Hi friends. Sugar here. Veteran’s day has got me thinking about the heroes romance writers are so fond of writing. Cops, fire fighters and military men are seen so often in books that readers almost expect them. In my Ginger Jamison books for Harlequin all my heroes are military men. Marines to be exact. I was drawn to them because to me there’s nothing tougher than a Marine. And the thought of them being knocked on their asses by love is infinitely appealing.
Personally my favorite historical romances feature Military men back from war. Back with scars most of them invisible. Tessa Dare, Elizabeth Hoyt and Mary Balogh have done beautiful work making their heroes sexy, strong and yet sympathetic. In contemporary land Rachel Gibson and Jill Shalvis both tackled PTSD in a realistic way.
I’ll always be a fan of a man who is willing to die for his country. What about you? What do you like about military romances?