Friday, May 08, 2009

The Hunky Hero

The noble ladies over at Royal Reviews have issued a challenge, which I finally have time to accept!

This blog post is going to include information on:
  • my favorite hero from a novel (and why he's so great)
  • a short excerpt/quote involving that hero
  • who I would want to play the hero in a movie version of the book.
That last bullet point guided my selection of a hero. While I could never pick an all-time "favorite hero" from a novel, I do know what I'd love to see on the big screen: Kresley Cole's A Hunger Like No Other. I think Gerard Butler would make a fabulous Werewolf King, don't you? Bonus: he's actually Scottish, so the accent would be no problem!

This book has great cinematic potential. And boy, does it start with a bang! Lachlain has been imprisoned by vampires, and cursed to burn to death repeatedly (only to have his mortality revive him again and again). He's been going through this for hundreds of years, so he's more than a little insane. But, true to good writing, the book starts on the Day That's Different. In the midst of torture, he scents his mate... the one woman destined for him, the one woman he's been waiting forever (literally) to love. The poor guy chews off his own leg to get to her:

Fate has given her to him when he needs her most, and God help him--and this city--if he can't find her. His brutality had been legendary, and he will unleash it without measure for her.

Well, he finds her. And guess what?

She's a vampire.

This is definitely one of the best romance novels I've ever read, and I love the hero and heroine. I won't spoil the rest of the book for you. Let's just say that it's got what every reader loves. Conflict, conflict, conflict! Sex, sex, sex! And Lachlain is definitely one hunky hero.

Now it's your turn to share. Who's your hunky hero? Take up the challenge! Even if I didn't list you by name, feel free to post a comment with a link to your own response. After all, think of what will happen if we don't respond. The Hunky Hero is destined to wander the blogosphere forever shirtless, clueless and lonely. You don't want that on your conscience!

I'm tagging:

9 comments:

Annie - The Fussy Princess said...

Great Hunky Hero post! I'd been thinking about Kresley Cole for a while but didn't know if she was any good. I'm adding that one too my TBR Pile now!

Teddyree said...

I am so reading this one!
Gerard Butler playing Lachlain, I was just about drooling LOL

Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings said...

Gerard Butler playing any Hunky Hero can't be wrong. Sounds like a good book, haven't read that one.

Alyssa Goodnight said...

I'm gong to have to give this tag some serious thought. Your pick sounds wild!

Vivi Andrews said...

I am up to the challenge! http://viviandrews.blogspot.com/2009/05/hot-hunk-with-identity-crisis.html

And good call on Kresley Cole. She has some insanely studly heroes.

Michele Staci said...

Hunky Hero Huh?

Well I'll admit that I liked your choice of Kresley Cole's Lachlain. He is definitely hunky hero material.

But my hunky hero is Micah Sloane aka Maverick in Lora Leigh's Maverick. He's hunky, passionate, and a fierce protector. I sure wouldn't mind having him around protecting me from danger.

He was seeking revenge but instead finds love with a woman considered to be plain and sometimes called downright ugly. But beauty is in the eye of the beholder and Maverick sees beauty where no one else does. And that's what makes him my hunky hero!

Michele Staci

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