I'm struggling with describing a couple of my characters physically. I've got fairly good images of them in my head, but I'm having trouble putting those descriptions into the story without it sounding like a stats sheet. It is a romance of sorts, but I'm trying to avoid veering too far into Harlequin "His muscles rippled beneath the bonds of his....gaak, no." My female character is 5'2" (~156 cm), 115 pounds (52 kilos) mostly flat muscle as she's a rock climber, short, spiky blond hair, probably blue eyes. My male character is modeled in my mind after a younger Matthew McConaughey (remember, romance, cut me some slack ) from around EdTV / Contact era, about 6 feet (180 cm), curly hair, well muscled but not bulky (skydiver/wingsuit flyer) possibly some tattoos. Here's where I'm at, any suggestions you could offer me would be much appreciated: Thanks for looking.