Poll: Virgin Heroines vs. Virgin Heroes

by Amy Wilkins, Harlequin Digital

Virgin heroines have long been a favorite theme of Harlequin Presents books.

Though more sexually experienced heroines may be more realistic these days, there is something appealing about that initial attraction, the discovery of passion and the trust the heroine has in the hero to share her first encounter with him.

But a new favorite trope of mine is the virgin hero. I love it when authors turn classic romance tropes around, like Maisey Yates did in her November 2012 book A Royal World Apart with a Russian billionaire virgin hero (read her blog post about it here)

So here”s the question readers —

which virgin character do you like to read about more, heroine or hero? Tell me why in the comments!


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Comments ( 4 )
  1. Tanya
    February 16, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    Oh I am so intrigued with the idea of a virgin hero. I will be purchasing Maisey’s book as soon as I finish this comment. I do love a virgin heroine. I love the innocence of it all, and as mentioned, the trust.

  2. Fiona Marsden
    February 18, 2013 at 11:31 am

    I like both but if I have to choose I will go for a virgin heroine. If I can have both I will be in heaven. I’ve read Maisey’s book and it is beautifully done.

  3. Maisey Yates
    February 19, 2013 at 1:19 am

    Thanks for the mention, Amy!

    Tanya, thank you! I enjoyed writing Mak so much. His strength and character was so very sexy to me!

    Fiona, thank you….and you had both with Eva and Mak!

  4. Sarah
    February 25, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Jane, I wish I could write like you! I just finished “easy on the eyes” and I loved it!!! I love all of your books. I love your Pinterest boards and I really enjoy knowing who you base your characters on. Keep writing. I really enjoy your work

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