Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A - Z - B (2014)

I'm doing the A to Z Blogging Challenge this year. The basic idea is to blog nearly daily with each day representing a different letter of the alphabet. My entries will be short and book-related.  

B is for...

Just a quick rant, but why are so many heroes in romantic novels extremely wealthy? I understand that money can be a limiting factor for romance (in that a significant amount of money is required to finance some of the grander romantic gestures), but surely it's plausible to write about a successful businessman who doesn't own small islands and a fleet of private planes?

Billionaires are the 'worst' of the bunch because their wealth goes beyond ridiculous. Why do we accept so many in our fiction when it's such an exclusive club in reality? Perhaps the bigger question is how much should reality infringe on romantic fiction....

I find that Harlequin romances are the 'worst offenders' for billionaire romances. Are these just romantic escapism as its most extreme or what?


  1. I think that's a trend in early American literature too. Even the feminist writers - Charlotte Perkins Gilman - for example wrote stories of oppressed weathly women.

    Did you know your word verification is on?

  2. I actually haven't read too many books with billionaire protagonists, so it doesn't bother me. But, if I started seeing it pop up in a lot of books that I was reading, I can see that it would get old fast!

    Finley Jayne