Thursday, May 17, 2012

What Do You Love in Heroes?

Eep! I'm sorry I'm late with my post today. In between the relief of finishing up edits for my editor (turned in Tuesday night/Wednesday morning) and planning my fifth wedding anniversary, I'm frazzled!

One thing I've been thinking about recently is the heroes in fiction and otherwise who really steal a piece of my heart. It's funny because my favorite guys have usually been ones that I haven't cared for at first. Ones that I'd been a little frustrated with and couldn't see how I could ever really love the character as much as I do. For example, John Pritkin from the Cassie Palmer series, Curran from the Kate Daniels series, and Gabriel Baird from the Gears of War video games series.

Here's a list of some special quirks that work on me for some reason. lol

  1. Cocky, bordering arrogant
  2. Muscular... yum!
  3. Blond hair usually really sparks my interest, but I also love black hair on guys
  4. A quirky sense of humor
  5. Tough, strong
  6. Very good at what he does, whether it's military or fixing things
  7. Under his hard shell, he's kind and caring
  8. A werewolf or mage is also really nice, but not entirely necessary

Okay, your turn! Fess up, what's your list of things you love in heroes?

Sarah Mäkelä


  1. I love the bad boy type. After all, it's reading, not real life. lol Black hair--yes!

  2. Mmmm!! I love the bad boy type too, and you nailed it exactly. Would I necessarily want to be married to a bad boy? Maybe not, but for reading, they're awesome.

    Thanks for the comment, Kerry!

  3. I like alphas who don't cross the line into ass-hattery... I hate that! LOL

    I also like a hero who is confident with women and protects them.

    I'm also a sucker for accents! LOL

    Great blog Sarah!

    Lisa :)

    1. Thanks! Yeah, I don't like it when alphas cross that line either. Mmm! Accents! Oh yeah! I also like the confident with women and protects them. I'm all for a girl being bad-ass and able to protect herself, but I do find it really swoon-worthy when a guy protects a girl.

  4. For me, I love the tough hero who clashes with the heroine. Not as an a$$, but more of a there's-not-a-connection-yet kind of way. It's great to read a story where the leads don't seem to care for each other at first, then to see that develop into caring then into love is fantastic. It doesn't necessarily matter what he looks like (who am I kidding!? I LOVE your list, Sarah), but I think it's a sign of, not redemption, but hope. That no matter what the situation, there is a love out there for everyone. btw, Happy upcoming 5th Anniversary!