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Subject: Favorite romantic hero of all time?
Date Posted: 10/12/2007 8:39 PM ET
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Who is your favorite romantic hero of all time -- the one you just couldn't stop thinking about after you finished the book and would throw your significant other over for in a minute if he showed up at your door?

Mine is the incomparable Jamie Fraser (Outlander Series/Gabaldon).  He's the perfect man.  Gorgeous, strong, protective, passionate, committed, loving, affectionate wise and a great sense of humor, not to mention a to die for scottish brogue.

If I were allowed a second, I'd say Lucien Knight (Lord of Fire/Foley).  Third would be Allegretto di Navona  from Shadowheart/Kinsale.

(Now I've violated my own rules by naming 3 instead of 1; however, Jamie is head and shoulders above the rest!

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Date Posted: 10/12/2007 9:54 PM ET
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I also picked Jamie Fraser. He is my absolute all-time favorite hero.


Date Posted: 10/12/2007 10:09 PM ET
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Date Posted: 10/13/2007 3:00 AM ET
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James Diaz    from Cry No More by Linda Howard

Date Posted: 10/13/2007 5:23 AM ET
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James Mallory from Johanna Lindsey's "Gentle Rogue."  Fierce, firey, determined, dangerous... until he gets to know you better.  Ah, gotta love em.

Date Posted: 10/13/2007 5:02 PM ET
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Captain Gavin Elliot  in _The Bartered Bride_ by Mary Jo Putney

In explaining why he doesn't have a "woman in every port," Gavin tells the heroine he was faithful to his wife and has not taken another since her death, (paraphrase) "It is better to know one woman well."

Putney wrote it better, but the sentiment is straight to the heart. There is nothing sexier than monogomy. Gavin also has his looks, of course, a strong work ethic (there is something about a man who can and will  WORK), is protective without being overbearing, is understanding of the heroine's emotional scars, and truly enjoys being a family man, accepting and loving her daughter even before they wed.

Now, where is my copy? :)


Date Posted: 10/13/2007 5:46 PM ET
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Jamie Fraser - Outlander!!!  Then after that I'd have to say Daegus MacKelter in Dark Highlander


Date Posted: 10/13/2007 9:54 PM ET
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Hands down, Ethan Quinn from Nora Roberts' Rising Tides.  I can't even tell you why he touched my heart the way he has but he's it for me.

Next would be Cosmo Richter from Suzanne Brockmann's Hot Target

Date Posted: 10/14/2007 9:56 AM ET
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Tanner McCall, " Beyond All Reason" by Judith Duncan (Harlequinn series book), just cannot get that guy out of my head!!

Date Posted: 10/14/2007 10:15 AM ET
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Sam Starrett, reoccuring role Suzanne Brockmann's Troubleshooters series, and Acheron, again reoccuring in a role, Sherrilyn Kenyons Dark-Hunter series. I also like Jeff Randolph from Leigh Greenwoods Seven Brides for Seven Brothers as well as George Randolf from the same series. Morgan Tallchief from Dinah McCall's Tallchief,  and Jackson Rule also from Dinah McCall  - Jackson's Rule... there are many more, but thats all I can think of at the moment.

Date Posted: 10/14/2007 9:38 PM ET
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zane from mackenzie's pleasure by linda howard...

Date Posted: 10/14/2007 10:26 PM ET
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ANY of the MacKenzies from Linda Howard.  Wolf, Joe, Zane, Chance.  Of all of them, Joe's the one that really sticks in my head.

Date Posted: 10/15/2007 6:59 AM ET
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Date Posted: 10/15/2007 3:18 PM ET
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Does anyone remember Troy Tatterton from The Casteel Series  (Dark Angel) by VC Andrews?  I couldn't quit thinking about him for years.  I read that series so long ago, I hardly remember why now. 

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Date Posted: 10/17/2007 8:04 PM ET
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I'm with Ani, with Ethan. I just fell head over heals for him.

My other one is Roarke, from JD Robb's In Death series. I simply love him.

Date Posted: 10/17/2007 8:24 PM ET
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Clayton Westmoreland from 'Whitney My Love' 

Vane Kattalakis from 'Night Play'

To me, they are two amazing hero's

Date Posted: 10/18/2007 12:40 AM ET
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Date Posted: 10/18/2007 9:59 AM ET
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I'd have to say Devil Cynster from Devil's Bride by Stephanie Laurens.  This book got me hooked on historical romance.  I reread it from time to time.

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Date Posted: 10/18/2007 10:11 AM ET
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Wheeew This is really a hard one!   If I had to come up with one it would have to be Noah Clayborn from "Shadow Dance" by Juie Garwood.  Although I must say that Brodrick Buchanan form Garwood's "Ramsom" is a very close second.  They would have to be my favorite all around guys.

Ethan Garrett fomr "To the Brink" by Cindy Gerard and Nitro from Lucy Monroe's "Willing" would be my all time favorite Special Forces Guys.

Although I alos have a soft spot for cowboys. Soooooo Any of the Mckettrick Men, past and present would be heaven!

LOL Lori

Date Posted: 10/18/2007 3:48 PM ET
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Ruarke Beauchamp from (Kathleen Woodwiss') "Shanna" .... *sigh*

Also, James Malory from (Johanna Lindsey's) "Gentle Rogue" I love a mischevious (sp?) hero lol.