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Romance, Aussie Style, by Tanya Kean
When you think of romance do you think of hunky men with ripped abs, sexy smiles and come-to-bed eyes? I know I do. And when I think of Aussie heartthrobs, Chris Hemsworth, Hugh Jackman, Heath Ledger, and Sam Worthington immediately come to mind. The quintessential Aussie romantic hero. The bronzed, blue-eyed, athletic, surfer boy next door.
Keeping it Real
There’s a fine line between cheesy and romantic. Aussie guys get this and are the masters of understated romantic gestures, bordering on non-existent. You would never see an Aussie guy jumping on a couch declaring his undying love for you. If he did, you would question his sanity and run a mile in the other direction.
Australian men don’t give a damn about what they’re supposed to do when it comes to showing their love. They’re more than happy to surprise you with flowers, but not on Valentine’s Day (too cliché), and will murmur sweet heartfelt words of love in your ear (during the game’s half time break). Sure, Aussie blokes might lack some airs and graces, but at least women always know where they stand.
Australian men are friendly and open, no matter whose company they’re in. They will strike up a conversation with just about anyone, whether it’s a stranger on the street or a major celebrity. They have a low tolerance for pomposity.
If a woman is fun loving, chilled and genuine that’s pretty much all that matters. Aussie guys are adventurous by nature. They also tend to have a relaxed sense of humor, which makes them exciting, as well as fun to be around. They love to laugh and don’t tend to take life’s hardships too seriously; they simply enjoy life.
So, does the stereotype really exist?
Of course it does. Those blue eyed, buff, hotties are everywhere. Beaches, offices, pubs and bars. Australian women might love a French accent, or an Italian fawning over them, but when it comes to settling down with the man of your dreams give me an honest, down-to-earth man every time. Those men won’t be more into themselves than you, they will treat you like the princess you deserve to be, and, they are super-hot as well.
How romantic, and I have the evidence to prove it. This image is of my wedding day December 1995. Yes, that is my very own crazy, fun-loving Aussie husband dressed as a panda!
Genre Contemporary Anthology
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): My story – PG
When Amy runs into the office shy-guy at a Renaissance Faire, she is amazed to find a sexy hunk beneath his tunic. And while she has no interest in falling in love, she can’t help but adore the man who really is a knight in shining armour.
Where to buy Love Sabre
Publisher Boroughs Publishing Group http://boroughspublishinggroup.com/books/love-sabre
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Tanya Kean writes historical romance filled with smart, passionate, unconventional heroines who are the feminists of their time. Writing about ordinary woman doing extraordinary things, she shines the spotlight on the forgotten women of history. She has self-published several short stories and novellas, and is featured in various anthologies. Tanya is currently completing her Regency trilogy, and has commenced work on her multi-layered romance set in Australia during the swinging sixties, a time of sexual revolution that changed women forever.
She lives in Brisbane with her husband, two wild teenage daughters and an ever-changing assortment of animals. A restless spirit, she is constantly planning her next travel destination and if she wasn’t a writer, she would spend her days travelling the world as a tour guide.
Although her stories are aimed at empowering women, she is a romantic at heart so there is always a happily ever after for her characters.
Image credits: couple http://dq1eylutsoz4u.cloudfront.net wedding photo by the author