When I’m writing my stories, I don’t tend to collage much—unlike the amazing creations I’ve seen some of my colleagues come up with. And I’ve yet to sign up to Pinterest (I have enough time sucks already!) but I will hunt out a couple of pics if I’m struggling to ‘see’ my hero in my head. And I must admit I have a couple of ‘go-to’ guys in particular… Robert Downey Junior is one of them.
I know he’s been here before (http://pinkheartsociety.blogspot.co.nz/2010/10/male-on-monday-robert-downey-jr.html), but seriously? The man is worthy of more than one day in the limelight here at the PHS Male on Monday. Plus, the Avengers is just out and it’s a good time to get a fix.
I just think he’s getting better with age, what do you think? Compare age vs maturity shots—don’t you agree? (Then again, perhaps it’s just that I’m getting old myself!!!). But he does have such interesting character in his face I think. And speaking of character—that’s what draws me to him to be honest, the characters he’s played in recent years in particular.
I just adore his Iron Man character—love him as Sherlock but ADORE him as Tony Stark in Iron Man—it’s that sheer arrogance he exudes, the wit, the ferocious intelligence, the wickedness—and underneath all that, the heart of a hero...
And in terms of visual inspiration, with RDJ, it’s all about the EYES. Beautiful, bottomless, deep, deep, deep brown eyes.
And then, when he lets it go… starting small and then cutting loose he has one hell of a great, wicked, grin – gorgeous!
He captures that ‘fallen’ look as well—the guy who’s made a few mistakes and now is trying to make up for them… but who still has that edge about him...
That’s totally my hero Gabe in First Time Lucky? (out NOW in the US). The poor guy is doing is very best to ‘do the right thing’… but there’s that part of him that cannot resist the temptation that is Roxie… But it is that battle, that character and of course those dreamy eyes.
So what do you think? Would RDJ be a go-to guy for you?!
First Time Lucky?
Forced to grow up too quickly, Roxie skipped too many all-important "firsts." Now, armed with a six-point checklist, she's ready to get going—starting with the big one—losing her "V" plates! A hunky doctor, Gabe Hollingworth, has moved in next door. He's a one-night-only pro—and smoking-hot! Perhaps he could help her out…?
Only, Gabe wants to be more than just another tick on her "to-try" list! He sets Roxie a challenge he's sure she can't accept: walking away from their insane chemistry…
First Time Lucky? Is available online now from
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/first-time-lucky-natalie-anderson/1107469838?ean=9780373528677
And will be on the shelves in US bookstores in a week or so.
USA TODAY bestseller Natalie Anderson writes fun, frisky, feels-good contemporary romance for Harlequin Mills & Boon and Entangled. With twenty books published, she’s also been a Romantic Times Award nominee & a finalist for the R*BY (Romantic Book of the Year). She lives in Christchurch, New Zealand with her husband, four children and what feels like a million ducks.
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