1. Roarke (In Death series) – okay so my absolute love of Roarke is tarnished a bit by what an utter dumbass he was in Innocent in Death. Still, he’s just marvelous. He’s handsome, mysterious, sexy, smart, super rich, oh and Irish. Yum!
2. Rule Turner (Eileen Wilks’ Lupi series)- Yep, still simmering from that Eileen Wilks binge of a few weeks ago. From the first time Rule steps onto the page, he dominates the book. Even Lily can’t resist so why should I?
3. Aidan Gallagher (Jewels of the Sun) – Say what you like but no one does the Irish hero like Nora. I loved this book and I love Aidan. I think I was as eager for a glimpse of Aidan in the other two books as I was for the other Gallagher siblings to find their love.
4. Phin Tucker (Welcome to Temptation) The scene on the dock? Sigh. He’s funny, he’s sexy, he’s a great dad – what’s not to love?
5. Declan (The Hunters) Yeah, so he won’t be the last Irish hero on the list. What? I can’t help it.
6. Patrick Dugan (Velvet Glove) This is my favorite Emma Holly book ever. Patrick is so, shiver, alpha and dominant and yet not an ass. Oh and he’s Irish too.
7. Doyle (Merry Gentry books) Oh how I love Doyle and hopehopehope LKH makes him king.
8. Jamie Fraser (Outlander) I love him more with every book. My favorite moment in the entire series? When Claire walks into his print shop after being gone for nearly 20 years and they see each other again. That moment is so poignant, so well written and bittersweet. It’s why I love Jamie in a nutshell.
9. Ken “Wildcard” Carmody (Out of Control) it’s hard to pick just one in Brockmann’s SEAL universe, it’s a tie really between Ken and Blue. I loved this book though, the very first one of hers I ever picked up.
10. Beau Dupree (Be My Baby) It’s the accent, the cop thing, the alpha maleness – I love this book and I love Beau.
11. Sam Donovan (Mr. Perfect) Another cop – the scene where Jaine looks though her window to see him next door in his kitchen? Fabulous!
12. Devil Cynster (Devil’s Bride) The first three books in this series have some of the best historical heroes ever. Devil is my favorite.
13. Derek Craven (Dreaming of You) Undoubtedly I have a thing for bad boys gone good, or at least, when it comes to the women they love. This one is such a great mixture of good girl who isn’t nearly as good as she appears and bad boy who’s not as bad as you think. It’s my absolute favorite Kleypas (and that’s saying a lot!)