Romance readers and writers love their fictional heroes. We love the tortured souls. We love the bad boys. We love the strong, battle-hardened warriors. We love the supernatural creatures with all their incredible, scary, wondrous powers and abilities. And we love arrogant billionaire/surgeon/detective/rock star who is forced to realize he loves and needs to love, too.
Many of us are also in serious relationships with real men. Whether boyfriends, partners, or husbands, it’s hard not to compare these real men we love to these fictional heroes we love to imagine. So, here are some ways Heroes and Husbands (or partners, boyfriends, etc.) compare:
A hero stops the bad guys and saves the day.
A husband kills the spiders and wipes up the blood splatter and broken-off legs.
A hero has cut muscles.
A husband has an average body that still feels totally great.
A hero has great hair.
A husband has a receding hairline, but you’ve been with him so long you remember his fuller, younger locks, and all the memories made since then.
A hero takes command of any situation.
A husband is smart enough to know he better take your opinion into consideration.
A hero has a tragic, tortured past he’s trying to overcome.
A husband has a regular screwball family just like the rest of us, and he has overcome whatever family drama he’s had to endure, with your help.
A hero is the king of all-night lovemaking and multiple orgasms.
A husband…er, yeah, I got nothing. ;)
A hero has fangs, or shifts into a wolf, or is a billionaire, or a rock star.
A husband knows how to fix your computer when it stops working, invests your retirement funds like a financial-planner pro, shifts into a handyman on demand, and plays Guitar Hero with you.
A hero lasts 300 pages.
A husband lasts a lifetime.
A hero loves his heroine above all else.
And so does a husband, and that’s why we love them both.
So, what did I miss? How else do heroes and husbands compare? And who are some of YOUR favorite fictional heroes?
Thanks for reading!
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