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Sorry, I can’t resist quoting Jack Nicholson in As Good as It Gets when he’s asked how he can “write women” so well:
“I think of a man and I take away reason and accountability.”
So what I do is think of a woman and remove: over thinking things, femininity, the ability to find household items at a moment’s notice, and being excessively verbose. Among other things.
I’m wondering now how many men read romance novels. I’ve never known one, but that doesn’t mean anything. However, statistics do show that women are the primary readers of romance. I think it’s in our DNA.
Madison, I think the hero you are speaking of is my hero, too. It doesn’t even matter if he’s “classically” good looking (lately there are descriptions of heros with full lips, I’m thinking Brad Pitt) but the fact that he only has eyes for his woman is what makes him drop dead gorgeous.