posted on June 17, 2013 by Shoshanna Evers

Why We Love Damaged Heroes

Is it just me, or does Henry remind you of certain Dom?

Is it just me, or does Henry remind you of certain Dom?

There’s something about a sexy hero with a conflicted past and a bad-boy attitude that makes us want to love him all the more. In real life, we often find we can’t change a man. But in an erotic romance novel, love conquers all. The hero changes for the better thanks to the heroine and her love.

If only real life were like that too!

I admit, I’ve fallen in love with the most damaged, broken BAD Boy of all… Roman. It’s strange, I know. He’s the sadistic one. The cold one, the man who wouldn’t know how to commit to a woman even if he was handcuffed to her.

When Roman takes Elisabeth from Trevor to train her in Enslaved, Book 1 in the Enslaved Trilogy, and falls in love with her…well, all I can say is that when it comes to love triangles, they have sharp edges. Someone’s bound to get hurt.

Enraptured by Shoshanna EversEven during Enamored, Marc and Mistress Lauren’s story, Roman was on my mind, creeping into the pages like a demon from my past. I couldn’t wait to share his story in Enraptured, Book 3 of the Enslaved Trilogy. Finally, finally I had my chance to explore the inner workings of the baddest of the BAD Boys. But would Roman ever be able to let Elisabeth go so he could move forward and find his own happy ever after?

Enraptured, Book Three in the Enslaved Trilogy, from Simon & Schuster’s Pocket Star imprint, is available now at AmazonBarnes & Noble, Koboand iTunes.

The stunning conclusion to the red-hot Enslaved erotica trilogy finds a curious young beauty baring more than her skin…

Lovely, blonde, and young, Jessica accepted a job at New York’s most exclusive BDSM nightclub to make ends meet…and to satisfy her curiosity. Nobody is more intriguing than the BAD boys—Billionaire Arrogant Doms—a trio of unbelievably rich and sexy men. Jessica willingly gets involved with the group, shedding her formerly shy persona to explore the limits of her own desire. But she isn’t sure how vulnerable she wants to be…until the one BAD Boy who never wants to fall in love again—the gorgeous, passionate, and unexpectedly tender Roman—takes an interest in her, and Jessica finds herself drawn deeper into his world than she ever expected.

I’ve got an excerpt for you, but it’s way too X-rated for this blog. I’ll just link to it here.

So….tell me….do you have a favorite “damaged hero?”

xoxo Shoshanna Evers

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Shoshanna Evers

Shoshanna Evers

Shoshanna Evers has changed her genre, and her name! She is now writing inspirational romance as Shoshanna GABRIEL. Find out more at her new author page or
For info on books written as Shoshanna Evers, visit

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shoshanna Evers has twenty-plus romance novels and novellas published, including the steamy cowboy romance I Am Not Your Melody, The Enslaved Trilogy, and The Tycoon's Convenient Bride...and Baby.  

Her two bestselling non-fiction writing anthologies include How To Write Hot Sex: Tips from Multi-Published Erotic Romance Authors, and Successful Self-Publishing: How We Do It (And How You Can Too). She's been published with Simon & Schuster/Pocket Books, Berkley Heat, Entangled Indulgence, Ellora's Cave, Cleis Press, among others.

Shoshanna is also the cofounder of, the largest selection of instantly customizable, one-of-a-kind, premade book covers in the world.

Shoshanna Evers has been listed on Amazon as one of the "Most Popular Authors in Romance," as well as on the Contemporary Romance, and Erotica "Most Popular Authors" lists.
Reviewers have called Shoshanna’s writing “sensuous, delightful, and sizzling” with stories where “the plot is fresh and the pacing excellent, the emotions…real and poignant.”

Shoshanna used to work as a syndicated advice columnist in NY and a registered nurse, but now she’s a full-time romance author and a home-schooling mom. She lives with her family and three big dogs in Northern Idaho, and loves to connect with readers on Twitter @ShoshannaEvers, and Facebook at (her new name!).

After 6 years writing erotic romance as Shoshanna Evers, she's changed her name to Shoshanna Gabriel and her genre to clean inspirational romance.

Find out why she is Saying Goodbye to Erotic Romance.

2 thoughts on “Why We Love Damaged Heroes”

  1. Oh, yes, I like to write damaged heroes. They’re so fun to write, and the readers want to root for them to fall in love.


    1. They are fun to write, aren’t they? *g*

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