Next week we’ll be bringing you our favorite books of 2012 and on New Years day I’ll be posting my favorite Sex Scenes of 2012. (That’s a good way to ring in the new year, yes?) But today, let’s talk about the men of 2012. The men who wooed us, who flaunted their hard abs and big bulges, who whispered dirty things in our ears.
Tack (Motorcycle Man by Kristen Ashley). Tack goes from the most arrogant, obnoxious ‘alpha-hole’ to the most lovable (still arrogant) alpha hero that is out there. I. Adore. Him. If you do anything this holiday break, read this book. If any other hero had spoke the words of my favorite quote below, I would have rolled my eyes and said – cheesy! But coming from Tack…zomg. I melt.
"Fuck, I’m not even close."
"The heart of you. You run so fuckin’ deep, I’ll never get there."
"Lookin’ forward to a lifetime of diggin’, babe."
"Now you’re being sweet," I accused, my voice wobbly.
"Used to it yet?"
"You got a lifetime to get there too."
He also says things like this:
“Darlin’ you’re the greediest piece of ass I’ve had in my bed in a long fuckin’ time. I got a taste for greedy, you think I’m not gonna take it?”
And things like this:
“Babe, advice. A man expresses his gratitude, you do not throw attitude. You kiss him and, maybe, suck his dick to show your appreciation.”
(I heart you Tack!)
Ryodan (Iced by Karen Marie Moning). Ryodan is no Barrons, but he definitely stands on his own. We know for a fact he doesn’t wear underwear and he does dirty things on Level Four. If Dani would hurry the hell up and grow up, we could see him in action *wink*
“Kid, Batman needs Robin.”
Seth Masterson (Getting Hotter by Elle Kennedy) Two words – Bad boy. Wait! Two more words – Navy Seal. He smokes, he is cranky, he is very horny.
“What is it about that woman that gets your panties in a knot, man?”
He wasn’t in the mood to be harassed, not when his cock ached so badly he could barely stay upright, but just as he was about to offer a sarcastic response, he noticed the genuine curiosity in Dylan’s green eyes. Huh. Weird.
Instead of snapping, Seth simply shrugged. “She yells at me a lot. I kind of dig it.”
Seth "Ghost" Warren (Leave Me Breathless by Cherrie Lynn). Another bad boy, this one sporting a pierced peen (hellllloooo!). He is also a tattoo artist. He is bossy and gruff and shaves his head. He also loves his Nana. Does it get better than that?
“How big is it?”
“Uh, you don’t know?”
“I’m talking precise measurements.”
This laugh was less evil-villain and more jovial, “Why, Macy. A nice young lady like yourself, asking such a thing. I’m appalled.”
“Oh, come on. Guys always know how big they are.”
“Big enough that I should tie a bow around it and attach a little card that says: To:Macy. You’re welcome. Love, Seth.”
Braden Carmichael (On Dublin Street by Samantha Young). Braden is your normal rich, bossy hero. What I like is that he is paired with a damaged heroine and although he pushes her for things, he also has patience and helps her heal.
He says a lot of sexy things in this book but his simple words are what liked best.
“You’re sexy as fuck.”
Gideon Cross (Reflected in You by Sylvia Day). Oh my poor, tortured Gideon. I was expecting to be annoyed or tired with Gideon’s pain and constant need for sex. What was I thinking?? He is still hot and still broody and I really liked him in this second installment.
“It turns me on when you challenge me, Eva.” His voice lowered and became raspier, dripping with sex and sin. “It makes me want to fuck you. For a very, very long time.”
Ty Grady and Zane Garrett (Cut & Run series by Abigail Roux) We got two books with my beloved Ty and Zane this year. I can’t express how much I love these two. Their sarcasm, their jokes, their intense attraction for each other – it is the best. I adore them. And while their books make me laugh and laugh, I have to include two mushy quotes.
From Stars & Stripes:
“I love you," Ty said out of the blue, his voice almost sing-song.
Zane laughed. "You’re drunk."
"I loved you before I was drunk.”
From Armed & Dangerous:
“I love you" Ty said, the quiet words devoid of any self-consciousness of his usual bravado. " And I’ve never been able to say that before with such conviction. I can’t remember a time when you weren’t the first thing I thought of, and I want to spend the rest of my life with you. I don’t care what stands in our way.”
Samuel Thorne (A Lady by Midnight by Tessa Dare). This is my favorite book of 2012. The heroine has a scar on her face which makes her a bit of an outcast, but hasn’t given up on love.Thorne who is a militia commander has watched Kate from a distance but doesn’t think he is worthy of her love. She thinks he is just aloof and cold and she is so lonely. And then they kiss and I melted and swooned and fell completely in love with him.
“You’re like a gift,” he said, his voice rough. “All wrapped up for someone else. A man can’t look at you, but think of loosing those bows, one by one.”
Ramsey (Desperately Seeking Shapeshifter by Jessica Sims). Ramsey is a huge, feared, tremendously strong were-bear…who is a virgin. He is called upon to protect a werewolf and he falls for her. He is absolutely adorable.
The low, protective rumble started in his throat. “If they ever touch you again –“
“They will. They’ll wait until I’m alone, and they’ll strike.”
“Not if I’m with you all the time.” He reached under the water to grasp my small hand in his large one and give it a gentle squeeze. “I’m not leaving your side.”
Nev “City” Chamberlain (About Last Night by Ruthie Knox) Oh City. A British man who is unhappy in his banking career. He meets Cath who has tattoos and a dark past. And he can’t get enough of her. I adored this book. City is so, so sexy.
“No trace of a hangover, then, Mary Catherine?” HIs voice. She had no defenses against his voice. Low and hungry, that haughty accent such a delicious contrast to his naughty mouth.
“Much better, thanks.” He licked her collar bone, kissed behind her ear, nibbled her lower lip. She had to lean against the countertop, having gone knock-kneed. “Call me Cath.”
“No, I don’t think I shall.” He grasped her by the waist and lifted her, and she locked her ankles behind his back.”I’m taking you to bed now, Mary Catherine.”
“Yeah,” she whispered. “I’d like that.”
I’d love to hear who your favorite heroes were this year!