I’ve been writing about a male character who isn’t really very nice. He has an agenda. He’s rough and ready and he has a history of treating women badly. He’s done bad, bad things in the pursuit of money. He’s beyond a bad boy. He’s someone you’d avoid because he’s too complicated and given the chance you would be hard pushed wanting to try and understand him let alone like him. He has no plans to redeem himself. Why should he? He’s a taker. He’s mean. He’s violent. He had a bad childhood but that's not an excuse. There’s nothing the slightest bit heroic about him. He is who he is and he doesn't give a crap if anyone doesn't like it.
So, can this man fall in love? What woman would want him? Why would she want him? He has no plans to redeem himself. He’s a taker. He’s mean. He’s violent. Yet, I really have to help him sort himself out.
Yeah... someone's bound to fall in love with the bastard.