Friday, May 27, 2016

Billionaires, Millionaires and other fantasy men

Don't get me wrong. In real life, I love brainy men who I can have a conversation with far more than a big muscular guy. My own husband is into Medical Physics. If you don't know what that is, I didn't either when I met him.

Yet in romance novels, my fall back stories to read when I want to unwind are always these men who can take their woman anywhere and do anything with. Money is no longer an object.

So I don't understand my obsession with the rich guys, except to say romance novels are about fantasy. And one day I would like to be swept off on a helicopter myself and flown somewhere incredibly romantic.

And in the billionaire romance novels I read, the guy is essentially prince charming. Once in a while he's rough around the edges but the love of a heroine always pulls him out of his former bad attitude. In the end the two get to live happy-ever-after and not worry about the little things like 'the mortgage' or 'car payment.'

Perhaps it's psychological on my part why these stories draw me in and not stories of firemen. I don't quite know what that says about me, but either way I hope other romance readers agree. Billionaires are HOT in romance novels (they don't look like Bill Gates) and we don't have to be ashamed of this.

Author Bio:

Victoria Pinder grew up in Irish Catholic Boston before moving to the Miami sun. She’s worked in engineering, then became a lawyer. But after passing the bar and practicing very little, she realized that she hated the practice of law. During all this time, she always wrote stories to entertain herself or calm down. When she sat down to see what skill she had that matched what she enjoyed doing, writing became so obvious.  She is bold, and brainy like her characters. Her website is 



  1. LOL, at least you have a fondness for writing heroes that readers are fond of. It could be worse. You could only want to write about heroes who study snakes in South America (although I'm sure someone is writing a series about such hunks as we speak)

  2. I like to write about rich heroes, too.