M. J. Frederick knows about chasing dreams. Twelve years after she completed her first novel, she signed her first writing contract. Now she divides her days between teaching 4th grade students how to write and diving into her own writing, traveling everywhere in her mind, from Belize to Honduras to Africa to the past.
I love me some bad boys.
Dean Winchester from Supernatural
Tony Stark from Iron Man
Captain Jack from Pirates
Tim Riggins from Friday Night Lights
Doug Ross from ER
Sawyer from LOST
Alex Karev from Grey’s Anatomy
But the question today is WHY? What is it in ME that draws me to bad boys? Is it a nurturing thing, a need to take care of these damaged guys?
Is it a need to change the bad boy into a good man?
Is it a need for corruption? I'm essentially a Good Girl - do I need a balance of wildness?
Is it envy for the freedom Bad Boys have, the disregard for social mores?
Is it the need to know WHY they became that way? That’s what I wanted to know when I wrote my January 5 release, Breaking Daylight. My hero is a Bad Boy. In fact, he’s a bit of an ass. He has good reason, but my heroine Bella doesn’t give him an excuse. She calls him on his behavior, as though she can see the hero underneath. And eventually her patience pays off, and he becomes the man she deserves. So she doesn’t nurture him, and since she’s a rebel herself, doesn’t need the wildness. She does need his fearlessness, though, and when he sees she has some of that herself, he falls for her.
What is it in women that draws them to bad boys?