Opposites Attract

Found here are couples that no one would think would be good together - yet they are. Their diverse personalities, ideas, and tastes converge to make their love life even more interesting.

(List begun 05/04, updated 03/13)

Medieval Romances
Regency Romances
European Historical Romances
American Historical/Frontier Romances
Contemporary Romances
Alternate Reality

 

Medieval Romances

  • The Prize (1991) by Julie Garwood (A at AAR)

Regency Romances

  • Lord Calthorpe's Promise (2002) by Sylvia Andrew
  • A Christmas Promise (1992) by Mary Balogh (C at AAR)
  • The Famous Heroine (1996) by Mary Balogh (A at AAR)
  • The Gilded Web (1989) by Mary Balogh (C+ at AAR)
  • The Notorious Rake (1992) by Mary Balogh (A at AAR)
  • The Plumed Bonnet (1996) by Mary Balogh
  • The Temporary Wife (1997) by Mary Balogh (A at AAR)
  • Devil's Cub (1932) by Georgette Heyer (A+ at AAR)
  • The Grand Sophy (1950) by Georgette Heyer (A at AAR)
  • Marian's Christmas Wish (1989) by Carla Kelly (B at AAR)
  • Marrying the Royal Marine (2010) by Carla Kelly (A- at AAR)
  • Regency Sting (1980) by Elizabeth Mansfield
  • An Unsuitable Match (1997) by Patricia Oliver
  • The Incomparable Cassandra (2004) by Laura Paquet (B at AAR)
  • Infamous Isabelle (1980) by Margaret Summerville
  • The American Duchess (1982) by Joan Wolf (A at AAR)

European Historical Romances

  • The Bargain (1997) by Jane Ashford (A- at AAR)
  • Winter Garden (2000) by Adele Ashworth (A at AAR)
  • At Last Comes Love (2009) by Mary Balogh (B at AAR)
  • First Comes Marriage (2009) by Mary Balogh (A- at AAR)
  • Longing (1994) by Mary Balogh
  • Simply Magic (2007) by Mary Balogh (B+ at AAR)
  • Slightly Dangerous (2004) by Mary Balogh (A at AAR)
  • A Summer to Remember (2002) by Mary Balogh (A at AAR)
  • A Most Unsuitable Man (2005) by Jo Beverley (B at AAR)
  • The Iron Rose (2003) by Marsha Canham (A at AAR)
  • Through a Dark Mist (1991) by Marsha Canham
  • The Silver Rose (2006) by Susan Carroll (A- at AAR)
  • Lord of Scoundrels (1995) by Loretta Chase (A/B- at AAR)
  • Mr. Impossible (2005) by Loretta Chase (set in Egypt) (A at AAR)
  • Dance (1996) by Judy Cuevas (A- at AAR)
  • The Widow's Kiss (2001) by Jane Feather (A- at AAR)
  • To Love and To Cherish (1995) by Patricia Gaffney (A at AAR)
  • North and South (1855) by Elizabeth Gaskell
  • A Lady Awakened (2012) by Cecilia Grant (A- at AAR)
  • And Then He Kissed Her (2007) by Laura Lee Guhrke (A- at AAR)
  • Not So Innocent (2002) by Laura Lee Guhrke (B+ at AAR)
  • She's No Princess (2006) by Laura Lee Guhrke (B- at AAR)
  • Scandalous Desires (2011) by Elizabeth Hoyt (C at AAR)
  • The Raven Prince (2006) by Elizabeth Hoyt (A- at AAR)
  • Thief of Shadows (2012) by Elizabeth Hoyt (B- at AAR)
  • To Beguile a Beast (2009) by Elizabeth Hoyt (A at AAR)
  • The Husband Hunt (2002) by Jillian Hunter (B- at AAR)
  • The Proposition (1999) by Judith Ivory (A at AAR)
  • Sleeping Beauty (1998) by Judith Ivory (A/B- at AAR)
  • The Forbidden Lord (1999) by Sabrina Jeffries (A-/B at AAR)
  • A Most Unconventional Match (2008) by Julia Justiss (A- at AAR)
  • Marrying the Captain (2009) by Carla Kelly (A- at AAR)
  • Flowers from the Storm (1992) by Laura Kinsale (A at AAR)
  • Midsummer Moon (1987) by Laura Kinsale (A/C at AAR)
  • The Shadow and the Star (1991) by Laura Kinsale (A at AAR)
  • Devil in Winter (2006) by Lisa Kleypas (A- at AAR)
  • Dreaming of You (1994) by Lisa Kleypas (A at AAR)
  • It Happened One Autumn (2005) by Lisa Kleypas (A- at AAR)
  • Married by Morning (2010) by Lisa Kleypas (B at AAR)
  • Then Came You (1993) by Lisa Kleypas (A at AAR)
  • The Book of the Seven Delights (2005) by Betina Krahn (B- at AAR)
  • The Perils of Pleasure (2008) by Julie Anne Long (A- at AAR)
  • Noble Intentions (2002) by Katie MacAlister
  • Veiled Passions (2008) by Tracy MacNish (B at AAR)
  • Something Wonderful (1988) by Judith McNaught (B at AAR)
  • Sweet Rewards (1996) by Melinda McRae
  • The Wedding Night (1999) by Linda Needham (A at AAR)
  • Scandal (1991) by Amanda Quick
  • Silent on the Moor (2009) by Deanna Raybourn (A- at AAR)
  • Tiger's Eye (1989) by Karen Robards (B at AAR)
  • The Lady's Tutor (1999) by Robin Schone (A- at AAR)
  • The Last Rogue (1998) by Deborah Simmons - HH-427 (A at AAR)
  • The Vicar's Daughter (1995) by Deborah Simmons - HH-258 (A at AAR)
  • Shadows of the Heart (1995) by Alexa Smart
  • Never a Lady (1996) by Barbara Dawson Smith
  • Ruthless (2010) by Anne Stuart (A at AAR)

American/Frontier Historical Romances

  • Cherish (1998) by Catherine Anderson (B+ at AAR)
  • Rachel's Choice (1998) by Judith E. French
  • For the Roses (1995) by Julie Garwood
  • Conor's Way (1996) by Laura Lee Guhrke (A at AAR)
  • Sweeter than Wine (1999) by Stephanie Mittman
  • Garters (1992) by Pamela Morsi
  • Heaven Sent (1991) by Pamela Morsi
  • The Love Charm (1996) by Pamela Morsi
  • Marrying Stone (1994) by Pamela Morsi (A at AAR)
  • The Gamble (1984) by LaVyrle Spencer
  • Hummingbird (1982) by LaVyrle Spencer (A at AAR)
  • The Passions of Emma (1997) by Penelope Williamson (A at AAR)

Contemporary Romances

  • Woman Most Wanted (1/2001) by Harper Allen - HI-599
  • Be My Baby (1999) by Susan Andersen (A- at AAR)
  • Bending the Rules (2009) by Susan Andersen (C+ at AAR)
  • Exposure (1996) by Susan Andersen (A at AAR)
  • Head over Heels (2002) by Susan Andersen (B- at AAR)
  • Just for Kicks (2006) by Susan Andersen (B- at AAR)
  • Obsessed (1993) by Susan Andersen (B at AAR)
  • Present Danger (1993) by Susan Andersen (B+ at AAR)
  • Walk on the Wild Side (2011) by Natalie Anderson - Har Pres Extra #148 (B- at AAR)
  • Reconcilable Differences (2011) by Elizabeth Ashtree (A at AAR)
  • What the Librarian Did (2010) by Karina Bliss - Har Sup Rom #1622 (B+ at AAR)
  • Gone Too Far (2003) by Suzanne Brockmann (A- at AAR)
  • Prince Joe (6/1996) by Suzanne Brockmann - SIM-720 (A at AAR)
  • Adam's Fall (5/1988) by Sandra Brown - LS-252
  • Tempest in Eden (12/1983) by Sandra Brown - SCAL-164
  • A Thousand Roses (12/1986) by Bethany Campbell - HR-2803 (A at AAR)
  • One Christmas Knight (12/1997) by Kathleen Creighton - SIM-825 (A+/A at AAR)
  • The Cinderella Deal (10/1996) by Jennifer Crusie - LS-807 (B at AAR)
  • Getting Rid of Bradley (1/1994) by Jennifer Crusie - HT-480
  • Manhunting (10/1993) by Jennifer Crusie - HT-463 (A at AAR)
  • Strange Bedpersons (12/1994) by Jennifer Crusie - HT-520 (A at AAR)
  • Lightning that Lingers (12/1983) by Sharon and Tom Curtis - LS-25 (A/A- at AAR)
  • Sunshine and Shadow (1986) by Sharon and Tom Curtis
  • New Life (2013) by Bonnie Dee (A- at AAR)
  • The Kept Woman (2006) by Susan Donovan (B at AAR)
  • Black Tree Moon (10/1992) by Kathleen Eagle - SIM-451 (B+ at AAR)
  • Candles in the Night (2/1988) by Kathleen Eagle - SSE-437
  • A Class Act (11/1985) by Kathleen Eagle - SSE-274
  • Nick's Kind of Woman (1/1997) by Margot Early - HAR-724 (B+ at AAR)
  • Flirting with Danger (2005) by Suzanne Enoch (A- at AAR)
  • His, Unexpectedly (2011) by Susan Fox (B+ at AAR)
  • On the Island (2012) by Tracy Garvis-Graves (B- at AAR)
  • It Must Be Love (2000) by Rachel Gibson (B+ at AAR)
  • See Jane Score (2003) by Rachel Gibson (A- at AAR)
  • Simply Irresistible (1998) by Rachel Gibson (B at AAR)
  • Tall Tales and Wedding Veils (2008) by Jane Graves (A at AAR)
  • MacKenzie's Mountain (4/1989) by Linda Howard - SIM-281 (A at AAR)
  • Open Season (2001) by Linda Howard (B+ at AAR)
  • Practice Makes Perfect (2009) by Julie James (B at AAR)
  • Her Bodyguard (2001) by Michelle Jerott (B at AAR)
  • High Energy (1996) by Dara Joy
  • Her Beautiful Assassin (10/2003) by Virginia Kantra - SFS-5 (B at AAR)
  • About Last Night (2012) by Ruthie Knox (B+ at AAR)
  • Moving Target (2002) by Elizabeth Lowell (B at AAR)
  • Sweet Spot (2008) by Susan Mallery (B+ at AAR)
  • Suddenly You (2012) by Sarah Mayberry
  • Jackson Rule (1996) by Dinah McCall (A at AAR)
  • Call Me Irresistible (2011) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (B+ at AAR)
  • Fancy Pants (1989) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Heaven, Texas (1995) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (A at AAR)
  • Lady Be Good (1999) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (A- at AAR)
  • Nobody's Baby But Mine (1997) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (A at AAR)
  • This Heart of Mine (2001) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (A/B- at AAR)
  • One Summer (1993) by Karen Robards (B- at AAR)
  • Mr. and Mrs. Wrong (9/2001) by Fay Robinson - HSR-1012 (B+ at AAR)
  • When Love Isn't Enough (1/2001) by Kathleen Gilles Seidel - HAR-80
  • High Stakes (11/1989) by Dana Warren Smith (Lisa G. Brown) - SSE-563
  • A Gentle Rain (2007) by Deborah Smith (B+ at AAR)
  • Family Blessings (1996) by LaVyrle Spencer
  • Black Ice (2005) by Anne Stuart (B at AAR)
  • Ritual Sins (1997) by Anne Stuart
  • Falling in Love (2009) by Pauline Trent (B- at AAR)
  • American Dreamer (1997) by Theresa Weir
  • License to Thrill (2003) by Lori Wilde (B at AAR)
  • Love Me like a Rock (6/1989) by Leigh Anne Williams - HAR-300
  • Beloved Stranger (3/1984) by Joan Wolf - RR-58 (A at AAR)
  • Portrait of a Love (11/1984) by Joan Wolf - RR-89

Alternate Reality

  • Bewitching (1993) by Jill Barnett (A at AAR)
  • Outlander series (1991-) by Diana Gabaldon (A at AAR)
  • Rejar (1997) by Dara Joy (A at AAR)
  • In Death series (1995-) by J.D. Robb (various grades at AAR)

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