Hubby sent me this article ““ which I thought was really interesting.
It basically lists seven ways that men seem irresistible and we aren’t talking about perfect physique.
3. Takes care of himself (not perfect physique but nice bod)
4. Style ““ not necessarily James Bond, but a consistent “I am me and I’m comfortable with me” style
5. Manly scent (YUM)
7. Laugh loud hard and often.
It got me thinking about romance novel heroes I find irresistible, so I thought I’d put together Fi’s list of what makes a romance novel hero yummy.
1. Presence/confidence. You could say aura. I tend to love heroes with a very large presence ““ tortured souls, bad boys, dangerous guys with a soft spot. It goes with calm in a way ““ I don’t connect with drama queen heroes. Examples? Takashi from Ice Blue (my fave novel ever by Anne Stuart. Ryan Daire from Daring Time ““ by our very own Beth Kery.
2. On a mission. I tend to love cop/detective/secret agent heroes. (Maybe throw in some firefighters in there?) They are the good guys ““ maybe eroded some, maybe jaded to protect themselves, but they are the good guys intent on saving the world. And the heroine. Maybe I should say “on a good guy mission” ?
3. Conflicted as hell. In real life, I don’t like relationship drama. But in romance novels, I love the hero (and the heroine) be really conflicted about his feelings for the heroine. He can’t love her because of duty, he can’t trust her, whatever the reasons are, he fights the attraction with all his strength. He looses of course, but that’s the fun of it! Shane in Beth Kery’s Sweet Restraint has that conflict in the beginning of the book”“ and that conflict made for a blistering emotional love scene!
4. Just a tiny bit wild. Teeny tiny bit. I love seeing an ice-calm hero loose a grip on control because the heroine makes him crazy.
(Insert from Beth–all this is very true, however, I thought I’d include a photo of Ryan Reynolds on his knees to give Fi a truly irresistible man.)
What makes YOUR irresistible romance novel hero??