Over the weekend I read several paranormal romances. Mostly they had shifters and vampires and other things that go bump in the night. In every single one of them at some point, things between the hero and heroine heat up. The hero inevitably gets all fangy with weird glowing eyes and maybe starts to grow fur and in the midst of this changing, he growls to the heroine, "Don't run!"
Is he crazy?
What self respecting woman is going to hang around? Of course if she also gets fangy and hairy then I suppose she's used to the idea, but really... mostly, that's not happening.
Shouldn't he sort of prepare her ahead of time? Maybe give her a partial demo so she doesn't freak out when Mr. Yum-Yum turns into the Hairy Hulk? What kind of nonsense is that?
And she always stays there. No matter how freaky he gets, she hangs around panting and lusting and waiting for him to take her up against the wall. Nevermind that he sort of punches holes in the drywall while he's doing that. Sure and my landlord wouldn't have a problem with that at all.
Shazaam! You wouldn't see me for the dust. Seriously. When some naked dude with fangs and inch long claws starts stalking my way, well love is grand, but every woman for herself. Run!!!