There is nothing "intrinsically" masculine there. Plus, she is a cleric not a noble princess.
I don't see it either, but a sweetheart she is not.
When Lae'zel gets in the mood, she will supposedly spin 3 times to the right then jump in the nearest sleeping bag...whatever. They have so far missed the mark completely in the female preference camp.
Yes I know...there will be more, but this is surely not putting their best foot forward.
"Romance" for me, has never been a huge deal. I have enjoyed some stories where I have connect to the characters for sure...more like a seance of "I will miss this group" at the end.
The characters overall seem very interesting (including NPCs). I can't wait for early access myself, just not planning on "personal connection", so I know I won't be disappointed.