5 Must-Read Romances with Redeemable Heroes

Whether you hate to love them, or love to hate them, there’s just something irresistible about a bad boy.

Here are 5 must-read romance novels featuring bad-boys worthy of redemption.


  1. Redemption by Danielle Hardgrave

The blurb:

Sophia Davies is having the time of her life.

She lives with her two best friends in a city she loves and every day is a new adventure. Case in point, stumbling into her bedroom after a great night out and finding her ultimate childhood crush waiting for her.

But things have changed since the last time Sophia saw Nate. For starters, she now knows what he does for a living. And there’s the whole shark shifter thing…

Nathan Redman is burning.

He thought his mistakes would fade away with time, but the closer he comes to taking leadership of his clan, the more they sear into his skin. Revenge is the best cure for any wound, which is why Nathan’s heading out to see an old friend.

It’s nothing personal, really.

Getting close to Sophia is no problem. Killing her on the other hand…

The Bits:

It’s got a sexy bad-boy-gone-good who also shifts into a shark. What more could you want? In this sequel, we get to see a different side of the villain from its predecessor, Betrayal. Nathan has a dark secret, a secret that threatens to rip apart his whole world from the inside out. For the first time in his life, he’s not sure he can do the only thing he’s ever been good at—the one thing he’s been trained his whole life to do—kill.

Redemption will be released on Friday, September 1, 2017 and will be available for free on Kindle Unlimited.

2. King’s Captive by Amber Bardan

The blurb:

For three years, I’ve belonged to Julius King.

Some people would think being stuck on a private island is heaven, but this is my hell.
Because I’m not here as a guest. Not even close. I’m a prisoner. I’m his.

Julius King. Powerful. Wealthy. Dangerous.

There are parts of me he wants that I can’t give him. When he looks at me, there are times I swear he sees someone else. And the scary part is that sometimes, when he touches me, I think he may be someone else, too.

Though my body might be tempted, and he might control everything else, I can’t let him have any piece of my heart. I won’t. But every day, the fight gets harder, and Julius manages to slip past my defenses in the most unexpected ways.

I have to find out the truth about Julius King. Even if it destroys me.

The bits:

Everything about this book is great. There are so many mysteries and twists and turns throughout, and you get to take the journey alongside the main character. The more she learns about how she became Julius’s prisoner, the more you doubt Julius could ever be redeemed. When you learn to forgive him though, oh man. It’s a good time.

3. Duke of Sin by Elizabeth Hoyt

The blurb:


Devastatingly handsome. Vain. Unscrupulous. Valentine Napier, the Duke of Montgomery, is the man London whispers about in boudoirs and back alleys. A notorious rake and blackmailer, Montgomery has returned from exile, intent on seeking revenge on those who have wronged him. But what he finds in his own bedroom may lay waste to all his plans.


Born a bastard, housekeeper Bridget Crumb is clever, bold, and fiercely loyal. When her aristocratic mother becomes the target of extortion, Bridget joins the Duke of Montgomery’s household to search for the incriminating evidence-and uncovers something far more dangerous.


Astonished by the deceptively prim-and surprisingly witty-domestic spy in his chambers, Montgomery is intrigued. And try as she might, Bridget can’t resist the slyly charming duke. Now as the two begin their treacherous game of cat and mouse, they soon realize that they both have secrets-and neither may be as nefarious-or as innocent-as they appear . . .

The bits:

Elizabeth Hoyt is a master of her craft, and this book proves it. The bad boy in this story comes packed with a backstory that’s made him cold as ice but not angsty. Throwing conventions to the wind, Valentine Napier beds both men and ladies alike until he meets his match: a straight-shooting lady by the name of Bridget Crumb. You may start off this novel by hating Valentine, but one thing is guaranteed: when he falls hard, you will too.

4. Turbulence by Whitney G.

The blurb:

Jake Weston and I met under a cloud of cliches: Boy meets girl. Boy charms girl. Boy screws girl.

He was the sexiest, cockiest man I’d ever encountered, but I had no idea he was a senior pilot when we met. No idea we worked for the same airline and had secrets just like me.

After a passionate night of unforgettable sex, I thought I’d never see him again, but when I did, neither of us could walk away…

We weren’t supposed to be together, we definitely weren’t supposed to fall in love, and yet our turbulent and forbidden love affair took on a life of its own.

We knew we could potentially crash and burn, but what we had was so intoxicating and inescapable that we were both willing to risk it all…

This is us.
This is our messed up love.
This is Turbulence.

The bits:

It’s a bird… it’s a plane… it’s… one hell of a sexy ride! Turbulence is the perfect name for this novel. It goes up, it goes down, and then it all comes back around. This book takes flight from page one and leaves you engrossed until the end. If you came here for cocky assholes, then return to your seat and fasten that belt. This is the novel for you.

5. El Diablo by M Robinson

The blurb:

I was ruthless.
I was feared.
I had sacrificed. Myself. Her. Everything…

Living in a world where I was worth more dead than alive was a choice. I was a bad man, never claimed to be anything else. I’ve done things I’m not proud of. Seen things that can’t be unseen. I’ve caused pain that I can’t undo.
It was all my choice.
Every decision.
Every order.
Right and wrong never mattered.
Until her.
She was under my protection, until she became my obsession.
But who was going to save her…

From. Me. The devil himself.

Fate brought us together. Destiny destroyed us.

The bits:

If he’s the devil, don’t reserve me a seat in heaven. This novel is an epic. You don’t just get to hear about El Diablo’s whole life, you get to live it. And by the end, you’ll be begging for more. Five hundred miles is child’s play—I’d walk to hell and back for this hunky hero.

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