The hero in my upcoming romantic suspense novel, Undercover with the Nanny, is a DEA agent named Sawyer Hayes. He's intelligent, patient, and dedicated to his job. He's also witty and good in the bedroom. Here's a tiny excerpt showing his humor:
Kate glanced at her wristwatch. If she didn't leave within the next five minutes, she’d be late. Mr. Cabrera valued punctuality, and she didn’t want to ruin her record. “I need to go. Please move.”
“What if I get your mail by mistake? What if you win Publishers Clearinghouse and the notification comes in the mail, and because I don’t know your name, I put the envelope on top of the mailbox and someone else picks it up and gets all that money? That’s right. I can see your mind going over that very real possibility.”
His expression was so puppy dog earnest Kate couldn’t help it. The giggle percolated from deep inside her chest and erupted at the end of his outrageous statement. Good grief, his sense of humor was as appealing as his looks. And, here she was, once again enjoying the light-hearted banter her life had been without for so long.
***When you read, what qualities do you look for in a hero?***