Yeah, you know you’re jealous. Yes, Han Solo is mine, all mine! Too bad ladies!
What is it about the bad boy? Or, excuse me, you know the word as well as I do…scoundrel. Didn’t you’re heart just melt in ‘Empire’ when he held Leia’s hands and whispered those lines? “You like me because I’m a scoundrel. There haven’t been enough scoundrels in your life.” Mine did. But, Han Solo is a scoundrel with a heart of gold.
I never understood why some girls fell for Luke Skywalker. (Sorry Luke, besides Jedi aren’t supposed to get busy, right?) I mean really, from the minute I laid my ten-year-old eyes on that tall Corellian pirate, I was lost. He’s the badass smart ass who saves the day. Sure, Luke blew up the Death Star, but he would be toast at the hands of his Dad if Han hadn’t come back to the fight to knock Darth Vader’s TIE fighter out into space.
Han stays with the Rebellion, because of Leia. Because of love.
Every woman. Okay…almost every woman wants to be the one to reform the bad boy and turn him to good. Isn’t that the plot of so many romances, no matter what the subgenre? We love it, we eat it up. Yes, my hand is raised just as high as yours. Guilty! Han Solo is smooth and sexy, how could Leia not fall for him?
We love the romance hero and project ourselves into the plot to let a little of the extraordinary into our lives. How many times have you pictured yourself in the role of the heroine on the pages, swept along on the adventure? That is the hallmark of the best storytelling, losing yourself in the tale. You want to find some of that magic for yourself.
I fell in love with my husband because he is smartass, a badass if he needs to be, and yeah, he does have a heart of gold. I’ll tell you a secret…he babytalks our animals, all of them: the two dogs, three cats AND the chickens. How could I not fall in love with him?
So who is your Han Solo? Or pick your favorite romantic hero. He may not be a smuggler piloting a starship, but if you’ve found each other, if you love each other and your lives together, then you’ve found your hero.
How did he win you?