Monday, June 01, 2015

Male on Monday - Robert Downey Jr.

Barb Han, Pink Heart Society regular, is talking about the delightfulness that is Robert Downey Jr....

The weekend is in the rearview (sadly) and we’re kicking off another work week, which it totally okay because it’s time for Male On Monday!

And that got me thinking about my own man crush, Robert Downey, Jr. 

I’m not so much into raw physical beauty (although, let’s face facts, it doesn’t hurt).

Sure, he has nice abs but it takes more than a rock-solid bod (see note above) to reel me in. For me, there is so much more to a man than great pecs, nice abs, and a shirt tossed on the floor…I need sex appeal. 

And that’s a little more difficult to put a finger on.

So, let’s take a closer look at Downey and see if we can pinpoint his because he has it in spades. For one, he has a crooked smile, serious charm, and there’s something about the depth to his eyes. 

His personal battle with alcoholism and drug abuse has been chronicled publicly and there’s something oh-so-sexy about a man who challenges his demons…and comes out victorious. *swoons* 

What can I say? I’m a sucker for the Reformed Bad Boy archetype.

He looks great in a tux...

And even better in a suit:

But there’s so much more…

He’s passionate and one helluva talented actor, and he’s been entertaining (and giving us plenty of swoon-worthy moments) for four decades. The man has staying power. Makes me wonder where else he has staying power (huzzah-huzzah!). 

And who wasn’t charmed by Jack Jericho in The Pickup Artist?

Through all the ups and downs, he’s maintained his sense of humor. 

And those laugh lines that come with age only make him sexier. After all, there’s nothing hotter than a man with experience.

Now it’s your turn… What do you find irresistible in a hero?

Barb will randomly choose five commenters to win a free e-Book of Hearts In Danger from Amazon.

Barb has teamed up with thirteen authors to raise awareness for Heart Disease. Tomorrow launches a boxset, Hearts In Danger, benefiting The American Heart Association and features many former bad boy heroes. 

Fourteen stories of thrilling romance to benefit the American Heart Association. These full length, Romantic Suspense stories come from New York Times, USA Today, and National Bestselling Authors.

Includes Caught in the Crosshair by Barb Han: 

On a tropical island with a hurricane brewing and dangerous men closing in, private security firm owner Jaden Dean will need to work side-by-side with Lauren James to survive and find her brother. He will have to use all his specialized training and risk everything, including his heart, to outwit the deadly group and keep Lauren safe.

You can find out more about Barb Han's writing on her website and Goodreads. Follow her on FacebookTwitter and Pinterest for regular updates and pretty pics!


  1. I agree with all you said about RDJ. He is one of my favorite celebrities, who has played some of my favorite characters. Is he married? ;) I look forward to reading your book and, thank you and all the other authors for supporting the fight against Heart disease. Kudos and good luck to you all. I'm ordering the series now!

    1. Good morning! It's so nice to chat with someone who shares my man crush! Too bad that he is married (even sadder that he's not married to one of us--LOL). It has been such an honor to be included with these terrific women to support such a great cause. Thank you so much for your support!!

    2. Writermama, thank you so much for commenting. Great news! You WON! Please contact me at to claim your boxed set. Have a great day!

  2. I agree with a lot of what you said, all of that sure does make a man irresistible, especially when it is Robert Downy JR. Love your post and the book sounds amazing.

  3. Emily, thank you so much for commenting. Great news! You WON! Please contact me at to claim your boxed set. Have a great day!