Hey guys! Welcome to the Tortured Heroes Blog Hop hosted by Candlelight Reads!
A tortured hero is someone who is struggling with an accident or something defining moment that has happened in his/her past. Mostly, it tends to be male heroes that are tortured. Think, Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice, and it’s typically romance stories will a strong tortured hero in it.
I don’t think I have a favorite tortured hero though. To be honest, I tend to not read much romance, but I find Mr. Darcy pretty hot. I guess I’ll discuss him.
I like that he can be so frustrating but you really can’t hate him. (Kinda like my sympathetic villains but not quite as bad, I don’t reckon. I mean he didn’t try to blow everyone up or something drastic like that.) He doesn’t want to get hurt again, so he tries not to let himself fall in love. I like that in a story, but in real life, that would totally get annoying. Or is it just me? I really don’t like whiney/needy guys.
I guess I think that it’s better to write or read about a tortured hero because it makes for good fiction. Admittedly, when I run across a tortured hero, I want him to have a HEA (Happy Ever After), and I want him to fall in love, live a good life without regrets, and move on from whatever it was that tortured him. It makes for good fiction. It really does.
What do y’all think? Do you like a tortured hero? Who’s your favorite? Leave me a comment and you will receive a free digital download of whichever of my books you want to read! Read Me Dead or Piercing Through the Darkness. Leave your name and email and preferred book.
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