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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The bad boy appeal

I wrote the original version of this post while Lost was still on the air.
I watched the season premiere of Lost last night. Sawyer, the con man, is one of my favorite objects o’lust. He makes me hot in ways I can only begin to describe. Every week my husband asks me what I see in him (are you blind?) and other than the obvious fact that he’s gorgeous, the most appealing thing about Sawyer is that he’s a bad boy.
Yes, Sawyer and all bad boys can be pretty dangerous, but there is just something about them that makes many women wet, not just me. Let me see if I can explain why a bad boy appeals to me.
·         No strings attached. A bad boy is not marriage material. He’s not even relationship material. He is raw sex.
·         He’s dangerous. You don’t know what kind of trouble he’s going to start, but you can bet it’s gonna be a thrill ride.
·         You can’t control him. He doesn’t ask you what you like in bed. He tells you. Sometimes he doesn’t even tell you. Talk is overrated.
·         He doesn’t make love or have sex with you. He fucks you. He fucks you well.
·         He’s not afraid to get a little rough. A broken bed frame and a bruise or two means you had a good night.
Austin Sinclair, from Tell Me You Want Me, is a charming bad boy.  Playful and fun, his only threat to you is losing your heart.  His naughty personality was inspired by my husband.  Jack Wheeler, from Secret Storm, is a man with a secret past. Potentially dangerous when he loses control, he has a few bad boy moments—in the shower with Sara, for example.
Why is all that appealing? Bad boys appeal to my sexual nature at its most basic level. Primitive, animal, urgent.
I know there’s more, but I’m finding it hard to think straight at the moment. ;-) Who is your favorite bad boy?


  1. Cody Canada. MMmmmm, baby! (And wait till you read Make or Break!)

  2. My fave bad boy of all time is Vishous from JR Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Holy shit, that dude is HAWT!

    Remind me one day to tell you my deep dark secret about Sawyer. :-)

  3. @KendallGrey, I gotta hear that story about Sawyer!

  4. I've never been the bad boy type, but they sure are pretty to look at, aren't they? There should be laws against guys like that having shirts. Unf.

  5. @SM Reine No shirts and dripping wet. That'd get my vote.

  6. If I were into boys, I'd probably go for the bad ones! Something about a guy who doesn't give a damn about relationships, will throw you around a little, and make you ride him like a pony, well...ahem...sorry! Lost my train of thought! Oh, liked the Spike pic, too! :)

  7. @Lisa I'm sorry, you were saying something? Oh, yeah...ponies. ;)

  8. I love this guy in YA novels . . . if he changes in the end. But in real life, they rarely change. So far, they haven't been in the romance books I've read. No idea why.

  9. @Stina, Bad boys are much more fun in fiction than they are in real life.