I love a hero who…
Can make me laugh!
There are so many things to love about a hero. Countless personality traits and/or actions that make you—and of course any heroine—sigh or send heartbeats soaring.
One of my favorite things about any hero, no matter if he is light, dark, tall, average height, stocky or lean—oh, you get the idea—is a sense of humor. I’m not talking slap-stick comedy, but that twist of humor when the situation calls for it. Sometimes over the top, other times subtle, and at other times just a tease to provoke a smile.
Maybe the moment is tense and the heroine can’t take much more, but the hero can sense her dilemma and diffuses the situation with a twinge of humor. Or he’s just playful in general and throws in a splash of humor to get the heroine to loosen up or relax—or if he’s being naughty just to annoy her because he knows he can.
In Some Like it in Handcuffs, my hero Judson uses his subtle humor playfully with my heroine Sunny. She can get a bit sassy at times and he’ll toss a quick remark or tease her back down to earth. Although she tries to act like it annoys her, deep down she loves his playful manner and how he can get her to see the funny side to most situations.
What about you? What is the trait you enjoy most about the heroes between the pages or in real life?
Some Like it in Handcuffs is a sexy, light-hearted romantic suspense with humor! Here’s the blurb:
Sunny Kennedy, the only female in a family of blue blood male detectives, is determined to prove testosterone isn’t the only qualification required to solve a cold case. Handcuffed while undercover then taken to the precinct by an attractive detective, her domineering family demands she work with Detective Judson Blackwolf, or she’s off the case.
Judson Blackwolf thinks women in law enforcement should work behind the scenes. The prospect of working with his Captain’s sexy daughter doesn’t thrill him. He only agrees in hopes of solving the murder of his one time mentor’s daughter. Once the case is over, he’s moving to Montana to heal his wounds from the loss of his last partner.
But when their investigation takes a dangerous turn, Sunny and Jud soon realize their feelings for each other cannot be denied.
“This isn’t how I wanted it between us.” Judson grabbed the neckline of her sweater, dragging her body to meet his with a solid thump. Sunny licked her lips in answer to the question in his eyes. He lowered his head to move his mouth over hers.
Sunny closed her eyes, a small whimper escaping her lips. She didn’t want it like this either, but that wasn’t possible. Unable to resist her attraction she accepted it wasn’t an affair, or a long distance romance she craved, but for him to love her back. It was all or nothing for her. Her heart sank. She accepted this as their goodbye kiss.
With no thought to what was happening upstairs, Sunny rose up on her toes demanding more. Her lips pulsated against Judson’s. When his hand trembled against her cheek in a soft caress she lost touch with reality.
“Judson.” Sunny’s weakened body drifted farther into Judson’s as his fingers glided down her arms, pulling them to her sides where their fingers intertwined. He forced them behind her before his tongue thrust into her mouth.
Their bodies molded together, she heard her own heartbeat and his as well when he curved his fingers around her rear and squeezed.
That’s when the click of the handcuffs against her wrist connected her to the handle of the locked cupboard.
“What the hell…Judson?” She looked up at him, her knees shook, her body still inflamed with fever.
“Like I was saying, you wait here and I’ll go upstairs to check it out. Backup’s already been called, so you’re safe until your brothers arrive.” Judson winked before walking toward the steps to the third level. Once he reached them he turned toward her and smiled. “Gotcha,” he whispered with his notorious grin.
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