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Hi, everyone! I’m so happy to meet you. Michelle has kindly invited me to blog about sexy pirates, buried treasure, pillaging, marooning, black flags surfing the wind… For years I’ve tried to stop lusting after “bad boys” and give the “good guys” a chance. And here I am, older, wiser, and still smitten with cutthroats. Am I a hopeless romantic or just hopeless?
A practical woman (who happens to be my little sister) explained to me once why panting after “bad boys” is infantile and pointless. She said life was hard enough without having to deal with a heartless bastard or the eternal infant, Peter Pan, who refuses to grow up and assume adult responsibilities.
Years have passed. I am not yearning for the “bad, mad, and dangerous to know” anymore. I outgrew the fantasy. I know the “good guys” possess the heroic qualities I admire in men. Grown women prefer gentlemen. So why instead of reading romances and watching movies that feature well-behaved nerds, our eye roves toward the lusty rover? What is it about swashbuckling buccaneers and ruthless corsairs that make our hearts beat faster?
We all know those men were killers, robbers, rapists. They weren’t nice. They were rum soaked ruffians, who’d cut your heart out for a few pieces of eight. And yet, we immortalize them. We root for them. We find them irresistible. It’s the pirate’s bed for us…
As for the boys… When my wicked pirate got a second chance at “fixing” his life and taking back everything he’d lost, I knew instinctively that he would hesitate. His character dictated it. But it took me a while to figure out why: He was a little “in love” with being a pirate.
Why do men want to be pirates? Why do women want to be with pirates? Why must our heroes walk the thin plank, er, line, between good and bad? What makes a pirate a perfectly romantic male lead? And who is your favorite freebooter? You will never guess who mine is.
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