Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Allie Pleiter on Tough Heroes with Soft Centers

One of my favorite types of romance heroes is the tough guy who struggles with “a soft center.”  I love a man of strength and honor who can never quite figure out how to shoulder the depth of his caring.  And I love the woman who brings that affection out from under his crusty exterior.
My hero for The Rancher’s Texas Twins has just that dynamic.  Lone Star Cowboy League President Gabe Everett is a serious man of duty.  The two mischievous little girls who end up staying on his ranch, however, don’t see “Mr. Boots” that way.  Their non-stop onslaught of “tiny pinkness”  opens this cowboy’s heart in a way that is sure to melt yours. Children have such a gift for tearing down the walls we build around ourselves, don’t you think?

It was great fun to wrap up the popular Lone Star Cowboy League: Boys Ranch series with this book. Gabe, and the lovely young mother Avery who holds the key to saving the boys ranch, are a perfect match—even if it takes a pair of adorable twins to convince them.

What about you?  What heroes are your favorites?  If you’ve enjoyed the Lone Star Cowboy League: Boys Ranch series, which books have the heroes who have won your heart?


Mary Alford said...

Allie, I love the tough heroes with soft centers as well, but I also love the flawed heroes. The ones that may have done some bad things in the past, but they've changed and are trying to come to terms with their past mistakes.

Jackie Smith said...

Have to agree with the flawed heroes but those who are changing! I am an avid reader and look forward to reading your book!

Allie Pleiter said...

Jackie and Mary--I do think flawed heroes are especially compelling. One of my favorite scenes to write is a strong man fumbling his way through a much-needed apology :) I'm glad you look forward to reading the book.