When I set out to make this list I thought that it would be an easy task. I mean, I didn’t think that I dabbled too much in “dark” romance. But then I started to go through all the books on my kindle and found that, really I had a whole bunch of anti-hero’s.
What is my definition of an anti-hero? Well it is that man that really should have no redeeming qualities that a woman would fall for or has done things for the purpose of evil or ill-intent – mainly against the female main character.
If I could, I would fill pages and pages of my favorite anti-hero’s, but I have tried to narrow them down in this issue. There are so many more that I loved, but these are one’s that I think that everyone should check out.
Keiran Masters in Fear Me by B.B. Reid
I hate giving away major plot points but what develops between Lake and Keiran is nothing short of explosive. Their relationship is built on a foundation of hate (which is just as strong an emotion as love) and this seeps through every encounter between the pair. Their coming together is volatile in every sense of the word.
Keiran can only be best described as the epitome of an anti-hero. He is dominant in his personality and unrepentant in his actions. His treatment and behaviour towards Lake is at times unforgiving.
I don’t believe in fairy tales and Prince Charming.
I believe in fear.
He taught me how to be afraid.
We first met on a playground on a wonderful summer day. It was the first time he hurt me and it wouldn’t be the last. For ten years, he’s been my tormentor and I’ve been his forbidden. But then he went away, and yet I was still afraid.
Now he’s back and wants more than just my tears. You see…he thinks I sent him away so now he wants revenge…and he knows just how to get it.
Michael Crist & Co in Corrupt by Penelope Douglas
You can’t go past the appeal of a man that you know you shouldn’t want, shouldn’t give into and really, really shouldn’t fantasize about a HEA with!
Penelope Douglas delivers these men with a great dose of appeal, sex and recklessness.
I loved and hated the men equally in this book.
I was told that dreams were our heart’s desires. My nightmares, however, became my obsession.
His name is Michael Crist.
My boyfriend’s older brother is like that scary movie that you peek through your hand to watch. He is handsome, strong, and completely terrifying. The star of his college’s basketball team and now gone pro, he’s more concerned with the dirt on his shoe than me.
But I noticed him.
I saw him. I heard him. The things that he did, and the deeds that he hid…For years, I bit my nails, unable to look away.
Now, I’ve graduated high school and moved on to college, but I haven’t stopped watching Michael. He’s bad, and the dirt I’ve seen isn’t content to stay in my head anymore.
Because he’s finally noticed me.
Her name is Erika Fane, but everyone calls her Rika.
My brother’s girlfriend grew up hanging around my house and is always at our dinner table. She looks down when I enter a room and stills when I am close. I can always feel the fear rolling off of her, and while I haven’t had her body, I know that I have her mind. That’s all I really want anyway.
Until my brother leaves for the military, and I find Rika alone at college.
In my city.
The opportunity is too good to be true as well as the timing. Because you see, three years ago she put a few of my high school friends in prison, and now they’re out.
We’ve waited. We’ve been patient. And now every last one of her nightmares will come true.
Ignazio Vitale in Monster In His Eyes by J.M. Darhower
Want a book where you know that all is not what it seems? There are hints at the fact that something is up but you just can’t grasp it.
This book is chocked full of secrets, intrigue, hot scenes and a man that you can suspect is dangerous but you’re not really sure how…..
Ignazio Vitale is not a good man.
I suspect it, the first time I see him, sense the air of danger that surrounds the man. He has a way of commanding attention, of taking control, of knowing what I’m thinking before I even do.
It’s alarming and alluring. It’s dark and deadly. It’s everything I’ve ever wanted but the last thing I truly need. Obsession.
It doesn’t take him long to draw me into his web, charming me into his bed and trapping me in his life, a life I know nothing about until it’s too late. He has secrets, secrets I can’t fathom, secrets that make it so I can’t walk away, no matter how much I beg him to let me go. I see it sometimes in his eyes, a darkness that’s both terrifying and thrilling. He’s a monster, wrapped up in a pretty package, and what I find when I unmask him changes everything.
I want to hate him.
Sometimes, I do.
But it doesn’t stop me from loving him, too.
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