Swoony Saturdays – John Lawson

by | Jun 10, 2017 | Swoony Saturdays | 2 comments

Welcome! Welcome!

Swoony Saturdays are your opportunity to be introduced to a book hero who fits high quality hero characteristics. (okay, so he just makes us weak in the knees for all kinds of reasons, but you get the point)

The photos involved are chosen as the most representative of the heroes featured, so IF they look like someone you’ve seen before, that’s almost entirely accidental.

Who? John Lawson

Where can we find this dreamboat? True to You by Becky Wade (released June 2017)

Personality summary: John Lawson…whew, such a strong name for a strong guy, yet beneath all those layers of man-muscle is a surprisingly sensitive and vulnerable guy. He thinks and feels deeply, and has a strong sense of doing what is right. There’s certainly a hint of broodiness about him, but once someone moves beyond the initial intimidation, they’ll find a good-hearted, loyal, and kind man with a subtle-yet-fabulous sense of humor. There’s a quiet confidence about him which draws the heroine toward him from day one. Oh yes, he’s a swoony hero, but more importantly, when his focus is trained on a goal, he’s all in…and he’s focused on Nora 😊 Whew…

I have one word for you! Indubitable.

What makes us swoon?

Former Navy Seal (you know, that had to be up there in the column, right?)

Katie Donovan says, “He’s confident in a quiet way. Doesn’t need swagger or bravado or recognition.”



Quick wit, but subtle

Toni Shiloh says, “Carrying women out of the rain…” or from a misguided sprinkler system.

Is it too superficial to say…his abs?

He finds out what the heroine loves and shows his affections in memorable ways

Kissing level of such swooniness: John is definitely a 4-level kisser Steady. Strong, but with gentleness. Breathtaking.

Basic hero type: How can I meet this swoony mister? The consensus among the Dream Team is that John is a whole lot of Wentworth with a little Darcy thrown in for the broody-factor. DEFINITELY a hero you need to meet 😊

What does the author say about her creation? I loved John’s mix of capability and vulnerability.  On one hand, he’s a former Navy SEAL who’s incredibly proficient and confident and capable.  On the other hand, he’s a man wrestling with a challenging medical condition in specific and his identity in general.  I swooned over him because I sympathized with him so much.

Find out more about Becky Wade and hero John Lawson in True to You. Find it on Amazon here.

You can read my review here.

Kissing Levels & Hero Types


  1. Beth Erin

    John is completely swoony! 😍


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