At the risk of committing romance hero heresy, I’ll admit that when it comes to personality type, I don’t buy into the whole alpha or beta classification. Way too limiting! I tend to think most heroes fall into one of three categories, and I peg them based on how they react to the heroine.
First, there’s the strong, silent type. You know this guy. The heroine spends half a chapter explaining why she’s happy/sad/angry/angsty and when she finally winds down, the strong, silent hero responds with a nod, or an “Okay.” Maybe a “Got it,” if he’s feeling especially chatty. It’s entirely possible he lost track of all her words a page ago and has only been paying attention to how sexy her mouth looks when she talks, so he sweeps her into his arms and kisses the rest of the words right off her lips. That’s Beau Montgomery from Emergency Engagement, (book 1 of the Love Emergency series). When my heroine, Savannah, second-guesses his…ahem…round-two readiness, she provokes what qualifies as a long, heartfelt speech from Beau:
I wouldn’t waste your time, or the privilege of your body, on some weak, self-serving fuck. I give you my best whenever I’m inside you.
(Note: And he does!)
Next, we have the sweet-talker. This is Romeo, or Magic Mike, or Hunter Knox from Emergency Delivery, (book 2 of the Love Emergency series). This man is more than just chiseled abs and a ridiculously pretty face. He’s got game for days. He will charm you right out of your panties, and you’ll smile the whole time. I’ll let Hunter demonstrate on new mom, Madison, who has not quite embraced her post-pregnancy bod, and wants to seduce him while hiding her goodies under one of his t-shirts.
Some of my favorite parts are under here. C’mon, baby, you don’t need this thing. Let me take it off. I promise you won’t be sorry.
I don’t think it’s too much of a spoiler to tell you Madison is definitely NOT sorry!
And that brings us to the final category. Hate ‘em or love ‘em, those dirty talking heroes definitely get your attention. In Emergency Engagement, my heroine, Sinclair manages to hate and love Shane Maguire at the same time. He’s the biggest mistake of her past, and he’s determined to be a part of her future, but she’s having none of it. Well, she’s having some of it, because who can resist a man who isn’t afraid to withstand hard feelings, but call bullshit on them so effectively?
Was that orgasm you’re still shaking from an example of how much you hate me? Three more minutes, Sinclair, and you’re going to despise me.
Does Sinclair stay mad? What do you think?
Whether you have a weakness for a sweet-talking hottie, or a stoic hero whose actions speak louder than words, or a dirty-minded man with a mouth to match— maybe you like to switch it up, depending on your mood—I hope you fall for my Love Emergency men!