It’s the Age of the Geek, baby.

I love a good Alpha male like any red-blooded female. Give me a guy who can wield a gun but doesn’t need to because he can defend me with his bare hands, a decent amount of chest hair and muscles out the ying-yang and I’m checking my hair in the mirror just like everyone else.

But, I also have a spot for a geek – the beta hero who should not get the girl (or the guy). A unapologetic comic book geek, I can picture myself making goo-goo eyes at a Quarterback or a guy who wants to talk about the evolutions of the X-Men. They both get my blood pumping.

Take a favorite TV geek – Ianto Jones – from the BBC sci-fi show Torchwood. Starting off as the coffee boy in the office, over the next seasons he evolved from a man with dark secrets to the gun-toting, alien-fighting, joke-making alien hunter and lover of the enigmatic Captain Jack Harkness.  Yummy yum.

And then, there’s the fast-talking hacker, Hardison, on the TV show Leverage. He loves orange soda, World of Warcraft and has absolutely no social finesse. he doesn’t know how to talk to girls, he gets on the macho Eliot’s last nerve and always takes the con too far.  And he wants a Bat Cave . . .  so do I.

Finally, there is Victor Bayne from the PsyCop series by Jordan Castillo Price. Vic is skinny, a little on the Goth/Rocker side of looks and has deplorable taste in jackets  (Exactly what is SaverPlus anyway?) and has equally awful social skills.  He does see and hear dead people . . . so his oddities are understandable.

So – what kind of guy puts your engine in gear?

Robin

 

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About Robin Covington
Robin Covington, who NYT Best Selling authors, Robyn Carr and Carly Phillips, said was their new “auto-buy author”, writes sizzling hot contemporary and paranormal romance. A Night of Southern Comfort, her best-selling debut was nominated by RT Book Reviews for the 2012 Best Contemporary Romance from an Indie Press for bringing a “fresh, modern feel to the genre while still sticking to the things that get our adrenaline pumping — sex and danger”. When she's not exploring the theme of fooling around and falling in love, she’s collecting tasty man candy, indulging in a little comic book geek love, and stalking Joe Mangianello. Robin is a member of the Romance Writers of America, the Washington Romance Writers, a faculty member at Romance University, a member of the Waterworld Mermaids, a Goddess at The Naked Hero, and a contributor to the Happy Ever After blog at USA Today. You can find Robin on her website, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter (@RobinCovington).

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  1. I loved Ianto!!!!

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    Robin Covington Reply:

    I know! I cried when he died on the show.

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  2. Lynne Silver says:

    I’m a Geek girl all the way! I even married one. My favorite TV Geek is probably Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) and I love the Big Bang Theory. For more geek love, get excited for my July 8 release from Entangled where a computer nerd is our hero. Title is TBD.

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    Robin Covington Reply:

    You I’ll reading it!

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  3. Rhianna says:

    I am intensely attracted to the geeky types. There’s actually this great quote from Simon Pegg that sums it up nicely…

    “Being a geek is all about being honest about what you enjoy and not being afraid to demonstrate that affection. It means never having to play it cool about how much you like something. It’s basically a license to proudly emote on a somewhat childish level rather than behave like a supposed adult. Being a geek is extremely liberating.”

    In my experience the geek male isn’t afraid of being enthusiastic about things they love and that includes their lovers. And speaking as a geek girl, I’d be really bored with a guy who didn’t get my NEED to buy action figures and marathon Firefly once in a while. ;)

    Great post Robin!

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    Robin Covington Reply:

    Amen! Yeah – I love a man who can debate the X-men or Doctor Who

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  4. Totally down with Lynne re Benedict. Something so sexy about a man who can crack a mystery at a hundred paces. There’s definitely a surge of geek heroes (and heroines) about at the moment and it’s all good I reckon!

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    Robin Covington Reply:

    I love the trend – geeks are wicked hot

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  5. Angi Morgan says:

    Gotta love the Geeks… I guess I do, ’cause I married one.
    :-)
    ~Angi

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    Robin Covington Reply:

    Ha! And he is so darn cute!

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