What are the best romance novels with shy heroes?

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    #1Redeeming Love

    Redeeming Love
    Redeeming Love is a story about a girl named Angel, who is a man-hater because she is forced into prostitution at a very young age. She never thought she would love a man until Michael came and changed her perspective in love. 
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    Andrew Walters
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "Fantasizing about hero situations has been something I have done since I was a child. I like to read hero books to put myself in these situations. Redeeming Love gave me very strong feelings about the evil in the world and how I would love to be a hero to save people who can't save themselves. This book was really good. "
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    #2Heaven And Earth (Three Sisters Island)

    Heaven And Earth (Three Sisters Island)
    The second novel in Nora Robert's Three Sister Island trilogy, Heaven and Earth tells the story of Ripley as she fights to hide her special powers. She gets help from Mac Allister Booke, and together they discover the extent of her powers.
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    Deborah Medina
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "There is something about a humble and shy hero that can make a weak story seem strong. Ripley does just that in Heaven and Earth. Not the best book, but her strength makes it seem like might be. "
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    #3The 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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    Dennis Perry
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "I really like historical fiction stories, this seems like a pretty classy book considering that it doesn't have a half naked man on the cover. but the genre just isn't for me."
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    #4Flat-Out Love

    Flat-Out Love
    Flat-Out Love is the first book in the series of the same name by Jessica Park. It tells the story of Julie, a college freshman who lives with the Watkins family. She finds herself torn between the two Watkins brothers.


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    Eric Gilbert
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "ive never heard of this book/category before. that being said, the link really caught my eye and i added it to my list of books that id like to read just from the category alone"
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    #5Easy (Contours of the Heart)

    Easy (Contours of the Heart)

    Easy is the first novel in the Contours of the Heart series. It tells the struggle of a girl who is recovering from a breakup, learning to fight back against an attacker, and accepting the love she gets from a secretive boy.

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    Henry Lawrence
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "Easy (Contours of the Heart) is an inspirational tale. I found the lead character to be interesting and strong. I liked the way this story was presented and the power shown."
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    #6Rainwater

    Rainwater
    Rainwater is a romance novel written by Sandra Brown that tells the story about an independent woman. It is a great book set during the Great Depression, full of incidents with spoton characters.


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    Samuel Hunt
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "I enjoyed the historical setting of this book, though was looking for a shy heroine. Instead, it is the love interest that fits that description, so in the end I wasn't overly disappointed."
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    #7Vision in White (The Bride Quartet)

    Vision in White (The Bride Quartet)
    Vision in White is the first novel in Nora Roberts' Bride Quartet series, and it tells the story of Mackenzie Elliot, a wedding photographer, and Carter Maguire. Sparks fly between them and they dally their way to a happy ending.
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    Eugene Woods
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "I found Mackensie absolutely amazing in the way she is written. She's just so perfect, just my type to be honest. She's somewhat shy but comes out of her shell once she meets Carter. Just thinking about it makes me want to read it all over again. Would recommend!"
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    #8Just Like Heaven (Smythe-Smith Quarter)

    Just Like Heaven (Smythe-Smith Quarter)
    Just Like Heaven is a historical romance novel by Julia Quinn. It tells the story of Marcus Holroyd as he starts to see Honoria as more than just his best friend's little sister. It is the first book in the Smythe-Smith quartet.
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    Hannah Garrett
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "I can't believe it's taken me this long to read a Julia Quinn book! It's been a while since I've immersed myself in a Regency Romance, and Just Like Heaven reminded me of all the things I love about the genre. The story centers on the developing romance between Lady Honoria Smythe-Smith (Is that a great name, or what?) and Marcus Holroyd, the Earl of Chatteris. They've known each other since childhood (Marcus was best friends with Honoria's older brother, Daniel), and now as adults they're friendly, but not particularly close. That is until Honoria has her first season in London, and suddenly Marcus is lurking in ballrooms all over the city, frowning at her as she attempts to find a suitable husband. Oddly, every suitor who pays court to her seems to suddenly lose interest. Honoria despairs of ever finding a man who will offer for her hand, and her continued single status means she has to play violin (very badly) in her family's annual musicale. (The Smyth-Smith girls are relieved of this duty once they wed.) A visit to a friend's home in the country exposes Honoria to an eligible gentleman and also leads to several run-ins with Marcus who lives nearby. How long will it take Honoria to realize that the perfect mate she's been searching for has been under her nose all along? And when will Marcus stop thinking of Honoria as a child and embrace the beautiful, feisty woman she's become? "
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    #9The Texan's Wager (The Wife Lottery)

    The Texan's Wager (The Wife Lottery)
    The Texan's Wager is a historical romance book set in written by Jodi Thomas. The Texan's Wager was published on October 29, 2002 by Berkley Books. This is the first book in the Wife Lottery Series.
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    Yu Xie
    Written on May 14, 2018
    " Three women turn themselves in to the nearest sheriff, convinced they've committed murder. Instead of sending them away to be hanged, however, the sheriff devises a lottery, in which the women are raffled off and married to men willing to pay their prison fines."
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    #10To Pleasure a Prince (Royal Brotherhood)

    To Pleasure a Prince (Royal Brotherhood)

    To Pleasure a Prince is the second book in the historical romance series Royal Brotherhood written by Sabrina Jeffries. This is first published on March 1, 2005 by Pocket Star.

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    Louis Rose
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "My friend told me about this novel called the To Pleasure A Prince. It is so good and I love these romantic novels. My friend was right since I have got this book and started reading I haven't been able to do anything else all day!"
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    #11Control (The Administration)

    Control (The Administration)
    Control (The Administration) is a science fiction man to man romance book with a touch of erotica and BDSM authored by Manna Francis. It follows the love story of Toreth and Warrick as their job gets in the way of their relationship.
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    Janice Perry
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I think this book looks really interesting. It can relate to situations that occur to people in current society - whether you are gay, in love with a coworker, or both. I think there are parallels that can be seen between the characters and most people in current day America. "
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    #12Cover of Night

    Cover of Night
    Cover of Night is a contemporary romantic suspense fiction novel written by Linda Howard. This book is about a young widow Cate Nightingale and Calvin Harris. It is first published in 2006 by Ballantine Books. 
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    Benjamin Rose
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "The novel is related about the romance. "
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    #13England's Perfect Hero (Lessons in Love)

    England's Perfect Hero (Lessons in Love)

    England's Perfect Hero is a historical romance novel by Suzanne Enoch. First published in 2004, it is the third book in the Lessons in Love series. It tells the story of Robert Carroway as he teaches Lucinda Barrett about lessons in love.

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    Diana Burke
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "England's Perfect Hero is a fun and easy read. I read it on a single train ride. While the story moves smoothly along and the characters are fun, I felt like there were no unique plot lines or writing styles to fully grasp my attention. Not a waste of time, but not the best romance novel you'll read."

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Best What are the best romance novels with shy heroes
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Redeeming LoveBooks 49 Paid
2Heaven And Earth (Three Sisters Island)Books 44 Paid
3The Duke and I (Bridgerton)Books 41 Paid
4Flat-Out LoveBooks 39 Paid
5Easy (Contours of the Heart)Books 38 Paid
6RainwaterBooks 36 Paid
7Vision in White (The Bride Quartet)Books 33 Paid
8Just Like Heaven (Smythe-Smith Quarter)Books 28 Paid
9The Texan's Wager (The Wife Lottery)Books 24 Paid
10To Pleasure a Prince (Royal Brotherhood)Books 20 Paid
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