He’s hoping she’ll stay longer. Perhaps he’s hoping for a bit more, but for crying out loud, isn’t that what makes him wonderful!?
Even the most secure, modern woman still wants the man to do the asking. It shows her you’ve got what it takes to overcome fear.
We can’t help but find satisfaction in a hero fulfilling his role as provider, protector and lover. It resonates with something in the DNA of a woman’s soul knowing she’s safe and surrounded by a man who’s love for her stands the test of time.
The modern woman is still attracted to the old handsome—a man’s physical lines and edges—but she also requires a bit more than killer abs and ochre eyes.
The romance genre is vast. Everything from sweet to spicy, epic to eye-roll.