Tropes, Stereotypes, and Clichés
Men in Suits
I have to say that I am getting tired of reading about alpha males in the corporate world in romance novels. I am seeing so many romance heroes who run "Alpha Enterprises" or "Alpha Industries." I get it--a well-dressed man has style and security, and it's like a modern version of the fairy tale prince. But what about some other professions? Chef (with tattoos?)? Astronauts? Start up founder in a hoodie? Inventor? Farmer? Winemaker? I could definitely get into a series that takes place at a winery . . . (Only halfway kidding . . .)
Who has an idea for the next big trope for romance heroes?
At Perry: Yes, exactly!
Though I won't touch a boiled egg unless it's been boiled for 15 minutes. But I definitely appreciate it when someone knows how to cook properly.
I got your Chef over here! Also? Bikers. (It's not a profession I guess but
still--Bikers! Yay!) I'm all about Chefs being the next big thing. Have you
seen a guy in a chef coat? *fans self* (*whisper* They can also /cook/ for you.... )
(edited because I got ahead of myself and had to fix a typo.)
--edited by DianaRoseWilson on 7/23/2015, 3:16 PM--
Yes, I *have* seen a guy in a chef coat . . . I married one!
Best. Decision. Ever.