Top 10 Men I’d Love to See as a Romantic Hero

When I’m writing, I often visualize an actor and actress in the roles of my hero and heroine. For my hero in Destiny, Jack Travis, I pictured Christian Bale in Batman (minus the batsuit, of course!) There are so many hot actors, I’ll have to keep busy writing new  heroes ; )

Here are some of my favorites:
1. Gerard Butler
2. Jake Gyllenhaal
3. Hugh Jackman
4. Robert Downey, Jr.
5. Alexander Skarsgard
6. Johnny Depp
7. Stephen Moyer
8. Harrison Ford (in his Indiana Jones prime, of course!)
9. James Marsden
10. Colin Firth

Who do you picture as the hero when you curl up with a good book? Love to know your thoughts.

Want to know more about my fictional heroes? Stop by my website, or my blog, to see more about my historical romances, Destiny and Angel in My Arms.


  1. I can agree on most of your choices. I’d add Nathan Fillion, Scott Patterson, and Richard Armitage too!

  2. It depends on the descriptions of the book. From Orlando Bloom to John Barrowman to Christian Bale, I have a range of actors whom I see in a story as I read it. For me it comes alive in my mind like a movie while I read.

  3. That guy that plays Alicide on true blood and the guy that plays Clark Kent on Smallville. I love brunettes and those are two pretty ones.

  4. Great selection 🙂 Unfortunately if I try to write to a particular image my hero revolts and does a runner. -So uncooperative!- LOL

  5. Ooh, what Margaret said, Nathan Fillion. Something about that charm just makes me smile. I use photos to help me figure out gesture quirks like crooked smiles.
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  6. You list was great, I think you listed all my favorites!

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  7. Love the add-ons…will need to make it a top 20…I especially like the werewolf on True Blood…Alcide…I believe his name is Joe Manganiello…yummy!

  8. I’ll tell you one who should have been on that list…David Duchovny…any other X-Philes out there?

  9. So many men, so little time. But you’ve picked my #1

  10. I’ll put in my vote for Nathan Fillion!

  11. I tend to picture Joe Manganiello, but Nathan Fillion is good too!


  12. Who I picture depends on the book, but to add a couple more names to the growing list: Ben Barnes and Garrett Hedlund. 🙂

  13. Nathan Fillion, mmm. Also, Joseph Fiennes. He has the most gorgeous eyes.

  14. I have a soft spot for Billy Crudup and Aidan Quinn. (So two soft spots, lol)
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