Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Why I Love Fictional Heroes (Part I)

This post is written from the heroine's point of view, hence the first person POV. *Cough*

Top Ten Reasons I Love Fictional Heroes

10. He's hot - even if it's in that quirky, or needed-to-get-to-know-him-to-see-it way. Whatever. He bakes my cookies.

9. He's smart. He's got answers. And he usually has a side-kick (or mentor) that can help a lot too.

8. Dude's got skillz. Doesn't hurt if he's a MacGyver-cum-Bond-esque para-military-slash-superhero hero, either. Just sayin'. (And if you're too young to understand those references, don't tell me. It makes me feel old).

7. That raw, manly strength that can beat down doors to run to my aid, can also be tenderly restrained when touching me. Momma likes self-control. Yes, she does.

6. He has resources at his disposal. It may be supreme wealth, supreme power, supreme ability-no-one-else-has, or the power to pin me with his eyes. Whatever. He has the goods.

5. Speaking of Eyes... Honey looks me in the eye. A lot. He's not afraid to let me in the windows to his soul. And while I'm there, he may occasionally smolder...

4. He's affectionate. Even if he's never let himself be caught holding hands in public before, he loves me so much he can't keep his hands off me - even in the G-rated pages. I'm that special.

3. He loves me more than he's ever loved any woman he's ever met. Ever. And when he get confused by the jealous flash of a thigh from an ex, or other such trivialities, all he has to do is look into my eyes to remember where he really wants to be...

2. Hero is a good kisser. Just the right kind: No helicopter tongues. No slobbering messes so I have to wash my face after we make out. No engulfing half my face so I'm breathing in his asophagus. Hero has mastered the mouth-dance. And we can get jiggy for a long time.

1. He wants me - but he loves me enough to wait until I'm ready. Oh, yes, does he want me.  And when he's implementing point number two, sometimes he trembles because his unquenched desire is almost overwhelming in the rush of touching my G-rated skin.


Your Turn: What is it about fictional heroes / heroines that works? What makes reading them a delicious experience?


  1. This makes me want to go read a good book, if you know what I mean ;)

  2. *Snort* Oh, yes. Mama knows what you mean....

  3. Love it! I think I need to go WRITE a good book. ;o)

  4. Hahahaha. You gave me a good giggle while eating my lunch. Thanks for that. :-)

  5. All great assets a hero should have:) Hehe

  6. Perfect description! :) Also, 'he bakes my cookies' has now been introduced to my vocabulary and probably will stay there for a long, long time. :)