Mills and Boon novels have been particularly popular among the girls of my age. They still appeal to many girls and even older ladies. These novels illuminate the perfect male hero from the female perspective. No wonder young girls with a larger than life picture of their prince charming simply love these books. But I have noticed that most girls after reading a few books from this category complain of monotony and boredom. According to some of my friends, one or two books do give you a pretty picture of a poor damsel who is usually demure, pretty and confused about her life until she is swept off her feet by her Prince Charming and they live happily ever after. The hero is always the macho, square jawed, tanned(if he has to be really attractive) sculpted and tall. He is perfect from all aspects and knows how to handle his damsel. Although in some novels of these series the women are shown to be head-strong and career-oriented, ultimately her ice is broken by the heat emanating from the larger than life Prince charming. The men usually are rich and the women are in distress and confused while in certain books you shall find the girl to be a pretty small town girl being wooed by a bad boy with a heart of gold. The steamy scenes are a necessity in such books in order to arouse the interest of the female readership. The idiosyncracies of the female sorority is depicted with clarity and with a little bit of exaggeration. Actually these books cater to the fantasies of the female gender.
No doubt that these books cater to the nondescript life of some female readers but usually the young people start finding them monotonous due to similar charcterisation and similar kind of a plot. I feel there should be some variety but I am being oxymoronic here because I feel that if MIlls and Boon reverts away from its usual romance and portrayal of men and women it shall lose its identity. So a bit of change in characterisation, a bit of twist in the plot and some change in the language shall bring a lot of change to what most young girls think about Mills and Boons.