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Subject: Favorite Hero
Date Posted: 2/27/2009 11:52 AM ET
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Who is your favorite hero?  You know the one.  The one if you ever met you would leave your husband for.   LOL  Mine would have to be Jamie from Outlander (Diana Gabaldon) or Ruark from Shanna (Kathleen Woodiwiss).  Oh, and Jake from Sweet Lullaby (Lorraine Heath). 

Date Posted: 2/27/2009 12:11 PM ET
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Ruark from Shanna was my all-time fav for years & years, and he'll always be on that list.  I will also always love Dain from Lord of Scoundrels, Griffyn Renaud de Verdelay from The Last Arrow by Marsha Canham, Stuart Somerset from Delicious by Sherry Thomas, Justin from Bridal Favors by Connie Brockway, Michael from Wild at Heart by Patricia Gaffney, Julian from Duke of Shadows, Sebastian from My Beloved by Karen Ranney, Thomas from Winter Garden by Adele Ashworth, Judith Ivory's heroes, Sam Cody from The Indiscretion, and Stuart Aysgarth from Untie My Heart.  Oh - and Christian from Flowers from the Storm.

Date Posted: 2/27/2009 12:25 PM ET
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I need to add Thomas for Winter Garden also. 

Date Posted: 2/27/2009 1:28 PM ET
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Shoot, I've got a bunch of favorite heroes but the one that comes to mind first is John Huntington from Lisa Marie Rice's book: Midnight Man .

Date Posted: 2/27/2009 1:47 PM ET
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Mine would be Kit MacNeil from Connie Brockway's My Seduction. *sigh* lol

Date Posted: 2/27/2009 1:53 PM ET
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Oh yeah, I forget about Kit because it's been so long since I read that book, but he is totally hot:P  That one is my favorite of the Rose Hunters trilogy.

Date Posted: 2/27/2009 5:52 PM ET
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Definitely Jamie from Outlander.  Possibly Young Ian (when he gets a little older) from the same.  Also Mike from Whispering Rock (Robyn Carr), Brodick Buchanan from Ransom (Julie Garwood), Sigimor Cameron from HIghland Conqueror (Hannah Howell) and definitley Aiden Cross from Pleasures of the Night (Sylvia Day).

Date Posted: 2/27/2009 6:54 PM ET
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I'm fighting Lynn for John Huntington! :-) I also want zane mackenzie, kenny from brockmann's seals(love love kenny-poo), ..hmm...lots of them I like LOL!

Date Posted: 2/27/2009 8:03 PM ET
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Oh yes I forgot Kenny!  LOL

Date Posted: 2/27/2009 8:19 PM ET
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I also love Kenny!!  Oh, and Cowboy from Everyday, Average Jones.

Date Posted: 2/27/2009 8:46 PM ET
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"I'm fighting Lynn for John Huntington! :-) I also want zane mackenzie,..."

LOL!! John's mine, all mine...you...you.. hussy!   :-P  Hmmmm, Zane Mackenzie though..he's quite the catch too...and Wolf and Chance and...guess I'd better stop right there. Dang, I'm a hussy too! :D

Date Posted: 2/28/2009 3:35 AM ET
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Wow, you ladies sure toss out tough questions - so many hunks, so much panting......

Dain, from LORD OF SCOUNDRELS is up there; Ben Lewis from Linda Howard's HEART OF FIRE - though he seems too un-tameable; he's all man, rough, tough, sexy, almost too much man to see him settled & married. But I've been in lust with him for years.

A recent favorite hero is Will Bonner from Susan Wiggs' JUST BREATHE - a truly really-nice-guy who takes on more than many men can handle and comes out of it a true hero man; also Jack Rafferty from Kristin Hannah's ONCE IN EVERY LIFE - a Civil War veteran suffering with nightmares and the idea he has gone mad, married to a real b**ch, and the family is given a second chance with a 20th century woman thrown back into his life in the 19th century.

Another honey is Patrick O'Casey in Sandra Canfield's NIGHT INTO DAY - a pro football player hero, fragile heroine; what a guy. I love all of Canfield's books.

So many others, though, through the years. Dwayne from the Jane Kelly mysteries - not quite the "hero" of the books but he's the main male protagonist and you just KNOW they're going to get together somehow, some way (if she ever writes more in the series); he's a good-old-boy with a laid-back sense of humor, a deeper-thinker than Jane thinks he is.

Date Posted: 2/28/2009 7:51 AM ET
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I've been wanting to make a list of books with favorite heroes.  I can only remember loving Troy Tatterton from Dark Angel (VC Andrews) for years. 

I do remember liking a lot of the heroes you have all already mentioned.  I adore a lot of Suzanne Brockmann's men and it seems a lot of you already agree :-)



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Date Posted: 2/28/2009 7:54 AM ET
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gosh-a-mighty how could I forget Preacher from the virgin river books?! he's my man though I question  his tastes in women with 'that one' he ended up with! he'd do far better with me...and Jack's becoming a favorite too..ooh...wish I dind't have to go to work! just gonna hope it's slow enough to get ina little bit of reading..this past week it's been busy busy busy.

 

Date Posted: 2/28/2009 8:20 AM ET
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I have a little list, some have been mentioned already.

Dain, from Lord of Scoundrels

Jervaulx, from Flowers from the Storm

St. Aubyn, from London's Perfect Scoundrel

Lazar, from The Pirate Prince

Sebastian, from Devil in Winter

Major Nick Devane, from Scandalous

Thomas Blackwood, from Winter Garden

Roarke, from the In Death books

Date Posted: 2/28/2009 8:21 AM ET
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Houston Leigh -- Texas Destiny

Clay Holland -- Always to Remember

Jesse DuFrayne -- Hummingbird

Alex Markov -- Kiss an Angel

Date Posted: 2/28/2009 12:25 PM ET
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Jamie - Outlander

Sebastian - Devil in Winter

Rhis - Finders Keepers

Kel-Paten - Games of Command

Asher Adams - Amazon Lily

Nicolas - Beyond Seduction

Sin MacAllister- Born in Sin

Chandos - A Heart So Wild



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Date Posted: 2/28/2009 12:35 PM ET
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ooh forgot Asa in Promises Linger by Sarah McCarty. of course most of those guys are hot but I liked him.

Date Posted: 2/28/2009 12:45 PM ET
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Ahhh...

My favorite hero of all time, hands-down, is Jamie, for sure. (Outlander)

Dain might come in a distant second (Lord of Scoundrels). And third might be just about every one of Laura Kinsale's heroes!

Roarke (In Death series) is dreamy too. Sigh.

Maya Banks's next book, Sweet Persuasion, has a fantastic hero. Damon. Ahhh... I was lucky enough to get an early read.

 

I have to say I'm loving Garrett right now, too (from the upcoming A Hint of Wicked). Hopefully readers will too.



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Date Posted: 2/28/2009 2:12 PM ET
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And third might be just about every one of Laura Kinsale's heroes!

She does write some good ones, doesn't she?  I left him off the list - for which I should be flogged:P - but I absolutely adore Ruck from For My Lady's Heart.  I'd open up a vein for that guy:P

Date Posted: 2/28/2009 6:04 PM ET
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Ruarke from Shanna, he was my first love *sigh*. Ya know, you never forget your first love. :)

 

Date Posted: 2/28/2009 6:14 PM ET
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I still haven't read For My Lady's Heart.   I think that that I am intimidated by it being written in Middle English and that Iwill have a hard time with it.  I should just pull it out and give it a try. 

Date Posted: 2/28/2009 10:15 PM ET
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Raphael from Out of the Dark by Sharon Sala.  

He's actually a secondary character in this book, but he steals the show, bar none.  Forget the hero or the heroine...if you've read this tear-jerker of a romance novel, then you know what I mean.  He was raised in some cult with the heroine, both childhood bestfriends who were abused as child prostitutes.  And their absolute love for each other is something that is out of this world, unbelievably beautiful, pure and heartwarming.    The things he does and goes through for the heroine is heart wrenching.... OMG this book had me sobbing. 

After this book, I ordered like 6 books by  Sala, every one of them has been bad (of course) LOL....but this one is a keeper. 

 



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Date Posted: 2/28/2009 10:28 PM ET
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Drew Hammond from Beyond Compare by Penny Jordan.  I've been in love with him for almost 20 years...  (It's a Harlequin Presents, #1282, from July 1990).

 



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Date Posted: 2/28/2009 10:30 PM ET
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Tina, I have one Sharon Sala book in my TBR pile and lucky for me it is..............Out of the Dark.  Hay!!!



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