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Jyndral
09-07-2004, 08:33 AM
I've heard of some things your hero cannot be in a romance. One of them is a thief. In the romance that I mentioned that I have almost finished, the hero is a thief.

What do you think?

In a romance, can your hero be a thief?

ritinrider
09-07-2004, 09:44 AM
Jyn - I voted, but thought you needed my $.02 anyway. I think the rules have changed, and of course it would depend on how the thief part worked into the story.

Nita

veingloree
09-07-2004, 02:37 PM
Well they can *certainly be a highwayman (Dick Turpin) or gentleman safe-cracker (Raffles, the Baron). :heart

Jyndral
09-07-2004, 11:19 PM
Nita,

You remember Satin? The thief in question is Deverell. :)

If you don't remember Satin, well..... Maybe I need to send it to you to refresh your memory? :lol

~Jen

Jyndral
09-10-2004, 08:07 AM
Yay! A no-vote. :lol

ElonnaT
09-11-2004, 07:20 AM
Nora Roberts has done this in a book called Hot Ice

macalicious731
09-13-2004, 02:00 AM
As far as I'm concerned, when it comes to writing story, there are no "cannots." I mean, really, if somebody didn't break the first "rule," everyone book would be the same.

Jyndral
09-13-2004, 08:51 AM
Elonna,

I didn't know that. I'll have to check that one out. I like some of Nora's stuff. I like her JD Robb stuff better, though. :)


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Mac,

Good point. :)

~Jen

ElonnaT
09-13-2004, 09:50 AM
I like both the NR books and JDR books. Hot Ice was not one of my favorites, but it was ok. Yours will be better I am sure :)

Writing Again
09-18-2004, 04:35 AM
If I thot there were an absolute rule against it I would sit right down and write one.

If it is good enough for Agatha Christie to do it is good enough for me to try.

nolabohemian
09-22-2004, 09:25 AM
Thieves get to be sexy and suave and where black leather. Think Plunkett and McClean. Also, Robin Hood is excellent fodder for, and ancestor of, a lot of romance.

Jyndral
10-14-2004, 07:23 AM
Hee. Sexy, suave, and wear black leather.

That describes Dev (the hero that prompted the question, in Satin's book, mentioned above to Nita) pretty well.

Well.....

Except for the leather part. He's more .... I dunno.... Well, sorta leather *and* silk. :lol

~Jen

Betty W01
01-17-2005, 10:08 PM
There is a thief romantic hero in Elizabeth Peters' books, well done, too. Actually, two - Sethos, in the Amelia Peabody books, and another one in the Vicky books (in which the heroine is an art historian, I think). Can you tell which series is my favorite?

maestrowork
01-23-2005, 10:47 AM
Thieves make wonderful heroes. What of Robin Hood? The Thief of Bagdad, etc. (OK, so they're not romance heroes, but still...)

dkuhn
01-23-2005, 11:35 PM
"Bad boys" are always irresistable.

8)

Solatium
02-08-2005, 07:04 PM
It never before occurred to me to think about it.

As a reader, I tend to go into a book without preconceptions -- sometimes without even reading the back cover. Knowing the genre, I trust that the hero will turn out to be a nice guy, whatever his social or moral defects. So, from my point of view, I suppose that's a qualified "yes."