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Real Life Belle du Jour Gone Wrong (as they often do)

You know how in romance novels, the heroines sometimes go to the brothel and pretend to be a working girl or sometimes they go with the hero? Well, in a real life Belle du Jour case, a Polish man is surprised, to say the least, when he visited a brothel and saw his wife working there. The two are now getting a divorce.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. MB (Leah)
    Dec 31, 2008 @ 13:53:56

    That was a good, if strange, flick.

    I wonder if the man thought of the irony of finding out his wife worked in a brothel by going to a brothel to begin with.

    IMHO, those two deserve each other.

  2. RfP
    Dec 31, 2008 @ 14:48:50

    Yes; the other viewpoint is that the wife was surprised to find her husband was a brothel patron.

  3. Evangeline
    Jan 01, 2009 @ 03:14:35

    Sounds rather akin to Elizabeth Hoyt’s The Raven Prince. lol. However, I could work with a plot like this.

  4. Mistress
    Jan 03, 2009 @ 05:58:57

    Karma is a mean biatch. Stock holders in Monogamy have had a rough time in ’08.

    by Evangeline January 1st, 2009 at 3:14 am
    Sounds rather akin to Elizabeth Hoyt's The Raven Prince. lol. However, I could work with a plot like this.

    You’re right, it is freakishly similar. Gawd I love that book. Guess this goes to show titillating circumstances on the page tend to make for skanky perversions in life, lol.

  5. Ann-Kat
    Jan 03, 2009 @ 12:34:49

    Ouch. I know I shouldn’t be reveling in the misfortune of others, but that twist was just too entertaining not to. Maybe I need to pick up a copy of The Raven Prince. And I’m inclined to agree with Leah: the two deserve each other. LOL

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