Adorable Heroes by Marie Higgins

Adorable Heroes

What makes a hero adorable? Is it because he’s good looking? Built like a body-builder? Or is it because he has a funny personality?
Well…I happen to think it’s all the above plus more! If the hero doesn’t know how to treat the heroine – he’s rude to her, doesn’t respect her, doesn’t want to do special things for her – then he isn’t a very good hero, in my opinion. Heroes can start out with faults in the beginning of a story. Let’s face it…nobody is perfect. Right? Stories are about character development. It’s not fun to read about a perfect hero all the way through the story. At least not for me.
When I write a story, I want to make my hero physically attractive, but usually there’s something about him the heroine doesn’t like. Usually it’s because they’re a rogue and the heroines are after a family man.  Regardless, slowly and surely, the hero becomes more adorable in the heroine’s eyes by their actions…by the way they make my heroines laugh…by the way they enjoy a flirtatious conversation. It may be the little things he does to help his family – or hers – or strangers in town.
Several years ago, I started writing a sweet Victorian romance series about three brothers: Nicholas Fielding, Gregg Fielding, and Ian Fielding. I fell in love with all three of these heroes…but it didn’t stop there. They had friends and were involved in their friends’ lives as well – Edmund Knight and Andrew Dean. So, my series soon became a saga – The Fielding Brothers’ Saga. I adore all of these heroes!



Nicholas Fielding in “Love Me Always” (book 1) –
Destined for a lonely life – Nicholas Fielding loves his uncle’s soon-to-be bride, and has loved her since they were children. Now Nick must choose between his dying uncle’s last wish to marry, and the woman who will make Nick happy for the rest of his life. No matter how hard Nick tries, he cannot stop his love for Catherine.

Edmund Knight in “Charmed by Knight” (book 2) –
Edmund Knight will stop at nothing to take back the deed to his goldmine. When he meets the thief’s daughter, Edmund sets his mind on charming her in order to get back his treasure. Will he find the real treasure beyond his precious gold?

Andrew Dean in “True Love’s Deception” (book 3) –
Andrew Dean is tired of being the stable help, and jumps at the chance of playing Miss Juliana’s pretend husband. But he doesn’t believe in marriage unless it happens in a church. He hopes Juliana doesn’t discover they are legally married until he can make her fall in love with him. But a secret that has been hidden in his memory for twenty years may just keep them apart.

Ian Fielding in “Belong To Me” (book 4) –
Framed for a crime he didn’t commit, Ian Fielding has his hands full with proving his innocence. His wife picks that moment to show up on his doorstep, and he’s forced to take her with him. Matters become more complicated when he becomes unexplainably attracted to her. The timing couldn’t be more inconvenient. When the couple take refuge in an old castle own by a recluse beastly lord, they soon become aware that the owner has plans of his own.

Gregory Fielding in “Love Comes Blindly” (book 5) –
Gregory Fielding has been wounded when he travels to Scotland to find the next big story for his London newspaper. Now blinded, he relies on the soft, comforting touch of one of the nurses at St. Mary’s Abbey. He thinks she’s a novice, but that doesn’t stop him from wanting to give her his heart.

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Marie Higgins is a multi-published author of romance; from refined bad-boy heroes who makes your heart melt to the feisty heroines who somehow manage to love them regardless of their faults. Visit her website / blog to discover more about her –


2 thoughts on “Adorable Heroes by Marie Higgins

  1. Heroes are so much fun to write. Everyone has their own taste in men, and fortunately all men are different. Finding just the right hero for a heroine is much like real life matchmaking. But no matter who the hero is, he must be nice, respectful, and a decent guy.

    Adding things like family values, powerful sword-wielding muscles, or a sense of humor is what draws the character out and makes him different. I read a book recently where the hero was so sexy that I figure someone like that in real life would probably have sent me screaming in the opposite direction, but for those few hours it was fun to be with him.

    I just got Love Me Always and I can’t wait to read it. I love a nice little whodunit wrapped with romance. Pleased to meet you and find out about your books.

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