Sunday, November 11, 2007


Stacy has this post up, and it made me think about all the heroes I adore…

"Ten Literary Characters I Would Totally Make Out With If I Were Single and They Were Real But I’m Not, Single I Mean; I Am Real–But I'm Also Happily Married and Want to Stay That Way, So Maybe We Should Forget This…"

Naaaah, I always point out the chicks with big boobs to Bob, so it's only fair that I should get my ogle, right?

1. Clint McKinnely (Promises Prevail) – An uber-alpha who makes you feel completely protected, loved, safe, and secure. He falls to his knees with the love he feels for Jenna. And completely rocks your socks in bed. Um, a no-brainer.

Kyle Chase2. Kyle Chase (Giving Chase) – He is his woman’s best friend. Cries over her. Does everything within his power to let her know how special she is. And definitely knows his way around the bedroom.

3. Simon Wade (The Viscount in Her Bedroom) – I would take this Viscount in My Bedroom anyday. He’s warm, has a great sense of humor, makes lemonade out of lemons. Loves his family, too. Oh, yeah, a fantastic kisser as well.

4. Sebastian Ballister (Lord of Scoundrels) – He is so vulnerable, yet strong. Charismatic, yet insecure. Poignant, intelligent. I just wanted to wrap my arms around him and hold him close and wipe away all his hurts. Don’t get me wrong, though, he’s definitely not a sympathy fuck.

5. Mark Hawkmore (Passion) – I love it when a guy wears his heart on his sleeve. Mark loves Passion so much, it’s painful to read the last third of the book. But at the same time, it’s that strong love that makes him so appealing. Oh yeah, and his incredibly huge wanker. (side note: it does seem like that would hurt like the devil, though…)

6. Nick Gentry (Worth Any Price) – The wounded hero – the first scene in the book grabbed me and I was his from there on out. Knowing his story makes me want to be the one he would allow to touch him. Knowing that his last thoughts when he thinks he is about to die are of how much he loves Lottie just made me shiver. And the element of danger swirling around him. Oh yeah, I’d do him.

Rhett Butler7. Rhett Butler (Gone With the Wind) – Smooth talking, slick. Yet vulnerable, too. He loves Scarlett, and makes no excuses for her. He accepts her for who she is. Even loves her for it. That’s seductive.

8. Michael "Saint" Halboro (London's Perfect Scoundrel) – Wickedly handsome, sinfully seductive, and he falls like a ton of bricks while Evie holds him hostage in a cellar. Everyone says reformed rakes are the best.

9. Christian "Superman" Hawkins (Crazy Cool) – Unintentionally funny, super hero, I loved the running commentary in his head. Loved him for rescuing Skeeter. Loved him for always setting Dylan straight. Loved him for being the family guy after he got his HEA with Kat.

Stan Wolchonok... ok, it's Richard Gere, but still...10. Stan Wolchonok (Over the Edge) – Any guy that sings karaoke to "You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman" in front of a bunch of Navy SEALs, yet still inspire the fear of God in those same SEALs… H.O.T. He’s compassionate, caring, steadfast, funny, down-to-earth. And a Brockmann hero. Yum.

Who are yours?

7 People Gabbed:

Dev said...

Saint and Sebastian were on my list too. I should have added Nick to mine, but I already had a Kleypas hero on there :-)

Rosie said...

Day-um Lori. You certainly make a compelling case for your men!! Great list btw!

I didn't do this one because I feel too influenced by other people's lists. I think I'll save it for a while and maybe post it in a few weeks/or months.

Jennifer B. said...

I've been out of the loop so long I'd forgotten how much alike our reading preferences are. LOL Christian Hawkins is top of my own list. Love that you love him too girlfriend.

Anne said...

Hmmm, let's see. In no particular order...

1. Asa MacIntyre - Promises Linger, Sarah McCarty.
2. Roarke- In Death series, JD Robb.
3. Devin MacKade- The Heart of Devin MacKade- Nora Roberts.
4. Cameron Quinn - Sea Swept- Nora Roberts.
5. Byron DeWitt- Holding The Dream, Nora Roberts.
6. Prince/Sheik Khardal Khan- The Sheik And The Runaway Princess, Susan Mallery.
7. Alec Kinkaid- The Bride, Julie Garwood.
8. Gabriel MacBain- Saving Grace, Julie Garwood.
9. Ethan Garrett- To The Brink, Cindy Gerard.
10. Sebastian St. Vincent- Devil In Winter, Lisa Kleypas.

Lori said...

Rosie, I had to think long and hard about not copying other fols' lists, too. Fortunately, the only ones I'd read were Stacy's and Dev's.

JB, it's so good to have you back online :) Yup Superman is a stud, no 2 ways about it.

Anne, I knew Asa would be your McCarty guy LOL. And all the Nora heroes, wow! Guess it's a good thing I haven't read so much NR. And I really had to think long and hard about not including one of the Garrett brothers, although I might have chosen Nolan. He was actually my favorite.

And I really wanted to include Sebastian, too. He's just so wicked *g*

Sarah McCarty said...

I spent all morning trying to come up with a list, and I can't. Not that I don't have may heroes I loved, but I can't sort them out to specifics. But I think I'm going to modify a version of this listing for my eharlequin day today. *G*

And thanks for mentioning my guys. Can't tell you what it feels like to see them up on a list like this.

Lauren Dane said...

Roarke, sigh, I love him. Still wanted to pop him in the junk at the end of the last book but I do love him.

Thanks for mentioning Kyle, that makes me smile.

I'd add Phin from Welcome To Temptation

Marius from Liz Maverick's Crimson City books

Oy, so many!