When I read a great book, I’m breathless when I’m done. I feel like I’ve made friends and enemies, visited new or exotic places, and been given a thrill-a-minute ride that I’ll remember for a long time after I come to The End.
I think this is why I love suspense so much. I adore sitting on the edge of my seat, wondering what will happen next. And I think this is why I love certain characters more than others. Sure, there’s something to be said about deep personalities or an emotional journey in a story, but you know what really gets me jacked up? That Dark, Sexy Male Lead that makes you forget you’re married to or dating another man. And we’ve all done it. Oh, come on, admit it. You’re as vulnerable as I am about these men. And who wouldn’t be? They’re perfectly imperfect and just who we want them to be and, because they’re fictional, we can fantasize about them all we want without anyone else knowing about it!
This is the wonderful thing about storytelling. You read about a character and are given tidbits and little clues into their personality, and the rest is left to you to fill in courtesy of your imagination. I think this is why the Dark, Sexy Male Lead appeals on so many levels. They’re good looking. They’re edgy. They’re strong and they stand up for what they believe in, regardless of the outcome. And they’re vulnerable. And yep, it’s that last one that really gets my blood pumping because my imagination can have all sorts of fun with their vulnerability. For me, I engage with the Dark, Sexy Male Lead on a personal level and that just makes him even more uber sexy.
I love a Dark, Sexy Male Lead who has to make a stand and a difficult choice. I need to see him worry, but not too much, yet stay in control and command. He’ll make decisions that feel real, and he’ll never, ever, ever weaken because he’s in love with a woman. Nope. Not. Ever. He’ll love her to the ends of the earth, but he’ll never give up who he is for his relationship. Instead, he’ll partner with his woman, keep her by his side, and rely on her as much as she relies on him. He will be his own individual and expect that his woman will do the same.
Oh, but he’ll have his secrets, too. We’ll never know everything about him (hell, I’ve been writing about David Bellotti for over 8 years and he still keeps things from me) because it’s not our place, and that makes him all the more intriguing. And sexy, damn it.
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