What makes a hero adorable? Is it because he’s good looking? Built like a body-builder? Or is it because he has a funny personality?
Well, I happen to think it’s all the above plus more! If the hero doesn’t know how to treat the heroine – he’s rude to her, doesn’t respect her, or doesn’t want to do special things for her – then he isn’t a very good hero, in my opinion. Heroes can start out with faults in the beginning of a story. They can even be a little bit immature. Let’s face it…nobody is perfect. Right? Stories are about character development. It’s not fun to read about a perfect hero all the way through the story. At least not for me.
When I write a story, I want to make my hero physically attractive, but usually there’s something about him the heroine doesn’t like. Usually it’s because they’re a rogue and the heroines are after a family man.
Regardless, slowly and surely, the hero becomes more adorable in the heroine’s eyes by their actions—by the way they make my heroines laugh, and by the way they enjoy a flirtatious conversation. It may be the little things he does to help his family (or hers) or strangers in town.
Several years ago, I started writing a sweet Regency romance series about three brothers: Trevor, Tristan, and Trey Worthington. I fell in love with all three of these heroes, but it didn’t stop there. Especially when their common friend, Dominic Lawrence, Lord Hawthorne, was introduced into the story. He has a roguish attitude that’s hard to overlook, and I couldn’t help but want to give him a story, too.
All of my heroes have faults, although they may be gorgeous and charming men. heehee But each one had to grow in the story. Each one has their own obstacles to overcome, and of course they must fall in love with the heroine even if they fight it all the way.
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Marie Higgins is a best-selling, multi-published author of Christian and sweet romance novels; from refined bad-boy heroes who make your heart melt to the feisty heroines who somehow manage to love them regardless of their faults. She’s published 30 heartwarming, on-the-edge-of-your-seat stories and broadened her readership by writing mystery/suspense, humor, time-travel, paranormal, along with her love for historical romances. Her readers have dubbed her "Queen of Tease", because of all her twists and turns and unexpected endings.
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