1. Tabitah (Tabby) Allen from Own the Wind by Kristen Ashley
  2. Alexa (Lex) Parrino from Beyond Control by Kit Rocha
  3. Emma Hart from Two Times as Hot by Cat Johnson
  4. Mia Crestwell from Rush by Maya Banks
  5. Bethany from Fever Maya Banks

Janon

Heroes

  1. Trent Kalamack from Ever After by Kim Harrison
  2. Ryodan from Iced by Karen Marie Moning
  3. Curran the Beast Lord from Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews
  4. Toombs Badcock from Beats by Kendall Grey
  5.  Joe Morelli from Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich

Heroines

  1. Sookie Stackhouse in Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris
  2. Rachel Morgan in Ever After by Kim Harrison
  3.  Kate Daniels in Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews
  4. Dani O’Malley in Iced by Karen Marie Moning
  5.  Jinx Hardwick from Beats by Kendall Grey

Now that we’ve shared our list with you, we want to know who some or your favorite hero and heroines of the year were.

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6 Comments

  1. patoct

    What, great question – here are my choices:
    Nick and Callie – A Time for Home – Alexis Morgan
    Charlie and Walker – So Tough to Tame – Victoria Dahl
    Griffin and Kate – Rumor Has it – Jill Shalvis
    Stella and Beau – Run to You – Rachel Gibson
    Sophia and Ted – Take me Home for Christmas – Brenda Novak

    So many great contemp books and characters out there.

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    1. TBRG (Post author)

      Griffin and Kate were one of my favorite couples this year.

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  2. Gmapeony

    This was very hard and needless to say I loved the h/\h’s in my fav contemp reads but here are some other favorites of mine:

    Lori Wilde – Love at First Sight – Natalie McCleary & Dade Vega
    Robyn Carr – The Wanderer – Hank Cooper & Sarah Dupree
    Carolyn Brown – The Cowboy’s Christmas Baby – Natalie Clarke & Lucas Allen
    Shannon Stacey – Love a Little Sideways – Drew Miller & Liz Kowalski
    Susan Mallery – Two of a Kind – Felicia Swift & Gideon (with a deep voice) Boylan

    What are the chances two if them are Natalies, not a common name, but becoming more common I think and it is my great granddaughter’s name as well.

    Happy New Year one and all.

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    1. TBRG (Post author)

      I loved Drew and Liz and Felicia and Gideon as well. It was a really tough call this year.

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  3. marcyshuler

    This is going to require some thinking. Since I got online late today I’ll come back and post my list. Hopefully tomorrow.

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  4. marcyshuler

    NicK and Becca – Hard as it Gets by Laura Kaye
    Leah and Jack – Always on My Mind by Jill Shalvis
    Felicia and Gideon – Two of a Kind by Susan Mallery
    Griffin and Kate – Rumor Has It by Jill Shalvis
    Merry and Rob – Unbound by Cara McKenna

    Honorable mention:
    Brian Newburgh – The Story Guy by Mary Ann Rivers (I have a book crush on him)

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