Friday, February 8, 2013

Heart-breaking Bad Boys

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He really was very appealing.  Those types always are.  Pathological liars are always the most enchanting people you will ever meet and womanizers know how to flirt in the most earnest way.  The whole point is to make you believe you are the only female in the entire universe for them.  For two weeks.  They acquire endearing characteristics like the Venus Fly Trap has sweet syrup on its petals so the flies think this is the greatest find in their garden.  These guys might know how to cook, serenade you on their guitar or draw cute little cartoon figures on handmade cards to beg forgiveness for standing you up.  It was all a carefully crafted performance.  He was good.  He had the routine perfected.—Unspeakably Desirable by Barbara Morgenroth

Have you ever met one of these charming men?
I knew one.
He was everything a girl would dream of.
1) He was an actor, so that meant he was handsome.
2) He was a skier.  (Athletic and fit, not squidgy around the middle.)
3) He was a former Green Beret.  (Warrior spirit!)
4) He was a member of the Olympic Bobsled Team.  (Famous!)
5) He crewed on an America's Cup race.  (Fit, famous, warrior spirit and can swim!)
6) Need I go on?

He also played the guitar, did the drawings and flew his own plane.  He was in a movie doing it, a famous one, but I'll protect him and won't say which one.
What is a girl supposed to do with a man like this?  Does Mr. X qualify as a bad boy?
You're probably saying "What's wrong with this?"
Heck, nothing.  Provided it's all true.
Is it true?
Yes, I saw some photos, and yes, I did fly with him so I know he could at least pilot a plane.  
Then we get into a gray area.
How about missing a date because his friend was shot and he was at the hospital and there were no phones around?
Does Mr. X qualify for Bad Boy Status now?
Yes.  Mr. X is a Bad Boy.  He's a heart-breaker because you believe him and he's not serious.
In books, the love a good woman turns these bad boys around.  In real life, not so much.  So the best thing to do with a bad boy is to take them as seriously as they take you.  They're fun, they're terrific to have by your side at a party, they'll introduce you to activities you never imagined and then you'll part ways.  You will be richer for the experience.  He'll still be a heart-breaker and some day he, too, will have his heart broken because that's the way the world works.

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  1. Thanks for the giveaway and participating in the hop!
    I think that Christian Grey from "50 Shades of Grey" is a good example of a heartbreaker. He used and abused Ana at first, but then came to his senses by book two.

  2. Thanks so much for participation!

  3. For me the heartbreaker is a bad boy who goes kicking and screaming into love! When he falls he falls hard!

    The only heartbreakers I have encountered are literary! And my all time fav is Mr Darcy! Although, I am currently crushing on Zadist from the Black Dagger Brotherhood!

    Thanks for the heads up on the freebie!


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  5. Some boys are too bad and all they do is break hearts! A little bad boy is ok because it keeps life from being boring!

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  7. I love reading about heartbreakers! They are usually bad-boys, they’re witty, funny and sexy and the female population is drooling after them lol

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  11. I can't help but love that alpha hero who doesn't believe in love (at least not for him) & watching him fall hard, fast, & far -- such fun :)
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  12. Thanks for taking part in this fun blog hop. Love your giveaway!!

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  17. What a cute hat... thanks for being part of the hop.

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