Thursday, February 11, 2010

Penelope's Most Romantic Hero Quiz

Welcome to Penelope's First Annual Most Romantic Hero Quiz (which is seriously skewed towards Penelope's favorite heroes....and I'm not apologizing!). This is a low-stress matching quiz, people! Just leave a comment with your answers. For example, 1-A, 2-B, etc. If you only know a couple of answers, that's fine--you're still entered in the contest. I give lots of extra credit for just showing up!

One winner will be chosen randomly from all who enter/leave comments. The prize will be a print book (or e-book if you prefer) of one of the novels mentioned in this quiz. Good luck to everyone!

You can add your own quiz questions in the comments section, too. Bring it on!


1) He's good with a knife, has a wicked bad Cockney accent, and falls for a literary country mouse. When this rough and tumble hero sprinkles rose petals on the heroine during their first love-making scene, I swooned with romantic happiness!

2)This one-eyed character is a recluse who refuses to leave his castle, since his disfigurement during the war. But when the heroine's children are kidnapped, he rushes to London and outwits the evil villain. (And proposes to the heroine with a sweet bunch of wilted wildflowers!)

3)What's more hot and sexy than a romantic werewolf? This hero makes his plus-size heroine feel like the most beautiful and desirable woman on earth. The opening scene of this book, when he seduces her in a dressing room and buys her a lovely necklace, is really, really romantic.

4) When this historical romance hero (who worships the heroine from afar) finds out her favorite flower is bleeding heart, he goes door to door asking her neighbors if he can dig up this perennial from their gardens. He then plants a lovely little bleeding heart garden for the heroine as a surprise. She cries with happiness. (Me, too).

5) This hot Cynster falls in love with a 29 year old woman who missed her own come-out season so that she could save her family from financial ruin. He sends her a gorgeous orchid posy and a declaration of his love before the big ball. Sigh.

6) Most unlikely romantic hero...a big, scary, scarred vampire with anger issues. Most touching, sweet scene ev-ah: the tortured hero finally learns to read and write, and scribbles "I love you" for the heroine. Oh. My. God. Get out the hankies!

7) What if a hot hunky Scottish warrior travelled through time to save your father's life, prevent your mother from getting terminally ill, and seduced the holy hell out of you? You'd be stoked, baby! This hero is luscious.

8) Most heart-breaking couple (raped, unwed mother and war-tortured and disfigured artist) turn into the most romantic happy ending of all time. Hero surprises his new wife by visiting her estranged family and helping to heal her battered heart. This dude is the man.

9) Legendary Carpathian who is a master vampire-hunter, turned into doting mate and father. When he unselfishly adopts a horribly abused girl into his family with complete devotion, loyalty and love, he won my heart forever.

10) This powerful Scottish warrior proves his love for the heroine by showing up at her uncle's house (where she has fled her evil brother) with his entire army in tow. When she peeks out the door, all of the soldiers raise their swords in loyalty to her, and the hero tells her "I've come for you, Madelyne." So. Freaking. Great!

A) Zsadist from JR Ward's Lover Awakened
B) Gabriel Cynster from Stephanie Lauren's A Secret Love
C) Derek Craven from Lisa Kleypas' Dreaming of You
D) Gabriel from Christine Feehan's Dark Legend
E) Sydnam Butler from Mary Balogh's Simply Love
F) Sir Alistair Munroe from Elizabeth Hoyt's To Beguile A Beast
G) Duncan from Julie Garwood's Honor's Splendour
H) Circenn Brodie from Karen Marie Moning's The Highlander's Touch
I) Vane Kattalakis from Sherrilyn Kenyon's Night Play
J) Andrew Stanton from Jacquie D'Alessandro's Love and The Single Heiress

So, how'd you do? Did I stump you? I hope some of these awesome guys are your favorite, most romantic heroes, too.



Tales of Whimsy said...

Way cool idea!

Aleksandra said...

I like the quiz, but I actually haven't read any of those books, so I'll pass ;)
Good luck to everyone else!!!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

t I've only read one of the books you listed. I know for a fact that #8 is F (I love Elizabeth Hoyt's books *smile)

Patti (@TheLoveJunkee) said...

I've only read two or three of those books, but I need to know what 1,7, and 10 are so I can run out and buy them!!!

Penny Watson said...

Ladies! Come on! No one is even trying.

Mary...#8 is tricky bec. I have 2 heroes in the quiz who were injured in the war. #8 is not Sir Alistair, but actually Sydnam from Simply Love. #2 is F, which is Sir Alistair from To Beguile A Beast. I love Elizabeth Hoyt's books, too!

Patti...I can't believe I'm giving away the answers (just like when I taught high school biology, hee hee!)....okay, #1 is Derek from Dreaming of HAVE to read this is absolutely incredible, just ask any Lisa Kleypas fan.
#7 is H, Circenn from The Highlander's Touch. This is a classic KMM time travelin' story...really hot and totally romantic.
#10 is G, Duncan from Honor's Splendour, probably the greatest romance novel ever written. You gotta go get these babies!

Penny Watson said...

From Susan Guza, who was having trouble posting her answer....FYI, if you ever see that red announcement that says your comment cannot be posted, try again later (which is a blogger glitch), just keep pressing the comment button until it goes through! It's a pain!

Susan's answers:
These are some truly great romantic reads! And of the two I didn't know I am searching one of them out today b/c it sounds so good.

1-C, 2-F, 3-I, 4-?, 5-B, 6-A, 7-H, 8-?, 9-D, 10-G

Yay, Susan....awesome job! #4 is Andrew Stanton (J) and #8 is Sydnam (E)...if you haven't read those books, you should def. check them out!

Keira Gillett said...

Here are my guesses:

01 - C
02 - F
05 - B
07 - H
10 - G

Penny Watson said...

Great, Keira! 100%!

Scorpio M. said...

I honestly did NOT peek at the answers. I knew most of these heroes either because I read the book or knew of the author.

1/c, 2/f, 3/i, 4/j, 5/b, 6/a, 7/h, 8/e, 9/d & 10/g.

So happy to see my favorite Derek Craven *sigh* made your list!

My quiz question:
This sexy land stewart is no common male, he has a way with a blade & a love of the land, he "whittled" his way into His Lady's heart and plans to never let go.

Penny Watson said...

Way to go, Scorpio!!!! A++++ You made the honor roll! We must read the same books!

Oh, goody! You have a new quiz question. Okay, I'm stumped. Can you give me a hint? That sounds very intriguing.....

Scorpio M. said...

hint: It's an Elizabeth Hoyt book and teh hero is quite a "prince."

Heather W. said...

I've only read 4 of these:
2/F, 5/B, 8/E, 10/G.

Penny Watson said...

Oh, hecka! It's obviously one of the prince books I didn't read. I read the Raven Prince, but not the other ones. Is it good? Should I read it? Tell me!!! (Can you tell I'm impatient?)

Penny Watson said...

Hey Heather! got those right. Congrats!

Scorpio M. said...

LOL, it's Harry Pye from The Leopard Prince. I HEART Harry SO much!! You should read it, most definitely! It was my favorite of the Princes trilogy.

Penny Watson said...

Thanks, Scorpio. I'm adding it onto my TBR pile!

Sherry said...

Here's the only ones that I knew when I took the test.
I don't read most of these authors.

Penelope said...

Well done, Sherry! Those are all right!

Penny Watson said...

I am rereading all of these books and it's totally getting me in a Valentine-y mood! :)

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Patti (@TheLoveJunkee) said...

Thanks Penelope - I ran out after work yesterday and picked up Honour's Splendor. They didn't have Dreaming of You or I would have picked that one up too. I don't remember the plotline to Ciercen's book so I'm going to have to re-read that one.

Penny Watson said...

Oh, Patti! You are going to have a great reading weekend! Have fun!

Lydia Storm said...

Can I just vote for the guy who sounds the best to me? I loved number one! Guess I just found a new book to read. :)

Penny Watson said...

Lydia....if you haven't read Lisa Kleypas' Dreaming of You, then you are in for a huge treat! It is a fabulous book!

mrsshukra said...

2 out of 10 is awful. Memory is just not as sharp as it was! Fun quiz!

Penny Watson said...

Don't worry, etirv...I'm grading on a curve, so you get an A+! hee hee

Happy Valentine's Day!

Jacquie D'Alessandro said...

Hi Penelope:
Just wanted to pop in and say I'm very honored that Andrew Stanton made your list. Hope you have a great weekend!
Best regards,
Jacquie D'Alessandro

Penny Watson said...

Hi Jacquie! I am so happy you stopped by! I just reread Love and the Single Heiress yesterday. It is such a wonderful and romantic of my favorites! I love Andrew!

Happy Valentine's Day,

Jennifer Mathis said...

k heres my answer

5 b
6 a
7 h
8 e
9 d
10 g

Penny Watson said...

Meandi! 100%! Yay!