Book Tools: Love Them or Hate Them?

For me, there is nothing worse than a book tool.

You know the type, muscled, man whore, a history of violence or violent acts, foul mouthed, all round bad boy implied. Not to sound stereotypical, but they almost all have tattoos or body art, dimples, a permanent half smirk, long sooty lashes and usually financially comfortable. Now when did we all decide that this Neanderthal, was in fact, our ideal man?

Did I miss that meeting?

We live through our characters when story lines are seen through the eyes of a female protagonist, so surely we must enjoy the sexually suggestive connotations thrown into every sentence that he aims in her direction, seeing our leading lady is typically a virgin or sexually inexperienced. Well, who can blame them, they all seem to come from broken homes, which probably explains why they find themselves ourselves willing to give up their virtue so quickly to the first penis that gravitates towards their vagina.

Yes, I said vagina.

Why are the same books being churned out that are the same tired storyline as the last? Is the young female book reader really that interested in hearing the same story of Travis Maddox again, as one example.

I for one want a polar opposite to grace my pages. The intelligent male, a quirky personality, humorous, with a noble profession. He doesn't need to have bedroom eyes or an attractiveness that makes panties drop... Just a genuine, realistic, down to earth male character.

Is that too much to much to ask?


  1. Haha I love this, and it is quite true what you're saying here! These type of male characters seem to be the ongoing trend 'now a days', and perhaps it would be more of a shocker once a book breaks out of this never-ending-swooning-pantie-dropping male figure 'curse' ;)

    Florentine @ Readiculously Peachy

    1. Hey Flo, thanks for stopping by.
      I think we've all become hungry for these man whore bad boys. It must be the novelty of finding this Neanderthal man and morphing him into marriage material, ridiculously unrealistic, but we still literally inhale these male protagonists.


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