6 Common Male Archetypes: Beast, Charmer, Neanderthal, Ruler, Second Son, and Slave/Prisoner of War
When a writer creates a hero that's too many things, she has to fill the reader's expectations for that hero, plot-wise and romance-wise. Juggling too many and fitting them all in one book is difficult—though not impossible—and makes the story and the hero seem over the top.
When the hero unwittingly sleeps in the same room as the heroine in disguise and she watches him get undressed, lusting after him in plain sight When the hero discovers the heroine is female and sees her naked: either this sight is the moment of discovery or occurs nearly simultaneously, but on accident of course … Continue reading Two-for-One Trope Sighting! Heroine disguised as a male
When the hero really really wants the heroine, and intends to have her, yet while waiting for his chance, has sex with other women and later swears, "none of them meant anything" EXAMPLES: Baby V by Tara Oakes and Making Her His by Lucy Leroux Question for you Readers (please comment below): Under what circumstances … Continue reading Archetype Sighting! Pining but Philandering Hero