What are the best romance novels featuring a hot hero and an average-looking heroine?

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    #1Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake (Love By Numbers)

    Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake (Love By Numbers)

    Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake is a historical romance novel by Sarah MacLean. It tells the story of Callie, a spinster, who manages to catch a marquess by being who she is. It is the first book in the Love By Numbers series.


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    Denise Reid
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "The author does a good job describing the story, really makes people think about the main point of the book. The price is good and has many good reviews. Also i like the cover, i would recommend this book. "
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    #2Nobody's Baby But Mine (Chicago Stars)

    Nobody's Baby But Mine (Chicago Stars)

    Nobody's Baby But Mine is a romance novel by Susan Elizabeth Philipps. It tells the story of physics professor Jane Darlington and her plan to have a child with quarterback Cal Bonner. It is the third book in the Chicago Stars series.

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    Randy Hanson
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "Nobody's Baby But Mine is cute and super romantic it has such a weird vibe about it that make it so much more enjoyable. "
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    #3Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood)

    Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood)

    The Black Dagger Brotherhood is a group of warriors in charge of protecting humanity from many threats. This organisation's best warrior is Rhage, who has lots of personal problems due to getting kidnapped and abused as a child. He will meet Mary Luce, who is also a survivor and they will develop strong feelings for each other.

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    Kathryn Herrera
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This book does fit into the category given, but only partially. It does have romance and love in it. The reviews of this book gives a more detailed of the characters in the book not just the two in the topic. "
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    #4The Duke and I (Bridgerton)

    The Duke and I (Bridgerton)

    The Duke and I is a historical romance novel by Julia Quinn. Set in England during the Regency era, it tells the story of Simon Bassett and his pretend courtship with Daphne Bridgerton. It is the first book in the Bridgerton series.

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    Verónica Monroy
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "The Duke and I (Bridgerton) is one of my favorite romance novels . It is my favorite of the Bridgerton series even though all of them are great novels. "
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    #5Mine Till Midnight (The Hathaways)

    Mine Till Midnight (The Hathaways)

    Mine Till Midnight is the first book in The Hathaways series written by Lisa Kleypas. This historical romance fiction book is first published in 2007 by St. Martin's Press. 

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    Jack Patel
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "My wife liked the book Mine Till Midnight (The Hathaways) written by Lisa Kleypas. It's a historical romance about a woman falling in love with a gorgeous hero. She thinks it's fun that a book has a guy super hot and the heroine pretty average looking. "
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    #6Ravished

    Ravished
    Ravished is a historical romance novel by Amanda Quick. Set in the Victorian era, it tells the story of Harriet Pomeroy, who gets engaged to the notorious rake, the Beast of Blackthorne Hall.
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    Virginia Davis
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This book was so funny! I didn't think it was going to be so amusing going into it, but it really was. I appreciate that it wasn't all sex and unrealistic passion."
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    #7Mackenzie's Mountain (Mackenzie Family)

    Mackenzie's Mountain (Mackenzie Family)
    Mary Elizabeth Potter is a schoolteacher that has never had great aspirations when it comes to love. Everything changes when she has an argument with Wolf Mackenzie about his son's acceptance in the school she works at. 


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    Michael Medina
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Its crazy how 20 years can change how an entire race is viewed, This book takes a racist stance by today's standards. A teacher who has a native american student meets with the father which leads into a who done it mystery."
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    #8The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever (Bevelstoke)

    The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever (Bevelstoke)

    The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever is a historical romance novel by Julia Quinn. It tells the story of Miranda Cheever, who swore to herself as a child to never let love pass her by. It is the first book in the Bevelstoke series.

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    Sara Simmons
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever (Bevelstoke) was an interesting romance novel. The first of a series, it makes me want to continue reading the rest of the series."
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    #9Dreaming of You (The Gamblers of Craven's)

    Dreaming of You (The Gamblers of Craven's)

    Dreaming of You is the second book in The Gamblers of Craven's series written by Lisa Kleypas. This historical romance fiction book is first published in 1994. 

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    Louis Bell
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "I like romantic books and this is a bit of that genre mixed with adventure. I'm familiar with the offer from other books written by her that I got from my book club. This is a good story about the main character rising from the ashes and overcoming her demons."
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    #10Bet Me

    Bet Me

    Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie is an amazing book that tells the story of two people that reunited because of the fate. The novel contains great characters and enjoyable scenes.



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    Arnav Bose
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "I have always been a huge believer of fate and I do think things happen (Or don't in same cases) for a reason. That being said, I do feel a story like this, while done many different times, still holds strong and is able to typically maintain my attention!"
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    #11Smooth Talking Stranger (Travises)

    Smooth Talking Stranger (Travises)

    Smooth Talking Stranger is the third book in the Travises series written by Lisa Kleypas. This contemporary romance fiction book is first published in 2009 by St. Martin's Press. 

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    Judy Payne
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "If you've never read a Lisa Kleypas book - this is an okay one to start with. I've read a few of hers. She's a smart author (yes, even though it's romance). She is an ivy league graduate. I sort of liked some of her other books a bit more because they were unpredictable. This one, well, let's just say it fit into a formula. But that doesn't make it bad. She's a great author and her books are page-turners. And, she's a bit of a feminist (so don't expect a subservient or shallow heroine!). "
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    #12Romancing Mister Bridgerton

    Romancing Mister Bridgerton

    Romancing Mister Bridgerton is a historical romance fiction novel written by Julia Quinn. This is the fourth book in the Bridgertons series. This was originally published in 2002.

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    Thomas Ryan
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "The description is a little vague, but I guess it fits most of the criteria."
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    #13A Wallflower Christmas

    A Wallflower Christmas

    A Wallflower Christmas is a historical romance fiction and a short novella in Wallflowers series written by Lisa Kleypas. It is first published in 2008 by  St. Martin's Press. 


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    Bryan Pearson
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This is a 5-star story wrapped in only 224 pages. It isn't the quickest read, but is still quick and gave me a boost in happiness. This is the story of Rafe. I didn't know what to think of Rafe at first, but in the end, he was my favorite. It is a very good ending to an amazing series. Loved it!"
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    #14Heaven, Texas (Chicago Stars)

    Heaven, Texas (Chicago Stars)

    Heaven, Texas is the second book in the contemporary romance series Chicago Stars written by Susan Elizabeth Phillips which centers on Gracie Snow trying to convince ex-jock Bobby Tom Denton to start shooting his first motion picture. 

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    Kyle Williamson
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "I read many different genres of books and recently read Heaven, Texas (Chicago Stars). While I'm not the target demographic, I can see it appealing to girls who want to self insert as the heroine. It features a hot hero and an average looking heroine."

Summary

Best What are the best romance novels featuring a hot hero and an average-looking heroine
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake (Love By Numbers)Books 34 Paid
2Nobody's Baby But Mine (Chicago Stars)Books 29 Paid
3Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood)Books 29 Paid
4The Duke and I (Bridgerton)Books 27 Paid
5Mine Till Midnight (The Hathaways)Books 25 Paid
6RavishedBooks 23 Paid
7Mackenzie's Mountain (Mackenzie Family)Books 23 Paid
8The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever (Bevelstoke)Books 20 Paid
9Dreaming of You (The Gamblers of Craven's)Books 18 Paid
10Bet MeBooks 17 Paid
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