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Fri
Apr 29 2016 3:30pm

Friday Beefcake: Can You Guess Where These Hotties Are From?

Do you ever look at a man and say to yourself, “He's from the Midwest, upstate New York, or the sunny side of California?” It's something about the way he talks, dresses, and says hello. Perhaps the way he bobs his head or what he likes to eat. Well, H&H has rounded up some of the hottest guys from some of the most popular places in the world and the United States. Can you guess where they are from?

*Birthplace revealed at the end of post.

[Is he Midwestern, Irish, or just “hot hot hot”? ...]

Fri
Apr 22 2016 4:00pm

Prince: 5 Most Memorable Moments

Prince gave us sexy in so many ways, from straight hair to high-heels, lace to the original skinny-leg. Count yourself lucky if you ever heard him sing live or rock a stage, or even met him in person, because he’ll forever be considered the GOAT (Greatest of All Time). The Pop Icon introduced us to many firsts, some that can be mentioned here and others that cannot. I’ll always remember him for being exactly who he wanted to be, Prince, and reminding us to live free. The Beautiful Ones always have to go... We miss you! 

Share your Prince moments with us in the comments below. 

[The Purple Reign continues ...]

Fri
Apr 15 2016 3:30pm

Friday Beefcake: Shadowhunters’ Matthew Daddario

Are you watching ABC's Shadowhunters? Well if not, the breakout beauty of the show happens to be Matthew Daddario. He plays Alec Lightwood and he's such a delight to watch. His dark hair and brown eyes draw you in and if you check out his Instagram account (@matthewdaddario) you'll see he loves dogs, animals, and the outdoors. And in the words of our community manager, Jennifer Proffitt “He is tall and beautiful.” 

Who can go wrong with that?

[So check out Matthew Daddario ...]

Fri
Apr 8 2016 4:30pm

Friday Beefcake: Saddle Up With These Hotties

You can take the boy out of the country, but you can't take the country out of him. At least that's what I say. Suit up those chaps, pull down that cowboy hat, and adjust those hips because these guys are ready to take you for a ride with those experienced hands. Call him country thunder or wild wild west. Tell him his midwest or southern twang has your panties in a bunch, but please don't say your riding skills are not up to par. Image via Sheknows

[Are you ready to ride? ...]

Fri
Mar 25 2016 4:30pm

Friday Beefcake: Deflowering for Spring

Spring is upon us in many ways. A lot of things are blooming including things growing in your backyard. It's definitely the time to get out and smell the roses or await your prince-charming standing at the door with a bouquet of your favorite spring time scent. But wouldn't it be more interesting if he actually wore the flowers. Picture that hot guy with just the right touch of lily, pansy, lilac, lavendar, hyacinth, daffodil, or rose. 

Tell us below which flower would you choose to adorn your guy with.

[This will make your Good Friday a Great Friday ...]

Thu
Mar 17 2016 1:30pm

Irish Corned Beefcake with Hot Irish Farmers

Irish Farmers by Ciara Ryan - Conor

Happy St. Paddy's Day! We know you love those Irish hunks as much as we do. Their accents, four-leaf clovers, and Irish brew are irresistible. And what's a hot guy without a cute pet to warm your heart?! So in honor of all that Irish pride today, we are bringing you some 100% homegrown Irish beef courtesy of Ciara Ryan's new book, Irish Farmers. Enjoy!

But wait, there's more: Enter for a chance to win one of two copies of Ciara Ryan's Irish Farmers by leaving a comment below!*

[It's all Irish beef for your pleasure ...]

Fri
Mar 11 2016 3:00pm

Friday Beefcake: Namaste to My Yogi Heroes

Are there any yogi heroes in romance? I have been wondering this since beginning my readings in the romance genre. A guy has to be a certain type of man to embody a yogi essence. Sensual, Spiritual, and let's be honest he's probably pretty Sexy, too — the 3 S's. What yogi doesn't have a great body? No matter size? Something is always lifted, pefectly plumped, or toned.

Plus, he could teach us all about breathing and relaxing. All that stretching and flexing has to be the right combination for creating some type of bedroom magic. Right?!

(Photo via Instagram)

[The perfect yogi heroes for your pleasure ...]

Fri
Mar 4 2016 2:30pm

Friday Beefcake: Size Really Doesn’t Matter

Friday Beefcake: Sizes Really Doesn't Matter James McAvoy

We all have our preferences. We all have our likes and dislikes. Today we'll be talking about one of our favorite likes—hot men! We are romance readers, for goodness' sake. There's always talk in the inner circles if size really does matter or if it doesn't. Authors go on and on in their books about his size. You know. Tall and handsome—what did you think we meant?! 

However, we disagree! Height really isn't the most important marker in hotness. So for all the men that are 5'7 and below, we're here to tell you: You're still hot. Size really doesn't matter. This is dedicated to the Tom Cruises of the world.

*Thanks to Teddy for this week's topic.*

Tell us in the comments if size really does matter, but we bet by the time you get done with this week's beefcake you'll be saying it doesn't!

[How tall are you?]

Fri
Feb 19 2016 5:00pm

Friday Beefcake: Men Who Sweat It Out

Friday Beefcake Men Who Sweat it Out John Krasinski

There's something to be said about men who take care of their bodies. The men who go to the gym or have “a spot” in their bikram yoga class. Social media has made it easier to check out your MCM posing in Gomukhasana or showing off his new abs. Oh, like The Office hottie, John Krasinski, sweaty and dirty chest floating around and although it looks like he beefed up for his role in 13 Hours, we are still enjoying the view. He's not the only one, so we have decided to share the men who sweat it out. 

[They go hard and it shows ...]

Fri
Jan 22 2016 5:30pm

Friday Beefcake: Aussie Men for Australia Day

BC Aussie Men Chris Hemsworth

Tuesday is Australia Day! If nothing more we are thankful to the continent for giving us the Hemsworth brothers. Oh! and Hugh Jackman. 

Special thanks goes to our Aussie blogger Kate J. Squires: 

“Have a great Australia Day!  It's the 26th, and it's okay if you're not Aussie, I give you permission to drink at the beach anyway, as is our national custom ;)”

Did you think the list ened with Jackman? There's a reason for the hashtag #Aussiemen. They are packed and always picture perfect. They are always picture perfect in their briefs.

[Aussie men that make you drool ...]

Fri
Jan 15 2016 5:15pm

Appreciation for MLK on His Birthday

It's not hard for me to admit that I would take a man who is intelligent over rock hard abs (though they are a bonus) any day. Not necessarily a nerd—a man can be hot and intelligent at the same time. No need for social awkwardness, glasses, and blathering about things I can't comprehend. Today, a very special man comes to mind. 

He had a dream that was bigger than the world. Something he wanted for humanity. He was well read, poised, and ambitious.

People will lists his 10 greatest quotes and roll out his accomplishments—he is very deserving of any and all accolades. 

He was intelligent, had a vision, and was selfless. He's kind of like the perfect alpha man. Or would you consider him beta? We'll take him any way!

[Style and Grace to the Alpha Male in You ...]

Fri
Jan 8 2016 4:30pm

Friday Beefcake: Men With The Arms for Plowing

BC Dwayne Johnson The Rock

There's no snow on the ground, but if temps keep dropping any lower on the east coast I'm sure we'll get some soon. We'll also need the resources to help us clean up afterwards what with all that plowing we'll have to do to clear our sidewalks and driveways, and some  Man- ual power will definitely be appreciated. One with steel arms. The ones that look like diesel are fueling their energy. Plus, he'll need the demeanor to remind Mother Nature who's the boss.

[Plow me ba-b-y ...]

Fri
Dec 25 2015 3:00pm

Friday Beefcake: The Best Hotties of 2015

Friday Beefcake Tom Hardy

2015 has given us great books, tv shows, movies, and at last beautiful specimen. Men that is and we're delighted to share a few of our favorite. We'll kick things off with Tom Hardy because he's a favorite of many. Be sure to share your favorite hottie of 2015 below in the comments. 

[Let's get the men party started ...]

Fri
Dec 11 2015 4:30pm

Friday Beefcake: Michael B. Jordan in Creed and more deliciousness!

 

Creed isn't peforming too bad at the box office and I'm sure this promo pic of Michael B. Jordan doesn't hurt when it comes to boosting those numbers. Or the women who sat in the front row fanning themselves and have now decided to gush about him on every social media platform. Mr. Jordan is on deliciousness watch. He may have even made it to the eye-banging watchlist for others. (looks around the room.)

I'm completely blown away because I never knew he was this FIINNNNEEE! 

Where were we when he started beefing up? Those arms, abs, and that jawline... And with all the talk it seems he has also proven himself to be a lover and a figther. 

Lips zipped. Just take a look for yourself. 

[Where must we start? ...]

Thu
Nov 26 2015 2:30pm

Friday Beefcake: Vegan Men Are Hot ... Just ask Donnell Blaylock Jr.

BC Donnell Blaylock Jr. eating chocolate

At first it was vegetarian, pescetarian, gluten-free, south beach diet, and the other various names for eating and living healthier. Now I meet more vegans and people trying the Paleo diet. I must admit I've had a few vegan meals, mainly because one of my besties is a hard-core vegan. Vegan cakes, vegan meat, and etc. 

But nothing like donny_savage22 to really make a girl want to go vegan. The real estate agent recently used instargram to promote the vegan lifestyle. I watched Part 1 and then Part 2 .

And ... I've never seen someone entice you into supporting the Vegan movement. I was like Gotdamn...Gotdamn. Do all vegans look like you? Do you make housecalls? Am I drooling over this man on instagram? Can I have him for X-mas? and Valentine's day and everyday as my personal Vegan chef? 

So he's the beefcake of the week peeps ... 

[Can I be a vegan just to get close to you? ]

Fri
Nov 13 2015 4:30pm

Friday Beefcake: Real Men Own Leather with David Beckham, and More ...

BC David Beckham in a biker jacket

Fall isn't complete if you don't wear one piece of leather apparel. 

I must say no one wears leather better than David Beckham. That man can wear the hell out of anything. But like many others who wear leather it just gives that extra edge we like. Something like I'm dark, flirty, and irresistible. I'm shaking my head “Yes, you are ... Oh, you are.”

It is now a requirement that every man must own a leather piece that isn't a belt or wallet. It's an official rule. 

[Face it readers real men own leather ...]

Fri
Nov 6 2015 4:45pm

Friday Beefcake: Movember With Our Fave Mustaches from Friend, Selleck, and More

Friday Beefcake: Moustaches Rupert Friend

It's Movember. Did you know that? Men and women around the world are raising awareness and funds for men's health. Some men are choosing to shave their mustaches in honor of Movember or grow a mustache. It's all for a great cause! 

Plus, there's an art to getting the perfect mustache. Just ask Tom Selleck, the “Guru of Mustaches.” But there are a few other guys who know how to do it well. So in honor of Movember we are celebrating the hottest mustaches. 

And we aren't the only ones. Check out this gallery by Elle.com

[Don't be shy to say you appreciate a mustached man ...]

Fri
Oct 16 2015 3:30pm

Friday Beefcake: Dark Vampires with Alexander Skarsgard, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Dracula, and More ...

Friday Beefcake: Alexander Skarsgard as Eric Northman Vampire True Blood

Bloody fangs and black leather arenormally the attire for a bloodthirsty nocturnal predator. We have come a long way since the cape wearing Bela Lugosi as Dracula. Since then, the movie has been remade over 15 times, and with each remake it seems Dracula is becoming younger and more attractive. From Gerald Butler (yes, he has played Dracula) to Jonathan Rhys Meyers, the Halloween cult classic hasn't disappointed in the dark sexy men department. 

The new vampires may no longer wear capes, but they're quicker and cuter—and their bites are more delicious.

Who are your hot vampire picks? Let us know in the comments below. 

[A toast to the quick biters ...]

Fri
Oct 9 2015 4:00pm

Friday Beefcake: Rugby Boys with James Haskell, Ben Cohen, and More...

While we in the U.S. prepare for the MLB playoffs, the Rugby World Cup is taking place. It never ceases to amaze us at Team H&H at just how attractive rugby players are. If it isn't enough to know how hard they play, sweat, and compete to take home the trophy, we must discuss how sexy they make rugby look.

The Rugby World Cup ends on October 31, so don't miss out on your chance to see their hotness in action.

Thanks for the Friday beefcake inspiration H&H Community Manager Jennifer Proffitt. For more rugby action to squee over, check out what these men look like in their uniforms in this Buzzfeed rugby players article.

These men will make you grasp at the screen to touch them in all the right places and perhaps learn a little bit about the sport too. 

[Tune in below ...]

Fri
Oct 2 2015 3:30pm

Friday Beefcake: Men Whose Names Start With J (Jason Momoa, Jake Gyllenhaal, and More)

BC Top Image Jeffrey Dean Morgan 470

Hurricane Joaquain has the east coat of the United States a little worried as it continues to gain power in the Atlantic Ocean. While googling the characteristics of a hurricane, I found out from ask.com that hurricanes are: 

  • extremely powerful
  • form above ocean water
  • cause devastating damage to coastal areas
  • and the result is high waves, heavy rains, and powerful winds. 

With a little tweaking, don't these characteristics sound like they could apply to a round of good love making? Only if Hurricane Joaquain could leave the Atlantic and enter the bedroom of a good romance novel. Well it's not that simple, but Jon Hall and Jeffrey Dean Morgan may fit the bill.

Some men just look like they'll be good in bed and I'm sure this week's beefcake won't disappoint. So in honor of Joaquain let's recognize men who names start with the letter J. 

[Hello John, Jake, Jason, or whatever your name is ...]