February 2, 2013
Let's Talk: This New Trend of Controlling Men in Books
I know I cannot be the person that is noticing this new trend that is taking place in romance novels. Lately it seems every book I read the leading man is controlling and mildly possessive.
I have never been one to pick a work of fiction apart. I also make a point not to judge a book based on what would happen in the “real world". I usually take fiction for what it is, a made up story. I think that is why I have been falling head over heels for these controlling men in every story that I read, it’s just harmless fiction. At least that is the excuse I am going to use.
I am normally all for girl power and urging girls to leave that jerk when I even hear telltale of a controlling man, so I am not sure what has come over me. Deep down I want to be like "hell no girl, ***** slept with two other woman? Dump that loser"; (the stars are to avoid spoilers if you haven't read the book I am referencing). What ends up happening instead is I am totally rooting for the girl to take him back!! UGH!! What's wrong with me?
What? The man is tracking her cell phone to a bar and stalking her to pick her up? Why is it that I am finding this hot!! As much as I want to be like "Really? You're going for that guy? You need your head checked", I do the exact opposite. I end up barreling through the pages falling in love with these jerks.
I'd be lying if I said a guy going through whatever means possible to get the girl he wants wasn't hot; as odd as it is I find it romantic. I can't believe I typed those words!! It is so embarrassing, but it's true. Having a guy do whatever it takes no matter how creepy to win me over is the new aged fairy tale... and I am sadly a sucker for it. I'd also be lying if I said having a guy knockout another guy for talking to me because he was so jealous wasn't hot. Hearing the words "You're Mine" just makes my heart go pitter-patter and I know it's so wrong.
On the other end of the spectrum I can understand why some women aren’t into this new trend. I wish I was one of them but I am weak. I really want to hear from you on this. Are you for or against this new trend? Why or why not?
Sick in the head
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