1 Exposure by Susan Anderson 2. The Prize by Julie Garwood 3. Envy by Sandra Brown 4. Home Fires by Luanne Rice 5. Simply Love by Mary Balogh 6. Ravished by Amanda Quick 7. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte 8. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway 9. Feral Warriors Series by Patricia Palmer 10. The Fire Rose by Mercedes Lackey 11. Running Hot by Jayne Ann Krentz 12. The Lover by Robin Shone 13. The Lord of the Desert by Diane Palmer 14. Winter Garden by Adele Ashworth 16. The Gentle Pirate by Stephanie James 17. Captive of Sin by Anna Campbell 18. Music Box Danseur by Marlene K. Slade - the story is about two men, but many women seem to love this book about mismatched lovers 19. Midnight Breed Series by Lara Adrian 20. Dark Hunters Series by Sherilyn Kenyon

21. Defeat the Darkness (Paladin Series) by A. Morgon 22. The Indian Rose by Emma Daniels 23. Troubleshooter Series by Suzanne Brockman 24. Beneath the Surface by Marie Rochelle 25. Comanche Heart by Catherine Anderson 26. To Beguile a Beast by Elizabeth Hoyt 27. Bengal's Heart by Lora Leigh 28. When Seducing a Duke by Katherine Smyth 29. Dream Warrior by Sherrilyn Kenyon 30. The Darkest Kiss by Gena Showalter. 31. Once a Princess by Johanna Lindsey. 32. Exposure by Susan Anderson. 33. Warriors of Poseidon, Alyssa Day 34. Texas Destiny by Lorraine Heath 35. Tapestry by Karen Ranney 36. Flowers from the Storm Laura Kinsale 37. McKenzie's Mountain Linda Howard 38. Outlander Diana Gabaldon 1. Domenico, The Silver Devil by Teresa Denys - cult favorite - dark historical romance set in renaissance Italy about Duke who sees peasant girl in window and buys her from her brother and forces her to be his mistress 2. Jamie The Outlander Series by Diana Gabledon - historical romance time travel 3. Wrath The Black Dagger Brotherhood Series by J.R. Ward -leader of vampire warriors set in New York

4. Lucan, The Midnight Breed Series by Laura Adraian - eight books in vampire series 5. Bones Night Huntress Series by Jeannine Frost - an urban vampire fantasy 6. Jericho The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning - fantasy/paranormal set in Ireland 7. Zadist, Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward - six vampire warriors gravitate between turf battles and sensuous delights 8. Raphael, Guild Hunter Series by Nalili Singh - female vampire hunter and powerful archangel 9. Rolfe the Relentless, The Conquerer by Brenda Joyce - romance set in England in 1069 10. Gregori, Dark Magic Series by Christine Ferham - heavy on romance and intimacy with vampire, magic, paranormal twist 1. Lachlain (A Hunger Like No Other - Kresley Cole 2. Jacques (Dark Desire- Christine Feehan) 3. Zarek (Dance with the Devil- Sherrilyn Kenyon) Actually Sherrilyn Kenyon has a few terribly tortured heroes in her Dark Hunter series but I think Zarek had it the worse, yes, even worse than Acheron. 4. Gabriel (Gabriel’s Woman- Robin Schone) 5. Michel (The Lover- Robin Schone) These are actually connecting stories, the first one read should be The Lover, I just thought Gabriel was just that bit more tortured which is why they are in this order. 6. Acheron (Acheron - Sherrilyn Kenyon) 7. Jake (Burning Wild- Christine Feehan) 8. Ethan (If You Deceive- Kresley Cole) 9. Devlin (Shattered Legacy & Shadowed Legacy - Lora Leigh) 10. Mercury (Mercury’s War-Lora Leigh) I could actually throw a blanket over the breeds series for tortured heroes, they all seem pretty battered, however, Mercury is the one that got to me most so he makes my top 10 of tortured heroes.