We're all attracted to, at a minimum, the idea of 'the bad boy.' Come on. Admit it.
Angelus over Angel. (bad) Damon over (good) Stefan. Draco over Harry. Vegeta over Goku. Pacey over Dawson.
Okay, that last one was pretty weak, but you get the idea. And I may have once again cemented my nerdiness by referencing Dragonball Z. :) Anyway...
We love the imaginary bad boys in books, movies, and television. Is it because we picked the good guy in real life? Maybe. Or is it the idea of changing them? Redeeming them in some way? I don't know. But we (at least I) love them.
Then I read The Hunger Games trilogy, and I fell in love with the boy with the bread. Peeta Mellark. I won't spoil anything, but he is kind, wise, lovable, understanding, encouraging. You name a good quality, and it probably describes him. He's why I gobbled up the three books in about four days (hey, I have to work and sleep at some point). I apologize for neglecting all blogging responsibilities. My manuscript got the cold shoulder as well, so you all aren't alone.
Do I think I'm done with bad boys for good? No. I'll still drool over Draco and curse all that is Goku, but there's a special place in my heart for Peeta. The boy with the bread.
Who are your preferred bad boys? Did you read The Hunger Games? Peeta or Gale?