Who are your favourite romantic heroes?
My image of the Romantic Hero has always been that of a complex character, with secret conflicts hidden beneath a sophisticated and ruthless façade. Their personal code of honour is god to these brooding iconoclasts; loss, suffering and alienation are the price they pay to uphold that honour in true heroic fashion.
The idea of taming of this dominant male thrilled my feminist heart with girlish fantasies. Still does, actually, although I’m no longer a feminist and modern romance heroes are rarely forceful and too often politically correct.
When I started looking for my three favourites, I found I was in love with an alarmingly high number of romantic heroes. After much gnashing of teeth, I whittled my heroes down to...read the complete article and come join the conversation over at For Books Sake.