No, I'm talking about Bad Boys. Not those sultry, dark, broody types that attract girls like certain substances (that I will not name here) attract flies. (But if you are every interested in finding or picking up some of that substance with a small shovel, I have a whole bunch in my backyard. Have at it!)
I am talking about naughty boys. What IS it about a naughty boy that is just so delightfully compelling? When I was working on a book that had a very, very naughty boy for a character, I pretty much laughed myself to sleep each night. Honestly, it was the most fun I ever had writing. The surprising thing is that I never ran out of naughty ideas for him to enact. Perhaps that is why we love them so much. They do the naughty things that we cannot.
Here are a few of my favorites:
(And congratulations to Allan Woodrow, the creator of Zachary. His book just released this week! Yay!)
So...who is your favorite naughty boy? And you don't have to limit it to one......