Recent books and films have popularized the billionaire, or ridiculously wealthy hero, in contemporary romantic fiction. However, the idea of a wealthy, powerful man as a hero isn't particularly revolutionary. There have always been these characters – whether they be Earls and Dukes in historical romances, or Bruce Wayne aka Batman in comics. A billionaire hero appeals to me for the obvious reason that lots of money facilitates having a good time in especially grand ways in exotic and extraordinary locales, and makes for an entertaining story.
By Miranda Owen, featuring the Beauty and the Brit series.
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