Another year has passed us by and it’s been a year of meeting new to us heroes. The men that love the women in our favorite books and the men who made an impression on us. Today’s best of list includes all of our favorite men that we met and loved in 2020. Check it out.
Nick Sebring from Sebring by Kristen Ashley: When Nick was introduced in Knight, I couldn’t believe that he was getting his own book. He was such an anti-hero. He ended up being one of my favorite heroes of all time.
Ethan Night from Alpha Night by Nalini Singh: I loved how sweet Ethan was with Selenka. He thought he was such a bad person, but his actions showed what a good one he was. He was the sweetest.
Curran Lennart from Magic Triumphs by Ilona Andrews: I don’t even know what to say about Curran. He is a hero that has it all. He’s protective of Kate, yet he understands that he can’t always be there. That doesn’t mean he doesn’t try. He’s exactly what you would expect a Beast Lord to be.
Samuel Clearwater from Preppy: The Life & Death of Samuel Clearwater, Part One: Preppy exploded onto the pages of King and never quite left, even after he “died”. He was your quintessential anti-hero and I wouldn’t have had it any other way.
Colin Morgan from Lacybourne Manor by Kristen Ashley: I just can’t with all these amazing Kristen Ashley heroes. Reading Colin’s story and how he dealt with Sybil coming into his life was as amusing as it was endearing. From being jealous of a ghost to thinking Sybil only wanted him for his money, Colin had it all.
Honorable Mentions: Titus from Archangel’s Sun by Nalini Singh, Creed Tucker from Creed by Kristen Ashley, Cash Fraser from Penmort Castle by Kristen Ashley, and Brantley King from King by T.M. Frazier.
Ethan Night from Alpha Night by Nalini Singh: I loved how quick Ethan was to fall for Selenka, and how he was protective but still recognized and respected her strengths. He was just a sweetheart all the way around.
Benedict Trewlove (aka Beast) from Beauty Tempts the Beast by Lorraine Heath: Beast had some guilt over things from his past, but mostly he was a man comfortable with his place in the world and confident in himself. I loved how supportive he was of his friends and family, and how quick he was to offer help to those who needed it.
Rhysand from A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas: Rhys! He was such a strong character. I loved how he pushed Feyre to be the best person she could be, without trying to impose his own will or beliefs on her. His support of her, his sister and all of his people was so wonderful. I have so much love for him.
Gideon from The Perfect Rake by Anne Gracie: Gideon had a great sense of humor, and I loved how fierce he was when it came to Prue. Every time someone mentioned how plain Prue was and he was so confused, I got a little melty inside. He was just adorable all the way around.
Tom Severin from Chasing Cassandra by Lisa Kleypas: Tom was another very supportive hero. Every time he encouraged Cassandra to be herself, or pursue her dreams, I got a little melty on the inside. Tom was such a genius at so many things, but was really clueless about others, which was very endearing.
Derek Gaunt from Magic Stars by Ilona Andrews: I adore Derek as a secondary character in the Kate Daniels world but I cannot wait for him to be front and center in his own series and 2021 is the year that becomes a reality. He was one of my favorite characters that I read about in 2020 and I’m so thirsty for more.
Curran Lennart from Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews: While I adored Curran in all of the books that I read him in (though he did sorely test my nerves in the one book where they went abroad to get the cure), my favorite Curran was in Magic Strikes. I laughed so much and just had an absolute blast with Curran, Kate, and the rest of their team in this one. Curran was mad mad when he found out what the gang was up to and when he ends up on their team? Hahahaha, I loved it.
Alessandro Sagredo from Emerald Blaze by Ilona Andrews: I love Alessandro. I love his magic, his mysterious missions, and just everything about him. He was a lot of fun in Emerald Blaze and I can’t wait to see him and Catalina grow closer. I especially can’t wait to see him melt Catalina because she still low-key pissed at him.
Ashton Isaacs from The One for You by Roni Loren: I wasn’t expecting to love Ash as much as I did. I especially didn’t expect him to be my favorite hero in this series since I thought Wes had that title locked in but nope, for me, it was all about Ash. I loved his story with Kincaid and I loved their romance and just him. He was such a fantastic hero.
Ethan Night from Alpha Night by Nalini Singh: I really enjoyed getting to know Ethan. I also really enjoyed seeing him really lose himself in his instant feelings for Selenka. He was confused, he was curious, and he was in love. Seeing him sort through everything he was feeling, everything that was happening, and still be loyal to himself and to Selenka made him such a compelling character for me and I completely adored him.