Nerds, Geeks, &
Absent-Minded Professors

Heroes in these books may sport pocket protectors, but they can be incredibly sexy as well. Might there be a Don Juan lurking in Steve Jobs' clothing?

List begun 10/99, updated 05/13

Historical
Contemporary

 

Historical Romances

  • The Bargain (1997) by Jane Ashford - Lord Alan Gresham (A- at AAR)
  • The Madness of Lord Ian MacKenzie (2009) by Jennifer Ashley - Lord Ian MacKenzie (A- at AAR)
  • As You Desire (1997) by Connie Brockway - Harry Braxton (set in Egypt) (A at AAR)
  • Bridal Favors (2002) by Connie Brockway - Justin Powell (disguised as absent-minded) (A at AAR)
  • Last Night's Scandal (2010) by Loretta Chase - Peregrine (A at AAR)
  • The Devil's Deliah (1990) by Loretta Chase - Jack Langdon (A- at AAR)
  • The Awakening (1988) by Jude Deveraux - Dr. Hank Montgomery
  • To Dream Again (1994) by Laura Lee Guhrke - Nathaniel Chase
  • The Enchantment (1992) by Kristin Hannah - Dr. Larence Digby
  • The Defiant One (2000) by Danelle Harmon - Andrew de Montforte (B+ at AAR)
  • Sleeping Beauty (1998) by Judith Ivory - Sir James Stoker (A/B- at AAR)
  • A Most Unconventional Match (2008) by Julia Justiss - Hal Waterman (A- at AAR)
  • Miss Milton Speaks Her Mind (1998) by Carla Kelly - Scipio Africanus Butterworth (A at AAR)
  • The Wily Wastrel (1999) by April Kihlstrom - James Langford (C+ at AAR)
  • Flowers from the Storm (1992) by Laura Kinsale - Christian Langland (a closet nerd) (A at AAR)
  • The Mermaid (1997) by Betina Krahn - Titus Thorne
  • Like No Other Lover (2008) by Julie Anne Long - Miles Redmond (B+ at AAR)
  • Passing Fancies (1983) by Elizabeth Mansfield - Simon Sturtevant (A at AAR)
  • Proof by Seduction (2010) by Courtney Milan - Gareth, Marquess of Blakely (B- at AAR)
  • Unraveled (2011) by Courtney Milan - Smite Turner (B at AAR)
  • The Dangerous Viscount (2010) by Miranda Neville - Sebastian Iverley (B+ at AAR)
  • The Incomparable Cassandra (2004) by Laura Paquet - Benjamin Rowland, Earl of Winchfield (B at AAR)
  • Affair (1997) by Amanda Quick - Baxter St. Ives (C+ at AAR)
  • To Sir Phillip With Love (2003) by Julia Quinn - Sir Phillip Crane (B+ at AAR)
  • After the Kiss (1991) by Karen Ranney - Michael Hawthorne, Earl of Montraine (B+/C+ at AAR)
  • The Lady's Code (2006) by Samantha Saxon - Seamus McCurren
  • Lord Logic and the Wedding Wish (2003) by Melinda Beth Skinner - Orion Chase, Earl of Lindenshire
  • Tides of Love (2000) by Tracy Sumner - Noah Garrett (B- at AAR)

Contemporary Romances

  • One Way Out (2005) by Michele Albert - Dr. Alex Martinelli (B- at AAR)
  • The Other Guy (2012) by Cary Attwell - Emory James (B+ at AAR) (M/M)
  • A Date With Dr. Frankenstein (9/1995) by Leanne Banks - SSE-983 - Eli Masters (B at AAR)
  • Expectant Father (5/1996) by Leanne Banks - SSE-1028 - Caleb Masters
  • Beauty and the Brain (3/1998) by Elizabeth Bevarly - SD-1130 - Willis Random (B/B at AAR)
  • Her Man Friday (1999) by Elizabeth Bevarly - Leo Friday (disguised as nerd)
  • The Temptation of Rory Monahan (5/2001) by Elizabeth Bevarly - SD-1316 - Rory Monahan
  • Wife is a Four-Letter Word (2/1998) by Stephanie Bond - Alan Parish (A+ at AAR)
  • Out of Control (2002) by Suzanne Brockmann - Ken "Wildcard" Karmody (A at AAR)
  • Constant Craving (1999) by Tori Carrington - HT-716 - Adam Grayson (disguised as nerd)
  • Cindy and the Fella (12/2002) by Jacqueline Diamond - HD-89 - Hugh Bemling (B+ at AAR)
  • Worth Waiting For (1998) by Roberta Gayle - Elias "Ely" Green and Thomas Green
  • Kiss Your Prince Charming (10/1999) by Jennifer Greene - SD-1245 - Greg Stoner (B+ at AAR)
  • Wizard (1985) by Stephanie James - SD-211 - Max Travers
  • Sexy/Dangerous (2006) by Beverly Jenkins - Dr. Adam Gary (B at AAR)
  • High Energy (1996) by Dara Joy - Prof. Tyberius "Tyber" Augustus Evans
  • Absolutely, Positively (1996) by Jayne Ann Krentz - Dr. Harry Stratton Trevelyan
  • Trust Me (1995) by Jayne Ann Krentz - Sam Stark (A at AAR)
  • It's Not Shakespeare (2012) by Amy Lane - James Richards (B at AAR) (M/M)
  • Then She Found Me (1990) by Elinor Lipman - Dwight Willamee
  • Married for a Month (2001) by Susan Mallery - Secondary character (B- at AAR)
  • Behind Closed Doors (2002) by Shannon McKenna - Seth Mackey (B at AAR)
  • River of Eden (2002) by Glenna McReynolds - Will Travers (B+ at AAR)
  • Serendipity (1986) by Judith McWilliam - HT-119 - Marcus Blackmore
  • The Real Deal (2004) by Lucy Monroe - Simon Brant (A at AAR)
  • Three for a Wedding (8/1973) by Betty Neels - Dr. Lucius van Someren
  • Just Surrender (2011) by Kathleen O'Reilly - Tyler Hart (B- at AAR)
  • The Reluctant Hero (1994) by Sandra Paul - SR-1016 - Simon Prime aka Sam Pierce
  • Hot Shot (1991) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips - Sam Gamble (B at AAR)
  • Lady Be Good (1999) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips - Dexter O'Conner (A- at AAR)
  • Her Secret, His Child (4/1999) by Tara Taylor Quinn - HSR-836 - Kyle Radcliff (A- at AAR)
  • Midnight Kisses (2000) by Kimberly Raye - Matt Taylor aka Marvin Tannenbaum (disguised as nerd) (A/A- at AAR)
  • Heaven and Earth (2001) by Nora Roberts - Dr. MacAllister Booke (C+ at AAR)
  • Vision in White (2009) by Nora Roberts - Carter Maguire (B+ at AAR)
  • The Stone Flower Garden (2002) by Deborah Smith - Eli Wade (B- at AAR)
  • Cinderman (3/1994) by Anne Stuart - HAR-525 - Dr. Daniel Crompton (A at AAR)
  • Nerd in Shining Armor (2003) by Vicki Lewis Thompson - Jackson Farley (B at AAR)
  • Some Kind of Magic (1998) by Teresa Weir - Dylan French (B+ at AAR)

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