But I'm with Beth Revis here - it's not the physical descriptions that make characters hot. In fact, in my writing, I try to describe the beauty and brawn only as much as necessary.Only I know exactly what my characters look like in my head.
Why? Because what's attractive to me may not be attractive to someone else. And, in most cases more importantly, the way a character acts speaks louder than how a character looks.
Those are pretty much the only physical descriptions of them in the book.
Now, here's part of a scene I wrote between them that does not appear in the book. (Let's just call it character study, okay?)
Slowly, Daniel turns his head to me, and I laugh out loud, then throw my arms around his neck. His arms circle my body in response, and joy and excitement flood me all at once. I pull back just enough to look at him, and he whispers, "You did it. You really did it."
"We did it," I say, and the joy of it all propels me forward, and I crush my lips against his. I pull back after a second, cheeks flushing crimson, and look down.
I can't believe I did that.
I freeze, wait for him to stop, to push away, to finally tell me after all these years that he doesn’t feel the same way. But he deepens the kiss, takes a deep breath in through his nose, pulls my body closer to his.
Daniel's hands tremble against my waist. My breath shudders out of my chest. The space between us, or what's left of it, is so charged that I can hardly believe this is real. It must be a dream. It must, it must, and if I don't wake up now, my heart will fly out of my chest and drag me out of sleep.
But then his lips move to each of my eyes, then my jaw, then my neck, and I know that my heart couldn't possibly go faster than it is now. Yet he's still kissing me, and my body still aches to be even closer to his.
Now. Do you have a picture of these two in your head? Yes? Good. So do I. One of the below pictures matches up with my idea of each of them, but any could work given the descriptions.
So, take a look.What do Leni and Daniel look like TO YOU?