Happily Ever After Thoughts is thrilled to be participating in the Hot Summer Heroes Blog Hop. We are giving away a $25 gift certificate to Amazon to one lucky commenter So I asked my four other bloggers what they thought was “hot” about one of their heroes. Here’s what they said.
Don’t you love that name? He’s the hero from my book A Good Man For Katie. Despite what the townspeople say about him, despite the reputation he found himself saddled with, he really is a good man.
Yes, he’s handsome. So handsome, he takes Katie’s breath away (and why wouldn’t he be drop dead gorgeous? I wrote him…well, he helped). When he looks at her with those incredible gray eyes, her heart goes pitter-patter (at least mine did). And when he flashes that smile, well….Katie never stood a chance. Neither did I.
More important than Chase’s good looks (which is what attracted Katie in the first place…oh, and the fact that he saved her from a runaway stagecoach), what makes him sexy, what makes him my kind of hero, is the simple fact that he is a good man. As we know, good men are hard to find. Katie knows that first hand.
No, what makes Chase Hunter sexy is so much more than looks as Katie (and you, dear reader) find out. He is respectful…to everyone, even when that respect is not returned. He’s kind, even when he shouldn’t be (he has a reputation to live up to, you know). He has integrity, another quality I…I mean Katie, finds sexy. He loves his family. He will do what’s right, no matter how much it hurts him. He’s willing to risk his life, his safety, for others. He has a big heart, though he tries to hide it and once he gives his heart, you…again, I mean Katie, has it forever.
All those things make Chase Hunter incredibly sexy. What do you think?
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JAKE or DAVID
In Katie’s Rock, Arizona ranchers Jake and David McAllister are both hot! Tall, dark, and handsome, they are like mirrored bookends with very different personalities but the same kick-ass gene pool and the same sh**-eating grins. Jake is dark and brooding with a passion for his children and a drive to keep his family together. His cell phone is always at the ready and he is lazer-focused on the task at hand, shooting for perfection in the marketing end of the family ranching business. Jake’s divorce has him on the ropes and his love for his children drives everything he does. To sum him up, with Jake you get tall, dark, handsome, intense, focused, driven, perfectionist, passionate, and an overwhelming love of family. Who doesn’t love a man that loves his kids? David is more laid back and easy-going, with a tendency to leave his cell phone at home as he oversees operations for the family business. This is the hot and sexy guy who is witty and funny, always a smile, never picks a fight, never a harsh word, picks you up when you’re down, and is happy to do whatever you love doing. His nice guy approach and lack of intensity sometimes puts him in the backseat—a role he doesn’t seem to mind. He handles his life so effortlessly, he makes it look easy. To sum up David, he’s tall, dark, handsome, easy-going, gentle, funny, witty, smiling, friendly, pleasant, supportive, and flexible. Ya just gotta love a guy who sincerely wants to do what you like to do! Can you honestly tell me that these brothers, so opposite of each other, aren’t both sexy? Don’t lie now!
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At first, I intended on picking one of my new heroes who wait in the wings as my favorite, but then I had to go with my first. Scott was my first in Court of Lies, and the first is always memorable no matter what faults he has. I picture him as handsome with a hard cut body. More than that, he’s intelligent, and that’s important too, and he has a heart no matter how long he has to hold back until the right moment. He endures the initial impression that he doesn’t care or is insincere, yet when it comes down to it, he comes through better than anyone else for his heroine. Just ask him how a real man gets his woman and he’ll tell you that it’s not a plan, but fate will put the right couple together no matter how impossible the circumstances appear. It’s all in the chemistry.
I can’t think of Synn without sighing. Synn, the hero in Masque, is a 19th century aristocratic, Nova Scotian. In addition to his long brown hair, muscular body, and gray eyes with shards of blue, he is kind, caring, and protective. The problem is he is too focused on his goal to free the 73 trapped souls he believes he killed, even if it means an eternity trapped in time. This hyper-responsible side to him gets him in trouble with the heroine, but as aggravating as it is, the fact that he takes responsibility and determines to make things right is such an exciting quality to find in a hero.
What else makes him hot? Since this story is an erotic romance, Synn’s extensive sexual experience is very exciting. He takes the heroine through the 7 Pleasure Rooms, always mindful that each one is a new experience for her. He can’t let another man have her, he protects her from the villainous ghost, and he never pushes her, allowing her to choose and enjoy each room, but he does challenge her boundaries – to the satisfaction of them both.
So with Synn being such an amazing lover, friend, protector, and overall responsible character, is it any wonder I can’t think of him without sighing?
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So tell us if these great authors have hit the mark on what’s hot or if they need to consider another quality and you will be entered to win the $25 gift card. Then move on to one of the other blogs on the hop. There are so many prizes plus the grand prize to win, you don’t want to miss a single one :-) Good luck!