I recently finished a novel I had picked up from the book store. In the beginning of the book the main character was in love with Man#1. They have known each other for years and have only gotten as far as second base...no further. Shortly after the story the began the main character was kidnapped by Man#2 and was under his custody for 95% of the book. She(MC) was still thinking about Man#1 and was hoping that he would rescue her. Overtime she(MC) was falling in love with Man#2 and was trying to excuse it by calling it stockholm syndrome. It was revealed that she was growing distant from Man#1 because he was afraid of making a commitment with a girl that is not his kind. Man#2 was in love with her from the start and was willing to take a chance with her. End of the book, MC chose Man#2. Even with all her injuries she accumulated from either escape or from others hurting her, Man#2 had an ability to heal her. Here is my big question. Why would a Girl/Woman/Female, fall in love with a Boy/Man/Male who is considered as a rebel, bad boy when she already has something perfect or close to perfect? Inadequacies in the "perfect" relationship could justify the means. What makes the bad boy persona so intriguing?