Well I have again a truckload of swoony heroes! So once more I’ll go with several contenders and a winner. Sorry if it makes for long posts but I love these guys SO MUCH!
Contender Number 5: Cooper band lead guitarist in More Than a Feeling by Erika Kelly
Cooper had a very hard childhood being the town junkie kid. He often had to sleep in the woods as a kid and went hungry for days. No one helped him aside the music teacher who opened Cooper to another world and a more promising future. I would also have had a crush on Cooper in real life. He may be a hot rocker now I loved seeing his insecurities, his flaws but also his dedication to build a future. He is a good guy to the core and was very considerate with Daisy.
Contender Number4: Nick Walker in Worth the Wait by Corinne Michaels
Nick has lost his parents at eighteen and has decided to raise his younger siblings: three teenage boys and a two-year-old little sister Hannah. He could have chosen to ask his aunt to take them but he could not fathom parting with them.
To say I completely melted when this barely adult Nick protected Hannah with all his might, letting her stay on his knees while he attended classes because she asked him ”I stay you” with “giant tears hanging from golden lashes” would be the understatement of the year!
Favorite (long) quote with some context:
Now just for my and your own pleasure, here comes some tender and fiercely protective brotherly love: this scene is when Nick is sitting in the auditorium soon after their parent’s death
“The high-pitched wail wasn’t his two-year-old sister’s hurt cry. It was her scared cry, with a touch of pissed off.(…) He was up, out of his seat, and halfway down the auditorium stairs before his professor laid his pen down. Nick’s eyes narrowed on the young blonde in an oversized sweatshirt with silk Greek letters sewn on the front. She held a sobbing Hannah dressed in the sunny yellow sundress he’d picked out that morning. She hadn’t been crying when he’d left her. Now her eyes were red, and snot mixed with tears dripped into her mouth. She lunged for him and he caught her against his chest. His heart squeezed like it always did when she held on to him, but especially when she cried. “I stay you”, Hannah said, each word tumbling out of her with a jerk of her tiny shoulders.”
Contender Number 3: Jason “Jay” Fields in Six of Hearts by L.H. Cosway
Jay was such a perfect hero: smart, handsome, mischievous, sexy, caring, protective and I could go on and on…
Contender Number 2: Matt McKinney in Worth the Fall by Corinne Michaels
Well yes my second hero by Corinne Michaels! It seems she is specializing in swoony heroes.
This time it’s a smoldering hot Navy Seal. How is it as swoony? The uniform, the courage and he was absolutely exceptional with the kids. I swear I melted like a puddle of goo. Death by cuteness overload.
You could say that guys great with kids and all protective make me swoon LOL
Now to make YOU die of cuteness overload, MANY sweet quotes:
”I wish you were my daddy . What do you fink?” “I think any man who had you for his little girl would be the luckiest man in the world.” “Do you feel wucky?”
”The girls swam over with their Barbies. Annie’s doll had hair issues and Gracie’s was naked. “Her bavin suit is stuck.” “Ah the challenges of clothing a doll with freakishly long arms and legs.”… “You can’t wook at her boobies!” Gracie screamed loud enough so that everyone within twenty feet turned to see who was looking at whose boobies when they shouldn’t be.”
”Are you going to tell me your name?” “Her name’s Mom.”
”Hi, ladybug” “I’m not a wadybug!” “You’re not?” “No, I’m a girl.”
And my winner is… Archer Hale in Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan
Archer is broken, awkward, shy and enigmatic. He is pure and innocent (in all ways) in a man’s body. He made me remember Blake from Poughkeepsie, an other book I loved. He is not your typical heroand maybe that’s why I loved him so much. Archer touched me deeply, he is such a beautiful sweet soul and that is what made me fall in love with this gorgeous broken man.
“I’m afraid to love you. I’m afraid that you’ll leave and that I’ll go back to being alone again. Only it will be a hundred times worse because I’ll know what I’m missing. I can’t…” He sucked in a shaky breath. “I want to be able to love you more than I fear losing you, and I don’t know how. Teach me, Bree. Please teach me. Don’t let me destroy this.”
― Mia Sheridan, Archer’s Voice
And you who are your swoony heroes?
Thanks for reading!