Monday, May 09, 2016

Male on Monday - Hot Detective Heroes


Today on the Pink Heart Society, Candace Shaw shares some of her favorite romance novels where the hero is a sexy, hot detective.
Suave. Protective. Masculine. Seductive. Intelligent. Those are just a few of the things I love about heroes when reading and writing romance novels. Heroes who are detectives are indeed turn-ons for me especially those who possess the above characteristics. Check out several hot, beginning-of-the-summer reads that you will find quite pleasing with sexy, commanding detective heroes.
Heated Moments by Phyllis Bourne
Opposites attract…and ignite!
When she's dumped as the famous face of Espresso Cosmetics, Lola Gray does what any self-respecting diva would do: she throws a hissy fit and hits the road. Leaving Tennessee—and her family empire—in the dust, the cover model takes off for New York City. When a speeding ticket gets her in trouble in a small town in Ohio, the only bright spot is the hunky local police chief.
After the craziness of the big city, Dylan Cooper couldn't wait to return to the peace and quiet of Cooper's Place. Now the stunning tabloid beauty he is holding for questioning is charming his hometown, and seducing the former homicide cop. Dylan needs Lola gone before he gives in to temptation. But unexpectedly, Dylan's discovering a woman of surprising talents, hidden depths…and intense passion. Is it possible their sizzling affair will become a lifetime of love?
Hidden Witness by Beverly Long
Their marriage was fake. How he felt about her was anything but… 
Detective Chase Hollister knows the perils of protecting a witness. He's got the bullet wound to prove it. But getting shot is nothing compared to his next assignment: fake marriage. Gorgeous fake wife. Living together 24/7 in a fake house. All to protect witness Raney Taylor from a very real assassin. As Chase and his new "wife" set up house, he realizes there's something very genuine about his smoldering attraction to Raney. Then her safety is threatened and his every protective fiber goes on alert. Suddenly, although their wedding may have been a sham, Chase knows there's nothing fake about his feelings for this witness…
The Detective by Adrienne Giordano
She's captured his heart…and the attention of a murderer 
Injured homicide detective Brodey Hayward needs a distraction, and he finds it as a consultant on a cold case murder. When Brodey's investigation delays plans to remodel the former crime scene, he uncovers another kind of distraction: spirited Lexi Vanderbilt. Despite her distrust of men, Brodey charms the alluring interior designer into helping him examine the case facts. 
Working closely with the ultrasexy detective helps Lexi lower her guard, igniting a passion that even Chicago's winter can't cool. As they close in on the killer, Lexi becomes his new target. To save her, Brodey must either betray her trust—or risk losing Lexi forever.
Safe in My Arms by Janice Sims
Operation: love. 
Former army pilot Mina Gaines isn't looking for a hero. She's too busy running her grandfather's remote mountainside hotel to bother with love. That is, until a private plane crashes and brings danger to her doorstep…and a sexy stranger into her life. There's no mistaking that a serious threat is near, but when faced with no other way to survive, can she trust that there's more to Jake? 
Bringing a drug kingpin to justice is undercover DEA agent Jake Wolfe's top mission. Now, with the beautiful Mina caught in the criminal's crosshairs, he's ready to take any risk to protect her—and keep her in his arms forever.

If Only  for Tonight by Sherelle Green

A night of love they'll never forget… 
Cydney Rayne likes living dangerously. But no thrill can compare to the passionate night she spends with a sexy stranger in Anguilla. The adventure-seeking event planner never expects to see her mystery lover with the sea-blue eyes again. Until he shows up in her Chicago hometown. 
FBI agent Shawn Miles lives by his credo to honor, protect…and never get emotionally involved. Yet he can't forget the sensual beauty who shared his midnight beach utopia—and changed his life forever. Rekindling their desire could blow his deep cover and expose her to the dangers surrounding him. But now that they're back in each other's arms, how can he ever let her go?
A Dangerously Sexy Affair by Stefani London
Ready, player one…
Quinn Dellinger is supposed to be having fun at an industry party for gamers. Instead, all she can think about is the promotion she just got passed over for at her security firm. Then she spots him. Tall? Check. Dark? Check. Dangerously sexy? Check. Hell, yes—this is the guy who'll help her forget all her worries and give her one wickedly naughty night.
The next morning she discovers her one-night stand was the guy who took her job. Oh, hell no. But Aiden Odell is not just a security specialist, he's ex-FBI, and Quinn is expected to work with him—very closely—on a major assignment. He may be tall, dark and dangerously sexy, but this is one game Quinn is determined to win…
Stallion Magic by Deborah Fletcher Mello
He's going beyond the call of duty.

Salt Lake City PD detective Noah Stallion is missing one thing: a soul mate. He doesn't expect to find her at his fifteenth high school reunion. But reconnecting with Catherine Moore—his childhood crush, and now a beautiful and savvy businesswoman—brings back an onslaught of memories. And brings on a weekend of unending passion when they give in to their sizzling attraction.

The guy voted Most Likely to Marry a Supermodel awakens a lot more than lust in Catherine, and saying goodbye is the hardest thing she's ever had to do. Then pleasure and business collide when Noah reenters her life. With an obsessive stalker targeting the high-flying CEO just as she's preparing to take her aircraft-leasing company public, Catherine is extremely vulnerable. But Noah can't let the best thing that ever happened to both of them get away—no matter what the risk…
Still the Best Woman for the Job by Sharon C. Cooper
Joint heir to the largest construction company in the state of Ohio, master plumber, Toni (TJ) Jenkins has been groomed to behave in a way that is befitting of the respected Jenkins’ family name. But after she breaks up with the only man she’s ever loved, to protect a secret she holds close to her heart, poor decisions lead her down a path of destruction that risks ruining the reputation of the company her family has worked hard to build.

Cincinnati police officer, Craig Logan, knows Toni is the woman for him. They’ve been apart for months, but when they run into each other at a party, the passion between them sizzles stronger than ever. She says she can’t handle dating a cop, but he senses that something else keeps her from rushing back into his arms. Craig wants her to be his wife, and he’ll do whatever it takes to prove no matter what she’s hiding, she’s still the best woman for the job.
Kansas City Confessions by Julie Miller
Keeping secrets close…and an enemy closer… 
His protection instincts on high alert, KCPD detective Trent Dixon knew something was wrong with Katie Rinaldi. The special investigator had obviously uncovered a dangerous piece of evidence while looking into a cold case. So dangerous, in fact, that the single mother's life was now in jeopardy. But as much as Trent told himself he was keeping tabs on Katie and her young son as part of his job, he couldn't ignore the very real feelings he had for her. Still, as a professional, he was bound to the badge and would give Katie all the security she deserved. And not give in to the attraction he was having trouble containing…
In the comment section, let us know of any book recommendations where the hero is a hunky detective.
Candace Shaw writes fun, flirty, and sexy romance novels for Harlequin Kimani Romance and she self-publishes as well. She loves hearing from readers and can be reached on her website, Twitter, GooglePlus, Facebook and Instagram. Check out her upcoming June Harlequin release, His  Loving Caress.
Hearts in harmony? 

Instead of falling apart when her childhood sweetheart chose his music career over marriage, Elle Lauren fled to Paris to study fashion design. Her stunning wedding gowns now give other brides the happily-ever-after she didn't have. Ignoring Braxton Chase's long-distance apologies has been easy. But meeting him once more stirs the deep longings and desires that a decade has not erased. 
Braxton walked away from the pressure to marry at a young age, and he's regretted breaking Elle's heart ever since. From the moment he sees her again at his Atlanta jazz club, he knows he wants more than forgiveness—he wants a second chance at the body-and-soul connection that they once had. Can he convince her to trust the sweet, seductive melody of their lost love?

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