I’ve already confessed to having a thing for names. Whenever I start to write a new romance, crafting the hero and heroine is pivotal for me. Names are as much a part of that as hair and eye color. Characters need a physical presence, a history and a name. I’m starting a new book now that I’d love your help with.
This hero runs an architectural salvage yard. He’s blue collar and hot! Muscled from doing hard physical work, he also runs a million dollar business. He’s twenty-eight years old and is a single parent to an eight year old tomboy daughter. I don’t think this guy would have a fancy name. He’s basic and earthy and, if asked, would say he’s a regular guy.
Now my question:
Is his name Ryan? Case? Or Austin?
Give me some help here and tell me your vote. What do I name this guy?