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Swoon-Worthy Heroes: Fireman Edition-Patrick Sullivan from The Accidental Husband

In honor of my friend, Karen Erickson’s new release, Torch, I thought it would be fun to talk about one of my favorite firemen. Torch by Karen Erickson Played by the incredibly sexy Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Patrick Sullivan is an alpha male who is funny, charming and oh, so hot!jdm gif Haven’t seen The Accidental Husband? Well, let me tell you a little bit about the movie.

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Swoon-Worthy Heroes Fourth of July Edition: Captain Steven Hiller from Independence Day

So, as much as I love rom coms, I adore a fun action movie (especially if it is chalk full of humor) which is why Independence Day remains one of my all-time favorite alien invasion flicks. But that ain’t the only reason. I’m talking about Will Smith at the top of his game, all swagger and hilarity, delivering the one liners… swaggerdamn

           

If you haven’t seen this classic 1996 movie with Bull Pullman (who is also insanely hot), it is definitely one to sit down this month and enjoy, especially if you have plans to see the sequel. bastards

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Swoon-Worthy Heroes: West from IGNITE & Lane from SMOLDER by Karen Erickson

 

Over the weekend, I read the first book in the Wildwood series, Ignite, and was lucky enough to get an ARC of Smolder from the amazing Karen Erickson, so I dived into that on Sunday, and you know what? cover 1 (1)cover 2 (1) They were freaking awesome! hells yeah

Especially the heroes of the books, West and Lane. West is the younger Gallagher brother, a firefighter, and a former trouble maker. teaser While he dated Delilah in high school, he secretly wanted sweet Harper. The night before he left town, he kissed Harper, and then ditched her, leaving her feeling betrayed.

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Swoon-Worthy Heroes: Chief Logan Richards from HE KILLS ME, HE KILLS ME NOT by Lena Diaz

In the first of her Deadly Games series, He Kills Me, He Kills Me Not,
He Kills Me, He Kills Me Not by Lena Diaz author Lena Diaz gives us a terrifying serial killer, the one victim who got away, and the tough, no nonsense police chief determined to catch the killer and protect the victim, Amanda. omg yes

Logan, like any cop, has reasons for the decisions he’s made in his career. When he moves back to Shadow Falls to become Chief of Police, he has no idea he’s going to end up on the trail of a killer who has been operating for years under the radar, a killer with only one living victim. The minute Logan and Amanda meet, there is an instant attraction, and Logan vows to do anything to protect her…even sacrificing his own life.

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Swoon-Worthy Heroes: Grayson from Drop Dead Diva

I admit that sometimes, you just have to binge watch a show you used to watch on air and several weeks ago, I was searching for something to help me get out of my own head and I stopped on Drop Dead Diva. Have you ever watched it? Drop Dead DivaIt is about an aspiring model who dies in a car crash, but when she gets to Heaven, she hits the return button, and she ends up coming back to life in Jane’s body. return Deb isn’t happy about going from tall, thin, and blonde to a short, size sixteen brunette, but the biggest adjustment is losing her fiancé, Grayson, who happens to work with Jane at the Harrison and Parker law firm. 

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Swoon-Worthy Heroes: Alex from Elizabeth Hayley’s THE WEDDING AGREEMENT

I think I’ve mentioned before that this year I’m making more time for reading, despite my hectic writing schedule and home life. I also love to find new to me authors, so when I had the chance to read an ARC of Elizabeth Hayley’s new book, The Wedding Agreement, I was incredibly stoked. The Wedding Agreement Elizabeth Hayley I had heard such good things about their writing (plus, if you follow them on Facebook or their blog, they are funny as hell.) laughing

Wait, did you catch that I said, “them?” That’s right, Elizabeth Hayley is a writing duo. Two people who work together in harmony to create romance novels that tug at your heartstrings and The Wedding Agreement is no exception. Especially as it introduces us to sexy FBI agent Alex, a single father trying to have a relationship with his daughter, with no time for anything else. So when his ex-wife won’t let him have his daughter for the summer, his friends with benefits partner, Cass, decides to tell her that Alex and she are engaged, hoping it will make his ex-wife, Tessa, more comfortable leaving their daughter, Nina, with him. It’s supposed to be a temporary solution and once the fake engagement is over, they go back to being friends. But complications arise when the two fall in love…

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Swoon-Worthy Heroes: Rick O’Connell from The Mummy

When The Mummy released in 1999, I had the biggest crush on Brendan Fraser as Rick O’Connell. I bought this movie and watched it over and over again. It had action, adventure, humor, and romance.

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Is it kind of cheesy? Yes, of course it is, but that is part of its charm. The movie starts out telling the origin story of the Mummy. Years ago he hooked up with the Pharaoh’s mistress and when they were caught, he was cursed. If he was ever released he would be a monster, bent on destruction. Fast forward to a group of explorers, treasure hunters, and one librarian, awakening him and now all the Mummy wants is to resurrect his one true love, at any cost.

together forever

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Swoon-Worthy Heroes: Daryl Dixon from The Walking Dead

So, right about now, people are probably wondering…why Daryl? And why #TWD ? He’s not in a romantic relationship, although there are hardcore #shippers who imagine #Caryl riding off on Daryl’s motorcycle into the walker free horizon. Carol and Darylon the cycle I’ll admit, some of my favorite “AW” moments involve these too, but even without Carol, Daryl would be totally Swoon-Worthy. It’s the way he interacts with the whole group, from Season Two on, that makes Daryl a guy to fall for. shhh

Not a Walking Dead fan? That’s okay, let me catch you up.

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Swoon-Worthy Heroes: Leo Jensen from Brinda Berry’s THE BEAUTY OF LIES

This year, I made a promise to myself that I would read more. Since starting this writing journey, I found myself reading less and less each year. tv for your headNot that I stopped loving books, but like a lot of writers, I would start to compare my writing to others or even feel guilty for reading when I could be working. (Stupid, I know, but there it is.) I even started doing the Goodreads challenges to calculate how many books I was reading in my spare time. Sadly, in 2015, I barely broke twenty-five. horrified I know. For a girl who used to devour six or seven books in a week, this was just pitiful.

In 2016, my goal is fifty. One of the books I’ve picked up is The Beauty of Lies and boy, am I so glad I did. Because Leo, let me tell you, is hot. He’s sexy. He is kind, and caring and vulnerable and strong and…okay, so sometimes he can be dumb, just like every hero, but overall, Leo definitely falls into the Swoon-Worthy category. Plus, I mean, have you seen Berry’s cover for The Beauty of LiesThe Beauty of Lies Brinda Berry So gorgeous!!!

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