Welcome to RNIC’s first BOOK HOTTIE BATTLE! Today we bring you a battle between two hunky Scots. I actually made a special request to author Melissa Blue to submit one of her gorgeous Scots, and it looks like some readers here had the same idea. But it also looks like we’ve all being craving a little Scottish brogue because I got several submissions for The Calum by Xio Axelrod as well. Who am I to disagree with the masses?
Today we have a battle between Ian Baird of Melissa Blue’s Under His Kilt, and C.J. “Duff” McDuff from Xio Axelrod’s The Calum. From the muscle definition popping on the book covers I can tell this will be an interesting match-up.
|Under His Kilt, Available At:||The Calum, Available At:|
In the left corner, flashing us a naughty grin, we have Hottie #1 – Ian Baird!
|Vices: Women and fine dining|
|Special Traits: He’s really good at banter–the silver tongued devil.|
|Favorite Quote: “Now tell me what you fantasize about. When it’s just you and your hand, what makes you come?”|
|Book Name: Under His Kilt|
|Author: Melissa Blue|
|Genre: Contemporary, Erotic|
Book Description: Jocelyn Pearson is determined to spend her last month as a twenty-something doing everything she’s too busy or scared to try. Her imagination runs wild and then fixates on Ian Baird. He’ll be working at the Langston Museum for a short stint as a consulting curator. He’s Scottish. He believes sex is fun to be had. He’s the perfect choice for a fling. She only has to get him break his rule about sleeping with co-workers. Seducing a man was on her bucket list…
Ian is no one’s fool and knows exactly what Jocelyn wants—him. If she didn’t work for the Langston Museum, he’d be more than happy to oblige any and every fantasy she desired, but she’s the curator. She’s sweet, inexperienced and well liked by everyone including the museum owner and director. Ian can’t risk losing such an important contact for his consulting business. Not even when everything within in him craves a taste of her.
When Jocelyn sets her sights on him, there’s no way Ian can deny her. They agree their affair will end in thirty days. No emotions, no entanglements, just sex. The closer the end date looms, they start to question if it’s possible to walk away. They’ll either have to come to terms of what they’ve become or stick to their original agreement.
And in the right corner, sporting a sexy accent and wicked wit, we have Hottie #2 – C.J. “Duff” McDuff!
|C. J. McDuff 'AKA' Duff|
|Vices: Scotch, sex, danger|
|Special Traits: Gorgeously soft Scottish accent|
|Favorite Quote: “I have a feelin’...” He placed a soft kiss on her cheek. “When ye wake up tomorrow, you’ll realize that this is the beginning of somethin’ amazing, and I’d like to be here when that happens.”|
|Book Name: The Calum|
|Author: Xio Axelrod|
|Genre: Contemporary, New Adult|
| Book Description:
Twenty-six is too old to believe in fairytales, but tell that to Lovie’s roommate. Convinced she’ll find a real life version of her ultimate book boyfriend, Calum MacKenzie, Jo drags Lovie to the Scottish Highlands. Lovie’s no cynic *ahem* but she knows The Calum is a myth. A construct. A freaking unicorn! And there are warmer places to spend Christmas vacation.
If Duff had his way, he’d never step foot in Inverness again. Only his best friend’s wedding, and his ailing grandmother, could bring him home. Duff’s plan is keep his head down and stay out of trouble. Hard to do when the groom targets a pretty blond tourist for one last conquest...
When Duff and Lovie meet, stones, sparks and insults fly. He’s instantly attracted to the sexy, sharp-tongued American. She’s just glad to have someone to hang out with, especially the bad boy with a mysterious past. Lovie is determined to learn his secrets, but as they grow closer, Duff is forced to choose between his best friend and his heart.
So there you have it. Who came out on top for you? Really I can’t see how any one can lose in this situation. Vote for your favorite hero in the poll box below. Feel free to lobby and rally in the comments below as well. This is a battle so cheer for the hottie of your choice!
You have until Saturday night (midnight) to submit your vote. Remember that a vote will only be counted if you select a winner in the poll box.