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Subject: Average Heroes
Date Posted: 9/2/2010 8:37 PM ET
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A while ago there was a thread about average heroes, or something similar. I'm reading about one right now. It's a mystery by Rosemary Harris, PUSHING UP DAISIES. The heroine is a 30-something into gardening/landscaping and the hero is a cop, average height (5'8"/5'9") and she describes him as cute but tubby.

From the description I'd think of him as more out of shape than tubby  (he knows his way around a donut). He/she have a slightly rub-the-wrong-way getting-to-know-you period but you know what happens. The book is set in Connecticut along the shore. Very good. First of 3 books so far.


Date Posted: 9/3/2010 12:18 AM ET
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(he knows his way around a donut).

Sounds like a great guy!  My kinda guy!

Date Posted: 9/3/2010 8:57 AM ET
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okey dokey my library has this one so I requested it LOL!

Date Posted: 9/3/2010 10:05 AM ET
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That actually sounds kind of endearing, lol. I can't recall ever reading a romance novel where the hero was described as a little tubby. I love geeky/awkward/shy heroes as well.

Date Posted: 9/3/2010 12:06 PM ET
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I would love that! I love me some tubby guys.

Date Posted: 9/3/2010 12:07 PM ET
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I hadn't bothered to look it up before, but just noticed it's a mystery, so the chances of our library having it were much better. They do!