The hero of my current WIP, Jeremy Turner has a thing for blondes. And brunettes. And redheads ain’t bad either. Only thing he doesn’t do is love. When his fiancée was killed in the Jaguar he’d been driving, he swore he’d never love again. Doesn’t mean he’s against making love though. Chasing tail has become a sport he could get a college scholarship for. It means though that he’s a little insensitive. No, that’s not quite true, he’s very sensitive, he doesn’t intentionally hurt anyone, and he’s always upfront that fun is fun and love is…for other people. His reputation has been carefully built up. EVERYONE knows that he’s a player with a Capital P. Yet somehow, sensitive types come flocking to his door.
Or something like that…I’d written Jeremy doing the wild thing with all and sundry, his only regret being the virgins he’d deflowered and the hurt they’d poured all over him like cold tea. Virginal hurt, you understand, that came from realizing Jeremy really was a player and that there really wasn’t going to be any happy ever after.
In all other areas; backing up colleagues, sorting out kerfuffle’s, supporting his baby sister, Jeremy’s a top bloke. But someone told me his don’t ask don’t tell policy over virginity was a shag too far in this world of contemporary romance. So, as ya’ll probably know better than me, can you tell me, can a hero pop a few cherries and still be a hero? Or if he does share a girls first time, does she have to be the one and only – even if he only finds out later on.