We have looked at a lot of unheroic behavior from heroes so far. However, now we are going to look at something a bit less severe… cheating. There are a lot of different reasons to cheat on your spouse, everything from loneliness to desperation and all the possibilities between. In this article, we will explore some of the reasons heroes cheat by listing the top ten books where they do.
Bound by Honor: Born In Blood Mafia Chronicles #1 by Cora Reilly
Aria Scuderi was born into one of the richest mob families in Chicago, and is trying to find her own path. When she was fifteen, her parents betrothed her to Luca to keep the peace between the families as Luca is the oldest son of the Cosa Nastra in New York. Aria is terrified. She is about to have to marry this man, who is nicknamed the Vice because he literally crushed a man’s throat with his hand. The only way to escape the marriage is to run away from all she’s known and never see her family again, but instead she goes through with the marriage. She grew up around predators. She knows that even the worst predator has a heart, and she’s determined to find Luca’s.
Undeniable: Undeniable #1 by Madeline Sheehan
Eva Fox is her motorcycle club’s princess. Deuce West also grew up in a motorcycle club with bikers and the biker lifestyle, but that’s where the similarities end. Fate keeps bringing these two together, time and time again. Their journey is full of pain, heartbreak, loss and love. Eva sees in Deuce a man who is worth loving, something he doesn’t see about himself. She’s willing to spend her life showing him he really does need her. This is a story that will break your heart.
Whatever It Takes by L. Maretta
Emma thought her husband Gavin was perfect. They’d been married five years and were just putting the finishing touches on their dream home when Gavin confesses to Emma that he’d been unfaithful. Now, Emma’s world is shattering. Will she be able to forgive Gavin, or will she leave him? With her future hanging in the balance, she’ll have to make some hard decisions.
Rule: (Marked Men #1) by Jay Crownover
Shaw Landon’s heart knows Rule Archer is right for her, though perfect pre-med Shaw thinks he couldn’t possibly be. However, he’s the one person she doesn’t try to please, and his tattoos, piercings and wild attitude don’t intimidate her.
Rule has no need for a good girl like Shaw. But what happens when spilled secrets at a birthday party lead to events they’ll never forget? How can their love survive?
Never a Gentleman (Drake’s Rakes #2) by Eileen Dreyer
Miss Grace Fairchild is regrettably plain. She has spent her life learning to be useful, but never learning to be charming. However, she has gotten herself caught up in a scandal with a rogue. How can she marry him, though? It will mean losing herself, and old enemies of his have their sites on both of the lovers.
Perfect Sin (Clayton #2) by Kat Martin
Randall Clayton is the Duke of Beldon. Caitlin Harmon is the daughter of an American adventurer, who is determined she will never fall in love. However, just one dance with Rand has let him capture her heart. They are the talk of London.
However, betrayal tears them apart, and it is up to Rand to prove to Caitlin that love triumphs over all.
A Modern Love Story by Jolyn Palliata
Robbie Byrne was dropped into foster care after the deaths of her parents. That’s where she met Luke Cintrone, a boy who was abandoned as a small child. He’s a harsh, rough, foul-mouthed rebel who has taken it upon himself to defend her.
As they grow, they become friends and then lovers. But their new relationship is about to hit a snag in the form of Peyton, a beautiful lawyer who is captivated by Luke’s rough edges. She’s not used to being told no, and she’s sure that Luke will come to love her eventually and leave Robbie.
Beautiful Sacrifice: (The Maddox Brothers #3) by Jamie McGuire
Falyn Fairchild, the daughter of the next governor of Colorado, is back in her home town after leaving everything behind, broke and waiting tables at the Bucksaw Cafe. She’s saving up enough money to buy a plane ticket to Akins, Illinois, the one place she can find forgiveness. However, as fate would have it, Taylor Maddox drops into her section at the diner. He’s a hot-shot firefighter covered in filth. Falyn is disinterested until she figures out where he lives. Taylor thinks he has her, but he knows nothing about Falyn’s talent for leaving. Will their love turn to ash?
The Unfaithful Wife by Lynne Graham
Leah is married to a powerful Greek businessman, Nik and all she wants is a divorce. However, despite being blackmailed into marrying her, Nik doesn’t want one which Leah finds incomprehensible. He has ignored her for five years, but suddenly starts making advances toward her. Leah can no longer sleep at night, worrying about her husband’s motivations. What could he possibly want?
True Love Story by Willow Aster
Sparrow is trying out her wings for the first time when she bumps into Ian, a musician she’s had an attraction to for a very long time. But their relationship isn’t simple. Sparrow and ian bump into each other again and again over a five-year period in the most unusual places. Each time, Sparrow has to find out if he trusts her, if he feels the same about her and if love is enough.
Anyone can cheat, even heroes. Sometimes trying to map out your own desires can be extremely difficult. Sometimes a marriage can be unfulfilling. there can be so many reasons to cheat, and all of them have consequences.