What kind of hero do you love? When it comes to romance novels there is no shortage of heroes to pick from. Readers can fall in love with everything from dukes and earls to cowboys and firemen. Personally, I am not picky. I love them all. However, there are certain traits or characteristics a hero must have for me to fall in love with him.
Regardless of whether the hero is a rich billionaire or the fireman living next door, in my opinion the hero must treat the heroine right. What does that mean? Well, first of all no matter how good-looking he is, he cannot be verbally or physically abusive. To me there is nothing romantic about that. A second must for me is that the hero must also be faithful to the heroine in the story. That doesn’t mean he wasn’t a playboy in the past, but it does mean that while he is with the heroine in the story he must be faithful. He can’t keep a mistress on the side or sleep with the heroine’s best friend while she’s at work.
Since these are these are the traits I look for when reading, these are some of the traits I instill in my characters when I am writing. In my upcoming novel More Than A Billionaire, which is the 6th book in my series The Sherbrookes of Newport, Grayson Sherbrooke treats the heroine the way every woman should be treated.
When you read what kind of hero do you like? Does he need to have certain traits? Are there certain characteristics that drive you crazy if the hero has them?
When Grayson Sherbrooke returns to Providence for his brother’s wedding, he plans to spend some time with his family before getting back to his own life. A single dance with his childhood friend, Kiera Renault, changes all that. Soon, Gray finds himself longing to settle down with the woman he loves. Unfortunately, the secret he’s kept for years keeps getting in the way.
Kiera Renault hasn’t seen Gray in years. After a dance at his brother’s wedding, though, she can’t get him from her mind. Quickly, their relationship changes from mere friends to lovers, and Kiera pictures herself spending the rest of her life with Gray.
Just when they both believe they’ll get what their hearts’ desire, Gray’s secret threatens to tear them apart forever. Now, Gray must decide between the woman he loves and the secret he has kept from the world.
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In her own words: About Christina Tetreault
I started writing at the age of 10 on my grandmother's manual typewriter and never stopped. When I am not driving my 3 daughters (ages 8, 6, and 6) around to their various activities or chasing around our three dogs, I am working on a story or reading a romance novel. Currently, I have two series out, The Sherbrookes of Newport and Love on The North Shore. You can visit my website www.christinatetreault.com or follow me on Facebook to learn more about my characters and to track my progress on my current writing projects.