Favorite Heroes

I just realized that I’ve been seeing a lot of contractor heroes in contemporary romances. I’ve actually thought of having a contractor hero in my books, but so far I haven’t. I wonder what makes them so attractive. Maybe the fact that they know how to use tools? If something breaks in your home, you have someone who can fix it. And of course, that means they’re good with their hands…

blue_bloods_0Cops are often heroes, too. My husband and I watch Blue Bloods, and if all cops were like the Reagan clan, with its three generations of cops, I would definitely put them in my books. But in real life, there’s sometimes a ‘power corrupts’ side to being a cop. Politics has that, too. In fact, to some extent, probably every career has people who are good and are bad – and most are probably somewhere in-between.

But I’m getting away from the subject. Heroes. A lot of my heroes – and heroines – tend to be self-employed. My hero in my current book is a former Marine who buys and sells stocks. Not for others; for himself. (It’s part of his PTSD.) Active Marines and Navy SEALs are often heroes in books.

Billionaires and millionaires are often heroes, too. Often they seem to own hotels in exotic places where they meet the heroines. But it doesn’t seem to matter what they do. Money is a great aphrodisiac in books – and in real life it’s not a bad thing, either.

I’ll be writing my next book soon. I don’t have the hero chosen yet, and I would love some help. What kind of hero do you like in books?

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7 Responses to Favorite Heroes

  1. Mary Hughes says:

    Hi, Edie,

    Many books I’ve read, the hero has a career that doesn’t seem to affect his life. Lol. I like all kinds of heroes, from journalists to SEALs to CEOs. My favorites are smart, strong, dripping self control, and it doesn’t hurt if they’re rich 🙂 Good luck with your new book!

    • Edie Ramer says:

      Mary, the fun thing about your paranormal books is that you have all sorts of interesting heroes, like vampires. I don’t have that in mine. Almost makes me want to go back to writing paranormals. 🙂

  2. I read a lot of fantasy, and I also like romantic suspense, so I tend to read/like heroes who can take care of themselves and look out for others — warriors, cops, military guys, etc.

    But the most important thing is personality. You always want to read a hero with a great personality who doesn’t take himself too seriously.
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    • Edie Ramer says:

      Jennifer, so trues about personality. And I love strong women in books, so the men have to be equally strong to fit her. I know that’s what you have in your books, too.

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  4. Edie, I love heroes and heroines who are self-sufficient and confident. I don’t really care what they do for a living 🙂
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