I can't do this post without featuring James Dean.
The original bad boy hero.
The idea behind behind the bad boy is that there's a kernal of good. Right?
Somehow the combination of that smidgen of good is just enough to force the bad boy into the Knight in Shining Armor.
My theory, though is that the bad boy is more misunderstood than really bad. I mean, come on. Is your heroine going to fall in love with a coldhearted killer? A deadbeat, wino, drugdealer? No.
The thing about that heroine that makes her special is her understanding of the hero. He doesn't trust it at first because there's been no one else, but of course, in the length of the novel, the Bad Boy Hero finally finds contentment and peace...and love. :D Yay love!
My all time favorite Bad Boy?
Ren McCormack. He's defiant. He's goodlooking. He can dance... :D
For what it's worth, the bad boy can be combined with any of the other hero types we in our list. The bad boy might be a beta or an alpha, tortured or a tycoon....
Because of characters played by James Dean, the bad boy has earned his own label.
Don't forget to visit Penny Dune's blog, A Lifetime to Love where she's going to talk about the Paranormal Hero.