I think Hugh Jackman would make a great Duke. Yes, he is masculine and heart-stoppingly handsome, but not just that. He displays the most attractive mix of intelligence and humor and his eyes. He can also turn ferocious in a blink. I’d love to see him staring at me from across a crowded ballroom. **Swoon!**
Fortunately, a few years and a few careers later, Anne found her way back to writing the stories she loves and in 2011 won the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart® for Regency Historical Romance. She lives in Maryland with her husband (who, sadly, is not a peer of the realm-but a great guy nonetheless) and her three children, who try valiantly not to roll their eyes whenever she quotes Jane Austen. Her weaknesses include reality TV, cute-but-impractical shoes, and caffeinated beverages of all kinds.
My friends would say I would cast Hugh Jackman in anything because he’s..well, Hugh Jackman. But that simply isn’t true. So far I’ve only cast him as one of my historical heroes, Jack Wyndham, of BARELY A LADY. For Ian Ferguson of my ONCE A RAKE, the only person I ever seriously considered was a young Liam Neeson. No one else has the size, the effortless strength, and the kind eyes that Neeson does. And Ian isn’t really gorgeous. He’s manly. Can you think of anybody who does ‘manly’ better?
Bio: New York Times best-selling author Eileen Dreyer has won five RITA Awards from the Romance Writers of America, which secures her fourth place in the Romance Writers of America prestigious Hall of Fame. Eileen is an addicted traveler, having sung in some of the best Irish pubs in the world. Eileen also writes as Kathleen Korbel and has over three million books in print worldwide. Born and raised in Missouri, she lives in St. Louis County with her husband Rick and her two children.