I read this phrase somewhere in the last few weeks (don’t ask me where, I wish I could attribute it, but zombie children ate my brain). It prefaced a description about how some romance characters are drawn. And I thought…I’ve not really read any. I though this until last night. *sigh*
Now, I’m about half way through the book, so it could be that there’s a reason why the heroine exploded in the hero’s face over an obvious misunderstanding. The main reason at the moment seems to be create a bit of conflict before the next part of the plot kicks in. But then the heroine might be a bit crazy anyway.
I know I would be, if I was in trouble and running away with a man who took me to his ex as a safe hideout. It’s not that bit, I’d be worried about. Ex-wife – cue insecurity and jealousy. The ex is of course, gorgeous, still has the hots for the hero and, naturally, is a bitch. Now cue, lack of sympathy from the reader. No, the bit I’d be concerned about–the heroine wants to form a relationship with the hero, after all–is the way he cuddles, drools and generally fawns all over the heroine…in front of his ex-wife. And this upsets the ex-wife. He doesn’t seem concerned…and our mood swinging psychopath heroine? She’s exultant that he’s cuddling, drooling etc. with no concern for the ex-wife either. *sigh*
Here endeth the rant. Back to reading, lol