Warning–today’s post will be Very Shallow and Not At All Edifying. Mostly because my spring allergies have kicked in, and my medicine has me even fuzzier-headed than usual. But also because of a book I just finished reading.
The book was “Kiss and Tango” by Marina Palmer, a memoir that had not a single thing to do with the Regency, but was a tale of the author quitting her dull advertising job in New York and taking off to dance the tango in Argentina. (Can this be my new career ambition, too???). She also had hot sex with many hunky tango guys, which leads me to this.
Palmer says “…this city [Buenos Aires] contains the most beautiful men per capita (we’re talking both quantity and quality). To that end, I have devised an index that will hopefully enable others to draw their own conclusions.
The Beautiful Men Index Per Square Mile:
New York 8
Buenos Aires 86”
She then goes into her reasons for these numbers, which makes me really want to go to South America. I then got the idea (this was excellent time wastage, BTW) to scan my romance “keeper” shelf and devise my own hot guy index based on favorite heroes. here goes:
I will have to analyze these statistics as soon as the Benadryl wears off.
In the meantime, what are some of your favorite “great hero” books? Or “beautiful men” cities? (I’m especially interested in hearing about THAT…)
As for the Orlando picture–well, it’s Monday, and I just felt like it. 🙂
Anyone dark, tortured and sexy is good with me. Dain from Lord of Scoundrels; almost any of Anne Stuart’s heroes, who are always ridiculously hot (and tortured).
I like a good, dark, tortured vampire too–J.R. Ward’s Lover Eternal guy (plus he wore black leather. Mmm.).
Good men cities? I’d guess New York, London, and–well, I don’t know where else. Haven’t been to many other cities. Minneapolis they’re all too blond. Don’t like blonds so much (even though I’m married to one).
And Orlando is welcome any day, Amanda!
Amanda, beautiful men are always edifying. 🙂
As far as good men cities, I have never been to Montreal but I’d bet it could be great. Every French Canadian man I’ve ever met has been totally charming, more confident in giving compliments than most American men, loveable as they are. Compliments are always nice. 🙂
Elena, who must have stolen some smileys from Cara 🙂
I’m glad you feel that way, Megan! From now on, Orlando pics every week. 🙂
I have to admit, where I live (Oklahoma City) is not huge on male pulchritude, though there are definitely exceptions. I thought there were some attractive men in London, and in Hawaii.
Do keep in mind, London had a greater level of male beauty before I left.