When attraction burns this hot, it’s only so long before someone has to break…
My Top 3 Book Heroes by Jules Court
I’ve always been drawn to heroes that bring a little something unexpected to the table: a quirky sense of humor, a wry, self-deprecating point of view, a bone deep sense of honor, or even, like Brian, the hero of Hot in the City, a hero who talks too much and falls in love too fast. Here are three heroes, not all from the romance genre, that have stayed with me long after I closed the covers of their books.
Archie Goodwin from the Nero Wolfe mysteries by Rex Stout.
From 1934 to 1975, Rex Stout wrote 33 novels and 39 novellas featuring detective Nero Wolfe and his confidential assistant Archie Goodwin, who narrates the stories. Archie is the dashing man about town, quick with either a quip or his fists, and the doer to Nero Wolfe’s thinker. He’s a hardboiled detective with a sense of humor and its impossible not to fall for his wit. The snappy suits don’t hurt.
Hugh Castleford from Demon Angel by Meljean Brook
Hello, virgin hero! Hugh was a medieval knight who truly believed in all the knightly virtues and died sacrificing himself for another, which allowed him to be transformed into a Guardian, a sort of quasi-angel. It’s hard to write a truly good person without having them tip over into sanctimonious or dull perfection and Hugh is neither. And his love for the Halfling demon Lilith is nothing short of epic.
Ken “Wild Card” Karmody from Out of Control by Suzanne Brockmann
In her Troubleshooters series, Suzanne Brockmann wrote heroes who were as sensitive as they were strong. And Out of Control was the first romance I’d read where a character who’d previously served as comic relief earned his HEA without the author morphing him into a more traditional hero. Ken stayed the same wise-cracking adorably nerdy guy he’d always been and he got the girl.
Hot in the City by Jules Court
- Pub date: March 27, 2017 by Carina Press
- Series: Hot in the City, 1/3
- eISBN: 9781488024528
- Price: $2.99
- Format: eBook
- Genres: Carina Press Romance Promise, Contemporary Romance, Medical, Romance
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The first time Detective Brian MacGregor met Priya Shah, he was bleeding. Injured apprehending a suspect, he just needed a few stitches. He didn’t expect to feel a gut punch of lust for the beautiful ER doc. But another emergency called her away before he had a chance to ask her out…or kiss her. Or find out if she shared his sudden sex-in-a-dark-hospital-room fantasy.
The second time he met Priya, she was protecting a murder witness.
Protecting is putting it strongly, if you ask Priya. Her cousin may have witnessed a murder, but she had nothing to do with it. Even if the hot ginger cop seems like the perfect solution to Priya’s summer dry spell, they both have more important things to worry about. Like finding Sara before the murderer does.
As far as Brian’s concerned, Priya is the key—her cousin is bound to come back to her eventually, and when she does, he’ll be there. They just need to keep their hands off each other until then. But when attraction burns this hot, it’s only so long before someone has to break…
About Jules Court
“I’m an East Coast native transplanted to the Pacific Northwest. I like movies with kissing and movies with things that go boom, books with heroines who are 100% done with your crap, dogs and cats living together, and enough sugar in my coffee to make the spoon stand up.
I write romance books with a little bit of heat and a lot of heart. My latest is the “Hot in the City” series, three contemporary romance novellas set in Boston.”
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