“Heartbreaker, dream maker, a love taker!”
(I know, I know, I know! I just couldn’t resist a Pat Benatar reference! Horribly cliche, no?)
But isn’t that what really attracts us to our heroes—both alpha and beta—is that they are all those things at once? They fulfill our fantasies, give us someone to love, while at the same time driving us to drink! (My guy JT does it all—in spades!)
Do our hero guys do it on purpose? Sometimes, yes! But sometimes they are just as confused and mixed up about life and love as all the regular guys—maybe even more so when it comes to loving another guy!
My favorite heartbreaker is Jeff from my story Summer Stock. Hot, sexy and confused as hell, he makes life a nightmare for Robert every time they have to work together.
Action-film star Jeff Woltors and Pulitzer-nominated director Robert Jamieson hooked up when they were in college. That fling ended badly and has colored their lives and love affairs for years.
Brought together during their alma mater’s annual summer theater festival, the two men reconnect, resurrecting those old feelings and straining a tenuous truce to its breaking point.
Can two men overcome past deceptions and mistakes to achieve what they’ve always wanted? Summer Stock brings drama and tension to center stage as Jeff and Robert try to resolve a conflict fifteen years in the making.
Summer Stock is available in the Bookstore, as well as Amazon, All Romance eBooks, Rainbow eBooks and Smashwords.
So, here’s my question:
What attracts you to a hero, and what just drives you crazy about him as well?
Leave your answer, along with your email address, below to win an eformat copy of Summer Stock. You’ll also be entered to win one of the Grand Prizes:
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Good Luck and get Hopping!
[UPDATE: A winner has been chosen and will be revealed once their prize is awarded.]
That sounds a great story, CC.
I like a hero who picks his battles and who admits his mistakes – to himself if nobody else. But where love’s concerned I rather like him to be a bit off balance so he, or rather THEY have to work at it.
I love the bad boy with a past as my Heart Breaker!!
I love the guy that is hot and sexy without knowing it. A true heart breaker is the one that does not know his true value and appeal! The looks, body and brains without the ego; who couldn’t fall for one of those!!
I like the ones who are sweet and unassuming, but sometimes that makes them oblivious to things, too!
Confidence attracts me. Cockiness drives me crazy.
I love how independent hot hero can be but I hate that he sometimes do not accept help from others!
I love a hero who falls in love when he doesn’t want to fall in love. It’s a love-hate relationship I have, so both what I love about a hero and it drives me absolutely insane.
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I like the hero to be strong and protective. I prefer heart throbs to heart breakers.
I love the strong, silent type…mysterious always has me wondering what’s underneath.
For me the heartbreaker is a bad boy who goes kicking and screaming into love! When he falls he falls hard!
The only heartbreakers I have encountered are literary! And my all time fav is Mr Darcy! Although, I am currently crushing on Zadist from the Black Dagger Brotherhood!
That sexy alpha male, that is a bit possessive and protective
Every great lead is a heartbreaker…. gotta love the swagger.
I love reading about heartbreakers! They are usually bad-boys, they’re witty, funny and sexy and the female population is drooling after them lol
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His attitude; which attracts me and makes me want to throw a show at their head lol
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
Strong, sensual, sexy and just complete hotness.
Thanks for the giveaway!
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When they think that their always right! Drives me insane! But then their confidence is what attracts me too.
Being strong and protective and a bad boy!
Thanks for the chance to win!
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I like a Hero who is very Alpha male when reading a book does something that makes you want to pop him upside the head but also has redeeming qualities which make you fall in love with them.
I love a strong but sensitive hero. It bugs me when they are too stubborn for their own good.
Thanks for the chance!
My favorite Heartbreaker is the one that your heart can’t live without. One of my best is Lucas from D B Reynolds book “LUCAS” (Vampire in America series). Strong mind, well put together and tender when he wants to be. And loves horses.
One of my favorites is Justice from Justice by Laurann Dohner. Thank you for the awesome hop and giveaway!!! 🙂
love a hero that is a bad boy…with a good heart underneath…a sexy swagger and wicked sense of humor!
I don’t know that I’ve met a heart breaker, but I’ve read about quite a few. My current favorites are both Lauren Dane characters. One is Shane from Fated and the other Todd from Laid Bare. I think the redeeming thing about them is that when they realize how wrong they are they are quite good at communicating their understanding and groveling.
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The ability to make a lady melt.
I like a nice booty, alpha personality and great kisser. Luckily for me my hubby is all 3. Thanks for the giveaway.
bad boys are hot and they know it but are shallow.. thanks for the hop
What drives me crazy is a possive Alpha male! Strong and says “mine”….
I love bad boy Dom alpha males!!! They drive me crazy too!!
Thanks for the great giveaway!! So many great prizes!! Happy Valentine’s Day!
Thanks for participating.
I love a good strong alpha male. Able to protect his woman & the ability to love her just has much. With tenderness, sweetness & a body of a greek god…lol
Does that help 😀
Happy Valentines Day 😀
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