I have a confession to make. Never got into Jane Austin or any of those Regency chicks, despite my love of history. Sorry.
Unless Emma Thompson was involved. Ah, but who cares how you came to the Romance genre, right? So long as you’re here. 😉
I grew up on Star Trek, so I got into the Romance genre with the likes of Linnea Sinclair. Now, there’s some hero material in those books. http://linneasinclair.com/index.html
This one’s my favorite with my favorite hero.