At least one of my Goodreads pals defines this subgenre as stories “containing an element of sexual peril.” Possibly that is so, as the ones on my list all have this. But for me, there is usually more. Let’s just say I know it when I see it.
These won’t appeal to all, but certainly they are all well done. All have been rated 4 or 5 stars by me. Some are keepers. If you like stories that feature an alpha male hero who begins demanding his way, but falls at the heroine’s feet at the end to beg forgiveness and confess his love, you’ll find them here. Do let me know if you have read a good one I have missed.
A Dangerous Love, The Border Lord’s Bride from The Border Chronicles by Bertrice Small
When the Splendour Falls by Laurie McBain
While Passion Sleeps by Shirlee Busbee
Wild Bells to the Wild Sky by Laurie McBain
Winter's Heat by Denise Domning