Finding love should be easy, but wedding photographer Phoebe Ward knows better. When Cupid shows up on a crazy mission to help her —and save the world in the process—Phoebe realizes love might be even more complicated than she thought. Even with Cupid showing her Mr. Right , she can’t stop thinking about his best friend, Mr. Wrong.
Cal Crawford has never had time for love, but now he’s falling for Phoebe. Which means it’s got to be just plain wrong to set her up with his best friend, right? But even though seeing Phoebe with someone else will break his heart, he can’t walk away from her.
Phoebe can’t afford to choose the wrong guy with the fate of the world at stake. But maybe Cupid has it wrong. Maybe she has to rely just a little bit on Cupid, and a whole lot more on her heart.
Hi, all! Jennifer here!In case you haven't heard by now, I have a sweet and funny novella out now called A Little Bit Cupid! Finding love should be easy, but wedding photographer Phoebe Ward knows better. When Cupid shows up on a crazy mission to help her —and save the world in the process—Phoebe realizes love might be even more complicated than she thought. Even with Cupid showing her Mr. Right, she can’t stop thinking about his best friend, Mr. Wrong.
Mr. "Wrong's" name is actually Cal. :)
When I was trying to come up with my hero, I wanted a name that was simple and unpretentious--also a manly name. But in general, I like to see no nonsense kind of guy names for contemporary romance heroes. Give me a Jack, Nate, Jake or Sam any day of the week.
But you know what? I've been seeing those kind of "comfy guy name" trends in most books I read recently. I must not be the only one who likes them!
So I thought it'd be fun to give you my TOP 10 Comfy Hero Names that I feel are most popular in romance books.
When you see these names, you just know EXACTLY what kind of hero you're going to get. :)
Jennifer's TOP 10 Comfy Hero Names
10)Luke (Biblical and hot)
9) Rick (classic and no nonsense all the way)
8) Logan (a newer name but still rugged)
7) Connor (I see an executive type but still down-to-earth)
6) Ben (a name I've used as well)
5) Christian (it's not just for 50 Shades fans)
4) Tyler (I love this name. I might have to use it myself)
3) Aidan (Great Irish name!)
2) Nick (your guy-next-door name)
1) Jack (MOST USED. I think there is an unwritten rule that you're not a true romance writer if you haven't had a hero named Jack-LOL)
What do you think? Have you come across these names more times than not? I'm sure you have because they seem to really work with readers.
I hope you all get to check out A LITTLE BIT CUPID (only 99 cents). I can't promise you a hero with a name on that list, but you can be sure that you'll still love Cal!
Thanks so much for having me today!
What comfy-no-nonsense hero name have you been seeing used a lot in romance novels?
About Jennifer Shirk:
Jennifer Shirk has a bachelor degree in pharmacy--which has in NO WAY at all helped her with her writing career. But she likes to point it out, since it shows romantic-at-hearts come in all shapes, sizes, and mind-numbing educations.
She writes sweet (and sometimes even funny) romances for Samhain Publishing, Avalon Books/Montlake Romance and now Entangled Publishing. She won third place in the RWA 2006 NYC's Kathryn Hayes Love and Laughter Contest with her first book,The Role of a Lifetime.
Lately she's been on a serious exercise kick. But don't hold that against her.
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What an awesome list! :D
And what do you think of Jennifer's question:What comfy-no-nonsense hero name have you been seeing used a lot in romance novels?