|The front covers don't really look that much different than a modern day Mills and Boons to be honest. Pretty girl, possesive bloke looking down her cleavage...|
The heroines are opiniated women who stood out from the crowd, who didn't necessarily meet the criteria for being great beauties, have a tendency towards big hair and a ready wit, and to whom basic mathematics comes as second nature, especially where accounting is concerned.
|Alright, may be not hair QUITE this big...|
And the heroes are every bit as alpha as a modern day historical hero (confusing I know,) but somehow I find them more appealing. They just seem a bit more heroic somehow. Perhaps they don't spend quite so much of their time pitying their lot in life but instead seem to accept that looking after the heroine should be as natural as breathing, rescuing them from every disaster the heroine's big hair and ready wits gets her into with a calm manner, patient beyond belief, and still manage to leave you thinking that it will be a marriage of equals and that the pair of them will be friends as well as lovers.
Does anyone else prefer older styles of heroes and heroines, or it is just me? I've got to think that it's probably just me and pregnancy hormones are scrambling my brain as surely all those big publishing houses are only serving out the kind of stories we all want to hear...