Lately I’ve found that I have become bored….with handsome heroes. I don’t know why, except that in just about every novel I read the hero is devastatingly handsome. I remember when I was in college and my cousin and I came across a picture of some handsome actor and she looked at me and said, ‘chances are our husbands won’t look like this.’
Let’s be honest people, we’re not all going to think our spouses are breathtaking from the moment we lay eyes on them. And frankly, I’ve walked enough of this earth (and hopefully you have to) to realize that we’re not all going to marry the most attractive guy in the room.
But that’s not to say that most men are not without their attractions. Maybe they’re just ordinary initially, but once you get to know them they become breathtaking. That, is the kind of book that I want to read. Frankly, it helps to get rid of the insta-love and lust that often happens in romance novels
And so, has anyone read any books where the hero is not described as super handsome? Any ordinary heroes out there? Anyone else tired of the handsome hero?
3 thoughts on “Monday Musings….Handsome Men”
Hahaha love your thoughts in this post! I think Jace from Jaye L. Knight’s Ilyon series isn’t described as handsome. Also Conor from C.E. Laureano latest series was definitely NOT handsome in the beginning (at least I thought he wasn’t). I feel like some of the ordinary heroes come infrequently now a days.
In Regina Jennings’ ‘A Most Inconvenient Marriage’ it was quite amusing when the heroine, Abigail, had to keep reminding herself that her first impression of the hero, Jeremiah, was that he wasn’t classically attractive.
I do get tired of the sort of the story where the heroine finds herself drawn to the hero’s handsome appearance, even though she doesn’t necessarily like his mannerisms, choices or attitudes.
Yes! Since when did good looks become a replacement for everything….