All hunky heroes are created equal, right? WRONG! We love our heroes. We discover a new one in every book we read, but what if we had to pick one? What if your two favorite heroes asked you the most terrifying question: Who would you choose? Welcome to a little thing we at OUAC like to call the HUNKY HERO SHOWDOWN!
|Hero #1: Lore – Ecstasy Unveiled by Larissa Ione||Hero #2: Zsadist – Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward|
The Summary of Ecstasy Unveiled
Lore has a lot going on in his world. He’s been contracted to kill brothers he didn’t even know he had and know he has to kill one of their friends to get out of his slavery as an assassin and to save his sister’s life. Standing in his way is a guardian angel who will see her charges live. Idess will see her last two humans survive and then she can finally join her brother and ascend to Heaven and earn her wings. Everything is going as it should when a demon assassin seeks out her two charges. She will destroy him at all costs but what’s a girl to do when said demon becomes one of her charges?
“Stop.” Lore rounded on her, but he didn’t look angry. If she had to pick a look, she’d say he seemed startled by her vow to help him. “I have to do this. I knew what I was getting into, and I’ll deal with it.”
“But why? Why did you do it? After what I’ve done to you, you should enjoy seeing me enslaved.”
“You really believe that.” He took a stop toward her. “I’m risking Sin’s life by putting off what I have to do to Kynan, I’m doing that for you. Not for Kynan or my brothers. I took a knife for you. I’ve kissed you over and over when I never kiss anyone. So why the hell would I want to see you suffer?”
Her mouth dropped open in shock, and her stomach fluttered. Some idiotic feminine instinct she didn’t even know she had went tail-wagging stupid at his admission.
The Summary of Lover Awakened
Emotionally wounded and tortured from his past as a slave, Zsadist finds he has little reason to enjoy his existence. As someone who has experienced a life filled with hatred and suffering, he has never known what joy and laughter life can bring. His cold and dark exterior is part of what makes him a ruthless vampire warrior feared by all. His aggression has intensified to the extreme ever since Bella was kidnapped by their enemy, the lessers. He has alluded any kind of peace since she went missing. Despite all the obstacles, Zsadist finally rescues her and later realizes he is having a more difficult time facing his feelings for her.
Bella is grateful for the lengths Zsadist went to in order to rescue her and becomes instantly aware of the bond they share. The more she encourages Zsadist to explore this desire they have for one another, the more Zsadist retreats. They desperately need each other, but Zsadist’s insecurities and inner turmoil constantly push Bella away. While Zsadist is determined to eliminate the enemy and avenge her, Bella is determined to convince him they deserve a chance at a future together. Only time will tell if this woman can awaken the passion and hope inside this emotionally tortured warrior…
“And I can’t stop myself.” He squeezed his eyes shut. “Christ…I can’t breathe for knowing that bastard is out there. He has to die.”
Fear and gratitude and something altogether warm squeezed her chest. On impulse, she leaned in and kissed him on the lips.
He jerked back with a hiss, eyes wider than if she’s slapped him.
Oh, hell. Why had she done that? “I’m sorry. I’m sorry, I – -“
When she would have shot out of bed, his hand clamped on her arm. “That was my first kiss, okay? I just didn’t expected it.”
Bella stopped breathing. How was that possible?
“Oh, for chrissakes, don’t look at me like that.” He let go and went back to staring at the ceiling.
His first kiss…”Zadist?”
“Will you let me do that again?”
There was a long, long pause. She inched over to him, pushing her body through the sheets and blankets.
“I won’t touch you anywhere else. Just my lips. On yours.”
Turn your head, she willed him. Turn your head and look at me.
And then he did.