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Guardian/Ward Romances 1991-2010

Updated on June 29, 2011

classic romance theme

This theme has gotten less popular through the years, probably because the heroines have gotten older. When Mills and Boon first started publishing romance, the heroines could be as young as 16, the typical age seemed to be around 18 or 19. So it wasn't unreasonable for a girl that young to have a guardian. Now Harlequin heroines are usually at least 22 or so and less in need of a guardian.

But the theme is still used in some romances and I have listed the books below.

OTHER WARD GUARDIAN SITES

early guardian ward romances

1971-1980 guardian ward romances

1981-1990 guardian ward romances

1430 STORMY SURRENDER BY PATRICIA WILSON

HARLEQUIN PRESENTS

Left without a family, Kate unwillingly agrees to go to Spain with Diego Alvarez to be with her adopted grandmother. But agreeging doesn't mean that she'll let her fiery nature be completely quelled by Diego's high handedness-not even if he'd once managed to call all the shots.

1477 DARK GUARDIAN BY REBECCA KING

HARLEQUIN PRESENTS

Stranded on an exotic island. It might sound romantic to some, but not to Fliss Naughton. Now when her only companion was the mysterious Brand Carradine. He was her captor and her legal guardian—not that she needed a guardian. And his opinion of her wasn’t flattering. He didn’t think she was fit to be out on her own. It was stranger, then, that when the time came for her to leave, Fliss found it increasingly difficult to part from him. Was her heart of hearts trying to tell her that she longed to stay at his side?

1596 CRY WOLF BY AMANDA CARPENTER

HARLEQUIN PRESENTS

After rescuing Nikki from a frightening ordeal, Harper Beaumont seems to have appointed himself her guardian—even if his feelings for her are far from fatherly. Nikki admits she’s attracted to Harper, although first she must persuade him that she can take care of herself. But can she, where Harper’s concerned?

1791 MISTRESS OF DECEPTION BY MIRANDA LEE

HARLEUQIN PRESENTS

Allan Carstairs and his ward, Ebony, were linked by an obsession from which neither could escape. But could their all consuming passion ever become a lifelong love affair?

Romance Titles on Amazon

1813 THE GUARDIAN GROOM BY SANDRA MARTON

HARLEQUIN PRESENTS

When a will leads to a wedding... This is Grant's story: "What a legacy for my father to leave me. Crista Adams--my ward! But the woman is no more a child than I am. In fact, with her lifestyle, I doubt Crista ever was a child. Why is it, then, that I, who've never let a woman get under my skin, am so jealous of every man in Crista's life? That's why I've decided to really act as her guardian. I've demanded that she move in with me. But that's surely the craziest idea I've ever had! Now I have the feeling that nothing in my life will ever be the same again...."(LANDON'S LEGACY TITLE SERIES)

2499 THE DISOBEDIENT VIRGIN BY SANDRA MARTON

HARLEQUIN PRESENTS

Catarine Mendes has been dictated to her whole life. Now, with her 21st birthday, comes freedom—but it’s freedom at a price. Jake Ramirez has become her guardian. He must find a man for her to marry. But Jake is so overwhelmed by her beauty that he is tempted to keep Cat for himself…(RAMIREZ BRIDES)

2701 THE GUARDIAN'S FORBIDDEN MISTRESS BY MIRANDA LEE

HARLEQUIN PRESENTS

Australian billionaire Nick Coleman is Sarah's legal guardian until she turns 25-but there's more to his feelings toward her than duty. Once a bad boy always a bad boy, or can he change his ways and learn to commit before he loses Sarah forever?

3132 SEA FEVER BY ANNE WEALE

HARLEQUIN ROMANCES

Angel was grateful to him. Charles Thetford had come to her rescue when she desperately needed a friend. Now ,settling in to her new life in London, she was conscious of stronger feelings for him. Of course, there was no denying Charles was extremely attractive; rich,successful and a highly sought-after matrimonial prize. But Angel knew little about the way of the world. Perhaps she was confusing gratitude with love. And Charles--how did he view her? As an attractive woman--or as an irritating disruption to his ordered life.

Angel meets Charles when she comes ashore and goes to his house for help. Her grandfather has just died on the boat and she doesn't know what to do, she is only 17. He helps her with the funeral and buys one half of the boat, which he will fix up and use part of the year. This is more to help her out than anything, the boat is pretty old. He takes her to England, where she wants to train to run boat charters. But she ends up working as a model.

3476 HOLDING ON TO ALEX BY MARGARET WAY

HARLEQUIN ROMANCE

Beautiful, traitorous Alex. Alex had idolized Scott McLaren when she had come to live on his family's Outback cattle station as a lonely, grief-stricken little girl. He had been so protective of her, so vital and achingly handsome, but the wider world had beckoned and she had rebelled against Scott, leaving the life they could have created together. Now she was returning home. Alex needed somewhere to recuperate after an accident and Scott knew, deep down, that, despite his hurt, he couldn't leave her to struggle on her own. She needed him for now, but Scott feared there'd be no keeping Alex once she recovered--unless he could find a way to hold on to her....

4135 AUSTRALIAN BACHELORS, SASSY BRIDES BY JENNIE ADAMS AND MARGARET WAY

HARLEQUIN ROMANCE

Inherited by the Billionaire by Jennie Adams

When Callie Humbold was left alone in the world, Gideon Deveraux promised to look after her but she didn't make it easy. Reunited at a wedding years later, the troublesome teenager is gone and in her place is a striking woman who's even more of a challenge...

The Wealthy Australian's Proposal by Margaret Way

Nyree Allcott's thrilled when she inherits a ramshackle farmhouse. A little TLC and she'll finally have a home of her own. Property developer Brant Hollister wants the land, but if he thinks his sexy smile will make her hand over the keys, he's wrong!

1318 THE GUARDIAN'S BRIDE BY LAURIE PAIGE

SILHOUETTE ROMANCE

She was beautiful, intelligent-and too young for him! But Colter McKinnon was committed to making sure Belle Glamorgan got properly married. Still, how was he supposed to find her an appropriate husband when all Colter really wanted was to make her his bride? (VIRGIN BRIDES TITLE SERIES)

1441 HIS WILD YOUNG BRIDE BY DONNA CLAYTON

SILHOUETTE ROMANCE

As Cassie Warrington's guardian, it was Blake Campbell's duty to save her from her own rash decisions. The world-weary businessman would do anything to shelter the young beauty's spirited innocence. So when Cassie announced her outrageous scheme to marry the next man to ask her, Blake immediately proposed. An in-name-only marriage would protect Cassie until she outgrew her wild ways. But when he gazed into his blushing bride's shining eyes and sealed their vows with a breathtaking kiss, Blake realized his plan had on fatal flaw. Cassie naively believed she was in love with him. And now he had to guard her -- from the yearnings of his own rebellious heart! (VIRGIN BRIDES TITLE SERIES)

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