Who needs a soft-skinned, billionaire romance hero when you can have a guy who works with his hands every day? Those skills can translate to other areas of life, ladies. (Ahem) So, without further delay, here are our picks for 10 blue-collar romance hotties you’d let lay hands on you any day of the week (and twice on Sundays):
(And if you don’t have Bon Jovi’s Lay Your Hands on Me stuck in your head after reading that intro, you might be too young to check out this list. Consider yourself warned.)
I don’t know about you, but I personally don’t want a hot doctor, especially since I only ever go to see the doctor when I’m not exactly at my best. (Who wants to face a hot guy or gal when you’ve got a fever of 102 degrees and you’re spewing cold and flu germs all over the room every time you exhale? Not. Me.) But in romance, who doesn’t love a hot, sexy, giving, highly educated doctor who wants nothing more than take care of people? With that in mind, here are our picks for the hottest docs in romance.
Look, we’re usually the first people in the room to advocate for romance novels. We even wrote a pretty thorough defense of the genre as a whole a while back. The fact of the matter is that we LOVE romance novels, and we think they’ve come a long way from the old bodice rippers of the 70s and early 80s. But we’re also not blind. As much love as we have for romance (and it’s A LOT), there are still some lingering sexist tropes that we’d like to stomp out of existence—for the good of the genre, all readers, and all women, really. For example:
If you’re anything like us, as soon as Prince Harry’s engagement to the lovely Meghan Markle was announced, you immediately dove into your Kindle and started searching for some royal romances to celebrate with. (Seriously, if these two don’t inspire you to read some romance, you might be hopeless. Is there any couple more adorable?) So, without further delay, here are our humble recommendations for 12 royal romances that are almost as awesome as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle:
Let’s face it. Christmas time can be stressful. There’s shopping and endless parties you’d rather not go to and get-togethers with the in-laws and more shopping...ugh. What better way to treat yourself this stressful holiday season than putting on a pair of comfy sweats, and settling into your favorite chair in front of the fire with a cup of hot chocolate so that you can enjoy a nice, Christmas romance novel? Go ahead and put on your sweats and fix the hot chocolate. We’ve got your reading list ready to go:
(NOTE: heat levels vary among the books on the list. Pay careful attention to author warnings and customer reviews so that you aren’t surprised in a bad way!)