November 23, 2010

List Maniac #10 Favorite Men of Fiction

I have talked about my Favorite Guys of Fiction before, and this time I bring you my favorite Men of fiction. These are not ideal boys but all-grown up men who have won my heart.
Here they are, in no particular order:

eternalRhage - Lover Eternal by J. R. Ward
In the world of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, Rhage is the too-handsome ladies man. But he's cursed with a beast that comes out whenever he loses his temper. What I've always loved about Rhage is how he loves his mate Mary. Mary isn't nearly as pretty as he is, she's human (while he's a vampire warrior) but to him the sun rises and sets on her. He loved her enough to give her up if it saved her life and would totally die for her. Plus, he's super funny in the books (save for the Outie-thing, sorry to say but only Cher Horowitz can pull off the Outie, 6 and a half foot tall fanged warriors can't!).

ViscountAnthony Bridgerton - The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn
Anthony is this guy who was forced to become the head of his family at 18, following the sudden death of his father (who was only 38 at the time), and he took that job seriously. Sure, he has the reputation for being a rake, but no one doubts he's an honorable man. That's one of the things I love about him, this man to whom his family is everything even if he does enjoy being a single, rich, titled man about town.

DreamingDerek Craven - Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas
Derek is in many ways the epitome of the self-made romantic hero. Hell, leave it as epitome of a romantic hero. He's tall, dark and handsome, and he's dangerous. He owns his own gambling club and has both power, money and secrets on his side. Yet, he falls in love with a pretty and smart novelist, someone who's pure and innocent and completely different from him. Derek is not a man to show his emotions easily, growing up in the worst slums of London, he had to learn to ward his feelings, but Sara -slowly, and steadily - unlocks such feelings and proves the old saying that reformed rakes make the best husbands.

KissedHarry Marlowe - And Then He Kissed Her by Laura Lee Guhrke
Having gone through a disastrous marriage and a scandalous divorce, Harry has no wish to fall in love, ever. He's happy having his mistresses and running his publishing house (which allows him to support his threw sisters, mother and grandmother). He's devilish and rake-ish, and probably many other 'ish". He's more surprised than anyone when he finds himself craving the sensible Emma Dove. But Harry is not one to deny himself something that he wants, so he goes and gets her.

SweetColin Byrne - Ain't She Sweet? by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Colin was one wronged terribly by Sugar Beth Carey, the woman he eventually marries. But he is in no way ever douche bag-ey, even though the stunt Sugar Beth pulled was pretty damn bad. Sure, he's out for revenge but he knows where to draw the line, he realizes she changed and acknowledges the attraction between them. He's not only older, but more mature and he really does help Sugar Beth to become a better person. Oh, yeah, and he wrote a romance novel in her honor! Gotta love a guy who does that.

Those are my men. What about yours?

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