Thursday Thirteen LIVES! – Thirteen Romance Heroes
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Thirteen Romance Heroes I Love

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!)

Thursday Thirteeners – add your comments and I’ll link ya!
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2. Riley Merrick
3. Jaci
4. Rhian
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12 comments to “Thursday Thirteen LIVES! – Thirteen Romance Heroes”

  1. amy
    March 1st, 2007 at 10:15 am · Link

    nice list..those are some really romantic names

  2. riley_merrick
    March 1st, 2007 at 10:26 am · Link

    I’m with you on Roarke, Jamie, Phin, and Derek!

    Here’s my link:

  3. Jordan
    March 1st, 2007 at 10:46 am · Link

    I love Beau, Roarke, Devil (yum), and Rule. I also like Frost strangely enough. My all-time favorite hero was Gian Ren in Mine to Take by Dara Joy. It was the first time since Virginia Henley’s Christian Hawksblood in Desired that I wanted a hero to be real. *g*

  4. Jaci Burton
    March 1st, 2007 at 11:22 am · Link

    I think the Gallagher series is one of my favorites of Nora’s. Love those guys.

  5. laurendane
    March 1st, 2007 at 12:03 pm · Link

    Jordan – I think Frost whines too much although I do love how wounded he is. I have to admit I’ve only read a few Henleys but I did like Joy’s Mine to Take a lot.

    Jaci – That one and the Born In series I think are my top two favorites.

    Amy, welcome!

    Riley – There are some really excellent heroes, it was hard to limit myself to just 13. Heck, I didn’t list Kisten (yum) or several others who come from books that aren’t necessarily straight romances.

  6. May
    March 1st, 2007 at 1:14 pm · Link

    I looooooove Rule. He’s just… Ooooh! Maybe that’s TMI though.

  7. rhian
    March 1st, 2007 at 4:39 pm · Link

    Hiya Lauren! Just got off work so i’m finally getting to play blog catchup. Funny how many of these books i’ve never read. I thought i’d devoured just about everything out there. But boy howdy am i familiar with the drool-worthyness of Declan, Dugan and Doyle. Just finished the last Merry Gentry book the other day and I’m cheering for King Doyle as well. I love me some Rohaj as well from Lila’s book. So sweet of her to give him to me in a short story. (Fanning Self.)

  8. Jenn on the Island
    March 1st, 2007 at 10:41 pm · Link

    The only name I recognise is Jamie, and I’m totally with you on that one.

  9. lili
    March 2nd, 2007 at 8:55 am · Link

    Gotta love the Irish.

  10. laurendane
    March 2nd, 2007 at 8:03 am · Link

    May – I know, he’s just, guh! I lurve him.

    Rhian – I finished the latest Merry last night, so much Doyle without a single Doyle sex scene and still I was satisfied. Well, okay, not as satisfied as I’d have been if he’d had some one one one action with Merry but all the love talk made me happy.

    Hey Jenn – how’s the move, cupcake? I highly recommend all of the books I talk about above! Welcome to Temptation (where Phin lives) by Jenny Crusie is the book that made me think, “hey, romance novels can be funny and clever! I wonder if I could write one?”

  11. ancsweetnsassygal
    March 2nd, 2007 at 11:14 am · Link

    I haven’t read any of these, but now I’m thinking that I will have to check them out. I love bad boys too. lol

  12. Jennie
    March 6th, 2007 at 5:01 pm · Link

    I agree with Roarke, Aiden and Devil. Actually, I think Aiden is my favorite Nora hero.