Spoiler tags on images because they are huge: Spoiler Can anyone recommend some novels with protagonists you might describe as being "Ice Cold"? Bonus points for non-action adventure Bonus points for romance Bonus points for the character being truly sympathetic Bonus points for stories where the character arc doesn't have to do with "thawing" Also, what does "Ice Cold" mean to you? I think it is a combination of moral superiority, aloofness, and anger. Put that way, it doesn't sound attractive, but if someone is right and they are angry that they have to be right, it's understandable. But maybe that isn't the best definition. What do you think it is? Who has the look? Is it always edgy or can it be lovable?