Can’t Get Enough of . . . Virgin Heroes

Posted May 15, 2015 by Jennifer in Can't Get Enough of | | 15 Comments

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If you read romances you’ve read your share of virgin heroines. There are tons out there and even series that focus mostly on them. But virgin or inexperienced heroes there doesn’t seem to be as many out there. Here’s a list of some I’ve read.

Much like the sex scenes when a virgin heroine looses her v-card, the sex is 90% of the time fantastic and doesn’t hurt. And as much as that is unbelievable so is it when virgin heroes are sex gods their first time. But hey, it’s fiction and we would swoon over awkward virginal heroes, right?


AdamSoulbound by Kristen CallihanHeart of Iron

Adam stayed a virgin due to his religion

ThronosDark Skye by Kresley Cole

Again another hero saving himself due to his beliefs

Will CarverHeart of Iron by Bec McMasters

Will stays away from women because of his Verwolfen (werewolf) nature.

Conrad WrothDark Needs at Night’s Edge by Kresley Cole

PhuryLover Enshrined by J.R. Ward

It’s been so long since I read Lover Enshrined I don’t remember why Phury waited so long to pop his cherry.

RamseyDesperately Seeking Shapeshifter by Jessica Sims

Ramsey is a bear shifter and stays to himself. Making it hard to get experience with women.9757229

Hector DeanDark Taste of Rapture by Gena Showalter

Hector stay a blushing virgin due to his cursed hands.

Roman DraganestiHow to Marry a Millionaire Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks

Virgin in the sense of human terms… What? So vampires have mental sex in Sparks’ series. They believe that physical sex is gross and unnecessary.

Judd LaurenCaressed by Ice by Nalini Singh

John MatthewLover Mine by J.R. Ward



Seems that Kresley Cole and J.R. Ward has a thing for virgin heroes.

Female virgins are over done IMO but what about male virgins?

Do you have any fave virginal heroes not my list?
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15 responses to “Can’t Get Enough of . . . Virgin Heroes

  1. Mary

    Pretty much all the Andarion heroes in Sherrilyn Kenyon’s League series – Nyk, Dancer, and now Talyn (Born of Defiance). I always forget which “Born of” title goes with which character.

  2. I love a virgin hero! My favorite in PNR not already mentioned–Entwined: A Darkest London Novella by Kristen Callihan, Heart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh, Virgin by Cheryl Brooks, Games of Command by Linnea Sinclair, A Brother’s Price by Wen Spencer.
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  3. My two favorite virgin heroes are Darcy Keith from Wishing for a Highlander by Jessi Gage. He has kept himself pure because a woman humiliated him for being “too big.”

    During the day, Winter Makepeace is the staid headmaster of a children’s home but at night he’s the Ghost of St Giles. His initiation in to love making in Thief of Shadows by Elizabeth Hoyt is sizzling hot!
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    • It seems like historical romances is where the biggest list comes from. I guess that makes since if you think of the morals back then verses now.

      “Too Big” makes me think of a Sex in the City episode. LOL

  4. Jonetta (Ejaygirl)

    They are a rare breed in romance. Let’s not forget iAm in The Shadows by J. R. Ward. Another that immediately comes to mind is Freddie Cruz (Sam’s partner) in the Fatal series by Marie Force (his was for religious reasons, too). Freddie had the good fortune of being paired with a very experienced woman for his first time so fireworks did display:)