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    What’s Sexy?
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  • Published: Nov 13th, 2007

When it comes to reading romance, we love our heroes. And heroes come in all shapes and sizes.

Vicky Lewis Thompson wrote a whole series just featuring Nerds. Christina Dodd and Marjorie M. Lui gave us shape shifters. J.R. Ward created leather clad vampires. Jodi Thomas likes her heroes riding a horse. Lisa Kleypas gave us a gypsy, Caridad Piniero has a contemporary detective and Eloisa James has dukes. The list goes on. Each type has their own way of capturing the heroines heart.

When it comes to reading romance – what’s your type? What do you think is sexy?

13 Responses to “What’s Sexy?”

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  1. Caitlin
    on Nov 13th, 2007
    @ 8:38 am

    Well, for me sexy lies somewhere between Jodi Thomas’ cowboys and J.R. Ward’s leather clad vampires. Alphas with a heart of gold get me every time.


  2. Sophie
    on Nov 13th, 2007
    @ 8:44 am

    Sexy heroes are all about how they interact with their fabulous heroines. If the chemistry is there, then I’m there. Of course one of my all time favorite, sexy heroes is Roarke from the J.D. Robb’s In Death Series. Here’s a man who has everything and bows to no one, except, wait for it, the woman he loves. When it comes to Eve, his wife, he’ll do anything, including compromise. To me, hey, that’s sexy.


  3. Melanie
    on Nov 13th, 2007
    @ 8:47 am

    Sexy is certainly in the eye of the beholder. In romance, I want a contemporary hero who can hold his own but still be tender, affectionate and smart. Yes, smart is sexy. Can he speak? Can he speak intelligently? Heroes who brood need not apply.


  4. Kim
    on Nov 13th, 2007
    @ 8:51 am

    For me, its not just one set type of man. To be sexy he has to truly be a hero. Those men who love their woman so deeply and would do anything for her.


  5. Amy
    on Nov 13th, 2007
    @ 8:57 am

    Romance heroes come in all shapes and sizes, but I find that I like the ones that have some flaw. If they are described as ‘drop dead gorgeous’ I have a hard time imagining them. The hero with a broken nose that never quite healed properly, or a scar near his chin,or a slight limp from an accident, well, it seems to me that these heroes have ‘lived’. Sounds weired, but they seem to have more depth of character to me. Automatically I can picture them in my mind’s eye.


  6. SallyRomantic
    on Nov 13th, 2007
    @ 9:14 am

    Usually, it’s the hero with a flaw who has the realization that he can change is the type I find the sexiest.


  7. MaryKate
    on Nov 13th, 2007
    @ 12:57 pm

    I like my heroes dark with a big old side of troubled/broody. The more angst the better. Which is pathetic, because I totally don’t go for that in real life. Probably my all time favorite hero is Roarke, but I adore Rhage from Lover Eternal by JR Ward. And he’s probably the least troubled of the Brothers. But I just loved the way he loves his woman. Another hero I love Wyatt Bloodsworth from Linda Howard’s To Die For series. OK, we didn’t get into his head, but I adored the way he dealt with Blair’s nonsense.


  8. Maria
    on Nov 13th, 2007
    @ 1:03 pm

    Mary Kate – I guessing – no matter how dark, angst ridden, or broody they are, if one of these guys stepped off the pages and into our living rooms, we wouldn’t show them the door.


  9. Jennifer McKenzie
    on Nov 13th, 2007
    @ 4:08 pm

    I’m with Sally. The hero with a flaw who struggles through it to become even stronger is my kind of guy. And that’s the kind of guy I like in real life too. I like heroes that grow. Maybe that’s why I love the heroes in Nora Robert’s Three Sister Island series. Each one of them had to grow in some way through their story. I love those kinds of characters.


  10. Rachel
    on Nov 13th, 2007
    @ 5:30 pm

    Zachary Bronson – the hero in Lisa Kleypas’ Where Dreams Begin is one of my top 10 all time sexy hero. Alpha, vulnerable, intelligent, sexy and sensitive. A hard combination to beat.


  11. MaryKate
    on Nov 13th, 2007
    @ 8:00 pm

    Rachel – And “manipulative”, you forgot manipulative. I adore Zach, but he’s definitely an operator. ๐Ÿ˜€


  12. Lone Chatelaine
    on Nov 14th, 2007
    @ 12:03 pm

    A man who is strong, steady, unwavering, knows what he wants, isn’t afraid to be in love or be loved, is affectionate, and takes care of his woman. If he’s a warrior in a romance novel?

    …Well then, it’s jackpot, baby! ๐Ÿ™‚


  13. Maria
    on Nov 14th, 2007
    @ 12:21 pm

    Hey Lone – where can I meet this guy?

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