holding our for a (Harlequin) hero

PhotobucketWe’ve had a blast the past couple weeks, lining up characters for my Harlequin Desire in-progress. But today’s the really fun one…we need to get a hot & sexy hero lined up for the Art Fact Sheet (which later leads to the book’s cover) & as a nice visual aid for Moi. :whip

So my hero’s name is Alexander Bajoran.  He’s the CEO of Barjoran Designs, a gem & jewelry design company that’s been in his family for years.  Somewhere along the way bad things happened, leading to a betrayal of the heroine’s family.  And when she spots him in town on business, she knows who he is, but he is utterly clueless.

Without spoiling much, I’ll tell you that they end up in bed together, & a year later, he discovers that he might just be the father of her infant son.  But then, there’s that whole betrayal thing standing between them. :oops

Alex has black hair & blue eyes.  Very handsome & distinguished, but in a hubba-hubba drool-worthy way, of course.

Here are some of the wealthy business types I’ve zeroed in on…

Adrian Pasdar — I still adore him from his Profit days, & he rocks a suit like nobody’s business.


Richard Armitage — Gotta admit, he didn’t do much for me until I found this picture.  Then I went Wowza! & haven’t stopped drooling since.


Eric Bana — Handsome, leaning strongly toward cute.  And he does nice things for a suit, too, right?


Colin Farrell — Normally, his bad boy image wouldn’t work for one of my Harlequin Desire heroes.  But in this case, I think he gets a pass.  If by “pass” you mean, “Holy crap, he looks hot!” :dropmouth


So what do you think?  Who should play this story’s hero in my brain…& maybe one day on the big screen? :winkwink

I’m also open to suggestions, since I can’t spend all of my time surfing the ‘net for suited-up hotties. :runrun


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  1. Heidi says:

    For heaven’s sake…for some reason, today’s post wasn’t allowing comments. Do not ask me why; I certainly didn’t set it that way. And thanks to Darling Jen C. for alerting me, cuz I probably wouldn’t have noticed on my own. :curses

    Since I’m commenting now, I think it’s fixed. Let’s see…

  2. Mary Kirkland says:

    I like Colin Farrell. Especially after seeing him in the remake of Fright Night.

  3. Mary Kirkland says:

    It’s fixed now! :jumping

  4. Kathye Quick says:

    Pkay, a depature from the obvious, I’d like Zak Quinto or Chris Pike. But Eirc Bana will do

  5. Kimberly says:

    Colin Farrell. Hands down. Or up. Really however he’d prefer them. *cough*

  6. Cindy Holub says:

    Eric Bana!!!

  7. Jen Cryblskey says:

    :cuffs My vote is for Richard Armitage. He looks very upscale business man but has those beautiful blue eyes that are nothing but trouble. He doesn’t look boyish but more challenging than the rest and I love a challenge.

  8. LeeAnn Pratt says:

    :jumping I am voting or should I say submitting for your approval Alex o’loughlin…… :winkwink :blowkiss

  9. Bonia says:

    I wish I could post a pic on here! He’s totally the dark haired light eyed hero. mmmmmmm Maybe I don’t want you to use him, I may want to keep him for my own…. :whip :cuffs

  10. Jamie D says:

    If I can’t have my Ian Somerhalder then my second choice would be Collin Farrell. :dropmouth

  11. Laura J. says:

    I’m with Jen C as for the above candidates but for a write in…

    Andrew Whitfield. Oh Yum!!! :dropmouth

  12. Donna says:

    Gabriel Macht from Suits on USA he too can rock a suit.

  13. Pat says:

    Have you thought of Bill Moyer from True Blood? Hot, sexy, in jeans or suits, and that accent— OMG!

  14. Holly says:

    Colin…definitely Colin……….

  15. Hollie says:

    Oh yes Colin!! :jumping

  16. Heidi says:

    I’m back! Not nearly caught up yet, but keep the great suggestions coming. And also, if you can post links to pics of the hotties you’re suggesting in business suits (looking uber rich & Desire-worthy :winkwink ) I’d love to take a look & add them to the list. :blowkiss

  17. debra demaio says:


  18. TamVan says:

    Great choices, but I have to add James Scott to the list. He’s British, but absolutely BEAUTIFUL in a suit! :jumping

  19. Cathy Ward says:

    Gotta pick Colin. Grunge in a suit… with those earrings… not much hotter than that.


  20. Kathleen O says:

    MMMMM, I could go for Colin Farrell, he gets my vote… :kitty :heart :blowkiss

  21. Lindsay W says:

    Colin Farrell! :dropmouth

  22. Cindy Rushford says:

    Lolol Richard Armitage for me. 😉 Love his sultry looks. I have to admit there is not an ugly one among them ………………….

  23. L. Leveillee says:

    I was thinking either Gerard Butler or James McAvoy but I would settle for Eric Bana and I didn’t know who was Richard Armitage but I have to say he’s a hottie.

    • Heidi says:

      Ooh, Gerry…. :twirl :cuffs

      And I rarely get to do this cuz I’m not usually online this late, but CONGRATS for grabbing the Devil Horns as the last commentor of the day. :jumping

      I’m going to give an honorary pair to Darling Cindy, too, because she was the last commentor before midnight & I was about to give them to her when your note popped up. :drinkup

      Hmmm…two Bad Girls running around The Dungeon tonight. This could get dangerous. :whip

  24. Joy says:

    I adore Shawn Christian…totally hot

  25. Meiliza says:

    Right now, my heart pumps for Jensen Ackles & Michael Weatherly :jumping buuut I couldn’t find the best pictures of both of them in suit, sooo I think I choose Adrian Pasdar, I like him in “HEROES” series :blowkiss

  26. Joy says:

    Oh I forgot….
    Jason Patric totally hot

  27. Donna Michaels says:

    I think Collin Farrel works best out of the four. If you’re looking for a suit worthy hero, how about Matt Bomer from White Collar?

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