Problem is, much as I love the Lord, church-going man never do all that much for me. Kind a man I like ain’t the kind that stays around when he done spending all you money. I made that mistake twenty years ago. (The Help by Kathryn Stockett, pg. 22)
So many women are attracted to men who are just not good for them. What is the allure of the “bad boy?” Rebellion, a hint of danger, the hope of being able to “help” him? The confidence, the sexiness? Even now, I love a good romance with an alpha hero, strong, independent, confident, assertive, but not steeping over the line into abusive. At least in the teaser above, Abilene realizes that she’s attracted to the wrong men and therefore has made the decision to “shut the door on that kind of business.” (pg. 22) Her life is too tough without the added complications a “bad boy” brings with him.
Personally, I’m thankful to love a “not too bad boy” who matured into a wonderful, good man.
Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Play along. I cheated, but the rules are easy. Grab your current read, open to a random page, and give us two teaser sentences. Remember, no spoilers.
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