Spies, P.I.’s, & Warriors

On this list you will find romances starring spies, P.I.’s, warriors, and other men and women in uniform. The heroes you will find on this list are those where being a warrior (or spy, cop, P.I. or in the Armed Services) isn’t just a job description; it’s a state of mind, a part of who they are. To complement this list, check out ourWar list.

(List begun 09/97, updated 04/14)

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  • The Maiden Bride (1996) by Rexanne Becnel – Axton de la Manse, warrior (B- at AAR)
  • Where Magic Dwells (1996) by Rexanne Becnel – Sir Cleve FitzWaren, knight
  • Dark Champion (1993) by Jo Beverley – FitzRoger of Cleeve, warrior
  • Lord of Midnight (1998) by Jo Beverley – Renald de Lisle, warrior (A/B+ at AAR)
  • The Shattered Rose (1996) by Jo Beverley – Galeran of Haywood, warrior
  • The Gladiator (2009) by Carla Capshaw (Ancient Rome) – Caros Viriathos, ex-gladiator (B+ at AAR)
  • The Courtesan (2005) by Susan Carroll (Renaissance) – Captain Nicholas Remy, military (A- at AAR)
  • The Huntress (2007) by Susan Carroll (Renaissance) – Catriona O’Hanlon, warrior (B at AAR)
  • A Knight To Remember (1997) by Christina Dodd – Hugh de Florisoun, knight
  • The Warlord (1995) by Elizabeth Elliott – Baron Kenric of Montague, warrior
  • The Bride (1989) by Julie Garwood – Alec Kincaid, warrior (A at AAR)
  • Gentle Warrior (1985) by Julie Garwood – Lord Geoffrey Berkley, warrior
  • The Prize (1991) by Julie Garwood – Baron Royce, warrior (A at AAR)
  • Saving Grace (1993) by Julie Garwood – Gabriel MacBain, warrior (A/A/A at AAR)
  • The Secret (1992) by Julie Garwood – Laird Iain Maitland, warrior (A/A- at AAR)
  • Midnight Warrior (1994) by Iris Johansen – Lord Gage Dumont, warrior
  • For My Lady’s Heart (1993) by Laura Kinsale – Ruck of Wolfscar, knight (A at AAR)
  • Shadowheart (2004) by Laura Kinsale – Allegretto Navona, assassin (A-/B- at AAR)
  • This Is All I Ask (1997) by Lynn Kurland – Christopher of Blackmour, warrior (A at AAR)
  • The Warlord’s Mistress (2006) by Juliet Landon – Dania Rhiannon, spy
  • Highland Barbarian (3/1990) by Ruth Langan – HH-41 – Brice Campbell, warrior
  • Highland Heather (2/1991) by Ruth Langan – HH-65 – Morgan Grey, warrior
  • Prisoner of My Desire (1991) by Johanna Lindsey – Lord Warrick de Chaville, knight (A at AAR)
  • His Lady’s Ransom (1995) by Merline Lovelace – HH-275 – Ian de Burgh, warrior
  • Enchanted (1994) by Elizabeth Lowell – Simon the Loyal, warrior (A at AAR)
  • Forbidden (1993) by Elizabeth Lowell – Duncan of Maxwell aka the Scots Hammer, warrior (A at AAR)
  • Untamed (1993) by Elizabeth Lowell – Dominic le Sabre, warrior (A at AAR)
  • Born in Sin (2003) by Kinley MacGregor – Sin MacAllister, assassin (B+ at AAR)
  • A Kingdom of Dreams (1989) by Judith McNaught (Renaissance) – Royce Westmoreland, warrior (A at AAR)
  • Once A Warrior (1997) by Karyn Monk – Malcolm MacFane aka the Black Wolf, warrior
  • Warrior or Wife (2/2007) by Lyn Randal (Ancient RomeHH-837 – Lelia aka Leda, gladiatrix
  • Lady Gallant (1991) by Suzanne Robinson (Renaissance) – Christian de Rivers and Nora Becket, spies (A at AAR)
  • Rose in the Mist (2002) by Ana Seymour (Renaissance) – Cat O’Malley, spy (C+ at AAR)
  • Taming the Wolf (9/1995) by Deborah Simmons – HH-284 – Dunstan de Burgh, warrior (B at AAR)
  • Danegeld (2001) by Susan Squires – Karn, warrior (A/B+ at AAR)
  • Danelaw (2003) by Susan Squires – Valgar the Beast, warrior (B at AAR)
  • The Gladiator’s Honor (9/2006) by Michelle Styles (Ancient Rome)HH-817 – Valens, gladiator (B+ at AAR)
  • Lord of the Night (1993) by Susan Wiggs (Renaissance) – Sandro Cavalli, police officer (A at AAR)
  • Keeper of the Dream (1992) by Penelope Williamson – Sir Raine, the Black Dragon, warrior (A at AAR)
  • The Edge of Light (1990) by Joan Wolf – King Alfred of Wessex, warrior
  • The Wolf and the Dove (1974) by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss – Wulfgar, warrior (A at AAR)
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  • The Stanforth Secrets (1989) by Jo Beverley – Justin Delamere, Viscount Stanforth, spy
  • Castaway Hearts (2004) by Nancy Butler – Captain Matthew Frobisher, spy (B+ at AAR)
  • The Sandalwood Princess (1991) by Loretta Chase – Philip Astonley aka the Falcon, spy (A- at AAR)
  • An Intimate Deception (1983) by Catherine Coulter – Evangeline de Beauchamps, spy
  • Lady Pamela (1975) by Clare Darcy – Lady Pamela Frayne, spy
  • The Man in the Green Coat aka Gabrielle’s Gamble (1987) by Carola Dunn – Gabrielle Darcy, spy
  • Miss Jacobson’s Journey (1992) by Carola Dunn – Miriam Jacobson, spy
  • The Guarded Heart (1987) by Barbara Hazard – Erica Stone and Owen Kingsley, spies
  • The Lady’s Companion (1996) by Carla Kelly – Sergeant David Wiggins, military (A at AAR)
  • Marian’s Christmas Wish (1989) by Carla Kelly – Gilbert Ingraham, Earl of Collinwood, spy (B at AAR)
  • Miss Whittier Makes a List (1994) by Carla Kelly – Captain Sir Daniel Spark, military (B+ at AAR)
  • Mrs. Drew Plays Her Hand (1994) by Carla Kelly – Colonel Fletcher Rand, Marquess of Winn, military (A at AAR)
  • Summer Campaign (1989) by Carla Kelly – Major John Beresford, military (A at AAR)
  • With This Ring (1997) by Carla Kelly – Major Samuel Reed, military (A at AAR)
  • The Phantom Lover (1981) by Elizabeth Mansfield – Captain Henry Thorne, military
  • The Yorkshire Lady (2001) by Nadine Miller – Yves St. Armand, Comte de Rochemont, spy (B- at AAR)
  • The Hired Hero (1999) by Andrea Pickens – Lady Caroline Talbott, spy
  • The Controversial Countess (1989) by Mary Jo Putney – Rafael Whitbourne, Duke of Candover, and Countess Magda Janos aka Margot Ashton, spies
  • The Rogue and the Runaway (1990) by Mary Jo Putney – Lord Robert “Robin” Andreville, spy
  • The Bar Sinister (1986) by Sheila Simonson – Captain Richard Falk, military
  • A Difficult Truce (1981) by Joan Wolf – Charles Standish, Duke of Dacre, military
  • A Kind of Honor (1980) by Joan Wolf – Adam Todd, Lord Stanford, spy
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  • A Question of Honor (2002) by Nita Abrams – Captain Richard Drayton, spy (A- at AAR)
  • The Spy’s Reward (2006) by Nita Abrams – Nathan Mayer, spy
  • The Smile of a Stranger (1978) by Joan Aiken – Frederick Augustus Arpel, Count van Welcker, spy
  • The Untamed Mackenzie (2013) by Jennifer Ashley – Lloyd Fellows, police officer
  • Winter Garden (2000) by Adele Ashworth – Madeleine DuMais, spy (A at AAR)
  • The Matchmaker (2001) by Rexanne Becnel – Lord Neville Hawke, ex-military (B+ at AAR)
  • The Black Hawk (2011) by Joanna Bourne – Justine de Cabrillac aka Justine DuMotier and Adrian Hawkhurst, spies (A at AAR)
  • The Forbidden Rose (2010) by Joanna Bourne – Marguerite de Fleurignac, resistance fighter, and William Doyle, spy (A at AAR)
  • The Spymaster’s Lady (2008) by Joanna Bourne – Annique Villiers and Robert Grey, spies (A/A- at AAR)
  • The Impostor (2003) by Celeste Bradley – Dalton Montmorency, Lord Ethridge, spy (A at AAR)
  • The Pretender (2003) by Celeste Bradley – Simon Montague Raines aka Simon Rain, spy (B- at AAR)
  • The Spy (2004) by Celeste Bradley – James Cunnington, spy (B at AAR)
  • All Through The Night (1997) by Connie Brockway – Colonel Henry “Jack” Seward, spy/ex-military (A at AAR)
  • Bridal Favors (2002) by Connie Brockway – Justin Powell, spy (A at AAR)
  • My Seduction (2004) by Connie Brockway – Christian “Kit” McNeill, spy (B+ at AAR)
  • The Other Guy’s Bride (2011) by Connie Brockway – Bernard James Owens Tynesborough, Duke of Avandale, aka James Owens, ex-military (B+ at AAR)
  • Captive of Sin (2009) by Anna Campbell – Sir Gideon Trevithick, ex-military (B+ at AAR)
  • No True Gentleman (2002) by Liz Carlyle – Maximilian de Rohan, police officer (A- at AAR)
  • Tempted All Night (2009) by Liz Carlyle – Tristan Talbot, military (A- at AAR)
  • A Woman Scorned (2000) by Liz Carlyle – Captain Cole Amherst, ex-military (B/C at AAR)
  • Captives of the Night (1994) by Loretta Chase – Ismal Delvina aka Comte d’Esmond, spy (A at AAR)
  • Daughter of the God-King (2013) by Anne Cleeland (set in Egypt) – Daniel Berry aka Dimitry Khilkov, spy (B at AAR)
  • The Deception (1998), revised edition of An Intimate Deception, by Catherine Coulter – Evangeline de Beauchamps, spy (B- at AAR)
  • A Night to Surrender (2011) by Tessa Dare – Lt. Colonel Victor Bramwell, military (A at AAR)
  • Checkmate, My Lord (2013) by Tracy Devlyn – Sebastian Danvers, Earl of Somerton, spy (A- at AAR)
  • My Favorite Bride (2002) by Christina Dodd – Colonel William Gregory, military (A-/B+ at AAR)
  • Never a Gentleman (2011) by Eileen Dreyer – Diccan Hilliard, spy (B at AAR)
  • At Your Pleasure (2012) by Meredith Duran – Adrian Ferrers, Earl of Rivenham, king’s agent (B+ at AAR)
  • The Duke of Shadows (2008) by Meredith Duran (partly set in India) – Julian Sinclair, Marquess of Holdensmoor, military (B- at AAR)
  • Written on Your Skin (2009) by Meredith Duran – Phineas Granville, later Earl of Ashmore, aka Phin Monroe, spy
  • The Scoundrel (1996) by Elizabeth Elliott – Miles Montague, Duke of Remmington, spy (A at AAR)
  • Before the Scandal (2008) by Suzanne Enoch – Lt. Colonel Phineas Bromley, military (B at AAR)
  • Red Red Rose (1999) by Marjorie Farrell – Lt. Valentine Ashton, military (B+/B- at AAR)
  • Violet (1995) by Jane Feather – Colonel Julian St. Simon, military, and Tamsyn aka La Violette, spy
  • Lord of Fire (2002) by Gaelen Foley – Lord Lucien Knight, spy/ex-military (B+ at AAR)
  • Lord of Ice (2002) by Gaelen Foley – Damien Knight, Earl of Winterley, military (C at AAR)
  • Castles (1993) by Julie Garwood – Colin, Lord Hallbrook, spy (A at AAR)
  • The Gift (1991) by Julie Garwood – Nathanial Clayton Hawthorn Baker, Marquess of St. James, spy (A at AAR)
  • Guardian Angel (1990) by Julie Garwood – Caine, Marquess of Cainewood, spy (A-/B at AAR)
  • The Lion’s Lady (1988) by Julie Garwood – Lyon, Marquess of Lyonwood (spy) (C+ at AAR)
  • His Captive Lady (2008) by Anne Gracie – Harry Morant, ex-military (B+ at AAR)
  • Beneath a Silent Moon (2003) by Tracy Grant – Charles and Mélanie Fraser, spies (A- at AAR)
  • Daughter of the Game (2002) aka Secrets of a Lady by Tracy Grant – Charles and Mélanie Fraser, spies (A- at AAR)
  • Shadows of the Heart (1996) by Tracy Grant – Paul Lescaut, spy
  • Not So Innocent (2002) by Laura Lee Guhrke – Mick Dunbar, police officer (B+ at AAR)
  • To Desire a Devil (2009) by Elizabeth Hoyt – Reynaud St. Aubyn, Viscount Hope, ex-military (B+ at AAR)
  • To Seduce a Sinner (2008) by Elizabeth Hoyt – Jasper Renshaw, Viscount Vale, ex-military (A- at AAR)
  • To Taste Temptation (2008) by Elizabeth Hoyt – Samuel Hartley, ex-military (A- at AAR)
  • Innocent Passions (2003) by Brenda Hiatt – Noel Paxton, government agent (B- at AAR)
  • Star Bright (2000) by Miranda Jarrett – Captain James Dunham, military (B at AAR)
  • Entwined (1997) by Emma Jensen – Nathan Paget, Marquess of Oriel, spy
  • Moonlit (2002) by Emma Jensen – Trevor Robard, Viscount St. Wulfstan, spy (B- at AAR)
  • Destined to Last (2010) by Alissa Johnson – Andrew Hunter, government agent (B at AAR)