What makes a man sexy?
For me it’s confidence, humour, arrogance and power.
I like a firm handshake, a steady gaze and the strength to chop open a coconut with a machete (though not all at the same time, obviously!).
Mediterranean men are sexy because they love women.
Greek men are sexy because they’re just so macho.
Tortured men are sexy because they tear at our heartstrings.
Sheikhs are sexy because….well….because they just are.
Every character I write is different, but for my latest hero I strayed into uncharted territory. Titus Alexander is an English aristocrat. Actually, he’s a Duke.
I pictured someone who had been born with every advantage a man could ever want. Someone privileged and powerful – with a huge country estate and a fabulous London townhouse. The kind of man who would be a marital target for every ambitious woman in the country.
Step forward Roxy Carmichael.
Roxy was once a member of a famous girl-band called The Lollipops, before she fell on hard times.
Now she’s cleaning other peoples’ houses and singing her heart out in a seedy nightclub.
Explosive chemistry might sizzle between this sexy has-been and the posh playboy, but it’s never going to be more than a fling.
Or is it?
I love stories of opposites attracting and I particularly liked the way that Roxy stood up to this tricky man who was born with a silver spoon in his mouth.
What kind of men do you find sexy – and would you include Damian Lewis in their number?