Now that I'm on summer break from the day job, I’ve been reading a lot more than usual, and it’s gotten me thinking. Romanceland seems to have an inordinate number of heroes who are policemen, doctors, firemen, sheiks, princes, or billionaire tycoons of some sort.
Of course, it’s easy to see why this is the case. Jobs like policeman, doctor, and fireman are professions that help society and can be heroic in their own right. Plus, hello?
Sheiks, billionaire tycoons, and princes all have an air of mystery and fantasy about them. I mean, how many hot young billionaires are actually running around looking for wives? Probably not too many, but it’s fun to fantasize.
Recently, I’ve read quite a few books featuring men with jobs that were a bit more ordinary—chef, bookstore owner, accountant, teacher…I personally enjoyed the touch of realism that came from the hero having a more mundane job.
What do you think? Do you prefer an exciting job for romance heroes (Navy SEAL, anyone)? Are some jobs hotter than others?
Are there any jobs that you would see as a turnoff?
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