In celebration of “real” men.

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So many posts are written about female characters, but rarely do we discuss the men. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Rosanna.

Love, Lust, and Laptops

As I flit through the social media and romance channels, I hear so much about celebrating “real” women in romance literature. Heck, I have spouted off on this topic myself. However, it occurred to me that I’ve never read anything about celebrating real men.

Does it seem strange to do so? After all, romance is all about those buff, impossibly-delicious dudes who curl our toes. You know, the kinds who don’t exist so we authors have to create them.

Notwithstanding the perfect abs, full heads of hair and penchant for saving their women, I’d be willing to bet my last dollar that most of these unreal book boyfriends had their origins in some very real men. And why not? When I consider the real men who’ve been in my life, I’m struck by a few things.

Yes, they sometimes aggravate us. Sometimes they sit on the couch too much and…

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One thought on “In celebration of “real” men.

    Rosanna Leo said:
    February 25, 2014 at 7:57 am

    Thanks sp much for reblogging this post, Michelle!

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