Monday, April 12, 2010
Male On Monday: McDreamy or House?
Can I make this post MALES on Monday…in the plural, pretty please? At least, in the duo?
You see, I stumbled into a dilemma when I start writing this piece. Since I have a surgeon hero out in Silhouette Desire right now, BILLIONAIRE, M.D. and a MAN OF THE MONTH, my thoughts turned naturally to those doctor hunks who’ve been raising feminine blood pressure for decades now on TV.
My dilemma lay in that there were/are too many hunky docs in the history of medical series!
So I pitted them against each other in a survivor sort of elimination. But I couldn’t get down to only one. In fact, I ended up with two who epitomize totally different aspects of the alpha male model.
Dr. Shepherd is much like those doctors I wrote about when I wrote my Medical Romances. Hunky, with an incredible mane of hair, a great bod, and amazing blue eyes that can and do say so much. Professionally, he’s brilliant, constantly on the rise and at the top of his game in one of surgery’s most demanding and precarious fields, neurosurgery.
On the personal front, he’s what sends females of all ages sighing. He’s sexy, supportive, determined, romantic, passionate, committed and faithful. What more could a woman possibly ask for?
The man is brutally critical, scarily insightful and ruthlessly exposing and demolishing of all others. Yet, we forgive him. We do more than that, we love him for it. We can’t get enough. At least, I can’t! Is it because he’s so mind-numbingly intelligent and resourceful, almost inhuman in his knowledge, deduction and grasp of any situation we feel he warrants we award him his own set of rules, and bestow on him far higher tolerance levels? Or is it, coupled with all that, we as nurturers and fixers, feel he’s an injured soul and we want to heal him, make him find peace and happiness and…let’s face it, tame that ultimate bad and ultimately self-sufficient boy?
So tell me, everyone, how can we love such diametrically opposite alpha males? And if you do love them both, why? And which do you think would make a more interesting hero for a romance?
As a tiny incentive to stimulate discussion, and to celebrate my Man of The Month release, I'll pick three comments to win a copy of BILLIONAIRE, M.D.
So bring on the comments!