Best of 2007: The Heroes

Posted December 27, 2007 by Holly in Features | 13 Comments

With only one week left of 2007, it’s about that time for us book lovers to break out our book journals and analyze the reading we did this year. It’s about that time where we decide which books were our favorites, what heroes we liked best and what heroines we only wanted to choke a little bit. With so many things to analyze, we’ve decided that here at Book Binge, we’ll be listing our favorites of the year. Until the end of the year, we’ll be listing our favorite heroes, heroines, secondary characters, genres and all that good stuff here at your neighborhood friendly Book Binge.

To kick things off, we decided that today we’ll be posting about our favorite Heroes. With the amount of reading that we did this year, this was no easy task. There were so many different heroes to choose from, with Dashing Dukes and Sexy SEALs and then Hottie Cowboys, how can you choose just one?

We didn’t.

Because we’re suckers for a great hero, we decided that we would list our Top 5 Heroes of 2007. Now, this didn’t mean we’re only ranking our favorite heroes that came out in 2007, oh no…we’re ranking our top 5 heroes that we met for the first time this year as well as the ones that came out this year. So here’s what we came up with.

Rowena’s Picks:

1) Jack Sheridan from Virgin River by Robyn Carr.
2) Sebastian Dain from Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase.
3) Mick Hennessey from Tangled Up In You by Rachel Gibson.
4) Alex Stewart from Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern.
5) Mitch Wyatt from Every Breath You Take by Judith McNaught.

Honorable Mentions: Dean Roubillard from Natural Born Charmer by Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Alec Buchanan from Murder List by Julie Garwood and Christian Hawkins and Kid Chronolopolous from Crazy Cool and Crazy Kisses by Tara Janzen.

It’s hard to choose my absolute favorite hero because look at my list? How can you choose just one of those guys as your favorite of ’07? If I absolutely had to, I think I’d choose Jack Sheridan because he embodies everything I want in a man…and I’d only choose him if I absolutely had to, like they were going to cut off my arm or one of my legs if I didn’t…if I didn’t have to choose just ONE hero to be my favorite, then all of them are my favorites, one for each day of the week! LOL.

Holly’s Picks:

In no particular order:

1) Restell Gardner from If His Kiss is Wicked by Jo Goodman
2) Viscount Simon Iddesleigh from The Serpent Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt
3) Roarke from JD Robb’s In Death Series
4) Judd Lauren from Nalini Singh’s Caressed by Ice
5) Colin Ames-Beaumont from Meljean Brook’s Demon Moon

I know there are tons of other ones I read about, and picking 5 was so hard for me, but I’m pretty confident in my choices…for now. Who knows what my picks will be next week. 🙂

Isabel’s Picks:

1) Edward from Twilight
2) Sebastian from Lord of Scoundrels
3) Harry Potter from The Deathly Hallows
4) Dan from Dirty
5) Jack from Virgin River

Honorable mention: I have to list Connor from The Wedding. He didn’t earn the top 5 spot since this was a reread.

Casee’s Picks:

1) Judd Lauren from Caressed by Ice by Nalini Singh
2) Jack Sheridan from Virgin River by Robyn Carr
3) Colin Thorne from My Steadfast Heart by Jo Goodman
4) Branden Kel Paten from Games of Command by Linnea Sinclair
5) Tegan from Midnight Awakening by Lara Adrian

Man but 2007 was a good year of the heroes, now that we’ve listed ours…who was YOUR favorite hero of 2007? Can you choose just one or are you a slutty hussies like us and had to choose 5? Let us know, we’re nosy like that.

Happy Reading Ya’ll!

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13 responses to “Best of 2007: The Heroes

  1. I’m definitely going to have to think on this. Several of the heroes mentioned are in books I have but haven’t read yet. I need to get reading!

  2. While I haven’t read all of the books listed, of the ones I have – there are some really good ones. I especially like Holly’s although I haven’t read Demon Moon.
    I’ll have to do this too *g*. Not a hard thing to do – remembering favourite heros – although my hero of the year isn’t in a book – he’s in a series – no need to mention the name *g*

  3. Rowena


    Hey you! I haven’t yet met Judd but I will this coming year, he’s in the Nalini Sighn books, right? Happy New Year sweetie!


    You should totally do a list as well, there’s so many hot heroes to choose from, don’t you think?

  4. clara bow

    Just surfing in to add my pick: Branden Kel-Paten. I really liked the dichotomy between his vulnerable inner personality and the powerful bio-cybe body/mind. Just a really refreshing character all around.

  5. Rowena


    Hmmm, I wonder who you’re talking about with your hero from your series…haha. =)



    I do believe that Holly listed him as one of her favorite heroes of the year, atleast I think that’s the same hero that you guys are talking about.

    Thanks for stopping by…=)

  6. Yeah DC, how could you forget Roarke? LOL

    I can’t wait to see your list. You should pick up some of the ones you haven’t read yet. I promise they’re good!

    You’re referring to Sebastian St. Vincent, right? *snicker*

    I LURRRVE Simon from Serpent Prince. He was such an amazing character. EH really out did herself there.

    Clara bow,
    Casee’s been on me to read those, but I haven’t done it yet..hopefully soon. 🙂

    Will you freaking read Nalini Singh already? Sheesh. LOL

  7. I know, I agree. I need at least another 3 hours a day just for reading. LOL

    If you want to wait until next month I’ll let you borrow my NS books.

  8. Rowena

    There’s a lot of books that I need to just freaking read already…there’s never enough time in the day, I swear.

  9. Some fabulous ones on here. Dain is one of my faves of all time.

    I love Edward, and Superman too.

    My favorite new ones are Branden Kel-Paten and Colin Ames-Beaumont.

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