It’s time for a very important blog post about hair. More specifically, ROMANTIC HERO HAIR. Head hair, facial hair, chest hair . . . I want to hear your thoughts about all of it.
I’m four chapters into writing my current work-in-progress, titled Twin Sacrifice, and my protagonist has luscious long black locks, in a ponytail. Go ahead, you can laugh. (I did.) Long hair on guys tends to make me giggle, but I went for it because his girlish mane is integral to the plot. Now maybe you didn’t laugh, and you actually like the Fabio look on your romantic hero. If so, tell me why, you freak! (I won’t judge, really.)
What kind of hair do you prefer for romantic heroes? I’m a big fan of short, neat, black or dark-brown hair. However, if the hero is delicious in so many other ways, I’m willing to relax my standards. Jamie Fraser from Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series comes to mind. Jamie is a tall eighteenth century Scot with flowing long red hair and intense blue eyes. I typically don’t go for redheads in real life, but Jamie is a tremendous fictional character and oh so fine.
Onto facial hair . . . what’s your favorite look? I love a clean-shaven man wearing a subtle masculine aftershave.
And finally, chest hair: yea or nay? Although I’m not a fan of a forest growing on the guy’s chest, I don’t think I’m quite as picky on this hair “style”. As a former college swimmer, I had the pleasure of ogling some beautiful pectoral muscles that had been smoothly shaved (along with the rest of their bodies). The smooth look was quite nice, but I’ll also take a man with some manly chest hair.
And now we proceed from hero hair to hopping . . .
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