Today we're joined by author Jennifer McQuiston, whose Moonlight on My Mind is out this week. Moonlight On My Mind's hero is an Earl who's accused of murder—by the heroine, who might just marry him to save him from the hangman's rope! Jennifer writes unusual heroes—and heroines—and is here to talk about historical heroes with unusual professions. Thanks, Jennifer!
I love writing about unusual heroes, from burly, bearded (and Scottish!) solicitors, to Victorian veterinarians who are dirty, messy, and smelly—everything a romance hero is not supposed to be! But even before I penned my own unusual heroes, I had always adored reading about heroes who are a bit…well… more.
More than a rakish peer.
More than an anchorless second son.
More than the usual ship’s captain, pirate, spy, or soldier.
So today I share my Top Ten List of “Unusually Employed” Historical Romance Heroes, based on books I have read and loved, and that I highly recommend.
1) No Good Duke Goes Unpunished by Sarah MacLean (Rule of Scoundrels series): I highly recommend this read if you want to fall in love with Temple…sure, he’s a Duke. But he’s a murderous duke who knows how to use his fists, and as a co-owner of London’s most notorious gaming hell, he fights for the crowd in the ring every night.