Okay not literally. Or not unless you're at primary school and a bright-eyed seven year old with very good manners has his eye on you and your sherbet dib-dab.
"The man carries the book," is a quote from Laura Kinsale.
Now, I love Laura Kinsale. I'm a freakish Laura Kinsale fan girl. I read her books on my kindle and then I buy them in paperback just so I can stroke them on my bookshelves.
Damn it, I BELIEVE in Laura Kinsale.
So when she tells me that the man carries the book, I am forced to believe it must be true, because to doubt Laura Kinsale would be like discovering fairies don't exist (don't even say it).
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But what does she actually mean?
The point she - and the wicked wits behind Beyond Heaving Bosoms (Sarah Wendell and Candy Tan of Smart Bitches, Trashy Books fame) - are making is that you can have a romance novel with a too-stupid-to-live heroine as long as your hero cuts the mustard.
Heroes are what makes or breaks a romance.
So my question to you, ladies and gentlemen, is... what makes the perfect hero?
If you're struggling to remember, I cordially invite you to check out MY best romantic heroes of all time from book, stage and screen. With pictures. Make sure you have a hankie for that drool.
Complete these ten questions.... and find out what everyone else thinks!
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