…or There’s No Accounting for Taste
I’m an avid reader of the M/M romance novels. There are many paranormal, urban fantasy, dystopian and military-themed books amongst my favorites. The biggest allure of the genre stems from the fact that it delivers a vast array of fascinating and lavishly written fictional male characters. Not only are they often incredibly physically attractive but also – and more importantly – lusciously psychologically complex and multi-dimensional. Naturally, there are certain characters types that I, as a reader with a psychology training, feel more drawn to than others. As I tend to cruise within the darker, edgier and grittier spectrum of the genre, my personal preference often leans towards the heroes with flaws, emotional scars and issues or even downright antiheros.
I’ve compiled a list of my Top Five M/M Character Types, solely based on the men I enjoy reading about, taking into consideration the qualities and personality traits I find most appealing. These are the characters, who capture my attention and make me burn the midnight oil while draining my Kindle’s battery. I set about this task with alacrity, mindful, however, of the fact that creating any synopsis requires categorizing and it may therefore stink of generalization and resemble a pathetic attempt of fitting square pegs into round holes. It is not my intention to fetishize in any way, either. Nevertheless, here it is.