Today we're pleased to welcome author Jasmine Haynes to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Jasmine's latest release, The Naughty Corner, has an older heroine—the aunt to two rambunctious nephews—who enrolls the troublesome two into football camp—and then has to suffer the consequences meted out by the hot coach every time they misbehave. Jasmine is here to share why older heroines can be better (and hotter!). Thanks, Jasmine!
So really, what woman would kick George Clooney out of bed? Or Tom Cruise? How about Sean Bean in Game of Thrones? Or Johnny Depp in any movie he’s ever done? I watched him in his first role, Nightmare on Elm Street, on my honeymoon in England. Depp was a little hottie even back then. But he’s much better now, in my opinion.
What do these actors have in common? They’re all over 50. Does younger mean better? I say not. Some of my sexiest heroes are 50 or very close to it. Like fine wine, some things get better with time!
I write about older men because I prefer them, too. I’m no spring chicken myself! They do say you should write what you know…but I’ve got a higher purpose to it all. I often have readers tell me they enjoy the fact that I write about older couples. I want to proudly declare that sex isn’t just for the younger generation. You don’t hit some age barrier and suddenly, poof, desire simply ends. There are benefits to being more mature that people might not think of. As we get older, we grow more sexually confident. We’re willing to try new things. I believe we’re also more accepting of our own physical flaws. If I don’t want to see the wrinkles on my face, I just take off my glasses! It reminds me of the saying “Don’t sweat the small stuff.” All those things we used to be so worried about don’t seem as important anymore. And sex is exercise! (And a whole lot more fun than a spin class…)