Friday, February 8, 2013

Heartbreaker Blog Hop - Music, Movies, and Books




 I write sweet romance that always ends with a Happily Ever After. http://tinyurl.com/aq49gwa 
However, my favorite romance with my all time favorite heartbreaker does not end that way. 


If you can watch this youtube video for the Way We Were without your eyes tearing than you're  a better person than I am. Just listening to the song as I write this blog makes me teary eyed. 


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In the movie, Robert Redford's character, Hubbell is my perfect heartbreaker. He is smart, sexy, an all American officer and a gentleman with a hint of bad boy. And he breaks Katie's heart as well as mine. The heart wrenching  story only adds to the attraction. My favorite scene is in the middle of the movie when  Hubbell and JJ are sailing. JJ asks Hubbell to list his best years. Hubbell replies, 1941, 42, 43.... all the years he knew Katie. 

Any time I hear the theme song I immediately picture the end of the movie. Hubbell sees Katie across the street from the Plaza Hotel. I reach for a tissue. By the time he crosses the street my sobbing is out of control. I can quote verbatim the dialogue in that scene. For me it is the most memorable heartbreaking scene  in any book or movie.

Who is the  heartbreaker from a book or movie who has that affect on you? 


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36 comments:

  1. Nick Buchanan Great Giveaway..Thanks
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  2. I think Rhett Butler is the ultimate heartbreaker, although I did love Robert Redford in the Way we Were.

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  3. Gotta love Robert Redford. My heartbreaker Jesse from This Man.
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  4. gotta love the classics. I've been hopping all day and really can't come up with a favorite heartbreaker! There are so many great ones out there!

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  5. We all want to love a Heartbreaker. Maybe its because of his chiseled good looks, his bad boy attitude, or the mysterious nature of him. Some Heartbreakers are just that, they know what they got and how to use it to get what they want. Then there are those Heartbreakers that don’t even realize that they are doing it. The best part about a Heartbreaker is that there is always a woman that turns their world upside down until they realize it is love. I have read many Romance Novels over the years and have run into many memorable Heartbreakers and my favorites are usually the ones that don’t even know they are Heartbreakers! Some of my personal favorite Heartbreakers are :

    Kade Jamenson (Werewolf) from An Alpha’s Path. Kade is a sexy werewolf that will make you burn but a mishap with a potential mate makes him not think he will find love.

    Ian MacPhie (Vampire) from All I Want For Christmas is a Vampire. Ian is a heartbreaking Highland Vampire that was frozen in his immortality when he was only 15. With the help of his friend he is given a drug that helps him age to 28 so he could look like a man instead of a child after hundreds of years. He has no idea that he looks of a warrior and the lover.

    Lothaire Daciano (Vampire) from Lothaire. Lothaire is definitely a heartbreaker and his cocky attitude proves it! Thinks he’s a gift to women! Its just the sucker punch from a woman he doesn’t realize is his equal that brings him down a notch.

    Marius Parker from His Contrary Bride. Marius is every part the gentlemen but doesn’t realize he could also easily be the rogue!

    Benjamin Gateway from To Win His Wayward Wife. Benjamin doesn’t realize that he is a heartbreaker because the one woman he loved, he lost….or did he?

    Fury North (Human with Canine DNA) from Fury and Valiant North (Human with Feline DNA) from Valiant. Fury and Valiant are strong New Species and gorgeous to boot, but because they are damaged they doesn’t think they can hold onto to the women they love.

    Sigimor Cameron from Highland Conqueror. Sigimor is every bit the Highland Laird and warrior but can he hold onto to the beautiful English lady?

    Joshua Striker (Werewolf) from Alexandra’s Legacy. Joshua is a scared and battle hard enforcer for his pack and he thinks that he doesn’t have what it takes to make the women melt.

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  6. My favorite heartbreaker is Eric Northman from the Southern Vampire Novels. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  7. My favorite heartbreaker is Damon from the Vampire Diaries.
    Thanks for the chance!
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  8. For me the heartbreaker is a bad boy who goes kicking and screaming into love! When he falls he falls hard!

    The only heartbreakers I have encountered are literary! And my all time fav is Mr Darcy! Although, I am currently crushing on Zadist from the Black Dagger Brotherhood!

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  9. Thanks for the giveaway and participating in the hop!
    I think that Christian Grey from "50 Shades of Grey" is a good example of a heartbreaker. He used and abused Ana at first, but then came to his senses by book two.

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  10. I think Rhett Butler is the ultimate heartbreaker, although I did love Robert Redford in the Way we Were.

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  11. I love Robert Redford. I used to watch his movies all the time with my mom. I love the Way we Were!
    -Amber
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  12. I would say: Kresley Cole's Lothaire, Jeaniene Frost's Bones, JR Ward's Z & V, & Charlaine Harris's Eric :)
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
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  13. I have to go with Eric from Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood.

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  14. Eric from True Blood. *swoon*
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  15. Eric Northman!! Thanks for the great giveaway!! So many great prizes!! Happy Valentine's Day!
    Ashley A
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  16. 'The Way We Were' That was a great movie. Robert Redford...sigh! He was my heartthrob when I was younger. My favorite heartbreaker is Gibs on NCIS. You know he rejects every woman. Of course he's been married what 6 times? Can't remember.
    Keep writing so I can keep reading. Thanks for being in this super blog hop.
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  17. Eric from True Blood or Damon from Vampire diaries, love them both!
    Thanks so much for participation in the hop!
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  18. My favorite is Alex from Kiss An Angel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips!

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  19. OMG< I love Alex in Kiss An Angel! I never thought he was going to come around!
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  20. My favorite part of having a heart breaker is the world class groveling. Todd in Lauren Dane's Laid Bare is my perfect example.
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  21. Oo, Gibbs on NCIS. He's a good one. I like him.

    AnnaM.
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  22. I can't help but love that alpha hero who doesn't believe in love (at least not for him) & watching him fall hard, fast, & far -- such fun :)
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  23. My favorite heartbreaker is Barrons from KMM's Fever series. :D

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  24. My favorite heartbreaker is the one that your heart can’t live without. One of my best is Lucas from D B Reynolds book “Lucas” (Vampire in America series). Strong mind, well put together and tender when he needs to be.

    Judy Peterson
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  25. Rick from The Walking Dead. He'a complete hottie and a badass.

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    Mary
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  26. Broderick from Ransom by Julie Garwood
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  27. Kevin Costner in Robin Hood prince of Theives... He is a total heartbreaker and gets his lady in the end...My all time favorite movie besides the Princess Bride.

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  28. I love a hunky heartbreaker. Thanks for the hop.
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  29. One of my favorites is Justice from Justice by Laurann Dohner. Thank you for the awesome hop and giveaway!!! :)
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  30. Damon from Vampire Diaries. The amount of times he has turned away from Elena and then come rushing back (swoons)

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  31. Thanks for the chance to win!
    My e-mail is Sapphirekande@hotmail.com
    Kande

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  32. I've been enjoying alot of heartbreakers in the books I've been reading. Love Christian - FSOG, James - Up in the Air series, Jesse - This Man, the rockers in The Sinners - Backstage Pass, etc. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  33. I am a big fan of the Alpha heartbreakers! I love the strong possisive type! Not really into music or TV... Love my books!!!!
    Thank You for the Giveaway!!
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  34. I don't really have a favorite.
    thanks for the hop
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  35. Jack from Titanic. I know he didn't mean to be a heartbreaker, but his death made me bawl for days. I refuse to watch the movie ever again. I like heartbreakers, but I'm not a fan of bittersweet endings.

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  36. This might sound strange, but the hero that has that effect on me is Judd Nelson from The Breakfast Club. I think he is the bad boy that was a heartbreaker even though we didn't see him breaking too many hearts in the movie. also Jerry McGuire how can one not fall in love with him when he professes his love and says "You had me at Hello" sbereza22(at)gmail(dot)com

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