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The Perfect Hero

Kate Cuthbert, Escape Publishing, gives us a peek at her choice of the perfect hero.

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Does he exist? It’s a question I get asked an awful lot (often followed up with something along the lines of, ‘doesn’t reading romance novels give women unrealistic expectations?’). My answer is that yes, the perfect hero exists. But with an article change – namely ‘the’ to ‘my’. Because all readers are different, we all need different things from our heroes. That’s why a romance novel hero doesn’t have to be perfect – but he does have to be perfect for his heroine (or hero).

However, last week, in an orgy of wine and good food, Escape Artists Lily Malone and Eliza Redgold baked up a recipe for their perfect hero – and challenged me to concoct mine. I never back away from a good challenge, so here we go.

My perfect hero:

is playful.

patrickswayzeWhile a bit of angst only makes the ending sweeter, I can’t go past…

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Award Winning Author; RWA RUBY Nominee; Diploma in Proofreading, Editing and Publishing; Published author since 2012; Debut Author with Harlequin's digital pioneer, Escape Publishing.

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