Oh, yes, they can be. Especially when describing Ashton Wright, Nick Arrow, Chris Arrow, and Jamie Gale of The Stick Shift Lips.
They’ve been called heroes, flirts, and loveable scoundrels. More recently, a happy reader has crowned them as the gentleman of rock.
As an author, that makes me very happy for that is exactly how I wanted them perceived. Yet as the writer, these characters we create are so close to our souls, sometimes it’s hard for us to describe them properly. It really does help when readers share their thoughts with us in the form of reviews.