They’re out there. Sexy, sweet guys with a wonderful sense of humor, but with all that they’re still heartbreakers. Why is that?
We sometimes fool ourselves into thinking that because we write these characters that they’ll behave and not hurt our heroines, but so many times we’re wrong. We know they are imperfect and we wouldn’t have it any other way, but they have a way of challenging and surprising us with the things they do and say that have us scratching our head and wondering why. I think we forget they’re men and like men in our own lives who can be a mystery, they do things that don’t make sense or infuriate us.
Thankfully, they redeem themselves in our eyes just like the men in our live do. They start out as heartbreakers but then mend our hearts in surprising and delightful ways.
This holds true with the hero in my debut novel. He’s known as a playboy and lives up to that reputation with his good looks and charm, but deep down he’s a romantic. In a lot of ways, my h/h are alike. Experience has taught them to keep their hearts locked away, but as they get to know each other they discover that love is worth the risk. Find out more.
So, what do you look for in a hero? Hot redeemable heartbreaker or sensitive beta male?
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sensitive beta male for sure..Great Giveaway..Thanks
Alpha Male Bad Boy!!
I prefer the sweet guys who break my heart by not knowing they’re sexy!
I couldn’t agree more, Trix!
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I think that Christian Grey from “50 Shades of Grey” is a good example of a heartbreaker. He used and abused Ana at first, but then came to his senses by book two.
I think all girls go through a bad boy phase and have their heartbreakers, but once ready to settle down no more heartbreakers. I do still like alpha, dominant men though.
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!
Kicking and screaming is right, April! Ah, Mr. Darcy. He’s my favorite too.
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I look for…intelligence. I tend to like characters with depth, and whether they are tortured heroes, or a bit of a jerk(not too much, just a bit) or sweethearts is secondary to how well the character is written. I like Barrons, who’s almost a sociopath and Jamie Fraser, who’s an incredible, but scarred man, and Ettiene St. Claire who’s a sweetheart…
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I’ve always loved the hot redeemable guys.
Sensitive beta male. Thanks for the chance to win!
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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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Yea. Nothing hotter than a funny, sexy guy with sharp wit. YUM!
I love heartbreakers cause they are fun to love. I prefer a heartthrob cause he is in it for the long haul.
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Mmmmm both sound good to me lol
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love the redeemable heartbreaker! I am more of an alpha male girl!
Definitely the redeemable heartbreaker!
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I like to read about alphas, but in life I prefer betas. Thank you for the chance!
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I like alphas myself with a dash of betas.
I like sensitive beta males- they’re endearing 🙂
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We all want to love a Heartbreaker. Maybe its because of his chiseled good looks, his bad boy attitude, or the mysterious nature of him. Some Heartbreakers are just that, they know what they got and how to use it to get what they want. Then there are those Heartbreakers that don’t even realize that they are doing it. The best part about a Heartbreaker is that there is always a woman that turns their world upside down until they realize it is love. I have read many Romance Novels over the years and have run into many memorable Heartbreakers and my favorites are usually the ones that don’t even know they are Heartbreakers! Some of my personal favorite Heartbreakers are :
Kade Jamenson (Werewolf) from An Alpha’s Path. Kade is a sexy werewolf that will make you burn but a mishap with a potential mate makes him not think he will find love.
Ian MacPhie (Vampire) from All I Want For Christmas is a Vampire. Ian is a heartbreaking Highland Vampire that was frozen in his immortality when he was only 15. With the help of his friend he is given a drug that helps him age to 28 so he could look like a man instead of a child after hundreds of years. He has no idea that he looks of a warrior and the lover.
Lothaire Daciano (Vampire) from Lothaire. Lothaire is definitely a heartbreaker and his cocky attitude proves it! Thinks he’s a gift to women! Its just the sucker punch from a woman he doesn’t realize is his equal that brings him down a notch.
Marius Parker from His Contrary Bride. Marius is every part the gentlemen but doesn’t realize he could also easily be the rogue!
Benjamin Gateway from To Win His Wayward Wife. Benjamin doesn’t realize that he is a heartbreaker because the one woman he loved, he lost….or did he?
Fury North (Human with Canine DNA) from Fury and Valiant North (Human with Feline DNA) from Valiant. Fury and Valiant are strong New Species and gorgeous to boot, but because they are damaged they doesn’t think they can hold onto to the women they love.
Sigimor Cameron from Highland Conqueror. Sigimor is every bit the Highland Laird and warrior but can he hold onto to the beautiful English lady?
Joshua Striker (Werewolf) from Alexandra’s Legacy. Joshua is a scared and battle hard enforcer for his pack and he thinks that he doesn’t have what it takes to make the women melt.
I like a redeemable heartbreaker who is an alpha. Thanks for the giveaway.
In fiction, I like the redeemable heartbreaker (assuming he does get redeemed!). Real life, I like my men a bit more sensitive.
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I look for a mixture of both. I like the hero who is a heartbreaker but I also like the sweet beta male. I married a fireman and I like to think he is a hero and at one time he was a heartbreaker. Now he just breaks the hearts of all the other girls that aren’t me. 🙂 sbereza22(at)gmail(dot)com
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.
I like the Hot redeemable heartbreaker…I’m afraid that Eric, my favorite heartbreaker, in the Sookie Stackhouse book isn’t going to it though:(.
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In books, definitely hot redeemable heartbreaker
In books definitely the hot redeemable heartbreaker
In books, i love a redeemable heartbreaker. Thank you for the awesome hop and giveaway!!! 🙂
I prefer the sweet guys or the heartbreakers who don’t intentionally break hearts (or feel bad about doing so).
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A hot alpha male!!
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I love the alpha guy. My favorite part of having a heart breaker is the world class groveling. Todd in Lauren Dane’s Laid Bare is my perfect example.
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I like a strong sensitive beta male. Thanks for the giveaway.
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Hot redeemable heartbreaker! Thanks for the great giveaway!! So many great prizes!! Happy Valentine’s Day!
Thanks for the giveaway!
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Definitely Hot Redeemable Heartbreaker
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I Definitely prefer the hot redeemable heartbreaker
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Hot redeemable heartbreaker! Thanks for the giveaway. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Charlie Hunnam from SOA…a true heartthrob
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