Reader confession time. Oh yes. This is a given for SO MANY of us. The majority of us, I think.
Why do we want it so difficult? It’s hard. It’s tumultuous. It’s angsty. It’s addictive. AND. IT. HURTS!!!!!! But it’s fun and it’s real.
And therefore… it’s fulfilling, and titillates all of our book-romance needs.
Lisa: Definitely forbidden. And broken, but I only like my Heroes broken. Or brooding, or sullen, or damaged or quiet/uncommunicative, or…is it getting hot in here? And if you put the word angst, ansty, angstier, angstiest…or that it will break my heart, I’m all over it like a crack whore!!
Jean: Magic word there…..broken! They need me! Lol.
That’s the thing, right? WE are the ones for them. We can be patient for them. We can understand them. We can be their very best friend. We can be their safety. We can let them be THEM. And we can love them the best.
And in turn… they can love US the best.
Oh sure, the process won’t be easy. In fact, it will be exhausting, but the passion. OMG. The passion. The intensity. The need. The want. The love.
R: Probably my favorite trope!
Maryse: Mine too. To this day… I’m ALWAYS on the search for the next BIG book heartbreak/love affair with the most difficult-to-love (but oh so worthy in his own way) man.
Northernstar: Love ‘em so broken! And even better I love ‘em when they have withdrawn and are reclusive….sigh.