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A request for help please

I need to ask for a little assistance from any of you that will share your opinion. I am looking for recommendations of leading men in classic literature who were great romantics and lovers. I am working on a new story and I want the leading lady to have an infatuation with these classic characters. The problem is that I don’t know these stories for that element.

I know that romance as a genre provides a lot of different things, but I am looking for the famous literature. As an example, if I wanted to find a character who had a cunning, and unparalleled mind, I could mention Sherlock Holmes.

So, what leading characters, in what books, do you recommend as scorching lovers, even if the story doesn’t describe the encounter in detail? My characters imagination can do the work, but I need the names to drop as fodder for her imagination.

If you could please help, then thank you in advance. Feel free to comment or message me. However you feel comfortable answering.

L. E. White

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  1. June 22, 2015 at 1:40 PM

    I’m not sure how much this will help, but your post brought to mind Gone With the Wind and Little Women.

  2. June 22, 2015 at 1:55 PM

    That is exactly the kind of thing I am after. Thank you.

  3. July 15, 2015 at 8:20 AM

    Oh, I was going to say Gone with the Wind! Good one. I read a lot of this sort of literature years ago, but somehow couldn’t think of the men’s names on my own. But, look what I found! Everything she says, I say too 😉 http://blog.hpb.com/hpb-blog/2012/2/3/10-heartthrobs-of-literature.html

    • July 15, 2015 at 1:45 PM

      Thank you, that link is a great help.

      I was writing this as a short story submission for a 6K max anthology, but it has passed that and isn’t finished yet. I am currently taking the time to finish it in this short form before deciding if it should be re-written with the intention of being novel length.

      An erotic, lesbian and fetish, romantic horror story in the Lovecraftian tradition? I don’t know for sure, but it feels like a story that will go longer than what I currently have. Only time will tell.

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