Tropes Part Three: Warriors, Irish/Scotsmen and Opposites Attract

12 comments to “Tropes Part Three: Warriors, Irish/Scotsmen and Opposites Attract”

  1. Mad
    August 17th, 2008 at 3:44 pm · Link

    So glad you continued this…the last one seemed to cut off in the middle of your talking and I was all “Noooo!” ROFL

    I loved that Linda Howard book you mentioned…one of my all time favorites!

    I still can’t get into the JD Robb books…heck, I adore her as Roberts and devour those books but I just can’t get passed the first few pages of the first In Death book and I’ve tried so many times….

  2. Diane
    August 17th, 2008 at 6:41 pm · Link

    You make me want to reread more books.

  3. Cheryl McInnis
    August 17th, 2008 at 7:28 pm · Link

    OOOH, Scotsmen are my favorite!
    Of course, I’m married to one so that’s pretty much a given. KMM’s Druids are the sexiest things ever, but I have to admit that I really love Adam from The Immortal Highlander. He’s an assasin, a rake, a warrior and kind of an Irishman/Scotsman all rolled into one, plus he’s a fairy. How could you want more from a hero?????

  4. Cathy M
    August 17th, 2008 at 8:02 pm · Link

    Roarke is my all time favorite Irishman, and the uber-protective, I totally adore you, no matter how bitchy you are, totally works for me. Big fan of Cindy Gerard (she has a new one coming out soon), Karen Moning’s, both the new Fae series and highlander series are on my keeper shelf too. Thanks for the heads up on Suzanne Enoch. I’ve never read any of her books before, but you have me curious now.

    Lucky you, Cheryl, with your own Scotsman. The love of my life is a firefighter, lol.

  5. Lori T
    August 17th, 2008 at 9:02 pm · Link

    I cannot believe that I have not read the J.D. Robb books….I have them all but I have not started to read them yet.

    I love Scotsmen too…some of Julie Garwood’s historical titles are great. I loved The Bride and so many of her historicals. It must be something about that sexy accent.

  6. april s
    August 17th, 2008 at 9:18 pm · Link

    I love Roake from JD Robb and Julie Garwood has some terrific scotsman-take her book “The Wedding” ….also warriors so I do mention Johanna Lindsey because she has the great Malory Novels…pretty much any historical novel by here is awesome :mrgreen: Like another commentor on her, KMM and her FAE books are sooooooo delicious. 😀 Nora Roberts has a great irish series called The Mcgregors which is set modern times and it is really good….ANYTHING that Nora Roberts/JD ROBB writes is gold! 🙂

  7. AJ
    August 18th, 2008 at 1:53 am · Link

    I totally love the opposites attract trope! most of my favourite books are people who should never ever end up together getting there. Like Dance with the Devil by Sherrilyn Kenyon. He’s an ex-slave and she’s a goddess. he’s really tortured as well, which is one of my favourite things too.

  8. Crystal B.
    August 18th, 2008 at 8:11 am · Link

    I love the opposite attract trope and I adore Scotsmen. 😀

  9. Sue A.
    August 18th, 2008 at 5:12 pm · Link

    I started out reading romance books in the historical genre so it is understandable why I’m into alpha males. Those books can only have opposites attracting because of the times but in no way does it mean that the leads weren’t equals where it counted. They may have been separated in terms of money, experience, and power, but in terms of personality they always went head to head. Julie Garwood, Johanna Lindsay, Virginia Henley, and Catherine Coulter were hard acts to follow, having created strong heroes and heroines who gave their men the fight of their lives.

  10. Caffey
    August 20th, 2008 at 5:52 pm · Link

    Love the Robb books! I read those but not Nora’s current books (but loved the earlier ones, a favorite was MONTANA SKY).

    Scots, MIK’s! (Men In Kilts) They are so hard to resist when I see a story out on them! When it comes to them, I’m mostly seeing those heroes out in historicals. And I’m one who reads all genres but too a week doesn’t go by that I don’t read a historical.
    One I’d recommend would be Karen Marie Moning. They not only have MIK but too some time travel and paranormal within them. I too discovered Donna Fletcher and awaiting a second book out on two brothers story. The first that came out a few months ago, RETURN OF THE ROGUE. The second book, UNDER THE HIGHLANDER’S SPELL is out a in October so not long to wait. I believe she has other Scots out but I haven’t had the joy to find them all and read them. She has a great writing voice and the stories have great tension! So I won’t go on and on about so many of these books, here’s a few authors I have read:
    Sara Bennett
    Kinley MacGregor (Sherrilyn Kenyon)
    Karen Ranney (I have to catch up on her but I hear so much about her current Scots books!
    Lynn Kurland
    Marsha Canham (she writes so rich historical romances. She no longer is writing so I hope you can find hers!)
    Donna Grant (Wonderful Highland stories! Hers are in ebooks, can find all on Fictionwise)

  11. Lauren
    August 20th, 2008 at 8:07 pm · Link

    @ Mad – the original was like 27 minutes long, I had to cut it down! I absolutely LOVE the JD Robb books, but it’s all just about personal tastes.

    @ Dianne – Yay! I know, I re-read some Crusie this week. I think I’m going to take Naked In Death with me to the beach on vacation!

    @ Lori – my friend Laura LOVES Garwood. She rec’d a few to me, some I coudln’t get into because I’m not one for medievals but cripes the Scottish one, which I can’t recall the name of now, was a winner.

    @ Cheryl – mmm! Lucky woman. My secret celebrity boyfriend Gerard Butler is a Scot, I love that accent!

    @ Cathy – Love Cindy Gerard! I didn’t know she had a new one coming soon, gotta head to amazon!

    Adam is so dreamy, I completely agree with you on that. He’s like all of my tropes combined.

    @ April – yep to all!

    @ aj – Zarek! Yes! Oh he’s so tortured, so grumpy, so alpha and misunderstood! Loved that one.

    @ Crystal – yes!

    @ Sue – I read Judith Ivory’s The Proposition earlier in the month and LOVED it.

    @ Caffey – LOVE LOVE LOVE KMM and Kinley MacGregor!

  12. Mad
    August 20th, 2008 at 8:11 pm · Link

    Was the Garwood THE SECRET? Or THE BRIDE? THE SECRET was one of the first of two books to hook my on romance novels…I still go back and reread it from time to time. Same goes for most of her books…love them! 🙂