Heroes come in all shapes and sizes with a variety of personalities. Some are the archetypical of the romantic hero—tall, gorgeous with six pack abs. A few are disfigured or losing their hair. Some are tortured and it takes the length of the novel for them to become a worthy human being. Then there are heroes that are praiseworthy from the very first page.
Every once in a while an author creates a hero that just resonant with readers, like Robyn Carr did with John “Preacher” Middleton from Shelter Mountain.
There is such a disparity between his large pugnacious looks and his marshmallow heart:
Preacher looked intimidating—he was six foot four, bald with bushy black eyebrows, a diamond stud earring and shoulders about as broad as an ax handle was long.
I liked Preacher when he opened the door to Paige and her son Christopherm but over the book, I fell more in love with him as Carr revealed more of his character.