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So, without further delay – onto our topic – Heartbreakers!

What Makes a Hero a Heartbreaker?

Thinking back over the many fabulous books I’ve read with yummy heroes, I’ve tried to figure out what makes a hero so appealing that the readers are drooling. Is it looks? No, I’ve read books where the hero had more rugged or downright ugly looks but was still magnetic. Is it being powerful? No, not all great heroes are billionaires. Some are cowboys or policemen. Intelligence? Probably needed. Humor? Maybe…I’ve read a few where the hero was the strong, silent type. Could it be at some point a willingness to open his own heart? To make himself vulnerable even though he is strong?

I’m open to suggestions. What do you think makes a hero a heartbreaker?


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In my own work, I try to make my heroes the type that could melt you into a puddle and, while they could break your heart, they won’t. From Marcus in His Need, Her Desire to Rogan in Mia’s Cop Craving – my heroes are strong and appealing. When they find the right woman, watch out!

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Mia has a dream—an erotic dream she just can’t seem to stop thinking about. Fantasizing about sex with a cop is something Mia has been doing for some time. She just has to find herself a man in blue. Mia heads to a local cop bar and finds exactly what she is looking for. As she approaches Rogan and begins to chat, Mia and her sexy police officer decide to keep each other company for the night. What ensues is fulfillment of Mia’s intense desire. Her wish is granted as he takes her on an explosive tour of her own sensual fantasy and beyond.


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Comments on: "What Makes a Hero a Heartbreaker? You Tell me! The Heartbreaker Blog H0p" (77)

  1. This book looks like a real heartbreaker there are always an under line reason why they like s & m

  2. Good question! I think a heartbreaker is attractive, intelligent, and has a secret pain that you want to heal.

  3. A bad boy is usually a heartbreaker.


  4. Hmm. I think they are strong, confident men. Sometime too confident and that why they break out hearts. My heartbreaker are those guys who don’t realize what they have when it’s right there in front of them. They’re missing out on a fabulous experience because they’re too focused on something or someone else.

  5. I agree with Amber. Life makes people they way they are, they are hurt they hurt others etc.

  6. susan platt said:

    To me a heartbreaker is a person who does not want a relationship only an encounter.

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

  7. To me a heartbreaker is someone who has to get over his emtional baggage before he can fall in love. Thanks for the giveaway.

  8. It’s hard to describe a heartbreaker…they have at least a little bad boy in them. they have just a presence about them that can make you melt or make you furious! Maybe even both at the same time!


  9. Lisa Walker said:

    A heartbreaker makes you fall for him and then he does something to make you upset with him.

  10. love a heartbreaker….gotta have angst. havebookwillsurvive at

  11. Tammy Turner said:

    We all want to love a Heartbreaker. Maybe its because of his chiseled good looks, his bad boy attitude, or the mysterious nature of him. Some Heartbreakers are just that, they know what they got and how to use it to get what they want. Then there are those Heartbreakers that don’t even realize that they are doing it. The best part about a Heartbreaker is that there is always a woman that turns their world upside down until they realize it is love. I have read many Romance Novels over the years and have run into many memorable Heartbreakers and my favorites are usually the ones that don’t even know they are Heartbreakers! Some of my personal favorite Heartbreakers are :

    Kade Jamenson (Werewolf) from An Alpha’s Path. Kade is a sexy werewolf that will make you burn but a mishap with a potential mate makes him not think he will find love.

    Ian MacPhie (Vampire) from All I Want For Christmas is a Vampire. Ian is a heartbreaking Highland Vampire that was frozen in his immortality when he was only 15. With the help of his friend he is given a drug that helps him age to 28 so he could look like a man instead of a child after hundreds of years. He has no idea that he looks of a warrior and the lover.

    Lothaire Daciano (Vampire) from Lothaire. Lothaire is definitely a heartbreaker and his cocky attitude proves it! Thinks he’s a gift to women! Its just the sucker punch from a woman he doesn’t realize is his equal that brings him down a notch.

    Marius Parker from His Contrary Bride. Marius is every part the gentlemen but doesn’t realize he could also easily be the rogue!

    Benjamin Gateway from To Win His Wayward Wife. Benjamin doesn’t realize that he is a heartbreaker because the one woman he loved, he lost….or did he?

    Fury North (Human with Canine DNA) from Fury and Valiant North (Human with Feline DNA) from Valiant. Fury and Valiant are strong New Species and gorgeous to boot, but because they are damaged they doesn’t think they can hold onto to the women they love.

    Sigimor Cameron from Highland Conqueror. Sigimor is every bit the Highland Laird and warrior but can he hold onto to the beautiful English lady?

    Joshua Striker (Werewolf) from Alexandra’s Legacy. Joshua is a scared and battle hard enforcer for his pack and he thinks that he doesn’t have what it takes to make the women melt.

  12. A Heartbreaker for me has to have a bit of bad boy in them and know how to use it!

    mary_reiss @

  13. a heartbreaker has never known real love.
    jennifer at booksnbrownies dot com

  14. Someone that comes into your life takes what he wants and than leaves you..adgali@ymaildotcom

  15. I think of a heart breaker as being someone who is good looking and very charming, you just can’t help but like them. Thanks for the giveaway.

  16. My go to would be the bad boy.

  17. I think the heartbreakers are the ones you can’t believe what they have done or you know they will do, but you still love them anyway.

  18. Heartbreakers know they’re sexy, and use that knowledge for evil!


  19. Heartbreaker are the ones that know how to play the game with people and the reason the most are called PLAYERS…

    BeckeyWhiteATgmailDOTcom (email following)

  20. A hero can break my heart when he gives all of himself to a woman while fighting it tooth and nail. Fighting himself for control and then finally releasing it. Mm…heartbreakin’ heros!


    Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

  21. Dawna Newman said:

    Most of heartbreakers have been hurt at some point, they want to love deep down but are afraid. So they rather hurt others than be hurt.


  22. For me the heartbreaker is a bad boy who goes kicking and screaming into love! When he falls he falls hard!


  23. vampedchik said:

    I always thought it was someone who was very guarded and didnt trust easily. Thanks!

  24. micheleann oboyle said:

    i think a heartbreaker is someone who is good looking and knows how to use his swag on women

  25. jeannie platt said:

    A Heartbreaker is most likely a bad boy who just hasn’t found the right one yet and still has trouble convincing himself he worthy of love… He will piss you off, make you cry, laugh, and still want to jump his bones… wow i just described hubby lol… Thanks for being part of the hop.

  26. Effie Frey said:

    I love a bad boy, heartbreaker. I think women are just drawn to the sexiness, charisma, and confidence.

  27. Meghan Stith said:

    I love policemen. So powerful, so hot… so long as they stay away from donuts.

  28. Fireman’s , make good hero’s also doctor’s

  29. Fireman’s , make good hero’s also doctor’s

  30. Good question! I think a heartbreaker is attractive, intelligent, and has a secret pain that you want to heal.

  31. I like a heartbreaker who turns out to be a really good person at the end.
    doxisrcool at aol dot com

  32. For me they are a take charge bad boy who has a secret sweet side 🙂
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  33. Bad boys! And the ultimate one is, of course, Barrons, 😀

    anasmith1919 at gmail dot com

  34. Hmmmm…I think is a little bit of the bad boy in them but they also have a charisma about them that makes you say yes when you really mean no.

    kim86004 at gmail dot com

  35. To me a heartbreaker is someone who doesn’t easily show vulnerability.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

  36. For me a heartbreaker is someone who inadvertently hurts the heroine, but is willing to put the effort into “fixing” the wrong.
    planterofhope at aol dot com

  37. jennirv4967 said:

    A heartbreaker is the guy who sexy and knows it. Who drives you nuts deliberately. Who acts like he couldn’t care less, but ultimately does.

    jennirv4967 at gmail dot com

  38. He knows how to push your buttons, make you smile and laugh at inappropriate times, very sly, dangerous to cross, secretly curious, and hated and loved at the same time.

  39. Mary Roya said:

    I do enjoy a strong male character. The heartbreaker, usually hurts the heroine. Then realizes what he’s done and tries to win her back. Just as good as make up sex. Keep writing so I can keep reading. Thanks for being in this super blog hop.

  40. A heartbreaker steals your heart and leaves. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!


  41. Sex on a stick bad boy attitude!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!! So many great prizes!! Happy Valentine’s Day!
    Ashley A

  42. What makes a Hero a Heartbeaker, usually he is the one that steals her heart and breaks it before he realizes that he has feelings for her.

    julesrules46 at live dot com

  43. Thanks for the chance to win. Great post, contest, and hop!

  44. Tammy Warnick said:

    I have to say a heartbreaker …could romance you then when u fall hard for him..he messes with your heart big time…

  45. Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  46. Heartbreakers are usually bad-boys, they’re witty, funny and sexy and the female population is drooling after them lol

    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

  47. Katie Amanda said:

    A heartbreaker has to be a smooth talker! thanks! katieamanda1(at)yahoo(dot)com

  48. A heart breaker is the one who doesn’t know how or don’t want to commit to something serious!

  49. I think it’s charisma. And an innate confidence that can come across as arrogance. But really it’s that special something within them that draws you in whether you want it or not.

    dreammie_angel at yahoo dot com

  50. strawberryrosered said:

    I think it has to do with chemistry that ties the two together in wheys that you can’t put your finger on. Even if you wanted too. Wether you like the other or not at the beginning.

    Judy Peterson

  51. Heartbreakers are usually very charming bad boys 🙂

    aircdrewood at gmail dot com

  52. I think it is someone who does what he wants no matter the cost.

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

  53. Aratvie Dugan said:

    I like heartbreakers their a little on the bad side but oh so found if you can handle it !

  54. I forgot to leave my e-mail so busy thinking about my heartbreaker.

  55. Damon Salvatore.

    Thanks for the chance to win! My e-mail is

  56. chickie434 said:

    I think it’s a combination of looks and charisma.


  57. shadowluvs2read said:

    Thanks for the awesome hop and giveaway!

  58. heartbreaker = looks +charm – feelings at least my opinion of a heartbreaker is
    thanks for the hop

  59. My favourite kind are heartbreakers who go around breaking hearts until they find the perfect women and then spend their time trying to capture her heart


  60. When they are sly and manipulative, until they realize that they’re in love.
    Thanks so much for the giveaway!


  61. I’m too old for the angst so I will just read about them.

  62. Michelle Tucker said:

    My idea of a heartbreaker is someone who is sexy, confident, knows what they want, and goes after it without thought to those others:)
    Michelle Tucker
    michelletucker at baconnation dot net

  63. Amber Turner said:

    I may not have much experience in the whole love department, but I have had my heart broken. Being considered a Heartbreaker can come from various actions that you do. I am a newbie when it comes to reading romance books but what I have learned is that it is not bad to have a chiseled body or an amazing personality. If you look at it over all, if you never put your heart out there, you may never have a chance at true love and happiness. I may get broken once in a while but only you are strong enough to pick yourself up and try all over again. One of my favorite Heartbreakers is Taylor Qualls the Earl of Sandlin from the book His Impetuous Debutante. Lady Phoebe kinda reminds me of myself, accident prone and finding trouble in every corner. Taylor doesn’t think he is good enough for Phoebe, so he’s a heartbreaker and doesn’t know it.

  64. he looks good and knows it


  65. What I think makes a hero a heartbreaker is devastating good looks. When you look into his face, you know with one good look from him you would be begging for his touch. However knowing that if he would, he could absolutly break your heart in to if he wanted.
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  66. Heartbreaker is someone who is gorgeous and cares about him-/herself only.

    Thank you for the chance!

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  67. Thank you for the giveaway.
    I think a heartbreaker is some who knows how good looking they are and can get any girl. Uses them and abuses them.

  68. I love to read about heartbreakers because the road they travel to their HEA is such an emotional one.

    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

  69. Sounds like amazing boook.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Adila (from Azerbaijan)

  70. Angela Cisco said:

    I think that there are many factors in what makes a hero a heartbreaker. For me, it all depends on how well I can connect to the character. angelacisco79(at)yahoo(dot)com

  71. A hero can be a heartbreaker by their strong take charge attitude which they use to rescue damsels in distress, children and stray kitties!

  72. Janie McGaugh said:

    One of the things that makes a fictional hero a heartbreaker is his total commitment to and care of the heroine.
    jmcgaugh (at) semo (dot) edu

  73. It’s the personality. He is strong yet knows when to be gentle, he is quiet but will never let anyone step on him, he knows when to be serious and when to be playful, and he knows how to treat a woman. 🙂

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