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Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Dirty Little Secret # 45

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This week's question:
Who is your favorite flawed hero and/or heroine and why do you still love them despite their faults?

Our Answer:

Francesca: There are many tortured heroes in my list of Men-To-Die-For, but if I had to talk about just one today I think I would choose Cam McKay.  Yes people, I'm not picking John Matthew from the BDB, otherwise I'd always be talking about the same guy, I'm trying to give you variety!!!!  OK back to Cam.  When I first met him in the Rough Riders series he was panty-melting hot, had the brooding hot military man thing going and was just so damn sexy, I couldn't WAIT to get to his book.  Then he goes back to war and comes back injured.  Not just injured, but he looses his leg.  I think what makes him even more special (other than the fact he's hot as hell and great in the sack) is his strength, the way he chose to stare adversity in the face and not let that stop him from living life to the fullest.  He is now a cop, got the girl he wanted and even got freaky with her (and yes I mean in a tie-them-up and whip-them kinda way).

Suzanne:  Hmm flawed hero...normally I would go with some old faves but like Fran, I am going to shake it up a little and pick Lindsay Markham from "Addicted" by Charlotte Featherstone. Lindsay isn't physically flawed, but he has an opium addiction, a huge flaw, that has been slowly taking over his life for a long time and in the end almost cost him everything. Lindsay was a great character, and although he does some really really stupid and hurtful things, you can see he is very human and that makes me like him even more, he isn't just a cookie cutter hero.

Annie: When I think of a flawed hero, John Murphy from Sweet As Sin by Inez Kelley always comes to mind. I read this book earlier this year and its been my favorite so far. John is incredibly flawed. I won't say why because I want you to read the book and find out for yourself but, he is the ultimate loner. Only the monsters in his head are his companions. He undermines himself in every way and doesn't believe himself worthy of being loved. He does terrible things that should make me hate him, but I couldn't find myself doing that. Sometimes, with a character so broken, the recovery is just as intense as the act that broke them in the first place.

Angela: This weeks question is a bit hard for me. I couldn't think if anyone.  The first flawed hero I can think of is Zhadist from BDB. Not necessarily physically but mentally. Because of his past he continues to struggle with his relationship with Bella and his daughter, Nalla. But I love how he continues to overcome this everyday. Anyone who can admit to his flaws and have the will to try just is a class act hero in my book, fiction or in RL.

Now it's your turn!


Timitra said...

The only ones I can think up are Zsadist for the same reasons as Angela and Colt McKay for his struggles as an alcoholic.

Kassandra said...

Danny from Lilith Saintcrow's Dante Valentine series is my favorite broken character. She is strong, intelligent, loyal, etc. but so tragically flawed emotionally that to experience things through her eyes is sometimes unbelievably painful. What kept me coming back for more was the fact that she never gave up. She had moments but in the end she put her big girl panties on and kept on keeping on ;)


Book Addict 2 said...

Zadist is the first that comes to my mind too

Unknown said...

Zadist was my choice also--just love him!! :)

My DLS: http://bellesbookbag.blogspot.com/2012/04/dirty-little-secrets_25.html

Ning said...

Zsadist is the first one that comes to mind, though I picked someone else because I always use Zsadist.


Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

Kimberly @ Turning the Pages said...

My favourite is Zsadist too :)

Unknown said...

Zsadist was my choice too, Angela.

- Cimmaron

Unknown said...

Yeah Zadists is one of my favorites too ;)

Lauren B said...

Just started reading the BDB series and can't wait for Zsadist's book.

Wicked said...

Ladies, I believe the only one I am familiar with out of all of these is Zsadist! I will definitely have to remedy this fact soon!

Thanks again for a fun meme!

<3 Jess

Neyra said...

Aah! I haven't read any of these books x[ But they all seem like great choices ladies :)

Happy Reading!!

Unknown said...

Zsadist springs to mind immediately, poor thing :-(

Vanesmate said...

Flawed Heroes/Heroines have more Character....if they're just perfect its boring! Great Picks Ladies...Our DLS!

Unknown said...

I agree Angela I chose Zsadist too!

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Unknown said...

I'm LOL. Z is popular... here I was having a hard time thinking of a tortured hero and that no one might agree with me.

I'm glad you guys agree! =D


Sophia Rose said...

I love this question. Flawed heroes always get the biggest emotional response from me. I've read several lesser known books with flawed heroes like Lord Benjamin Archer from Firelight, Grant Madsen from With Good Behavior, but a biggie is Jericho Barrons. I always thought of him as flawed.