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September 24, 2013

Sexy Snipers and Bad-Ass Cops. Oh. My.

By Liz Everly

 Theme Week: Cops and Robbers. This week, some of the Lady Smut Bloggers will be writing about cops and robbers—and who knows where that’s going to go? So you won’t want to miss a post!

So you don’t know me. Not really. So I’m going to tell you a wee little about myself for the sake of drama, the sake of the story. I am a peace-loving vegetarian pagan who hates violence and guns. This might stem from the fact that I grew up surrounded by violence. My husband was a hunter before he met me and I made him give up his guns when we moved in together. I will not live in a house with a gun. Period.

So you can imagine how odd it felt to be kind of lusting after a man who was handling big guns when I visited the Writer’s Police Academy. Not the kind of lusting where I’d actually cheat on my husband, mind you, but the somewhat earthy lusting of a long-married woman who has, let’s say, a “lively” imagination. Grin.

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So, this man was not very tall. Neither am I. But he was thick–and really bad ass. I mean he is a sniper for the local SWAT team. And he was one of the most graceful men I’ve ever watched. Forget the ballet men. Give me a man dressed in black holding a huge gun, sliding his hands masterfully all over the weapons. Oh. My. God.

(And, um, did I just write that?)

So, the next day, he cinched the “new man in my fantasy” deal when he brought his daughters along with him. You could just tell what a proud dad he was. Ping, ping, ping. And then it dawned on me that he sort of reminds me of my husband. You know, all tough-guy on the outside and a sweetie inside. So much for my wild ass fantasy, which seemed to lead me straight back home to my husband.

But I started thinking about the bad-ass nature of this guy, a highly trained sniper that you just did not want to fuck with on the one hand, and on the other hand, a dad, and a man who feels he’s successful because he’s never had to shoot a person. This I think is the basis for the attraction many women and men feel for police, military, and so on. I’ve never been a woman who lusted after a man in uniform, but I found that a bad-ass man, who knows his way with guns, and has a heart? Yep. I could so understand that attraction.

As a romance writer, I couldn’t help but think of the Alpha-male in so many books. Purely the stuff of fantasy for me. I don’t like that kind of man at all. Usually. Grin. How about you? Is this the kind of man you lust after?

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10 comments

  • Post authorMadeline Iva

    I like the nerdy smart guys who happen to be cute. But…at the same time…I think that (contrary to some theories about men) there IS a nurturing side to men. And we see it in these protective roles, and we see it in guys who are great dads. And it’s hot. So I totally see what you mean, Liz. Totally.

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  • Post authorElizabeth Shore

    I’ve got no beef with a man in uniform. Nope. None at all . Thanks for the morning daydream, Liz. 🙂

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  • Post authorC. Margery Kempe

    I don’t think I could overcome my aversion to authority figures. Maybe it’s because the cops I’ve known we’re mostly assholes who belonged in a Jim Thompson novel, not romance.

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    • Post authorLizEverly

      Exactly the way I used to feel, Margery. 😉 But the more I get to know SOME of them…

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  • Post authorAngel Hawk

    I love a man who knows what he wants and does everything in his power to get it,a man who defends what is his. An alpha male,if that’s what you want to call it,can make you feel safe and cherished.💋

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    • Post authorLizEverly

      Thanks for commenting. Love the lips!

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      • Post authorAngel Hawk

        I always finish with a kiss. if you check my blog,you’ll see💋

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  • Post authorLizEverly

    Reblogged this on Liz Everly and commented:

    Sexy Snipers and Bad -Ass Cops. Oh. My.

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  • Post authorAlexa Day

    I tend to like them hyperintelligent, adventurous, and in better than average shape, but not too, too sweet — more of a good man than a nice guy. But I’ve definitely got a thing for uniforms and authority, and I have found myself staring at the butt of a gun in its holster and thinking, “There it is. That’s the place he would rest his hand.” 🙂

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    • Post authorLizEverly

      LOL! ME TOO! l 😉

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