So I did a Google image search for sexy men with red hair and well....let's just say they're as hard to find as a virgin in a contemporary romance. Don't get me wrong, I found plenty of red-haired men, they were easy to find...but those that look like they belong on the cover of a heated romance novel...uh...not so much. Truth be told you don't see that many red-heads as leading men in movies so why would novels be any different right. That's a shame though. Kevin McKidd and Sean McGowan are two specimens that proves the red-heads can not only hold their own, but give Batman and Thor a run for their money. I'm not really sure just how into a red-headed male lead I am, but I'm willing to give them a try. None of my character in my House of Dragons series are red-heads but maybe later down the line.
On the flip side of the same coin, when I paired sexy and red hair together in a Google search there was no shortage of gorgeous women with flame coloured locks of every shade. I guess when we think of sexy red-heads the first thing that comes to mind in a feisty female. I love the looks of Isla Fisher, Amy Adams and Emma Stone. It's like a cross between the fire we expect from a red-head tempered with a bit of cute innocence.
Another trait I've noticed when it comes to red hair characters is that when an author wants to make their heroine a spit fire with a temper to match, she's always a red-head. I've yet to read a novel with a demure, even-tempered, submissive heroines with a mane of fire. Not saying that brunettes or blondes are such, just that a red-head never is. I guess the personality come with the hair. I could be wrong.
I think I'm bios towards heroines with red hair. As soon as their physical appearance is described as such I think, '...huh she's going to give him hell...' and I like heroines who give their male counterpart a bit of trouble.
So I don't need to be told that female red-heads are sexy....my question is....are the men? Tell me your thoughts on whether or not they're leading man material.
And that's my naughty thoughts on fiery gingers.
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