Jul 2 2012 5:00pm

Which Hero is on Your “List"?, Part 2

Demon Marked by Meljean BrookWe are back with Part 2 of our H&H bloggers “List” choices—the list is the fictionalized version of characters you would love to see nekkid if you could, where not even your spouse or partner could say you can’t have them. Because hey, they’re on your “allowed to do it with” list!

(If you missed Natasha, Synde, Victoria, and Evangeline’s choices, see The List, part 1.)


Michael (Meljean Brook’s Guardian series):

He’s an angel and has black wings. Is that enough? No? Good because he isn’t really an angel. But he’s intense, brooding and mysterious. He can heal people, teleport and change his appearance, so if I ever get tired of him I can ask him to morph into Michael Fassbender (I’d have him watch Shame first so he gets all the details right).

Tucker Longstreet (Nora Robert’s Carnal Innocence):

Two words: southern accent. His family is a bit dysfunctional but he takes it in stride. The epitome of laid back, I think his sense of humor is incredibly sexy.

Blue-Eyed Devil by Lisa KleypasHardy Cates (Lisa Kleypas’s Blue-Eyed Devil):

Have you read this book? If the answer is yes, I don’t need to explain, right? Hardy is the ultimate bad boy. Passionate, sexy and bit scary, I think he’s one of the most memorable and drool-worthy romance heroes. Simply irresistible.


From the In Death series by J.D. Robb:

Roarke. That hair, those eyes, that body—which looks great in a suit, a pair of jeans, or nothing at all. He keeps his temper in check, but when he lets it loose, it’s hot! He is fiercely protective of those he cares about, is generous, nurturing, and totally loves his wife, who is not his match on the beauty scale. All that, plus the laser focus he uses in his geek mode all mean he’s going to do anything and everything in the sack to keep his lover satisfied, and will not stop until she is, in a word, replete with pleasure. Oh wow, I think I need a cold shower just thinking about it.

Guardian Angel by Julie GarwoodFrom The Guardian by Julie Garwood:

The Marquess of Cainewood. A[nother] gorgeous physical specimen, also fiercely protective of those he cares about, and accepting of flaws and foibles in those he loves. He’s unshakeable in his commitment. What makes him extra special do-able is all a wicked sense of humor that he displays in a slightly skewed way. For instance, Jade keeps running away from him because she fears ending up alone (I know, weird logic), and every time she does, she wakes up to find him in bed with her, “impressing” her, and proving he’s in it for the long run. You just know he’s up for anything, and that it’ll be so much fun you might laugh in the middle of something excessively naughty, like the scene in which he and Jade waltz in the nude. I imagine that was excessively naughty in the Regency. 

Fever by Kimberly Dean:

The unnamed hero. Delia Jenkins, the heroine in this contemporary erotic romance (it’s tame enough for anyone looking to dip their toe into erotic waters) leaves work one day feeling ill and begins to suffer the effects of a horrendous fever. She is so feverish that when a man from work shows up at her apartment to care for her, her fog is such that his identity is shrouded in it. Soon, though, she becomes incredibly sexually needy and the only way to keep her fever at bay is for him to satisfy her, even though he tries to remain the gentleman and not take advantage. His focus and stamina are so strong that he will not stop until the job is done and her fever breaks. He is strong, clever, inventive, and devotes himself to caring for her as she needs. That incredible focus, and his explanation for the cause of her fever, is so damn erotic that he is definitely be one of my freebies.

Storm Front by Jim ButcherJackie

Harry Dresden (Author Jim Butcher):

While he’s been criticized as chauvinistic, I find it’s more about his need to protect people in general, particularly the women that he cares for. Having a man that would go to the ends of the earth to save you is a big win in my book!

Jamie Fraser (Author Diana Gabaldon):

A tall, sexy man in a kilt - does it get any better? But truly, this is another man that you just know, once he bestows his love on you, it will be eternal. Never mind that he’d be whispering sweet nothings in that heavy brogue of his; for that matter, he could read the phone book and still make it sound hot. 

Chasing Magic by Stacia KaneTerrible (Author Stacia Kane):

Not your traditional knight-in-shining-armor, for sure, considering his day job, but he’s another man that has the ability to make you weak in the knees with his private words of love and reassurance. Sometimes these moments might be shared over a dead body, but you take what you can get, right


What do you think of our bloggers’ lists? Is there anyone on them you want all to yourself and are willing to duke it out over? Or did we completely miss someone that you wanted to see mentioned?


Natasha Carty reviews Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy on her website Wicked Little Pixie and lives in Toronto, Canada, with her cat, Seamus.

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Lana Baker
1. lanalucy
Roarke. I am so jealous of Roarke's single-minded love for Eve. To have all that attention focused on me? I might faint dead away.

Harry Dresden. Sometimes rumpled is just a facade, and what's underneath is sharp and only lazy in all the right ways.
2. carmenlire
Tucker Longstreet...Yum! I've read Carnal Innocence multiple times, and I always want to swoon when Tucker's in the scene. Plus he's funny and protective
Jen G.
3. Jen G.
Bones from the Night Huntress books! I've never been so jealous of a fictional character (Cat) in my life....
Natasha Carty
4. WickedLilPixie
@Lanalucy - Love Dresden!
@Carmenlire - I love a funny man, we might have to fight ;)
@Jen - Especially THAT scene right?
Lege Artis
5. LegeArtis
@carmenlire - Carnal Innocence is one of my favorites from Nora, so I naturaly wanted to watch filmed version of the novel. This TV movie is...dreadful, but Tucker is played by Colin Egglesfield.

To quote our favorite vampire: "Such a strange sensation when the reality matches what you've pictured in your mind so precisely."
Jen G.
6. PM Kavanaugh
Roarke, Roarke & more Roarke, please! Thank goodness he's in a series. And the raves about Tucker in Roberts' Carnal Innocence (though if I didn't know it was hers, the title would turn me off) has me wanting to check him out.
Emily M
7. polishedbookworm
Jamie Fraser - HELL TO THE YES! Jen gives such an excellent explaination that I can find no words of my own to add.

I'd include Tristan, Duke of Shelbourne from How to Marry a Duke by Vicky Dreiling - witty, honorable, sexy and modeled after Henry Cavil in the looks department. Yes, please!
9. carmenlire
I have yet to read the JD Robb books by Nora Roberts, although I have heard tons of praise about them.
Hardy Cates is a favorite, also. Gage, Hardy, and Jack are all awesome heroes
@LegeArtis I'm so glad you agree that the movie sucked. Colin Egglesfield was by far the best thing about it.
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