That's right, my lovely readers -- it's a DOUBLE FEATURE!!
Sometimes fictional hotties come in pairs. Their fates intertwined from beginning to end. As such, it would be an injustice for me to rank one and not the other. As mentioned last week, I'm aware that I've been on a "superhero" kick and you may be suspecting another addition along those lines. These dudes aren't exactly superheroes, but they do possess a certain je ne sais quoi that separates them from jo-blow detective-like characters.
One is a sports agent while the other is a fair-haired ninja.
Have you guessed yet? This may be a stretch for some of you because if you're not a fan of a certain author by the name of Harlan Coben then you probably won't be familiar with these hotties. I must say that I'm shocked there hasn't been a movie or TV series or something because they are amazing characters who solve mysteries and extract revenge on the wicked.
Congrats to Myron Bolitar and Windsor "Win" Horne Lockwood III - you're # 6 & 7!! (in no particular order)
It saddens me that there are no faces that I can put to their names, but I'll do my best to break down their deservingness without help from visual aids.
Myron Bolitar is a former basketball star turned sports agent. Through his agency, atply named MBSportsReps, Myron battles for his clients in a multitude of fashions.
Got a contract dispute? Call Myron.
Want more endorsements? Call Myron.
Your estranged daughter's been kidnapped and being held for ransom in China by pirates? Myron's your guy.
He has a witty sense of humour, takes his Yoo-Hoo's shaken (not stirred) and stands at 6' 4." Sure, he lives with his parents, but their relationship isn't that of a typical-in-your-30's-living-at-home kind of deal and makes him even more endearing. Myron's always willing to lend a hand and (I imagine that he) does it with a twinkle in his dreamy eyes.
However, Myron wouldn't be complete without his BFF and more-than-occasional partner-in-crime: Win. In the earlier books, I was more infatuated with Myron than Win (for personal biased reasons) but as the series continued I found myself seriously drawn to Win.
He's a slender, blonde WASP who has more money than he knows what to do with. From a prominent family, Win appears like a typical country-club wussy but make no mistake -- he could take Andre the Giant's down in a split-second. Win holds a sixth-degree blackbelt in Tae Kwan Do. His access to cash, random connections and the amusement he finds in dolling out cans of whoop-ass on those who harm his tiny inner circle make him the perfect chocolate counterpart to Myron's peanut putter. Sure, peanut butter is delicious, but wrapped in chocolate makes it infinitely more scrumptious. Granted, Win's a notorious womanizer and keeps his cards glued to his chest but has the wherewithal to show up when the chips aren't in Myron's favour.
They joke and laugh to keep things light (as light as Win can be, anyway) but underneath it all, they would do anything for each other. It is the friendship between them that makes their hottness jump off the page and into my dirty little mind.
If you haven't read any of Harlan Coben's books, get to your nearest library or hop onto Amazon. He is a brilliant writer and creates wonderful characters who wind their way through read-in-one-sitting plot twists. That being said, my ultimate favourites are his series with my two hottie-mc-totties. Each one focuses on a specific sport, so there's the added bonus of reading about the lives of famous atheltes. As such my personal favourite is Drop Shot, which is about a tennis starlet. The newest book in the series comes out in March of next year (weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!).
Oh, did I mention they both worked as secret agents for the government? Oh yes. They certainly did.
Welcome to the list boys!