So, billionaires are hot, sexy alpha males and they have their own magical appeal – Nathaniel from Taming the Tycoon which is out next month from Indulgence is a very wealthy man. Demons, shape shifters, vamps and weres also have a dark allure. And bad boys….well, what can I say about them? Love me a bad boy.
BUT….. secretly, deep down, the hero I love the most is the one who’s good with his hands. No, not that way, get your minds out of the gutter! Although, its been my experience that men who are good with stuff are usually that way because they’re curious about the way things work and don’t give up til they have it conquered – and you can bet your last cent that includes the female anatomy!
I’m talking about a guy with a tool belt.
You know the type. He can shear a sheep, build a shelter, chop an entire winter’s supply of firewood and slay a dragon all before breakfast. He can whip out a screwdriver, fix a lightbulb, change your tyre and know what the thingamajig on the whoositwhat does.
And how to fix it if it breaks down.
A capable man.
In my book, capable = sexy!
And he does it all with that laid back “t’werent nothing” smile.
They usually also have bodies that are fit and toned. Not from the gym or anything so metrosexual. From working outside in the fresh air, using their muscles the way nature intended.
Tanned, toned, strong.
Cowboys, construction workers, handy men, firemen are the types that immediately come to mind. Any kind of tradie (as we call them here in Oz) gets me a little hot under the collar.
So while a rich, bad boy vamp works, give me a sexy fireman or a cowboy with a tool belt any day!
What about you? Does a blue collar, blue-jeaned, tool-belted hero do it for you?