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Friday, February 28, 2014

Kim Boykin: The Perfect Man

So what make the perfect man? Let’s examine gorgeous, restaurateur, Beck Hartnett, the hero in my latest novella, STEAL ME, COWBOY. And don’t worry, Beck, we’ll be gentle.

I don’t know about you, but I like my hero’s tall, and to be honest, I’ve yet to read a romance that began, “He was incredibly short…” Of course there are scads of lovely short men in real life, but we are talking fiction here.

I don’t have a preference for body type, but I like ‘em as “lean and muscled” as the next girl. As both a reader and a writer, I like to know how my hero’s jeans fit, where they hang on his hips, and again, we’re going for the lean hips. I have to believe if men read more romance novels, relaxed fit jeans would be a thing of the past. And would that really be such a bad thing?

Hair’s important in romance and says a lot about our hero. I’m a sucker for long hair and Beck pulls it off with hot cowboy look when he wears his down. And, Lord, have mercy, when it’s pulled back, you know he’s getting ready to woo his woman, Rainey Brown, with otherworldly food and wine.

I like my heroes to have a healthy attitude about their heroine’s eating habits. I haven’t read a romance yet that said, “He looked at her plate and said, “You’re not really going to eat all of that, are you?” No, our perfect man wants to meet all of our heroine’s needs, and always seems to understand the true meaning of comfort food.

Last but not least, one of the things I love most about Beck Hartnett is his sense of humor. Funny is sexy. Smart. And Beck has that in spades. So, what’s your idea of the perfect man? Do you like ‘em dark and brooding?  Is a rich hero in a story more interesting to you than a guy with a good job and a 401K? Do you like ‘em outdoorsy? Tough? Suave and refined?

***Kim's winner is Sherry Lilly! Please email totebag@authorsoundrelations.com with your mailing details. Thanks!***

77 comments:

Book Mama said...

I love this book and the cover is awesome!

Marlene Engel
mengel2@nycap.rr.com

landonsmum said...

Thank u so much !!♥♥♥

Elizabeth Wright said...

I enjoy a tortured hero. I also like 'em alpha all the way. Their career isn't all that important to me, or income.

cameracrzy99 said...

I loved Beck as well. So real. I like a guy who knows how to work with his hands. Doesn't matter if he is rich or not - but down to earth and real is important.

Emma said...

STEAL ME, COWBOY by Kim Boykin sounds wonderful. Please enter me in contest. Thank you for the opportunity to win.Have a wonderful weekend.

Tamara Sonaty said...

Thank you for the opportunity! Have a great weekend!

Julia A said...

Thank you for the opportunity- happy Friday!! :)

Linda McDonald said...

I like my hero in a story to be outdoorsy, have a sense of humor, and to have a soft spot when it comes to animals. Congrats on Steal Me, Cowboy, and what a cute cover!

karen machamer said...

would love to win.

Rita said...

Sounds like a fun read.

megankitty said...

cowboy stories are always great reads

cathyann40 said...

I'm crossing my fingers. :-)

CrystalGB said...

I love them dark and brooding. :)

rockergoddess2002 said...

I love men who are funny and hardworking!! Thanks for the chance ;)

BABBIE said...
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Connie said...

The perfect man is one with a great sense of humor including being able to laugh at himself; compassion for all including children and animals; happy inside or outside; and a true gentleman.

Melissa Vargo said...

Like, love, want

Kellee said...

I like a funny and protective guy <3

Kellee said...

Oh and my email is kellee926@hotmail.com

BABBIE said...

I apologize in writing I forgot to post my answer. I love cowboys, but I like then to be the old fashion type of gentleman, with just a touch of wildness in him, he wants to make his girl happy, [not put her on a pedistall /or spoil her] but genuinely make her happy, he wears blue jeans that fit, in all the right places, and western shirts with snaps not buttons. He can have long hair, as long as he takes care of it, and he's the type of man that when you are on his arm, he shows how proud he is to be with you. He is funny, but can have a serious side, and his idea of romance can be from a picnic, to a fine dining room, to dancing in the rain. Now that's my idea of the man I hope I could find someday. Sorry for the double post.

Judy Burr said...

Sounds like a really good book . Can't wait to read it !

janet m said...

I like a happy and good natured fellow:)
gl all!

Sue said...

I like my heroes to be animal lovers with a sense of humor.
suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

Sherry Lilly said...

Love to read the book thanks for the chance

Linda's World said...

I'd like to steal a cowboy...especially if he cooks and does yard work.

Allie said...

I love Alphas with respect. Cowboy, biker, fighter. Doesn't matter what he does as long as there is ink on his skin, tall & built.

PoCoKat said...

Sounds great, thanks for the opportunity.

Jennifer Ingman said...

Who doesn't love a hard working cowboy! Yeehaw! Thanks for spotlighting this book. :)

traveler said...

A cowboy who has principles and strength, physical and mental. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

amy o'neal said...

awesome giveaway

Fedora said...

Snork! Any hero who would ask such a silly question is no hero in my book! ;) A considerate, funny hero is ALWAYS a winner! Thanks for sharing, Kim!

Cindyboo said...

Smart, funny, hard working but able to relax are paramount. Looking great in a Stetson doesn't hurt.

Jennifer Zorko said...

Looks like a great read! Thanks for the chance.

jenzorko20@gmail.com

Michelle Klingen said...

would love to read!

Christina Fashant said...

I think a troubled heroine and a hero trying to make it right, keep her safe, or be protective appeals to me. There are so many stories about men needing to be "fixed" by a woman, why not flip the paradigm? Btw, I want the Southern Tiramisu Banana Pudding recipe, please!

Kelly said...

Cowboys and lumberjacks are the ones I like best.
stardustindy at yahoo dot com

Jeanette Platt said...

I love alpha heroes... Strong men that are cocky, sexy, protective, yet need a heroine who won't give into them easily and will keep them on their toes... the relationship between the too is important... I don't really care for the fragile heroine who always needs reassurance.

j.m.platt83@gmail.com

The Lusty Literate said...

Such a great series! I can't wait to read Steal Me, Cowboy!

Brenda Rumsey said...

Love an alpha hero who is willing to risk it all for the love of his life, When they try to resist their attraction to the heroine but the chemistry is just too hot to ignore.
grandmabkr at yahoo dot com

Crystal Napper said...

Love the Montana series and I am looking forward to reading your next release!

Christine A. said...

I prefer a man who can cook, is passionate, driven, not needy, funny, hardworking at what he likes to do, sexy to look at and has a big heart.

Moran V said...

I just finished reading Steal Me, Cowboy and I really enjoyed it.
I love dark and brooding heros and they don't need to be rich.

Elisabeth said...

I enjoyed reading this book. It was just so good. I'm hoping Kim has more books coming out very soon.

Nova said...

I like a man who is funny, courteous, hard working, has empathy for others, helpful & strong. I love it when he has nice eyes and a great mouth!

Joni Caraway said...

would love to have this book

BigBuck3176 said...

Awesome giveaway! Thanks!

Kalyani said...

Nice! Thanks

robynl said...

I like a genuine honest man; one who loves you unconditionally and is 'into' the relationship. Sense of humor helps in many situations

Sharlene said...

Tall, dark & handsome, good sense of humor, alpha, good heart. I am more likely to go for a small town boy than a millionaire, but have liked both, depending on the story.

Quilt Lady said...

I love these books. I think a good cowboy that works hard and takes care of his women is what makes a man.

quiltlady110 AT gmail DOT com

Susan P. said...

In fiction I like an outdoorsy man that is an all around good guy, sensitive and honest.

lifeonprint said...

I love men with awesome mustaches and beards! Quiet, strong, long and lean! <3 (lifeonprint AT AOL dot Com)

Mary said...

I like people who are honest, sincere, goofy and fun loving.

sky2cu4 said...

I sure do love my cowboys!

Laurie G said...

Perfect men are compassionate, intelligent,athletic, honorable, a good listener, they have a good sense of humor and they love the outdoors. They can also sing and play guitar.

omahablack said...

Honest, forthright, funny. Broad shoulders are a bonus! omahablack at yahoo dot com

Sandie said...

I love all of the Montana Born books...this would be fantastic to get!!!!!

Janine said...

This was such a cute story. I loved it!

kinini01@hotmail.com

Cindyhu said...

Love the cover pic!

Michelle H. said...

In real life, I married a laid-back, outdoorsy kind of guy with a great sense of humor. It's my favorite in romance novels, but I love any hero that's good to his woman! Banker, doctor, soldier, whatever. He can be alpha, but he can't be a jerk!

travelertam said...

I love a kind, funny, smart guy that makes me feel special. And lucky for me I've got one! :-D <3

Michelle Pic said...

Love love love cowboys. This sounds like a fantastic read and can't wait to read it.

Samantha Hodges said...

An alpha hero all the way. It doesn't matter what type of career that her has.

Gwen said...

I foster homeless books :)

Kelli Jo said...

Smart and funny. And blond. ;)

Em said...

Smart....Passionate......Gentlemanlike.

krazymama_98 said...

Dark, willing to learn a lesson from a woman, a deeply hidden but real sense of humor, natural hair, no waxing, shaving, etc.
lisakhutson(at) cox [net]

Maude said...

Your list works perfect for me

Roxanne said...

I would love to read this!
Firemansflame28@yahoo.com

Debra Pearlstein said...

I can't wait to read this - what a fabulous cover. So fun!

dstoutholcomb said...

alpha man cowboy that knows how to treat a woman like a lady

girlygirlhoosier52 said...

I love this cover... and love snark.

sally0630 said...

Thank You for the chance and have a wonderful weekend!
sally0630@frontiernet.net

Ann Mettert said...

A sense of humor is the best. :)
pmettert@yahoo.com

Shannon Moore Smith said...

I like them funny, loving, and alpha :)

Donna E said...

I like my book heros to be realistic - but just a touch 'more' tender, loving, funny, good-looking, etc. than maybe a real guy is. I don't particular care if they're rich or just modestly get by, if they've got dark hair and eyes or if they're fair, if hair is long or short -- just so they treat their friends kindly, justly, and 'right.

Shirley Buchanan said...

All of the Montana Born books have been so good to read. Enjoyed every one.