The Webster's Dictionary defines a heartbreaker as, a person, event, or thing that causes heartbreak. For the romance reader, a heartbreaker can come in many forms, but when you put him with a well-developed heroine, well, it makes for one enjoyable romance novel.
The heartbreaker could be the bad boy who can't seen to help himself, or the good guy who ends up breaking the heroine's heart to pursue the greater good.
Which do you prefer? The bad boy draws the heroine in even though she knows he's bound to break her heard and leave her picking up the pieces. But can the bad boy be tamed? Well, it certainly takes the right woman. When I think of a bad boy, Rhett Butler comes to mind.
Rhett Butler was tall, dark and devishly handsome and he took what he wanted, namely Scarlet O'Hara. They just don't make hero's like that anymore. Even though Rhett and Scarlet fought like crazy, to a certain extent she was able to tame her bad boy, especially when the baby was born. If only Scarlet hadn't been such a selfish person, her love story could have turned out differently.
Or perhaps you prefer the the good guy who may truly have the heroine's well being in mind until faced with doing his part to help the greater good. Take for example, Ashley Wilkes
Ashley truly wanted what was best for Scarlet but he couldn't commit to her. He worshiped her from afar, always doing what was right instead of just going for it like Rhett Butler would have.
So, what's your favorite heartbreaker type? For me, well, it's simple. I'll take Rhett any ol' day. Scarlet, for God's sake, open your eyes!
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